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Abramorama Acquires U.S. Theatrical Rights To Israeli Doc ‘Family In Transition’

Abramorama has acquired the U.S. theatrical rights to Family in Transition, a documentary about an Israeli husband and father who tells his family that he’s a transgender woman. The film will make its international premiere at DOC NYC. Family in Transition follows the journey of the husband and father of four children in the traditional and conservative town of Nahariya, Israel. Directed by Ofir Trainin, the film follows a family who, despite personal difficulties and… Read


Grammy Awards Sets Air Dates For 2020 & 2021

The Recording Academy and CBS have set dates for the 2020 and 2021 Grammys. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will air live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The 63rd Annual Grammys will air on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. The Grammys moved back to Los Angeles for 2019 after being held in 2018 at New York's Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2003. After alternating between Los Angeles and New York for much of the Grammys history, the show moved to LA's Staples Center in 1999… Read


MoviePass To Be Spun Off By Helios And Matheson Into Separate Company

Helios and Matheson Analytics has announced plans to spin off its long-troubled ticketing, film financing and production entity MoviePass into its own separate, publicly traded company. The spin, which has been given preliminary approval by the board of directors, aims to create a vertically integrated company focused on film production, marketing and exhibition company. Helios and Matheson is a data analytics firm with broader holdings beyond entertainment. Under the… Read


‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Dip To Series Low As Andrew Lincoln’s Exit Approaches

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of The Walking Deads October 21 episode. Three episodes into Season 9 of The Walking Dead, things are in a high wire state of flux and we're not just talking about how Andrew Lincoln will be leaving the AMC series based on Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse comics on November 4. On Sunday's "Warning Signs" third episode, we learned that Lincoln's Rick Grimes wants to have a baby with Danai Gurira's Michonne and that the fragile… Read


Verizon Beats Q3 Earnings Expectations, But Oath Media Segment Falters

Verizon edged Wall Street expectations, reporting third-quarter earnings per share of $1.19, up 34% from the 89 cents it posted in the year-earlier period, or $1.22 excluding some special items. Analysts had predicted profit of $1.19 a share. Total revenue reached $32.6 billion, up nearly 3% from the third quarter of 2017, and also topped analysts’ consensus estimate. While there was some encouraging news in the numbers, the company’s media unit, Oath, continued to… Read


‘Clique’: First Look At BBC Three & Pop’s “Reset” Mystery Drama

BBC Three and Pop have unveiled the first-look at the new season of youth-skewing mystery drama Clique. The image shows Holly, played by Synnove Karlsen, and her new clique, this time a band of brothers rather than a group of young women. The second season will explore the power of friendship between intensely smart, complicated and ambitious young people on the cusp of an ever-enticing but dangerous adult world. Living in a house share with Louise, played by Sophia… Read


Event Cinema Distributor Trafalgar Grows U.S. Footprint Via Tech Installation Deals

EXCLUSIVE: Event cinema distributor Trafalgar Releasing is growing its U.S. footprint via deals with around 250 theaters to fund the installation of equipment used for live event transmission in return for payment over time. Trafalgar has bought and will install KenCast decoder boxes at the venues which are satellite-enabled and receive DCPs over the DCDC Network. Recoupment terms are being negotiated with each cinema. The company made the announcement today at U.S… Read


Jimmy Kimmel Urges Texans To Vote Against Ted Cruz “For Comedy Sake”

Jimmy Kimmel

UPDATED with video: There most interesting race for the upcoming midterm elections is that of Sen. Ted Cruz, Jimmy Kimmel said, noting it’s so tight “Cruz had to asked his former arch-enemy Donald Trump for a boost.” “And the President did lent a tiny hand at a rally for Cruz in Houston tonight, which had to be the saddest call Ted Cruz ever had to make,” Kimmel sympathized. “Imagine if your neighbor insulted your wife's face, and then you had to ask him to loan you a… Read


‘Tidelands’: Netflix Teases First Oz Original, Sets Release Date For Supernatural Series

Netflix’s first Australian original, Tidelands, has been set for a December 14 global launch with the first teaser and images released by the streamer. The eight-part supernatural series is created by Secrets & Lies‘ Stephen M Irwin and hails from Oz production company Hoodlum Entertainment. Charlotte Best (Home & Away) and Elsa Pataky (Fast And The Furious franchise) star. The story follows Cal McTeer (Best), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of… Read


Vue International Puts Saudi Arabia Plans On Hold In Wake Of Khashoggi Scandal

Vue International, one of the world's leading exhibitors, is delaying plans to open 30 multiplexes in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Deadline has confirmed. Earlier this month, Deadline sources said multiple cinema chains were putting their plans on hold until they had more clarity on the situation. In an interview with The Guardian, Vue chief Tim Richards said the company he founded has "delayed, but not pulled out. We are like a lot of leading… Read


Japan’s Naomi Kawase Game To Direct Official Tokyo 2020 Olympics Film

Award-winning Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase has been appointed to helm the official film of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The selection was made by the International Olympic Committee in collaboration with the Organizing Committee of the Games who review proposals from the host nation's top filmmaking talent. Kawase was chosen after close consultation among Tokyo 2020, Japanese film experts, international film experts and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage… Read


Intruder Who Broke Into Fox TV Station In D.C. Shot By Security Guard

A Fox affilliate in the nation’s capital had no trouble coming up with a lead item for its newscasts tonight. A man who had made unspecified threats against Fox executives and police in the past broke through two locked glass front doors and was shot in the chest by a security guard at just past 3 PM ET. George Odemns, 38, of Northwest Washington, D.C., was in stable condition at a local hospital after the incident in the station’s lobby and has been charged with… Read