‘Pretty Little Liars’ Casts British Actor As The New Doctor In Town
A new psychologist has landed in Rosewood, PA. British actor Huw Collins has booked a major recurring role on ABC Family/Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars for the second half of Season 6. He plays Dr. Elliot Rollins, a psychologist who becomes entangled in the town;s unfolding drama.
Newcomer Collins was seen seen briefly in a preview clip of the winter premiere episode played Friday at New York Comic Con. The remaining 10 episodes of Season 6 will premiere on January… Read
NATO Hands Chairman Gavel To Celebration! Cinemas’ John Loeks
The National Association of Theatre Owners just announced that its 17-member executive board of directors last week elected new officers from among its ranks to two-year terms overseeing the exhibition industry trade group.
The head of Grand Rapids, MI-based Celebration! Cinemas, John Loeks, is the new Chairman — taking over from Carmike Cinemas’ David Passman. And Jeff Logan, President of South Dakota’s Foothills Entertainment, was elected Secretary, the position… Read
USA Backdoor Pilot ‘The Wilding’ & Showtime’s ‘Dice’ Add Cast
Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie), Antonio Jaramillo (Shades Of Blue) and Nadia Alexander (Fan Girl) have booked series regular roles in The Wilding, USA Network's two-hour backdoor pilot from Universal Cable Prods and executive producers Tim Kring and writer-creator Silka Luisa. In The Wilding, disparate people across North Carolina realize they're connected by the same haunting. Their only hope is a fractured family battling the repercussions of a teenage pregnancy… Read
Fox Business Network Announces Next GOP Debate Date
Fox Business Network and Wall Street Journal today announced November 10 as the date for their GOP debate in Milwaukee. That makes it the first debate, in this long slog to the White House, to be held less than a year before the 2016 presidential election, for what it’s worth.
The debate will focus on jobs, taxes and the general health of the economy as well as domestic and international policy issues. FBN moderators and criteria to qualify were not announced. Fox… Read
Daredevil Season 2 Trailer: Punisher Goes “Bang” After NY Comic Con Peek Leaks
The Man Without Fear isn't returning to Netflix for a second season until next year, but New York Comic Con got a look at what’s to come. In a Season 1 sizzle reel and a teaser trailer for Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil, fans this weekend saw their first glimpses of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in action and Elodie Yung as Electra – and now you can too as it has been officially released after leaking all over the web earlier today. In the Season 2 material (see below)… Read
Cohen Films Acquires Merchant Ivory Library
Cohen Media Group acquired the 30 titles that constitute many of the prestige films generated by Merchant Ivory Productions partners Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory. There are 21 features, nine documentaries and shorts and Charles S. Cohen pans to restore and rerelease them as part of the Cohen Film Collection. Merchant died in 2005. Among the films in the library are Howards End, Maurice, Shakespeare Wallah and Heat and Dust. Here is the inventory:
The H… Read
Volkswagen’s Clean Diesel Scandal Set For Movie By Paramount, Appian Way
Paramount Pictures and Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson have acquired a four-page proposal for a book by Jack Ewing that will detail the Volkswagen's Clean Diesel scandal that led to the resignation of Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn and shook up the global automobile market. The book will reveal how the "more, better, faster" dictum that prevails in 21st century boardrooms can lead down a dark path. The story follows the events of the scandal… Read
UTA Wants CAA’s “False” Amended Anti-Agent Poaching Lawsuit Gutted
More than a month ago, CAA filed its first amended complaint in the agencies’ ongoing agent-poaching case with new "aiding and abetting" claims and more accusations of "a lawless, midnight raid" by UTA. Now UTA, which was the beneficiary of five big-fish CAA comedy agents and a number of their clients jumping ship on March 31, has responded – and it is rather blunt.
"Like its original Complaint in this action, CAA's First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) is riddled with… Read
Steve Zahn Suiting Up As Simian In ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’
Steve Zahn is set to play a new ape character in War For The Planet Of The Apes, the third installment of the rebooted series for 20th Century Fox. Details of his character and the plot are under wraps. He joins a cast that returns Andy Serkis as dominant ape Caesar and Gabriel Chavarria (Low Riders) and Woody Harrelson as human types. Matt Reeves co-wrote the Chernin Entertainment pic with Mark Bomback, and Reeves returns to direct after 2014’s Dawn Of the Planet Of The A… Read
CBS Buys Comedy From ‘Modern Family’s Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh As Put Pilot
Workplace, a single-camera comedy from Modern Family executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, has landed at CBS with a put pilot commitment. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.
As the title suggests, the project is a workplace comedy. It is set in a three-story building with three seemingly separate businesses: a one-hit-wonder app developer; a real estate company grudgingly shared by a divorced couple; and a cafe run by two sisters, one of whom hasn't worked a… Read
Imagine Hires Tyler Mitchell To Be Motion Pictures Senior Veep
Tyler Mitchell has joined Imagine Entertainment as SVP Motion Pictures. Imagine president Erica Huggins said that Mitchell “brings an extensive experience in successful filmmaking and producing to our team." Mitchell has been in the development and producing trenches for a long time, most recently at Bob Cooper's Landscape Entertainment, where he oversaw both film and television.
Mitchell is an executive producer on Landscape's upcoming film Maudie, starring Ethan Hawke… Read
Comedy Adaptation Of Austrian Series ‘Braunschlag’ Set At ABC With Penalty
A half-hour adaptation of the hourlong Austrian series Braunschlag has landed at ABC with a script commitment plus significant penalty. The untitled single-camera project, from Sony TV and Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue, is written/executive produced by The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan and executive produced by Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs), who will direct the potential pilot if available.
In the ABC version, a young small-town mayor named Emma Wolf has dysfunctional siblings… Read