Director-Producer Julie Anne Robinson Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV
Julie Anne Robinson and her Canny Lads Productions has signed a two-year overall deal for directing and producing with Universal TV, moving from her previous home at ABC Studios.
"I love working with writers," said Robinson. “I began in theatre – developing plays with writers in London, and that led naturally to producing and directing for the screen. The creativity and passion of the writer has always been my motivation and continues to be the central passion of our work… Read
Damien Chazelle Finds The “Fertile Terrain” Of An Industry In Upheaval – Deadline Disruptors
Damien Chazelle has never been one to take the path of least resistance. That was certainly the case when he was mounting La La Land, his ode to the musical's golden age. At every turn he was told that a project like that, on the scale he wanted, would be an impossible sell. And yet he persevered, delivering to the fall festivals a movie that captured the hearts of all who saw it.
He was the youngest-ever winner of the Best Director Oscar in February when, at just 32, he… Read
‘The President Show’: Comedy Central Orders 7 More Episodes Of Trump Talker
Comedy Central has ordered seven additional episodes of The President Show, bringing its first-season total to 15 episodes.
Created by Anthony Atamanuik, who hosts as Donald J. Trump, the weekly topical late-night series will continue to air at 11:30 PM Thursdays, following The Daily Show and mirroring its production schedule. The order extension will take The President Show through Labor Day. If the series is renewed beyond that, it likely would move to a primetime berth… Read
Lukas Haas Cast In Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’
EXCLUSIVE: Lukas Haas has signed on for Steve McQueen’s forthcoming bank heist thriller Widows from New Regency and 20th Century Fox. He joins the admirable roster of actors that includes Viola Davis, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell. The film, written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, will hit theaters November 16, 2018.
Based on the British miniseries, Widows begins when four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their surviving widows come together to… Read
California’s Tax Incentives Losing Battle For Blockbusters
Only three of the 100 top-grossing films of 2016 were shot in California with state tax incentives, according to a new report from FilmL.A. It's another reminder that the state's program isn't doing much to capture big-budget blockbusters, which generally produce the most jobs and generate the greatest economic impact – the two main goals of the $330 million-a-year program.
As the report released today makes clear, California's incentive program just isn't set up to… Read
LA Film Festival Adds ‘The Beguiled’, ‘Annabelle: Creation’ & More Screenings
The LA Film Festival will host the gala screening of New Line Cinema's horror film Annabelle: Creation which takes place this year June 14th through the 22nd at the ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, with additional screenings at ArcLight Hollywood and ArcLight Santa Monica and other theaters.
The latest Annabelle was directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, and Lulu Wilson. Also getting their world premieres at the festival will be Kyra… Read
Darren Star And Cast On Blending Love, Work & A Big Lie In ‘Younger’ – The Contenders Emmys Video
Darren Star, creator and producer behind shows like Sex And The City and Beverly Hills, 90210 tells how ageism and the importance of work became driving factors in creating his latest series Younger. He joined TV Land’s panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month in front of a packed DGA theater of TV Academy members.
Along with cast members Peter Hermann who plays Charles, Nico Tortorella who plays Josh, and Miriam Shor who plays Diana, the quartet… Read
Gavin Purcell Joins Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ As EP/ Showrunner
Emmy winner Gavin Purcell has signed on as showrunner and executive producer of the upcoming Sarah Silverman series I Love You, America, produced by Funny or Die. The 10-episode weekly half-hour topical show is set to stream on Hulu later this year.
“There’s never been a more perfect time for a show like this, and I’m so excited to be involved,” said Purcell. “Also, Sarah seems nice, so there’s that.”
From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Silverman has created her… Read
Anne Hathaway Boards Untitled Romantic Comedy From STXfilms
EXCLUSIVE: Anne Hathaway has boarded an untitled contemporary romantic comedy being developed at STXfilms from screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Hathaway will star in and produce the project about dating in the 21st century when technology has overtaken — well, pretty much everything. The company had been looking for a project for the actress for some time. Kohn and Silverstein previously scripted How to Be Single, The Vow and He's Just Not That Into You.
‘Game Of Thrones’ Night King Looms In Key Art For Penultimate Season
Something perhaps even deadlier than winter is coming it was revealed today in new key art that HBO released for Season 7 of Game Of Thrones.
As the image above and the tweet below shows, the corpse raising Night King is back for the penultimate run of the Emmy winning blockbuster based on George R.R. Martin's books.
#GoTS7 begins 7.16 on @HBO. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/N3L2HJuEnZ
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 23, 2017
First seen in a vision of Bran Stark's… Read
Madoff Movie ‘Wizard Of Lies’ Draws Largest Premiere Viewership For HBO Film In 4 Years
The Saturday night debut of HBO’s The Wizard Of Lies logged 1.5 million viewers for its 8 PM linear premiere. With additional replays on the premium cable network and viewing on HBO GO/NOW, the film’s premiere weekend total grew to 2.4 million viewers.
That is up from the recent debut of HBO Films’ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (1.1 million) and is the most watched premiere for an HBO movie since 2013’s Behind the Candelabra and the the third most watched since… Read
Roger Moore: A Career In Pictures
For a smaller but significant segment of movie fans, Sir Roger Moore was James Bond. As the multiplex era took hold, he headlined seven films as the urbane and deadly British superspy starting with the 1973 stone classic Live and Let Die. The Man with the Golden Gun arrived the next year, followed by the debut of steel-toothed minion Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me, Space Shuttle romp Moonraker — “Take me around the world one more time,” Dr. Holly Goodhead cooed — For Your Ey… Read