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SAG-AFTRA Panel Warns Industry To Stop Ignoring Law Protecting Child Actors From Predators

EXCLUSIVE: The former LA Deputy City Attorney who prosecuted dozens of casting directors in a sweep of bogus actors' workshops said tonight that industry professionals who violate an oft-ignored law to protect child actors from registered sex offenders could soon be the subjects of a similar undercover operation and prosecution. The Child Performer Protection Act, which became law nearly six years ago, requires most professionals who work with child actors – including… Read

Business

Isan Elba, Daughter Of Idris Elba, Named Golden Globe Ambassador

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Isan Elba as next year’s Golden Globe Ambassador. She is the daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba’s and makeup artist Kim Elba. Last year, they retired the title of Miss Golden Globe and switched it Golden Globe Ambassador. Simone Garcia Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne Johnson took the position. The Golden Globe Ambassador assist presenters with handing out awards and ushering winners on and off the stage… Read

TV

Netflix Cancels ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Red Carpet Due To Los Angeles Wildfires

Narcos: Mexico

Netflix has canceled tonight’s red carpet for Narcos: Mexico due to the Los Angeles wildfires. The screening for the latest installment of the critically praised drug trafficking drama will go on as planned. "In light of the tragic and escalating wildfires in Los Angeles, we will be canceling tonight's red carpet for the premiere of Narcos: Mexico. The screening will continue as planned. We thank you in advance for understanding and encourage your support of one of the… Read

Film

‘Dumbo’ Trailer: Tim Burton’s Live-Action Take On Disney Classic Takes A Heartfelt Flight

If the animated version of Disney’s Dumbo had you reaching for a couple of tissues, then you might want to grab the whole box for the Tim Burton’s live-action version. The new trailer gives us a detailed look at the new pic, expanding on the original and giving us his signature mix of fantastical and dark on the beloved classic. We get to see more of the CG titular character — and the other creatures featured in the 1941 animated feature. Based on the trailer, we see the… Read

Awardsline

‘A Twelve-Year Night’ Director On Exploring How To Stay Human When Your Humanity Is Taken Away – Awardsline Screening Series

Álvaro Brechner said the genesis of the idea to take on the true-life tale depicted in A Twelve-Year Night, which debuted this year at the Venice Film Festival, was not easy to discern. But he described the path to telling the story of courage, imagination and sheer will — the film is about three political prisoners in Uruguay who in 1973 are thrown into solitary confinement for more than 12 years, then survive to see the end of the brutal dictatorship and become, among… Read

Film

Malibu Film Society Hopes To Renew Operations In Happier Times

The Malibu Film Society may be down, but it’s not out. Not surprisingly, tonight's screening of Beautiful Boy and Wednesday’s Widows screening have been postponed because of the wildfires that ravaged the coastal colony. But executive director Scott Tallal said the Malibu Film Society soon will be back in the business of sharing films and a sense of community. "As reporters for both The Malibu Times and KBUU-FM, Karen York arranged for me and Jimy [his wife] to be… Read

Awardsline

Alfonso Cuarón Explores “Personal And Social Wounds” Of Mexicans In ‘Roma’ – The Contenders London Video

Roma

Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón has always managed to balance the intimate and the epic with his work. It has been finely showcased in his acclaimed films Gravity, Children of Men, and Y tu mamá también. His latest film Roma, which has been making waves this awards season, would appear to be a shift of gears for the director, as it tells a deeply personal story of his childhood, but it is set against no less of an epic scale that the political backdrop of 1970s… Read

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Co-Producer Jason Taylor Joins Futurism Studios As President Of Production

Jason Taylor has joined Futurism Studios as the new president of production, where he’ll spearhead the Brooklyn studio’s expansion into scripted content. Taylor will work to build a television and theatrical film slate that takes advantage of Futurism’s online audience and its interest in coverage of technology and scientific discoveries. Initially, he’ll focus on the science fiction genre. Based in Los Angeles to give Futurism a West Coast presence, Taylor also travel to… Read

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‘Doctor Who’ New Year’s Day Special Set On BBC America

BBC America is going to ring in 2019 with Doctor Who. Breaking away from the traditional Christmas Day timeslot, the popular series will have its first-ever “Who Year’s Day” which will include a marathon of all the Christmas specials that will pave the way to the aforementioned New Year’s Day special The marathon will begin 12pm ET/PT on December 24 and lead into Christmas Day. After that, it will be a celebratory marathon of all the Doctors tarting with Peter Capaldi… Read

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‘Nobody’s Princess’ Musical Comedy In Works At the CW From ‘Life Sentence’ Creators, ‘First Date’ Duo & Fulwell 73

EXCLUSIVE: As Crazy Ex Girlfriend is coming to an end, the CW is setting its sights on a new musical comedy series, which puts a contemporary spin on classic fairytale princesses. The network has put in development Nobody’s Princess, from Life Sentence creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, songwriters/screenwriters Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (First Date musical), Fulwell 73 (Late Late Show with James Corden) and CBS TV Studios where Fulwell 73 is under a… Read

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Warner Bros Dates ‘The Good Liar’, Bill Condon’s Grifter Drama Starring Ian McKellen-Helen Mirren

Warner Bros has set a November 15, 2019, release date for The Good Liar, director Bill Condon’s drama starring English screen vets Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. Scripted by Jeffrey Hatcher based on the novel by pseudonymous author Nicholas Searle, it focuses on Roy (McKellen), a veteran conman and born liar who meets wealthy widow Betty (Mirren) online and believes she's an easy mark. Roy is sure he can pull off the final coup of his career, but as the narrative entwines… Read

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FilmStruck Save Letter #2: More Filmmakers Rally Around Endangered Service

A second group of filmmakers have petitioned WarnerMedia to reconsider its decision to shutter FilmStruck at month’s end. Here is . the second letter To whom it may concern at Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks: Roger Ebert once said "the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand a little bit more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us." No truer… Read