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Broadway Box Office Rings Up $34M; ‘The Ferryman’, ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’ Get Warm Welcomes

Broadway box office continued apace as fall settled on the theater district, with a raft of recent arrivals helping to push grosses up a slight 3% over last week to $34,344,693. Attendance for Broadway’s Week 21 (ending Oct. 21) was up from the previous week by the same percentage to 269,065, a strong 90% of capacity. The week saw two opening nights: The Lifespan of a Fact at Studio 54 and The Ferryman at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (pictured above), both filling a… Read


‘Pose’s Evan Peters Is Helen Reddy’s Dealmaker Husband Jeff Wald In ‘I Am Woman’

Evan Peters Helen Reddy Jeff Wald

EXCLUSIVE: Evan Peters is set to star in I Am Woman, the film about the rise of empowering ’70s female singing star Helen Reddy that’s about to get underway in Australia. Unjoo Moon (The Zen of Bennett) is directing a script by Emma Jensen. Tilda Cobham-Hervey had already been set to play Reddy, and Peters has just signed to play Jeff Wald, who married Reddy and helped build her career as her manager. Along with a list of clients that included Donna Summer, George Carlin… Read


Oculus Co-Founder Brendan Iribe Leaving Facebook, Which Is Discontinuing Movie Rentals On The Rift – Update

Oculus Rift

UPDATED to add analysis and news of Facebook shutting down Oculus Rift movie store: Brendan Iribe, who co-founded Facebook’s VR unit Oculus in 2012, announced he is leaving the company. While Iribe’s Facebook post (read it below) on Monday doesn’t refer specifically to any of the recent turbulence hitting the parent company, his exit follows those of the founders of Facebook-owned Instagram, and WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum in recent months. While still a colossus… Read


‘Party Of Five’: Leads Cast In Freeform Reboot Pilot With Immigration Twist

Party of Five

Brandon Larracuente (13 Reasons Why), Emily Tosta (Mayans M.C.), Niko Guardado (The Goldbergs) and newcomer Elle Paris Legaspi have been cast as the four older Buendía siblings in Party of Five, Freeform’s immigration-themed pilot reboot of the popular 1990s family drama that revolves around Mexican-American siblings. The original series, which aired on Fox, was about the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents are killed in a car accident caused by… Read


Amazon Studios Names Chris Castallo Head Of Unscripted Television

Chris Castallo

After an extensive executive search that came down to a couple of high-profile candidates, former CBS head of alternative programming Chris Castallo has been named Head of Unscripted Television for Amazon Studios. He will oversee unscripted TV development, reporting to Albert Cheng and Vernon Sanders, Co-Heads of Television, Amazon Studios. Castallo will fill the void left by the August ouster of former unscripted head Heather Schuster following an internal… Read


Amblin Acquiring Julian Terry’s Horror Short ‘Whisper’ For Fright Feature

EXCLUSIVE: Amblin Partners is closing a deal to turn the horror short Whisper into a feature film. Julian Terry, who directed the short, is finalizing a deal to helm the movie. The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing. Bryce McGuire will write the script. The short is a scary scenario in which household tech devices are used as a gateway for a supernatural entity that has scores to settle. Sources say the feature version has a Poltergeist… Read


Sarah Silverman Says Louis C.K. Masturbated In Front Of Her With Consent

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman says she is among the roster of female comedians who witnessed fellow comic Louis C.K. masturbate, but for Silverman the act was consensual. Silverman, appearing today on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, suggested that the absence of a power differential between her and C.K. precluded the behavior from being abusive. The incidents occurred early in the careers of the longtime friends. "I don't know if I'm going to regret saying this," Silverman told… Read


‘Constance’: Hannah Rae Joins Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Dunn & Sharon Gless In TNT Drama Pilot

Hannah Rae

Hannah Rae (Broadchurch) is set as a series regular opposite Elisabeth Shue in TNT’s drama pilot Constance, from Team Downey, Sonar Entertainment and Studio T. Written by KC Perry and directed by Jesse Peretz, Constance is a fun, darkly humorous, veneer-stripping story about one woman's refusal to fade into obsolescence. It follows former beauty queen-turned-small town bureaucrat, Constance Young (Shue), whose life is thrown into turmoil after her husband's mysterious… Read

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Flies To Summer 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984, the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero sequel starring Gal Gadot, is no longer going November 1 next year, but rather June 5, 2020. That’s the same post-Memorial Day frame that the original launched in last year. Gadot broke the news today on social media: Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!! ✨…‍♀️✨ —… Read


‘Friday The 13th’ Reboot: Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment & LeBron James’ SpringHill In Talks To Bring Slasher Back To Screen

Friday The 13th

Deadline has confirmed that Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and LeBron JamesSpringHill Entertainment are in talks to bring Friday the 13th back to the big screen. The news comes in the wake of Universal / Miramax / Blumhouse’s Halloween hitting an all-time opening record for its slasher franchise with $76.2 million which also doubled as the second best domestic debut ever in October. We hear that meetings are out with directors and writers now. It’s still very early. Fri… Read


Stewart Talent Promotes Tim Marshall To Managing Director; LA Talent Taps Natalie Kollar To Head Theatrical

Veteran agent Tim Marshall has been promoted to Managing Director at Stewart Talent. Marshall has been with Stewart Talent since 2013 and prior to that was an agent at BRS for 15 years. Marshall will retain his agent role but expand his portfolio to include a larger oversight of the legit department, helping to shape its direction and future growth as Stewart Talent continues to expand. Stewart Talent NY is led by Don Birge and the company also has offices in Chicago… Read


Paramount Players Has Michael Matthews Directing, Dylan O’Brien Negotiating On ‘Monster Problems’

Dylan O'Brien

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Matthews is set to direct Monster Problems at Paramount Players, with Dylan O’Brien in talks to star. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing. Matthews directed Five Fingers for Marseilles. Matt Robinson is rewriting the Monster Problems script by Brian Duffield, who wrote the Black List script Jane Got a Gun. Pic is a post-apocalyptic road movie with heart. WME and Management 360 rep Matthews; O’Brien, who’s coming off The Maze Runner and American Assassin… Read