Student Academy Award Winners Unveiled
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have selected 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards. The awards ceremony is set for September 22 at he Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where gold, silver and bronze medals in the seven categories will be announced.
The Academy said it received a record 1,749 film submissions this year from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities. The winners are eligible to compete for 2016… Read
Fox News: Andrea Tantaros “An Opportunist”, Not A “Victim”
Fox News Channel says its former host Andrea Tantaros “is not a victim, she is an opportunist” who is using a sexual harassment lawsuit as a “smokescreen” to distract from her “violation of her employment contract.”
In a court filing today (read it here), Fox argued blisteringly that the complaint the former The Five co-host filed in New York Supreme Court bears “all the hallmarks of the ‘wannabe.’ ”
Tantaros, meanwhile, has challenged current and former network execs to… Read
‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Will Restart Production In February
EXCLUSIVE: Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure starring Dylan O’Brien will start up again in February, sources tell Deadline. The production had shut down after O’Brien was sidelined after being seriously injured on the set in March while filming the third installment of the popular YA franchise and was hospitalized with injuries to his face.
The production was supposed to start up on May 9 but that was postponed, as was the release date, to give O’Brien more… Read
‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’ & ‘Emerald City’ Get Premiere Dates On NBC
We knew The New Celebrity Apprentice was going to premiere in January on NBC, and now we have a date. The series, set in Los Angeles with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger reigning over the boardroom, will premiere at 8 PM Monday, January 2.
The new season’s advisers include investment guru Warren Buffett, Los Angeles Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; supermodel and actress Tyra Banks, CEO of the Tyra Banks Company and cosmetics brand Tyra Beauty… Read
‘Grimm’ To End After Season 6 On NBC
The upcoming sixth season will be the last for NBC supernatural crime drama series Grimm. It will premiere January 6 and run on the show’s regular night, Friday, at 8 PM, an hour earlier than the previous five seasons.
There was an alarm raised in April when Grimm, whose first five seasons consisted of 22 episodes each, only received a 13-episode renewal for Season 6. The series was left on the bench for the first time. Except for 2012 when it launched following the… Read
‘The Hollars’ Review: John Krasinski’s Directorial Triumph Earns Laughs & Tears
John Krasinski, who not only co-stars in the touching new dramedy The Hollars but also expertly directs it, has said he wanted to make a Terms Of Endearment for a new generation. If the balance of hearty laughs and earned tears is any indication, he has succeeded. This is a roaringly funny movie filled with heart and emotion. The film opened on a limited basis over the weekend in New York and Los Angeles, but as I say in my video review above, this could truly be a… Read
Gene Wilder: Hollywood Reacts To Legendary Comic Actor’s Death
Refresh for latest… Hollywood is mourning the loss of Gene Wilder, the great comedic actor who died late Sunday. Reactions on Twitter range from “genius” — repeatedly — and “hero” to “giant of comedy” and “true original.” Here is a sampling of reactions from social media.
Cloris Leachman, co-star of Young Frankenstein:
“Oh, Gene, it’s too soon! It’s too soon.”
Gene Wilder was a giant of comedy. His legacy of films is inspiring. A true genius..
— Billy Crystal… Read
Broadway’s Summer Slump Continues With 6.6% Box Office Drop; ‘Paramour’ Gets Therapy
The Broadway box office took another August dip last week, thanks at least in part to the reduced schedule at the Street’s biggest theater, the Lyric. That’s where Cirque du Soleil’s gypsies-and-gymnasts fusion show Paramour shut down temporarily, shaving off three performances this week (and a few more next week) as the creatives went back to the drawing board in hopes of fixing the underperforming extravaganza. The result was a $387K writedown from the previous week at… Read
“Brutally Honest” Roc-A-Fella Records TV Series In Works From Damon Dash & Lemuel Plummer
EXCLUSIVE: Old rumors about Roc-A-Fella Records may soon be laid to rest and, in some cases, confirmed. Music and film producer Damon Dash has partnered with Preachers Of L.A. executive producer Lemuel Plummer for a TV series that will tell the story of the storied rap label co-founded in 1996 by Dash, Kareem Burke, and rap superstar Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.
“It means a lot that Damon trusts us to tell the story – the true story – of how two global music icons got their… Read
Mel Brooks On Gene Wilder: “One Of The Truly Great Talents Of Our Time”
Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder teamed as director and star on a trio of iconic comedy films in their careers, in a collaboration that began with 1967’s The Producers, then a pair of classics amazingly in the same year: 1974’s Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, the second of which the two co-wrote.
Brooks tweeted a statement today after Wilder died at age 83:
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he… Read
Showtime In Talks To Add Postscript To ‘Weiner’ In Wake Of Huma Abedin Separation Announcement – Update
A Showtime rep tells Deadline the network is in discussions with team behind Weiner about possibly adding a postscript to the award-winning documentary, after Anthony Weiner’s wife this morning announced she was separating from her husband.
Hillary Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin issued her statement this morning in the wake of yet another sexting scandal.
Seizing the moment, Showtime issued an announcement reminding us it will premiere the award-winning documentary Wei… Read
CNN Wins FAA Waiver To Fly Newsgathering Drones Over People
TV news helicopters are so passe: CNN says today that it’s the first organization that has secured a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly an unmanned drone — formally called an unmanned aerial system (UAS) — over people in the U.S.
“The ability to fly over people is a huge step forward, and a necessary one as we cover the news where it happens,” says David Vigilante, CNN’s SVP of Legal. “We look forward to continue to work in partnership with the FAA to… Read