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‘Bojack Horseman’ Renewed For Season 3; ‘Longmire’ ‘Master Of None’ Premiere Dates Set On Netflix – TCA

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Netflix has renewed animated adult comedy Bojack Horseman for Season 3 and set premiere dates for several series, including Longmire and Anziz Ansari’s Master Of None. Bojack Horseman will return with 12 new episodes in 2016, the Internet TV network announced today during the TCA summer tour. The all-star voice cast includes Will Arnett as BoJack Horseman, along with Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins. Longmire Season 4 will premiere on Thursday… Read


Movie Theater Stocks Take A Hit As Studios’ Box Office Share Grows

U.S. Anticipates Return Of "The Man Of Steel"

Investors’ enthusiasm for exhibition chains began to cool in April — and grew much chillier today after a Q2 report from Carmike spotlighted studios’ growing take of box office revenues, and raised concerns about 2016 sales. Carmike shares are down 8.1% in morning trading — and touched a 52-week low of $22.91 —  followed by AMC Entertainment (down 4.8%), Cinemark (down 2.6%), and Regal (down 1.6%). The main concern: Carmike’s film rental costs, at 58.7% of box office… Read


Morgan Neville’s ‘Keith Richards’ Documentary Set For Netflix Premiere – TCA

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Morgan Neville’s (20 Feet From Stardom) original documentary Keith Richards: Under The Influence will premiere on Friday, September 18, exclusively on Netflix. Produced by RadicalMedia (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and directed by Neville, the film looks at the sounds and influences of rock and roll icon Richards and his genesis as s songwriter, guitarist and performer and the music that inspired him as he creates his first solo album in 23 years. The film visits key… Read


‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ Comic Gets USA Drama Pilot Order, David Goyer Producing


USA Network continues to widen the development net it casts with the pick up of a comic book-based drama. The network has greenlighted Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty. Written and executive produced by Petty, the pilot also is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman) as well as Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs (Spare Parts) and David Alpert (The Walking Dead), and IDW Entertainment's David Ozer and Ted… Read


Diane Keaton To Star In ‘The Young Pope’ Series For HBO, Sky & Canal+

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Diane Keaton is set to star opposite Jude Law in Paolo Sorrentino-directed series The Young Pope, a joint production of HBO, Sky and Canal +. Filming begins this week on the eight-episode series, which tells the story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius XIII (Law), born Lenny Belardo. He is a man of great power who's stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications for his authority. Keaton plays Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now… Read


‘I Am Cait’ Debuts To 2.7M Viewers; Tied For Cable Top Spot In Demo

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After all the promotion and all the hype, it wasn't exactly a Gold medal moment for the start of the new Caitlyn Jenner reality series on Sunday. I Am Cait drew 2.73 million viewers for its 8 PM premiere on July 26. That's just 7% more than what the latest season debut of Keeping Up With The Kardashians pulled in back in March. Among adults 18-49, more than 54% of I Am Cait's were in the advertiser desired demo with 1.5 million watching. That's around the same demo… Read


Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Demolition’ To Open 2015 Toronto Film Festival; Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’, Tom Hardy ‘Legend’ Among Galas

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Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper, will open the 40th edition of the Toronto Film Festival. The fest announced its first titles today at a news conference presided over by TIFF director and chief executive Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey. The 40th edition of the festival kicks runs September 10-20 and will include a host of special events marking the four decades of the festival. Dem… Read


Larry Wilmore Defines ‘Rapist’ For Bill Cosby


Larry Wilmore continues to find new ways to mine the Bill Cosby story on his Comedy Central late-night show. This time, he took advantage of New York Magazine's cover featuring all of Cosby’s alleged victims who have come forward, to introduce the idea Cosby is "having a vocabulary issue" and does not understand the definition of "rape." A “rapist,” Wilmore explained, is someone who "commits an unlawful sexual act with our without force on another person without their… Read


Jeff Nichols’ ‘Midnight Special’ Pushed Into 2016


Warner Bros had dated Jeff Nichols Midnight Special for November 25 but has now pushed the pic to March 18, 2016. The pic stars Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher and Sam Shepard and centers on a father and his 8-year old who go on the run when dad realizes the boy has some kind of special powers. This is indie stalwart Nichols’ first studio pic after the Indie Spirit-winning Mud, the Cannes-winning Take Shelter and Shotgun Storie… Read


‘Gotham’ Promotes Drew Powell To Regular In Season 2


Batman prequel series Gotham has promoted another recurring player to regular —  Drew Powell. He plays Butch Gilzean, whose loyalty was tested as chief henchman to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney in Season 1. Season 2 will continue to test Butch Gilzean, as he inherits the new King of the Gotham underbelly as a boss, Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin. Powell joins several other Gotham recurring guest stars who have become regulars for Season 2, including Morena Baccarin, Nicholas… Read


‘When Calls The Heart’ Renewed For Season 3 On Hallmark Channel

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Hallmark Channel has picked up a third season of original scripted series When Calls The Heart for premiere in February. The network ordered 10 hours of Season 3, with a 2-hour sneak peek of episodes 1 and 2 premiering during the 2015 holiday season. Based on the bestselling series of books of the same name by Janette Oke, When Calls The Heart tells the story of a young woman who begins a new chapter in her life in an early 20th century coal mining town. Stars Lori… Read


‘Frozen’ A Mixed Blessing For Licensed Merchandise As Business Changes – Report

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  'Frozen' dolls are displayed in Hamley's toy shop on June 26, 2014 in London, England.  The ice skating doll, which retails for 40 GBP, is included in Hamleys' predictions for the top selling toys for Christmas 2014.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Hard to imagine that anyone in the licensed merchandise business would have a bad word to say about Disney’s huge success selling Frozen-related toys, clothing and other merchandise. But many people consider it “both a blessing and a curse,” according to the latest annual industry study from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). On the plus side, the broad array of stuff with images or connections to the film “brought the understanding… Read