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Oscar-Snubbed ‘Girl’ Director Lukas Dhont Responds To Tough Words From Trans Critics: “The Biggest Strength Of Art Is Empathy”

Lukas Dhont’s feted debut feature Girl has been among the most talked about foreign language films of the year. The Belgian drama has also become a lightning rod for the growing discussion over on screen representation. The film recounts the true story of a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. The movie won four prizes at Cannes including the prestigious Camera d’Or and was subsequently snapped up by Netflix and key arthouse… Read

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Bruce Willis Signs Three-Picture Deal With MoviePass Films

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EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Willis has made a three-picture deal with MoviePass Films. MoviePass Films CEOs and Co-founders Randall Emmett, George Furla, and Ted Farnsworth set the deal. It solidified a long relationship that Willis has had with Emmett/Furla/Oasis. He has made 14 films with them, with 10 Minutes Gone in post-production and past efforts that include the Richard Donner-directed 16 Blocks and the Stephen Frears-helmed Lay the Favorite. The first in the new three-pic… Read

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Wolf Kasteler Public Relations Promotes Pair To VP

EXCLUSIVE: Caryn Leeds and Annick Oppenheim have been promoted to VP at Wolf Kasteler Public Relations, working out of its New York and Los Angeles offices, respectively. Leeds’ client roster at Wolf Kasteler includes Elizabeth Marvel, Marin Hinkle and rising stars Bel Powley, Sarah Gadon and Dominique Fishback. She began her publicity career as a coordinator in NBC's East Coast Entertainment Publicity department before moving into personal publicity at BWR in 2005. She… Read

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Chanté Adams To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Beast Mode’

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Rising star Chanté Adams (Monsters and Men) has been cast as a lead opposite Anika Noni Rose in Beast Mode (working title), TNT's drama pilot inspired by the life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe. Tina Mabry (Pose) is attached to direct the pilot, written and executive produced by David Schneiderman and produced by Wolfe and MACRO in association with Studio T. Pulling herself and her two daughters up from poverty, abuse, homelessness and criminality, Marsha… Read

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Joanna Kulig On The “Two Hearts” At Center Of ‘Cold War’ Romance – The Contenders L.A. Video

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Amazon’s Cold War has been heating up since Pawel Pawlikowski won the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Director award for it after its world premiere there in May. The black-and-white film, the follow-up to the helmer’s 2015 Foreign Language Oscar winner Ida, was just shortlisted for this year’s Oscar race as Poland’s entry after scoring major wins at the European Film Awards. The captivating music- and dance-filled film stars Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot in a love story… Read

Business

Tucker Carlson Loses IHOP And NerdWallet Ads In Wake Of Immigration Remarks – Update

UPDATE Dec. 18, 1:33 pm PST: Despite his sad attempt at an “apology”, advertisers are continuing to leave Tucker Carlson’s Fox News channel show after he made his “poorer and dirtier” remarks about immigrants coming into the United States. It’s not necessarily a mass exodus of advertisers, but he is seeing a fair amount bow out of his show. According to the Associated Press, some of the show’s biggest advertisers will continue to stand with Carlson and his prime-time… Read

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Adam Sharp Named President & CEO Of National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences

The organization behind the International, Daytime, Sports and News/Documentary Emmy Awards has a new leader. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said today that Adam Sharp, whose career includes stints at NBC, C-SPAN and Twitter, has been named as its new President and CEO. Sharp, who has been working with the 17,000-strong group since February, will lead its operations including sales, promotion, marketing, financial management and planning of its various… Read

Box Office

‘Aquaman’ Darting To $120M+ In Competitive Christmas 5-Day Corridor – Box Office Preview

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Between last weekend and Christmas, ten wide releases carrying a combined near production cost of $913M will vie for business in a box office marketplace that one distribution source describes as a “game of chutes of ladders; there will be winners and there will be losers.” The multiple factor is wild, and many studios, (if you’re not Disney with a Star Wars movie) like to assess business over the long haul, with clicking turnstiles all the way through the MLK holiday in… Read

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CAA Signs Social Media Influencer Twan Kuyper

Creative Artists Agency has signed social media influencer Twan Kuyper for representation in all areas. The former Vine star, who hails from a small town in the Neterlands, has built a sizable global following on YouTube and Instagram with comedic videos featuring friends Lele Pons and Juanpa Zurita. Kuyper has found success in the U.S. market by becoming a brand ambassador, partnering with JetSmarter, Sprint, and Aeropostale, among others. As he created vlogs… Read

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‘Happy Days’ Cast Remembers Penny Marshall: “Her Talent And Inspiration Is Evergreen”

In statements given to Deadline, Happy Days stars remembered Penny Marshall, who died on Monday. She starred in the sitcom’s spinoff Laverne & Shirley. “Penny was as courageous as she was talented, and broke down the wall for women directors. Penny will be missed, but her talent and inspiration is evergreen,” said Anson Williams, who played Potsie on the iconic television show. Marion Ross, who played matriarch Mrs. Cunningham said, “Our dear sweet Penny has gone up to… Read

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NBCU CEO Steve Burke Sends Out Grinch-y Holiday Note To Staff, Hints OTT Platform News May Be Finally Coming

This is not your typical CEO end-of-year letter to employees. Clearly with the boxoffice success of Universal’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on his mind, NBCUniversal’s  Steve Burke got into character to recap 2018 and usher 2019 as the cynical green creature. In a lighthearted, self-deprecating holiday note to staff (aka residents of NBCU-ville), written as a Dr. Seuss-style poem, Burke mostly celebrated the company’s achievements, like landing Sky, while also recounting some… Read

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Mal Young Exits ‘Young And The Restless’ As Head Writer & EP

Mal Young has exited The Young and The Restless as head writer and executive producer, Deadline has confirmed. No replacement has been named as of yet. Young  told ShowBiz 411, he “felt it was a good time to move on.” He added he has his own project that he’s been developing and wants to pursue, and also would like to “get a bit of my life back”, noting that running a show like Y&R is “all consuming.” Young has been with Y&R since 2016. He was named head writer and EP… Read