Emmys: Liberty Media Chairman John Malone Among Engineering Award Honorees
The Television Academy has announced the recipients of the 68th Engineering Emmy Awards honoring development and innovation in broadcast technology.
Liberty Media chairman John C. Malone will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which “honors a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.” Malone will be honored for his lifetime commitment and immeasurable contributions… Read
Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Looked Unprepared, Sounded Like He Was Fighting Off A Cold
UPDATE with video: “Walking up to the debate, Dems had not been this nervous since Anthony Weiner asked to borrow their phone,” Stephen Colbert said as he got underway with Late Show‘s live show following the first debate between GOP candidate Donald Trump and Dem’s Hillary Clinton: Word War One: de Late Show’s de Live Coverage Sorry America Your Time Is Up.
At tonight’s debate, Colbert said, Clinton needed to be confident but not smug; knowledgeable without being a… Read
Imax & 20th Century Fox Make New Four-Pic Pact
Imax and 20th Century Fox re-upped their existing deal for the large-format exhibitor to play four upcoming titles: Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Predator, Alita: Battle Angel and a new untitled Marvel film. These titles’ sound and images will be digitally remastered for Imax.
"After sharing success with such recent box-office hits as the global phenomenon Deadpool, we are thrilled to sweeten the existing deal with our friends and partners at Twentieth Century Fox by… Read
Seth Meyers: Hillary Clinton Beat Donald Trump At Debate; Hell Has Frozen Over
Hillary Clinton was the winner of the first debate with Donald Trump, NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers said during his post-debate live show, “so maybe global warming is a hoax, because hell has frozen over.”
The evening’s rigorous no-break 90-minute format was maybe the biggest test yet of Trump’s temperament – and his Aquanet,” Meyers snarked.
“So, we will just cut that one out,” Meyers joked when the joke fell flat, eliciting a bigger laugh than the actual gag.
‘I Love Dick’, ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ & ‘The Tick’ Picked Up To Series By Amazon
Amazon has ordered to series comedies I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and The Tick. All will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2017 in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. Amazon went three-for-three, picking up all three comedy pilots it released for a trial run for Prime subscribers in August, in what was its most-watched pilot season to date.
“These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe… Read
‘Fences’ Teaser Trailer: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Enter Oscar Race
If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was worried about a threepeat of #OscarsSoWhite, it can probably breathe a lot easier after seeing this just-released first trailer of Paramount’s Fences. The movie version of August Wilson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play is directed by and stars Denzel Washington as Troy, a once-promising baseball player who now drives a trash truck and must deal with raising his family. The 1950s-set film touches on many things but… Read
NBCUni CEO Steve Burke Applauds Presidential Debate Moderator Lester Holt
NBCUniversal's CEO Steve Burke lauded Lester Holt's moderating of the first televised debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Speaking in a keynote conversation with former editor of The New Yorker Tina Brown at the Royal Television Society Conference in London on Tuesday, Burke praised the NBC Nightly News anchor and said Holt "ended up doing a very good job."
Burke said that the whole event was "nerve-wracking" for him. He confessed… Read
Global Media Reacts To Trump Vs. Clinton Debate
Headlines about the first televised debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were predominate in much of the world's media outlets Tuesday, with many largely opining that Clinton came up trumps.
European press, in particular, lauded Clinton for her "poise" and being "calm" and "well-prepared" for the debate. Left-leaning UK newspaper The Guardian led with the headline, "Clinton calm as Trump struggles on issues of racism, sexism and… Read
Hollywood Wastes No Time Responding To Donald & Hillary; Megyn Kelly & Rosie O’Donnell Get The Last Word, For Now
Donald had barely started interrupting and Hillary was still all smiles before the first Hollywood responses to tonight’s presidential debates hit social media. Rita Wilson, Shonda Rhimes, Bill Maher, Octavia Spencer and Tony Goldwyn were among the early voters, James Woods carried the Trump banner, Megyn Kelly offered some small praise and Rosie got her say, but Jerry Springer just might have won the night. Check them out.
Hillary Clinton belongs in the White House. Do… Read
Oscars: Italy’s Foreign Language Entry ‘Fire At Sea’ Also Will Be Pushed In Documentary
Italy on Monday announced its candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race, selecting timely documentary Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare). The pic by Gianfranco Rosi is a study of the island of Lampedusa, which has become a metaphor for the flight of refugees to Europe. It won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in February and next screens at the New York fest. Rosi previously won the Venice Golden Lion in 2013 with another doc, Sacro Gra.
Kino Lorber picked u… Read
Herman Echevarria Sr. Dies: ‘Real Housewives Of Miami’ Husband Was 61
Herman Echevarria Sr., the 61-year-old estranged husband of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria who himself was featured in the Bravo reality series, was found dead in a Miami hotel room today. The death, thought to be due to a heart attack, was first reported by the Miami Herald, and is under investigation by the Miami police department.
Echevarria, the cofounder of Miami’s Spanish-language Venue magazine, was a Cuban exile and Miami-area politico who… Read
Donald Trump Vs. Hillary Clinton: Deadline Live Blogs The Debate
Trumpocalypse is upon us. Deadline is live-blogging tonight's first 2016 presidential debate pitting petulant thin-skinned real estate mogul turned reality TV star turned GOP candidate Donald Trump, against the Democrats’ overqualified, over-rehearsed, underliked and under suspicion former Secretary of state/senator/first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The 90-minute event is expected to give the Super Bowl a run for its money, with about 100M people tuning in, in hopes the… Read