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Woody Harrelson’s One-Night, One-Take, Live Directorial Gamble Pays Off – Deadline Disruptors

Woody Harrelson

Your average debut director starts small. A few characters, limited settings, achievable challenges. Ridley Scott's first film was a short following his brother on a bicycle, made in 1963 on a pittance. It'd take him years to rack up the skill and ambition necessary to attempt the likes of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator. But even the most pie-in-the-sky first-timers would have balked at the challenge Woody Harrelson set for himself with his debut feature film. Lost In L… Read


‘The Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Review: Johnny Depp And A Couple Of Oscar Winners Help Keep This Fun Ride Afloat

Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

After grossing $3.7 billion worldwide over the cinematic voyage of four previous films that came about simply because of a Disneyland ride, you can probably assume the fifth installment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise might just want to coast along and not shake up the formula for success. And as I say in my video review above, while Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are following that mantra, they surprisingly have still come up with what I think is the… Read


Deadline Disruptors 2017: Here’s The 100-Page Issue In PDF Form

Deadline Disruptors Magazine 2017

For a second straight year, Deadline published a print issue celebrating Disruptors, commemorating a long list of people who are treating the fast-changing digital landscape not as a hardship, but as an opportunity to take risks. We published the second one at the Cannes Festival. While we can’t replicate the added value of reading in the South of France our 100-page celebration of raging ambition, here is a PDF version of the entire magazine anyway. Though it was… Read


‘Supernatural’: Mark Sheppard Won’t Return As Regular In Season 13

Not a surprise, but it’s official. Mark Sheppard, who recurred since 2009 before being promoted to series regular in Season 10 on the CW’s Supernatural, won’t be returning as a regular for Season 13. Sheppard’s character Crowley was one of many who died in the finale, sacrificing his own life to seal the rift because worlds. His official departure was made fairly clear in Sheppard’s Tuesday night Instagram post in which he wrote "So to all my #spnfamily everywhere… my… Read


Annapurna To Jump Start France, Italy, Japan Output Deals With ‘Detroit’ – Cannes

Detroit John Boyega

Expanding its international distribution network, Annapurna has inked new output deals with Longride, Mars Distribution, and Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group in select territories. The multi-year partnerships will begin this summer with Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit which releases domestically on August 4. Longride and Mars will handle the Japanese and French markets, respectively. Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group are teaming for Italy. Each of the new pacts will cover… Read


‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey, Violett Beane & More Are Game For ‘Truth Or Dare’ From Blumhouse

EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Posey and The Flash‘s Violett Beane are set for Blumhouse’s upcoming horror thriller Truth Or Dare along with Nolan Gerard FunkHayden Szeto, and Sophia Taylor Ali rounding out the cast that already includes previously announced headliner Lucy Hale. Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of the pic, which is scheduled to go before cameras next month. The film centers on a college student in Mexico who is conned into playing a supernatural version of Truth or Dare… Read


Ryan Eggold’s Tribeca Film ‘Literally, Right Before Aaron’ Lands At Screen Media

Screen Media Films has secured the North American rights to Ryan Eggold directorial debut film Literally, Right Before Aaron, which had its world premiere at last month’s Tribeca Film fest.  Starring Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Kristen Schaal, Peter Gallagher, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson, and Luis Guzmán, the film will bow in theaters later this year. The comedy follows Adam (Long) who, not ready to let his engaged ex-girlfriend Allison (Smulders)… Read


‘Shots Fired’ Creators & Sanaa Lathan On How The Ferguson Riots Led To Fox Series – The Contenders Emmys Video

Sanaa Lathan

It was the Ferguson riots and the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial that inspired co-creators/executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood to heed the call of the Fox network and Imagine Entertainment in doing the 10-part series Shots Firedwhich is just about as timely and urgent as weekly network TV can get. Appearing at the DGA theater packed with TV Academy voters at Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys last month, the married… Read


Awards Consultant Lisa Taback On The Evolving Art Of Oscar Strategy – Deadline Disruptors

Lisa Taback

"The formulas don't work," says awards consultant Lisa Taback, reflecting on the two most recent Academy Award Best Picture winners, Spotlight and Moonlight, which felt like long-shots for the Oscar stage when they first started their journeys. There are no easy paths to awards glory, she insists. "It really comes down to the individual film and filmmaker. The fun part is to venture in and figure out what the narrative is going to be, and to stick with that even as the… Read


‘Queen Sugar’: Sharon Lawrence, Alimi Ballard, Margot Bingham Set To Recur In Season 2

Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Grey's Anatomy, Shameless), Alimi Ballard (The Catch, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire) are set for recurring roles on the second season of OWN’s praised drama series Queen Sugar. In addition, Julie Dash joins Season 2 as part of an all-female directorial team handpicked by creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay. In Season 2, Bordelon siblings Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner)… Read


‘Wonder Woman’ London Premiere Canceled After Manchester Attack; Ariana Grande Tour Dates Shelved

Warner Bros. has canceled the May 31 London red carpet premiere and press junket for Wonder Woman, due to the Manchester terrorist attack. "Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK. In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London," Warner Bros. says in a statement. The films stars, including Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright, had been scheduled for… Read