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‘Victor And Valentino’ Sets Supernatural Premiere On Cartoon Network

The new animated series Victor and Valentino is set to make its debut on the Cartoon Network in the United States and Latin America. The supernatural adventure will premiere simultaneously in the two countries with four episodes March 30 at 9:30 am (ET/PT). For those of you who aren’t in the U.S. or Latin America, don’t fret! The series will debut regions around the world soon. Created by Diego Molano (The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim's Black Dynamite) Victor and Valentino… Read


NBC Ups Shelby Shaftel To SVP Alternative Programming & Development

NBC has promoted 13-year company veteran Shelby Shaftel to SVP Alternative Programming and Development. In the new gig she will shepherd projects from concept through postproduction, directing creative, staffing decisions, talent, marketing and brand partnerships Shaftel oversees such current NBC unscripted fare as Dwayne Johnson-led The Titan Games, Amy Poehler’s Making It and EP LeBron James’ The Wall. She also manages a diverse slate of projects in various stages of… Read


Lifetime’s ‘Becoming Royal’ Movie Sequel Casts Its Meghan & Harry

Tiffany Marie Smith (Supernatural) and Charlie Field (Genius) have been cast in the titular roles of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the Lifetime feature Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, the sequel to the 2018 movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Filming begins later this month in Vancouver for a spring debut. Per Lifetime, Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal continues the love story of newlyweds Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, pulling back the curtain to… Read


Valence Media Partners With Biggs Burke’s Bolo Media In Production Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Valence Media has made an exclusive production deal with Kareem “Biggs” Burke's Bolo Media. Joining Burke will be Wally Eltawashy, Bolo's head of development and strategic partnerships.  He will be staffing up as TV and film projects are announced in the coming months. Recently the duo executive produced HBO’s O.G. which stars Jeffrey Wright and debuts this Saturday, as well as the HBO documentary It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It which airs this month. Burke recently… Read


TNT Drops Jussie Smollett Episode Of ‘Drop The Mic’ After Arrest

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TNT will not air a planned March 6 episode of its celeb rap-battle series Drop the Mic that featured Jussie Smollett, the Empire star who was arrested this morning and charged with felony counts for his part in faking that he was attacked last month in Chicago. The episode features Smollett facing off against American Idol alum Clay Aiken. Drop the Mic executive producer Jensen Carp noted the episode’s postponement Thursday on Twitter: We had an episode of Drop The Mic… Read


Gwendoline Christie Joins Dakota Johnson Drama ‘The Friend’; Shoot Underway In Alabama On Hot-Seller For STX

EXCLUSIVE: Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) and Cherry Jones (Boy Erased) are among cast to have joined Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck in Gabriela Cowperthwaite's (Blackfish) feature drama The Friend, which is now underway in Fairhope, Alabama. Country artist Jake Owen, Denee Benton (Hamilton: An American Musical), Marielle Scott (Lady Bird), Ahna O'Reilly (The Help), Isabella Kai Rice (My Dead Ex) and Violet McGraw (The Haunting Of Hill House) have… Read


MGM Boards Sylvester Stallone’s Dark Superhero Movie ‘Samaritan’

EXCLUSIVE: In what was said to be a competitive bidding situation, MGM has acquired the original spec script, Samaritan, from screenwriter Bragi F. Schut and Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions.  As Deadline previously reported, Stallone is attached to star in the film, which was announced as part of the forthcoming film slate from Stallone’s recently formed production banner. Plot details are scarce but the pic has been described as a dark, fresh take on the… Read


Larraín Brothers’ Fabula Inks First-Look Deal With Fremantle

EXCLUSIVE: Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín’s Fabula, the company behind the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, has inked a first-look deal with Fremantle to develop a slate of original English and Spanish-language dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects worldwide. The Fabula team will work with Fremantle's Global Drama, EVP, Creative Director, Christian Vesper, and Fremantle's President of Scripted for North America, Dante Di Loreto. Fremantle and Fabula are currently… Read


Paradigm Agent Gabrielle Lewis Heads To Grandview As Manager

EXCLUSIVE: Gabrielle Lewis is leaving Paradigm to become a Manager at Grandview. She has been a Motion Picture Lit Agent at Paradigm over the last three years, and began at the firm in 2015 after moving to Los Angeles from London.  She has specialized in awards-caliber filmmakers and playwrights. Those clients on Lewis’ Paradigm roster who will follow her to Grandview include filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu, whose recent movie Clemency starring Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge won… Read


‘Stargirl’ Casts Cameron Gellman; Carmela Zumbado Joins ‘You’

Cameron Gellman (Heathers) is set as a series regular in DC Universe's upcoming Stargirl series. Based on the DC characters, Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series. Gellman is playing an undisclosed DC character. Geoff Johns, who… Read


‘Rocketman’ Trailer Lights The Candle For Elton John Biopic Starring Taron Egerton


Taron Egerton has gone all in on Rocketman, Paramount’s biopic of Elton John that follows the road of the rock icon’s transformation from shy Middlesex piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar. The studio has unveiled the official trailer for the pic, which is prepping for its May 31 theatrical release alongside the King Kong: King of the Monsters and the Octavia Spencer-Blumhouse thriller Ma. Those pics won’t have the killer soundtrack built in to the… Read


Skylar Astin & Alex Newell To Co-Star In ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ NBC Pilot

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Pitch Perfect star Skylar Astin and Glee alum Alex Newell are set as leads opposite Jane Levy in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, NBC's hourlong musical dramedy pilot from Jake in Progress creator Austin Winsberg, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), Universal Music Group and Lionsgate TV. Written by Winsberg, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is described tonally as What Women Want meets La La Land. It follows a whip-smart but socially awkward… Read