12
Apr
2018

James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Star in ‘It: Chapter Two’

James McAvoy and Bill Hader are in negotiations to join Jessica Chastain in It: Chapter Two. The second installment of New Line’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It focuses on the adult versions of the characters that were subjected to the terror of demon clown Pennywise, last seen in the 2017 movie that grossed $700 million [...]


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23
Mar
2018

Tiffany Haddish to Star in ‘The Lego Movie’ Sequel

Tiffany Haddish is on board to voice one of the stars in Warner Bros. Animations’ “The Lego Movie 2,” sources tell Variety. “Trolls” director Mike Mitchell has been tapped to direct the pic. Producers are “Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Jill Wilfert from Lego Group, [...]


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27
Feb
2018

Michael Chiklis To Star In ‘Murder’ CBS Drama Pilot

Emmy winner Michael Chiklis has been tapped as the male lead in CBS drama pilot Murder, from Lin Pictures and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Amanda Green based on the British miniseries and directed by Anthony Hemingway, this new take on the investigative drama explores crime through the unique and often-conflicting perspectives of cops and [...]


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23
Feb
2018

Anthony Hemingway To Direct CBS Drama Pilot ‘Murder’

Prolific helmer Anthony Hemingway is set to direct and executive produce CBS’ drama pilot Murder, from producer Dan Lin. Written by Amanda Green based on the BBC miniseries, 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. Shot like [...]


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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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