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Viceland’s ‘Trump Tapes’ Is Over, But Tom Arnold’s Hunt Isn’t

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EXCLUSIVE: Tom Arnold hasn't given up his quest to uncover incriminating evidence against Donald Trump, but his Viceland series The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold is over. "It has run its course," a spokesman for the network said Monday. "It was only intended as an eight-episode series." But Arnold isn’t done. "I am not quitting until I get all the tapes or Trump resigns, which ever happens first," he told Deadline. "Every day both things get closer to… Read


‘A Million Little Things’, ‘The Rookie’, ‘The Kids Are Alright’ & ‘Splitting Up Together’ Get Orders For 3 More Scripts From ABC

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ABC has ordered three additional scripts for new fall series A Million Little Things, The Rookie and The Kids Are Alright and sophomore comedy Splitting Up Together. Broadcast networks opt for script orders to some series with 13-episode orders that they are considering for back episodic orders to keep their writers rooms going while they make the final decision whether to pick up more episodes. ABC so far has given a Back 9 pickup to new comedy series Single Parents. Its… Read


Ray Liotta, Ken Jeong, Adrien Brody, Travis Fimmel & More Round Out Cast For Charlie Day’s ‘El Tonto’

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EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Day's feature directorial debut El Tontowhich started production today in Los Angeles, has expanded its ensemble cast with Crazy Rich Asians’ Ken Jeong, The Pianist Oscar-winner Adrien BrodyGoodfellas Ray Liotta, and Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel joining along with Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris and Devious Maids’ Edy Ganem In El Tonto, Day plays a mute simpleton who upon stepping off the bus for the first time in Los Angeles is thrust into stardom, only to… Read


‘Power’: Michael J. Ferguson Upped To Series Regular For Season 6; Cynthia Addai-Robinson Joins As New Regular

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Michael J. Ferguson, who has recurred since Season 2 in Power, has been promoted to series regular for Season 6 of the hit Starz drama series. In addition, Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Shooter) has joined the cast as a new series regular for the sixth season. Ferguson plays opportunistic and deadly gangster 2-Bit. He has appeared in 18 episodes. Robinson will portray new character Ramona Garrity, a beltway insider with some secrets of her own. On a show where the body count… Read

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How Miramax & Blumhouse Brought ‘Halloween’ Back From The Dead

UPDATED with more insightThe horror franchise reboot craze which Hollywood reaped off during the early part of the millennium looked as good as dead last year. Than this weekend, Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween, the 11th sequel in a 40-year-old franchise, opened to $76.2M, making it the best start ever for the John Carpenter franchise, second-best domestic debut for a horror movie and the second best October opening; Sony’s Venom setting an $80.2M record three… Read


Choice Of Sharp New Oscar Producing Team Gives The Academy A Chance For Serious & Successful Makeover: Analysis

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Well, the mystery of who gets the enviable — or unenviable — job of producing the 91st annual Academy Awards, airing February 24 on ABC, has been answered. And in choosing Oscar winner and multiple nominee Donna Gigliotti as producer and live TV and awards show veteran Glenn Weiss as “co-producer,” as well as director for the fourth consecutive year, Academy President John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson have assembled a strong team that should be well-equipped to deliver what… Read


Louis C.K. Accuser Rebecca Corry Challenges Apologetic Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman predicted to Howard Stern today that she’d regret commenting about Louis C.K. and his masturbation habits, and it’s happened faster than even she could have guessed. Within hours of Silverman telling Stern that her old friend C.K. had masturbated in front of her – with her consent – when both were just starting their careers (when the two were equals in terms of professional power), comedian and C.K. accuser Rebecca Corry called her out on Twitter. See all… Read


NBC Buys LAPD Policewomen Drama From Liz Brixius & Debra Martin Chase

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NBC has put in development a female police drama from Nurse Jackie co-creator Liz Brixius, prolific film and TV producer Debra Martin Chase and Universal TV, where both are under deals. Written by Brixius, the Untitled Police Women Project explores the personal and professional lives of four LAPD women officers who have been best friends since the police academy. Brixius and Chase executive produce. Universal TV produces in association with Brixius’ Delong Lumber and… Read


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Attempts To Rally YouTubers Against Tougher EU Copyright Law

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is attempting to rally its users against a proposed update to European copyright law that would make online platforms liable for copyright infringement. “This legislation poses a threat to both your livelihood and your ability to share your voice with the world,” Wojcicki wrote in a blog post published Monday. At issue is Article 13 of the new Directive on Copyright, which won the support of the European Parliament in September. This directive… Read


Skydance Hires Ex-Global Road Exec Jun Oh To Run Biz & Legal Affairs

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Jun Oh, most recently president of business and legal affairs at Global Road Entertainment, has been hired by Skydance Media as Head of Theatrical and Interactive Business and Legal Affairs. In his new post he will oversee all business and legal affairs related to feature film development and production, as well as interactive and emerging gaming platforms. The move comes as Skydance builds on a slate that already includes upcoming movies Top Gun: Maverick, 6 Underground… Read


Donna Gigliotti To Produce 91st Oscars; Glenn Weiss Is Co-Producer

And the Oscar producing gig goes to … Donna Gigliotti. The veteran producer won the Best Picture Academy Award for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love and has been nominated three times since, for The Reader, Silver Linings Playbook and Hidden Figures. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also said today that Glenn Weiss — who famously proposed to his girlfriend during his acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards last month — will co-produce and direct the Academy Awards… Read


MMA Murder Mystery Pic ‘A Violent Man’ Starring Ex-NFLer Thomas Jones Acquired By GVN For January Bow

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EXCLUSIVE: GVN Releasing has acquired writer-director Matthew Berkowitz’s A Violent Man, a murder mystery drama set in the world of mixed martial arts that stars former NFL running back Thomas Q. Jones. The distributor will release the film day and date in theaters and VOD on January 18, 2019. Isaach De Bankole, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, Denise Richards and Bruce Davison also star in the pic, which has elements of a contemporary noir. Jones (Luke Cage), the former NFL Pro… Read