‘Hurricane Heist’ Producers Moshe Diamant & Christopher Milburn Team With Superkombat CEO On Action Label
Producers Moshe Diamant (Black Dalia) and Christopher Milburn (Outcast) are teaming up with Superkombat Fighting Championship CEO Eduard Irimia to launch action film and TV label SuperFilm.
SuperFilm will have a presence in LA, London and Bucharest and among its initial slate, the team will develop properties inspired by Superkombat, the European kickboxing and martial arts promotion.
Diamant and Milburn have collaborated on titles including Rob Cohen’s action-thriller The… Read
James Corden Addresses “Human Decency Issue” In United States During ‘Late Late Show’ From London
James Corden, who has taken Late Late Show to London for a week, took a a moment ro talk about the 2,300 children forcibly removed from their parents by the government of the United States.
“Part of my job on a daily show is…I will come out and we will talk about the news. But at the moment the news is pretty tough to talk about,” Corden began – the sort of somber late-night TV moment typically reserved to address a terror attack or mass shooting.
“Being away from… Read
‘Dead In A Week’: First Trailer & Key Deals For Comedy Starring Aneurin Barnard, Tom Wilkinson & Freya Mavor
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the first trailer for Edinburgh Film Festival-bound black-comedy Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back), starring rising UK actor Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) and Oscar-nominee Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton).
Barnard plays a young man who, after nine unsuccessful attempts, outsources his suicide to an ageing hitman (Wilkinson). However, Barnard’s character has a change of heart after meeting a young woman played by Freya Mavor (Skins). Christopher Eccleston… Read
Netflix Acquires Korean Drama Series ‘Mr. Sunshine’ For July Premiere
Netflix has licensed the new Korean original drama series Mr. Sunshine, from Descendants of the Sun creators Kim Eun-sook and Lee Eung-bok, for a worldwide premiere next month.
Written by Kim and directed by Lee, the 24-episode Mr. Sunshine will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and Asian territories excluding Korea. The series will then premiere in Japan on July 8 and the rest of… Read
Conan O’Brien Talks Comedy That Endures & Shaq Makes A Spam Dunk – Cannes Lions
Bringing some laughs to the Lumière stage at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today, Conan O'Brien and Shaquille O'Neal talked about comedy, their brands and the relationship they have to their audiences. Just don't ask Shaq to stump for Spam.
Basketball legend O'Neal, who co-hosts TNT's Inside The NBA, described his brand as “70% humor, 10% to inspire” and the rest to the products he's selling while being as “authentic as possible.” He called himself… 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
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
Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Ending His Baby-Snatching Border Policy – Update
UPDATED with Trump’s announcement, signing and text of executive order: President Donald Trump has signed an executive order ending his policy of snatching children from immigrant parents crossing the southern border; nuking his previous position that only Congress could fix his baby separation/detention. [Read the full text below.]
“You’re going to have a lot of happy people,” Trump said as he put his buzzsaw signature to the executive order.
Asked if he discovered he… Read
Tyler Perry OTT Service Eyed By Viacom – Cannes Lions
In summer 2017, Tyler Perry signed a mega-deal with Viacom that covers film, TV and short-form video. As his exclusive arrangement with OWN nears its conclusion next year, Perry talked about the Viacom play today at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and revealed discussions for a Tyler Perry OTT service as part of the deal while also touching on diversity and plugging his Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios.
A key factor in Perry's decision to leave OWN… Read
Corey Lewandowski Back On Fox News Defending Mockery Of Down Syndrome Child Separated From Mom At Border
Former Donald Trump campaign chief Corey Lewandowski returned to Fox News this morning not to apologize for mocking a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome who had been separated from her mother as she illegally crossed the southern border.
“An apology? I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated,” he shot back when asked.
“We owe an apology to Jamiel Shaw, and Brian Terry, and Kate Steinle’s family… Read
DHS Chief Driven From Mexican Eatery After Hard Day Enforcing Donald Trump Baby-Snatch Border Policy
If you are among those who think Kirstjen Nielsen’s decision to dine Tuesday night at a Mexican restaurant was not so much “tone deaf,” as some media outlets have reported, as “deliberate Trump-base-revving stunt,” you are in good company.
Nielsen, apparently deciding she had a craving for Mexican food Tuesday night, headed to MXDC for dinner, when activists approached her table, shouting “Not in D.C.” etc. She and her body guards left and got into the vehicle parked… Read
Stephen Colbert Bashes Sarah Sanders’ Border Questions Dodge: Trump “Owns Locking Kids in Cages”
UPDATED with video: Once again, the big story of the day was Donald Trump’s policy of taking immigrant children from their parents at the border. Tough on comics who do topical late-night shows.
“There are two ways to look at the story,” Stephen Colbert argued. “You can be horrified – or work for Donald Trump.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared to want to do both.
On Monday, DHS Secy “and Stepmom Flushing Pictures of Your Real Mom Down the Toilet Kirstjen Nielsen” defended… Read