Watch Public Memorial For Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher Livestreamed Here – Update
UPDATE with livestream, below Fans of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher can say goodbye today, with a public memorial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park set to be livestreamed and featuring the music of James Blunt and Star Wars composer John Williams.
Organized by Todd Fisher (Reynolds’ son, Fisher’s brother), the memorial will take place in the cemetery’s 1,200-seat Hall of Liberty theater, with overflow crowds offered outside seating. The memorial will be shown on large… Read
Richard A. Roth Dies: ‘Summer Of ’42’, ‘Blue Velvet’ Producer Was 76
Richard A. Roth, producer of a slate of ’70s and ’80s movies as diverse as 1971’s romantic coming-of-age melodrama Summer of ’42 and 1986’s still-bizarre Blue Velvet, died yesterday at his home in New York City. He was 76.
His death was announced by his family in The New York Times.
Roth’s career included an early job as executive producer on TV’s The Young Lawyers in 1969, and stretched to 1989’s In Country (starring Bruce Willis) and 1990’s Sydney Pollack-directed… Read
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Posters: Tom Holland Slings Through New York
Spider-Man: Homecoming showed some more Big Apple love today, tweeting a new poster image depicting the Marvel superhero on his New York City turf. The poster, depicting Spidey scaling a Brooklyn-Queens Expressway sign, comes a day after two others were tweeted.
In yesterday’s posters, he’s spider-walking up the Avengers’ building with the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center in the background, and lounging in a park, with the Avengers’ and Chrysler buildings… Read
‘Queen of the Desert’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman Defies An Empire
Nicole Kidman embodies trailblazer Gertrude Bell — a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, political officer and spy for the British Empire at the dawn of the 20th century – in Werner Herzog's upcoming drama Queen of the Desert.
Based on the true story of the extraordinary woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East, the film follows Bell (Kidman) as she chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it… Read
‘Justice League’ Official Trailer Is Here, Minus A Red Cape
After two days of teasing, the official Justice League trailer is here. “We have to be ready,” says a voice that sounds very much like Batman: “You, me and the others. There’s an attack coming, from far away.”
“Not coming, Bruce,” says Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. “It’s already here.”
Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne kicks off the action here, riding horseback along a snowy plain, on a mission to gather the rest of the superhero gang. So we then witness a gathering of the tribe… Read
Family-Branded Films On Fire At The B.O.: ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Embraces $91M; ‘Power Rangers’ Mighty With $41M+
2nd writethru after 3rd Update, Saturday AM: If there’s a tale as old as time at the box office this weekend, it’s the non-stop trend that premium brands are much bigger stars than the talent on the poster.
This weekend we have Disney’s Beauty and the Beast grossing a massive $91M in its second run at No. 1, much higher than what we saw last night, followed by Lionsgate’s Saban’s Power Rangers with an estimated $41.6M.
Granted, Beauty and the Beast has the help of a very… Read
WGA “Broke Off Negotiations,” Producers Claim As Strike Vote Looms
One day before negotiations originally were scheduled to end between the WGA and AMPTP, the labor tension in Hollywood is at a 10-year high. As the scribes now confirm Deadline’s exclusive of earlier today that a strike-authorization vote has been called, the producers shot back this evening with claims of bad faith from the other side of the table.
“The WGA broke off negotiations at an early stage in the process in order to secure a strike vote rather than directing its… Read
WGA Negotiators Call For Strike-Authorization Vote – Read The Letter
Lead negotiators for the WGA just sent a letter to the membership that reads, “Your Negotiating Committee has voted unanimously to recommend that the WGAW Board of Directors and WGAE Council conduct a strike authorization vote by the membership.” Read the full letter below.
This would not be a vote to strike but to authorize the guild's board of directors to call a strike if further talks fail to produce a deal.
Management’s Alliance of Motion Picture & Television… Read
WGA Strike Vote Could Be “Very Soon” As Talks Continue
EXCLUSIVE: With one day left in scheduled negotiations between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers over a new film and TV contract, a strike vote by the scribes is now looking like a real possibility. “That’s the way the wind is blowing,” a source with intimate knowledge of the ongoing talks told Deadline this afternoon.
“We could have a strike vote very soon,” another insider told Deadline.
While this could be posturing to light a fire… Read
No. 11 ‘Doctor Strange’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament
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, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources.
Robert Rodriguez To Direct ‘Escape From New York’
EXCLUSIVE: Robert Rodriguez is getting the gig to direct Escape From New York, the remake of John Carpenter’s iconic 1981 film that’s set up at 20th Century Fox. The studio won a bidding battle for rights to the reboot in early 2015, with Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman's The Picture Company set to produce. Neil Cross (Luther) is penning the script.
The original was released by Avco Embassy, and the rights were owned by Studiocanal. Carpenter will be an executive producer… Read
AMC Networks Eyes Streaming Service For Subscribers: Report
AMC Networks is reportedly in the planning stages of launching a commercial-free streaming service that would be accessible to subscribers of its channels, according to a Reuters story today. If true that would differentiate it from stand-alone services like the ones offered by HBO or CBS, which don’t require a cable subscription.
According to Reuters’ sources, the new service is “considering” a monthly price point of $4.99-$6.99 for content including AMC’s flagship The Wa… Read