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‘Power’ Star Omari Hardwick Inks With WME

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EXCLUSIVE: Omari Hardwick, who stars as Ghost on Starz’s hit original series Power, has signed with WME. The move comes at a busy time for the actor, and ahead of the November release of Nobody’s Fool, Paramount’s Tyler Perry pic in which Hardwick co-star stars alongside Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter. Immediately on the horizon, he is set to star in his one-man show HerO: A Work in Progress with Omari Hardwick on June 29 at the Billie Holiday Theater at RestorationArt… Read

McG Assembles Cast For Netflix Film ‘Rim Of The World’

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Gore (The Kids Are Alright), Miya Cech (The Darkest Minds), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Transformers: The Last Knight), King Bach (The Babysitter), Alessio Scalzotto (Genius: Picasso), Lynn Collins (Manhunt: Unabomber), Annabeth Gish (The X-Files) and Michael Beach (Aquaman) have been tapped to star in Rim of the World, director McG’s third feature for Netflix. Zack Stentz wrote the script which follows four misfit teenagers who become unlikely allies when their… Read

Universal Opens New Hong Kong Office, Sets Anita Cheung Woon-Man As GM

Universal Pictures has opened a new Hong Kong office, appointing former Fox exec Anita Cheung Woon-Man as General Manager and effectively ending its arrangement with Bill Kong’s Edko Films, which had marketed and distributed Uni titles in the market. Cheung will oversee sales and marketing and provide local leadership to all functions in Hong Kong to build an integrated and cohesive team operation. The announcement was made by Jo Yan, Managing Director and EVP, China… Read

The Takeaway From Today’s Warner Bros-John Stankey-Kevin Tsujihara Town Hall Meeting

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According to several who heard the pitch, today’s town hall meeting at Warner Bros gave a hopeful glimpse of the synergy between Warner Bros and AT&T and it was not lost on everybody there how different this was from when Disney explained how it would integrate pieces of Fox. WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey started by giving staff the answer they most needed to hear. Basically, he said that AT&T does nothing that Warner Bros does, so why would they have consummated this… Read

Warner Bros Rolls Out Red Carpet For New Boss, Taps Bugs Bunny For A Cameo

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WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey took his keep calm and carry on message to the Warner Bros studio lot this morning, in the latest stop in a weeklong series of town hall meetings. Stankey was joined onstage by Warner Bros studio head Kevin Tsujihara and communications chief Dee Dee Myers, with the new WarnerMedia logo providing a backdrop. The studio kicked off the session with a sizzle reel narrated by The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar showcasing movie, television… Read

Morgan Neville On Mr. Rogers, Anthony Bourdain & Ingredients For Emmy-Contending Doc Series ‘Ugly Delicious’

Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville has been keeping one eye on the box office of late, and another eye on the Emmy race. The director's latest documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, expanded to 96 screens over the past weekend, collecting over $1 million, according to audience measurement firm comScore. The film focuses on the late children's television pioneer Fred Rogers and his message of inclusion, decency and mutual respect. "I wanted to make a film about why we… Read

Marvel Eyes Female Helmers For ‘Black Widow’ Film: Watch For Cate Shortland

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UPDATE: A little more input on the Black Widow director search. I hear Cate Shortland, but sources said not to count out Amma Asante (Belle) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate) who round out the top three contenders culled from a field of 49. It was Shortland, Assante and Betts who met recently with Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Scarlett Johansson. EARLIER: Biding its time by putting her in The Avengers and other superhero titles, Marvel is moving forward with a Black Widow film with… Read

AMC Boss Adam Aron On Economics Of $20/Month Movie Ticket Service: “Our Program Will Be Profitable While Others Struggle To Be Profitable”

AMC CEO Adam Aron knows that his theater chain’s new $19.95 monthly movie ticket subscription service Stubs A-List is double the price of MoviePass and that’s because he’s aiming to make the program “beneficial” for “all involved.” A good deal for consumers, and one which hopefully won’t rob distribution, studios and exhibition partners like RealD and Imax with a flat-across-the-board price structure. A higher price is necessary a month, so as not to hemorrhage cash from… Read

James Cromwell, Bruce Dern & More Join Civil War-Era Drama ‘Emperor’

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominees James Cromwell and Bruce Dern have signed on for Emperor, joining previously announced star Dayo Okeniyi in the Civil War-abolitionist film directed by former Lionsgate exec Mark Amin. Paul Scheer, Harry Lennix, Naturi Naughton, Mykelti Williamson, Ben Robson, Keean Johnson, and Kat Graham are also attached to co-star in the film, which hails from Amin’s Sobini Films banner. Inspired by the true story, the pic follows Shields Green (Okeniyi), who… Read

AT&T-Owned DC Comics & Superman “Stand Up For What’s Right” On World Refugee Day

The town hall on the Warner Bros lot with new head honcho John Stankey is going on right now but the home of a certain man from Krypton is also flying the flag for World Refugee Day too. In a tweet put out this morning, WB-owned and now AT&T owned DC Comics made it very clear where they and Superman stood. Amidst the political turmoil of anger against migrants that is sweep across Europe and the heartless chaos of family separation on our southern border, the comic giant… Read

Paramount Acquires ‘Anatomy Of A Miracle;’ Sheldon Turner To Adapt Novel

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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired the Jonathan Miles novel Anatomy Of A Miracle, and Sheldon Turner will write the script. It’s Turner’s first job with the studio since he co-wrote Up In The Air, and before that The Longest Yard. Jennifer Klein is producing. The novel was published last March by Crown/Hogarth. A war vet returns from battle to his hometown a paraplegic. Until one day he just literally stands up. No one knows how. The town thinks he’s a Messiah and… Read

Movie Academy Sets 2018 Film Scholar Grant Recipients

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh as its 2018 Academy Film Scholars. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place in movie history. The Academy's Educational Grants Committee will award both the scholars' $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals. Read