Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades Contribute To Comics Anthology ‘Ricanstruction’ Benefiting Puerto Rico Relief Efforts
Graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez has announced that his original superhero La Borinqueña, will team up with comic book characters from DC Comics in Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico a comics anthology created to benefit ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The story will contain stories from Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities including Rosario Dawson (Luke Cage), Rubén Blades (Fear the Walking Dead), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton), Sonia Manzano… Read
Liza Chasin Launches 3dot Prods., Inks First-Look TV Deal With Anonymous Content
Five months after Liza Chasin exited as Working Title Films’ President of US Production to segue to producing, she has launched 3dot productions and has signed a first-look television production deal with Anonymous Content.
Under the pact, she will focus on developing and producing scripted programming for TV networks and streaming platforms. Additionally, Chasin will continue to develop and produce existing and new film projects.
"We could not be happier to be partnering… Read
‘Unsane’ Review: Claire Foy Is Superb In Steven Soderbergh’s Frightening And Timely Stalker Thriller
Steven Soderbergh, who supposedly “retired” from filmmaking a few years ago, turns out to have done nothing of the sort. He simply is changing things up, and that includes shooting his latest movie, Unsane, on a schedule of less than two weeks using an iPhone. But those who might fear for the quality of this Oscar-winning filmmaker responsible for the likes of Traffic, Erin Brockovich, the Ocean’s trilogy, sex, lies and videotape and so on should rest comfortably: As I… Read
Hallmark Channel Upfront Presentation Canceled Due To Storm, Net Makes Announcements, Including ‘When Calls the Heart’ Renewal, At Central Park Event
Crown Media Family Networks got creative when its upfront was canceled Wednesday due to the arrival of Winter Storm Toby in New York City. Big snowstorms in March certainly aren’t unheard of, but it appears it may be the first time a storm forced the cancellation of an upfront event.
Undeterred, Bill Abbott, president & CEO, and Ed Georger, EVP of ad sales, along with Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' fan-favorites, Candace Cameron Bure and Danica… Read
Triple Threat Alexandria Bombach Signs With UTA
EXCLUSIVE: Another capable female filmmaker has been signed by a top agency. Director, cinematographer and editor Alexandria Bombach, who debuted her feature doc On Her Shoulders at Sundance this year, has signed with UTA. That film took home the award for Best Directing in the U.S. Documentary competition.
On Her Shoulders was about the life of 23 year-old Nadia Murad who survived genocide and sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS only to become the courageous voice of her… Read
Andrew McCabe Investigated Jeff Sessions About Russian Contacts Months Before Sessions Sacked Him: ABC News
Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions sacked former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, for “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when he testified about his contacts with Russian operatives, ABC News reports Wednesday.
Democratic lawmakers repeatedly had accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, ABC News noted. But McCabe’s… Read
Disneyland’s Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride Makes Some Changes To Controversial Bride Auction Scene
Ever since Disneyland first opened the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in 1967, the attraction has become blockbuster movie franchise and a must-see for all who enter the gates of any of the Disney parks around the world. However, there has been one part of the ride that has remained controversial: the bride auction scene.
What may have been okay in the ’60s is now a bit insensitive and — let’s be honest — very misogynistic. Now that Disney has become aware of this, the… Read
’13 Reasons Why’ To Air Warning Video Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere
Netflix and 13 Reasons Why are taking further steps to address the controversy that followed the series in its first season. The series, which deals with teen suicide, bullying, drunk driving and rape in graphic detail, has been criticized by some mental health experts who say the show could pose health risks for certain young people, especially those with suicidal thoughts.
To address those concerns, Netflix unveiled new title cards with advisories that played before… Read
Meredith Plans 1,200 Layoffs & Will Sell Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune And Money
Meredith Corp., which bought Time Inc. last year for $1.85 billion, has confirmed plans to lay off 1,200 workers by year-end and explore the sale of four key brands as the integration of the two companies continues.
“We have made significant progress executing on these initiatives since we closed on the acquisition just six weeks ago,” said Meredith President and CEO Tom Harty.
Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money are all going on the block, as had been rumored, a… Read
March For Our Lives: Amy Schumer, Yara Shahidi Join L.A. Rally Speaker Line-Up; Hollywood Tweets March Support
Amy Schumer, Connie Britton, Olivia Wilde, Skai Jackson and Yara Shahidi are among the speakers set to take the stage at the Los Angeles March For Our Lives rally Saturday, with singer-songwriter Charlie Puth among the musical performers slated.
The actors will share the stage with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of the February 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida. Other speakers and performers will include Denver Choir, Lara Downes, Ta'Rhonda Jones… Read
Daniel Ezra Lands the Lead In Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot From Greg Berlanti
After a lengthy search, young British actor Daniel Ezra has been cast as the lead in the CW's untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods., L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Blair and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. It centers on Spencer James (Ezra), a rising high school football player from South L.A… Read
‘Once Upon A Time’ Series Finale: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas & Emilie de Ravin Returning
The fairy tale gang is coming back together.
Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are making good on their promise of “many familiar faces to the end,” with the announcement today that Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and Belle French (Emilie de Ravin) are returning for the finale of the ABC series after their departure this season.
Said Kitsis and Horowitz in a joint statement, “Seven years… Read