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Sony Pictures Television Hires Sky Exec Holly Comiskey As Country Manager For UK & Ireland

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has hired Sky exec Holly Comiskey as Country Manager for the UK and Ireland. The Hollywood studio has appointed Comiskey to run its television and home entertainment distribution in the UK as well as overseeing management of SPT's networks. She joins after seven years with the pay-TV giant, where she was Head of Acquisitions for the Sky Cinema service. During her time at Sky, Holly led the negotiation of multiple film output deals, including… Read

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‘LA92’ Producer Lightbox Scores California-Set Netflix True Crime Doc Series ‘Murder Mountain’

LA92 producer Lightbox is keeping its attention on California with a true crime doc set in the remote region of Humboldt County for Netflix. The company, which also made Captive for the SVOD service, is producing six-part series Murder Mountain. The doc series, which will launch on December 28, is set in the county north of San Francisco and close to the Oregon border, a place of incredible natural beauty and dark secrecy, where marijuana has become the dominant local… Read

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Swiss Oscar-Nominated Director Returns To Refugee Crisis 37 Years Later In Documentary ‘Eldorado’

Filmmaker Markus Imhoof’s 1981 drama The Boat Is Full, which was Oscar nominated in the foreign film category, told the story of post-World War II refugees –four Jewish people, a French child and German soldier–who seek asylum in a rigid-Switzerland. Thirty-seven years later, Imhoof returns to the same subject, but through a documentary lens, and learns that the attitudes in his homeland and Europe haven’t changed much. His latest movie Eldorado, Switzerland’s foreign… Read

Business

Outgoing Facebook Comms Chief Elliot Schrage Takes Blame For Hiring DC Firm

Facebook has found its fall guy. The company’s outgoing head of public policy, Elliot Schrage, took the blame for the controversial decision to hire the Washington, D.C., opposition research firm that pushed negative narratives about competitors and sought to portray billionaire George Soros as quietly bankrolling the company’s critics. “Responsibility for these decisions rests with leadership of the communications team. That's me,” Schrage wrote tonight in a memo obtained… Read

Business

Donald Trump Teases White House Correspondents’ Dinner Attendance After Saying Michelle Wolf “Bombed” Last Year

After not showing up to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2017 and 2018, Donald Trump is hinting that he might attend next year’s event because the host won’t be a comedian like last year’s Michelle Wolf. Instead, it will be author Ron Chernow. “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents' Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian,” he wrote on Twitter… Read

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Not Stepping Down As Chairman Anytime Soon

Despite calls from Facebook investors for an independent board chairman to provide better oversight of the embattled company, Mark Zuckerberg has no plans to surrender that position. The company co-founder and controlling shareholder told CNN directly: “That’s not the plan.” Zuckerberg also offered support for the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who has long been viewed as the mature influence on the company’s boyish founder. He has credited her with… Read

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‘This Is Us’ Recap: “Six Thanksgivings” Feeds The Soul, Reveals Secrets And Finally Unveils Origin Of Jack’s Necklace

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about Tuesday’s episode of This Is Us. Tonight’s episode of This Is Us is titled “Six Thanksgivings”, which basically means that you will need six times more Kleenex when watching the episode which celebrates a time of year when we give thanks for friends, family and food, of course. But most of all, this episode answers the burning question: “How did Jack get that necklace?” True to form and as the title of the episode… Read

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Jay Roach’s Untitled Roger Ailes Movie: Nazanin Boniadi To Play Former Fox News Reporter Rudi Bakhtiar

EXCLUSIVE: Hotel Mumbai actress Nazanin Boniadi has boarded Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Ailes movie in the role of former Fox News reporter Rudi Bakhtiar. The film is currently in production. After FNC host Gretchen Carlson came forward with sexual allegations against late Fox News chief Ailes in July 2016, Bakhtiar spoke to the New York Times and New York magazine sharing how she was sexually propositioned for a a full-time Washington D.C. correspondent position by FNC… Read

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‘Transformers: Cyberverse’ Heads To Europe, Middle East, Africa & Latin America On Cartoon Network

Transformers: Cyberverse

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. has pacted with Cartoon Network to distribute the first season of the hit animated series Transformers: Cyberverse to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The international deal includes both linear and digital rights. The series, which airs on Cartoon Network in the U.S., will begin rolling out in EMEA and Latin America later this year. In Transformers: Cyberverse… Read

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Vin Diesel-Led ‘xXx 4’ Adds ‘The Green Hornet’s Jay Chou

Taiwanese artist Jay Chou, who made his Hollywood film debut starring opposite Seth Rogen in Sony’s The Green Hornet, has joined Vin Diesel for xXx 4, the next installment in the franchise which is being directed by D.J. Caruso. The pic is set up at Diesel’s One Race Films and The H Collective as both companies acquired the rights to the franchise from Revolution Studios. Chinese actress Zoe Zhang also co-stars in the film that will see Diesel return as Xander Cage. The… Read

Business

Donald Trump Feasts On Multiple Side Dishes Before Flying South For Thanksgiving

Even in the World According to Trump, this was a busy news day. Well, more like a bunch of little stories stacked like a Trump-branded skyscraper built on a Superfund site. Before President Donald Trump headed south for Thanksgiving in South Florida, he and the White House touched on a fistful of topics. He sided with the Saudi Crown Prince over the young ruler’s role in journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He assured everyone that the U.S. troops protecting the southern border… Read

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‘Creed II’ Review: Michael B. Jordan & Sly Stallone Return With A Russian Rematch That Has The ‘Rocky’ Formula Down Pat

Creed II

It is not surprising to see Sylvester Stallone’s name on the screenplay credit for Creed II (with co-writer Juel Taylor) because the film follows all the rules of Rocky movies — even if the title character is now named Creed. It’s got all the elements you would expect, particularly the underdog angle (even though Adonis Creed has become world heavyweight champion), the workout montage (this time in the desert), the personal story of marriage and a baby, the bruising fight… Read