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New York Attorney General Launches Probe Of MoviePass

The New York Attorney General’s office has launched a probe of Helios & Matheson, examining whether MoviePass’ parent company misled investors, according to CNBC. Investigators are looking into the company’s financial disclosure using the Martin Act, an anti-fraud state law that allows law enforcement agencies to investigate suspected securities fraud and bring civil or criminal charges. MoviePass confirmed the investigation, saying it is cooperating with the New… Read

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Saints & Sinners No Match For Glenn Close In ‘Mother Of The Maid’: Off-Broadway Review

So maybe Joan of Arc plays second fiddle to few saints in history, but on stage even she’s no match for Glenn Close. As the title character in Mother of the Maid, Jane Anderson’s eccentric and startlingly play opening tonight Off Broadway at the Public Theater, Close takes on history and wins. Mother of the Maid reunites the actress, as good here as you’ve seen her, with Anderson (the two most recently collaborated on feature film The Wife) and Damages director Matthew… Read

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SAG-AFTRA Rescinds Do-Not-Work Order For ‘Keys To The City’ TV Movie

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SAG-AFTRA has rescinded its do-not-work order for the basic cable TV movie Keys to the City and says its members are now "free to work on this production effective immediately." The union had originally ordered its members not to work on the movie because its production company had not completed the process of signing a SAG-AFTRA contract. All that, however, has now been cleared up. Set against the backdrop of an Atlanta mayoral race, the film’s predominantly African… Read

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Riki Lindhome To Topline Comedy ‘Tails’ From Amy Poehler In Works At Fox

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Tails, a single camera comedy from Another Period co-creator Riki Lindhome, who also stars, writer Monica Padrick (Community), Amy Poehler and Universal TV, where Poehler is under a deal. Written by Lindhome and Padrick, Tails follows Erika, played by Lindhome, a woman in her late 30s, who despite the pressure she feels from the world around her, refuses to settle in any area of her life. Lindhome and Padrick executive… Read

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Sarah Chalke To Star In Autobiographical ABC Dramedy Project Produced By Bill Lawrence In ‘Scrubs’ Reunion

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Former Scrubs star Sarah Chalke has reunited with Scrubs creator/executive producer Bill Lawrence for a dramedy series, which has been set at ABC for development. Chalke will star and co-executive produce the untitled project, written by Emily Fox (Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce), which hails from Lawrence’s Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television where the company is based. Inspired by Chalke's life, the family dramedy is about two very different… Read

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Luca Guadagnino And RT Features To Adapt Bob Dylan Album ‘Blood On The Tracks’

Luca Guadagnino has given us summer Italian romance through Call Me By Your Name and supernatural dance academy conspiracies in the forthcoming remake of Suspiria. Now he is looking to tackle Bob Dylan. The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker is reteaming with RT Features for an adaptation of the legendary musician’s 1975 album Blood on the Tracks. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Richard LaGravenese is set to write a script to the classic drama, which is based on an idea… Read

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Revenge Comedy From ‘Will & Grace’ Duo & Brad Silberling In Works At the CW

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The CW has given a script commitment to No Hard Feelings, a one-hour dark comedy from writers Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey (Will & Grace), Brad Silberling and CBS TV Studios. Written by Reddout and Hickey, No Hard Feelings is a dark comedy about a group of friends who conspire to exact revenge on an old rival who assaulted one of their own and got away with it back in college. Reddout and Hickey executive produce with Silberling. CBS TV Studios, where Silberling has been… Read

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WWE’s Saudi Arabia “Conundrum” May Cause Up To $16M Hit To The Solar Plexus – Analyst

If World Wrestling Entertainment were to abandon its long-term deal with Saudi Arabia, that move could dent the company’s 2019 operating income by between $12 million and $16 million, according to a report from a Wall Street analyst. Eric Handler of MKM Partners maintains a buy rating on the stock, with a 12-month price target of $95. It closed today’s trading session at $83.98, down a fraction. Handler estimates a decision to delay or cancel the wrestling circuit’s… Read

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‘Twelfth Night’-Inspired Musical TV Series With Gender Identity Theme In Works At Amazon From Steven Sater, Lauren Gussis

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Amazon is developing a contemporary musical television series inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It comes from Spring Awakening‘s Steven Sater, Insatiable creator Lauren Gussis, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend executive producer Marc Webb and Ryan Seacrest Prods. CBS TV Studios, where Gussis, Webb and RSP have had deals, is the studio, co-producing with Amazon Studios. Written by Sater and Gussis with Webb set to direct, the untitled series tells the complicated love story… Read

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Adam Ray To Star In ‘The Bellmen’; ‘The Banker’ Adds Taylor Black

EXCLUSIVE:  Adam Ray is set to star as the lead in the upcoming film The Bellmen directed by Cameron Fife. The movie follows a charming bell captain at a popular Arizona resort who decides becoming a manager is the only way to win the girl of his dreams The cast of The Bellmen also includes Josh Zuckerman, Jonathan Kite, Andrew Caldwell, Alphonzo McAuley, Willie Garson, Kelen Coleman, Anjali Bhimani, Richard Kind, and Thomas Lennon. Jason Adler, who developed the script… Read

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‘NYPD Blue’ Sequel With Andy Sipowicz’s Son Set At ABC From Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton & Jesse Bochco

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One of ABC’s signature dramas is staging a comeback. ABC has given a pilot production commitment to NYPD Blue, a new iteration of the iconic cop drama that will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series. The reboot hails from NYPD Blue alums Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton and Jesse Bochco. The pilot, a co-production between 20th Century Fox TV, which was behind the original series, and ABC Studios, is already casting… Read

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‘Halloween’ Review: Jamie Lee Curtis Battles Michael Myers (Again) In A Treat For Horror Fans

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Ever since John Carpenter’s original Halloween and Michael Myers first came into our orbit in 1978, it has been the gift that keeps on giving at the box office, with so many spinoffs, sequels and reboots it is hard to keep track. From Halloweens II, III, IV and V to a 20-year revisit in 1998  and Halloween: Resurrection in 2002, hell there even are three films just simply titled Halloween II. There seems to be no need even to hide what the film is anymore — the 2007… Read