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‘The Woods’ TV Series Based On Boom! Comic In Works At Syfy With Brad Peyton

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Syfy has put in development The Woods, an hourlong sci-fi drama based on Boom! Studios’ flagship graphic novel series, with San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton producing and set to direct. Written by Michael Armbruster based on the comic by James Tynion IV and illustrator Michael Dialynas, the thriller is a co-production between Boom! Studios and Peyton’s ASAP Entertainment. It is set in Wisconsin where an entire high school campus — including the 300 students, teachers… Read


‘Zoo’ Ups Gracie Dzienny To Series Regular For Season 3


Chasing Life alumna Gracie Dzienny, who guest-starred in the Season 2 finale of Zoo, has been promoted to series regular for the third season of the CBS drama series. Dzienny plays the older Clementine, the lost daughter of deceased Mitch (Billy Burke) ten years in the future. Details on the storyline for the new season are vague, but Clementine (Dzienny) intimated in the season finale that her father may not be dead after all, and knows where he is. Based on the… Read


TWC/Dimension Moves Robert De Niro Comedy ‘War With Grandpa’ To October, Sets ‘Polaroid’ For Summer

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TWC/Dimension has moved the Robert De Niro comedy War With Grandpa to October 20, 2017, six months later than the planned April 21 wide release. The shift was announced by TWC/Dimension today, along with the August 25 wide release date for horror pic Polaroid, from director Lars Klevberg. War With Grandpa, directed by Tim Hill, is an adaptation of Robert Kimmel Smith's novel, with De Niro playing a grandfather who takes over the room of his young grandson, becoming the… Read


Casey Affleck & John Cena To Host ‘SNL’ Shows This Month


Casey Affleck will take time out from the awards-season campaign to make his Saturday Night Live debut this month. The Manchester by the Sea star will show off his comedy chops as host of the late-night stalwart on December 17. NBC also said today that WWE superstar John Cena will make his first SNL appearance as host of the December 10 episode. Chance the Rapper will return for a second stint as SNL‘s musical guest on the Affleck-hosted show, and “My Church” singer Maren… Read


Hollywood Turns Out To Help Find Cure For Angelman Syndrome


Hollywood celebrities will be out in force tomorrow at a Chicago gala to help raise awareness and money for the debilitating disorder, Angelman syndrome. Actors Colin Farrell, Jai Courtney, Josh Peck, Retta, Zachary Levi and Jesse Lee Soffer are among those expected to attend the event benefiting the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST). Each of the actors has strong personal ties to an individual with Angelman syndrome and actively works to support FAST… Read


Seth MacFarlane Tweets Thoughts On Trump And Why Hollywood “Hates” Him; Trump Fans Hate Seth Back

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Seth MacFarlane got into a Trump Twitter tussle today when he posted his answer to the pressing question: “Why do Hollywood folks hate Trump?”: — Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 2, 2016 Trump supporters were not shy about responding. To his credit, MacFarlane engaged several, including a disciple of Aristophanes, who suggested, maybe instead, “its actually because most of you scumbags live in a f*cking bubble behind… Read


Exhibition Stocks Hammered Amid Growing Concerns About Premium VOD

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Exhibition company investors are growing anxious about the possibility that Hollywood studios will soon release new films to home video during the 90-day period when theaters insist on offering them exclusively. Stock prices for all of the major chains are down this week, following Warner Bros.’ Kevin Tsujihara’s comment on Tuesday that earlier home releases have become “imperative.” Bloomberg added to concerns with a Read


Oliver Stone Novel ‘A Child’s Night Dream’ Helmed By Sean Stone


EXCLUSIVE: A Child’s Night Dream, the novel that Oliver Stone wrote at age 19, has been adapted and will be directed by his son, Sean StoneEmmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla have green lit the film for an April production start. Stone wrote the novel long before he won three Oscars in a distinguished career as director and writer, and even before he served as an infantryman in Vietnam, getting wounded twice in combat and winning the Bronze… Read


‘Disjointed’: Elizabeth Ho Joins Netflix Pot Comedy Series In Recasting


Elizabeth Ho (Rake, Melissa & Joey) has been cast as a series regular opposite Kathy Bates in Disjointed, Netflix's pot-themed multi-camera workplace comedy from Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros TV. Ho is a late addition to the series. She replaces Jessica Lu, who was originally cast in the role. Written and executive produced by Lorre and Javerbaum, Disjointed, which has a 20-episode straight-to-series order, stars Bates as Ruth… Read


Jash Hires Max Smith As CFO, Adds Two Series Development Execs


Digital media veteran Max Smith is the new Chief Financial Officer at Jash, the comedy-driven media company run by former Jimmy Kimmel Live producers Daniel Kellison and Douglas DeLuca and digital video producer Mickey Meyer. Jash also said today that TV execs Kate Gill and Max Broude have joined the company as Directors of Series Development. "I've joined Jash based on the collective vision of Daniel, Doug, and Mickey,” said Smith, who has managed the acquisition and… Read


CNN Apologizes To Trump Team For Producer’s Plane-Crash Crack Caught On Camera


CNN says it has disciplined a producer heard off-camera making a crack about Donald Trump’s plane crashing while setting up for a live Suzanne Malveaux report from the POTUS-elect’s Thank-You Tour kickoff. “An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday. We have apologized to the Trump transition team, and the producer has been disciplined,” the network said in a statement. The incident happened yesterday when Malveaux was… Read

Box Office

‘Moana’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Stay Strong In Post-Holiday Hangover Weekend; ‘Jackie’ Looking Regal – Noon Update


In a weekend where there aren’t any major-studio wide releases, the most we can expect from the box office is that the product that’s out there just hangs in. And despite the downturn in traffic that this frame brings as audiences are distracted by the onset of the holiday season, November’s top two family titles — Disney’s Moana and Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — are expected to hold their respective top two spots at the box office with solid… Read