Donald Trump’s Reddit AMA Sees “Lock Her Up” Chant Online Amidst Internet Issues & Praise Of New Media
“I have been very concerned about media bias and the total dishonesty of the press,” said Donald Trump today on Reddit. “I think new media is a great way to get out the truth.”
New media had its own issues today as Trump’s Reddit AMA today didn’t quite go as smoothly planned with few responses from the usually social media savvy ex-Celebrity Apprentice host in the first half hour. At one point a moderator on the subreddit jumped into say: “Mr. Trump is landing for his… Read
‘Empire’s Lee Daniels Tells DNC That 2016 Is “Most Important Election Of Our Lifetime”, Advocates Gun Control
“I'm here because the next President of the United States invited me,”Empire co-creator Lee Daniels said today from the Philadelphia stage at the Democratic National Convention. “I was a little scared at first,” he added. “I wondered if Hillary [Clinton] really knew who I was. Not just the work I do in entertainment but who I really am.” To big applause from the crowd, the Clinton supporter told them “this is the most important election of our lifetime.”
“It hit me like a… Read
‘Narcos’ Creators On Series Post-Escobar: “We Plan On Stopping When Cocaine Stops” – TCA
Season 2 of Netflix’s Narcos will pick up from the last and showcase the ultimate demise of Pablo Escobar, which essentially marks the end of Golden Globe nominee Wagner Moura’s run playing the infamous drug lord. So after two seasons with Escobar at the center, reporters at TCA (and surely fans as well) were curious of the what might be to come.
Wagner, along with executive producer Eric Newman and director/executive director Jose Padilha, remained tight-lipped about the… Read
Actors’ Equity Leaders Say They’ve Been “Threatened” By 99-Seat Plan Opponents
The war of words continues between Actors’ Equity and a group of Los Angeles-based actors and theater owners opposed to the union's plan to force small playhouses to pay their actors minimum wage. In a recent email to members, the union said the minimum wage opponents have "openly threatened Equity staff and councilors and blacklisted members of their own community for speaking on behalf of fair pay."
Opponents say that forcing 99-seat theaters in L.A. to pay minimum wage… Read
Arnold Schwarzenegger Part Of James Cameron’s Global-Warming Video Shown At Dem Convention
OK, let’s try to wrap our heads around the following: Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Republican former governor of California, just talked about global warming at the Democratic National Convention. No, he didn’t make a backlit entrance for an impassioned speech, but he is among the narrators and appears in “Not Reality TV,” a video about climate change produced by James Cameron that was shown in Philadelphia and aired on TV. Watch it above.
The man who replaced Donald Trump… Read
Comedy Pic ‘Poms’ In Works With Sierra/Affinity Aboard
Sierra/Affinity has come aboard to finance and produce Poms, a comedy to be directed by Battle Of The Sexes hemlmer Zara Hayes from a script by Shane Atkinson. Hayes and Atkinson combined on the story, about a diverse group of women at a retirement community who form a cheerleading club to fulfill their lifelong dreams. The film will be produced by Wales-based Mad as a Birds Films' Ade Shannon, Celyn Jones, and Andy Evans; Rose Pictures' Rose Ganguzza; and Sierra's Kelly… Read
‘American Horror Story’ Teasers Give Eerie Glimpse Into Season 6
We’re getting a sneak peek at Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story Season 6 via three very brief teasers released via Snapchat.
The first shows smoke rising from an isolated farmhouse, forming the previously revealed AHS logo, with ominous sounds of thunder, a chain saw and a woman’s screams in the background. The second shows a mysterious hand grabbing a knife amid other odd hanging objects over what appears to be a baby’s crib. In the third, we see a woman’s feet running… Read
Head Of Boston Film Office Suspended After Extortion Indictment
EXCLUSIVE: Two senior officials for the city of Boston – including the head of its film office – have been placed on administrative leave after being indicted in an alleged extortion scheme to force a music festival producer to employ members of IATSE Stagehands Local 11. Their indictments stem from an FBI investigation launched after a Deadline exposé of the city's film office, which had sought to curry favor with union leaders by withholding city permits sought by… Read
John Malkovich To Star In ‘Humboldt’ Marijuana Trade Crime Drama Series
Two-time Oscar nominee John Malkovich is set to topline Humboldt, a crime drama series inspired by Emily Brady’s bestselling nonfiction book. The project, from Sony TV and Anonymous Content (True Detective, Mr. Robot), was written on spec by Michael A. Lerner (Love and Mercy). Humboldt is targeted for premium cable and streaming platforms.
The book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier, explores an insular Northern California community, which for nearly 40 years… Read
‘Stranger Things’ Co-Creators On How They Left Things “Open Ended” For Possible Season 2 – TCA
Netflix hasn’t officially renewed its supernatural drama series Stranger Things, but given the critical acclaim and massive online buzz the show has received since its July 15 premiere, a second season seems like a lock. Alas, much like Ted Sarandos ealier in the afternoon, series co-creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer were largely mum on whether or not it will return as the met with critics during the show’s TCA Summer Tour panel discussion at the Beverly Hilton. But… Read
‘The Fighter’ Scribes To Co-Write Movie About Leicester City’s Hollywood-Ending English Soccer Season
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the Oscar-nominated screenwriters of The Fighter and who also penned the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing pic Patriots Day, have found a new project to kick around. The have been set to write a screenplay with Goal: The Dream Begins scribe Adrian Butchart about Leicester City, the club which despite 5000-to-1 odds won the English Premiere League title this year overcoming perennial monied powerhouses like Arsenal, Chelsea… Read
Facebook Sees Growing User Engagement From Changes In Ad Loads And Video
Facebook execs warn that revenue growth will slow, while spending rises, as the company tries to increase the amount of time users spend on the site.
The social media company owes some of its torrid revenue growth to its efforts to expand its ad load. But that will only grow “modestly” until mid-2017, slowing the pace, the company told analysts in a conference call to discuss Q2 earnings.
At the same time, capital expenditures will increase “pretty substantially” to help… Read