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‘Iron Fist’ Actor Sacha Dhawan And ‘Bounty Hunters’ Actress Charity Wakefield Join Hulu’s ‘The Great’

EXCLUSIVE: Iron Fist actor Sacha Dhawan and Bounty Hunters actress Charity Wakefield have been set for Hulu drama series pilot The Great, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. Shoot is underway in Yorkshire, UK. Written and executive produced by Tony McNamara (The Favourite), the series charts the rise to power of Catherine the Great Fanning) and her explosive relationship with husband Peter (Hoult), the emperor of Russia. Phoebe Fox will play third lead Marial… Read

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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Snares China Date As Hollywood Packs Year-End

With Venom still coursing through China, December is now heating up as a busy time at the Middle Kingdom box office — but, contrary to tradition, not necessarily for local films. Sony has just confirmed that sleeper hit Searching has secured a December 14 release, while anticipated animated family action adventure Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse will go on December 21. Part of what’s seen as a push to keep turnstiles spinning in the face of a lackluster crop of… Read


RTL Deutschland CEO Anke Schäferkordt To Leave German Media Group After 27 Years

Anke Schäferkordt is set to leave German commercial broadcaster RTL after 27 years. Schäferkordt has been CEO of RTL Deutschland for 13 years. Bernd Reichart, currently Managing Director of Vox, will become the new CEO of RTL Deutschland with a new boss of Vox announced in "due course". Schäferkordt joined RTL in 1991 and from 1993 to 1995 she was a Director in charge of the Corporate Planning and Controlling division. In 1995, she joined RTL-owned Vox, serving as CFO… Read


Sony Pictures Television Hires Sky Exec Holly Comiskey As Country Manager For UK & Ireland

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has hired Sky exec Holly Comiskey as Country Manager for the UK and Ireland. The Hollywood studio has appointed Comiskey to run its television and home entertainment distribution in the UK as well as overseeing management of SPT's networks. She joins after seven years with the pay-TV giant, where she was Head of Acquisitions for the Sky Cinema service. During her time at Sky, Holly led the negotiation of multiple film output deals, including… Read


‘LA92’ Producer Lightbox Scores California-Set Netflix True Crime Doc Series ‘Murder Mountain’

LA92 producer Lightbox is keeping its attention on California with a true crime doc set in the remote region of Humboldt County for Netflix. The company, which also made Captive for the SVOD service, is producing six-part series Murder Mountain. The doc series, which will launch on December 28, is set in the county north of San Francisco and close to the Oregon border, a place of incredible natural beauty and dark secrecy, where marijuana has become the dominant local… Read


Swiss Oscar-Nominated Director Returns To Refugee Crisis 37 Years Later In Documentary ‘Eldorado’

Filmmaker Markus Imhoof’s 1981 drama The Boat Is Full, which was Oscar nominated in the foreign film category, told the story of post-World War II refugees –four Jewish people, a French child and German soldier–who seek asylum in a rigid-Switzerland. Thirty-seven years later, Imhoof returns to the same subject, but through a documentary lens, and learns that the attitudes in his homeland and Europe haven’t changed much. His latest movie Eldorado, Switzerland’s foreign… Read


Outgoing Facebook Comms Chief Elliot Schrage Takes Blame For Hiring DC Firm

Facebook has found its fall guy. The company’s outgoing head of public policy, Elliot Schrage, took the blame for the controversial decision to hire the Washington, D.C., opposition research firm that pushed negative narratives about competitors and sought to portray billionaire George Soros as quietly bankrolling the company’s critics. “Responsibility for these decisions rests with leadership of the communications team. That's me,” Schrage wrote tonight in a memo obtained… Read


Donald Trump Teases White House Correspondents’ Dinner Attendance After Saying Michelle Wolf “Bombed” Last Year

After not showing up to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2017 and 2018, Donald Trump is hinting that he might attend next year’s event because the host won’t be a comedian like last year’s Michelle Wolf. Instead, it will be author Ron Chernow. “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents' Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian,” he wrote on Twitter… Read


Mark Zuckerberg’s Not Stepping Down As Chairman Anytime Soon

Despite calls from Facebook investors for an independent board chairman to provide better oversight of the embattled company, Mark Zuckerberg has no plans to surrender that position. The company co-founder and controlling shareholder told CNN directly: “That’s not the plan.” Zuckerberg also offered support for the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who has long been viewed as the mature influence on the company’s boyish founder. He has credited her with… Read


‘This Is Us’ Recap: “Six Thanksgivings” Feeds The Soul, Reveals Secrets And Finally Unveils Origin Of Jack’s Necklace

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about Tuesday’s episode of This Is Us. Tonight’s episode of This Is Us is titled “Six Thanksgivings”, which basically means that you will need six times more Kleenex when watching the episode which celebrates a time of year when we give thanks for friends, family and food, of course. But most of all, this episode answers the burning question: “How did Jack get that necklace?” True to form and as the title of the episode… Read


Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Ailes Movie: Nazanin Boniadi To Play Former Fox News Reporter Rudi Bakhtiar

EXCLUSIVE: Hotel Mumbai actress Nazanin Boniadi has boarded Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Ailes movie in the role of former Fox News reporter Rudi Bakhtiar. The film is currently in production. After FNC host Gretchen Carlson came forward with sexual allegations against late Fox News chief Ailes in July 2016, Bakhtiar spoke to the New York Times and New York magazine sharing how she was sexually propositioned for a a full-time Washington D.C. correspondent position by FNC… Read


‘Transformers: Cyberverse’ Heads To Europe, Middle East, Africa & Latin America On Cartoon Network

Transformers: Cyberverse

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. has pacted with Cartoon Network to distribute the first season of the hit animated series Transformers: Cyberverse to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The international deal includes both linear and digital rights. The series, which airs on Cartoon Network in the U.S., will begin rolling out in EMEA and Latin America later this year. In Transformers: Cyberverse… Read