‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ Reaps $21M+ During October Dumping Ground At The B.O.
Writethru 8:16AM after Saturday 12:03AM post: What’s up with late October at the box office?
If the first weekend of May is known as the official launch of summer and guarantees a $100M-plus opening title, then the third and even fourth weekend of October can officially be known as a dumping ground for mediocre, broken movies.
No disrespect to Lionsgate’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. That film is absolutely working, stoking its audience and winning the weekend off a… Read
Harvey Weinstein Has “Different Recollection” Of Events In Lupita Nyong’o Op-Ed
A spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein said the producer “has a different recollection of the events” that came to light in a New York Times op-ed piece penned by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. The comments came a day after the essay appeared in which she detailed a series of alleged Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment encounters that included several explicit passes Weinstein tried to foist on her early in her career.
“Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the… Read
APA Agent Tyler Grasham Fired From Agency Following Sexual Assault Allegations
Updated 3:22 PM: Tyler Grasham has now been fired from APA. “Tyler Grasham has been terminated, effective immediately,” said a spokesman for the agency. The move comes as one of those who alleged he had been sexually assaulted said earlier today he was going to filed a police report with the LAPD this afternoon and he says he has.
Lucas Ozarowski, a 27-year-old film and TV editor, says he also was assaulted by Grasham after Blaise Godbe Lipman first spoke up on Facebook… Read
Female Animators Pen Open Letter Demanding End To Sexual Harassment
Women and non-conforming people in the animation industry are speaking out amid the growing Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal.
An open letter with 217 signatures was sent Thursday to studios demanding an end to sexism and sexual harassment in the animation industry, first reported by Buzzfeed. Executives at Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Bento Box, OddBot, Paramount, Shadowmachine, Sony Pictures Animation, Stoopid Buddy, Titmouse, and… Read
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Review: Third Time Is The Comic (Book) Charm For Marvel Franchise
There is no question about the influence of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy success on another of its franchises with this third cinematic installment of the Thor series. There may have been laughs in the first two Thor movies, but they were much darker and more serious-minded than what director Taika Waititi and writers Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost have cooked up in Thor: Ragnarok, essentially a flat-out comedy disguised as a superhero comic book… Read
Oscars: Deadline’s Pete Hammond & Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil On Ever-Changing Awards Landscape With Harvey Out And Streamers In
Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go head to head as we kick off the new awards-season series of videos analyzing the race as we see it.
Today we talk Harvey Weinstein’s exit from the Oscar carnival and what that may mean without the man who was really the architect of awards campaigning in the modern era. We also examine the impact of Netflix, Amazon and future streamers as they invade the landscape and seek to redefine just what an Oscar contender may look like in the… Read
Few Details From News Conference With Lawyer Of Woman At Center Of LAPD Harvey Weinstein Probe
The lawyer representing an Italian actress/model who told Los Angeles police Harvey Weinstein attacked her in 2013 said he was compelled to hold a press conference Friday to handle the deluge of media questions since the Los Angeles Times "got wind of this investigation” and "confronted" him, and he gave them "some information."
"I got 200+ inquiries from the media," and a presser was the quickest way to dispatch them, Dave Ring said at a presser in downtown Los Angeles… Read
AFI Fest Centerpieces Set: ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘The Disaster Artist’ & ‘Hostiles’
Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name, A24’s The Disaster Artist and Entertainment Studios’ Hostiles have been set as the Centerpiece Galas for this year’s AFI Fest, which runs November 9-16.
The festival also said it is hosting a tribute to Errol Morris after the screening of his Wormwood.
Gala screenings will take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Morris tribute will take place at the Egyptian Theatre.
The fest already announced the Dee Rees’ Mudbound will… Read
Ex-Actress Latest To Accuse Harvey Weinstein Of Sexual Assault
Former actress Heather Kerr today described being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, becoming the latest of more than 40 women who have accused the disgraced producer of sexual harassment, assault or rape.
Speaking at a press conference Friday at the Los Angeles offices of her attorney Gloria Allred, Kerr said she was an aspiring actress in 1989 when she was working for an entertainment business manager, one of whose clients was Weinstein. During a private meeting, she said… Read
Jessica Chastain Sitting Bull Painter Pic ‘Woman Walks Ahead’ Snapped Up By A24 & DirecTV
A24 and DIRECTV have taken U.S. rights to Susana White’s Woman Walks Ahead about widowed artist Catherine Weldon who travelled to North Dakota in the 1880s to paint Chief Sitting Bull. The western drama made its premiere at this fall’s Toronto International Film Festival and stars Jessica Chastain as Weldon as well as Sam Rockwell, Michael Greyeyes, Ciaran Hinds, and Bill Camp. Stephen Knight wrote the script. DirecTV and A24 will release the movie next year with a… Read
APA Investigating Agent As Two Men Come Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations
Two men have accused an agent at APA of sexually assaulting them. The Hollywood agency says it has launched an internal investigation.
"APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating this matter," a spokesman for the agency told Deadline. APA says it has engaged a neutral, independent investigator to look into the allegations, and that it is company policy not to discuss confidential personnel matters.
Former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, 28, says… Read
Ex-Deputy L.A. Film Czar Appointed To New AFCI Position Of President
The Association of Film Commissioners International has picked Rajiv Dalal for the newly created role of President, it was announced today at the group's 41st Annual Cineposium here in L.A.
The new direction at the top of the AFCI also saw ex-British Film Commission exec Jess Conoplia appointed to the also the newly created position of EVP/COO. Both the former deputy at L.A.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Production and Conoplia will be based in the City of… Read