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‘Black Panther’ Box Office Halo Heats Up Exhibition Sector In Trading

With the second best 4-day opening ever of $241.96M at the U.S./Canada box office, the rays of Wikanda were felt far and wide this weekend, further underscoring the power of the theatrical business, which the Wall Street media is always too quick to judge is past it’s prime in a streaming era. Oh, were they ever wrong this weekend. All exhibition stocks are seeing a boost of tkk% this morning since opening. AMC Theatres which has taken a beating since a lackluster summer… Read


‘100 Code’ Starring Dominic Monaghan & The Late Michael Nyqvist Gets Premiere Date On WGN

Crime drama series 100 Code, starring Dominic Monaghan and the late Michael Nyqvist, will premiere Tuesday May 29 at 10/9c on WGN America. The Swedish-American thriller, created by Oscar winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), and picked up by WGN America last year, follows the hunt for a serial killer who targets young, blonde and blue-eyed women, found dead in fields of flowers. Through a special arrangement with the NYPD, Detective Tommy Conley (Monaghan) is… Read


Willem Dafoe On Lars Von Trier, New Opportunities & Film’s Power Over TV – Berlin

Willem Dafoe was in Berlin today to accept the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the Berlin Film Festival. The actor is coming off of The Florida Project for which he's received several awards and is nominated for an Oscar as the cantankerous motel handyman and guardian angel to the kids in Sean Baker’s drama. He spoke to the press this afternoon, answering questions about his diverse 40-year career which has brought him a total three Oscar nominations and… Read


CBS Orders ‘TKO’ Obstacle Course Reality Series From Mark Burnett For Summer

CBS has ordered 10 episodes of TKO (working title), an obstacle course competition reality series with a twist, from Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett and MGM Television, for premiere this summer. TKO joins CBS’ recent series order to The World's Best, a global talent competition series from Burnett and fellow reality heavyweight Mike Darnell as the network, home of long-running hits Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race, clearly is ramping up its unscripted… Read


‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’ Gets Premiere Date On Amazon Prime

You can bookmark the premiere date for Amazon Prime’s The Dangerous Book for Boys. The streamer said today that its single-camera comedy series from Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Superbad director Greg Mottola will launch Friday, March 3o. Created by Cranston and Mottola based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden, the series follows the McKenna family as they cope with the untimely passing of Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos), their patriarch and a… Read


Sterling K. Brown & Bill Hader To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ In March

This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown and Bill Hader (South Park) will join previously announced Charles Barkley as hosts for Saturday Night Live next month. Brown will make his SNL hosting debut on March 10 with musical guest James Bay. Hader will take the stage on March 17 for his second time with musical guest Arcade Fire. Barkley will host for his fourth time on March 3 with musical guest Migos. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Brown stars as Randall Pearson in NBC’s phenom T… Read


National CineMedia Launches Augmented Reality Gaming In Movie Theaters

In-theater advertising company National CineMedia has launched Noovie ARcade, a smartphone app that offers moviegoers an augmented reality experience. The app accompanies NCM’s Noovie pre-show and lobby entertainment network, which launched last fall. Noovie ARcade is available in the iOS and Android app stores and NCM expects to roll it out nationwide this spring on more than 20,600 screens in 1,700 theaters nationwide. Top exhibitors involved in the launch include AMC… Read


Pilot Season 2018: The Overachievers List

Primetime Pilot Panic

It’s been eight years since Deadline launched its annual Overachievers Pilot Season/Upfronts lists to acknowledge the writers, producers and directors who excel during the broadcast development season, landing multiple pilots in January and multiple series in May. When we started the list back in 2010, there was no original programming on streaming platforms, and the broadcast pilot season was the biggest game in town, dwarfing cable development in volume. That has… Read


‘True Detective’: Sarah Gadon & Emily Nelson Set To Recur On Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series

Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace) and Emily Nelson (Code Black) have been tapped 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 of True Detective 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. Gadon will play Elisa… Read


‘Valor’ Star Christina Ochoa Cast In ‘A Million Little Things’ ABC Drama Pilot

Christina Ochoa

EXCLUSIVE: Christina Ochoa, star of the CW’s military drama Valor, has been cast as a series regular alongside Romany Malco and David Giuntoli in ABC's ensemble drama pilot A Million Little Things, from writer DJ Nash, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. In the tone of The Big Chill, A Million Little Things is an hourlong drama with comedy elements about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, all are stuck in their lives… Read


Stuntwoman’s Federal Push To End “Wigging” Shakes Up Male-Dominated Industry; SAG-AFTRA “Adamantly Opposes The Practice” – Update

Nick Gillard

EXCLUSIVE, updated with SAG-AFTRA statement, 9:06 AM: A sex-discrimination charge filed with the EEOC by stuntwoman Deven MacNair has Hollywood's stunt community wigging out, with one veteran stuntman claiming that the industry's most dangerous profession – which saw two stunt-related deaths last year – "is now in chaos" and "spiraling out of control." Others, however, scoff at the notion, arguing that the change coming to the stunt community and to the industry at large… Read


‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Netflix

‘The body count is about to increase. Netflix said today that Season 2 of its undead comedy Santa Clarita Diet will dig in Friday, March 23 worldwide. The series stars Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as Joel and Sheila Hammond, husband-and-wife realtors who lead vaguely discontented lives in the titular L.A. suburb with their teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson). Then Sheila goes through a dramatic change, sending their lives down a road of death and destruction — but… Read