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Starz Donates Big Bucks For TV Scribes’ Push To Stop Border Family Separation

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As more and more writers' rooms from across the Big 4, cable and streaming take on the challenge from Vida and One Day at a Time to stop children being ripped apart from their families at the southern border, the home of the Tanya Saracho run East LA drama has put its money where its heart is. The day after Donald Trump begrudgingly signed an executive order that sort of stops anymore kids and babies being snatched away from their parent and placed in cages or hidden… Read

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YouTube Announces New Ways For Creators To Make Money – VidCon

YouTube used the giant megaphone that is VidCon to announce new ways for creators to make money, in addition to advertising. Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said YouTube will offer expanded merchandising opportunities and allow users to begin charging monthly channel memberships. The news comes on the heels of similar announcements this week from Facebook and Instagram, all aimed at rewarding creators. “The vast majority of the revenue is coming from our advertising… Read

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CAA Ups Trainee Eric Schonberg To Agent; Greenlight Hires Shir Aharon As Talent Manager

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CAA has promoted trainee Eric Schonberg to agent in the agency’s Motion Pictures Talent department. He most recently served as the department's coordinator and will be based in Los Angeles. Schonberg joined CAA in 2013 and works with clients including Josh Hutcherson, Dianna Agron, Dominic Cooper, Katheryn Winnick and Beulah Koale among others. Greenlight Management has hired Shir Aharon as a talent manager based in Los Angeles. Aharon, who spent the past three years at… Read

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Charles Krauthammer Dies: Fox News Contributor & Pulitzer-Winning Columnist Was 68

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Charles Krauthammer, a veteran Fox News contributor, author, essayist and Pulitzer-winning syndicated columnist, died today of cancer in Washington, D.C., less than two weeks after he’d penned a letter saying he had weeks to live. He was 68. Widely praised for his intellect, forcefulness and sharp wit, the Manhattan native had been a regular presence on Fox News’ Special Report since soon after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In a letter read on-air June 8… Read

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Bryan Cranston Talks Putting Comedic Spin On Amazon’s ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’ – The Contenders Emmys Video

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Bryan Cranston came to Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys awards-season event and brought with him his new Amazon comedy series The Dangerous Book for Boys, which he co-created with Greg Mottola. Cranston opened up about the initial difficulty of coming up with a direction for the series, which is based on Conn and Hal Iggulden’s 2012 bestselling book. “It was in the drama department,” he said. “I tried and tried and I couldn’t figure it out. Like so many things, when… Read

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Donald Trump Tells Media Who Melania’s Mean Jacket Message Targeted: Them

Melania Trump sent us more cryptic messages today – this time as she left the White House to visit some of the 2,300 immigrant children her husband had snatched from mothers who dared to defy him and illegally cross the southern border into Texas. Melania's latest message was written on her back. "I really don't care. Do U?" it read. "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to… Read

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TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Voters, Here Are The Hot Races We’re Talking About

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We are in the final days of phase 1 of Emmy voting and for this week's Deadline Podcast: TV Talk we spotlight the races and shows that are the greatest hits of television 2018. From the drama of the Best Actress, Drama category with The Crown's Claire Foy vs. The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss to the potential Jeff Daniels and Benedict Cumberbatch battle in the Best Actor Limited Series or TV Movie, there are primetime hits galore to be mined. In a year when HBO’s Veep… Read

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‘The Good Doctor’: Lisa Edelstein To Recur On Season 2, Sets ‘House’ Reunion

EXCLUSIVE: Great news for House fans: Lisa Edelstein is set to join the cast of the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor. She is slated to recur in several episodes beginning with the Season 2 premiere, reuniting with The Good Doctor creator/executive producer David Shore for the first time since their seven-year tenure together on another hit medical drama, Fox’s House. On The Good Doctor, from Sony Pictures TV and ABC Studios, Edelstein will play Dr. Blaize, an expert… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Items To Be Displayed At Smithsonian African-American Museum

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired several objects from the Black Panther film, including the costume worn by star Chadwick Boseman. The Smithsonian NMAAHC announced the acquisitions on its website and via Twitter with the hashtag #WakandaForever. The museum did not indicate when the display would go live. In addition to the costume, also acquired were a shooting script signed by Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan… Read

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Johnny Depp’s $650M Film Fortune “Almost All Gone”, New Rolling Stone Exposé Says

Johnny Depp — “alternately hilarious, sly and incoherent” in a major new Rolling Stone profile focusing on the actor’s legal and financial woes — has, according to the article, made $650 million on films that netted $3.6 billion. “Almost all of it,” says the magazine, “is gone.” The piece, titled “The Trouble With Johnny Depp” and written by Stephen Rodrick, details Depp’s lawsuits against The Management Group, run by Depp’s longtime business manager Joel Mandel and his… Read

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Steven S. DeKnight Inks Overall Deal With Netflix

Writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight is expanding his relationship with Netflix, signing a multi-year overall deal with the Internet TV network for series and other projects, including feature films. DeKnight was the creative force behind the first season of Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil, serving as showrunner and executive producer. The series is going into its third season on Netflix later this year. He also created, wrote and executive produced Starz series S… Read

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David Ayer Sets Gritty LA Crime Thriller ‘Tax Collector;’ Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto Star For Cross Creek

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EXCLUSIVE: David Ayer is squeezing a gritty indie crime thriller in between directing Bright and its sequel. Ayer has begun pre-production on Tax Collector, a crime thriller he wrote and will direct in Los Angeles this summer with Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto starring. Cross Creek Pictures is funding the film, which is a co-production between Cross Creek and Cedar Park Entertainment. Latter is led by Ayer and Chris Long, who just made a first look deal with eOne for… Read