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‘Nightcap’: Lauren Blumenfeld & Don Fanelli Upped To Series Regulars For Season 2

Lauren Blumenfeld (Doubt) and Don Fanelli (Orange Is The New Black, 30 Rock) who recurred on Season 1 of Pop’s comedy series Nightcap have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2. Blumenfeld plays Penny Jones, assistant to head talent producer Staci (Ali Wentworth). Show More Summary

Guest Column: Oscars Are Black And White, But Not Brown

Editors note: Santiago Pozo is founder and CEO of Arenas Entertainment, the oldest Hispanic company in Hollywood. He is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the Public Relations branch...Show More Summary

FBI “Reviewing” Sundance Cyberattack

Two days after a cyberattack that shut down ticket sales at the Sundance Film Festival and saw the Internet ground to a halt in Park City, festival organizers says the feds are on the case. “The FBI is reviewing the case,” said a spokesperson for the Robert Redford founded fest of the January 21 incident. Show More Summary

Abbas Kiarostami To Receive WGA West’s Jean Renoir Award Posthumously

Abbas Kiarostami, the late-great Iranian filmmaker, has been named the recipient of the WGA West's 2017 Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement, which recognizes an international writer who has advanced the literature...Show More Summary

Turner Taps Jenny Ramirez As VP Unscripted Programming For TBS & TNT

Jenny Ramirez has been hired as vice president of unscripted programming for TBS & TNT. In her new position, Ramirez is responsible for creative oversight of TBS & TNT’s unscripted development process, taking projects from concept to...Show More Summary

‘There’s Johnny’: Ian Nelson, Jane Levy, Tony Danza & Roger Bart Join Seeso Series

Seeso has set the cast for There’s…Johnny!, its eight episode comedy series set behind the scenes at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Ian Nelson (The Hunger Games, Teen Wold), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe, Suburgatory), Tony Danza (Taxi, Don Jon)  and Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives) will lead the cast. Show More Summary

Lily Collins Set For Costume Designers Guild Spotlight Award

The Costume Designers Guild said today that Lily Collins will receive its Lacoste Spotlight Award during the guild’s 19th trophy show next month. The award honors an actor “whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment toShow More Summary

Fox News Channel Covers Donald Trump’s First Full Week In White House With Thinned Contributor Herd

Fox News Channel is covering Donald Trump’s first full week in the White House with a culled collection of contributors. Among the departed are George Will and Stacy Dash – two names we previously would have bet money would never beShow More Summary

‘Teachers’ Season 2 Premiere Breaks Ratings Records For TV Land In Live+3

Teachers is passing with flying colors. The TV Land comedy’s second season premiere notched series highs in key demos and was the most-watched episode of the series ever on TV Land in Live+3. The January 17 Season 2 premiere scored double-digit...Show More Summary

‘Greenleaf’ Season 2 Gets Spring Premiere Date On OWN

Megachurch will be back in session on the Ides of March. OWN said today that the drama series that was its most-watched premiere ever willreturn for Season 2 on March 15. The second half of the 16-episode sophomore session will air in the summer. Show More Summary

Brad Bird To Receive Art Directors’ Cinematic Imagery Award

Filmmaker Brad Bird has been tapped to receive the Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild. The honor will be presented next month at the guild’s 21st annual Art Directors Guild

Not All Art And Music Are Scalable and Not All Businesses Should [Maggie Vail]

Here Maggie Vail shares with readers a version of her talk on the importance of understanding business models and determining how and where to grow an online business and community, particular with relation to the music industry. _________________________ Guest Post by Maggie Vail on CASH Music The following is a...

ESPN’s Bob Ley & Jeremy Schaap Get Larger Roles As ‘Outside The Lines’ & ‘E:60’ Expand; ‘Sports Reporters’ Ending

ESPN said today that it is expanding the roles for on-air veterans Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap as it boosts the profile of their respective long-running shows. The Worldwide Leader also said The Sports Reporters will bow out May 7 with...Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch Sparks To Thomas Edison In ‘The Current War’ – First-Look Photo

Benedict Cumberbatch generated his fair share of sparks as the titular medic-turned-mystical-arts-master in 2016 smash Doctor Strange. Now, he’s channeling electricity of a different sort. The Oscar nominee is playing Thomas Edison in The Weinstein Co’s The Current War which is currently filming. Show More Summary

‘Hunted’ Off To Solid Ratings Start Following AFC Championship On CBS

Just like it did with Undercover Boss, which debuted behind the Super Bowl, CBS launched another unscripted series, Hunted, behind a big NFL primetime game. Following the AFC Championship, which drew a 13.4 adults 18-49 Live+same day...Show More Summary

Mister Smith Boards Terrence Malick’s WWII Biopic ‘Radegund’ — Berlin

David Garrett's Mister Smith Entertainment has boarded international sales for Terrence Malick's upcoming WWII biopic Radegund (working title), and will be launching the project to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. The...Show More Summary

‘Entertainment Tonight’ Producer Bonnie Tiegel Dies

Bonnie Tiegel, longtime Emmy-winning producer on Entertainment Tonight, died today in Los Angeles. ET released the statement below to Deadline and announced Tiegel’s passing on its website. A four-time Emmy winner, Tiegel was with Entertainment Tonight for decades, most recently serving senior producer. Show More Summary

Todd Nelson Re-Ups As 3 Ball Entertainment CEO For Two More Years

Todd Nelson is staying is business with 3 Ball Entertainment. The co-founder of the company behind such hit unscripted franchises as Bar Rescue and For Love or Money, has re-upped as CEO for two more years, alongside his co-CEO Ross Weintraub. Nelson co-founded 3 Ball Productions (now 3 Ball Entertainment) in 2003 with his producing partner JD Roth. Show More Summary

Deadline Studio at Sundance 2017 – Day 3 – Jack Black, Rashida Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Sam Elliott, Mary J. Blige & More

Deadline is holding its Sundance Film Festival portrait and video studio at the Applegate Reel Food Café on Main Street in Park City, opening its doors to this year’s most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers. Guests stopping by the...Show More Summary

Investors Are Poised To Disrupt Music Funding [Antony Bruno]

As interest begins to grow among private investors, it looks as though music funding will be the next aspect of the music industry to experience disruption, as cash-strapped artists are forced to seek an alternative to labels. _________________________ Guest post by Antony Bruno of Royalty Exchange Contrary to popular belief,...

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