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With ‘The Breadwinner’ & ‘First They Killed My Father’, Angelina Jolie Casts Light On Children In War-Torn Countries

Seeing her latest directorial outing, First They Killed My Father, selected as the Cambodian entry this year for Best Foreign Language Film, humanitarian and Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has also been making the rounds of late...Show More Summary

Move! Binge-Watching May Be Hazardous To Your Health: Report

So you’ve been squirreling away all those new episodes of Grace and Frankie or The Assassination of Gianni Versace for one blissful binge? Might want to reconsider, if there’s any validity to a University of Minnesota study about fatal...Show More Summary

David Rubin Named President, Physical Production At Global Road Entertainment

Global Road Entertainment (GRE) has just named David Rubin as President of Physical Production reporting to Lynn Harris, President of Worldwide Production. Rubin will oversee all physical production elements of the Company's greenlit...Show More Summary

‘A Million Little Things’: Anne Son To Co-Star In ABC Drama Pilot

Anne Son has been cast as one of the leas opposite Romany Malco, David Giuntoli and Christina Ochoa in  ABC's ensemble drama pilot A Million Little Things, from writer DJ Nash, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. In...Show More Summary

‘Midnight Rider’ Case: Sarah Jones’ Parents In Court To Try To Prevent Director Randall Miller’s Ask For Leniency

Four years and one day after the death of Sarah Jones on a Doctortown train trestle, the late camera assistant’s parents were back in a Jessup courtroom fighting against a motion filed in December by Randall Miller’s attorneys asking that California supervision be taken away from the director. Show More Summary

‘Black Panther’ Leaps Over $200M Offshore; Lands $462M WW Through Tuesday

As Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther continues its record-breaking run at domestic turnstiles, it’s passing $200M at the international box office today. That’s after logging $199.2M through Tuesday in 48 markets. Worldwide, the Ryan Coogler-helmed...Show More Summary

Three Times A Roar: ‘Jurassic World 3’ To Leave Huge Footprint In June 2021; ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’s Emily Carmichael To Write

Universal has officially booked June 11, 2021 as the opening day of Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World 3.  Currently, Jurassic World 3 has that date all to its own. The only other title in proximity is an untitled Disney/Pixar movie...Show More Summary

Laurie Metcalf On Her Oscar Nominated ‘Lady Bird’; Returning To ‘Roseanne’; And How New B’way Co-Star Glenda Jackson Is A “Monster” – The Actor’s Side

Laurie Metcalf is clearly an actor whose career is smokin’ hot right now as she covers the waterfront on Broadway, Movies, and TV. Currently nominated for her first Oscar as Supporting Actress in Lady Bird, Metcalf is currently rehearsing...Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein Wants Class Action Tossed; Cites Meryl Streep As Shield

Disgraced and much accused producer Harvey Weinstein is seeking to have a sexual misconduct class action lawsuit against him thrown out of court and he's using some of Hollywood's leading ladies as a partial blunt object to get his way. "These...Show More Summary

Timothy Hutton To Star In ‘Main Justice’; David Semel To Direct, Sunil Nayar Set As Showrunner Of CBS Pilot

Coming off an Emmy-nominated starring turn on John Ridley’s acclaimed ABC anthology drama series American Crime, Timothy Hutton has been tapped to star opposite Bokeem Woodbine in CBS’ legal drama pilot Main Justice. Additionally, top...Show More Summary

Playlist Culture And Our Shrinking Attention Spans

Besides getting the industry back on its feet as a whole, playlist have been a huge asset in bringing unknown groups and artists out of obscurity. While this all seems like a good thing, playlist culture has it's own potential downsides. ______________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire on the ReverbNation...

MSNBC Alum Dylan Ratigan Running For Congress

“Straight Talk. Progress for the People.” That’s the tagline on Dylan Ratigan’s home page, below the words “Dylan Ratigan for Congress.” In the latest case of TV-meets-real world politics, the former MSNBC anchor has launched a bid for a seat in the U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Judge Deals Blow To Disney, Refuses To Issue Injunction Against Redbox

A federal judge dealt a blow to Disney’s efforts to stop Redbox from selling download codes for Disney movies, denying the Burbank studio’s request for an injunction. Disney sued Redbox in December, arguing that the kiosk company’s sale of download codes amounted to copyright infringement. Show More Summary

CBS Launches Eye Speak Female Empowerment & Leadership Program

CBS Corporation today announced the launch of Eye Speak, a program designed to promote female empowerment, growth, and opportunity for women at CBS and the entertainment industry as a whole. CBS Television Studios will kick off event on March 14 in Los Angeles with a panel of strong female voices who work both in front of and behind the camera. Show More Summary

Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ Producer Thomas Schumacher Accused of Harassment, Bad Behavior: Report

Thomas Schumacher, the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions and the president of the Broadway League, has been accused by former employees of sexual harassment and misconduct. The allegations, made in a Wall Street...Show More Summary

Industry Abuzz Over Regal Senior Executive Shakeup Following Cineworld Acquisition

EXCLUSIVE: We’re hearing from several sources in distribution and exhibition this morning that Regal Entertainment Group CEO Amy Miles, President and COO Greg Dunn, and SVP, chief content and programming officer Steve Bunnell are leaving...Show More Summary

Tyler Labine To Co-Star In NBC’s Bellevue Medical Drama Pilot

Former Deadbeat star Tyler Labine has been cast as a series regular opposite Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman and Anupam Kher in NBC's untitled Bellevue hospital hourlong drama pilot from David Schulner, Peter Horton and Universal TV. Written...Show More Summary

‘Today’ Takes Ratings Gold During First Week Of PyeongChang Winter Games

NBC's Today mothership show delivered its best first-week Winter Games advantage over ABC's Good Morning America since two Winter Games ago – Vancouver in 2010 – in overall crowd and in the key 25-54 demographic. NBC's Olympics-centric...Show More Summary

Sasheer Zamata & Sean Kleier To Topline NBC Comedy Pilot ‘So Close’

EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Night Live alumna  Sasheer Zamata and Sean Kleier (Bravo’s Odd Mom Out) have been tapped as the leads of NBC comedy pilot So Close from Greg Malins (Will & Grace, Life In Pieces), Hazy Mills and Universal TV. Written by Malins and directed by Gail Mancuso, So Close centers on hopeless romantics Riley (Zamata) & Kyle (Kleier). Show More Summary

How Are Listeners Finding New Independent Music?

While methods of music discovery vary drastically from person to person, we here look at few avenues which avid music consumers commonly turn to in their search for fresh tunes, depending on the demographic in question. ________________________ Guest post by Rich Nardo of the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note: This article...

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