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WGA West Brass Use Fox-TW Drama To Hit Up Members For PAC Money

WGA West President Chris Keyser sent a “private” email today to select members of the guild in a pitch for money to support the WGA political action committees’ lobbying efforts. Guild leaders, who oppose virtually all media mergers,...Show More Summary

‘Retreat’ Helmer Boards Sci-Fi Pic ‘Timeless’

EXCLUSIVE: UK director Carl Tibbetts (Retreat, Black Mirror) is now in the director’s chair on Timeless, the science fiction project scripted by Bill Kelly (Enchanted, Premonition). Story tracks a twentysomething surfer who sets out to build a time travel machine after his wife dies in an accident. Show More Summary

Universal Announces 2016 Date For ‘The Best Man’ Threequel

Malcolm D. Lee is back to write and direct the third film in the series, which Universal has titled and slated for April 15, 2016. The studio says the ensemble cast is returning for The Best Man Wedding, which features the group getting back together for a most unexpected nuptials. Show More Summary

Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Closing Next Month

Here’s the second announcement in a week about a movie-to-Main Stem musical closing. Six days after news surfaced that Rocky The Musical was KO’d comes word that Bullets Over Broadway will go dark August 24. During the week that included...Show More Summary

TCA: Ken Burns’ Talks ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’ And Whether FDR, Teddy Roosevelt Could Get Elected President In Cable News Era

Cable news networks would not allow for Teddy Roosevelt or Franklin Delano Roosevelt to become POTUS today, the creators of PBS’s new Roosevelt family documentary suggested this afternoon. Teddy Roosevelt was too eccentric and FDR was...Show More Summary

Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka Topline Own LA-Set Indie Dramedy

EXCLUSIVE: Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka have wrapped on an untitled indie dramedy for first time feature writer-director Stephen Pierce Ringer. The musician-actress siblings known as Aly & AJ, who perform together as the musical duoShow More Summary

Anthony Hopkins & Evan Rachel Wood To Star In HBO Pilot ‘Westworld’, From J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan

After True Detective, toplined by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the casting bar for HBO’s new drama series is pretty high. Enter the pay cable network’s drama pilot Westworld, which has locked in Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Even Rachel Wood for lead roles. Show More Summary

TLC Unveils New Brand Campaign And Tagline

TLC is rolling out a new multi-million dollar brand campaign and tagline, “Everyone needs a little TLC”, via print spreads and on-air spots across key media outlets nationwide, the network said today. They include People magazine, US...Show More Summary

Ashley Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Prods Inks Overall Deal With Asylum Entertainment

Under the multi-year overall production deal, High School Musical alumna Ashley Tisdale and her sister Jennifer, Blondie Girl Prods‘ VP Development and Production, will create and develop scripted and unscripted content for Asylum Entertainment. Show More Summary

‘Frozen’ Tops Digital Sales And Rentals For 2014?s First Half

Frozen, already the all-time animation box-office champ and an Oscar winner, has added another jewel to its icy crown: Rentrak says the Walt Disney Animation feature topped the charts for the first half of 2014 in digital movie purchases and rentals on VOD and electronic sell-through. Show More Summary

TCA: Nathan Lane Talks About Starring In PBS’s Broadcast Of ‘The Nance’ And Hopes For ‘Modern Family’ Spinoff, ‘Dash Of Pepper’

Taking questions of TV critics about his PBS performance in Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award-nominated play, The Nance — Nathan Lane got asked if he thinks gay characters should be played only by gay actors. In The Nance, Lane plays...Show More Summary

Elisabeth Rohm Joins New CBS Drama ‘Stalker’ As New Regular

EXCLUSIVE: Elisabeth Rohm, who played A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn on NBC’s Law & Order, is taking on a other ADA role, this time on the new CBS drama Stalker. Rohn will play a series regular on the Kevin Williamson series, which stars Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q as detectives from the Threat Assessment Unit who investigate cases of stalking. Show More Summary

Hot Trailer: ‘Dear White People’

Written and directed by Justin Simien, Dear White People takes a satirical look at race relations in the age of Obama. Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran,...Show More Summary

‘Sarah Prefers To Run’ Sells After Cannes, Outfest Bows

EXCLUSIVE: French Canadian drama Sarah Prefers To Run has been acquired by distribution platform Film Festival Flix following its U.S. debut at Outfest. Chloe Robichaud wrote and directed Sophie Desmarais in the story of a college-bound...Show More Summary

Why Did Netflix Shares Fall Today?

The stock price fell 4.6% to $431.09 even though the Q2 earnings reported last night were largely in line with analyst expectations, subscriptions were up impressively, and management forecasts were upbeat. What gives? The simplest explanation...Show More Summary

Judge In ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Suit Denies Lawyer Disqualification Motion

A federal judge today has denied a motion seeking to disqualify lawyers repping the estate of The Lord Of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in its $80 million copyright and digital merchandising lawsuit against Warner Bros and the Saul Zaentz Company. Show More Summary

Movie Ticket Prices Averaged $8.33 In Q2, A Slight Drop From Last Year

The average consumer outlay for tickets, from the National Association of Theater Owners, is down 0.6% vs the same three month period in 2013 — mostly due to a drop in attendance for premium priced 3D and large screen films. Box office...Show More Summary

‘Manimal’ To Roar With Will Ferrell, Adam McKay & Jimmy Miller

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Animation has set Jimmy Miller’s Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions on Manimal, the feature based on the cult 1980s TV show about a man who fights crime using his ability to morph into animals. Show More Summary

USA Series ‘Dig’ Pulls Production From Israel

A day after FX series Tyrant made the decision to permanently relocate production of its freshman season from Israel to Turkey, USA limited series DIG too is officially pulling out of the country torn by the violence in Gaza. “GivenShow More Summary

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