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NFL Playoffs Will Air On Armed Forces Net Despite Government Shutdown

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In a last-minute deal, overseas troops will be able to watch today’s NFL conference championships via the Armed Forces Network, which had its services suspended because of the government shutdown. The American Forces Network usually broadcasts American radio and television programming in Europe and other locations outside the U.S.  But the NFL announced this morning that the AFN will keep going for both the Vikings/Eagles and Patriots/Jaguars games. Even if the AFN had… Read


Jim Hosking Takes On The Romantic Comedy Through ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’ — Sundance Studio

Premiering at Sundance two years ago, Jim Hosking’s feature debut The Greasy Strangler was a midnight smash, presenting a very clear idea of Hosking’s vision and taste as an artist. The eccentricities and unique shock value on display in that film might foster certain notions or expectations of the filmmaker. Certainly, for those familiar with Hosking’s work, the notion of the filmmaker taking on a romantic comedy would seem highly improbable But Hosking isn’t one to… Read


Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Takes Foreign On ‘Leave No Trace’ – Sundance

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions bought international on Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace. The deal excludes North America. Endeavor Content sold it. Ben Foster and newcomer Harcourt McKenzie star as father and daughter who have chosen to live outside domesticated society in the Oregon woods. They are soon discovered by the authorities and social services and are forced to adapt to new surroundings. Pic is based on Peter Rock’s novel My Abandonment, with a script by… Read


‘Monster’: Watch Deadline’s Sundance Series Panel Livestream


Deadline's Sundance Series filmmaker panels wrap today with Monster, the debut feature film of top music video helmer Anthony Mandler. It comes ahead of the drama’s world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section at the Sundance Film Festival, where it bows tomorrow at the Eccles. Mandler will join Deadline's Dominic Patten at the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge on Main Street to discuss the film, bringing along castmembers Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright… Read


Burning Out On Stand-Up, Bo Burnham Turns To New Form Of Expression With ‘Eighth Grade’ — Sundance Studio

Doing stand-up for ten years and establishing himself as a singular, memorable comedic voice, Bo Burnham, at some point along the way, burned out on himself as a subject of exploration, and the art of stand-up in general. “I was so violently tired of my own face, and my own voice, and my own head,” Burnham explains. But when one door closes, another opens—and in the medium of film, the comedian has found a new creative outlet that allows him to express himself in a… Read


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells Sundance She’s Not Worried About #MeToo Backlash

"I think it's about time," said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today at the Sundance Film Festival about the rise of the #MeToo movement. "For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could about it," the almost 25-year SCOTUS vet added of the renewed response to widespread sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. "But now the law is on the side of women or men who encounter harassment, and that's big thing." "Let's see where it goes,"… Read


‘Private Life’ Breakout Star Kayli Carter Wants To Surround Herself With Women In Creative Spaces — Sundance Studio

Taking a 10-year hiatus from filmmaking after seeing her Sundance-premiering The Savages collect two Oscar nominations, writer/director Tamara Jenkins is back at the fest in a productive year, with not one, but two films that are drawing strong buzz in Park City. There’s Juliet, Naked—based on a Nick Hornby novel—which she scripted, and then there’s Private Life, a Netflix release which opened this year’s festival. Private Life follows Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard… Read


Jason Blum’s Advice To Burgeoning Producers At Sundance: “Don’t Worry About Your Movie Getting A Theatrical Release”

What a year it’s been for producer and Blumhouse boss Jason Blum. A year ago during Sundance, he had the top grossing title at the weekend box office, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split which with $40M marked the fifth best ever opening for January. And Blum also sneaked the world premiere of Get Out here at Sundance, which off a $4.5M production cost reaped close to $255M and stands on the precipice of potential Oscar noms this Tuesday. This morning Blum was the keynote speaker… Read


Deadline Studio at Sundance 2018 – Day 2 – Elle Fanning, Idris Elba, Carey Mulligan, Luke Wilson, & More

The Deadline Studio presented by Hyundai is again on Main Street in Park City, opening its doors to the most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival 2018. Talent stopping by the Deadline Studio for portraits and video interviews on Day 2 included Elle Fanning (I Think We’re Alone Now), Idris Elba (Yardie), Carey Mulligan (Wildlife), Luke Wilson (Arizona), and many more. Portraits photographed by Michael Buckner exclusively for Deadline… Read

Box Office

‘Darkest Hour’ Tops $41M, ‘The Shape of Water’ Crosses $30M, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Expands – Specialty Box Office

Awards contenders are again in command of the Specialty box office this weekend. Focus Features' Darkest Hour is now the highest-grossing fall release Specialty at $41M. It will soon overtake The Big Sick, which was 2017's box office champ among limited release titles. The company also jumped Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread to 896 locations in its fifth frame, grossing $3.37M. Fresh off of its PGA win, Searchlight's The Shape of Water expanded again, going over… Read


‘Arizona’ Stars Danny McBride & Kaitlin Olson On Their Penchant For Portraying Extreme Characters — Sundance Studio

Wrapping up his exceptional and outlandish HBO series Vice Principals last fall, Danny McBride is on to his next extreme character portrait with the darkly comedic thriller Arizona. The feature directorial debut of Jonathan Watson—who had previously worked for many years as a 1st AD and second unit director, and met McBride on the second season of Eastbound & DownArizona follows Cassie Fowler (Rosemarie DeWitt), a single mom who struggles as a realtor in the midst of the… Read


White House Correspondent April Ryan Tells CNN News Organizations Have Police “On Speed Dial” For Death Threats

UPDATE, with video April Ryan, the White House correspondent who asked President Donald Trump if he is a racist, told CNN today that news organizations in the age of Trump have “the FBI and local police on speed dial” for death threats against reporters. “Death threats, yes,” Ryan told a seemingly surprised Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Reliable Sources. “For asking questions and reporting. Me personally.” Asked by Stelter what reporters do when threatened, Ryan said… Read