ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER VOLUNTEERS FOR COVID VACCINE TO RESCUE LIVE THEATER

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who recently vowed to reopen London's The Phantom of the Opera despite what the show's producer called...

WARNERMEDIA CEO JASON KILAR TACKLES HBO MAX LAUNCH, BRAND CONFUSION, STREAMING RIVALS IN CNBC INTERVIEW

In an interview with CNBC, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar addressed the launch of HBO Max, conceded to a “mistake” with HBO branding and...

 
 
 

NBC SETS SEPTEMBER DEBUT FOR CANADIAN MEDICAL DRAMA ‘TRANSPLANT' AS PANDEMIC IMPACTS FALL SCHEDULE PLANS

The five broadcast networks in May and June unveiled their “fall” 2020 schedules, with Fox and the CW opting for pandemic-proof lineups...

‘AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER' CREATORS EXIT NETFLIX LIVE-ACTION SERIES ADAPTATION

Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Netflix's live-action series adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender,...

 
 
 

COVID-19 PUSHES START OF PACKAGING TRIAL BETWEEN WGA & WME, CAA TO SUMMER 2021

Due in part to public health circumstances beyond everyone's control, the WGA isn't going to trial against WME and CAA over packaging...

JAMES SCHAMUS TO DIRECT ‘COLLEGE REPUBLICANS:' LOGAN LERMAN PLAYS YOUNG LEE ATWATER, ASA BUTTERFIELD IS KARL ROVE

EXCLUSIVE: James Schamus has committed to direct College Republicans, a fact-inspired Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-style coming of age story...

 
 
 

‘THE REUNITED STATES': THE EXCHANGE BOARDS SALES RIGHTS TO TIMELY DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BRIDGING THE U.S. RACIAL & POLITICAL DIVIDE

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based sales firm The Exchange has boarded world sales rights to timely documentary The Reunited States, which follows...

‘FOR LIFE' CREATOR HANK STEINBERG INKS 5-YEAR OVERALL DEAL WITH SONY PICTURES TV, TAPS WME AGENT JOE AUSTIN AS SVP AT HIS CHANNEL ROAD PRODUCTIONS

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Television is expanding its relationship with Hank Steinberg in a big way. The studio has signed a big five-year...

 
 
 

NEW LULU WANG PROJECT INSPIRED BY HIROKAZU KORE-EDA'S ‘LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON' IN THE WORKS

The Farewell director Lulu Wang is cooking up something new. News broke Wednesday that the indie director, whose Awkafina-led multi-generational...

BROWN GIRLS DOC MAFIA LAUNCHES DIRECTORY OF WOMEN & NON-BINARY DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS OF COLOR

EXCLUSIVE: The documentary advocacy group Brown Girls Doc Mafia is bolstering representation behind the camera with a robust, searchable...

 
 
 

‘THE COURIER' PRODUCER 42 & MARY LEE'S A-MAJOR MEDIA TEAM FOR MOVIE ADAPTATION OF SATIRICAL PLAY ‘GOOD FORTUNE'

EXCLUSIVE: Management and production company 42 is teaming with fledgling LA-based label A-Major Media to develop and produce Megan...

CNN PLANS SIX HOURS OF COVERAGE FOR EACH NIGHT OF CONVENTIONS

CNN will provide six hours of coverage each night of the Democratic and Republican conventions, which will be nearly all virtual. The...

 
 
 

SONY PICTURES HOSTS FIRST STUDIO DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE AT HISTORIC LOT; LINEUP INCLUDES ‘BABY DRIVER', ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD' & MORE

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures will be hosting a high-end dual big screen drive-in experience on the Culver City, CA lot starting this Friday,...

‘HARRIET THE SPY' KIDS ANIMATED SERIES STARRING BEANIE FELDSTEIN, JANE LYNCH & LACEY CHABERT ORDERED BY APPLE

Apple TV+ will breathe new life into Louise Fitzhugh's 1964 children's book with Harriet the Spy, the first animated adaptation of...

 
 
 

TODD MCCARTHY: REWATCHING ‘HUD' IN THE DONALD TRUMP ERA

“You're an unprincipled man,” the old rancher tells his reckless, short-tempered son. “You live just for yourself.” The younger one...

