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Fox Director Fellows Chosen For Comedy & Drama Apprenticeship Programs

Fox Global Directors Initiative has selected 16 Director Fellows for its comedy and drama apprenticeship programs. The Fox Global Directors Initiative is dedicated to cultivating emerging and established directors with diverse voices,...Show More Summary

Revolt CEO Keith T. Clinkscales Departs

As Revolt is heading into its third anniversary, the music-themed digital cable network owned by Sean Combes and backed by Comcast will be looking for a new CEO. Keith T. Clinkscales, who has held the post since the channel’s inception,...Show More Summary

‘Stranger Things’ Ranks High On List Of Netflix’s Most-Watched Shows

Supernatural drama Stranger Things has received critical praise and a lot of buzz since it premiered on Netflix on July 15, and it’s definitely high on the list of shows subscribers are watching. According to stats provided by Symphony...Show More Summary

Can Thomas Dooley fix what's ailing Viacom?

For Thomas Dooley, securing the job as chief executive of Viacom Inc. might be the easy part. Fixing the struggling media company will take more work. Late last week, as part of a legal settlement to end a messy boardroom fight with Sumner Redstone and his family, Viacom’s board elevated Dooley,...

Sam Mendes In Talks To Develop & Direct Live-Action ‘James And The Giant Peach’

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Mendes in early talks to develop and direct James And The Giant Peach, a live-action project in the works at Disney with Nick Hornby penning the screenplay and Joe Roth eyeing to produce. We’re hearing the talks are in the very early stages. This would be the latest animated pic-turned-live action play for Disney. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Asks Tim Kaine To Attack Donald Trump For Blasting Hillary Clinton As A “Bigot”

Telling Democratic Veep candidate Tim Kaine that a running-mate is supposed to be a POTUS candidates’ “attack dog,” CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert told Kaine he was taking off his leash, so he could respond to Donald Trump calling...Show More Summary

Demi Moore Ready To ‘Rock That Body’ For Sony Comedy

EXCLUSIVE: Demi Moore has joined the cast of Rock That Body, Sony Pictures’ R-rated comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz. Shooting began last week on the pic, which the studio picked up last summer in a bidding war. Show More Summary

Felicity Huffman Fashion Biz Dramedy At ABC Back In the Works With New Writers

House of More is back in development at ABC. The network originally bought the darkly comedic one-hour project, executive produced by Felicity Huffman, last season with a put pilot commitment. The dramedy, set in the fashion world, was rolled and is now ramping up again with new writers, Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (The 100). Show More Summary

Construction Worker Killed On ‘Blade Runner’ Set In Hungary

A construction worker was killed today in Hungary while tearing down sets for the still-untitled Blade Runner sequel. The film crew had wrapped production at a sound stage in Budapest and already moved to a new location when the accident...Show More Summary

Vincent D’Onofrio Joins Bruce Willis In Eli Roth-Helmed ‘Death Wish’

EXCLUSIVE: Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) has joined Bruce Willis in Paramount and MGM revamp of the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish which was based on the book by Brian Garfield. Eli Roth is directing the picture...Show More Summary

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard In New Dispute Over $7M Divorce Settlement

At this stage, you could call the latest legal brouhaha between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard – Settlement: The Reckoning. A week after Heard announced she was donating to charity the $7 million she received in the August 16 divorce settlement...Show More Summary

Working Title TV, BBC Two Take Shine To ‘The Luminaries’ Gold Rush Epic – Edinburgh

Working Title Television has set a six-part drama series based on 2013 Man Booker Prize winner The Luminaries at BBC Two. Author Eleanor Catton will adapt her own novel. The period tale of adventure and mystery is set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. Show More Summary

Wave Of The Future? How A Smart Computer Is Helping To Craft A Horror Film

EXCLUSIVE: Author-screenwriter William Goldman summed up the film industry by saying, “Nobody knows anything.” However, Concourse Media and Productivity Media are betting that reverse-engineering scripts via a smart computer process may prove that adage wrong. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Spars With Anderson Cooper Over Definition Of “Bigot” In Interview For ‘AC360’

“She is a bigot,” Donald Trump says in an interview with Anderson Cooper, a portion of which CNN played this afternoon. It’s Trump’s first non-Fox News Channel interview since late July, when he got widely mocked for telling ABC News’...Show More Summary

‘Disjointed’: Elizabeth Alderfer Cast In Netflix Pot Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre

Elizabeth Alderfer (Better Off Single) has been cast as a series regular opposite Kathy Bates in Disjointed, Netflix's pot-themed workplace multi-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Sarah Paulson In Talks To Join ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Crew

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Paulson, who is up for an Emmy for her turn as Marcia Clark in The People Vs OJ Simpson, is in early talks to join the killer cast of Ocean’s Eight, Warner Bros’ female-driven caper spinoff directed by Gary Ross. IfShow More Summary

‘The Killing Of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered’ Documentary Set At A&E

A&E is the latest network to mount a project on the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. The Killing Of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered, a two-hour documentary, will premiere Monday, September 5 on A&E. It joins three other previously announced...Show More Summary

Paramount TV, Anonymous Content Acquire 9-Year-Old Reporter’s Book Series

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 9-year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak's upcoming book series Hilde Cracks the Case, to be published by Scholastic in fall 2017. Inspired by true news stories that Hilde Lysiak...Show More Summary

Sumner Redstone: Granddaughter Lacks Standing To Challenge Viacom Settlement

Sumner Redstone and his National Amusements (NAI) theater chain asked a Massachusetts court today to dismiss a plea by his granddaughter, Keryn, to investigate last week’s deal to settle lawsuits by former Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman. In...Show More Summary

VH1 Taps Ad Industry Veteran Kevin Jordan As Creative Director

After an extensive search, VH1 has appointed veteran graphic designer and ad industry executive Kevin Jordan as Creative Director for the network. Based at Viacom’s New York City headquarters, Jordan is the latest senior management hire for new VH1 president Chris McCarthy. Show More Summary

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