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Elizabeth McIntyre Steps Down As CEO Of Sheffield Doc/Fest After Three Years

Sheffield Doc/Fest CEO and Festival Director Elizabeth McIntyre is to step down after three years in charge. McIntyre has run the British festival, which is one of the largest non-fiction festivals in the world, since 2016. She has welcomed names such as Tilda Swinton, Sir David Attenborough, Maxine Peake, Michael Moore, Shane Meadows, Lauren Greenfield, Jamal Edwards and DA Pennebaker to the northern city during her tenure. This year, the former Discovery commissioner… Read

International

Wattpad Strikes Original Content Partnership With Asian Digital Platform Iflix

Wattpad, the Toronto-based storytelling app that combines crowdsourced content and original IP, is heading to Asia after striking a content partnership with digital platform iflix. This comes after numerous deals with Hollywood studio partners including Sony Pictures Television and eOne and broadcasters such as Hulu and Netflix as well as international partners including Bavaria Fiction. Wattpad and iflix will co-produce dozens of original movies based on Wattpad stories… Read

TV

‘The Daily Show’: Omarosa Says She’s “Not Trolling” The White House With Secret Tapes

Omarosa Manigault-Newman continued to drag Donald Trump and the White House on The Daily Show with a very measured interview with Trevor Noah. During her appearance on The Daily Show she, of course, continued her promotional blitz her book, Unhinged but Noah was fascinated with how she has managed to “out-Trump Trump” since she has left the White House. She talked about how she regrets being “totally complicit” while working at the White House and how they “lie to the… Read

TV

Ariana Grande And James Corden Celebrate ‘Titanic’ With Fast-Paced Musical Medley

James Corden is continuing his affinity for late-night singing fun with his homage to Titanic. In under six minutes, he and pop star Ariana Grande belted out 13 songs to tell the classic love story of Jack and Rose. Dressed in early 20th century, old-timey garb, you would expect the duo to sing some Titanic-esque songs, but instead, they sang a mix of contemporary tunes and classics. They started with some good ol’ fashioned yacht rock with Styx’s “Come Sail Away” and… Read

Business

Discovery Lays Off Employees At Scripps Networks Offices In Knoxville

Discovery Communications laid off an unspecified number of employees at the Scripps Networks Interactive offices in Knoxville, TN. A company spokesperson confirmed the job cuts, but refused to say how many people would lose their jobs. AdAge reported in mid-July that Discovery was reorganizing its ad sales team following the merger with Scripps Networks, appointing three sales leads who would oversee sales for groups of channels. That reorganization resulted in more than… Read

Business

Morgana King Dies: ‘Godfather’ Actress And Jazz Singer Was 87

Morgana King, who is best known for playing Marlon Brando’s wife in Godfather I & II, died March 22 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was 87. According to the Washington Post, her death was not previously reported. The Riverside County coroner's office confirmed her death. Born Maria Grazia Messina on June 4, 1930, in Pleasantville, NY, she grew up with five siblings in New York City. Her parents were from Italy. She was recognized for her singing talents at a young age… Read

Business

Dealflicks Shutters After Six Years, Says They Are Unable To Operate Based On Finances

After six years, Dealflicks Inc. is calling it quits. Dubbed the “Priceline for movie tickets”, the San Francisco-based start-up sent out an email to their users Tuesday saying: “we are unable to continue to operate moving forward based on our financial situation.” The shutdown is effective immediately. In an era where MoviePass is struggling and AMC’s subscription plan is gaining traction, Dealflicks, which started in Los Angeles and was founded by Kevin Hong and Sean Wyc… Read

Awardsline

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman & Cast Talk Season 3: Jack & Rebecca’s First Date, Vietnam & Brother Nicky

This Is Us Panel

At Deadline’s Emmy For Your Consideration event last night for NBC/Fox’s This Is Us, creator Dan Fogelman and cast gathered to provide more clues about season 3 as well as look back at their eight-Emmy-nominated second season. Less than an hour before the panel discussion began, Fogelman had proudly screened the first episode of Season 3 for his writing staff—an episode he considers “one of our best.” Season 3 (Sept. 25) opens on the Pearson siblings’ next birthday, their… Read

Film

Bi Gan’s Cannes Pic ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Gets U.S. Deal Via Kino Lorber

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Chinese director Bi Gan's new film that had its world premiere this year at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. The China-France co-production is playing in the Toronto and New York film festivals before getting a spring 2019 theatrical release followed by VOD and DVD bows. The pic centers on drifter Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) who returns to Kaili, the Chinese hometown from… Read

Business

Barry Diller’s IAC Sued By Tinder Founders For $2 Billion

Tinder

The co-founders and early employees of the popular dating site Tinder have filed a lawsuit against owner IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Inc subsidiary, claiming IAC conspired to cheat the plaintiffs out of billions of dollars in stock options. The suit, (read it here), filed Tuesday in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, said IAC and Match deliberately offered “false, misleading and incomplete financial information and projections” in order to keep Tinder’s… Read

TV

‘Miz & Mrs’: USA Orders Additional Episodes Of WWE Reality Series

The Miz Maryse

If you’re craving more antics and adventures from wrestling power couple Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin, you’re in luck. WWE said Tuesday night on Smackdown Live that USA Network has ordered an additional 14 episodes of the upcoming reality series Miz & Mrs to air in 2019. The first six episodes of Miz & Mrs currently air on USA on Tuesdays at 10 PM. The series, which follows the humorous and hectic personal lives of the titular WWE Superstars, was the… Read

Business

Univision Cut With Sharp $2M Suit Over The Onion Acquisition & Possible Sale

Univision, now run by CEO Vince Sadusky, may be trying to trim costs and staff to stay competitive, but the purchase and possible sale of its brand The Onion could result in a whole new set of tears for the Spanish-language media company. That would be at least $2 million worth of tears to be specific, as part of a lawsuit filed against Univision and the news satire outlet late last week by financial specialists GCA Advisors. “As a direct and proximate result of The Onion… Read