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‘Titans’: Disney Channel Actress Cast As Ravager On DC Universe Series

Chelsea T. Zhang has been cast in the series regular role of Rose Wilson, aka the Ravager, for the upcoming second season of the DC Universe series Titans. Zhang is best known for playing the role of Brittney on Disney Channel's Andi Mack, the award-winning middle school series that aired its 50th episode (and 13th of Season 3) on March 1st. Zhang can next be seen in Daybreak, the Netflix adaptation of the namesake graphic novel, a dark comedy tale of teens trying to… Read

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White Horse Pictures Promotes Head Of Production Nicholas Ferrall To President

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based production firm White Horse Pictures (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years) has named current head of production Nicholas Ferrall to the newly created role of company president with immediate effect. Ferrall will oversee the firm’s slate of film and TV projects through development, production and distribution and will produce specific projects with White Horse Executive Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and fellow partners Jeanne… Read

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Anonymous Scribe Letter Questions WGA’s Tough Agency Packaging Stance

Anonymous Writer

While WGA members have rallied around their union in a brass knuckle battle to dismantle agency packaging and end agencies' forays into producing through affiliated companies, a lot of people have been buzzing about a missive written by an established but anonymous writer who is questioning the wisdom of forcing writers to make a Sophie’s Choice between union loyalty and their agents. There have been numerous testimonials from writers on the horrors of packaging over the… Read

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Jack Davenport To Star In ‘Why Women Kill’ On CBS All Access

EXCLUSIVE: Former Smash star Jack Davenport is set as a lead opposite Lucy Liu in CBS All Access' Why Women Kill, a darkly comedic drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios. Created by Cherry, Why Women Kill details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s (Ginnifer Goodwin), a socialite in the '80s (Liu) and a lawyer in 2018 (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), each dealing with… Read

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Ariana Greenblatt Joins Dylan O’Brien In Paramount Players’ ‘Monster Problems’

EXCLUSIVE: Avengers: Infinity War actress Ariana Greenblatt has booked the role of Minnow in the upcoming Paramount Players feature Monster Problems starring Dylan O'Brien and Michael Rooker. Monster Problems is a coming of age feature film about a young man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters. Michael Matthews (Five Fingers for Marseilles) will direct with Shawn Levy producing at 21 Laps off Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson’s screenplay. A New York… Read

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‘The Politician’: Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series Starring Ben Platt Gets Premiere Date

With politics on so many people’s minds these days, Netflix has made a campaign promise: Its Ryan Murphy series The Politician will premiere on September 27. Check out the announcement poster below. The darkly comic show stars Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, CA, who has known since age 7 that he’s going to be president of the United States. But first he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian… Read

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Netflix Chooses To Seek Dismissal Of ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Trademark Suit

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Netflix has hit back at a lawsuit from the publisher of the popular Choose Your Own Adventure kids book series, which sued the streaming giant over what it claims are similarities found in Netlfix’s Black Mirror stand-alone interactive movie Bandersnatch. The original civil suit, filed in federal district court in Vermont, home to the publisher Chooseco, says Black Mirror: Bandersnatch infringed on its trademark. In the film, the protagonist, a young programmer named… Read

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Kristin Cavallari To Host ‘Paradise Hotel’ Revival Series On Fox; Premiere Date Set

Reality star Kristin Cavallari has been tapped to host Paradise Hotel, Fox’s revival of the hit dating competition series. It’s set to premiere Thursday, May 9 with a two-hour special beginning at 8 PM on Fox, and will air three nights a week in an “as it happens” format during its five-week run. Following the Thursday night premiere, the series will air hourlong episodes on Mondays, starting May 13 and Wednesdays, starting May 15 at 9 PM, with Live elements, on Thursdays… Read

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Criterion Channel, Rising From FilmStruck Ashes, Sets April Launch Slate

The Criterion Channel, the streaming service that is bringing classic films back online after the widely lamented shutdown last fall of WarnerMedia’s FilmStruck, has set the lineup for its launch on April 8. (See it below.) The channel features the same Criterion Collection and Janus Films titles that were on FilmStruck, which went dark last fall, prompting a backlash among a long list of A-list directors, not to mention thousands of fans of the service. FilmStruck had… Read

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‘The Conners’ Renewed For Season 2 By ABC

It’s official — ABC has ordered a second season of Roseanne spinoff The Conners. The renewal comes after series’ producer Werner Entertainment secured new deals with the core cast of Roseanne veterans, John Goodman, who plays Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris), Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner) and Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner-Healy). The size of the order has not been revealed by ABC but has been speculated to be 13 episodes, slightly bigger than last season’s… Read

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Fox Corp. Appoints Jeff Taylor As EVP And Chief Litigation Counsel

Fox Corp., which is still in its initial days as a stand-alone company after the close of the historic Disney deal, has appointed Jeff A. Taylor as EVP and Chief Litigation Counsel. Taylor will report to Chief Legal and Policy Officer Viet D. Dinh. He will oversee litigation, labor and employment, content protection and compliance for all of the company’s operations. The company sold its film and TV studios as well as assets like Star India, National Geographic and FX… Read

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‘The Dirt’ Review: Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Memoir Pic Flaccid & Bleached Clean

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains details of the movie version of The Dirt Having taken decades to make it to the screen, you kind of knew any adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s 2001 memoir The Dirt was going to be problematic, to put it politely. Infamy has a tiring tendency to downgrade over time to just being lame, which truly is the greatest praise one can heap on this Jeff Tremaine directed pic that debuted today on Netflix. Perhaps due from the limited requirements of… Read