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Warner Bros Plots ‘The Jetsons’ Animated Feature; Matt Lieberman Writing

EXCLUSIVE: Warners Bros is looking to turn the Hanna-Barbera series The Jetsons into an animated theatrical feature. The studio has hired Matt Lieberman to write the script. There was a flurry of rumors sometime back about a live action version that might somehow involve Kanye West. Show More Summary

Michelle Raimo Kouyate Exits President Of Production Post At Sony Pictures Animation

Michelle Raimo Kouyate is stepping down as President of Production of Sony Pictures Animation. During her four-year tenure, she was responsible for overseeing the development and production of all films on the SPA slate, including, The...Show More Summary

‘Into The Woods’ Spills Onto The Stage At Artios Awards – Video

The Artios Awards winners were unveiled last night in simultaneous ceremonies in New York and LA. It marked the first time the Casting Society of Amerca’s annual ceremony was moved to January to the heart of awards season. At the NYC...Show More Summary

Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman paid $44 million in 2014

Media company Viacom's stock slipped last year -- but the company's chief executive, Philippe Dauman, saw his compensation soar 19% to $44 million.

Ashton Kutcher launches new online platform

Ashton Kutcher reached a major milestone in 2009: beating out CNN to be the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers.

Thriller ‘Endgame’ From John Rogers, ‘Blacklist’ Producers Gets NBC Pilot Order

As NBC is pinning its hopes for a Thursday ratings turnaround on The Blacklist, which is getting ready to move to the competitive night, the network is betting on another conspiracy thriller from the producers of its flagship drama, Sony...Show More Summary

CAA Signs ‘I Am Michael’ Helmer Justin Kelly: Sundance

EXCLUSIVE: While we wait for the distribution deals to get rolling, the agencies are filling the gap signing all the new helming talent here. The latest: CAA has signed Justin Kelly, whose feature directorial debut I Am Michael premieres Thursday. Show More Summary

Denise Richards & Francia Raisa Sign With Abrams Artists Agency

Denise Richards and Francia Raisa have new reps as Abrams Artists Agency has inked them both. Richards most recently starred on the ABC Family series Twisted, and her recent TV credits also include Lifetime telepic Fatal Acquittal, Anger Management, 30 Rock, Blue Mountain State and Kickin’ It. Show More Summary

J.B. Smoove Signs With UTA

UTA has signed actor-writer-comedian J.B. Smoove. He was previously at WME. Smoove is known for his roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Clear History, The Dictator, Hall Pass and We Bought a Zoo. He most recently appeared in Chris Rock’s Top Five, co-starred on CBS’ The Millers and hosted the latest revival of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Smoove continues to be managed by Rick…

Would A Hollywood Deal With Alibaba Be Cause For Alarm Or Elation?

It’s hard to imagine a Hollywood studio being controlled by a company from a Communist country that’s hostile to free speech. But that’s very much on the minds of execs and dealmakers, many of whom say it’s just a matter of time before it happens. Show More Summary

Julia Roberts To Produce And Star In Batkid Movie Remake

BREAKING: Not even Oscar-winner Julia Roberts is immune to Batkid fever. The actress and producer just closed a deal to adapt Batkid Begins, the Slamdance premiere documentary about the 5-year-old leukemia patient who got his wish to...Show More Summary

Filming On Railroad Tracks: Dispelling The Myths

Filming on railroad tracks can be dangerous; it's taken two lives in the past year alone. And despite all the news reports about the death of Sarah Jones on the Midnight Rider set and the recent death of Greg Plitt while filming a commercial...Show More Summary

‘Mortdecai’ Review: Pete Hammond Says Comedy Has Depp But Lacks Depth – Video

As I say in my video review above of Lionsgate’s period comedy Mortdecai, which opens in wide release today, the actors aren’t to blame for this send-up of UK author Kyril Bonfiglioli’s 1970s books about a misadventurous British art dealer and general rapscallion. Show More Summary

Shawn Hatosy Signs With The Schiff Company

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Shawn Hatosy, who’s set to do a guest arc on Amazon’s February debut series Bosch, has signed with The Schiff Company for management. The Faculty and Outside Providence thesp earned a Critics Choice nomination for his...Show More Summary

L.A. city attorney targets alleged talent scam

A four-count criminal complaint has been filed by the Los Angeles city attorney's office against talent manager Debra Baum, alleging that she violated the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act by charging clients more than $100,000 in up-front fees.

Kyle Dean Massey Joins ‘Nashville'; Joaquim de Almeida In ‘Queen Of The South’

Kyle Dean Massey has joined the cast of ABC’s country music drama Nashville in a recurring role. Massey plays Kevin Bicks, one of the most successful singer songwriters in Nashville who also happens to be openly gay. Massey, repped by Abrams Artists and Regarding Entertainment, just finished a run on Broadway in the title role of Pippin. Show More Summary

Bob Dylan Giving AARP Magazine Subscribers Free Copy of Latest Album

The complimentary CDs were one of the conditions of Dylan's only interview in support of his new release 'Shadows in the Night.' read more

Netflix Makes 4-Pic Pact With Duplass Brothers: Sundance

EXCLUSIVE: As everyone wonders how Ted Sarandos and Netflix will stack up as film buyers here at Sundance, Netflix has closed a significant deal with one of the most prolific filmmaking teams here in Park City. Sarandos revealed to Deadline that Netflix has made a 4-picture deal with Duplass Brothers Productions partners Mark and Jay Duplass. Show More Summary

CNN Films Acquires ‘The 414s’ Documentary To Launch Short Film Series – Sundance

CNN Films has launched a short documentary film series to debut this spring across CNN's digital platforms, including CNN.com and CNNgo. The first of four short films in the lineup is The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers, a film about...Show More Summary

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