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‘The Conjuring’ Sequel Pushed Back to 2016

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New Line has moved back its “Conjuring” sequel to  2016 and replaced it with an untitled horror film for a pre-Halloween release on Oct. 23, 2015. The Warner Bros. division had announced in February that it had dated “The Conjuring 2″ for the 2015 opening with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returning to star. The… Read more »

Michelle Williams Goes to WME From CAA

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WME has signed Michelle Williams for representation in all areas. Williams was previously represented by CAA. She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” The actress is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway’s “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. She has… Read more »

Oscar Picks Eight To Compete for Docu Short-Subject Prize

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced eight semi-finalists for the documentary short subject award, which will be narrowed down when the nominations are announced Jan. 15. Voters from the documentary branch viewed 58 eligible entries and submitted  ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. There will be three to five that get Oscar nominations,… Read more »

‘Midnight Rider': Cinematographers Guild Releases Safety App in Honor of Sarah Jones

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The Intl. Cinematographers Guild, which represented the late Sarah Jones, has launched a free safety app for the iPhone and Android. Jones, the camera assistant killed on the “Midnight Rider” set, has already been honored with a Set Safety app by from the Pledge to Sarah safety awareness group. Jones’ death on Feb. 20 has… Read more »

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds New Cast Member

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“Saturday Night Live” has found a new cast member in its writing staff. Leslie Jones, who has been a writer for the show since early this year, is joining the cast, a rep for the show confirmed on Monday. She’ll begin in this role starting with this week’s Jim Carrey-hosted episode. The comedian was a… Read more »

Hasbro Studios President Talks the ‘My Little Pony’ Movie, Expanding the Brands

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On the heels of Monday’s announcement that a “My Little Pony” feature film is in the works, Hasbro Studios president and head of global entertainment and licensing for Hasbro Inc. Stephen Davis credited the revitalization of the brand to the television show, “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit. “It… Read more »