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‘Sin City’ Sequel Producers Sue The Weinstein Co. Over Alleged Distribution, Marketing Shorts

The producers of the film Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (aka Sin City 2) are suing The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and David Glasser, alleging the distributors pushed a similar movie during the time they should have promoted the Sin City sequel. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges TWC was promoting the sci-fi movie The Giver during the same period as Sin City’s release. TWC allegedly had a financial interest in The Gi… Read

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Female Empowerment Comes To Faith-Based Arena With ‘Arise’, About Historic Israelite Leader

EXCLUSIVE: Female-empowered content is rising in the faith-based arena. Third Coast Content, an Endeavor Content-backed production company overseen by long-time faith film executive, Ben Howard (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, War Room and I Can Only Imagine) and indie production company Sycamore Pictures (The Way, Way Back, Begin Again and The Hollars) are joining together on the faith-based film entitled Arise. From a screenplay written by Paige Collins and Mar… Read

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Heather Rae Inks First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has inked a first-look deal with Heather Rae, the producer behind such films as Tallulah and Frozen River. Under the pact she will develop original series to stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. Rae’s dozens of producing credits also include such documentaries as Trudell and Paulette along with Wind Walkers and Netflix’s Dude. She’s in postproduction on Bull, starring Rob Morgan (Mudbound). She also is a narrative change… Read

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Otto Preminger’s Crime Thriller ‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’ Remake In The Works At Screen Gems

EXCLUSIVE: Bunny Lake is no longer missing. A remake of the 1965 crime thriller Bunny Lake is Missing, is in the early development stages under Sony’s Screen Gem label. The original was directed and produced by Otto Preminger and starred Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, and Keir Dullea. Based on the novel of the same name by Merriam Modell, the gripping story follows a mother who comes to pick up her daughter Bunny from school only to find her missing. She and her brother… Read

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Casey Affleck ‘Light Of My Life’ Q&A: The Film With Elisabeth Moss About Parental Love Set In A Dangerous Dystopian World

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the first clip from Oscar winner Casey Affleck’s passion project — Light of My Lifewhich screened today at the Berlin International Film Festival. Affleck wrote, produced, directed and starred in this film. It is an incredible accomplishment for any filmmaker and one that is hard to do well, but Affleck's father/daughter drama set against a dark, dystopian world is beautifully crafted in every way. From its opening scene of a father's imaginative… Read

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Dan Lin’s Rideback Teams With MRC On New TV Writer Incubator

A new TV incubator designed to generate straight-to-series shows is being launched by The Lego Movie franchise producer Dan Lin’s production company Rideback and MRC, the TV and film studio behind House of Cards and Baby Driver. The Rideback TV Incubator, unveiled Thursday by Rideback and MRC, has a core mission to financially and creatively support TV drama writers from diverse backgrounds “who are seeking to create their own series for cable or streaming.” The new… Read

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Brad Anderson To Helm Survival Thriller ‘Existence’ For Tucker Tooley Entertainment

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EXCLUSIVE: Existence, a survival story based on a screenplay by Anthony Jaswinski who penned the hit thriller The Shallows, will be directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist) and produced by Tucker Tooley Entertainment. The harrowing story was inspired by the 1981 ill-fated shipwreck of a research vessel that became marooned after a typhoon on a remote island — the North Sentinel Island –in the Indian Ocean. Upon exploring the terrain, the surviving crew encounters… Read

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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Finale To Be Capped With A Concert Showcasing Its Songbook

The series finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will have a special concert event immediately following the last show: Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Concert Special! The music starts on Friday, April 5 at 9 PM ET/PT immediately following the 8 PM airing of the finale. Rachel Bloom and the cast of the series will perform live versions of fan-favorite songs, complete with staging, multimedia visuals, and a live band and orchestra. "The songwriters of Crazy… Read

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David Foster Signs With ICM Partners, Expanding To Broadway

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David Foster, a 16-time Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer and recording artist, has signed with ICM Partners, which will make touring its top priority. The agency will represent him in the U.S. and Latin America, it said Thursday, and will work in collaboration with Octagon in Europe and South Africa. Foster is currently headlining his own tour and has hosted two "Foster & Friends" concert events in Las Vegas, featuring hits from his… Read

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Meshulam Riklis Dies: Pia Zadora Husband, Billionaire Involved In Golden Globes Scandal Was 95

Meshulam Riklis, a billionaire businessman best known as the husband of actress Pia Zadora and the fulcrum of a Golden Globes scandal in the 1980s, has died in a Tel Aviv hospital, according to his family. He was 95. Riklis was accused of lavishly wooing members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in advance of the 1982 Golden Globes, sponsoring a junket two months before the event to his Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and a major press luncheon and… Read

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PGA Milestone Award Honoree Toby Emmerich On How Warner Bros. & New Line ‘Hits ‘Em Where They Ain’t’

In presenting the Producers Guild of America’s Milestone Award to Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich tonight, A Star Is Born director and star Bradley Cooper shared his experiences about the studio boss that underscored Emmerich’s innate ability to gamble on raw talent, and win. Not only did Emmerich take a chance on having a young Cooper cast in Wedding Crashers back in 2005, but the studio boss rolled the dice on the actor again when he asked to make the… Read

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Producers Guild Awards: ‘Green Book’ Takes Best Picture; ‘Americans’ & ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Lead TV – Winners List

Green Book walked away with the marquee prize at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards, which were handed out Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton. The Viggo Mortensen-Mahershala Ali period pic won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Picture for producers Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga. The film also took a top prize at the Golden Globes this month, winning in the Musical or Comedy… Read