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‘The Village’: Warren Christie Cast In NBC Drama Pilot

Warren Christie is set as a series regular opposite Grace Van Dien in NBC drama pilot The Village, from Mike Daniels and Universal TV. Written/executive produced by Daniels (The Brave, Sons of Anarchy), The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Invokes ‘The Simpsons’ Along Party Lines, So Al Jean Pacifies Him

Ah, good ol’ Lyin’ Ted Cruz is back in the news — and this time he’s dragging Springfield’s most famous family into the partisan brawl. Seems the Texas senator glommed on to The Simpsons during an appearance at CPAC today. Some reporters...Show More Summary

Skydance Media Taps ‘Tangled’s’ Nathan Greno In Multi-Year Deal, Will Direct ‘Powerless’

EXCLUSIVE: Skydance Media has entered into a multi-year deal with Nathan Greno (Tangled) to direct the company’s upcoming animated feature film, Powerless (working title). Under the agreement, Greno, an animation veteran, will also consult on projects currently in development. Show More Summary

Netflix’s Sabrina Series Casts Richard Coyle As Father Blackwood

Richard Coyle (The Collection) has been cast in a key role in Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch series. Coyle will play Father Blackwood opposite Kiernan Shipka and Miranda Otto on the show from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Global Road Entertainment Acquires Action Thriller ‘Hotel Artemis,’ Ensemble Led By Jodie Foster

EXCLUSIVE: Global Road Entertainment has just acquired North American distribution rights to Hotel Artemis, described as a “kinetic, stylish action-thriller” from writer/director Drew Pearce and starring a diverse ensemble cast headlined by  Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Show More Summary

Florida School Resource Officer “Retires” After Video Shows He Stayed Outside Building During Shooting

“He never went in,” a distressed Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a Thursday presser about the officer who was assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where, last week, a former student opened fire with a semi-automaticShow More Summary

‘Dunkirk’ Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema On Christopher Nolan’s Visceral Approach To Cinema

Reuniting with Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk, the director's singularly immersive war film, following 2014's Interstellar, cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema knew what to expect—to be pushed to the farthest limits of what was possible...Show More Summary

Tooley Entertainment Acquires ‘The Fight Before Christmas’ Out Of Broad Green Pictures

Tooley Entertainment has acquired the holiday comedy project The Fight Before Christmas from the embattled Broad Green Pictures. Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde) has been hired to pen the script and the company is looking to go before the cameras this fall The Fight Before Christmas is about Mrs. Show More Summary

Trial & Error’: Kristin Chenoweth To Star In Season 2 Of NBC Legal Comedy Series

Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will succeed John Lithgow as a star on the upcoming second season of NBC’s anthology comedy series Trial & Error. She will play a central new character accused of murder in a season-long arc, similar...Show More Summary

Andrea Riseborough To Star In, Produce Abortion Rights Short ‘The State Of Us’

EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Riseborough, coming off starring in four films at last month’s Sundance Film Festival including her first producing effort Nancy, has set her next project. She will star in and produce The State of Us, a short filmShow More Summary

Peter Micelli Leaving CAA To Become Chief Strategy Officer For eOne

Veteran CAA TV lit agent Peter Micelli is leaving the agency to become Chief Strategy Officer, Film, Television and Digital for Entertainment One, the company announced Thursday. It is one of the first major hires by producer (and Micelli...Show More Summary

‘On Chesil Beach’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan’s ‘Lady Bird’ Follow-Up Looks At Sex & Societal Pressure In 1962 England

“Marry that girl!” the young man is told. “What does his father do?” the woman’s dad asks her later. “You mean is he working class or one of us?” she asks back. “That’s more or less what I mean,” he admits. Here is the first trailer for On Chesil Beach, Oscar nominee Soairse Ronan’s follow-up to Lady Bird that premiered at Toronto last year. Show More Summary

Snapchat Market Value Drops $1.3B After Single Tweet, CEO Earned $638M Last Year

If you live by social media, you die by social media. Just ask any musician who spent countless hours building an audience on MySpace audience (and now there are signs that Facebook is next). Today, the market value of Snapchat parent Snap Inc. fell $1.3 billion after a single tweet...

‘L.A. Confidential’: Brian J. Smith To Star In CBS Drama Pilot

Sense8‘s Brian J. Smith is set as a lead in CBS drama pilot L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's classic noir novel, from Arnon Milchan, producer of the acclaimed 1997 L.A. Confidential movie; CBS TV Studios; New Regency; and Lionsgate TV. Written by Harper and directed by Michael Dinner, L.A. Show More Summary

‘Unsolved’ Review: Tupac & Notorious B.I.G. Murder Drama A Mic Drop For USA

The killings of Tupac Shakur and Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace more than 20 years ago not only left a gaping wound in hip hop but also exposed a seething underbelly in America evident to this day. Both the wound and theShow More Summary

Pandora Stock Market Gains Erased One Day Later

Pandora stock lost Wednesday's gains and then some on Thursday. Pandora stock had risen as much as 7% in after hours trading Wednesday, after the streamer offered a mixed quarterly report but beat Wall Street expectations with revenue of $395 million, above analyst predictions of $376 million. On Thursday morning,...

Tegna Board Elects Dell Executive As New Chairman

Tegna’s board of directors elected Dell executive Howard D. Elias as non-executive chairman, succeeding the retiring Marjorie Magner, who served as board chair since 2011. Elias will assume the chairman role immediately following the company's annual shareholders meeting on April 26. Show More Summary

Seth Gordon To Direct ‘Dan The Weatherman’ Fox Comedy Pilot

Seth Gordon has been tapped to direct and executive produce Dan the Weatherman, Fox’s single-camera comedy from The Life & Times Of Tim creator Steve Dildarian and Tomorrow Studios. Fox sibling 20th Century Fox TV is the studio. Written by Dildarian, Dan the Weatherman centers on the eponymous character. Show More Summary

‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young To Topline ABC Comedic Soap Pilot ‘False Profits’

As Scandal is coming to an end, co-star Bellamy Young is staying in the ABC/ABC Studios fold as the lead in pilot False Profits, a comedic soap set in the world of cosmetics marketing from former Code Black writer-producer Kayla Alpert,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Points Finger At Movies, Video Games During Gun Violence Meeting

One week after 17 students and staff were killed at a high school in Florida by a former student with an AR-17, one day after students who survived that shooting and grieving parents came to the White House and begged him to ban semi-automatic...Show More Summary

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