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Jennifer Jason Leigh On ‘Patrick Melrose’, Tarantino & Taking On Risky Roles – The Actor’s Side

Jennifer Jason Leigh

From Last Exit to Brooklyn and Single White Female to her Oscar-nominated turn in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, there can be no doubt Jennifer Jason Leigh is one of the most interesting, and certainly most prominent, risk-taking actors around. Since bursting on the scene as a teen — most notably in Fast Times at Ridgemont High — she has proven to be a star who consistently takes on challenging and often gut-wrenching roles in a career that has been always… Read

Business

Gallup Poll: 62% Of Americans Believe News Is Biased & 44% Say It’s Inaccurate

Two new Gallup polls have found that wide swaths of the American population believe that the media is biased, inaccurate and full of misinformation – just as President Donald Trump says. One poll found that 62% of U.S. adults believe that the news they see in newspapers, on television or hear on the radio is biased and that 44% say it’s inaccurate. An accompanying poll found that 39% of Americans believe that the news they see on television, read in newspapers or hear on… Read

International

Conan O’Brien Talks Comedy That Endures & Shaq Makes A Spam Dunk – Cannes Lions

Bringing some laughs to the Lumière stage at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today, Conan O'Brien and Shaquille O'Neal talked about comedy, their brands and the relationship they have to their audiences. Just don't ask Shaq to stump for Spam. Basketball legend O'Neal, who co-hosts TNT's Inside The NBA, described his brand as “70% humor, 10% to inspire” and the rest to the products he's selling while being as “authentic as possible.” He called himself… Read

Box Office

MoviePass’ Reaction To AMC’s New Ticket Sub Plan? Sour Grapes & Smack Talk

AMC and MoviePass have been at each other’s throats since last August when the latter rebooted its brand with a $9.95/a month unlimited ticket service. And today MoviePass had something to say about AMC’s new $19.95/a month movie ticket program, Stubs A-List, which gives its members three tickets a week to any film, in any format Imax, 3D, or Dolby at any time. “Heard AMC Theaters jumped on board the movie subscription train. Twice the price for 1/4 the theater network… Read

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‘Power’ Star Omari Hardwick Inks With WME

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EXCLUSIVE: Omari Hardwick, who stars as Ghost on Starz’s hit original series Power, has signed with WME. The move comes at a busy time for the actor, and ahead of the November release of Nobody’s Fool, Paramount’s Tyler Perry pic in which Hardwick co-star stars alongside Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter. Immediately on the horizon, he is set to star in his one-man show HerO: A Work in Progress with Omari Hardwick on June 29 at the Billie Holiday Theater at RestorationArt… Read

Awardsline

‘Baskets’ Stars On Their “Love Letter To California” & The Mystery Of Martha’s Cast – The Contenders Emmys Video

Baskets

For Zach Galifianakis, the co-creator and star of FX’s comedy Baskets, it was the simple notion of a California rodeo clown that inspired a series now in its third season. “That idea was enough fertile ground to kind of grow everything up,” he said recently at Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys awards-season event. About as offbeat as comedies come, the Bakersfield-set series centering on twins Chip and Dale Baskets (both played by Galifianakis) and their mother… Read

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McG Assembles Cast For Netflix Film ‘Rim Of The World’

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Gore (The Kids Are Alright), Miya Cech (The Darkest Minds), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Transformers: The Last Knight), King Bach (The Babysitter), Lynn Collins (Manhunt: Unabomber), Annabeth Gish (The X-Files) and Michael Beach (Aquaman) have been tapped to star in Rim of the World, director McG’s third feature for Netflix. Zack Stentz wrote the script which follows four misfit teenagers who become unlikely allies when their summer camp experience is cut short… Read

Awardsline

Henry Winkler Brought Expert Timing & Stella Adler Anecdote To ‘Barry’, Playing Oddball Acting Coach Gene Cousineau

With over 120 screen credits to his name, Henry Winkler returned to acting class this spring with HBO original comedy Barry, drawing on his own memorable class experiences to inform his take on sardonic Valley acting coach Gene Cousineau. With Barry—the brainchild of Alec Berg and SNL alum Bill Hader—the veteran thesp's task was simply to ground a heightened character in reality, delivering terrifically memorable one-liners without cracking a smile. As he set out to teach… Read

International

Universal Opens New Hong Kong Office, Sets Anita Cheung Woon-Man As GM

Universal Pictures has opened a new Hong Kong office, appointing former Fox exec Anita Cheung Woon-Man as General Manager and effectively ending its arrangement with Bill Kong’s Edko Films, which had marketed and distributed Uni titles in the market. Cheung will oversee sales and marketing and provide local leadership to all functions in Hong Kong to build an integrated and cohesive team operation. The announcement was made by Jo Yan, Managing Director and EVP, China… Read

Business

The Takeaway From Today’s Warner Bros-John Stankey-Kevin Tsujihara Town Hall Meeting

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According to several who heard the pitch, today’s town hall meeting at Warner Bros gave a hopeful glimpse of the synergy between Warner Bros and AT&T and it was not lost on everybody there how different this was from when Disney explained how it would integrate pieces of Fox. WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey started by giving staff the answer they most needed to hear. Basically, he said that AT&T does nothing that Warner Bros does, so why would they have consummated this… Read

TV

Kurt Sutter Calls Fox News “Manipulative Propaganda Run By Oligarchs”

Kurt Sutter is the latest creative who works under the Fox parent company umbrella to weigh in on Fox News Channel’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. “The political decision made by this administration was heinous. But I don’t consider what Fox airs as ‘news’. It’s manipulative propaganda, run by oligarchs, delivered by puppets, to control the fearful,” Sutter wrote in a statement provided to Deadline. “What I do with FX and Fox 21… Read

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Big Fish Entertainment Acquired By MGM

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MGM has just acquired Big Fish Entertainment, the producer of A&E’s Live PD, VH1’s Black Ink Crew and other shows. The company will continue to operate under the Big Fish moniker, and founder and president Dan Cesareo will remain President but now report to Barry Poznick, president of Unscripted Television at MGM. Big Fish will also continue to run out of New York. The announcement was made this morning by Mark Burnett who is President, Television Group & Digital at MGM… Read