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Sundance’s First Big Deal Near: 3 Bidders In 8-Figures For ‘The Big Sick’

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EXCLUSIVE: The first big deal on the ground in Sundance is getting close. Three bidders are near 8-figures for The Big Sick, the Michael Showalter-directed film that stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, and Anupam Kher. This has been going on since last night. Word on the street is giving an edge to Amazon Studios, but there are two others still vying. All day, the rumor has been that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Focus Features as well as… Read

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Al Gore Warns Donald Trump Climate Change Movement Is “Unstoppable” – Sundance Studio

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"What will this ultimately lead to, there are many chapters yet to unfold here," said Al Gore today at the Sundance Film Festival on the attitude towards climate change of the new administration of President Donald Trump. "That movement is unstoppable now," he added of the wide spread awareness of environmental concerns that the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host will face if he tries to overturn current progress on the issue. Along with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power… Read

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‘Roxanne Roxanne’: Deadline’s Sundance Series Panel Livestream

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Deadline continues its full-court press at the Sundance Film Festival with the second in its Sundance Series panels, today featuring the U.S. Dramatic Competition film Roxanne Roxanne. Michael Larnell wrote and directed the pic about Roxanne Shanté, one of the pioneers of New York’s hip-hop scene who by age 14 was hustling the streets to provide for her family. Shanté herself joins Larnell, star Chanté Adams and Deadline senior editor Dominic Patten along with producers… Read

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Sundance: Women’s March Exceeded Expectations, Park City Officials Say

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They were expecting around 5,000 in total for today’s March on Main at the Sundance Film Festival, but Park City officials ended up with a whole lot more. Despite a seemingly smaller crowd of around 2,000 at the beginning of the Women's March in the Utah town, Park City officials are now saying that "over 8,000 people showed up all together" for the anti-Donald Trump event. Weather issues and big traffic hold-ups on the roads in from Salt Lake City and around central Park… Read

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Route One Ups Sophia Dilley To VP Production & Development

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Route One Entertainment has promoted Sophia Dilley to Vice President of Production and Development. Dilley joined the company in 2010 and was previously the Director of Production and Development. In the announcement made exclusively to Deadline, Route One said Dilley serves as a Co-Producer on titles including Tallulah with Ellen Page and Allison Janney, and the upcoming Sundance 2017 selections Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway, and world premiere Landline starring Jenny… Read

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Up To 750K Attend Anti-Trump Protest In Downtown Los Angeles; Huge Crowds Also In NYC, D.C. (UPDATE)

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Over a 100,000 demonstrators participate in the Woman's March in Los Angeles, California, USA, 21 January 2017 to protest Donald J. Trump who took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017. Protest rallies were held in over 30 countries around the world in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington in defense of press freedom, women's and human rights following the official inauguration on 20 January of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America in Washington, USA.
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Update: Crowds estimated to between 500,000 and 750,000 people poured into downtown Los Angeles this afternoon as part of a series of protests in cities nationwide collectively called the Women’s March in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Los Angeles police have estimated closer to 500,000 according to the Los Angeles Times, while organizers of the event cite 750,000 attendees. News organizations are already calling the Women’s March the largest… Read

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President Trump To CIA: Media Is Dishonest, Crowds Were Large

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Updated In his first visit as president to CIA headquarters, Donald Trump resumed his campaign habit of bashing the media (“dishonest”) and took issue with news reports about the Inauguration Day crowd sizes. Later in the afternoon, both CNN and MSNBC reported that White House spokesman Sean Spicer held his first official press briefing to scold the media for its reports on the crowd size, which Spicer called “deliberately false reporting.” President Trump, in what was… Read

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Former AFTRA Health & Retirement Fund Exec Charged with Stealing $3.4 Million

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Enrico Rubano, the former co-head of information technology at AFTRA's Health and Retirement Fund, has been arrested and charged with stealing $3.4 million from the benefits plan in a false invoicing scheme for IT work that was never performed over a six-year period. Rubano and co-conspirator Shivanand Maharaj were both arrested in New York on Thursday and charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in… Read

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Donald Trump Swearing In Seen By 31 Million Via TV, Behind Obama’s 38M And Reagan’s Record 42M

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Donald J. Trump waves after taking the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President.

Nearly 31 million people watched President Donald Trump’s inauguration on TV on January 20, 2017, Nielsen reports. The official Nielsen tally of 30.635 million for the former Celebrity Apprentice star’s oath-taking ceremonies falls far short of the last time a screen star was sworn in as leader of the free world; Ronald Reagan's first inauguration clocked nearly 42M viewers on January 20, 1981. On the other hand, Reagan’s inauguration was pre-digital. Barack Obama's… Read

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Donald Trump Supporters Overwhelmingly Choose Fox News Channel For Inauguration Viewing

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Donald J. Trump waves after taking the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President.

Fox News Channel clobbered the competition, cable and broadcast, on Donald Trump's inauguration day, clocking nearly 11.8M viewers from noon to 12:30 PM ET during Trump's swearing in and Inaugural Address, as well as 8.4M viewers from 10 AM to 6 PM ET when most of the action occurred, and 7M total viewers in primetime on January 20. Starting with that tighter noon-12:30 PM half hour, CNN trailed FNC with 3.4M viewers, while MSNBC nabbed 1.5M. FNC also outstripped its… Read

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Ewan McGregor Replacing Charlie Hunnam In Drake Doremus-Directed ‘Zoe’

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EXCLUSIVE:  Ewan McGregor has just been set to star with Léa Seydoux in Zoe, the next film that Drake Doremus will direct. He will replace Charlie Hunnam, who has dropped out for scheduling issues. This has just happened, and it occurred while Doremus is getting ready for the Sunday Sundance premiere of the acquisition title Newness, the film that stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa and Danny Huston. Zoe, which is being financed by Stuart Ford's IM Global, is scheduled to… Read