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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Star DeWanda Wise Talks “Ebbs And Flows” Of Her Career As A Black Actress

Before DeWanda Wise took the lead role of Nola Darling in Spike Lee’s Netflix revival of his 1986 film She’s Gotta Have Itshe had a storied career which ranged from cutting her teeth on the theater scene in New York to auditioning for roles in Avatar and Children of Men. Wise stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast before heading back to Brooklyn to film the second season of She’s Gotta Have It to talk about her career of “ebbs and flows” of her acting career and what she… Read


‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Has Spinoff Launch Pads In Michelle Yeoh & Jason Issacs

Star Trek Discovery Michelle Yeoh Jason Isaacs

Nothing's official yet but the announcement today that CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery will be expanded into new series may have been openly teased at New York Comic-Con last year. As the packed crowd at the Theater at Madison Square Garden roared for a surprise appearance by Michelle Yeoh on the cast filled panel, executive producer Heather Kadin told fans, "you'll see more of this woman." Now, even though her Captain Philippa Georgiou perished early on in the… Read


Paul Feig Joins Chorus Of Fox Creators Criticizing Fox News Immigration Coverage

Paul Feig

Paul Feig, whose movies at 20th Century Fox include the Melissa McCarthy comedies Spy and The Heat, has condemned the movie studio’s sibling Fox News Channel for its coverage of the Donald Trump administration’s immigration policies. The writer-director-producer joins the likes of fellow producer-director Judd Apatow and Steve Levitan, co-creator/co-showrunner of 20th Century Fox TV’s Modern Family, in criticizing the cable news network since FNC host Laura Ingraham’s… Read


NBC Sets Fall 2018 Premiere Dates: ‘This Is Us’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Manifest’ & More


NBC has set the post-Emmy week of September 24 for the premiere of the bulk of its fall lineup, beginning with The Voice, with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on Monday, September 24, immediately followed by the premiere of new drama Manifest. Season 3 of This is Us debuts at 9 PM Tuesday, September 25 followed by the 10 PM premiere of medical drama New Amsterdam, starring Ryan Eggold. Wednesday, September 26 launches the all-Chicago… Read


Steve Levitan Won’t Renew 20th Century Fox TV Overall Deal Over Fox News Ties

Steven Levitan

After Steve Levitan tweeted last night that he was "disgusted" to work for Fox following a controversial statement by a Fox News star, Laura Ingraham, the Modern Family co-creator/co-showrunner is cutting ties with the company. Levitan, who has been at 20th Century Fox TV, which produces Modern Family, for a long time under a string of overall deals, just announced that he will not be re-upping his current pact, which is expiring. In a series of tweets, he called 20th TV… Read


Money Blues For Special Fund For Musicians Reflects Record Industry’s Downturn

More than 3,000 musicians are owed money that's been collected on their behalf by the Sound Recording Special Payments Fund, which distributes annual supplemental wages to music makers. Among those owed money are Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Kanye West, The Who's Roger Daltrey, the E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt, actor-musician Johnny Depp, Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the M.G.'s and all four members of U2. The estates of many late rockers… Read


‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast On Amazon Hit’s “Breakneck” Speed Of Dialogue – The Contenders Emmys Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are known for fast-paced dialogue on their shows, and the Golden Globe-winning Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel isn’t any different. But to the show’s creator, the dialogue isn’t as fast as everyone claims. “Amy and I have contended that it's not our stuff [where] everyone is talking fast — everyone is talking too slow,” Daniel joked during the series’ panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys. He points out, “In real life… Read


U.S. Ad Spending To Grow 6% In 2018, But TV Upfront Faltering On “Less Robust” NFL Sales – Analyst

Overall U.S. advertising spending will grow 6% in 2018, but areas of decline outnumber areas of growth, according to a report issued today by Morgan Stanley. The forecast includes a slight revised total growth number, up to 6.1% from 5.9%. Morgan Stanley’s team, headed by analyst Benjamin Swinburne, notes cyclical lift this year from forces like mid-term elections, the Winter Olympics and the World Cup. Its report also says that Facebook and Google are driving 95% of… Read


‘Supergirl’ Season Finale Explains Mon-El’s Exit – Update

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about Monday night's Season 3 finale of Supergirl. UPDATED with Jeremy Jordan Instagram post: Chris Wood ended his two-season run on Supergirl‘s season finale Monday night, with his character Mon-El sent back to the future. "The plan for Chris was always to have him on the show for two years," executive producer Robert Rovner told Deadline’s sister pub TVLine. "We've loved telling Mon-El's story, as well as the story we've told… Read


‘Crime + Punishment’: Hulu Acquires Sundance-Winning Docu For August Bow

Crime + Punishment

Hulu has acquired rights to Crime + Punishment, the Stephen Maing-directed documentary that won this year’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival. The streaming service will team with IFC Films to release the docu simultaneously August 24 in theaters and on Hulu. The deal marks the latest Hulu-IFC Films tie-up, which includes an output agreement for non-documentary, narrative films. The docu offers fly-on-the-wall… Read


John Ridley To Direct First Episode Of ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ Epix Crime Drama

Oscar-winning writer-director John Ridley (American Crime) has been tapped to direct the first episode of Godfather of Harlem, Epix’s straight-to-series crime drama, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker. The series hails from Narcos creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, and ABC Signature Studios. Written and executive produced by Brancato and Eckstein, Godfather of Harlem tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the… Read


Amazon Greenlights ‘Invincible’ Superhero Animated Series From Robert Kirkman

Amazon Studios has given an eight-episode hourlong animated series Invincible, from The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and artist Ryan Ottley, based on Kirkman’s popular comic book series of the same name. This marks the first series greenlight to come out of the overall deal Amazon Studios inked last year with Kirkman, executive producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which was based on his graphic novel, and companion Fear the Walking Dead, which he co-created… Read