SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Two Contracts Including Network Code Worth $200 Million Annually, Not $400 Million
The SAG-AFTRA national board has overwhelmingly approved terms of a new contract called the Network Code – which covers a wide range of non-primetime programs aired on the Big Four broadcast networks including soap operas, game shows, talk shows and quiz shows, as well as sports and variety shows. The pact now goes to the union's members for final ratification.
The national board Saturday also unanimously approved a first-ever tentative agreement with Telemundo Television… Read
One Dead In Hostage Standoff At Trader Joe’s In Los Angeles; Suspect In Custody – Update
2ND WRITETHRU, 8:20 PM: A woman was killed during a three-hour standoff at the Trader Joe's in Silver Lake that played out on live TV and ended with a suspect taken into custody. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference that the woman was shot inside the store but did not provide further details.
"Our officers rescued that woman from inside and attempted to render aid with the assistance of LA Fire, but unfortunately were unable to revive her,” LAPD Chief… Read
‘Wynonna Earp’ Renewed For Fourth Season By Syfy – Comic-Con
Just days after its Season 3 premiere, Syfy has ordered a fourth season of cult favorite supernatural Western series Wynonna Earp, Deadline has confirmed. Keeping up its tradition, the news was to be announced during the show’s panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.
Adapted from the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, the show follows Wyatt Earp's great-granddaughter (Melanie Scrofano) as she battles demons and other supernatural beings and uses her unique… Read
‘Deadly Class’ Schools SDCC With Punk-Fueled Trailer – Comic-Con
EXCLUSIVE: Smothered in the last years of the Reagan Era, Deadly Class made its Comic-Con debut Saturday with a new trailer for the upcoming Syfy series based on Rick Remender and Wes Craig's comic.
"We've been huge fans of the book and huge fans of Rick Remender and we've put a lot of time and thought and energy and passion into bringing that book to the screen as authentically as possible," executive producer Joe Russo told the crowd packed into the Indigo Ballroom at… Read
Ryan Reynolds Shares His Real Thoughts About ‘Green Lantern’ & ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ – Comic-Con
If you were expecting the Deadpool 2 panel at San Diego Comic-Con to reveal some news about a third installment or an X-Force movie, consider your expectations not met. Instead, the panel shared deleted scenes from the upcoming “Super Duper $@%!#& Cut” of the movie which will be released August 21 on Blu-ray and DVD.
Still, that doesn’t mean there was juicy news from the Deadpool team.
Moderated by Karan Soni (who played Deadpool’s unofficial partner Dopinder), the panel… Read
‘The Flash’ Casts Chris Klein As Season 5 Villain Cicada – Comic-Con
There’s a new bad guy headed for Central City. During The Flash’s portion of the Warner Bros Television/DCTV panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, the series’ cast and creators announced that Chris Klein has been cast as super-villain Cicada for the show’s upcoming Season 5.
In the DC mythology, Cicada was a mysterious cult leader who aimed to murder anybody that The Flash had ever saved, using trademark lightning bolt daggers. WBTV and DC describe him as “a grizzled… Read
Jonathan Gold Dies: LA Food Critic, Age 57, Was First To Win Pulitzer Prize
Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles Times critic whose love of the obscure ethnic food shops of Los Angeles turned on a generation to tastes they may not have discovered, has died. He was 57 and passed from pancreatic cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles tonight, according to his wife, Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa. He was only diagnosed with the disease in early July, and his rapid demise shocked colleagues.
He was the first food critic to… Read
‘The Purge’ Trailer: USA/Syfy Series Asks “What Is More American Than The Purge?” — Comic-Con
“What is America?” begins a new trailer USA/Syfy’s The Purge series. “America is, we’ve been told, the land of the free, so tell me then, what is more American than The Purge?” The trailer was unveiled during the show’s panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, which featured producer Jason Blum, Purge creator James DeMonaco, director Anthony Hemingway, producer Brad Fuller, showrunner Tom Kelly, the film’s star Lex Scott Davis and series stars Amanda Warren, Gabriel… Read
‘Disenchantment’ Trailer: Matt Groening’s Netflix Toon Revisits Medieval Doings – Comic-Con
Forget Meghan Markle and Prince Whatshisname: The more important royal wedding was that of Princess Bean and the Prince of Bentwood. Except that she jilted him and he became head-impaled on an iron throne. Pity.
Here’s the new trailer for Disenchantment, the upcoming Netflix series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. Here’s the logline for the 10-episode toon, which launches next month: Viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of… Read
‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’: Ramona Young Joins As Series Regular, Tom Wilson To Recur In Season 4 — Comic-Con
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is expanding its cast for the upcoming season. Ramona Young (Blockers, Santa Clarita Diet) is set as a series regular in the role of Alaska Yu, and Tom Wilson (The Informant) will recur as Hank’s (Nick Zano) father, Hank Heywood. The castings were announced during the show’s panel Saturday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con.
Young’s Alaska is a typical twentysomething easily swept up by romantic notions and fantasy novels, and she's something of an… Read
‘Women Who Kick Ass’ Panel Talks Shift In Hollywood & Need For Female Role Models For Young Men – Comic-Con
Considering the current social climate of #MeToo and the scandals that have taken the headlines as of late, there was a lot to unpack at this year’s “Women Who Kick Ass” panel presented by Entertainment Weekly. Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Regina King (Watchmen), Camila Mendes (Riverdale), Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Mind), and Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) took the dais in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about female representation in Hollywood and… Read
‘Man In The High Castle’ Renewed For Season 4; Unveils Season 3 Premiere Date & Trailer – Comic-Con
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon's The Man In The High Castle had a lot of news to drop at Comic-Con today both visually and in terms of the calendar itself — long-term and short-term. Coming off an apocalypse-avoiding Season 2 ending, the alternative history drama toplined by Alexa Davalos and Rufus Sewell just dropped a high-powered new sneak peek at Season 3 during its panel session. (Check it out above.)
The Isa Dick Hackett-executive produced series, based on Philip K. Dick's 1962… Read