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Manager Margot Menzel Joins Luber Roklin Entertainment

Luber Roklin Entertainment has hired Margot Menzel as a talent manager. She recently left Primary Wave Entertainment where she had been for the past three years. Menzel, known for her eye for young talent, began her career in San Francisco 20 years ago where she ran the Young Talent Division at the Marla Dell Agency. She then moved to Los Angeles to become a theatrical agent at CESD where she launched the young careers of such stars as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Victoria… Read


David Mackenzie’s ‘Outlaw King’ Named Toronto Film Festival Opening Night Film, ‘Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy’ Will Close

The Toronto Film Festival announced today that the World Premiere of Outlaw King, David Mackenzie's period drama chronicling the rise of 14th-century Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, will be the Opening Night Gala Presentation for the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, September 6, at Roy Thomson Hall. This epic David-versus-Goliath tale reunites award-winning director David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Young Adam) with his Hell or High Water actor Chris Pine… Read


‘What Men Want’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson Takes A Trip To The Male Mind

Looking into the minds of men could provide enough darkness for any number of horror films, but Adam Shankman’s What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson goes for the laughs. In this remake of Nancy Meyers’ 2000 romantic comedy What Women Want, Henson takes the Mel Gibson role as Ali Davis, a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. The official summary: When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs… Read


Former Murdoch Consigliere Marty Pompadur Joins Board Of Bitcoin Investment Firm MovieCoin

EXCLUSIVE: Marty Pompadur, one of Rupert Murdoch's former key lieutenants, is getting in to the world of blockchain, joining the board of MovieCoin. MovieCoin was established in 2017 by Christopher Woodrow, who has exec producer credits on films including Black Mass, Hacksaw Ridge and Birdman. It aims to use the nascent technology to fund films and television series. Pompadur, who previously served on the board at ABC, was one of the execs responsible for helping to… Read


Facebook Scores Rights To Spanish La Liga Soccer In India & Will Make Games Available For Free

Facebook has scored the rights to Spanish soccer league La Liga in India and will make the games available for free via its social media platform. The company has inked an exclusive three season deal with the Spanish football league, starting with the 2018/19 season, which kicks off this month. It means that fans in India and the Indian subcontinent including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be able to watch the likes of Lionel… Read


British Terror Attack: Man Drives Car Into Barriers At House Of Parliament; Theresa May & Donald Trump Respond

A man crashed a car into security barriers outside of the UK's Houses of Parliament, an incident that has been labeled a terrorist attack by British police. The suspect, who is reported to be in his late 20s, drove into the barriers earlier this morning, although there were no fatalities or life-threatening injuries. The British Parliament, which is the seat of government, is not currently sitting due to the summer holidays, although Westminster tube station was closed… Read


‘Death and Nightingales’: First-Look At BBC Two Period Drama Starring Jamie Dornan & Matthew Rhys

The BBC has revealed the first look at its forthcoming period drama Death and Nightingales, starring The Fall's Jamie Dornan and The Americans' Matthew Rhys. The pair are starring alongside Irish up-and-comer Ann Skelly (Kissing Candice, Red Rock) in the three-part drama, based on Eugene McCable's modern Irish classic. It will air later this year on BBC Two. Written by The Fall creator Allan Cubitt, the series is produced by Imaginarium Productions and Soho Moon and was… Read


Viacom’s Channel 5 Lines Up Porn Star Stormy Daniels & Kirstie Alley For ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump, and Cheers actress Kirstie Alley are some of the star names set to appear on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother as Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5. The show, which is produced by Endemol Shine-backed Initial Productions, launches Thursday August 16. The network is theming this summer's reality hit as The Eye of The Storm and is introducing housemates that have all been caught up… Read


Broadway’s ‘Gettin’ The Band Back Together’ Cranks Up Jukebox Hero Pipe Dreams: Review

Middle-age urges to re-live old garage band pipe dreams are typically best kept to dank basements and sound-proofed garages, and Broadway’s Gettin’ The Band Back Together doesn’t exactly prove otherwise. Still, the playful musical is more infectious than you might expect. Be warned, though: Enjoyment of Gettin’ The Band Back Together will be in direct proportion to a tolerance for not-so-young guys making guitar faces and devil horn hand gestures for two and a half… Read

Box Office

‘Pretty Woman’ & ‘Boys In The Band’ Break House Records As Broadway Box Office Hits $37M

Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Boys in the Band broke house records last week as Broadway’s box office held steady into the summer’s dog days. Total b.o. for the 31 shows climbed a tad to $37,289,893, about 2.4% over the previous week, with attendance of 277,794 showing a slight dip of an identical percentage. Higher average ticket prices – $134 compared to the previous week’s $128 – kept box office from slipping during the season’s Week 11, ending Aug. 12. Bidding… Read


‘Documentary Now!’ To Tackle Sondheim, Stritch & The Ladies Who Lunch

IFC’s Documentary Now! will take on Sondheim, Stritch and the ladies who lunch in a 2019 episode parodying D.A. Pennebaker’s classic making-of Company documentary. The episode, called “Original Cast Album: Co-Op”, will chronicle the recording of a cast album for the fictional musical Co-Op. Taran Killam, John Mulaney and James Urbaniak play producers overseeing the recording for the cast album. Alex Brightman (Broadway’s School of Rock), Richard Kind, Paula Pell and Renee… Read


‘Tully’ Producer Bron Studios Teams With ‘The Bridge’ Creator Måns Mårlind & Tandem Prods On Period Thriller

EXCLUSIVETully producer Bron Studios has teamed up with Studiocanal's Tandem Productions on a global television thriller created by The Bridge co-creator Måns Mårlind. The two companies are co-producing gritty, eight-part series Shadow Play for a slew of European broadcasters including France's Canal+, Scandinavian digital platform Viaplay, Canal+ in Poland and Dutch public broadcaster NPO. The character-driven period thriller is set in Berlin and centres on the story… Read