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Brandon Flynn, Julia Goldani Telles & Ki Hong Lee To Topline Dark Comedy ‘Looks That Kill’ For American High

EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair), and Ki Hong Lee (Maze Runner franchise) are set to lead the American High’s third feature, Looks The Kill, the feature directorial debut from Kellen Moore, who also penned the screenplay. Will Phelps, Glen Trotiner, Austin Sepulveda, and Jeremy Garelick are producing the pic, which will go before cameras this month. The film tells the story of sixteen-year-old Max Richards who is forced to live… Read


‘The Middle’s Neil Flynn To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Abby’s’

The Middle star Neil Flynn is set for a lead role opposite Natalie Morales in NBC multi-camera comedy pilot Abby's from Josh Malmuth, Mike Schur's Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal TV. Written by Malmuth and directed by Pam Fryman, Abby's is set at an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community and allow them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other establishments. Flynn will play… Read


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg To CNBC: ‘”We’re Open To Regulation”

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged that the social network will likely be subject to regulation in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which millions of users’ personal information was accessed without their permission. “It’s not a question of ‘if regulation’ it’s a question of what type,” Sandberg said in an interview today with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin. “We are not even waiting around for regulation.” Sandberg began the interview… Read


Former Playboy Playmate Says Donald Trump Made Her Cry Offering Her Cash After Sex

Donald Trump

Anderson Cooper spoke exclusively with Karen McDougal in her first TV interview since she filed a lawsuit earlier this week against American Media Inc., to be released from an agreement with the company. McDougal claims she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump, and was paid $150,000 for a tabloid maneuver known as “catch and kill" which compelled McDougal’s silence. Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal tells Anderson Cooper tonight that, after she had sex… Read


‘March For Our Lives’ DC Rally Joined By Lin-Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Media momentum is building for Saturday’s international March For Our Lives rallies, with coverage slated by at least four major media outlets and numerous online sites. Counting L.A., Washington D.C. and New York City, marches and rallies are being planned in 836 locations worldwide including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Liverpool and Reykjavik, to name a few, according to the March For Our Lives website.  The event has received financial donations of at least… Read


Amazon Studios Inks First-Look Deal With Mythos, New Company Launched By Sean Daniel, Jason Brown & Kathy Lingg

Amazon Studios has closed a first-look deal with Mythos, a new company established by long-time producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of The Sean Daniel Company (Expanse, The Witcher) and Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg (Westworld, Person of Interest) . Launched at the beginning of 2018, Mythos — a film and TV company with a streaming focus — aims to attract high-level creative talent and to concentrate on globally recognized intellectual properties from the world… Read


Fox Searchlight Giving Movie Treatment To Choreographer Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey

EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has closed a deal to develop a film based on the life and work of Alvin Ailey, a groundbreaking figure in American culture and one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century. The project is fully supported by the Ailey organization, which controls the rights to Ailey's choreography. Fox Searchlight and the producers will be working closely with Artistic Director Robert Battle and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, to bring… Read


‘Annihilation’ Targets Spring Theatrical Release In China

While Netflix took all offshore rights to Alex Garland’s Annihilationthat left China as the only territory with a foreign theatrical release. Today, the pic’s co-producer/financier Skydance Media announced an agreement with Vision Film Entertainment (HK) to distribute the Natalie Portman sci-fi thriller in the Middle Kingdom during April. Skydance controls the China distribution rights for Annihilation. The pic based on Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach… Read


Steve Bannon Fires Back At Jeff Zucker: CNN A “Disgrace To Journalism”

Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and ex-exec chairman of Breitbart News, slammed CNN’s Jeff Zucker today, speaking at the same conference where Zucker had earlier decried Fox News as “state propaganda.” Bannon, interviewed on stage during the Financial TimesFT Future of News conference in New York, said “it galls me” that Zucker earlier at the conference called Fox News a propaganda channel. “You can’t name a more propaganda outfit than CNN,” Bannon… Read


Bill Cosby’s Legal Team Wants Trial Judge Removed

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's defense team wants the judge overseeing his case recused because his wife directs a University of Pennsylvania group assisting victims of sexual assault. Cosby's lawyers spelled out their request today in a massive 239-page motion, asking the court to assign another judge to replace Judge Steven O'Neill, who presided over the original trial and all of the case's myriad hearings. His wife, Deborah V. O'Neill, is the coordinator of the Sexual Trauma Treatment… Read

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No. 6 ‘Wonder Woman’ Box Office Profits – 2017 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament

Wonder Woman

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament for 2017, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. WONDER W… Read


Rand Ravich & Far Shariat Ink Overall Deal With HBO

Longtime producing partners Rand Ravich and Far Shariat have signed an overall deal with HBO. Under the multi-year pact, the duo will develop and executive produce new series for the premium cable network. Ravich and Shariat's TV producing credits include three drama series created by Ravich: NBC’s Life, a cop drama starring Damian Lewis, and thriller Crisis and Fox’s sci-fi-themed Second Chance.  Ravich and Shariat’s feature producing credits include George Clooney’s Conf… Read