Peter Jackson Directing An Episode Of ‘Doctor Who’?
Peter Jackson has dropped an intriguing video on his Facebook page. Seems the much-buzzed-about topic of Jackson directing an episode of Doctor Who is becoming a reality — or is it?
In the video, we see Jackson polishing his four Oscars as his daughter Katie reads him an email from Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, asking if Jackson will direct an episode of the hit BBC series. She asks Dad why Jackson hasn’t responded to Moffat’s emails. "He's always emailing me,"… Read
The Weinstein Co. Puts ‘The Alchemist’ In Turnaround
EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Co. has put its long-gestating adaptation of Paolo Coelho’s global bestseller The Alchemist into a 12-month turnaround. The decision marks the end, for now at least, of a near-decade long attempt to get the New Age page-turner to the big screen. Deadline understands that the rights now have reverted to Laurence Fishburne, who has been involved with the project even longer than the Weinsteins have.
Coelho's book is something of a publishing… Read
Jimmy Fallon Logs Biggest Demo Margin To Date Over Stephen Colbert
NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon delivered its biggest demo margin to date compared to CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, making it five weeks in a row Fallon has established a new biggest-yet margin versus a week of Colbert originals. Fallon took the ratings week of November 16-20 by 79%. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live topped CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the week in the demo despite JKL airing a repeat telecast on Friday. Kimmel also scored his… Read
RealD Says Potential Bidders Backed Off Over Concerns About 3D’s Prospects
What scared away all but one of the potential bidders in RealD? That’s still unclear, although a new SEC filing from the 3D technology company cites others’ concerns about “perceived risks around consumer appetite for 3D films,” as well as fears that theaters might not renew their deals to license RealD technology.
Early this month RealD wrapped up a hunt for a buyer, which began in February, by accepting Rizvi Traverse Management’s offer of $551 million, including… Read
‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Score With Patriots’ Defeat; ‘Quantico’ Down
All good things must come to an end, and for the New England Patriots, last night saw the demise of their undefeated season. With a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos and QB Brock Osweiler, the defending Super Bowl champs finally went down – which meant that went up.
On a night that had the midseason finale of The Walking Dead on cable and Kobe Bryant taking the court just hours after announcing his retirement, the NBC and NFL big show scored… Read
Fullscreen Taps Ex-Hulu Boss Andy Forssell As COO
Andy Forssell, the longtime Hulu executive who in 2013 served a stint as interim CEO, has joined online video company Fullscreen as Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee day-to-day operations of the company's three divisions — serving creators, brands and consumers — as well as shared services including marketing, technology and product development. He also joins the board of directors.
At Hulu, Forssell rose to SVP Content, while also overseeing tech and operations… Read
Donald Trump Blames TV For Lack Of Video Showing NJ Muslims Celebrating World Trade Center Collapse
Donald Trump this morning blamed television for not yet producing proof of his claim that he saw a TV broadcast in which thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated when the World Trade Center was downed by terrorists.
"Don't forget … 15 years ago, it wasn't like it is today, where you press a button and you play a video,” Trump told MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning when asked again if he’s standing by the claim he made about a week ago. “Fourteen, 15 years ago, they… Read
Slamdance Film Festival Slate Announced
The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled the Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition lineup for its 22nd edition, set for January 22-28 in Park City. The ultra-indie fest’s competition program includes 12 world premieres, three North American premieres and a U.S. premiere. Jury Awards are presented to feature films and all films are eligible for Audience Awards and the Spirit of Slamdance Award, judged by the filmmakers, who in the past have included the likes… Read
Billy Campbell & Karine Vanasse Cast As Leads In CTV Drama ‘Cardinal’
EXCLUSIVE: Billy Campbell (The Killing) and Revenge alum Karine Vanasse have been cast as leads in CTV’s six-part one-hour drama series Cardinal (working title).
The cinematic murder mystery, adapted from Giles Blunt’s novel Forty Words For Sorrow, the first of the John Cardinal Mysteries series, stars Campbell as the intelligent, reflective, and dogged detective named John Cardinal, from the northern city of Algonquin Bay, who is burdened by a wrong he committed years… Read
‘Transparent’ Season 2 First Episode Available On Amazon Prime
Amazon is premiering the first episode of Transparent‘s second season tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. This comes ahead of the series full season premiere December 11 in the U.S., UK, Germany and Austria.
‘Supergirl’ Gets Order For 7 More Episodes From CBS
Supergirl is joining the rest of CBS’ new fall series in receiving a back episodic order. The network has given a seven-episode pickup to the superhero drama, bringing its freshman run to 20 episodes, two shy of a full-season 22. Still, CBS calls this a full-season order, a term the broadcast networks have been using widely this season for series that get additional episodes beyond the initial 13.
Supergirl, which launched to overwhelmingly positive reviews, has been… Read
Amazon Greenlights Oliver Goldstick’s ‘The Collection’, Its First Original UK Drama
Amazon has commissioned The Collection, its first original UK drama series, from producers Lookout Point, who also co-produced BBC-TWC epic adaptation War And Peace. The 8 hour-long episode series was created by Pretty Little Liars and Ugly Betty exec producer Oliver Goldstick, in association with BBC Worldwide. The show tells the story of an illustrious Paris fashion house (think: Dior) just after World War II.
The show is exec produced by former HBO exec Anne… Read