12
Feb
2018

Ava DuVernay, Netflix, HBO & Dan Lin Partner With City Of L.A. On Inclusion Incentive

“As we radically reimagine Hollywood, it is critically important that young people are included in our vision,” Ava DuVernay said today at the unveiling of the Evolve Entertainment Fund in Los Angeles. “Real change happens when we take tangible action, and that means giving young women and people of color opportunities in the industry early [...]


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12
Feb
2018

Eric Garcetti and Ava DuVernay launch diversity initiative for entertainment industry

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and filmmaker Ava DuVernay launched a diversity program on Monday that will fund internships in the entertainment industry for young people from underserved communities. The new program, which kicks off this summer, will also provide production gap financing to feature projects made by filmmakers and crews who don’t have sufficient [...]


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06
Feb
2018

‘Murder’: Teyonah Parris Cast As Female Lead In CBS Drama Pilot

Former Survivor’s Remorse star Teyonah Parris is set as the female lead in CBS drama pilot Murder, based on the BBC miniseries, from producer Dan Lin. Written by Amanda Green, this new take on the investigative drama explores crime through the unique and often-conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. [...]


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22
Jan
2018

CBS Orders Three Pilots From Female Writers

CBS, the network that has been criticized for its lack of inclusion and female voices, is trying to change that in its first pilot season under network president Kelly Kahl. To that end, i has handed out its first pilot orders of the season and has picked up two comedies (History of Them, I Mom [...]


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12
Jan
2018

‘It’ Balloons To $700M+ At Worldwide Box Office

New Line/Warner Bros’ horror smash It has crossed $700M globally. The Stephen King adaptation that just wouldn’t quit after starting a September rollout domestically and overseas, has ballooned to $700.2M worldwide — and that is extra notable given the film was not released in China. Japan, where It has grossed $19.2M through Thursday, helped get [...]


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05
Jan
2018

The Lego Batman Movie Nominated for PGA Award

The Producers Guild of America has produced its film and TV nominees for the 29th annual PGA Awards, which will be doled out January 20 at the Beverly Hilton. Check out the list below. The 10 pics vying for the marquee Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures are familiar to anyone who [...]


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07
Dec
2017

Critics’ Choice Awards: ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads With 14 Nominations

With 14 nominations, Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape of Water led the film nominees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which will be presented Jan. 11 at an ceremony to be broadcast live by The CW Network. On the television side, Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan topped the list with six [...]


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16
Nov
2017

Netflix Nabs Josh Gad Superhero Comedy ‘Super-Normal’

Luke Evans, who helped Gad pitch the project and is executive producing, is also attached to star, as is Daisy Ridley. Netflix has picked up Super-Normal, the hot superhero package that has Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans attached to star. Gad is producing the project with Dan Lin, who produced Death Note for [...]


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14
Nov
2017

NBC Developing Family Drama With Nearly All-Asian Cast

NBC is looking to Sleepy Hollow co-showrunner Albert Kim for its next soap. The network is teaming with Kim to develop an untitled family drama that, should it move to pilot, would feature a nearly all-Asian cast. The project, which received a script commitment at NBC, revolves around a family-owned Korean electronics corporation that is [...]


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11
Oct
2017

‘Settlers of Catan’ Movie Adaptation in the Works at Sony

Sony Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the rights to adapt “Catan,” the influential board game also known as “The Settlers of Catan,” into a film. Gail Katz, whose credits include “Pawn Sacrifice,” “The Perfect Storm,” and “Air Force One,” will produce. Variety first reported in 2015 that she had acquired the rights. Dan Lin, [...]


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