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EXCLUSIVE: Veteran WME TV Lit Agent Jordan Cerf has joined Mosaic as a manager. Cerf enters the premises with a long list of clients he’ll be managing, a list that includes multiple Emmy and WGA Award winners and nominees. That includes Oscar-nominated filmmaker Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Kevin Smith (Clerks),... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
Marty Cohen, a longtime editor and post-production chief who worked on more than a dozen Steven Spielberg films for Amblin and DreamWorks and whose producing credits include such hits as The Hunger Games and Godzilla, has died. He was 67. Amblin said Cohen died May 17 of natural causes after a... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
Whales can be seen spouting offshore, wildlife is coming back, the sea is loaded with fish and dolphins are cavorting in the port of Toulouse. But the movies screens of Cannes are empty at a time when the film world’s attention is normally fixated on the cascade of cinema that... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and John Legend joined host Carson Daly for a remote press conference on Monday.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
Raymond Lee (Here and Now) and Brian Howe (The Newsroom) are set as series regulars opposite Eric Petersen and Annie Murphy in AMC’s dark comedy series Kevin Can F*** Himself, from Valerie Armstrong, Rashida Jones and Will McCormack and AMC Studios. Created and executive produced by Armstrong, Kevin Can F***... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
EXCLUSIVE: Former Paramount production chief Adam Goodman’s Invisible Narratives has teamed with Michael Bay to produce Songbird, a pandemic thriller that plans to take an unusual approach to shooting a movie in Los Angeles during the lockdown. It will begin production within five weeks, and might be the first film... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
The actress gets candid about the importance of wearing face masks and her COVID-19 diagnosis.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
NCTA — The Internet & Television Association and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are backing Fox News in its efforts to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a public interest group over the way that the network covered the coronavirus crisis. “While all cable programming enjoys First Amendment protection,... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
Michael Moore-backed documentary Planet of the Humans is extending its free run on YouTube for another month after its backers say it racked up 8 million views in less than four weeks of release. The film, which has been posted to Moore’s Rumble Media channel on YouTube, will remain there... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Oscar winner Andrew Stanton is in early talks we hear to direct Chairman Spaceman for Searchlight Pictures and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Chairman Spaceman is based on Thomas Pierce’s New Yorker short story of the same name, and it’s the second piece from the magazine that the writer is adapting with Genre... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
The Amazing Race and Survivor are two of the trickier shows to get back into production following the COVID-19 production shutdown. Both long-running shows film extensively around the world and were halted earlier this spring. However, CBS remains hopeful that the 33rd iteration of The Amazing Race and the 41st... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
Before Jeremy Pope was playing Archie the screenwriter on Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Hollywood, he was making a name for himself on Broadway. Prior to starring in the revisionist take on the golden age of film and TV, Pope leaned heavily into music — specifically pop and R&B. His affinity for music... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
Oscar did it. So did the Golden Globes, SAG and earlier today the Producers Guild. Now it is the Directors Guild that has just announced it will alter eligibility rules — temporarily — to allow films with proven intent to have been released theatrically, but which due to the coronavirus... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
EXCLUSIVE: In a real shocker, the WWII battleship drama Greyhound that Tom Hanks wrote and stars in has abruptly changed course and will berth at Apple. Originally on the Sony Pictures theatrical calendar for Father’s Day weekend, the film instead will become the biggest feature film commitment made by Apple... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19
EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Amazon Studios and Hillman Grad are developing a series based on Neil Paik’s Six by Eight Press short story Reawakening, following a competitive situation for the property. Paik is adapting his story for the screen and will serve as co-executive producer, with executive producers Lena Waithe... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-19