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‘Brightburn’ Trailer: James Gunn-Produced Horror Teaser Released At Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience

The first-look trailer for the James Gunn-produced horror film Brightburn was unveiled today at Comic-Con Brazil. The H Collective and Sony Pictures label Screen Gems film is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn. The film stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect), David Denman (13 Hours, Power Rangers), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Mom, Home) and Meredith Hagner (Younger, Set it Up).  The premise:  What if… Read


‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Biggest Trailer Launch In History

There’s a new record in movie trailer launches: Avengers: Endgame had 289 million views over the last 24 hours, surpassing the Avengers: Infinity War total of 236 million views and The Lion King‘s 224.6 million over the same time measurement. Twitter conversation (549K) also has surpassed the 24-hour volume for all comps, including first content releases for Black Panther (349k) and the previous record-holder, Avengers: Infinity War (389k). To the greatest fans in the… Read

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ATX Television Festival Teams With Southwest Airlines For Pitch Competition

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ATX Television Festival's seventh annual Pitch Competition has issued a call for submissions, and has a new wrinkle – sponsored transportation and accommodations for its Top 10 finalists. The event, being held June 6-9 in Austin, Texas, provides an opportunity for undiscovered writers to showcase their talent, along with providing access to TV's top decision-makers. ATX's focus is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and… Read


The CW Network Unveils #CWOPENTOALL, A Diversity/Inclusion Campaign

The CW Network is rolling out a new initiative, #CWOPENTOALL, an on-air, digital, social, and print campaign that touts the network's commitment to inclusion and representation. The campaign was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, president, The CW Network, at its Fall Launch Event on the Warner Bros. lot. "We think this campaign really captures the spirit and mission of The CW and why our fans come to us," said Pedowitz. "We are committed to making sure our viewers see… Read


NYC Theatrical Publicity Office Launches: The Press Room Clients Include ‘Lear’, ‘Mormon’

Veteran press agents Jim Byk and Shane Marshall Brown are launching a new theatrical and entertainment publicity office, the duo announced to Deadline today. The new company will be called The Press Room. Publicist Kelly Guiod will serve as vice president. Both Byk and Brown move from Sam Rudy Media Relations; Brown, a senior press agent there, will work concurrently with Rudy and The Press Room before pivoting to the new company full time in 2019. Clients to be… Read


Harry Potter ‘Back To Hogwarts’ Day Celebration Gets Star Power Surprise

Harry Potter fans got a big surprise this morning in London. Gathered at the King’s Cross railway station for the annual “Back to Hogwarts” day (spoiler: it’s when the witches and wizards in the Harry Potter stories head back to school), they were greeted by two of the film stars from the Fantastic Beasts series. Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law of the upcoming adventure Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (the second film of an anticipated five in the series), joined… Read


‘Warriors Of Liberty City’ And ‘America To Me’ From Starz Get First Looks At TCA

Starz has unveiled a first look trailer at the Television Critics Assn. Summer 2018 Press Tour for its new docuseries Warriors of Liberty Citywhich explores how a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami has risen to become a pipeline to the National Football League. The docuseries follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by hip-hop pioneer Luther Campbell of controversial rappers 2 Live Crew.  Beyond football, the Liberty City… Read


‘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


Dick Delson Dies: Longtime Hollywood Publicist Was 81

Longtime Hollywood publicist Dick Delson died following a lengthy illness Sunday. He was 81. His death at an assisted-car facility in Yarmouth, Maine, was announced by niece Joanna Delson. A member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Delson had more than 50 years of public relations, advertising, promotional and marketing experience. Delson supervised the press activities of hundreds of major motion pictures, independent films, television series and… Read


Random House Ups Theresa Zoro To Exec VP Marketing & Public Relations

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Random House has upped Theresa Zoro to EVP Executive Creative Director, Marketing and Public Relations, effective immediately. Zoro previously was the publishing house’s EVP Director, Publicity and Communications. In the newly created role, Zoro (above, left) will continue to report to Gina Centrello, Random House president and publisher. She’ll now oversee marketing and consumer insights, while continuing to lead publicity and communications, for the Random House… Read


Deadline Exposé Drives Sharp Uptick In Applications For Child Performer Services Permits

The state Labor Commissioner's office is reporting a sharp increase in the number of applications for Child Performer Services Permits since Deadline revealed that many of those who work with child actors have not obtained the permits, as is required by law. In the first 10 days after Deadline’s story was published on April 30, the Labor Commissioner's office received 24 applications for the permits. By contrast, only five applications had been approved and processed in… Read


Chuck Panama Dies: Longtime Fox Publicist Who Worked With Liz Taylor & Henry Fonda Was 93

Chuck Panama, a journalist-turned-publicist who worked with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda, died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 93. After serving in the Army Air Corps as a radio man on a B-24 bomber, Panama moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. He became sports editor of The Daily Bruin and would go on to work with the press on the school’s football and basketball programs for more than a half-century. He… Read