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NBC Sets 2019 Billboard Music Awards Airdate

Kelly Clarkson

NBC will air the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, the network said today. The three-hour telecast kicks off at 8 PM ET, with a delayed West Coast telecast at 8 PM PT. A host and performer were not announced. The awards are produced by dick clark productions, with Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton as executive producers. This year’s event aired on a Sunday — May 20 — and drew a 2.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 7.9 million viewers, winning… Read

Broadway Newcomer ‘Boys In The Band’ Was A Revival, Tony Committee Decides

Joe Mantello’s recent Broadway staging of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band will be eligible for a 2019 Tony Award – no surprise there – but theater trivia buffs might quibble with the category: Best Revival of a Play. Although the gay groundbreaker has been staged many times since its Off Broadway debut in 1968, The Boys in the Band had never made its way to Broadway until Mantello’s star-packed production last April. So revival, or new play? Revival, says the Tony Awar… Read

Film Academy Raising Dues For Voting Members; Will Generate $800,000 In Added Revenue

EXCLUSIVE: It will soon cost a little more to vote for the Oscars – $100 a year more in Academy membership dues beginning this fall, which will generate more than $800,000 in additional revenue this year alone for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Emails sent this week to Academy members notified them that the Board of Governors has voted to raise the annual dues of voting members from the current $350 to $450 "to bring you more benefits and programs." The… Read

Broadway’s Tony Awards Sets Broadcast Date, Venue

Tony Awards

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall. The announcement was made today by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, presenters of the awards. Nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 30. The official eligibility cut-off date for all Broadway productions opening in the 2018-2019 season to be considered for Tonys will be Thursday, April 25. The 73rd… Read

Alec Baldwin Set To Host Inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

Alec Baldwin will host the Arthur Miller Foundation’s inaugural honors gala in New York celebrating the work of HBO Documentary Films and playwright Tony Kushner. The inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors is set for Monday, Oct. 22, at Manhattan’s City Winery. Baldwin hosts, with appearances by Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, Tituss Burgess, Anthony Ramos, Denée Benton, Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, Solea Pfeiffer, Sherie Rene Scott and Brandon Victor Dixon. The evening will… Read

Martin Scorsese Named 2018 MoMA Film Benefit Honoree

Martin Scorsese will be honored with the Museum of Modern Art’s 11th annual Film Benefit on Nov. 19, MoMA announced today. Previous honorees of MoMA’s Film Benefit include Julianne Moore, Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuarón, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, and Baz Luhrmann. "From his unextinguishable drive to innovate as a filmmaker to his passion for film history and his personal advocacy for film literacy, Martin… Read

‘Free Solo’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations With Six; Michael Moore Set For Career Honor

The perilous attempt by climber Alex Honnold to become the first person ever to scale and solo climb Yosemite’s 3000 foot high El Capitan Mountain with no ropes or safety gear is chronicled in the documentary Free Solo, a film that has climbed the list of nominees with six nods (and one honor) for the 2018 Critics Choice Documentary Awards. The awards take place on Saturday November 10 in Brooklyn. Bing Liu’s skateboarding docu, Minding The Gap, and the Emmy winning… Read

Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Wows Exhibitors With First Screening At NATO Conference

Mary Poppins Returns

EXCLUSIVE: They were told not to say anything, and actually had to sign non-disclosure agreements, but that hasn’t stopped a number of the nation’s exhibitors from giving their opinions on Disney’s big Christmas release — and perhaps Oscar hopeful — Mary Poppins Returns. The film had its first official reveal Wednesday at AMC Century City Theatre as many exhibs were in town for the sixth annual NATO fall summit that ended Thursday. “Director Rob Marshall has created a… Read

Oscars: Why The Student Academy Award Winners Give Me Hope For The World – Hammond

With the sorry state of things as the current generation seems to be running things into the ground around the world, I approached last night’s 45th  Student Academy Awards presentation at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre with the dream that perhaps a new generation’s voices might be able to lead us out of the darkness into hope and enlightenment as only the best filmmakers can do. I wasn’t disappointed. If this batch of movies and… Read

Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles Event Set For November 3; Top Talent From 30 Oscar Hopefuls To Participate

Invites are going out now! Deadline's eighth annual The Contenders event is taking over the DGA Theater on Saturday, November 3. The invitation-only event is one of the most anticipated every awards season. and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. Academy and select guild members will get to see 17 studios present more than 30 films showcasing clips and onstage discussions with actors, directors, producers, writers and others who are were so integral to making… Read

All-Star Cast Set To Honor The Late Craig Zadan At ‘Thespians Go Hollywood’ Event

Craig Zadan

Kristin Chenoweth, Harry Connick Jr., Sean Hayes and Debra Messing are among the artists announced today as participants in the upcoming benefit honoring the late producer Craig Zadan. Also included in the line-up: Bernadette Peters, Martin Short, Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald, and Renee Zellweger. Called “Thespians Go Hollywood: Honoring The Life And Work Of Craig Zadan,” the invitation-only event is set for Sunday November 11, 5-7pm, at the Television Academy in North… Read

ICG Publicists Awards Set For February

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) said today that its 56th annual ICG Publicists Awards will be handed out Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton. Nominations will be announced in January. The awards, a pre-Oscar tradition for the week leading up to the Academy Awards, will be presented in the following categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award… Read