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Witold Sobocinski Dies: Cinematographer On Films By Polanski, Wajda & Others Was 89

Witold Sobocinski

Witold Sobocinski, a Polish cinematographer who worked with countrymen including Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Zanussi and also was a celebrated jazz musician and a teacher at Lodz Film School, has died. He was 89. Lodz announced the news but did not give details. Sobocinski was one of the first graduates of Lodz’s cinematography department and had taught there since the 1980s. His son, Piotr Sobocinski, also was a celebrated DP, having scored an Oscar nod… Read


Stephen Colbert Notes The Consistency Of Donald Trump’s California Disaster

Stephen Colbert kicked off the feast-centric holiday week by giving thanks for his bread and butter: President Donald Trump. OK, no big news there, but his Late Show monologue on CBS tonight had an entire MAGA-fied weekend to dissect, meaning the writers probably had to cut at least a few minutes’ worth of jokes. The presidential Saturday was highlighted — if that’s the right word — by a trip to California to inspect the awful damage from a week-plus worth of horrific… Read


International Emmy Awards: ‘Money Heist’, ‘Nevsu’ Among Honorees – Complete Winners List

The winners of the 46th annual International Emmy Awards were announced this evening with Spain’s Money Heist (also known as La casa de papel) winning for Best Drama and Nevsu from Israel walking away with the trophy for Best Comedy. Hosted by comedian and The Problem With Apu producer Hari Kondabolu at the New York Hilton, Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO, Dana Walden presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Sophie Turner Laing, Chief Executive Officer… Read


SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify New TV Animation Contracts

Members of SAG-AFTRA have voted overwhelmingly to approve two new TV animation contracts: the Television Animation Agreement and the Basic Cable Agreement for Animated Motion Pictures. The three-year pacts, approved by more than 95% of those who cast ballots, cover animated programs produced for network television, basic cable and streaming platforms. "This was a very important negotiation for our members who work on television animation projects due to the expansive… Read


‘I Am Paul Walker’ Trailer: Extended Cut Of Docu Explores Life Of Actor On Fifth Anniversary Of His Death

The documentary I Am Paul Walker premiered earlier this year on television, but the Virgil Films docu has released a new trailer to coincide with its on demand debut. The new version, which will be approximately 30 minutes longer, will be released on November 30, the fifth anniversary of Walker’s death. A DVD will be released on December 4. The docu features interviews with Walker’s family and friends who knew him best including Cody Walker, Caleb Walker, Ashlie Walker… Read


‘Veronica Mars’ Revival: Kristen Bell Gives Sneak Peek From Set, Rob Thomas Posts First Photo Of Cast

Fans of Veronica Mars — or “marshmallows” as they are affectionately called — are chomping at the bit for Hulu’s upcoming revival of the popular series which ran three seasons in the mid-’00s. But while they wait for season four to make it’s way to the streaming platform, the cast is keeping fans satisfied with photos and videos on Twitter and their fairly new Instagram account. Kristen Bell recently posted a video on the official Instagram account from the set… Read


‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Review: Hilarious Sequel To ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Is Another Disney Winner

Wreck-It Ralph was an unexpected delight when it came out six years ago, and it immediately became another in a long line of animated box office hits for Disney. Inevitably that would indicate we were headed for a sequel, and now finally we have one. In the first film, video game villain Ralph (John C. Reilly) wreaked havoc on the arcade in which he lived, even though what he really longed for was to be a hero. In Ralph Breaks the Internet, the lovable lug’s sledgehammer… Read


Hugh Jackman & Jason Reitman On The Politics And Dangers Of Being ‘The Front Runner’ – The Contenders L.A. Video

The Front Runner

The challenge of taking on the saga of former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart was front and center at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles event held earlier this month at the DGA Theater in front of a SRO audience of Academy and key guild voters. The Front Runner co-writer and director Jason Reitman was joined onstage by Hugh Jackman, who plays Hart in a role that has won the Australian star some of the best reviews of his career and immediate Oscar buzz. Jackman has never before… Read


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular’ Trailer: The Queens Return For Some Yuletide Cheer…And Shade

Fan favorite queens from past seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race are set to return for the first-ever Holi-Slay Spectacular! The first promo for the VH1 holiday special has dropped and it is here to sleigh — er, I mean — slay. The festive spectacular, which airs on December 7, will feature eight queens from days of Drag Race past: Eureka O'Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique and Trixie Mattel. The queens will duck walk, death drop… Read


Hollywood Christmas Parade Street Closures Are Comin’ To Town

You better not cry, you better not pout — though, if you live or work in Hollywood, you might want to do both when you see the street closures for this weekend’s Hollywood Christmas Parade. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has released its shutdown plans for Sunday’s 87th annual event, during which Santa Claus makes his last LA-area appearance before December 24. Along with the street closures, LADOT will strictly enforce no-parking policy for the area. Here… Read


‘The Boy 2’ Adds Christopher Convery To Cast After Strong AFM

Christopher Convery

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Convery, who recurred on Fox’s Batman prequel Gotham and is currently onscreen in Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, has been cast in The Boy 2, STXfilms’ follow-up to the 2016 horror pic. William Brent Bell returns as director and Stacey Menear the screenwriter for the sequel, which is now being toplined by Katie Holmes. Shooting is set to begin in January in Victoria, BC. Convery will play Holmes’ son in the film, which centers on a young family… Read


Ari’el Stachel Joins ‘Zola’;’ Dirk Gently’s Fiona Dourif Cast In ‘Unsinkable’

Tony winner Ari'el Stachel is set to appear in the A24 Janicza Bravo-directed drama, Zola, opposite title role star Taylour Paige, Colman Domingo, Riley Keough, and Jason Mitchell. It’s based on a series of bizarre 2015 tweets from Aziah 'Zola' Wells who detailed a wild 2-day Flordia trip with a sex worker named Jessica, her boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica's violent pimp, who went by Z. Ari'el plays Zola's fiancé, Sean. The film’s source material is a Rolling Stones… Read