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Ari Greenburg Elevated To WME President

Ari Greenburg WME

BREAKING: Ari Greenburg has been named President of WME, it was announced internally at the agency. In his role, Greenburg will oversee daily operations of WME across its Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, London and Sydney offices. Greenburg was one of the first employees of the Endeavor talent agency in 1995 and was the first trainee promoted to agent at the upstart agency. Seven years later, he became the first homegrown partner at the firm. As part of the Executive… Read

Business

CBS Launches CBSN New York In Local, Direct-To-Consumer News Push

Continuing its direct-to-consumer push, CBS has launched CBSN New York, the first of several planned services to stream anchored news coverage from its owned stations in major local markets. CBS Television Stations and CBS Interactive teamed on the new initiative, which follows the entry four years ago of CBSN, an ad-supported streaming extension of the CBS News brand. The company said CBSN’s tally of average monthly viewers has grown 30% over 2017 levels, with nearly 80%… Read

Awardsline

The Weird Science Of Lakeith Stanfield: ‘Sorry To Bother You’ And The ‘Batman’ Villain He’s Determined To Play

Lakeith Stanfield is headed home. That is, if he can remember where he lives. "I forgot my street," he chuckles to the driver. He snaps his fingers once, twice, three times, and like magic, summons his address to mind. To be fair, he hasn't been living there long. Since his career started to click, the 27-year-old actor hasn't been rooted anywhere for long. Yesterday, he was in Boston filming Rian Johnson's all-star murder mystery Knives Out, alongside Daniel Craig… Read

TV

Cybill Shepherd Says Her ’90s Sitcom Ended Because She Refused Les Moonves’ Advances

Cybill Shepherd said her eponymous 1990s sitcom “would have run another five years” but she didn’t “fall on the right side” — meaning she refused to sleep with Les Moonves. “I didn’t, I didn’t — wasn’t gonna fall at all for Les,” the former Moonlighting star said in an interview set to air today on SiriusXM’s The Michelle Collins Show. Shepherd said she went on a dinner date with the now-disgraced CBS exec that was set up by their respective assistants. “We went to it… Read

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CAA Signs ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ & ‘Homecoming’ Star Stephan James

Stephan James

EXCLUSIVE: Breakout actor Stephan James has just signed with CAA. James is currently starring in the Barry Jenkins-directed If Beale Street Could Talk, playing Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt, the young man whose incarceration for a crime he didn’t commit propels the narrative. He also stars in Sam Esmail’s Amazon Prime Video series Homecoming, and last week received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance opposite Julia Roberts. Beale Street has been nominated for three Golden… Read

TV

Dwayne Johnson & Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Taps Kevin Hill As Head Of Television & Digital Development

Kevin Hill

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions has hired former WME agent Kevin Hill as Head of Television & Digital Development. In his new role,  Hill will help identify, develop and produce new scripted and unscripted projects across Seven Bucks Productions and Seven Bucks Digital Studios. Hill moves to Seven Bucks from WME where he spent six and a half years in the non-scripted television department. Hill was deeply rooted in Seven Bucks' unscripted business… Read

Business

Aaron Sorkin Talks ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: Atticus, Trump And The New Voice That Stirred A Lawsuit – Deadline Q&A

Aaron Sorkin

Several years ago, producer Scott Rudin contacted Aaron Sorkin with an idea that was either bold or insane: A new To Kill A Mockingbird. For the stage. Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 book became a just-as-beloved (maybe more so) 1962 movie that left what could easily be assumed to be an indelible, irreplaceable imprint on our cultural memory. As Sorkin tells Deadline in this interview, he feared a new take on Mockingbird could only be less. Less than the book. Less than the… Read

TV

‘One Day At A Time’ Sets Season 3 Premiere Date On Netflix

One Day At A Time

Netflix has announced a February launch date for Season 3 of critically praised comedy series One Day At A Time. The 13-episode third season of the reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom will debut February 8 on the internet TV network. You can watch a compilation video of fan reactions to the forthcoming season below. One Day at a Time, produced by Sony Pictures TV, follows three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes-reluctantly cohabitating and… Read

TV

The iHeartRadio Music Awards Moves To Fox In 2019

The iHeartRadio Music Awards is on the move again. The awards franchise’s upcoming 2019 edition will air on Fox. The acquisition jives with soon-to-be-independent broadcast network’s increased emphasis on live and sports programming. Founded by iHeartRadio, the inaugural event was held in 2014 and was broadcast live on NBC, which carried the show for its first two years. For the past three years, the iHeartRadio Music Awards simulcast on Turner’s TBS, TNT and truTV. The… Read

Box Office

‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Jingles $900K+ On Wednesday

20th Century Fox’s PG-13, holiday infused re-imagining of Deadpool 2 drew an estimated $953K in early morning industry estimates in its opening Wednesday at 1,566 theaters (including Tuesday previews). That number was good enough to make Once Upon a Deadpool second behind Universal/Illumination’s The Grinch which led all movies yesterday with $968K in its fifth Wednesday and a running total of $226.7M. Rival distributors didn’t know what to expect from Once Upon a Deadpool… Read

TV

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer: Energizing Starfleet Fanbase For Second Season’s Mission

Midway through the just-released trailer for Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery there’s a moment when the grim-faced Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) informs Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) that the future of the universe is in peril. Underwhelmed, Pike replies with a nonchalant smirk. “Mr. Tyler,” Pike says, “we are always in a fight for the future.” Pike meant Starfleet but his appraisal applies just as much to big-budget television enterprises such as Star Trek: Discovery… Read

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Samantha Bee Reviews Birth Of A Fox Nation

Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee devoted a segment of Full Frontal to a review of Fox News’ launched-in-November streaming service Fox Nation. Fox Nation allows Fox News Channel viewers to “gorge on toxic slop all day, without ingesting traces of nutrients that might contradict the right wing narrative” that is found in some of the TV network’s daytime programming, hosted by the likes of Shep Smith and Bret Baier. “Pure substance free propaganda squirted right down your slobber hole,” Bee… Read