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‘The Man In The High Castle’ EP Frank Spotnitz Addresses Stepping Down As Showrunner From Amazon Series

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The Man In The High Castle‘s Frank Spotnitz wasted no time tonight addressing the elephant in the DGA Theater – sort of. “No, I am hugely proud of the show and very excited about its future as well,” said the now ex-showrunner on if he had anything to add to the news that Deadline broke last week that he is leaving the position for Season 2. “I am really glad that you guys are here to call attention to the amazing work that everyone on stage has done,” he added at the… Read

Vice Media Ups Ciel Hunter To Head Of Content; Fusion Promotes Three Content Execs

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Ciel Hunter, who started as an intern at Vice Media more than a decade ago, has been promoted to Head of Content for the youth media company. She was Executive Creative Director. As Head of Content, Hunter will oversee Vice’s digital presence across the web, including its video and editorial arms, platforms such as Snapchat and go90 and new and emerging platforms. He also will work to integrate Vice's existing verticals with the Viceland TV network. She also will manage… Read

Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ‘The Man In The High Castle’ EPs Talk How Amazon Alt-History Series Reflects “Our World”

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"It was a call from Morgan Wandell, who had worked with Frank Spotnitz before, asked him if there was any passion project that he'd been dying to do," revealed The Man In The High Castle EP David Zucker on how The X-Files alum developed series based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 alternative history novel came to fruition at Amazon. "Frank offered this one up, Morgan read it and we were shooting less than a year later." Scott Free Productions' Zucker was joined onstage at a… Read

Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: Bryan Cranston & Anthony Mackie Talk LBJ, MLK Jr & HBO’s ‘All The Way’

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LBJ in the form of Bryan Cranston came ‘all the way’ to Deadline’s all day first-ever Contenders Emmys event at the DGA Theatre last month. Kicking off the day were director Jay Roach, actor Anthony Mackie who plays Martin Luther King Jr, and Bryan Cranston recreating his Tony Award-winning role of President Lyndon Johnson in HBO’s TV movie version of the Broadway play, All The Way. The film just premiered over the weekend on HBO to sterling reviews. At the Contenders… Read

Comedy Writer Niki Schwartz-Wright Inks 20th TV Overall Deal, Joins ‘Speechless’

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Young comedy writer Niki Schwartz-Wright has signed her first overall deal, a 2 + 1 pact with 20th Century Fox TV. It stems from her stint as a producer on the studio’s Fox comedy series The Grinder this past season. Under the overall deal, Schwartz-Wright will join 20th TV’s new ABC comedy series Speechless as supervising producer and will also develop. Speechless, from creator/executive producer Scott Silveri and exec producers Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar, centers on… Read

‘Young & Hungry’ Spinoff: Steve Talley Set As Male Lead, Ryan Pinkston Cast, Title & Other Details Revealed

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Steve Talley (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as the male lead opposite Ashley Tisdale and Aimee Carrero in Freeform’s Young & Hungry spinoff, now in the works. The project, which will be titled Young & Sofia, will be introduced as a planned spinoff in the eighth episode of Young & Hungry‘s current fourth season. Also guest starring in that episode with an option to be a series regular on the potential spinoff is Ryan Pinkston, who recently co-starred alongside Tisdale… Read

HBO: Casey Bloys To Succeed Michael Lombardo As President of Programming

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HBO just made it official, confirming Deadline’s report that Casey Bloys is been promoted to president of programming. He succeeds Michael Lombardo, who is stepping down after more than 30 years at the network. In his new role, Bloys, who was promoted to president, HBO Series, Late Night and Specials, in January, will oversee all of HBO's and Cinemax's programming areas. That includes HBO Films, HBO Sports, HBO Documentaries & Family and HBO Entertainment. Len Amato… Read

‘Amber Rose Show’ Gets Premiere Date On VH1

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VH1 has slotted a June premiere date for Amber Rose’s anticipated new talk show. The Amber Rose Show will debut at 11 PM on Friday, June 17. The show will feature “Muva Rose,” as she’s known to her social media followers, conducting interviews with celebrity friends about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race and entrepreneurship. The Amber Rose Show is produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions. Jay McGraw, Dr. Phil McGraw, Carla… Read

SAG-AFTRA Files Unfair Labor Charges Against Ad Giant Grey Global

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SAG-AFTRA has filed unfair labor charges against Grey Global, accusing the giant ad agency of using a "front company" to skirt the union's contract to produce nonunion TV commercials. The charges, filed today with the National Labor Relations Board, claim that Grey Global used a company called 23 Townhouse to produce the ads with nonunion actors. The union began investigating the alleged ruse to bypass its contract last month. At that time, Grey Global said that there was… Read

‘Hamilton’ Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Deal With Universal TV

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Universal Television has signed a production deal with Jeffrey Seller, producer of smash Broadway musical Hamilton, and his producing partner, former NBC executive Flody Suarez. "Jeffrey's spectacular track record on Broadway and his knack for finding and nurturing brilliant new talent, such as the creative forces behind Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights and Hamilton, is nothing short of remarkable,” NBC Entertainment and Uni TV chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “There is more… Read

‘Pawn Stars’ Regular Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell Will Plead Guilty To Drug Charge, Avoid Jail Time – Update

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UPDATED, 1:06 PM: Austin Russell, known to reality TV fans as Chumlee on History’s Pawn Stars, will plead guilty in Las Vegas to attempted possession of a controlled substance. He was given three years’ probation on the misdemeanor charge but will avoid jail time. He also was facing a felony count of ownership or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, but that charge will be stayed under today’s deal. Russell agreed to attend counseling and forfeit property… Read

Bill Cosby Again Denied Halt In Criminal Case Over 2004 Rape Claim; Expected In Court Tomorrow

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One day before Bill Cosby is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing in a Pennsylvania court where he faces a trio of felony second-degree aggravated indecent assault charges that could land him behind bars for a decade, the 78-year old actor today was denied a pause in the proceedings so he could pursue an appeal. “AND NOW, this 23rd day of May, 2016, the Application for Stay is DENIED,” the Supreme Court of the Keystone State said Monday (read it here). Out on $1… Read