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‘Polar’: Deadmau5 Looks The Part For Scoring Jonas Akerlund’s Dark Horse Comics Adaptation

The Canadian producer, composer and DJ known as Deadmau5 is making his first foray into film scoring with <i>Polar</i>, a noir-tinged project by director …

Sin City

NBC Buys Mother-Daughter FBI Drama From Wendy Calhoun & Elizabeth Banks

NBC has put in development <i>Strong Justice</i>, an hourlong drama from Wendy Calhoun (<i>Empire</i>), Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions …

Warner Bros

WGA East Elections: Ex-President Michael Winship & Nine Others Voted To Guild’s Council

Former WGA East president Michael Winship, who guided the guild through the tumultuous 2007-08 writers strike, has been elected to its Council, along …

News Industry

Marion “Suge” Knight Cops Manslaughter Plea, Faces 28 Years In Prison

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest today to running over a man and killing him in a restaurant parking lot three years ago. He …

Chamber of Commerce

BCDF Pictures Acquires Fantasy Book Series ‘The Riftwar Saga’ For TV Adaptation

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> BCDF Pictures has picked up the rights to Raymond E. Feist’s blockbuster fantasy book franchise <i>The Riftwar Saga</i> with <i>Atomic Blonde</i> …

TV Series

BET Confirms Quincy Jones Special, Unveils Guest List

BET has closed deals for <i>Q 85: A Musical Celebration For Quincy Jones</i>, a music special celebrating the life and legacy of legendary producer and …

Quincy Jones

Geoffrey Owens Joins Hilary Swank In ‘Fatale’ Thriller

Geoffrey Owens is on a roll. After Hollywood came to his defense when media outlets attempted to shame the former <i>Cosby Show</i> actor for his job as a …

Geoffrey Owens

‘Chicago Fire’: Annie Ilonzeh Upped To Series Regular For Season 7

Annie Ilonzeh, who recurred as paramedic Emily Foster in Season 6 of <i>Chicago Fire,</i> has been promoted to series regular for the seventh season of the …

Chicago Fire

SAG-AFTRA Strikes Bartle Bogle Hegarty Ad Agency

SAG-AFTRA has called a strike against Bartle Bogle Hegarty, claiming that the ad agency is “illegally attempting to abandon its union contract.” …

Los Angeles

Netflix Lands Jeff Ross’ ‘Historical Roasts’ From OBB Pictures As Original Series

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Netflix is going old-school, ordering six episodes of <i>Historical Roasts</i>, a half-hour comedy series from Comedy Central roast star Jeff Ross …

Comedy Central

MGM Ups Brian Edwards To President TV Operations

Brian Edwards is expanding his responsibilities at MGM with a promotion to President, Television Operations. Edwards will continue to report to Mark …

MGM

Gabriel Bateman To Star As Andy In MGM’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake, Joining Aubrey Plaza & Brian Tyree Henry

Young actor Gabriel Bateman <i>(Lights Out, American Gothic), Parks and Rec</i> alum Aubrey Plaza, and <i>Atlanta</i> star Brian Tyree Henry are set to star in MGM’s</i> …

Aubrey Plaza

Fox Developing Tech FBI Drama ‘Switch’ From ‘Underground’ Duo & Len Wiseman

Fox has put in development <i>Switch</i>, an hourlong drama from former Underground executive producers Joby Harold and Toby Tunnell, Len Wiseman and Warner …

Robin Hood

Chris Evans To Star In ‘Defending Jacob’ Apple Limited Series From Mark Bomback & Morten Tyldum

Apple has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to drama <i>Defending Jacob</i>, headlined and executive produced by<i>Captain America</i> and <i>The Avengers</i> …

Chris Evans

Julie Chen Moonves Set To Stay Hosting ‘Big Brother’ Until Fall 2019

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Her sexual misconduct accused husband may have been knocked off her lofty perch as CBS CEO but Julie Chen Moonves intends to stick around …

Celebrity Big Brother

‘Men In Black’ Spinoff First-Look Photo: Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson Will Neuralyze You, Pal

It’s been more than 20 years since veteran fed Tommy Lee Jones recruited outsider Will Smith to join his secret governmental agency that keeps an eye …

Tessa Thompson

Amazon Debuts Dozens Of New Fire, Alexa, Echo Devices And Features

A few days after Apple held its high-profile unveiling of new iPhones and watches, streaming it on Twitter, Amazon responded by … sending out several …

Chamber of Commerce

Annette Bening Set For ‘All My Sons’ Broadway Revival; Tracy Letts To Co-Star

Annette Bening and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts will star in director Gregory Mosher’s Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic 1947 drama <i>All My</i> …

Katie Holmes

Peter Bart: Novels New And Old Booking Hollywood Gigs Thanks To Streamers And ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

With <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> closing on $200 million at the worldwide box office, its success continues to puncture several myths: that spandex heroes own …

Tom Hanks

‘Dietland’ Canceled By AMC After One Season

AMC has opted not to order a second season of <i>Dietland.</i><p>“‘Dietland’ is bold, original and brave. We are beyond proud of our partnership with Marti …

‘Suits’ Spinoff: Bethany Joy Lenz Among Quartet Series Regulars Cast In USA Show

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: USA Network and Universal Cable Prods. have rounded out the cast of the cast of the upcoming <i>Suits</i> spinoff series starring <i>Suits</i> alumna Gina …

Los Angeles

‘Arkham Asylum’s New Face: Jeremy Davies Cast As Dr. Deegan In Arrowverse Crossover

Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane just added a medical menace to its staff: Jeremy Davies will portray the nefarious Dr. John Deegan in The …

Steven Spielberg

Glenn Close Off-Broadway Play ‘Mother Of The Maid’ Gets Three-Week Extension

<i>Mother of the Maid</i>, the new Off Broadway play teaming Glenn Close with her The Wife screenwriter Jane Anderson, begins previews next week and has …

Off Broadway

Thomas Kail Options ‘We Were The Lucky Ones’ Novel For Television

Thomas Kail’s Old 320 Sycamore has optioned Georgia Hunter’s New York Times bestselling novel <i>We Were the Lucky Ones</i> to adapt for television. Kail is …

Penguin Random House

AT&T Fires Back At DOJ, Calling Anti-Merger Case “Narrow And Fragile”

AT&T has filed its response to the government’s appeal of its acquisition of Time Warner, a 58-page catalog of what the company says are the failures …

Judiciary

‘Simple Wedding’ LA Film Festival Clip: Probing Questions Make A Family Dinner Turn Awkward

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Everyone’s had those awkward family dinners where the discussion turns uncomfortable, if not downright unpleasant. That’s certainly what …

Film Festivals

‘The Deuce’ Starring James Franco Renewed For Third & Final Season By HBO

Two episode into <i>The Deuce</i>‘s sophomore run on HBO, the premium cable network has renewed it for a third and has set an end date. Season 3 will be the …

Times Square

Fox Buys Drama ‘100 Days Without Fear’ From Akiva Goldsman Based On Michelle Poler Blog

Fox has put in development drama <i>100 Days Without Fear</i> inspired by the life and blog of Michelle Poler, from Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman …

John F. Nash

‘America’s Got Talent” Looms Large In S13 Wrapper; ‘I Feel Bad’ Starts Soft

<i>America’s Got Talent</i>‘s Season 13 finale (2.0 demo rating, 12.59 million viewers) dominated Wednesday primetime competition, jumping 25% from previous …

Michael B. Jordan In Talks To Topline John Clark Films At Paramount

<i>Black Panther</i> and <i>Creed</i> star Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to star in and produce a film series based on the popular John Clark character from …

Michael B. Jordan