PARIS– While Cannes recently announced the creation of a drama festival, on top of the Paris-set high-profile Series Mania festival (now in its eight year), the French government has decided to back the launch of a third international fest dedicated to series in Lille, a large city in Northern France. The decision to host a… Read more »
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DeAGostini channel Super! in Italy and pubcaster YLE in Finland are the latest buyers on pre-school series “The Ollie & Moon Show,” a Cottonwood Media production distributed by Federation Kids & Family. The deals add to the show’s global reach of over 150 territories already licensed. Previous key sales include to France Télévisions in France,… Read more »
Movies of this stripe are bound to frustrate those anticipating conventional fantasy thrills, while hopefully providing the more abstract rewards of a speculative mood piece.
Locked away in Folsom State Prison, the tough, tattooed men seen in “The Work” are serving heavy-duty time, in some cases multiple life sentences, for violent crimes. Most will never be released, and yet, as we discover via Jairus McLeary’s remarkable vérité portrait — winner of the SXSW documentary competition — a handful of these maximum-security… Read more »
Disney is in talks with Thea Sharrock, director of “Me Before You,” to helm its movie version of the gorilla story “The One and Only Ivan.” British director Mike Newell had been attached last year for the project, but is no longer involved. Variety first reported in 2014 that Mike White had come on board to… Read more »
Nearly a full month has passed since the 89th Academy Awards show committed what many have come to regard as one of the most egregious and high-profile faux pas in Oscars history: when “La La Land” was announced as best picture instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight.” And yet, “La La Land” leading man and beloved Hollywood… Read more »
“Grace and Frankie” stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, but there is another star of the series whose face has never been seen onscreen. That person is Nancy Rosen, the real-life artist who provides all of the paintings on the series for Tomlin’s character, who is a painter and art teacher. The Chicago-based Rosen has provided paintings… Read more »
AT&T’s DirecTV has settled an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, claiming that it illegally shared confidential information with competitors as they negotiated for carriage of the Dodgers Channel. The Department of Justice said on Thursday that under the terms of the settlement, DirecTV and AT&T agreed to not share “competitively sensitive information”… Read more »
In today’s TV news roundup, Mario Lopez is set to host a new CBS game show based on the popular game “Candy Crush,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” guest stars for Season 3 have been announced and Adrien Brody joins the cast of “Peaky Blinders.” CASTING Mario Lopez, who currently hosts the syndicated newsmagazine “Extra,” is slated… Read more »
See what the original cast looks like today, nearly a quarter century after the show’s debut.
Steve Carell, Amy Schumer, and Nicole Kidman will star in the independent dramedy “She Came to Me.” Schumer just exited the “Barbie” movie to make room in her schedule for this film. Rebecca Miller is directing from her own script. “She Came to Me” will be produced under Miller and Damon Cardasis’ banner Round Films, alongside… Read more »