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Wall Street Lays Another Egg: Stock Markets Surrender All 2018 Gains

On another rough day for Wall Street, major stock indices lost more ground, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all now below where they began 2018. The Dow skidded 2% to finish at 24,463.47, while the S&P swooned a shade less than 2% to settle at 2,641.88. The Nasdaq fell another 1.7% to 6,908.82, its lowest level in seven months, dragged down by the same tech stocks that paced market gains earlier this year. Apple finished in red numbers for the… Read


‘The Blacklist’ Season 6 Premiere Expands To Two Nights In January

NBC said a couple of weeks ago that Season 6 of The Blacklist would have a two-hour premiere, but the network said today that it will be over two nights. The thriller starring James Spader and Megan Boone now will launch a day earlier, on January 3, 2019 and continue the next night. The two-day premiere will lead out of the premiere of NBC’s new sports competition series The Titan Games hosted by Dwayne Johnson. An encore of the first part of The Blacklist premiere will… Read


‘The Girl In The Spider Web’s Sylvia Hoeks Inks With WME

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EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Sylvia Hoeks, who is on the big screen now opposite Claire Foy in Columbia Pictures’ The Girl in the Spider's Web. The move comes after she starred with Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright in last year’s Blade Runner 2049. Next up for the Dutch-born Hoeks: playing the female lead opposite Jason Momoa in See, Apple’s upcoming original series from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and director Francis Lawrence. She will play Queen Kane… Read


Richard E. Grant’s Unexpected Career Renaissance & His ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Con – Q&A

Jack Hock, as played by British thesp Richard E. Grant, storms into Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? with every ounce of bluster he can conjure. It's hard, on the surface, to see how he could strike up a friendship with Melissa McCarthy's quiet, introverted Lee Isreal, the author and literary forger who tried to pass off her copies of famous dead celebrities' letters as the real thing when she struggled for cash. And yet, as their fiery friendship blossoms, and… Read


Netflix’s ‘Hoops’ Sets Jeny Batten & M. Dickson As Showrunners

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Former Disenchantment co-executive producers Jeny Batten and M. Dickson have been tapped as showrunners for Netflix’s adult animated series Hoops, starring former New Girl star Jake Johnson, from writer-comedian Ben Hoffman (The Late Late Show with James Corden, Archer), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), Bento Box (Bob's Burgers) and 20th Century Fox TV. Created and written by Hoffman, the 10-episode Hoops centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school… Read

Box Office

‘Aquaman’ First Day Ticket Sales Robust: Atom Hits 24-Hour Record; DC Superhero Pic Beating ‘Venom’ On Fandango

The last three Christmases have been about Star Wars at the box office, and Warner Bros. is looking for DC to leave its mark, starting with Aquaman this year. The James Wan-directed Dec. 21 release, is Atom Tickets’ top advance ticket seller ever in its first 24 hours, beating the previous 24-hour ticket sales record set by Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year. Atom’s first day sales include those sold for the Amazon Prime/Warner Bros. advance screening partnership… Read


‘Northern Exposure’ Revival Starring Rob Morrow In Works At CBS From Original Series Creators, Cast

A long-talked-about revival of CBS’ cult fave drama series Northern Exposure is moving forward. The project has been put in development at CBS with original series star Rob Morrow set to reprise his role and executive produce. It hails from original series co-creators Josh Brand and John Falsey, actor John Corbett, Morrow, Ben Silverman and Universal TV. Written by Brand, the revival centers on Dr. Joel Fleischman, played by Morrow, who returns to Cicely, Alaska, for the… Read


‘Future Man’ Season 2 Trailer: Hulu’s High-Concept Time-Traveling Janitor-Gamer Comedy

Just in time for Thanksgiving comes the Season 2 trailer for Future Man, the high-concept Hulu comedy from the creators of Sausage Party. Written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir and executive produced by Matt Tolmach, Future Man centers on Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent… Read


Make Up Artists And Hair Stylist Guild Sets Career Awards For Susan Cabral-Ebert & Robert Louis Stevenson

Susan Cabral-Ebert and Robert Louis Stevenson are set to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards next year. The duo will accept their hardware February 16 at MUAHS’ annual awards ‘do at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The outgoing president of MUAHS (IATSE Local 706), four-time Emmy nominee Cabral-Ebert joined the guild at a time when it just was beginning to allow women as makeup artists. After working on such… Read


Kacey Rohl, Martin Donovan To Star In Indie Drama ‘Baldy’

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Martin Donovan, Kacey Rohl and Amber Anderson have been set to star in Baldy, an indie drama written and directed by Toronto-based Amy George and The Oxbow Incident duo Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis. The movie, from Film Forge Productions and Lisa Pictures in association with Babe Nation Films, is now shooting in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. The plot centers on a popular yet desperate university dance major (Rohl) who is faking cancer. Through her counterfeit… Read


The Ink Factory Rebooting ‘Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected’ For TV

EXCLUSIVE: The Ink Factory has successfully mined the library of John le Carré with The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl and it seems that the company is now looking do the same with acclaimed British author Roald Dahl. I hear that Simon and Stephen Cornwell's firm is rebooting Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected for TV and has set up a number of writers to work on the project. The company is working closely with the Roald Dahl Story Company on the project. The… Read


Paulist Productions Taps Veteran Exec Mike Sullivan As President

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EXCLUSIVE: Paulist Productions, the Catholic production company whose TV movie Every Other Holiday, a co-production with MarVista Entertainment, airs Friday on Lifetime, has named Mike Sullivan its new president. He replaces Chris Donahue, who had been in the role since 2015 and exited earlier this year. Sullivan, the former Growing Pains executive producer who later became president of entertainment at UPN, has served on the Paulist advisory board for the past 25 years… Read