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Make Up Artists And Hair Stylist Guild Sets Career Awards For Susan Cabral-Ebert & Robert Louis Stevenson

Susan Cabral-Ebert and Robert Louis Stevenson are set to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards next year. The duo will accept their hardware February 16 at MUAHS’ annual awards ‘do at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The outgoing president of MUAHS (IATSE Local 706), four-time Emmy nominee Cabral-Ebert joined the guild at a time when it just was beginning to allow women as makeup artists. After working on such… Read

Film

Kacey Rohl, Martin Donovan To Star In Indie Drama ‘Baldy’

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Martin Donovan, Kacey Rohl and Amber Anderson have been set to star in Baldy, an indie drama written and directed by Toronto-based Amy George and The Oxbow Incident duo Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis. The movie, from Film Forge Productions and Lisa Pictures in association with Babe Nation Films, is now shooting in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. The plot centers on a popular yet desperate university dance major (Rohl) who is faking cancer. Through her counterfeit… Read

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The Ink Factory Rebooting ‘Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected’ For TV

EXCLUSIVE: The Ink Factory has successfully mined the library of John le Carré with The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl and it seems that the company is now looking do the same with acclaimed British author Roald Dahl. I hear that Simon and Stephen Cornwell's firm is rebooting Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected for TV and has set up a number of writers to work on the project. The company is working closely with the Roald Dahl Story Company on the project. The… Read

Business

Paulist Productions Taps Veteran Exec Mike Sullivan As President

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EXCLUSIVE: Paulist Productions, the Catholic production company whose TV movie Every Other Holiday, a co-production with MarVista Entertainment, airs Friday on Lifetime, has named Mike Sullivan its new president. He replaces Chris Donahue, who had been in the role since 2015 and exited earlier this year. Sullivan, the former Growing Pains executive producer who later became president of entertainment at UPN, has served on the Paulist advisory board for the past 25 years… Read

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‘Blindspot’ Casts Chaske Spencer As Recurring; Jon Lindstrom & Tim Lounibos Join ‘Bosch’

EXCLUSIVE: Chaske Spencer (Woman Walks Ahead) is joining the Season 4 cast of NBC’s Blindspot in a recurring role. Details are mainly being kept under wraps. We only know he’ll be playing Dominic Masters, someone who works for Madeline Burke (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). In Season 4, Jane Doe/Remi (Jaime Alexander) continues to fight the effects of the ZIP poisoning she received in Season 3, which has destroyed her recent memory. This, as the FBI team hunts a dangerous… Read

Business

Donald Trump Sides With Saudi Prince In Khashoggi Murder: “Maybe He Did And Maybe He Didn’t!”

President Donald J. Trump, proclaiming “America First!” and “The world is a very dangerous place!”, is siding with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Despite the conclusions of the American intelligence community, Trump has issued a statement saying, literally, “maybe he did and maybe he didn't!” The statement comes four days after the Washington Post reported that the CIA has concluded that Saudi… Read

TV

Alex Duda Named Executive Producer Of ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’

Five-time Emmy winner Alex Duda has been tapped as executive producer for The Kelly Clarkson Show, which debuts next fall in national syndication on NBC-owned stations. Duda, who has an overall development deal with NBCUniversal, will executive produce the hourlong show hosted by Season 1 American Idol winner and current The Voice coach Clarkson, set for premiere in September. "Alex was instrumental in developing The Kelly Clarkson Show with us and brings so much talent… Read

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‘The Deuce’: David Krumholtz, Daniel Sauli, Sepideh Moafi & Olivia Luccardi Upped To Series Regulars On HBO Drama

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David Krumholtz, Daniel Sauli, Sepideh Moafi and Olivia Luccardi, who have recurred since season 1 of The Deuce, have been promoted to series regulars for the upcoming third and final season of the HBO drama. Krumholtz plays Harvey Wasserman, Sauli is Tommy Longo, Moafi portrays Loretta and Luccardi plays Melissa. Krumholtz and Luccardi have appeared in 14 episodes, Sauli in 17 episodes and Moafi in 12 episodes. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring… Read

Business

Facebook Stock Shows Toll Of Damaging Revelations, Crisis In Confidence

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Damaging revelations about how Facebook’s leaders mishandled Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 American election are beginning to take a measurable toll, with the company’s stock plunging to a yearly low. The entire tech sector has been battered, with members of the FAANG group — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google — down more than 20% from their yearly highs. Facebook is flat in today’s trading session, but it is down nearly 40% from July. Since going public at… Read

Box Office

‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ To Score Disney’s 12th No. 1 Thanksgiving Weekend Win With $70M

For the 12th time in recorded Thanksgiving box office history (since 1982), Disney will own the holiday stretch again as their sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet looks to hit a five-day of $70M, a number far exceeding the previous five-day of 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph even though it launched on a three-day weekend during the first weekend of November clearly a FSS of $49M, Friday through Tuesday of $56.7M. Disney sees Ralph Breaks the Internet in the high $60Ms range. Fandango… Read

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‘Teachers’ To End After Season 3, Leaving TV Land With No Original Scripted Series

There will be no fourth season for TV Land’s Teachers. The Viacom network is announcing that the season 3B of Teachers will debut on January 15, 2019, and it will be the show’s final chapter. Following the recent move of TV Land’s flagship original series, Younger, to Viacom sibling Paramount Network, Teachers remained the only original scripted series on TV Land, leaving the network with no original series and no originals in the pipeline. That is in stark contrast to… Read

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Producers Guild Documentary Noms: ‘RBG’, ‘Three Identical Strangers’, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Among Finalists

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RBG, Three Identical Strangers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Hal, Into the Okavango and twin climber titles The Dawn Wall and Free Solo have been nominated for the Producer Guild’s 2019 Documentary Motion Picture award. The winner will be announced January 19 at the PGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton, among the cappers to one of the most prolific years for the genre in recent memory. The guild will take the wraps of its annual noms for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated… Read