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‘A Star Is Born’ & ‘Vice’ Lead The Way For Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ International Awards

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A Star Is Born and Vice are leading the way for nominations for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts' International Awards. The Bradley Cooper-directed feature scored five nominations, while Adam McKay's Dick Cheney pic has been nommed four times at the awards, which are held on Friday 4 January 2019 at the Mondrian hotel in LA. Nicole Kidman has been nominated in both best lead and best supporting actor or actress for her performances in Destroyer and Boy… Read

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Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Brooklyn Production Plans Broadway Run

The acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! that sold out Brooklyn’s St. Ann's Warehouse this fall will transfer to Broadway in March, producer Eva Price announced today. The announcement immediately upends any Tony Award predictions – the St. Ann’s limited-run Off Broadway production was praised by critics and the Broadway staging will almost certainly be an awards contender. Directed by Daniel Fish, Oklahoma! will begin previews at Broadway's Circle… Read

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Paladin Acquires ‘Billboard’ Movie, Adding Big Screen To Unique Multi-Platform Rollout

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EXCLUSIVE: Paladin has U.S. distribution rights to Billboard, the latest film from Zeke Zelker. The movie starring John Robinson, Heather Matarazzo and Eric Roberts will begin its theatrical run April 5 in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, with plans to expand later in the month. The theatrical release will be one prong of a multi-platform push for the film, written, directed and produced by Zelker (InSearchOf, Loggerheads). The plot centers on a struggling radio… Read

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Jon Krakauer Climbs Aboard With Gersh

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EXCLUSIVE: Bestselling writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer, whose 1996 book Into the Wild became the two-time Oscar-nominated film directed by Sean Penn, has signed for representation at Gersh. He currently has his 2003 book Under the Banner of Heaven, an investigation of polygamy and religious fundamentalism in the American West, in development at Imagine Entertainment. He’s also at work on his next book, details of which are under wraps. Krakauer has had eight books… Read

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Selena Quintanilla Scripted TV Series About Her Life Ordered By Netflix

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Netflix has greenlighted a scripted series that retells the tragic life story of Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music and one of the most iconic Mexican-American pop stars. Netflix has released a teaser for Selena: The Series, which the streaming service said was “developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family.” The teaser lists one of Selena’s biggest hits, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Selena Quintanilla was one of the biggest Latino… Read

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‘Detroiters’ Canceled After Two Seasons On Comedy Central

There will be no third season for Detroiters. Co-creator and star Sam Richardson revealed Comedy Central’s cancellation of the sitcom on Twitter, but suggested it would be shopped and could get picked up elsewhere. “Sadly, @Detroiters won't be picked up for a season 3 at Comedy Central,” Richardson wrote. “I want to thank everyone who watched and supported the show. It was a dream to make and I'm proud that those who did see it enjoyed it. Maybe it will find a home… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Named Best Film By African American Film Critics Association

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Disney/Marvel’s ceiling-shattering blockbuster Black Panther topped this year’s African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards with a total of three wins including Best Film and a Best Director win for Ryan Coogler. John David Washington nabbed the Best Actor award for his performances in the Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, which also won Best Screenplay. The group voted Regina Hall as Best Actress for her role in Support the Girls, while Regina King… Read

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‘Avenue Q’ To Exit 15-Year New York Run: Closing Date Announced

Avenue Q, the Tony-winning adult-friendly puppet show that played Broadway for six years before moving to its current Off Broadway home nine years ago, will close April 28, 2019. The departure will leave New York without Kate Monster, Lucy The Slut and the Bad Idea Bears for the first time in 15 years. "We are incredibly proud of the fact that Avenue Q transformed the careers of so many people in our company throughout its run,” said producers Kevin McCollum, Robyn… Read

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Netflix Reveals 2018’s Most-Binged Shows, Most-Re-Watched Original Movies

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Heading toward the end of another year of streaming growth, Netflix has offered a few tidbits of viewing data, naming The Kissing Booth its most-re-watched original movie and On My Block its “most binged” original show. Measuring global viewing between January 1 and November 28, the tech giant came well short of providing actionable ratings-style information on who is watching what. The press release had a more high-spirited, holiday tone, also ranking the actors whose… Read

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‘Get Shorty’ Renewed For Season 3 By Epix

Epix has picked up a seven-episode third season of original series Get Shorty for premiere in 2019. The episode order is down from the 10-episode orders from seasons 1 and 2. The dark comedy is one of Epix’s three original three scripted series, along with Berlin Station and Graves, and comes from the now-sole owner MGM. Get Shorty is based in part on Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling novel — which also spawned Barry Sonnenfeld's 1995 feature — and created for television… Read

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‘Goliath’ Renewed For Season 3 By Amazon

Amazon has ordered a third season of drama series Goliath, from David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, for premiere in 2019. In addition, Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers), Beau Bridges (Homeland), Griffin Dunne (House of Lies), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks: The Return), and Shamier Anderson (Destroyer) will join star Billy Bob Thornton in key roles for the new season. Lawrence Trilling (Parenthood), who worked on the first two seasons… Read

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‘The Favourite’ Stars Talk About How It All Came Together With Director Yorgas Lanthimos – Watch

EXCLUSIVE: The Favourite is on a roll. On Monday it was nominated for a leading 14 Critics’ Choice Awards including for Best Picture, Best Director Yorgas Lanthimos and for all three main female cast members Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. It also has been nominated for five Golden Globes including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical and for all three of those women as well. The film continues to land on numerous critics Top 10 lists and is favored to make a… Read