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‘Scandal’ Finale To Feature New Track By An R&B Legend; Watch Featurette About Series Ender

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Tonight’s anticipated finale of ABC’s Scandal will see Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope and her gladiators take their final bows. Details are scarce of what might occur during the series ender, but ABC has shared one thing that will happen: The finale will feature a brand-new track by Stevie Wonder that will air as the last song of the series. No additional details, so keep an ear peeled. Meanwhile, ABC has released a featurette about the Shondaland drama’s series ender in… Read


Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace Learn True Meaning Of ‘Stockholm’ Syndrome — Tribeca Studio

Working with Ethan Hawke on 2015’s Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue, writer/director Robert Budreau was eager to work with the actor again, finding that opportunity with his Tribeca-premiering Stockholm. Given a 1975 New Yorker article by one of his L.A. producers, Bureau found here a most unusual and unexpected story, detailing the absurd incident—a hostage crisis at a Swedish bank—that resulted in the creation of the term “Stockholm Syndrome.” “I was really captivated… Read


‘Living Biblically’ Pulled Off the Schedule By CBS, Replaced By ‘Big Bang’ Repeats

After CBS yesterday wrapped its round of early pickups of the series it considered no-brainers for renewal, it has started to shed the weakest of the rest. Monday comedy Living Biblically has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately. Starting next week, it will be replaced by repeats of The Big Bang Theory.  The move is not a surprise. Living Biblically is CBS’ least watched series this season and tied for last place in adults 18-49 (Live+same day). CBS earlier… Read


Samantha Bee Asks “Is Sean Hannity A Serial Killer?”

“Is Sean Hannity a serial killer? Samantha Bee asked on Full Frontal, as  a screen behind her flashed:  “Is Sean Hannity A Serial Killer? A Totally Real, Very Serious, Full Frontal Investigation.” Normally, she said, she is not a fan of throwing together "a bunch of scary buzz words and out of context clips to support an outrageous conclusion" "But, you know who does that all the time? Sean Hannity!" she said, describing his Fox News Channel show as an "hour long list of… Read


‘Old Man & The Gun’ Gets Release Date From Fox Searchlight

Old Man & The Gun has been slated for a fall, Oct. 5 release date by Fox Searchlight. The ensemble heist thriller led by Robert Redford and written and directed by David Lowery also stars Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, and Tika Sumpter. It will have a platform release as it is clearly being positioned for Awards season. The Oct. 5 release date is currently occupied by Warner Bros. with its own Oscar hopeful A Star is Born. Other films on the date… Read


Mattel Names Endemol And Maker Studios Alum Ynon Kreiz As New CEO

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Ynon Kreiz, known in Hollywood circles for his exec stints at Maker Studios and Endemol Group, has been named CEO of Mattel. Already a board member of the toymaker and poised to become board chairman pending a shareholder vote on May 17, Kreiz will officially take the CEO reins on April 26. Margo Gerogiadis, who became chief executive in February 2017, is stepping down “to pursue a new opportunity in the technology sector,” the company said. (Reportedly the new role is at… Read


Andrew Lloyd Webber To Be Honored At American Theatre Wing 2018 Gala

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Andrew Lloyd Webber will be honored at the American Theatre Wing’s 2018 annual gala in September, the organization, which co-presents the Tony Awards, announced today. "There was only one way we could follow up last year's centennial blow-out, and that was by paying tribute to one of the great, unstoppable forces shaping both the theatrical landscape and popular culture over the past half-century: Andrew Lloyd Webber," said Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the… Read


Universal Writers Program Sets Six Participants

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group's Global Talent Development & Inclusion group has picked six writers for its 2018 Universal Writers Program, a one-year track that gives writers the opportunity to develop two feature scripts under the guidance of Universal and Focus Features production executives and producers. The program, now in its fourth year, also offers an overview of the studio's production process through workshops, seminars and executive roundtables… Read


‘Lost In Space’ Composer Christopher Lennertz On Project He’s Been Waiting For His Whole Career – Production Value Video Series

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“It's easy to talk about why I love what I do because I'm a geek at heart. I'm a complete movie buff who loves fantasy movies, who loves science fiction and sports movies,” composer Christopher Lennertz says. “I love the movies where the music creeps in, and all of the sudden, you can feel your throat start to get tight. You can feel tears in your eyes, and you don't even know why.” And with that, the Emmy-nominated composer perfectly sums up the thrust of Deadline’s new… Read


‘For Our Lives: Parkland’ School Shooting Documentary Set On Freeform

Freeform and ABC NewsNightline have teamed on For Our Lives: Parkland, a documentary that follows the lives of student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL after the February 14 mass shooting. The hourlong special will air at 10 PM, April 30 on Freeform. The special will feature footage captured by ABC News reporters documenting several students as they turned their unimaginable grief and fear into action during the difficult weeks after… Read


‘Kodachrome’ Review: Jason Sudeikis-Ed Harris Estranged Father/Son Road-Trip Story Develops Into Touching Picture


You might have heard the old Paul Simon song “Kodachrome," a lyric inspired by the Kodak film, but now in the new similarly titled film that Netflix unleashes on Friday, it is a wholly different story altogether. Kodachrome, which had its world premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival where the streamer won distribution rights, comes from writer Jonathan Tropper and director Mark Raso and finds itself at the crossroads of a world moving from analog to digital. But it… Read


Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Returns: Emmy Comedy Best Actor Contenders & More

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It's Emmy season 2018 and that means we're back with a brand new run of TV Talk. Coming just days after our packed Deadline's The Contenders Emmy event at the DGA, we're jumping in right away with a look at the legacy of Atlanta's Donald Glover and who could be up for a Best Actor in a Comedy Series when the Primetime Emmy nominations are announced July 12. Will Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Glover take home the Emmy again with Atlanta Robbin' Season? Could Black-ish's… Read