Veteran UK Producer Andrew Eaton Leaving Revolution Films
EXCLUSIVE: Veteran UK producer Andrew Eaton, who has been behind films such as Rush and 24 Hour Party People and, more recently, TV shows The Crown and The Trip, is leaving Revolution Films after 22 years.
The well-respected industry stalwart co-founded the Brit production banner in 1994 with director Michael Winterbottom. Since then, he's produced a wealth of British and international film and television product that has travelled globally.
Eaton is the independent… Read
Slamdance 2017 Unveils Special Screenings, Beyond & Shorts Programs
EXCLUSIVE: Slamdance has unveiled its Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 23rd edition of its festival, which will include 35 world premieres, nine North American premieres and 10 U.S. premieres within the programs.
Three films feature in the Special Screenings program including fest alumni Cullen Hoback's investigative documentary What Lies Upstream, which serves as opening night film, while further screenings include doc You Never Had It: An Evening Wi… Read
‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Helmer Jennifer Yuh Nelson On Chinese Audiences’ Embrace Of The DreamWorks Franchise
Starting her DreamWorks tenure as head of story, Kung Fu Panda 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson has had a varied career that is intimately tied to that particular franchise. Working on all three Kung Fu Panda Films, Nelson directed a dream sequence in the original, before assuming directing responsibilities for the next two features. Working on KFP3 alongside Alessandro Carloni, Nelson continued to believe in untapped story and world building potential within panda Po's… Read
‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Peter Vaughan Dies At The Age Of 93
Game of Thrones and Porridge actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93.
His agent, Sally Long-Innes, confirmed the news on Tuesday. She said: "This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan has passed away at approximately 10.30 [GMT] this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him."
Vaughan was known most recently for his role as Maester Aemon, the elderly, blind master of the Night Watch who was sympathetic to Jon Snow in HBO's Game of Thrones. He… Read
Roman Polanski Cannot Be Extradited To U.S.; Polish Supreme Court’s Final Ruling
Ending a years-long back-and-forth, Poland’s supreme court today upheld an earlier verdict that Roman Polanski cannot be extradited to the U.S. over a 1977 child sex conviction. In May this year, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said he would appeal a 2015 Polish court decision which had already rejected a request to return the Oscar-winning director to the States. At the time of that verdict, prosecutors had said they would not challenge the court’s ruling, but Ziobro… Read
Margaret Whitton Dies: ‘Major League’ Actress & Producer-Director Was 67
UPDATE Tuesday morning with more details.
Margaret Whitton, the actress, director and producer who is probably best know for playing the money-grubbing owner of the Cleveland Indians in two Major League movies, died December 4 at home in Palm Beach, Florida after a battle with cancer. She was 67.
Her death was confirmed to Deadline by her business partner Steven Tabakin.
Her film credits include The Secret Of My Success, 9 1/2 Weeks and Mel Gibson’s Man Without A Face… Read
Twitter Year-End Numbers: Top Trending TV Shows, Movies & More
Let’s be honest: 2016 was a hell of a year. We had Trump. We had Clinton.We found out who Negan killed on The Walking Dead. We were introduced to Eleven and the Upside Down in Stranger Things. And who could forget Ryan Reynolds’ turn as the titular antihero in Deadpool?
sure couldn’t. The social networking app that is the new President-elect’s guilty pleasure just released year-end stats, and we’ve curated some highlights below:
Top Trending TV Shows
Game Of… Read
‘Fantastic Beasts’ Bests $600M WW; ‘Moana’ Mints $180M; ‘Doctor Strange’ Ices ‘Deadpool’, ‘Iron Man 2’ – Intl Box Office
TUESDAY AM UPDATE, Writethru with actuals: Scoring a hat trick at the international box office, Warner Bros' Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them led for the 3rd frame in a row, whipping past new benchmarks this session. Newt Scamander and his errant creatures grabbed another $61.4M in 67 markets, up $1M in the Sunday finals, to take the offshore total to $424.4M. Worldwide, the Beasts have amassed $608M on their way to $700M+. There's still a solid week ahead before… Read
Note To Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel: Johnny Carson’s Suit Patterns Are Up For Sale
Barry White's suit patterns? Rhett and Scarlett's baby cradle? Gene Siskel's critic's chair? If Hollywood's crazy aunt decided to clean out her attic, the pile on her Beverly Hills lawn might look like the 60 or so peculiar lots put up for sale by Screenbid.com on Monday night.
"We have a strange auction here, lots of things come our way," Screenbid chief executive Jeffrey Dash said during an interview at his Culver City warehouse headquarters a few hours before the… Read
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Trailer: Watch Optimus Prime Do Some Heavy Duty Transforming
The new teaser trailer for Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight dropped tonight, and it looks like Optimus Prime is up to some startling transformations. “Two species at war,” narrates Anthony Hopkins, “one flesh, one metal.” And when two worlds collide, he tells us, only one survives. “Optimus Prime has left us,” he says, gearing up for the battle-heavy climax. Starring Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Jerrod… Read
Pharrell Williams On ‘Hidden Figures’ Hidden NASA History – The Contenders Video
"Up until recently, a women's contribution to history has often been dismissed, discounted and often at times even erased from public acknowledgment," said executive producer Pharrell Williams during the film’s The Contenders Presented by Deadline panel in front of a standing-room-only DGA theater crowd last month. "I see that when you push women down, you are actually pushing them to stand up even stronger," the multiple Grammy winner added of the film… Read
Jimmy Kimmel To Host The Oscars
UPDATE with Academy and producer quotes: It was one of the worst-kept yet longest-gestating secrets that Jimmy Kimmel would host the 2017 Oscars. Now it’s official, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected the ABC late-night host to top the show.
The news will mark the first time ever that all four big awards shows in a row are hosted by the corresponding network’s late-night host as the shows serve as promotional tools for them. This year, Kimmel… Read