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Tig Notaro To Host Artios Awards; Nicole Kidman To Present Award To Kevin Huvane

EXCLUSIVE: Comedian-actress Tig Notaro is set to host the Los Angeles ceremony of the Casting Society of America’s 33rd annual Artios Awards which will include Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman presenting CAA Partner and Managing Director, Kevin Huvane, with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. Show More Summary

‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Director Noah Baumbach On His Personally Rooted Penchant For New York Stories

A defining voice in American independent cinema ever since his 1995 debut with Kicking and Screaming, Noah Baumbach has a natural knack for human observation and crafting sharp dialogue that feels entirely true. These talents are onShow More Summary

John Lasseter’s Leave Of Absence At Disney/Pixar Comes As Women Detail Unwanted Behavior

UPDATED with more details: John Lasseter, the architect of Pixar and Disney’s juggernaut animation operations, is taking a leave of absence from his post effective immediately. He holds the title Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney...Show More Summary

Canadian Actors Union Branch President Says She Was Sexually Assaulted Four Times

Theresa Tova, president of the Toronto branch of ACTRA, the Canadian actors union, is the industry's first union leader to acknowledge that she has been sexually assaulted – in her case, four times. She doesn't say when it happened,Show More Summary

‘Three Billboards’ Production Designer Inbal Weinberg On Martin McDonagh’s Unique Approach To Screen Language

Known for critically acclaimed collaborations with lauded filmmakers including Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond The Pines) and Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), production designer Inbal Weinberg has added Irish auteur Martin McDonagh to that list with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Show More Summary

French Senator, Health Minister Seek To Snub Out Smoking In Movies

November in France is also known as the “Mois Sans Tabac,” a movement supported by government agencies that encourages smokers to give up the habit for 30 days. This year, it’s a month in which a polemic has re-ignited over the roleShow More Summary

‘Too Old To Die Young’: Billy Baldwin Cast In Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon Series

Billy Baldwin has joined the cast of Amazon's upcoming original drama series Too Old to Die Young, from Nicolas Winding Refn. Written by Refn (Neon Demon, Drive) and Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Westworld) and starring...Show More Summary

6 Concert & Event Startups To Watch In The Coming Year

As the event technology renaissance continues, numerous companies are reshaping the event industry whether it's through apps or AI. Here we look at six event startups to keep an eye on as we move forward into 2018. ___________________________ Guest post by Katie Sawyer of Eventbrite Event technology is going through...

Musical.ly Has become An Essential Proving Ground For Digital Natives

Often described as a lip-syncing app, Music.ly is notable for a number of reasons. The app is the first Chinese-created social media app to break into the US, is independent of any major US company, and has captured the attention of Generation Z in big way. Here we look at...

Nashville Agency News: Scott Clayton Exits CAA To Join WME • Paradigm's Steve Dahl Passes

Longtime CAA booking agent Scott Clayton has abruptly resigned from a senior post at the agency to sign on as partner at WME. Clayton will be based in the company's Nashville offices where he will be a co-head and oversee the company's rock division. Clayton, who had been with CAA...

Charlie Rose Fired By CBS News Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Mere hours after Charlie Rose’s CBS This Morning co-hosts expressed profound disappointment in the sexual harassment allegations against the veteran interviewer, CBS News today fired the host. “A short time ago we terminated CharlieShow More Summary

FCC Looks To Loosen TV Station Ownership Cap In Potential Boost To Sinclair

Extending a string of 2017 de-regulatory moves, Ajit Pai, President Donald Trump’s appointee to lead the FCC, has formally begun the process of reviewing rules limiting the number of TV stations a single owner can control. If the ownership...Show More Summary

WME Lands Pair Of Ex-CAAers To Bolster Nashville Office

WME has hired two former CAA department heads in the past two days to join the Nashville office, the latest moves as the agency ramps up leadership at its Music City outpost. On Monday, former CAA Nashville co-head Scott Clayton joined WME as a partner and co-head of WME's Nashville office, where he will also lead the agency's Rock division. Show More Summary

‘The Good Place’ Renewed For Season 3 By NBC

NBC is bringing back hit comedy series The Good Place for a third season. As with the first and second seasons, Season 3 will consist of 13 episodes. From executive producer and creator Michael Schur, The Good Place stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden. Show More Summary

‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Sets Broadway Theater, Opening Dates

Producer Paula Wagner said today that Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin performances July 20, 2018 at the Nederlander Theatre, with an official opening night of August 16, 2018, following a tryout run this spring in Chicago. As announced...Show More Summary

‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Fall To Lowest Result Since 2011

Any episode of The Walking Dead that finds close pals Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon scrapping is already problematic. Add a new empathetic angle to villain Negan and helicopters hovering over the zombie apocalypse and you have a clearly...Show More Summary

CJ 4DPLEX Continues Euro Expansion With Switzerland’s Kitag Cinemas; INTV Conference Sets Speakers – Global Briefs

As it continues European expansion, Korea-headquartered CJ 4DPLEX has partnered with Switzerland's Kitag Cinemas for a 4DX auditorium in Zurich. Kitag is the largest exhibitor in the country's German-speaking region with 85 screens and 17,000 seats in such cities as Basel, Bern, Biel, Lucerne and Zurich. Show More Summary

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Being Announced – Live

The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations are being announced live right now. This should go fast. Last year, Lionsgate’s awards darling La La Land was boxed out of the Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations as its qualifying...Show More Summary

Multigenerational Female Drama From Pam Veasey, Will Packer & Brad Weston In Works At TNT

TNT is developing East of Jingletown, a drama series from former CSI: NY executive producer/showrunner Pam Veasey, Girls Trip producer Will Packer and Makeready, Brad Weston’s Entertainment One-backed independent studio and financier...Show More Summary

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Promo: “Light, Darkness — And Something Else”

“Reach out,” Luke Skywalker tells Rey, “What do you see?” “Light, darkness — and something else,” she replies. “It’s calling me.” Check out the latest promo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi above. In the spot titled “Tempt,” Mark Hamill’s crusty warrior tries to keep Daisy Ridley’s fresher warrior from leaning the wrong way. Show More Summary

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