Fox And Dish Network Resolve Ad-Skip Dispute, Agreeing To 7-Day Delay
Dish Network subscribers won’t be able to use their Hopper DVRs anymore to automatically skip past ads on new shows that air on Fox owned or affiliated stations.
The companies just settled their multi-year legal dispute over the technology. And as a part of that deal the “AutoHop commercial-skipping functionality will not be available for owned and affiliated Fox stations until seven days after a program first airs,” the companies say in a joint statement.
The agreement… Read
Magnolia Acquires Greg Kinnear-Starring ‘Little Men’
BREAKING: Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Ira Sachs’ Little Men, which stars Greg Kinnear and is making its international premiere this weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival. It will be released later this year theatrically in the states.
The sixth film by Sachs, the film actually premiered stateside at the Sundance Film Festival. Also starring Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty 50 Shades of Grey) Paulina Garcia (Netflix’s Narco), and two young… Read
‘Flaked’ Trailer: Will Arnett Tries To Be A Better Person In Netflix Comedy – First Look
We’re getting the first look at Will Arnett’s new comedy Flaked, set to premiere March 11 on Netflix.
Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked centers on Chip (Arnett), a celebrated self-appointed “guru” who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Chip does his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies.
‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Trailer: Tina Fey Reporting From Afghanistan
A couple of key lines from the new trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: “Everyone needs to shake up their life now and then.” — Reporter Tina Fey. “This is an extreme environment.” — Afghanistan-based U.S. military man Billy Bob Thornton. Such is the setup for the new film from Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan by Kim Barker.
Fey plays the author, a TV reporter who… Read
Shawn Ashmore Joins ABC’s ‘Conviction’
Shawn Ashmore, who has played Iceman in the X-Men movie franchise, is set to co-star opposite Hayley Atwell, also a member of the Marvel universe with her role as Peggy Carter, in ABC’s legal drama pilot Conviction, from The Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios.
Co-created by Liz Friedman, who wrote the script, and Liz Friedlander, who will direct the pilot, Conviction stars Atwell as the brilliant but ne'er-do-well daughter of a former President who is blackmailed into taking… Read
Scott Wilson Joins ‘The OA’ Drama Series On Netflix
The Walking Dead alum Scott Wilson has joined the cast of Netflix’s straight-to-series drama The OA from Plan B, Zat Batmanglij and Brit Marling.
Netflix is keeping the series' logline under wraps but it is believed that the show will have some mystery elements to it. Wilson will play Abel Johnson, the adoptive father of Prairie Johnson, played by Marling. Batmanglij directs and he and Marling executive produce with Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and Anonymous… Read
‘Six’: Kyle Schmid To Co-Star In History’s Military Drama Series
Kyle Schmid (Copper, Being Human) has signed on for a lead role in History's new military drama Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company.
Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the… Read
Betty Boop To Star In New Animated Series From ‘Peanuts’ Producers
A new animated series starring animator Max Fleischer’s iconic cartoon character Betty Boop is in the works, slated for release in 2018.
The 26-episode series is being developed by France-based Normaal Animation, producer of the Peanuts TV series, in partnership with Fleischer Studios and King Features.
Aimed at tweens and teens, the series recounts the daily struggles, joys and victories of young Betty Boop, who has every intention of being on stage and becoming a… Read
Paramount Brings Vin Diesel And ‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage’ Franchise Into Fold
Paramount has signed on to distribute worldwide xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, reviving the franchise Vin Diesel started and rejoins as an extreme sports athlete-turned-action hero. Revolution Studios, Roth Kirschenbaum Films and Diesel's One Race Films will produce. D.J. Caruso directs a film that shoots in Toronto and the Dominican Republic.
London Has Fallen‘s Chad St. John wrote it and F. Scott Frazier (Collide) is revising. Cage comes out of exile and takes on a… Read
Cinemax Is Now Available To Cord Cutters Via Sling TV
Cinemax isn’t just for cable and satellite subscribers anymore. Dish Network’s $20-a-month Sling TV streaming service just began to offer the sister channel to Time Warner’s HBO to users willing to pay an additional $10 a month.
The offering makes Sling “the first live standalone Internet TV service to deliver Cinemax to an audience of cord-cutters and cord-nevers," says the streaming company’s CEO Roger Lynch.
Cinemax’s Max Go streaming app is limited to traditional pay… Read
Jimmy Fallon Brings Bernie Sanders’ Message To ‘Tonight Show’
While Bernie Sanders was getting two full segments – and a show opening – in which to deliver his message on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, over on the country’s most watched late-night program The Tonight Show, his campaign’s site was billboarded for a full 2 minutes and 44 seconds on a podium while Jimmy Fallon competed for the title of Best Bernie Sanders Doppelganger, giving Larry David a run for his money.
Late-night-wise, Sander’s whirlwind one-day media tour of… Read
Stephen Colbert Asks Bernie Sanders If His “Revolution” Might Lead To Violence
UPDATED with video: “I love the New Hampshire primary. Every four years Iowa goes, 'How about this?' And New Hampshire goes, 'No stupid – this!'," Stephen Colbert said last night before introducing Dem White House hopeful, and New Hampshire primary winner Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"An avowed socialist and a reality star. That's who's leading here," the Late Show host said of the 2016 presidential election cycle.
"One candidate who did not do well” in New Hampshire one night… Read