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TV & Film Casting Biz Disrupted: Fox’s Decision To Drop Breakdown Services For Casting Networks & Its Fallout

There is a potentially seismic shift underway in the theatrical casting software business, which for decades had been dominated by Gary Marsh’s Breakdown Services. The casting community was shocked last week when Fox — 20th Century Fox...Show More Summary

Dan Gilroy Encouraged Denzel Washington To Change Lanes For ‘Roman J. Israel Esq.’

For his second film as a director, Roman J. Israel, Esq. helmer Dan Gilroy has written another drama that hinges on a star coming out of his comfort zone. Just as Jake Gyllenhaal inhabited a sociopath in Nightcrawler, so Denzel Washington...Show More Summary

Sci-Fi Thriller Spec ‘Envoy’ Sells To Pascal Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Amy Pascal and her Pascal Pictures pre-emptively picked up the sci-fi thriller spec Envoy from screenwriter Kat Woods. The character-driven piece is said to be in the vein of Arrival and The Day The Earth Stood Still and is...Show More Summary

Forget That Tweet: Donald Trump Was “Happy” To Intervene On Behalf Of UCLA Players

Forget what you may have read on Twitter. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that President Donald Trump “was happy to intervene” on behalf of the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on shoplifting...Show More Summary

CBS Newsman Charlie Rose Accused By Eight Women Of ‘Unwanted Sexual Advances’: Report

CBS This Morning co-anchor Charlie Rose today became the latest high-profile media personality to be accused of sexual harassment, according to a report in the Washington Post. Rose also offered an apology for his behavior. The PostShow More Summary

Hollywood Christmas Parade Street Closures Set

Santa Claus is comin’ to town this Sunday, and that might be a pain if you live or work along the Hollywood Christmas Parade route. The LAPD and city Department of Transportation has released the list of street closures for the annual event, and the no-parking policy will be strictly enforced, as usual. Show More Summary

‘Heaven Is A Traffic Jam’ Director On Doc Subject Mindy Alper: “She’s The Most Human Of Us Humans”

Artist Mindy Alper perceives the world differently from ordinary people. Take the marking of time, for instance. Where most of us talk about years, she speaks of "trips around the sun." Another example would be sitting in traffic on an LA freeway. Show More Summary

U.S. Government Poised To File Lawsuit To Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

The U.S. Dept. of Justice plans to file a lawsuit tomorrow to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, according to multiple reports this afternoon. The action would officially draw a line in the sand that the government has been threatening for months. Show More Summary

Art Directors Guild Sets Norm Newberry For Career Award

Norm Newberry, who has worked on such films Avatar, War of the Worlds and The Polar Express, Jaws and The Sting along many TV shows, as is set to receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award during the ADG Awards on January...Show More Summary

The Bart & Fleming Podcast: Creeps And Fallout

Anger is taking the place of reason in the dialogue about sexual harassment in Hollywood, but positive opportunities could still emerge, as we discuss on Episode #14 of The Bart & Fleming Podcast. Filmmakers are fighting to liberateShow More Summary

Assemble Media Acquires ‘Meat’ Script From Newcomer Logan Martin

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Heller’s Assemble Media has picked up film genre script Meat, by newcomer Logan Martin. The script, which landed at number one on the 2017 Bloodlist, follows a misanthropic man who notices bizarre changes in himself,Show More Summary

June Diane Raphael & Ravi Patel Cast In Lionsgate’s Comedy ‘Flarsky’

EXCLUSIVE: Grace and Frankie‘s June Diane Raphael and Ravi Patel, who co-starred on the Fox series Grandfathered, have joined the Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy Flarsky, which will be released on Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label on February 8, 2019. Show More Summary

‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Connie Nielsen Cast In Patty Jenkins’ TNT Series

Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) has been tapped for a key role opposite Chris Pine in One Day She’ll Darken, TNT's limited drama series directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Sam Sheridan, One Day She'll Darken tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. Show More Summary

Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date & Trailer

Syfy has slotted Wednesday, January 10 at 9 PM for the Season 3 premiere of Syfy’s hit series The Magicians and released the official trailer. You can watch it above. Based on Lev Grossman's bestselling novels, The Magicians centersShow More Summary

New Regency Acquires YA Debut Novel ‘Devils Unto Dust’

Emma Berquist's debut novel Devils Unto Dust, which HarperCollins will publish under its Greenwillow imprint in April 2018, has been pre-emptively acquired by New Regency to make into a feature. Big Talk Pictures' Nira Park will produce along with New Regency's Arnon Milchan. Show More Summary

NBC Sets Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special

NBC said today it will air Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special on Wednesday, December 13 at 9 PM ET/PT, a two-hour special hosted by Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing to celebrate the best moments in the history of the awards. Show More Summary

E! Buys ‘Juicy Stories’ Dramedy From Michael Patrick King, Amy Harris & Juicy Couture Founders With Pilot Commitment

EXCLUSIVE: E! has given a pilot commitment to Juicy Stories, an hourlong inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the City alums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted...Show More Summary

Quentin Tarantino’s New Film Among 11 Features Awarded Latest CA Tax Credits

Thanksgiving and Christmas came a little early today for Quentin Tarantino and Sony Pictures. Picked up by the studio last week, as my colleague Mike Fleming Jr exclusively reported, the director's next feature is among the 11 filmsShow More Summary

1000 True Fans Theory Explained

As the music industry landscape shifts, the ability to make a living has become the new benchmark for success in the music business. A theory exists that in order for this to happen, an artist must have at least 1000 "true" fans. Here we look at the details behind this...

CBS And Dish Network Warn Of Potential Blackout If No Deal By Tonight

Ah, the start of holiday season. Time for turkey and trimmings … and TV carriage disputes. CBS and Dish Network are the latest sparring partners in an increasingly fraught pay-TV distribution landscape unsettled by cord-shaving and multiplying entertainment options. Show More Summary

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