Good Universe, Point Grey Board Adolescent Comedy ‘Good Boys’ From ‘The Office’ Team
Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures is teaming with Good Universe to produce the R-rated comedy Good Boys from The Office alums Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, both of whom wrote the script and will also be making their feature directorial debut.
Said to be in the vein of Sausage Party and Superbad, the film follows four 12 year olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to… Read
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Alum Shay Mitchell Inks Pod Deal With Warner Bros. TV; Set To Co-Star In ‘You’ Lifetime Series
Another star of Warner Horizon’s Pretty Little Liars is staying in the Warner Bros. TV fold following the series’ seven-season run on Freeform. Shay Mitchell has formed production company Amore & Vita Productions and has signed an exclusive multi-year pod deal at WBTV.
Under the pact, Mitchell and producing partner David Dean Portelli will develop ideas for new scripted and non-scripted programming for broadcast, cable, on-demand/streaming and digital platforms via Warner… Read
Jim Sheridan’s Prison Break Movie ‘H Block’ Being Postponed
UPDATED, Monday, 7:36 AM: The financier for Jim Sheridan’s H Block told Deadline this AM that “the production was postponed due to timing issues with regards to the short time element with Pierce Brosnan’s availability that left us with a very small window to get him wrapped on his production date. That along with creative elements that needed to be addressed with Cillian [Murphy] caused us a conflict with his schedule and we are planning to remount the production in… Read
Sundance-Winning Director Crystal Moselle Sets Female Skater Film As First Feature
Crystal Moselle, whose documentary The Wolfpack picked up a Sundance Grand Jury prize in 2015, is set to make her narrative feature directorial debut in the Untitled Girl Skateboarder film from Bow and Arrow Entertainment, RT Features, and Pulse Films. The pic will star real-life New York City skateboarders Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Kabrina Adams, Jules Lorenzo as well as Jaden Smith and Orange Is The New Black‘s Elizabeth… Read
L.A. Pilot Production Falls To 8-Year Low; Straight-To-Series Surging, Says FilmLA
Los Angeles still leads the nation in television pilot production, but a study released today by FilmL.A. reveals that the home of Hollywood took a double-digit hit this year to fall to its lowest total since 2009. However, with pilots down this most recent cycle in all the major production centers except tax-incentive lucrative Louisiana, a jump in straight-to-series orders by cable outlets and the streaming services might be part of the problem.
With 68 pilots made in… Read
Broad Green Shuts Production; 15 Layoffs, 50 Projects In Turnaround As Founders Regroup
EXCLUSIVE: Slumping distributor-producer-financier Broad Green Pictures this morning will shutter its production division, a move that will mean layoffs of about 15 of Broad Green’s 75 employees, along with the exit of most of about 50 development projects being kicked back to filmmakers to be set up elsewhere. CEO Gabriel Hammond confirmed this to Deadline, but despite rumors to the contrary, stressed that he and his brother, Broad Green Chief Creative Officer Daniel Hamm… Read
Shondaland’s ‘Scandal’ & ‘HTGAWM’ Get New Producing Directors; Tom Verica Moves To ‘For The People’
Shondaland has named Jann Turner as the new Producing Director for Scandal and Jet Wilkinson in the same role for How To Get Away With Murder, as Tom Verica moves to For The People as its Producing Director and Executive Producer.
Turner joins Scandal as the replacement for Verica. She is a prolific film and TV director known for the features White Wedding and Paradise Stop. She has directed episodes of The Bold Type, The Last Ship, Scandal, The Catch, Chicago Fire, Greys… Read
Paradigm Agent Michael Van Dyck Exits To Launch Inspired Entertainment
TV/Literary agent Michael Van Dyck has left Paradigm after 13 years to launch management and production venture Inspired Entertainment with Pure Flix, the independent faith and family studio, backing the newly formed entity.
The company will develop, package, and broker inspirational content and brands with broad mainstream appeal for multiple platforms as well as represent accredited writers/ content creators, actors, and directors.
"I'm deeply committed to packaging… Read
‘Brigsby Bear’s 3311 Productions Sets Two Movies
EXCLUSIVE: As Sony Pictures Classics tomorrow opens the Dave McCary-directed Brigsby Bear with an ensemble headed by Kyle Mooney and Claire Danes, 3311 Productions’ Mark Roberts and Ross Jacobson are gearing up two more films.
The Fifth Official, a co-production with Gran Via Productions, has Chad Hartigan directing his script, a taut European thriller about a soccer ref who attempts to throw a match for the first time. Hartigan is coming off Morris From America, which… Read
Jason Ludman & Adam Gibbs Team On Film About ‘The A-Bomb Kid’
Jason Ludman of Lowland Pictures and Adam Gibbs are readying a film adaptation of John Aristotle Phillips' autobiography Mushroom: The True Story of the A-Bomb Kid, about Phillips’ attempt to design a nuclear bomb as a college student.
Co-authored by Phillips and his college best-friend David Michaelis, the true story is set in 1976 Princeton, where Phillips designs a atomic bomb in his dorm room to draw attention to nuclear proliferation. Phillips and Michaelis use the… Read
Fox Sets Russo Brothers In Co-Finance & WW Distribution Deal For New Movie Projects
EXCLUSIVE: Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are zeroing in on a major deal with 20th Century Fox for their unnamed production company that will fully launch in January after they complete back-to-back Avengers sequels. Sources said the Russo Brothers are closing a long term non-exclusive pact for Fox to co-finance and distribute worldwide features generated by the new venture. The company will have put pictures included, and the venture will provide… Read
Rosemarie DeWitt & Danny Huston Join Johnny Depp In ‘Richard Says Goodbye’
Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Devon Terrell and Odessa Young are set to join Johnny Depp and Zoey Deutch in Wayne Roberts' upcoming comedy drama Richard Says Goodbye.
The project, which has already started shooting on location in Vancouver (see first look image above), is co-financed by IM Global and Cirrina Studios with additional financing from Leeding Media. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik Entertainment and IM Global's president of production Greg Shapiro are… Read