CHICAGO VISUAL ARTIST HEBRU BRANTLEY SIGNS WITH WME

EXCLUSIVE: Chicago artist Hebru Brantley has signed with WME and will work with the agency to build his Angry Hero production company....

 
 
 

‘WALKING DEAD' $300M SUIT BECOMES BATTLE OF FRANK DARABONT'S EXPLETIVE EMAILS, AGAIN: AMC, CAA & EX-SHOWRUNNER PREP FOR 2021 TRIAL

The coronavirus pandemic may have delayed a new season of The Walking Dead but the $300 million legal deathmatch over the zombie apocalypse...

APA SIGNS SCREENWRITER WAYNE CONLEY

EXCLUSIVE: Television writer-producer, Wayne Conley, has signed with APA. Conley's recent television credits range from Showtime's...

 
 
 

‘AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' RISES TO LEAD TUESDAY RATINGS; ‘DC'S STARGIRL' FINALE STEADY

With Kelly Clarkson sitting in as a judge for a recovering Simon Cowell, America's Got Talent was up a tenth from last week's anniversary...

TRUMP IMPERSONATOR SARAH COOPER SETS COMEDY SPECIAL AT NETFLIX

Best-selling author and comedian Sarah Cooper, known for her breakout online video lip-sync impressions of President Donald Trump,...

 
 
 



The 6 Biggest Ways Kamala Harris's Policies Will Affect American Families

The 6 Biggest Ways Kamala Harris's Policies Will Affect American Families

Senator Kamala Harris of California has joined presidential candidate Joe Biden on a historic bid for the 2020 election. As the first woman of color on a majority party ticket... Read more ...

Viral TikTok Trump Impersonator Sarah Cooper Scores a Netflix Comedy Special

Viral TikTok Trump Impersonator Sarah Cooper Scores a Netflix Comedy Special

Best-selling author and viral Tik-Tok star Sarah Cooper, known for her lip-sync impressions of President Donald Trump , has scored her first comedy special on Netflix. Cooper... Read more ...

One of Us Is Lying: Peacock Orders Series Adaptation of YA Novel

One of Us Is Lying: Peacock Orders Series Adaptation of YA Novel

One of Us Is Lying: Peacock Orders Series Adaptation of YA Novel According to TheWrap , Peacock has given a series adaptation order to One of Us Is Lying , based on the YA... Read more ...

Bottle industry leaders call for cut of unredeemed deposits

Bottle industry leaders call for cut of unredeemed deposits

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Leaders of Michigan's beverage and bottle recycling industries say stress on the supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic proves changes are needed to... Read more ...

Harriet the Spy: Beanie Feldstein Leads Apple TV+'s New Animated Series

Harriet the Spy: Beanie Feldstein Leads Apple TV+'s New Animated Series

Harriet the Spy: Beanie Feldstein leads Apple TV+'s new animated series According to The Wrap , Apple TV+ has officially given a series order to the first-ever animated series... Read more ...

Avatar Sequels: New Set Photos Feature First Look at High Camp Bio Lab

Avatar Sequels: New Set Photos Feature First Look at High Camp Bio Lab

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Avatar Sequels: New set photos feature first look at High Camp Bio Lab New behind-the-scenes photos from the set of James Cameron's long-in-development Avatar... Read more ...

Meghan Markle Reportedly Pulled Out Of Pippa Middleton's Wedding Due To Butt...

Meghan Markle Reportedly Pulled Out Of Pippa Middleton's Wedding Due To Butt Comparisons

Meghan Markle was notably absent from the wedding, but allegedly the real reason was not what was touted at the time. Read more ...

How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate

How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate

WASHINGTON - Gretchen Whitmer wanted out. The Michigan governor had caught the interest of Joe Biden and his vice presidential vetting committee, who were drawn to her... Read more ...

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Loses Original Creators

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Loses Original Creators

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender loses original creators After M. Night Shyamalan's disastrous film adaptation, Netflix's live-action version of Avatar: The... Read more ...

Lerman & Butterfield to Lead James Schamus' College Republicans

Lerman & Butterfield to Lead James Schamus' College Republicans

Lerman & Butterfield to lead James Schamus' College Republicans James Schamus has begun building his cast for the fact-inspired coming-of-age story College Republicans... Read more ...