Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Calling On Aspiring Artists: Another ‘Fifth Element’ Fashion Statement?
This is different. Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has teamed with Yahoo Style in a global search for “innovative and original” costume designs to appear in the helmer’s sci-fi epic Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen are starring in the project — and evidently need to be dressed in a truly original way. Europa and Yahoo Style are launching a contest that invites artists to submit their designs for use in the film, which… Read
Shout! Acquires All U.S. Rights To Arcana Studios’ H.P. Lovecraft Animated Film
EXCLUSIVE: H.P. Lovecraft and the words ‘kid-friendly’ seems incongruent, but in animated form, it takes on a different light. Shout! Factory has struck a deal with Arcana Studios to distribute a new, animated feature Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom which is based on the graphic novel of the same name. Under terms of the deal, Shout! Factory has secured all U.S. rights to the film in all areas — theatrical, digital, broadcast, home entertainment — and will have… Read
Amy Doyle Named EVP For VH1 & Logo
Chris McCarthy, who was named General Manager of VH1 in July in addition to his GM duties at Logo, has named MTV and VH1 executive Amy Doyle as his deputy. Doyle has been appointed EVP for VH1 & Logo. In the newly created role, Doyle will assist McCarthy with the oversight of the management and creative of both brands. Doyle will directly oversee Live Programming, Tent-pole Events and Specials, Network Talent Development and Celebrity Relations. In addition, she will… Read
A&E Snags ITV’s ‘Frankenstein Chronicles’ With Sean Bean – Mipcom
Game Of Thrones star Sean Bean will play police inspector John Marlott in the six-part British crime-cum-horror series. Set in 19th century London, The Frankenstein Chronicles tells the story of Marlott, a Thames River detective, hunting down a killer who appears to be assembling humans from mutilated body parts in a copycat twist on the Frankenstein story. When a child's corpse is discovered during an investigation, Marlott is horrified to discover that it's in fact a… Read
Christina Aguilera Confirmed For ‘The Voice’ Season 10
It’s official: Christina Aguilera will join fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams for Season 10 of The Voice, NBC confirmed today.
The 10th season will begin in February.
The Voice is averaging a 3.5 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall in L+3 in weeks 1 and 2 of the current season, according to Nielsen and the network. The Emmy-winning singing competition series also debuted with six-month time-period highs for NBC… Read
Graphic Novel ‘Stryx’ Getting Live-Action Adaptation With Element 8, Grid & John Harrison
EXCLUSIVE: LA-based Element 8 Entertainment and GRID/AT-Anim are partnering to develop a live-action TV adaptation of best-selling French graphic novel The Call Of The Stryx and have brought writer-director John Harrison onboard. Harrison’s credits include the Emmy-winning adaptation of iconic sci-fi work Dune and he recently created, wrote and directed Residue for Netflix. Harrison has also worked extensively with George A. Romero on his Tales From The Darkside, and… Read
Flemish Director Robin Pront Signs With WME & Anonymous Content
EXCLUSIVE: Young Flemish director Robin Pront has signed with WME and Anonymous Content following the world premiere of his debut feature The Ardennes at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is about two bandit brothers — one fresh from prison, the other eager to escape their criminal past — who form a potentially explosive love triangle with the ex-con's ex-girlfriend. (Check out the trailer bel0w.)
The film was sold to one of France's leading art house distributors… Read
Canal Plus, Disney Extend Programming Deal With Force – Mipcom
Canal Plus is getting an extra dose of The Force. A renewed deal between the French pay-TV outlet and Disney Media Distribution will begin in January 2016 and encompass first-run features as well as SVOD services — and that means Star Wars, too. Disney has been heavily promoting its relationship with the franchise here at Mipcom where the massive stand is adorned with images of the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing fighters and light sabers.
Described as a new chapter in Canal's… Read
Relativity And Ryan Kavanaugh Face Challenges In Keeping International Partners On-Board
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kavanaugh may yet get his beloved Relativity back- at least its film operations- but even if the bankruptcy judge does approve the deal, the flame haired mogul has some major making-up to do with his international partners. A significant element of Relativity’s business model has always been its output deals with foreign distributors. Those deals, Kavanaugh has always argued, allowed Relativity to offset the majority of the risk on those offshore shoulders… Read
Barry Diller On Donald Trump: If He Wins, I’m Fleeing The Country — Or Resisting
Note to those of you who had Barry Diller in your which-media-mogul-will-endorse-Donald Trump pool: Thanks for playing our game. The IAC Interactive boss didn’t mince words about the GOP White House hopeful during an event in NYC today. "If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the country or join the resistance," Diller said at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit. But don’t fret, Diller fans — and you know who you are: The erstwhile Aereo backer… Read
George Lopez To Star In ‘Aloha Santa’; Hope Davis Joins ‘Claire’
George Lopez has signed star in Aloha Santa, set to begin production in Maui in December. Lopez will play Chris Cringle, the lazy, immature adopted son of Santa who inherits the Santa Claus role when his father dies. Lacking confidence in his role, he ends up crash-landing in Hawaii when he takes the sleigh out for a test drive days before Christmas. Now he must find a way home in time to make the annual gift deliveries.
Billed as Hawaii’s first Christmas movie, it’s… Read
Lou Diamond Phillips Mobs Up ‘Blindspot’; Amanda Brooks Joins Showtime’s Lena Waithe Pilot
Lou Diamond Phillips has landed a guest-starring role for a meaty upcoming story arc on NBC’s Blindspot. He’ll appear in a recurring basis as Saúl Guerrero, a feared criminal and pivotal character from Bethany Mayfair’s (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) past that will send shock waves through the FBI. Phillips’ character was briefly introduced via a photo in the most recent episode and will loom large as the season progresses. HE currently stars on Netflix’s revived Longmire and… Read