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Donald Trump Upstaged At School Shooting “Listening” Event By Father Of Victim

President Trump held a televised “listening session” today to discuss ways to keep schools safe following last week's shooting in Parkland, Florida, when 17 people were killed, allegedly by 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, who...Show More Summary

‘Annihilation’ Review: Natalie Portman Ramps Up The Action In Alex Garland’s Smart, Scary Journey Into The Unknown

After making a big splash in the sci-fi space with the intelligent but chilling Ex Machina from indie upstart A24 a couple of years ago, writer-director Alex Garland has stepped up to the majors with Paramount’s equally chilling Annihilation. Show More Summary

Michael Grindon Exits As Legendary’s Worldwide Television Distribution Head

Michael Grindon is leaving as head of Worldwide Television Distribution for Legendary’s TV division after four years. He announced his departure in an email to his colleagues today. His last day is this Friday. Grindon, an industry veteran...Show More Summary

Sinclair Lays Out Plans To Divest Stations To Win FCC Approval Of Tribune Acquisition

Sinclair Broadcasting Group laid out its plans to divest television stations in New York, Chicago, San Diego and other markets to in an effort to win Federal Communications Commission approval for its planned acquisition of Tribune Media Co. In a filing today with the FCC, Sinclair said it would sell WGN-TV in Chicago…

How Much Do Top Musicians Make Compared To Average Jobs?

The 2018 Oxfam Inequality Report found that the top 1% of the world bagged 82% of all wealth created in 2017. This massive discrepancy between the top 1% and the rest of the world made us wonder if musicians, too, could be added to this list? We all know that top musicians and entertainers make a lot of money. Show More Summary

McKenna Grace To Play Young Lead In Rob Lowe’s ‘The Bad Seed’ Lifetime Remake, Original’s Patty McCormack To Co-Star

Designated Survivor‘s McKenna Grace, coming off a buzzy performance as young Tonya Harding in I, Tonya,  has been cast as the title character in The Bad Seed, Rob Lowe’s reimagining of the classic 1956 Oscar-nominated psychological horror-thriller film for Lifetime. Show More Summary

Safety Panel Urges New Culture To Speak Out; Joyce Gilliard Reveals Horrifying Details Of ‘Midnight Rider’ Incident

In a time when ‘Me, Too’ has taken hold of this country against those who have used their power to take advantage of the weak, when students in Parkland are using their voices to affect change, still, many crew members in Hollywood are...Show More Summary

Actress/Singer Greice Santo, Grammy-Winning Producer Humberto Gatica Take Aim At Sexual Harassment

EXCLUSIVE: Actress/singer Greice Santo (Jane The Virgin) is completely a debut single with 16-time Grammy winning producer Humberto Gatica to empower women to stand up to sexual predators and sexual harassment. The song, ‘Você Você’Show More Summary

‘The End Of The World As We Know It’: Quinta Brunson To Star In CW Pilot

In what may be one of the biggest discoveries this pilot casting season, digital content creator and star Quinta Brunson (Broke) has landed the co-lead opposite Gage Golightly in the CW’s comedic drama pilot The End of the World as We...Show More Summary

‘America’s Got Talent’ Renewed For Season 13 By NBC With All 4 Judges & Host Tyra Banks Returning

Coming off its most watches season yet, summer staple America’s Got Talent  has been officially renewed for a 13th season by NBC. The onscreen team from the highly rated Season 12 will remain intact, with AGT creator/executive producer...Show More Summary

Pandora Listener Hours Fall, Subscriptions Up Just 290K

Pandora listener hours continued their slow decline to 5.03 billion for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to 5.15 billion hours last quarter and 5.38 billion for the same quarter last year. Paid subscriptions to Pandora Plus and Premium grew to 5.48 million in Q4, up 25% year-over-year, but just...

China’s Wild New Year: ‘Detective Chinatown 2’ Crosses $300M, Eclipses ‘Monster Hunt 2’; ‘Operation Red Sea’ Rising

Writer-Director Chen Sicheng’s Detective Chinatown 2 has surged ahead of Monster Hunt 2 at the Chinese box office with $305M through today, Wednesday. That leaves Monster Hunt 2, the Raman Hui-directed fantasy pic that shattered single-day records on Friday, in its wake at about $269M. Show More Summary

Million Dollar Screenplay Competition For College Students Launching In March

Well, here’s one way a kid could pay off those nagging student loans. The Launch, a fellowship co-founded by producers Jason Shuman and Zachary Green, has set an international  Million Dollar Screenplay Competition for college students. Show More Summary

Hollywood, Beltway Send Support & Awe To Florida Student Protesters: “You’ve Shaken Up The Nation”

This week’s remarkable student protests – high school students – in Florida and other states in response to last week’s horrific mass shooting in Parkland, has already drawn the tedious conspiracy mongering from right-wing idiots, but here’s a more encouraging response to the movement. Show More Summary

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, currently starring as Nakia in Disney/Marvel’s record-smashing, watershed hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's bestselling...Show More Summary

Cinedigm Acquires Eric Stoltz-Helmed ‘Class Rank’ For May Release

EXCLUSIVE: Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Class Rank, the high school comedy directed by Eric Stoltz and starring Olivia Holt and Skyler Gisondo. A day-and-date theatrical release is set for May 11. The plot...Show More Summary

‘Mudbound’ Cinematographer Rachel Morrison Makes Oscar History, Capturing Filmic Look Through Digital Processes

Leaping at the chance to portray '40s America with Dee Rees' post-war drama Mudbound, cinematographer Rachel Morrison was tasked with helping the director develop a beautifully gritty aesthetic for the film that felt appropriate forShow More Summary

‘The Orville’: Chris Johnson Set To Recur On Season 2 Of Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Dramedy

Chris Johnson (47 Meters Down) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of The Orville, Seth MacFarlane’s Fox space dramedy. Johnson will play a new character aboard the ship. The Orville stars MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Show More Summary

Theater Licenser MTI Elevates Drew Cohen To Global CEO

MTI, one of the world’s biggest theatrical licensing agencies, has named its president Drew Cohen as global CEO. The 15-year company veteran will take on both posts and comes on the heels of MTI’s recent expansion into Europe and Australia/New...Show More Summary

TWC Fund For Harvey Weinstein Victims Rises In Bidder Talks With NY AG

The fund set aside to by the potential new owners of the Weinstein Company to compensate victims of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct has more than tripled today in discussions with the New York attorney general’s office. At...Show More Summary

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