‘Designated Survivor’: Lauren Holly & Benjamin Watson To Recur In Season 3 On Netflix
Former Motive star Lauren Holly and Benjamin Watson (The L.A. Complex) are set for key recurring roles opposite Kiefer Sutherland on the upcoming third season of Designated Survivor on Netflix.
In season 3 of Designated Survivor, produced by eOne, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates… Read
Doc Awards Contender ‘Shirkers’ Tells Dark Story Of Teenager’s Breakthrough Film, Stolen By “Vampire Of Cinema”
Every good horror story needs a monster, a specter out of nightmares.
In the movie Shirkers the monster is a thief of dreams, robbing the young of their innocence—a scenario all the more disturbing because this horror story is real.
Sandi Tan is both director and protagonist of the Netflix documentary, which retraces her experience as a precocious teenager in Singapore in the early 1990s. At age 18, Tan embarked on making an ambitious feature film starring herself as a… Read
Whistle, Soon After Securing $28M In New Funding, Signs With CAA
EXCLUSIVE: Not long after raising $28 million in additional funding through a Series D round, sports video and branded content player Whistle has signed with CAA.
The deal will give Whistle access to the agency’s resources across TV, motion pictures, digital media and sports. CAA has been building a major presence in sports for more than a decade, making Whistle a logical client.
While many sports stakeholders are compelled to spend billions for league rights… Read
Joel Silver Sells 2 Crime Dramas To CBS
Joel Silver and his Silver Pictures Television have sold two drama projects to CBS — False Memories, written by Steve Maeda (Salvation), and Crooked Brooklyn, written by Adair Cole (Norco). Both hail from Lionsgate Television where Silver Pictures Television has a first-look deal.
False Memories is co-produced by Condé Nast Entertainment as it is inspired by Emmy Bryce’s article "False Memories and False Confessions: The Psychology of Imagined Crimes," published by Wired… Read
‘The Twilight Zone’: Kumail Nanjiani To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Reboot
Kumail Nanjiani is about to enter The Twilight Zone. Nanjiani is set to star in an episode of CBS All Access’ reboot, joining previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele and cast members Sanaa Lathan and Adam Scott.
No word on which episode Nanjiani will appear, or the storyline. The episode will be penned by Alex Rubens (The Last OG, Key and Peele). Check out the casting announcement below the story.
The CBS All Access series will be a modern reimagining of the… Read
Judge Postpones Ruling In CNN Bid To Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Badge
Jim Acosta will have to wait another day to find out if he’s getting his White House press credentials back immediately.
Judge Timothy Kelly was set to bring everyone back into DC District Court on Thursday at 3 PM ET to announce his decision whether to grant a temporary restraining order, one day after CNN and the DOJ spent two hours pitching their sides to Kelly. Now it’s been put off until 10 AM ET on Friday.
“Frankly I have no idea what that means,” CNN’s media guru… Read
Akiva Goldsman To Adapt Marcus Sakey’s ‘Brilliance’ Trilogy With The Story Factory
EXCLUSIVE: Akiva Goldsman has signed on to write and produce the film adaptations of author Marcus Sakey's bestselling Brilliance trilogy.
Goldsman will write the adaptations and produce the films with Shane Salerno and The Story Factory. The producers will shop the book series, which has sold two million copies worldwide.
Goldsman won his Oscar for A Beautiful Mind and his script work ranges from I Am Legend to The Da Vinci Code, and most recently the Stephen King The Sh… Read
‘A Quiet Place’ Sound Editors Discuss Their Moments Of Creative Doubt & Vindication — Production Value Video Series
On examination of those behind the filmic curtain—creating the sonic palette through which to feel a world—any number of descriptors seem to apply. Magicians, wizards and puppet masters who have trained themselves in the art of emotional manipulation, sound editors are too often among those craftsmen and women taken for granted, when the reality is that no film could function, or pull the audience in toward the screen, without their dedicated, passionate work. The… Read
Facebook Reports Progress In Cracking Down On Hate Speech, Other Violations
Facebook today updated on its progress in dealing with hate speech, depictions of graphic violence, terrorist propaganda and other violations of its community standards.
The social network said it is making strides in proactively identifying hate speech, saying it’s able to remove the majority of posts before users report them. It’s also gotten better at finding violent or graphic content.
Facebook issued the report a day after a bombshell report in the New York Times… Read
Ryan Kwanten & Kodi Smit-McPhee Lead Oz Climate Change Thriller ‘2067’; Shoot Underway; Kew Inks North America Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men Apocalypse) lead cast in climate-change sci-fi-thriller 2067, which is now underway in Australia.
Also starring are Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Aaron Glenane (Killing Ground), Damian Walshe-Howling (Mystery Road), Leeanna Walsman (Safe Harbour), Finn Little (Storm Boy) and Oz newcomers Sana'a Shaik and Matt Testro.
Seth Larney (Tombiruo) is writing and directing the feature which will see humans looking… Read
Bono, Chris Rock Join Jimmy Kimmel For Live (RED) Benefit Show On November 19
Jimmy Kimmel Live again will join forces with Bono and RED for a special episode of the ABC late-night show to raise money and awareness in the fight against AIDS.
Kimmel’s 4th annual (RED) benefit show will air Monday, November 19, ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1st.
Guests for this year’s program include Bono, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Snoop Dogg, Mila Kunis, Pharrell and more.
The broadcast will kick off the annual RED Shopathon… Read
Oculus Launches VR Experience For ‘Crow: The Legend’ From Baobab Studios
Oculus Studios has teamed with Baobab Studios for a bold VR experience for their animated feature Crow: The Legend which features the voices of John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Constance Wu, and Diego Luna. The experience is set to launch next week on Oculus Rift and Oculus Go next week.
Crow: The Legend is a Native American origin story that follows the titular Crow (voiced by Legend), who, because of his vibrant colors and beautiful voice, is the most popular and admired… Read