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‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ S2 Teaser: Bruce Campbell Skewers Donald Trump – Kind Of

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Donald Trump took a short – yet still incredibly dramatic – trip down to Mexico today, the specificities of which he and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spent the rest of the afternoon arguing about. He followed it up tonight with a much touted and controversial speech on immigration in Arizona, and so it is that in a perfectly timed bit of comedy, Starz dropped a hilarious new teaser for the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead right before Donald’s Arizona speech… Read

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Donald Trump Doubles Down On Wall And Deportation In Fiery Immigration Speech

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Melania Trump and Donald Trump the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio after Mrs. Trump delivered her speech to the convention.

An “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall” will begin to be built on Day 1 of the Donald Trump presidency, the candidate promised in Phoenix tonight.  “And Mexico will pay for the wall, 100 percent. They don't know it yet, but they’re gonna pay for the wall," he told a raucous crowd. "We will use the best technology, including above- and below-ground sensors. That's the tunnels. Remember that,” Trump enthused. “Above- and below- ground… Read

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Judge Judy Sheindlin Developing Series Based On Her Life At CBS

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Famed daytime television Judge Judith “Judy” Sheindlin is developing a drama series at CBS, inspired by her life. Her Honor follows the youngest judge in New York, who cuts through the chaos in Family Court, but can't seem to maintain control of her own life outside the courtroom. Law & Order producer and Chicago Justice showrunner Michael Chernuchin is attached to write the pilot and executive produce, along with Sheindlin, who is story co-writer and exec producer… Read

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Broad Green’s Head Of Distribution Travis Reid Resigns

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EXCLUSIVE: In the wake of distributor Broad Green’s box office woes, Deadline has learned that its head of distribution Travis Reid has resigned. This news comes in the wake of Broad Green publicity chief, Adam Keen’s departure last month along with the layoff of five staffers. Reid has held the distrib chief title for a little more than a year, stepping into the job in May 2015. An insider at Broad Green says that a replacement for Reid will be named soon. Those at Broad… Read

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Donald Trump Battling Mexico President Over Whether They Talked About Paying For Wall, Ending Brief Truce

Donald Trump meets with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico City, Mexico - 31 Aug 2016

Golly, no one could have seen this coming. Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto has tweeted that, contrary to what Donald Trump said at their joint news conference today, he did tell the GOP nominee very clearly that Mexico would not pay for that wall when the two men met today. Trump’s upcoming immigration speech in Arizona tonight just got 20% more interesting for TV news networks because, of course, the president’s tweet contradicts what Trump said at their… Read

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Covert Media Taps Jim Harvey SVP International Sales Ahead Of Toronto

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Indie producer-financier-distributor Covert Media has hired Jim Harvey as SVP International Sales, the company’s latest move as it preps for business beginning next week at the Toronto Film Festival. Previously EVP of Inception Film Partners and before that EVP Sales at Affinity/Bold Films, Harvey joins a week after Covert unveiled a foreign-language label, Lexica Films. Harvey will report to Covert’s President of International Liz Kim Schwan and oversee sales for the… Read

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‘The Light Between Oceans’ Venice Review: Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander Shine In Engrossing Drama

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If I didn’t know better, I would have sworn The Light Between Oceans was based on an old novel by Thomas Hardy or someone of his era who wrote this kind of intensely dramatic, almost soapy stories, but it’s based on M.L. Steadman’s 2012 international bestseller. Hardy would be proud. Whatever the source, I was taken with writer-director Derek Cianfrance’s film adaptation. It has the feel of classic storytelling and has been turned into a motion picture that is complex… Read

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‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Adds Prema Cruz; Bethany Joy Lenz Joins ‘Colony’

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Prema Cruz has booked a recurring role on the upcoming third season of Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. Starring Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke and Bernadette Peters, Mozart In The Jungle Season 3 will continue the story of the talented, contentious musicians who perform (and live) with passion under the baton of its spirited single-name conductor Rodrigo (Bernal). Cruz will play a single mother, a potential romantic interest for Rodrigo. A recent graduate of Yale's MFA… Read

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New UTA Venue Giving Artists Some Space

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UTA is putting the finishing touches on UTA Artist Space, a 4,500-square-foot exhibition venue in downtown Los Angeles. The plan is to use it to showcase artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers and more — some from the agency’s client roster, and some not — and will feature readings, performances, screenings, and large-scale exhibitions often in collaboration with other galleries. First up: a presentation of 50 works of artist and director Larry Clark including film… Read

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Jim Gaffigan & Olivia Thirlby Join ‘Chappaquiddick’

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Jim Gaffigan and Olivia Thirlby have joined the cast of Chappaquiddick, the indie drama being directed by John Curran from Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan’s Black List script. The Gaffigan and Thirlby join Jason Clarke, who plays Ted Kennedy, and Kate Mara, who plays Mary Jo Kopechne, in the based-on-real-life tragedy tale. Ed Helms and Bruce Dern co-star. Shooting is now set to start September 7 in Boston. WME serves as the film's North American sales agent, and… Read

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‘Max Steel’ Trailer: Mattel’s Action Figure Line Gets Live Action Treatment

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About his role in the infamously terrible Jaws 4: The Revenge, Michael Caine once said “I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.” In unrelated news, a new trailer for Max Steel launched earlier today, co-starring the great Andy Garcia in a supporting role for which it looks like he had a lot of fun. The Open Road YA action pic stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, a teen just moved to a… Read

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Chastity Dotson To Recur On Amazon’s ‘Patriot’ & Fox’s ‘Pitch’

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Chastity Dotson, who is going into her third season recurring as Keisha Russell on Amazon’s Bosch, is adding two more recurring roles to her resume, on Amazon’s political thriller Patriot, as well as Fox’s baseball drama Pitch. Written and directed by Steven Conrad, Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner, whose latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear. Dotson will play Carol, a veterinarian, who’s smart, charismatic, and… Read