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David Fincher Talks Boxed Heads, “Silliness” Of Movies & Endless Takes At BAFTA Event

As awards season begins to roll out, BAFTA hosted director David Fincher for its Life in Pictures series tonight in London. The prestigious lineup of career interviews in the past has featured such talent as Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes...Show More Summary

‘The Blacklist’ Season 2: Hot TV Trailer

“Things are at a tipping point,” Red says in this preview of Season 2 of NBC's The Blacklist. James Spader's anti-hero and the FBI profilers he works with are still after the elusive ex-KGB operative Berlin (Peter Stormare), and the ante is upped by the arrival in town of the mysterious Lord Baltimore. Show More Summary

Academy Unveils Finalists For Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting

About half of the finalists for the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are from the Los Angeles area, but the rest span four states and three continents. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released its list of 10 screenplays whose writers are on the shortlist for as many as five $35,000 fellowships. Show More Summary

Charles Manson Novel ‘The Family’ To Become Movie With ‘American Psycho’ Screenwriter Penning It

Roxwell Films has optioned rights to produce Ed Sanders' 1971 book The Family, which described the arc of Charles Manson's life leading to the notorious 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. Roxwell's Jeremy Rosen and Kevin Schulman are producing...Show More Summary

Young Writers Sell Assassin & Auto-Theft Dramas Produced By Chris Morgan To Fox

Chris Morgan is backing two young feature writers — Patrick Aison and Greg Russo — in their first network sales. Fox has bought both drama projects, from 20th Century Fox TV and Morgan's studio-based Chris Morgan Prods. The untitledShow More Summary

Shonda Rhimes Torches NYT TV Critic For “Angry Black Woman” Reference

TV critic Allesandra Stanley has learned today that when you suggest, in a New York Times piece on ABC's new series How To Get Away With Murder,  that EP Shonda Rhimes should call her autobiography How to Get Away With Being An Angry...Show More Summary

Aussie Thriller ‘Kill Me Three Times’ Sells To Magnolia: TIFF

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia is closing a low seven-figure deal on Kill Me Three Times, the Kriv Stenders-directed genre film that premiered at Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section. The James McFarland-scripted film has a strong cast. Show More Summary

‘Simpsons’ Duo Adapting Spanish Blended Family Comedy ‘Los Serrano’ For Fox

On the heels of the premiere of Red Band Society, based on the praised Spanish drama, Fox has put in development another adaptation of a successful Spanish series, comedy Los Serrano.  The multi-camera comedy will be written by The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully. Show More Summary

Bravo Advertisers Targeted In ‘Shahs Of Sunset’ Strike

EXCLUSIVE: The labor battle between the Ryan Seacrest Productions series and the Motion Picture Editors Guild has moved into a whole new arena. While still manning the picket line in front of RSP's Miracle Mile offices, the IATSE Local...Show More Summary

Alibaba’s Big Day Shifts Focus To Yahoo

Here's guessing Yahoo has about 3 billion reasons to wish it had sold its piece of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba today rather than yesterday. That superhot IPO debuted today and took over the NYSE, rising 38% to $93.89. That's well...Show More Summary

TNT Makes ‘One Giant Leap’ Into Miniseries With Neil Armstrong Project

For years last decade, miniseries were essential part of TNT's programming mix with such projects as Into the West, Salem's Lot and The Company. As the genre lost popularity, TNT, like many other networks, pulled away from longform, cutting back on original movies and minis. Show More Summary

‘Midnight Rider’ Location Manager: No Plan “To Film A Scene On Active Railroad Tracks”

EXCLUSIVE: Midnight Rider location manager Charles Baxter today denied having anything to do with the railroad trestle shoot on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic, which was the setting of the February 20 death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. Show More Summary

HBO Developing ‘The Commissar’s Report’ Russian Spy Series From Martyn Burke

Two decades after the end of Cold War, Russian spies have never been hotter on American television. FX has The Americans, NBC has upcoming drama Allegiance. Now HBO has put in development The Commissar's Report, a comedic drama thriller based on author/writer/director Martyn Burke's 1984 Cold War satire. Show More Summary

E! To Continue ‘Fashion Police’ Without Joan Rivers

Shortly before E! is scheduled to air its Joan Rivers tribute episode of Fashion Police, featuring Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers joining the rest of the show's on-air talent, the network has announced it will continue the franchise...Show More Summary

Al Gore Sued Back By Al Jazeera America Over “Sham Lawsuit”

A month after the former VP and ex-Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt went after Al Jazeera America for $65 million held in escrow, the Qatar-backed outlet has rippingly responded. Stressing that they had legitimate claims to the funds to handle...Show More Summary

HBO Suspends Pre-Production On Joe Paterno Movie With Brian De Palma & Al Pacino

It's been 20 months since Deadline broke the story of the Scarface duo of director Brian De Palma and Al Pacino's re-teaming for Happy Valley. The film chronicles the fall of Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, whose legend was...Show More Summary

Peter Kujawski Named Managing Director Universal Pictures Intl Productions

Peter Kujawski, who's currently EVP, worldwide acquisitions for Universal Pictures, is moving to a newly-created position. He'll become managing director of Universal Pictures International Productions, the division that expands theShow More Summary

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