Sony Pegs Release Dates For ‘The Nightingale’ And ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Sony has slotted in TriStar Pictures' The Nightingale, Columbia Pictures’ Charlie’s Angels and an untitled animated franchise pic to its release schedule. First up is The Nightingale, based on the bestselling book by Kristin Hannah about two sisters living in France at the beginning of World War II. The picture, directed by Michelle MacLaren, will be released August 10, 2018, as ounterprogramming to Universal’s Scarface, Warner Bros.’ Meg and Paramount’s animated hopeful A… Read
NBC Wins 2016-17 Season In Ratings Demo; CBS Takes Total Viewers
NBC will finish the 2016-17 TV season at No. 1 in the key 18-49 demographic group for the third time in four years. The victory marks the first time in five years any network has finished on top without the Super Bowl – or even an Olympics.
CBS will finish the season as the country’s most-watched network, hanging on to its crown for a ninth consecutive season – and 14 of the past 15.
The current TV season doesn’t officially wrap until midweek, but the all-but-final… Read
Broadway Box Office, Part 2: ‘Waitress’ Soars With Sara Bareilles; Plays Struggle
Sara Bareilles’ stint in the title role of Waitress continues to pay dividends for the holdover from last season, which brought her a Tony nomination for the score. Last week the show sold $1.3 million worth of tickets at the Nederlander Organization’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, almost 30 per cent above its gross potential, at an average price of $156.29.
The final week of the 2016-2017 season (look here for season wrap-up) continued the months-long trend of good news for… Read
Bona Film Group Stakes $80M On Roland Emmerich/Mark Gordon WWII Battle Pic ‘Midway:’ Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: In the biggest deal made at this Cannes Film Festival, Bona Film Group has closed a deal near $80 million to lead the investment on director Roland Emmerich's next feature Midway, based on the seminal WWII battle, for The Mark Gordon Company.
The Chinese company has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding the U.S., and Bona will release the film in China. Wes Tooke wrote the script, and Bona's Yu Dong will produce with Emmerich, MGC's Mark Gordon and… Read
Sean Hannity Still Shilling DNC Staffer Murder Story As Fox News Retracts
After repeated pleas from Seth Rich's family and more hearsay than evidence, Fox News Channel today finally retracted a May 16 story that suggested a greater conspiracy was behind the fatal shooting of the DNC staffer in Washington DC last summer. However, while the cable newser is stepping back, one of its biggest stars is not, as Sean Hannity today took to social media again on the tragic matter.
Hannity said yesterday that his heart was "not troubled in the least" over… Read
No FCC Fine For Stephen Colbert’s Late-Night Donald Trump C*** Holster Crack
The FCC has decided against taking any action on Stephen Colbert's May 1 Late Show broadcast, in which he treated President Donald Trump to a series of increasingly Rabelaisian insults, in response to on-air insults Trump had delivered earlier in the day to CBS News-man John Dickerson.
Colbert's slew of frat-boy remarks culminated in a crack that the only thing Trump's mouth is good for "is being Vladimir Putin's [expletive] holster." The naughty word was bleeped in the… Read
‘Underground’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell On Finding Her Mama Bear Spirit – Next Generation TV
"We see over the course of Season 1 this inner strength come out in Rosalee, and by the beginning of Season 2, she becomes a solider and she become so determined to go back and get her family back, out of this bondage," Underground star Jurnee Smollett-Bell says of her character during our sit-down for Deadline’s Next Generation TV interview series.
"It was really important to us all honestly to see this transformation happen," she added of Rosalee and the narrative… Read
Film Allman Loses Case Against New York Marine Insurer: “No New Info From FBI”
Film Allman has lost big in a ruling concerning insurer New York Marine who had settled with the family of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed on the set after Randall Miller put his crew on live train tracks. Film Allman, last month, filed a motion saying that the FBI was investigating whether Miller’s civil rights had been violated and whether he had been properly incarcerated — a move that was seen as a desperate attempt to positively affect the… Read
Youth Revolution On The Croisette As Screen Kids Take Over Cannes
There is a youth surge going on in Cannes and it is all up on the screen. I have been to many of these Cannes fests, but I can’t remember one that featured so many outstanding performances from the under-21 set, and most of them are in movies their age group are not even old enough to see.
I was reminded of this Monday as I saw a doubleheader of two very fine films: Yorgos Lanthimos’ chilling thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer in the main competition and then Sean… Read
Writer Michael Jamin Remembers Marsh McCall: “He Changed Many Lives For The Better”
Tributes have been pouring in over the past 24 hours for veteran comedy TV writer-producer Marsh McCall, who died suddenly Monday morning at the age of 52.
Here is how McCall is being remembered by fellow comedy writer and long-time friend Michael Jamin (Maron, Wilfred, Rules Of Engagement). Jamin recounts how the two first met as writers on the NBC’s comedy series Just Shoot Me!, and a career-making advise by McCall that helped him and many other young writers.
I met… Read
Broadway Box Office: 2016-17 Season Ends With More Bucks, Fewer Butts In Seats
Broadway concluded its highest-grossing season ever on Sunday, with ticket sales for the 2016-17 season totaling a record $1.45 billion, a 5.5 percent increase over 2015-16. The previous record, $1.37 billion, was set in both prior seasons.
Those numbers, however, weren’t matched by a similar uptick in attendance, which has seen a steady, if small, fall-off over the same period. Attendance at all Broadway shows in 2016-17 was 13.27 million, compared with 13.32 million… Read
Stephen Colbert Wins 2016-17 TV Season In Late-Night, Taking On Donald Trump
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: hated by President Donald Trump; loved by viewers.
Colbert’s CBS Late Show will win the 2016-17 TV season in total viewers – CBS’ first win over NBC’s The Tonight Show in overall audience with a season-long host since the 1994-95 TV season. The qualifier excludes the 2009-2010 TV season when NBC replaced Conan O'Brien with Jay Leno midway through the season.
Trump recently called Colbert “a no-talent guy… There's nothing funny about… Read