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Broadway Composer Jeanine Tesori On ‘Fun Home,’ Change & The Public Theater

Tonight’s the night Broadway gets a look at Fun Home, possibly the first Tony-eligible musical based on a graphic memoir, and certainly one of the most beautiful new shows we’ll see. I know because it opened in the fall of 2013 at the Public Theater, and I wasn’t the only critic who called it shimmering. Show More Summary

‘Home’ Bound For No. 1, ‘Get Hard’ A Solid Second: Friday Afternoon Box Office

Friday afternoon estimates show DreamWorks Animation’s heartfelt alien story Home from 20th Century Fox ranking No. 1 on Friday with $12.5M and the weekend with $44M-$45M. Warner Bros.’ R-rated Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard isn’t...Show More Summary

‘Home’ Review: Jim Parsons & Rihanna Team For Fun Frenetic Family Ride

Move over, E.T.: There’s a new lovable alien on Earth and ironically he’s in a movie called Home. This new DreamWorks Animation confection is the company’s only planned release this year, and as I say in my video review above it is out-of-this-world...Show More Summary

Madison Square Garden to Split Into Two Companies

The firm has been exploring a split of its live entertainment and sports from its media businesses. read more

Rooney Frontman Robert Schwartzman Makes Helming Debut On ‘MF’

Robert Schwartzman has just begun shooting his directorial debut, a film entitled MF. He’s mum on the logline, but his stars are Johnny Simmons, Amy Landecker, Frankie Shaw and Beverly D’Angelo. Schwartzman wrote the script with Benjamin Font. Show More Summary

Russo Brothers Christen Getaway Productions With New Prexy In Mike Larocca

Anthony and Joe Russo, who will helm the next two Avengers movies for Marvel while ramping up a Ghostbusters spinoff under their new first look deal at Sony, did two things today. They named their company Getaway Productions. And they set Mike Larocca to be president. Show More Summary

Mayweather-Pacquiao Docuseries Set For April Premiere On Showtime

Even if you’re not a fan of the sweet science, chances are you’ve heard rumblings about the set-to coming in May starring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Showtime is training for the Fight of the Millennium (or whatever) with a four-part docuseries Inside Mayweather Vs. Show More Summary

Fox Wants To Whack $250M ‘Simpsons’ Lawsuit By ‘Goodfellas’ Actor

EXCLUSIVE: Over five months after Frank Sivero launched his mega-complaint against Fox alleging that a character from the Matt Groening co-created series was based on the role he played in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film, the studio has hit back – blunt and hard. Show More Summary

Paramount Enlisting Akiva Goldsman To Ramp Up ‘Transformers’ Output

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures wants more Transformers. Taking a page from Fox’s incubation of three  Avatar sequels and what Disney is doing to revive Star Wars with a sequels and spinoffs, the studio is negotiating with Akiva Goldsman...Show More Summary

Creating Amazing Fan Experiences

New Artist Model - Music Business and Music Management School I hope you are enjoying my new Mini Series on the music business. It’s truly amazing how in the first video you saw New Artist Model students Steel Blossoms and Colin Huntley applying my strategies to turn their passions into a career. Show More Summary

Masi Oka Joins ‘Heroes Reborn’, Will Reprise Hiro Nakamura Role

Another Heroes fan favorite character will return for the upcoming Heroes Reborn event series. Masi Oka, who played Hiro Nakamura on the original series, is set to reprise his character a guest-starring arc on Heroes Reborn, which will the network says will premiere next fall. "I'm excited to return to my Heroes roots," said Oka. Show More Summary

Meryl Streep’s ‘Suffragette’ Gets Fall Release Date

Focus Features has slated Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, for an October 23 limited release. Inspired by the early-20th century campaign for women’s right to vote, the film sports potentially...Show More Summary

Ryan Reynolds Reveals Deadpool Costume With Burt Reynolds Parody

Three months after Ryan Reynolds finally sealed the deal to star in a stand-alone Deadpool movie, he’s revealed the first look at the Merc with the Mouth’s costume. Earlier today on Twitter, the erstwhile Van Wilder tweeted the this image: With great power, comes great irresponsibility. Show More Summary

‘Leviathan’ Sci-Fi Spec By ‘Fight Club’ Scribe Jim Uhls Sells To Fox

Busy on another story, I just got beaten to the punch by Variety on news that Fox acquired Leviathan, a film that Ruairi Robinson will direct, based on a short film we wrote about previously. But the story was a bit incomplete. Fox bought a spec script (not a pitch) by Fight Club scribe Jim Uhls, not a pitch as our sister publication reported. Show More Summary

Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Wake’ Suffers Another False Start

EXCLUSIVE: The Bruce Willis-starring indie thriller Wake just can’t seem to keep its eyes open. The thriller, which was shut down last month because of budget problems, was expected to start up again on March 23, but that was postponed again. Show More Summary

‘Walking Dead’ Companion Series Titled ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

We’ll this doesn’t leave much to the imagination. AMC has unveiled the title of its The Walking Dead companion series: it’s Fear The Walking Dead. Still no word on a premiere date for the series other than “later this year,” though the network said as before it was debuting it globally within 24 hours of its U.S. Show More Summary

Disney XD Orders Adventure Comedy Pilot ‘MTX!’

Disney XD has given a pilot green light to MTX!, a live-action adventure comedy pilot starring up-and-comer Nathaniel Potvin. Potvin is a home-grown talent — he has done guest shots on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World and Jessie while the Disney casting executives have been looking to find a starring vehicle for him. Show More Summary

James Murdoch Meets With Indian Prime Minister

The 21st Century Fox co-COO and Uday Shankar, the CEO of the conglomerate's Star India, sat down with Narendra Modi. read more

Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg’s Giant Film “The BFG’

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Hader has joined the case Steven Spielberg directed The BFG and will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and the Queen of England on an adventure to stop other mean giants from gobbling up others. Show More Summary

Katharine McPhee Signs With ICM Partners

Katharine McPhee, who co-stars on CBS’ freshman spy drama Scorpion, has signed with ICM Partners. She had been with WME. McPhee was a runner-up on American Idol in Season 5 and got her big acting break in NBC’s Broadway musical drama...Show More Summary

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