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‘Deadly Class’: David Zayas & Kelcey Mawema To Recur In Syfy Drama Series

David Zayas (Dexter) and Kelcey Mawema (To All The Boys I've Loved Before) are set to recur on Deadly ClassSyfy’s upcoming series based on the Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. It premieres Janurary 16. Deadly Class is described as a coming-of-age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late-1980s counterculture, it follows a homeless teen recruited into a storied elite private… Read

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Tribeca Slates ‘Spinal Tap,’ ‘Reality Bites’ Screenings For 2019 Festival

Building on its formula of reuniting filmmakers and stars for screening events for classic films, the Tribeca Film Festival has announced the first two anniversary titles for its spring 2019 festival. Rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, marking the 35th anniversary of its release, and Gen-X romantic comedy Reality Bites, turning 25, will both be screened along with with conversations involving their directors and cast members. Dates have not yet been confirmed, but the… Read

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Yarn App: Marvel Characters Take Flight On Mammoth Media’s Mobile-Device Storytelling Platform

Through a new partnership with Marvel Entertainment, Mammoth Media’s storytelling app Yarn will offer dozens of new adventures featuring Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The first batch of Marvel stories will be available today on Yarn, which reaches millions of primarily young users with Mammoth’s new-tech storytelling approach, which the company frames as “interactive… Read

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Gets Serious: No Comic Will Host Trump-less Event

This year’s White House Correspondents' Association will be no laughing matter. The organization has decided to forgo a comedian as emcee this year – historian Ron Chernow will be the featured speaker. In a statement released today, the WHCA announces Chernow as the featured speaker for the annual dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The statement does not address the absence of a comedian as emcee. Last year’s dinner was hosted by comedian Michelle Wolf (above). "I'm… Read

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John Grisham ‘The Innocent Man’ Docuseries Based On Book To Bow On Netflix

Netflix has ordered new docuseries The Innocent Man, based on John Grisham’s best-selling book about two Oklahoma murders, for a December 14 premiere on the internet TV network. Innocent Man is a story that gained national attention thanks to Grisham's best-selling non-fiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. The Netflix six-part documentary series based on it focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s… Read

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‘Gentleman Jack’: Sofie Gråbøl & Katherine Kelly Join HBO & BBC Period Drama

The Killing star Sofie Gråbøl and Happy Valley star Katherine Kelly have joined HBO and BBC drama Gentleman Jack. The pair will star alongside Suranne Jones in the eight-part series, which was created by Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright. The series is produced by War and Peace producer Lookout Point for the premium U.S. cable network and British public broadcaster. Kelly plays Elizabeth Sutherland, the sister of Anne Lister's intended wife Ann Walker, played by Peaky… Read

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CNN Seeks Hearing To Protect Jim Acosta Pass After Latest White House Threat

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CNN has responded to yet another press-pass threat from the President of the United States by asking the U.S. District court for an emergency hearing. “The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution,” CNN said in a statement yesterday. “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.” The network’s request for an emergency… Read

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LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2,’ Dual Janis Joplin Pics & More Snag CA Tax Credits

LeBron James had a good night on Sunday with 51 points in the L.A. Lakers' 113-97 victory over the Miami Heat, but the Space Jam 2 star is having a very good Monday morning thanks to California's film and television tax credits program. Officially confirmed in September by the superstar, the  Ryan Coogler produced and Terence Nance directed sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan starring Warner Bros pic was the big winner among the 15 big screen projects awarded incentives… Read

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Technicolor Confirms “Preliminary Stage” Merger Discussions

Technicolor has confirmed it has held merger discussions but maintains that the talks are routine and at a “preliminary stage.” After Reuters, citing unidentified sources, reported the France-based digital company was in merger talks, the company issued a statement responding to “press reports and market rumors.” The statement said the company “regularly reviews and evaluates strategic alternatives for its assets,” options including acquisitions, combinations or… Read

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ Stage Musical Sets Date For Broadway Run

The Broadway adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! will begin its run on the boards next summer, producers announced, with previews starting June 28 and opening night set for July 25. Producer Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) called the show’s home, the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, “the perfect theater for this production with its lavish architecture and rich history of landmark Broadway shows.” As in the film, Moulin Rouge! celebrates some of the greatest popular music… Read

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ITV-Backed Tall Story Pictures Developing TV Adaptation Of Natasha Solomons’ Euro Banking Dynasty Novel ‘House Of Gold’

EXCLUSIVE: ITV-owned Tall Story Pictures is developing an international TV series based on European banking dynasty novel House of Gold after optioning Natasha Solomons' book. The company, which is behind Mike Bartlett's forthcoming drama The Man, is working with the author herself to adapt the series. The book is set on the eve of World War I and is a family epic that draws back the curtain of the opulent life of banking dynasty the Goldbaums, a Rothschilds-style family… Read

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Morfydd Clark & Jennifer Ehle Lead Cast In Film4 &amp BFI-Backed Thriller ‘Saint Maud’, Protagonist Handles Sales

EXCLUSIVE: Morfydd Clark (Love And Friendship) and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) have been set to lead cast in Film4 and BFI-backed psychological-thriller Saint Maud, which is now underway in the UK. Protagonist Pictures has boarded world sales on the project, which combines a handful of emerging UK industry. In writer-director Rose Glass’s feature debut, UK actress Clark plays Maud, a young religious private carer who becomes dangerously fixated with saving the soul… Read