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’15:17 To Paris’ Rating Changed To PG-13 After Appeal

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood has successfully appealed the rating for Warner Bros’ upcoming movie The 15:17 to Paris, which had originally been classified with an R-rating. It now will be PG-13. The decision came yesterday, according to the Classification and Rating appeals board. CARA originally rated Eastwood’s terrorism drama R “for a sequence of violence and bloody images.” The new language: rated PG-13 for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and… Read

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Sony Intl Boards Pablo Trapero’s ‘La Quietud’ With Edgar Ramirez, Bérénice Bejo

Sony Pictures International Productions is moving into Argentina with its first local-language co-production there, La Quietud. The film hails from Pablo Trapero who won the Silver Lion Best Director prize in Venice with 2015’s El Clan. Sony Pictures Releasing International has taken all distribution rights to La Quietud in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and the U.S., as well as TV rights in Latin America. The thriller stars Martina Gusmán, Bérénice Bejo and Edgar… Read

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Amazon Sets ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ For May Release

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will release Gus Van Sant’s biopic drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot on May 11. Pic is based on the memoir by John Callahan. He became paralyzed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. Joaquin Phoenix plays Callahan. It’s one of two Amazon movies the three-time Oscar nominee has next year in addition to the April crime noir You Were Never Really Here. It’s also Phoenix’s second next spring with Rooney… Read

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Guillermo Del Toro On ‘The Shape Of Water’: “We Were Not Designing A Monster, We Were Designing A Leading Man” – The Contenders Video

Guillermo Del Toro

As should be clear by now, monsters are anything but monstrous to Guillermo del Toro, whose Venice hit The Shape of Water from Fox Searchlight portrays the surreal love affair between mute military-base cleaning woman Elisa (Sally Hawkins) and a captured psychedelic fish-man (Doug Jones) against the backdrop of Cold War America. "To me, monsters are different from anyone," said the Mexican director at Deadline's seventh annual The Contenders awards-season event last… Read

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Hannah Marks, Dylan Sprouse, Liana Liberato To Star In Comedy ‘Banana Split’ For American High

EXCLUSIVE: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency star Hannah Marks wrote and will star in the indie high comedy Banana Split, along with The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alum Dylan Sprouse and Liana Liberato (If I Stay, 1 Mile to You). Mickey Liddell and Jeremy Garelick's newly formed company, American High, is fully financing the movie, which is currently shooting in Syracuse, New York. Cinematographer Ben Kasulke is marking his feature directorial debut with this film… Read

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FBC To Stick With Entertainment Shows, Disney To Lease Fox Digs, Big Severance Packages Offered: Merger Fallout Updates

Fox Studios

21st Century Fox employees found themselves divided today following the news of the $52.4 billion Disney-Fox deal. Some, who work for the movie and film studio, FX, National Geographic and regional sports networks, may be Disney-bound, with those who are at Fox Broadcasting, the 28 owned stations, Fox News and sports-focused FS1 and FS2, are staying put at what has been billed as “New Fox.” While they will continue to work in close proximity — New Fox will remain based in… Read

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20th Century Fox Film Side: Sadness, Uncertainty & Fear With News Of Disney Merger

Disney Fox Hollywood

Refresh for updates In the wake of Fox Networks Group town hall, Deadline is hearing that the company edict on the Pico Blvd lot is business as usual, however, that is hardly what rank and file staffers are feeling. Fear, uncertainty and a sadness is the order of the day; since the news hit, we hear that the company morale is low and there is a feeling of defeat, especially on the film side. “It’s clear to me now that the split off from New Corp and then the subsequent… Read

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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules In Party-Line Vote

Net Neutrality

The FCC has just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules put into place by the Obama Administration. The vote, as expected was 3-2 along party lines. The move effectively trashed the rules that require Internet providers like Comcast or AT&T to treat all web traffic equally. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai framed the vote as a return to the bipartisan Internet regulation stance that prevailed before 2015, when the Democratic-led commission imposed net neutrality rules. "Americans… Read

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In Another Partisan Vote, FCC Moves Closer To Eliminating Local TV Ownership Cap

In another boost to major station owners like Sinclair and Fox, yet another partisan vote by the Republican-controlled FCC moved the commission a step closer to raising or eliminating the 39% ownership cap. The National Television Multiple Ownership Rule, which passed 3-2 today, won’t get nearly the same amount of attention as the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules earlier in the same meeting. But it has the potential to dramatically reshape the media landscape, not… Read

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Net Neutrality Repeal Reactions: Hollywood, Politicians & Others Vent Their Anger; A Few Heap Their Praise

Refresh for updates… The vote is in: The FCC has repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules, which Republican Chairman Ajit Pai prefers we call his “Restore Internet Freedom Order.” Predictably, Hollywood, the broader entertainment industry and many Democratic politicians aren’t happy about today’s 3-2 party-line vote by the FCC, and many are posting their gripes on social media while some are supporting the “reclassification of the Internet.” Here is a… Read

Awardsline

DGA To Honor Dwight Williams & Jim Tanker With Service Awards

DGA Awards Winners List

The Directors Guild has set longtime DGA members Dwight Williams and Jim Tanker to receive lifetime achievement awards, with the honors to be presented at the 70th annual DGA Awards on February 3 at the Beverly Hilton. Williams will receive the 2018 Frank Capra Achievement Award, given to an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in recognition of career achievement and service to the guild. Tanker will receive the 2018 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award… Read

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‘Kingsman’ Creator Says Disney Merger Bad For Fox, OK For ‘X-Men’ Reboot

Mark Millar

Now safely ensconced at Netflix, Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar today took aim at the $66 billion mega-merger between The Walk Disney Company and 21st Century Fox for the latter's film and TV assets, including those lucrative Marvel licenses to the likes of Deadpool and The X-Men. In a twitter storm, the one-time writer for The Avengers, Civil War and X-Men comics bluntly said that he thought the deal was "good for Disney, bad for Fox as extra levels of… Read