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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Head Writer A.D. Miles Exits

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A.D. Miles, head writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, who has been with the host since the launch of his late-night show, is stepping down after eight years of working with Fallon. Miles will be moving back to Los Angeles, along with his wife and two daughters, to pursue other opportunities as an actor and writer for film and the half-hour format, which also includes an animated movie with Jimmy Fallon. “Riding Jimmy Fallon's coattails for the past eight… Read

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‘Justice League’, ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Aquaman’ Fire Up Audience For Warner Bros – CinemaCon

The packed audience inside Caesars Palace for Warner Bros’ presentation were jazzed over the peeks they got from the studio on its D.C. Comic-based films — Justice League, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Director Zack Snyder joined Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher on stage to plug the highly anticipated Justice League. Synder said it all started with a phone call. “I got a call from producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas asking me how do… Read

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Fright Franchise ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Blumhouse-Bound?

For months, there have been rumors that Warner Bros/New Line would put into turnaround Five Nights At Freddys, a thriller that is basically is the tale of a night security guard terrorized by animatronic robots at a Chuck E Cheese-like restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It had been developed at the studio with Gil Kenan once attached to direct, with David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame Smith and Roy Lee the producers. The studio pulled it back from turnaround a few… Read

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WGA Says It’s Ready To Return To Bargaining Table

UPDATE with more info: Responding to press inquiries, the WGA says it's willing to return to the bargaining table "whenever the AMPTP is ready to meet and invites us back" – even as WGA leaders are urging their members to authorize a strike. The talks for a new film and TV contract broke off Thursday, and even though both sides have committed to returning to the bargaining table post-haste, just how far apart they remain is evidenced by the fact they can't even agree… Read

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Harrison Ford Says His Clothes From Original 1982 Film Still Fit In ‘Blade Runner 2049’ – CinemaCon

Sony had a trailer, and Warner Bros. came to CinemaCon with a mesmerizing behind the scenes featurette of Blade Runner 2049 with more shock and awe visuals, complete with the cast and behind-the-scenes team talking about the sequel to Ridley Scott’s R-rated 1982 sci-fi noir. In the featurette, which Warner Bros. isn’t dropping yet, Harrison Ford says, “It’s fun to play a character 30 years later and trying on old clothes and luckily they still fit.” Thirteen-Oscar nominee… Read

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CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller On Medical Leave Through Upfronts

CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller is taking a medical leave after suffering what he characterized as a “mild heart attack”. He is “on track for a full recovery” but will be out for the rest of pilot season, returning at the end of May, after the upfronts. Geller just made the announcement internally in a memo. (you can read it below the post). In an accompanying email to the company staff, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said that there will be no designated interim… Read

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Christopher Nolan Shows Off ‘Dunkirk’, Says “The Only Way To Carry You Through” The Film Is At A Theater – CinemaCon

Christopher Nolan, writer-director of the British war film Dunkirkwhich bows from Warner Bros on July 21, reached out to the exhibition industry today at CinemaCon to say ow important the theatrical experience is to his vision of the film. His comments seemed to fly in the face of Warner Bros president of worldwide marketing and distribution Sue Kroll, who earlier in the presentation warned attendees that consumers want other options outside of theatrical exhibition. In… Read

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‘Annabelle 2’ Now Titled ‘Annabelle: Creation’ – CinemaCon

The news coming out of the Warner BrosCinemaCon session today is that their horror sequel Annabelle 2, a spinoff of The Conjuring series, is now titled Annabelle: Creation. The New Line pic, directed by David F. Sandberg, opens August 11 and centers on a doll that is part of a story told by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The entire Conjuring franchise including Annabelle has generated $895 million at the global box… Read

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John Doman Joins ‘Hard Powder’; Alessandra Ambrosio Returns For ‘Daddy’s Home’ Sequel

Gotham actor John Doman has come aboard Hans Petter Moland’s Hard Powder from Michael Shamberg and StudioCanal. It stars Liam Neeson as Nels who, seeking revenge for his murdered son, gets entangled in a turf war between a local gangster and a Native American mafia boss. Emmy Rossum and Laura Dern also co-star in the film, which was written by Frank Baldwin. In addition, Doman has landed a series regular role in Season 2 of the Epix series Berlin Station, produced by… Read

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Sue Kroll On Windows Elephant In The Room: “We Need To Address The Challenges Of The Marketplace” – CinemaCon

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Warner Bros worldwide distribution and marketing chief Sue Kroll, while praising how successful the theatrical business is during Warner Bros’ CinemaCon session, spoke about what’s been on everyone’s minds here at the confab: The future of changing windows and the means by which people consume content. "Everyone in this room is facing challenges and opportunities — it’s being talked about in the hallways and meeting rooms this week,” said Kroll, without calling out… Read

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Lindsey Kraft To Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Living Biblically’

Lindsey Kraft is set as the female lead opposite Jay R. Ferguson in the CBS comedy pilot Living Biblically, from The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki and Warner Bros TV. Based on A.J. Jacobs' bestselling book The Year of Living Biblically, the project, written by Patrick Walsh and directed by Andy Ackerman, centers on Chip (Ferguson), a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live according to the Bible. Kraft will play Chip’s (Ferguson) wife Leslie… Read

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Amazon Tuning Grateful Dead TV Series; ‘Straight Outta Compton’s Jonathan Herman To Write

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio’s passion for The Grateful Dead will extend beyond the four-hour Amir Bar Lev-directed feature documentary Long Strange Trip that it acquired at Sundance last January. Also in the works, say sources: a biographical TV series that will be written by Jonathan Herman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his Straight Outta Compton script about the formation of seminal hip-hop group N.W.A. Herman will adapt the untitled series based on Home Befor… Read