“The Book of Mormon” alums Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells will announce the nominees for the 70th annual Tony Awards on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. ET live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in New York City. William Ivey Long, chairman of the American Theatre Wing; Heather Hitchens, president of the American… Read more »
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Regardless of how the imminent nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards turn out, Brian Stokes Mitchell already knows he’s going home with a trophy. The actor, currently appearing in “Shuffle Along,” has been named the recipient of the annual Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. Named after the woman who was president of the American Theater Wing… Read more »
Prosecutors in Busan have formally charged former Busan festival chief Lee Yong-kwan with fraud. The decision is certain to be labelled as politically-motivated.
Catherine Lynch has been promoted Creative Director of the U.K.’s Initial, the prominent production company behind shows including “Big Brother” and “Total Wipeout” for British television. Lynch moves up from being Initial’s Head of Development since 2011, a role in which she has been responsible for developing the company’s slate. She was part of the… Read more »
PARIS – Jonathan Jakubowicz’s “Hands of Stone,” one of The Weinstein Company’s biggest swings of 2016, will receive an Official Selection Special Screening at this year’s Cannes Festival as a tribute to Robert De Niro. The May 16 Screening will be held in the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Theatre Lumière. Produced, distributed and sold internationally… Read more »
Prominent Paris-based arthouse distributor Diaphana Films has snapped up French rights to Iranian director Benham Behzadi’s Un Certain Regard entry “Inversion” (Varoonegi) prior to the pic’s Cannes fest world premiere. Written and directed by Benham Behzadi, “Inversion” takes its cue from the phenomenon in which sudden temperature changes trap pollution, which is a big plague… Read more »
Shanghai Bestar Cinemas Management has signed a deal to open 10 IMAX theaters in China.
In his first appearance since roasting President Obama, Donald Trump, CNN and MSNBC at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Larry Wilmore found a new person to scorch: Piers Morgan. Speaking on his “Nightly Show,” Wilmore took the British journalist and former CNN personality to task for the way he interpreted his remarks, in which… Read more »
Mila Kunis wages war on Christina Applegate in the first trailer for “Bad Moms.” Kunis plays a suburban mom who makes motherhood look easy, but has actually reached her breaking point — over-worked, over-committed and over-exhausted to take one more demand from anyone. Applegate’s PTA president pushes her over the edge, first by causing Kunis… Read more »