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VFX Production Manager Nikeah Forde Helps Projects Keep Everything on Track

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In the 10 short years of her career so far, visual effects production manager Nikeah Forde has worked alongside Kenneth Branagh on both “Cinderella” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Tim Burton on “Dark Shadows” and Ridley Scott on “The Martian.” It all started when the Australia native asked a production secretary if anyone needed help… Read more »

‘Mummy’, ‘Underpants’ Take Top Spots on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Charts

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After three weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” the week ended Sept. 16 finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to another high-profile summer tentpole, Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy.” The big-budget reboot of the popular action franchise, with Tom Cruise in the lead… Read more »

Showtime Acquires Rights to Bill Clinton, James Patterson Novel ‘President Is Missing’

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The television rights to the upcoming Bill Clinton-James Patterson novel “The President Is Missing” have been acquired by Showtime with plans to adapt it into a series, the network announced Friday. Set to be published in 2018, the book tells the story of a sitting U.S. president’s disappearance, with the level of detail that only… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Picks Up $3.4 Million on Thursday Night

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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” kicked off to $3.4 million from Thursday evening previews. The R-rated action film is expected to top the box office and keep the September movie-going resurgence chugging along. It is on pace to earn more than $40 million over the course of its debut weekend. Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind… Read more »

Netflix Children’s Show Production Company Calls Penis Drawing ‘a Very Bad Joke’

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Following a social media uproar that prompted Netflix to remove an episode of the children’s show “Maya the Bee” that included a drawing of what appeared to be a penis in the background, the French production company behind the cartoon has apologized. “An absolutely inappropriate image has been discovered in a four-second fly-by scene in… Read more »

Bruce Springsteen Joins Jackson Browne and Little Steven Onstage at Laid Back Fest (Watch)

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The Laid Back Fest in New Jersey was anything but mellow Thursday night when Bruce Springsteen jumped onstage to jam with headliners Jacksone Browne and Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. Billed as a “traveling all-star celebration of music and food,” the traveling festival —… Read more »

Tidal X Concert Announced for Oct. 17, Reps for Beyonce and Jay-Z Deny Report They’re Performing

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Today, Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service announced the third annual “Tidal X: Brooklyn” concert, taking place Oct. 17 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Tickets for the concert, which this year will benefit natural disaster awareness and relief, will go on sale today (Sept. 22) at 12:00  p.m. ET for Tidal members and to the general publish on… Read more »

‘Aja’ at 40: Why Steely Dan’s Audiophile Masterpiece Is Also Kind of Punk

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Issued 40 years ago this week, Steely Dan’s sixth studio album “Aja” is still a demarcation point for a great divide among rock listeners. The main bone of contention was picked at in Rolling Stone’s original review of the album, which was released Sept. 23, 1977. Critic Michael Duffy wrote, “‘Aja’ will continue to fuel… Read more »

Box Office: ‘It’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Horror Film of All Time

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“It,” the blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a child-eating clown, has pushed past “The Exorcist” to become the highest-grossing horror film on a domestic basis. The crown comes with some caveats. “The Exorcist” is still the top-grossing horror film on an international basis, having netted $441.3 million globally to “It’s” $404.3 million. The… Read more »

T-Mobile, Sprint Close to Reaching Deal on Wireless Mega-Merger (Report)

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Shares of T-Mobile and Sprint rose Friday after a report that the two wireless companies are close to reaching an agreement to merge. According to a Reuters report citing anonymous sources, T-Mobile is close to agreeing to “tentative terms” on a combo with Sprint. Under the terms of the proposed pact, Deutsche Telekom — T-Mobile’s majority… Read more »