‘Name That Tune’ Revival In Works At CBS
EXCLUSIVE: CBS is rebooting Name That Tune. The network has ordered a pilot for a new, updated version of the classic music game show.
The new Name That Tune was developed by Ralph Rubenstein and Noah Rubenstein of Prestige Entertainment Group, which owns rights to the title. The two executive produce with veteran reality showrunner David Hurwitz (Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Fear Factor) and reality agent-turned-producer/manager John Ferriter of The… Read
Lionsgate Sets Release Date For Animated Film ‘Condorito: La Pelicula’; Breaking Glass Dates SXSW Pic ‘Inheritance’
Lionsgate/Pantelion Films’ Spanish-language animated comedy, Condorito: La Pelicula, will get a limited release on January 12, 2018. From directors Alex Orrelle and Eduardo Schuldt, the film features the voices of Omar Chaparro, Jessica Cediel, Cristian de la Fuente, and Coco Legrand. Based on a Latin American comic strip, Condorito: La Pelicula follows the famous character Condorito (Chaparro), who is ready to propose to Yayita (Cediel) and tie the feather- er, knot, but… Read
Imperative Entertainment Makes Jillian Apfelbaum Head Of Film
EXCLUSIVE: Imperative Entertainment has promoted Jillian Apfelbaum to be Head of Film. She had been VP Content. She continues report to partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas.
Apfelbaum will be responsible for acquiring projects for development, with COO John Atwood. She is a producer for film, television and live entertainment and currently is working on recently acquired Faster, Neal Bascomb's upcoming novel about French Jewish race car driver Rene Dreyfus, as well as… Read
Emmy Winner Riz Ahmed In Negotiations With Netflix On ‘Hamlet’
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from his Emmy win for HBO’s The Night Of, Riz Ahmed is setting up a feature role, and it will be one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters. The actor is sealing a deal with Netflix to star in his contemporary adaptation of Hamlet. The version was developed by the actor with writer Mike Lesslie (Macbeth, Assassins Creed), whom he’d known from college.
Set in a modern-day London of economic and political uncertainty, the story follows the intersecting themes… Read
‘Beautiful Girls’ Scribe Scott Rosenberg On A Complicated Legacy With Harvey Weinstein
Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg just wrote a thought provoking post on his Facebook account about his early days at Miramax Films,. There, he wrote the memorable movies Beautiful Girls and Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead, and was part of that period when Harvey Weinstein became the center of the indie universe.
So, uh, yeah.
We need to talk about Harvey.
I was there, for a big part of it.
From, what, 1994 to the early 2000s?
Something like that.
Certainly The Golden… Read
Shari Redstone Hit With $100M RICO Act Suit From Sumner’s Ex Companion
Almost two years after Sumner Redstone's former companion Manuela Herzer started the first of several legal actions to get back into the media mogul's life and good graces, today she went after his daughter Shari Redstone and her son for at least $100 million under the once-mob-aimed RICO Act.
“The acts of Defendants Shari Redstone and Tyler Korff constitute an illegal pattern of racketeering in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO")… Read
‘One Voice: Somos Live!’ Disaster-Relief Telethon Raises $35M In Pledges – Update
UPDATED, 3:06 PM: Saturday’s disaster-relief telethon One Voice: Somos Live! generated $35M in pledges, NBC said today. The broadcaster and Spanish-language net Univision and Telemundo simulcast the show led by Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in Los Angeles and Marc Anthony in Miami.
PREVIOUSLY, October 11: More networks and celebrities have joined Saturday’s telethon to raise money for disaster relief. NBC said today that iHeartMedia, Viacom networks, Facebook and… Read
ABC Buys PI Drama From Mila Kunis & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ EP William Harper
ABC has put in development an hourlong gumshoe/family drama from Mila Kunis’ Orchard Farm Productions, Grey’s Anatomy executive producer William Harper, and ABC Studios, where Orchard Farm and Harper are under overall deals.
Written by Harper, the untitled project centers on a housewife who feels invisible to her husband and shunned by her teenage daughter but finds new purpose and confidence when she becomes the indispensable protégé of the sexy private investigator who… Read
Amazon Scraps London Showcase Event That Roy Price Was Set To Attend
Amazon had been planning a showcase of its fall season in London on Thursday, but that has now been canceled. The timing is significant given that it comes less than a week after suspension of studio boss Roy Price amid claims of sexual harassment.
The initial invitation to the event was billed as the "Prime Video European Autumn Video Showcase," with Price and others hosting. But a note was later sent to invitees canceling the event. “We wanted to let you know that the… Read
‘It Happened In L.A.’: The Orchard Unveils Trailer & Release Date For Michelle Morgan’s Dating Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: The Orchard has slated a release date for the Michelle Morgan written and directed comedy film, It Happened In L.A., which explores the ups and downs of a young dating couple. The pic will get a limited release beginning November 3 in New York and November 10 in Los Angles before its digital bow November 14. The company also dropped the first-look trailer, which can be viewed above.
It follows Annette (Morgan) and Elliot (Jorma Taccone), a mostly happy… Read
‘What Haunts Us’ Trailer: Complicit Silence About Sexual Predator Burdens Town In Timely Docu
EXCLUSIVE: With all the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment surfacing in Hollywood, Paige Goldberg Tolmach’s documentary What Haunts Us couldn’t come at a better time. With the film, Tolmach proves that the harm from complicit silence about sexual abuse goes beyond the bubble of Hollywood by bringing us to the seemingly perfect Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina, where a teacher turned out to be a sexual predator — and nearly everyone at the school… Read
‘Only The Brave’ Review: Josh Brolin Leads Powerful Story Of Granite Mountain Hotshots
Sometimes a movie comes along at exactly the time it is needed, and that couldn’t be more true than in the case of Only The Brave, which tells the true and tragic story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of 20 Arizona-based firefighters who fought against all odds to contain the Yarnell Mountain fire in Prescott, AZ in 2013 with deadly results. Although the account of these real-life everyday heroes could be looked at as something of a downer, the film… Read