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Dirk Hoogstra’s Digital Venture Triton City Entertainment Brings In Anthony Macbain As New Partner, Reveals First Concept Art

Former History General Manager Dirk Hoogstra has brought in a new partner at Triton City Entertainment, the digital venture he launched last year, tapping former Rockstar Games Director of Illustration, Anthony Macbain, as Director of Illustration. Macbain will work closely with previously announced Art Director and GM, Paul Weil. Triton City Entertainment, which used crowdsourcing for its initial funding, is focused on creating intellectual property in sci-fi, fantasy… Read

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‘True Detective’: Brandon Flynn & Michael Graziadei Set To Recur In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series

Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) and Michael Graziadei (Good Girls Revolt) are set to recur in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's HBO crime anthology series True Detective, starring Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher. The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. As with the breakout original… Read

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Duplass Brothers Ink Big Netflix Movie Deal

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Netflix and filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass have signed a worldwide rights deal that will see the brothers’ next four movies stream exclusively on the streaming service. The first film in the deal is a comedic drama starring Ray Romano and Mark Duplass. The deal comes after the parties signed an exclusive worldwide SVOD rights deal in 2015 that included the films Blue Jay, Take Me, Creep 2 and the upcoming Duck Butter and Outside In. Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment… Read

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Donald Trump Unleashes Base On Jeff Sessions With Tweet Demanding DOJ Investigate Obama In Russia Probe

President Donald Trump’s fury about Attorney General  Jeff Sessions’ Russia-probe recusal has broken out again like a bad rash. This morning Trump tweeted a "question" in which he wondered: "If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of investigation? Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't the Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!" It’s the President of… Read

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Ex-IM Global Founder Stuart Ford Launches New Content Creator AGC Studios

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EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Ford, the IM Global founder/CEO who exited acrimoniously last August, has launched a new company with major capital behind him. AGC Studios – short for Accelerated Global Content — is an indie film and television production and licensing company. The venture will be backed initially by three strategic investors: Latin American private asset management firm MediaNet Partners; Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Symantec CEO and Fibonacci Films founder/chairman Gr… Read

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Showtime Developing Biotech Marital Thriller Drama ‘Chemistry’ Based On British Miniseries ‘The Politician’s Husband’

Showtime has put in development Chemistry, a drama based on Paula Milne’s BBC miniseries The Politician’s Husband, from Anonymous Content, original series’ producer Daybreak Pictures/Passion Distribution and Sony Pictures TV’s TriStar Television. Adapted by David Manson (House of Cards), Chemistry is a psycho-sexual marital thriller set in the high stakes world of biotech, focusing on alpha spouses at the head of an emerging firm on the cusp of a life altering discovery… Read

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Steven Soderbergh Talks ‘Unsane’ Distribution & Shooting His Next Film On An iPhone – Berlin

Steven Soderbergh is going to double down on TV advertising for his forthcoming iPhone-shot horror film Unsane following social media experiments with Logan's Lucky. The Sex, Lies and Videotape director also revealed that he is going to film his next project using the same digital methods. Soderbergh was speaking at the Berlin Film Festival to promote Unsane, which stars The Crown's Claire Foy and Blair Witch Project's Joshua Leonard and follows a young woman who is… Read

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Vox Media Lays Off 50 People, Citing “Industry Changes”

Digital media company Vox Media said it would lay off about 50 employees at three of its publications and in its video team, citing “industry changes.” Chief Executive Jim Bankoff announced the job cuts, which amount to 5% of the company’s workforce, in a memo to staff today. The job losses hit its Racked, Curbed and SB Nation publications as well as its social video operation. Vox Media becomes the latest of the digital news outlets to undergo layoffs. Late last year… Read

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Ousted Weinstein Company COO David Glasser To File $85M Lawsuit Against Board Members, Alleging He Has Been Made A Scapegoat

BREAKING: David Glasser is hitting back. After being vilified in the press by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and subsequently fired for cause last Friday night by The Weinstein Company’s Bob Weinstein and board members Tarak Ben Ammar and Lance Maerov as the trio presses for a completion of the sale of assets of the beleaguered company, Glasser has retained the legal firm Sauer & Wagner. The lawyers will file suit against TWC, Bob Weinstein and Ammar and… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Posts Record $21M Pre-Summer Tuesday; Second Weekend To Reap $104M-$109M

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After scoring the second-best four-day opening of all time with $242 million and the best Monday ever at the domestic box office, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther continued to knock over box office records, earning an estimated $21.07M on Tuesday. That’s the best pre-summer Tuesday take ever, beating Beauty and the Beast‘s haul for the day last year (March 21, 2017, $17.8M), and the best Tuesday ever for an Marvel Cinematic Universe title beating The… Read

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‘Scandal: Michael O’Neill Set To Recur On Final Season Of ABC Drama

Michael O’Neill is returning to Shondaland. ABC confirms he’ll recur on the seventh and final season of Scandal, which returns March 29. Details of his character are being kept under wraps. O’Neill was last seen in Grey’s Anatomy’s season 6 two-part finale in 2010 as Gary Clark, the perpetrator of a mass shooting at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. Clark was a grieving widower whose wife, Alison, had been taken off life support at the hospital. Most recently Clark… Read

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ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’ Wins Olympics Week In Total Viewers; ‘NBC Nightly News’ Dominates Demo

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ABC News' World News Tonight With David Muir ranked as the No. 1 evening newscast in total viewers during an Olympics week for the first time in more than 25 years. Last time that happened was the week of August 3, 1992 – Week 2 of the 1992 Summer Olympics. During the week of February 12, ABC’s evening newscast out-delivered Olympics broadcaster’s  NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, based on Live+Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. Muir's telecast clocked 9.01… Read