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Rooney Mara, Jason Segel & Charlie McDowell On Their Journey To The Afterlife With ‘The Discovery’ – Sundance Studio

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After premiering his directorial debut, the futuristic, mind-bending romance The One I Love here in Park City three years ago, director Charlie McDowell returns with the dystopian future drama The Discovery Part Philip K. Dick, part Stanley Kubrick, with a dash of Christopher Nolan, The Discovery follows Will, a neurosurgeon played by Jason Segel,  whose physicist father Dr. Harbor, played by Robert Redford is even more renowned, radical and revolutionary in the medical… Read

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Fox News Channel Signs Former State Department Deputy Rep Marie Harf As Contributor

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EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Channel has signed former State Department deputy spokesperson and Democratic adviser Marie Harf as a contributor. Harf makes her FNC debut tonight on Marcha MacCallum’s program The First 100 Days; she will offer national security and political analysis across FNC and Fox Business Network's daytime and primetime programming. Most recently, Harf served as senior adviser for strategic communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. She previously held… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Katie Rich Suspended Over Barron Trump Tweet, Issues Apology

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Katie Rich, the writer for Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” who sparked a backlash with a tweet targeting President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron, is no longer working on NBC’s veteran late-night sketch comedy show. In an ill-conceived joke, she wrote on Friday — the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration attended by the boy — that “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” She deleted the tweet hours later, but the controversy already was… Read

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‘I, Tonya’ Finds Its Nancy Kerrigan In Caitlin Carver; McKenna Grace & Bojana Novakovic Also Cast

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EXCLUSIVE: Caitlin Carver has been cast as champion figure skater and Tonya Harding rival Nancy Kerrigan in the biopic I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie. Craig Gillespie is directing the film, which follows Harding's involvement in the 1994 assault on Kerrigan who was clubbed in the knee right before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit in an effort to incapacitate her. Kerrigan only suffered some bruising and was as able to compete in the Lillehammer Winter… Read

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Dog Supplier, Handler Birds & Animals Unlimited Issue Statement As Tracking For Film Stalls

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Birds & Animals Unlimited which has come under attack by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and was hired by Amblin Entertainment on the set of A Dog’s Purpose came out with its own statement today. That comes as Deadline hears that the tracking for the film which will be released this weekend “has started to stall.” PETA called for a boycott of the film after TMZ released a videotape of a man forcing a German Shepard into the water and another clip… Read

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Hulu To Become First Stop For Streams Of Magnolia Pictures Films

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Hulu this year will become the exclusive first stop for streamed access to Magnolia Pictures’ new films as a result of a carriage deal the companies just unveiled. "As we continue investing in the most valued and sought-after content, films are essential to that mix," Hulu Head of Content Craig Erwich said. “Magnolia Pictures continuously releases thought-provoking and award-winning titles that we know our viewers will love." Hulu has a similar pay one licensing deal for… Read

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‘Nightcap’: Lauren Blumenfeld & Don Fanelli Upped To Series Regulars For Season 2

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Lauren Blumenfeld (Doubt) and Don Fanelli (Orange Is The New Black, 30 Rock) who recurred on Season 1 of Pop’s comedy series Nightcap have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2. Blumenfeld plays Penny Jones, assistant to head talent producer Staci (Ali Wentworth). Penny is loyal to a fault, single and idolizes Staci. Although plagued by a myriad of health concerns and unusual issues, she would never miss a day of work because her job and her relationship with… Read

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Guest Column: Oscars Are Black And White, But Not Brown

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Editors note: Santiago Pozo is founder and CEO of Arenas Entertainment, the oldest Hispanic company in Hollywood. He is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the Public Relations branch executive committee. Watching last week's Golden Globe Awards, and noting the number of nominations for Moonlight, as well as seeing awards-season regulars like Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (Fences and Hidden Figures)… Read

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FBI “Reviewing” Sundance Cyberattack

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Two days after a cyberattack shut down ticket sales at the Sundance Film Festival and saw the Internet ground to a halt in Park City, festival organizers says the feds are on the case. “The FBI is reviewing the case,” a spokesperson for the Robert Redford-founded fest said of the Saturday’s incident. “At this point, we do not have any reason to believe the cyberattack was targeted towards a specific film. No artist or customer information was compromised.” An FBI official… Read

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Abbas Kiarostami To Receive WGA West’s Jean Renoir Award Posthumously

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Abbas Kiarostami, the late-great Iranian filmmaker, has been named the recipient of the WGA West's 2017 Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement, which recognizes an international writer who has advanced the literature of motion pictures and made outstanding contributions to the profession of screenwriter. Kiarostami, who died in July, was widely considered to be Iran's greatest filmmaker, but many of his films were banned in his home country… Read

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Turner Taps Jenny Ramirez As VP Unscripted Programming For TBS & TNT

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Jenny Ramirez has been hired as VP Unscripted Programming for TBS & TNT. In her new position, Ramirez is responsible for creative oversight of TBS & TNT’s unscripted development process, taking projects from concept to series across all platforms while collaborating with companies, producers, directors and talent to develop new strategic content. Ramirez is based in Los Angeles and reports to Michael Bloom, SVP Unscripted Programming and Specials for TBS & TNT. “Jenny is… Read

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‘There’s … Johnny!’: Ian Nelson, Jane Levy, Tony Danza & Roger Bart Join Seeso Series

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Seeso has set the cast for There’s … Johnny!, its eight episode comedy series set behind the scenes at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Ian Nelson (The Hunger Games, Teen Wolf), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe, Suburgatory), Tony Danza (Don Jon, Taxi)  and Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives) will lead the cast. Also joining are T'keyah Keymah, Nate Smith, David Hoffman, Daniel Strauss and Andrew Schulz. Nelson will play bright, sweet-faced, innocent Andy Klavin. An average… Read