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Donald Trump Bullies House GOP, Admits Crying Tots Aren’t Good “Look” At Meeting On Baby-Snatching Border Policy

President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill tonight to whip House Republicans into line over his policy of separating families at the southern border, making sure to remind them what happens when you cross him. "Is Mark Sanford here? I just want to congratulate him on running a great race," Trump snarked, after which he called Sanford, who was not in the room, a “nasty guy,” according to multiple press accounts. Trump famously is credited with costing Sanford his first… Read

Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham Against David Hogg’s “Agenda-Driven Intimidation” – Update

UPDATED with Fox News statement: Fox News sent out a response to David Hogg’s advertiser boycott campaign against Laura Ingraham’s primetime show over her comments about detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Laura Ingraham's very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala— speaks for itself,” the company said in a statement. “So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration… Read

Korean Titles & Formats Will Come To U.S. in Deal Between KBS America And U.S. Producers

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KBS America, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Jim Figueroa and his company Koryo Pop, LLC and Teddy Zee and his company that bears his name to bring Korean Broadcasting titles and formats into the U.S. market. “The Korean wave is alive and well, stronger than ever," said Zee, who is a former studio executive and producer of such films as Hitch and Pursuit of Happyness. “We look forward to supporting Korea's top broadcaster in bringing their extensive library of… Read

Sky One Renews Buddy Cop Drama ‘Bulletproof’ For Second Season

EXCLUSIVE: Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters are set to return for a second season of Sky One's buddy cop drama Bulletproof. Season one of the Vertigo Films-produced drama ended this evening on the pay-TV channel and Deadline can reveal that the broadcaster has renewed it for a second six-part season in 2018. Sky said that the first episode of the show, which launched in May, had a total audience of 1.59M viewers, making it the biggest Sky One audience of the year. Clarke… Read

Demián Bichir On Forced Separation Of Illegal Immigrant Children: Stop Using Kids As Human Shields

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Hailing from an acting family, Demián Bichir became a top star in Mexico and established himself in Hollywood with a milestone performance in A Better Life that led him to be the first Mexican since Anthony Quinn to be Oscar nominated for Best Actor. His work ranges from The Hateful Eight to Alien: Covenant to the TV series The Bridge and Weeds. He has achieved the immigrant’s dream and is appalled by the recent images of the forced separation of children from their illega… Read

‘Fargo’, ‘Lethal Weapon, ‘Scorpion’ & UK’s ‘Little Boy Blue’ Win At Monte-Carlo Fest

The Monte Carlo Television Festival has a habit of handing awards to recently cancelled U.S. dramas and this year is no different – CBS' Scorpion was among the winners at the prestigious Golden Nymph Awards. The high-tech series, which ran for four seasons, was named Best Action & Science Fiction TV Series at the glamorous event. British drama Little Boy Blue, which aired on ITV, cleaned up with two awards – as Best Long Fiction Program and with Sinèad Keenan winning… Read

Locarno Chief Carlo Chatrian Picked To Head Berlin Film Festival: Report

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The Berlin Film Festival may have found its man to replace Dieter Kosslick as reports in Germany are emerging that Locarno festival chief Carlo Chatrian is set to take the role. German newspaper Bild is reporting that Chatrian, who has been director of the Locarno Film Festival since 2013, has beaten several other high profile candidates to take up the position starting with the 2020 event. It emerged in December that Kosslick would leave Berlin when his contract ends in… Read

England’s World Cup Win Over Tunisia Down From 2014 Debut In U.S. Ratings; Scores 18M UK Viewers – Update

England's win over Tunisia in the 2018 World Cup proved popular with British TV audiences as a peak of over 18M viewers tuned in to see Harry Kane score a last-minute header against the African team. However on the other side of the pond things were much more subdued from the Three Lions first game of the 2014 global tournament. Airing at 11 AM PT yesterday on Fox Sports 1, the match was very different than England's first game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. For one… Read

UK Distributor Arrow Films Streamlines Operations With The Departure Of Two Key Executives

UPDATED WITH ARROW STATEMENT, JUNE 20:  "As a business in an increasingly challenging distribution world, we have had to look hard at our business and make some tough decisions about how to take the business forward. Both Jon Sadler and Tom Stewart have been incredible ambassadors for the company and their work and service will always be hugely appreciated by me and I am sure their legacy will remain in the company for a long time. Over the years, from a release point of… Read

Ellen Pompeo On Inclusion, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & Twitter Challenge To Laura Ingraham – Cannes Lions

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Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is the latest actor to call for an inclusive group of journalists at press junkets, saying she will “make sure reporters who are people of color get to come in and interview me” going forward. Pompeo was speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Tuesday afternoon, alongside PR maven Richard Edelman, whose communications and marketing firm partnered with Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes and Dove in the female-led Real… Read

Fox & Disney Forced To Increase Sky News’ Budget To $130M Per Year To Push Through Takeover

UPDATED with Fox comment. The long-running saga of 21st Century Fox's $15 billion attempt to takeover European pay-TV operator Sky continues after British Culture Secretary Matt Hancock warned Disney would have to increase Sky News' budget to £100 million ($132 million) to get a deal over the line. Hancock urged Disney and 21st Century Fox to improve its terms, after the two companies offered a series of undertakings to protect the news broadcaster earlier this year. He… Read

BBC Unveils Comedy Slate With Projects From David Tennant & ‘Paddington 2’s Simon Farnaby

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A David Tennant-fronted comedy drama, a multi-character sitcom from the writer of Paddington 2, a comedy crime thriller featuring Episodes' Daisy Haggard and a raft of new talent form part of the BBC's latest comedy drive. The British public broadcaster has unveiled its new slate of comedies across its channels BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four. This comes as BBC comedy chief Shane Allen tells Deadline that by making shows that are quintessentially British, they… Read