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Jerry Perenchio Dies: Hollywood Dealmaker & Former Univision CEO Was 86

UPDATED with statement from Norman Lear: Jerry Perenchio, billionaire Hollywood mogul, former Univision Chairman and CEO and ex-business partner of Norman Lear, died Tuesday after a five-month battle with lung cancer, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 86. Perenchio began his decades-long career as a talent agent whose firm repped such stars as Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and Henry Mancini. As promoter in the 1970s, he was behind the historic first matchup of… Read

Andy Bellin Comes Aboard To Adapt ‘Drone Warrior’ For Michael Bay

EXCLUSIVE: Given what has happened in Manchester, it is not surprising that this project is moving forward — who doesn’t want to obliterate Isis? Andy Bellin has been signed by director and producer Michael Bay to adapt the action thriller Drone Warrior, based on the book of the same name from author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer Christopher S. Stewart. The project, which is about a small group of elite soldiers, is set up at Paramount… Read

WGA Ratifies New Film & TV Contract

Ratification of the new three-year WGA film and TV contract has been overwhelmingly — almost unanimously — approved by members of the WGA East and West, bringing to a close Hollywood's most contentious contract struggle in a decade. Of the 3,647 valid votes cast there were 3,617 "yes" votes (99.2%) and 30 "no" votes (.8%). There were 9,441 eligible voters. The term of the agreement is from May 2, 2017 through May 1, 2020. "Our success in these negotiations was due to a… Read

Manchester Attack Updates: Six Arrested, Ariana Grande Suspends Tour & Tom Hardy Launches Fundraiser For Victims

Developments pertaining to the horrific Manchester bombing on Monday have continued to unfold as a fifth man and a woman were arrested Wednesday in Britain, in what Greater Manchester police describe as "a fast-moving investigation." This brings the arrest tally to six in the UK, with police saying they are investigating a "network" after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured 64 at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Police arrested a woman in… Read

ICM Partners Ups Rich Green To Head Of Media Rights; Plumps Department

ICM Partners has upped Rich Green to Head of Media Rights, expanded the department and promoted four agents across Media Rights and Publications Departments. The announcement was made by Sloan Harris and Esther Newberg, Board Members and Co-Heads of ICM Partners' Publishing Department, and Kevin Crotty, Board Member and Partner. "Intellectual property is the lifeblood of media in all formats, said Harris, Newberg, and Crotty in a joint statement. “With Rich at the helm of… Read

Woody Harrelson’s One-Night, One-Take, Live Directorial Gamble Pays Off – Deadline Disruptors

Woody Harrelson

Your average debut director starts small. A few characters, limited settings, achievable challenges. Ridley Scott's first film was a short following his brother on a bicycle, made in 1963 on a pittance. It'd take him years to rack up the skill and ambition necessary to attempt the likes of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator. But even the most pie-in-the-sky first-timers would have balked at the challenge Woody Harrelson set for himself with his debut feature film. Lost In L… Read

‘The Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Review: Johnny Depp And A Couple Of Oscar Winners Help Keep This Fun Ride Afloat

Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

After grossing $3.7 billion worldwide over the cinematic voyage of four previous films that came about simply because of a Disneyland ride, you can probably assume the fifth installment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise might just want to coast along and not shake up the formula for success. And as I say in my video review above, while Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are following that mantra, they surprisingly have still come up with what I think is the… Read

Annapurna To Jump Start France, Italy, Japan Output Deals With ‘Detroit’ – Cannes

Detroit John Boyega

Expanding its international distribution network, Annapurna has inked new output deals with Longride, Mars Distribution, and Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group in select territories. The multi-year partnerships will begin this summer with Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit which releases domestically on August 4. Longride and Mars will handle the Japanese and French markets, respectively. Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group are teaming for Italy. Each of the new pacts will cover… Read

‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey, Violett Beane & More Are Game For ‘Truth Or Dare’ From Blumhouse

EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Posey and The Flash‘s Violett Beane are set for Blumhouse’s upcoming horror thriller Truth Or Dare along with Nolan Gerard FunkHayden Szeto, and Sophia Taylor Ali rounding out the cast that already includes previously announced headliner Lucy Hale. Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of the pic, which is scheduled to go before cameras next month. The film centers on a college student in Mexico who is conned into playing a supernatural version of Truth or Dare… Read

Ryan Eggold’s Tribeca Film ‘Literally, Right Before Aaron’ Lands At Screen Media

Screen Media Films has secured the North American rights to Ryan Eggold directorial debut film Literally, Right Before Aaron, which had its world premiere at last month’s Tribeca Film fest.  Starring Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Kristen Schaal, Peter Gallagher, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson, and Luis Guzmán, the film will bow in theaters later this year. The comedy follows Adam (Long) who, not ready to let his engaged ex-girlfriend Allison (Smulders)… Read

Awards Consultant Lisa Taback On The Evolving Art Of Oscar Strategy – Deadline Disruptors

Lisa Taback

"The formulas don't work," says awards consultant Lisa Taback, reflecting on the two most recent Academy Award Best Picture winners, Spotlight and Moonlight, which felt like long-shots for the Oscar stage when they first started their journeys. There are no easy paths to awards glory, she insists. "It really comes down to the individual film and filmmaker. The fun part is to venture in and figure out what the narrative is going to be, and to stick with that even as the… Read

‘Wonder Woman’ London Premiere Canceled After Manchester Attack; Ariana Grande Tour Dates Shelved

Warner Bros. has canceled the May 31 London red carpet premiere and press junket for Wonder Woman, due to the Manchester terrorist attack. "Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK. In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London," Warner Bros. says in a statement. The films stars, including Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright, had been scheduled for… Read