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Last Build Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:20:44 +0000


Tim Matheson On Board For ‘Jumanji’ Alongside Dwayne Johnsontim-mathesonphipesdl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:02:52 +0000

EXCLUSIVE: Tim Matheson has joined the cast of Jumanji, Sony Pictures’ new adventure based on the 1995 original movie. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star alongside Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Rhys Darby and Morgan Turner in the pic, which was just slotted into a December 22, 2017 release date. Matheson will play Old Man Vreeke in the action-adventure pic that Jake Kasdan is directing. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner penned the…(image)

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FX Networks Exec Nicole Clemens Joins Anonymous As Manager & ProducerNicole Clemens. CR: Michael Becker/FXnandreevadlanonymous content

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:00:14 +0000

Nicole Clemens is leaving her post as EVP of Series Development for FX Networks to join Anonymous Content as Manager and Producer. For Clemens, who will focus on talent management and film and TV production, this marks a return to the representation side of the business — she was a lit agent at ICM Partners for 16 years and Head of the agency’s Motion Picture Literary department before she left in 2012 to go to FX. During her tenure at FX, Clemens oversaw the development…(image)

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FX Networks Promotes Gina Balian & Jonathan Frank As Nicole Clemens Exitsgina-balian-jonathan-franknandreevadlImage (1) fxlogo__130326010128-200x121.jpg for post 461247fxp_logo

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:00:09 +0000

FX Networks is restructuring its development and current operations, expanding the roles of two of its key original programming executives, EVPs Gina Balian and Jonathan Frank. The move comes as the company’s third programming EVP, Nicole Clemens, is departing to return to the representation side of the business with a job at Anonymous Content. Balian, previously EVP Limited Series, is being named EVP of Series Development for FX Networks and FX Productions, overseeing…(image)

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Oscars: Documentary Feature Race Narrowed To 1588th Academy Awards - Arrivalsepedersendl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:58:22 +0000

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is out with its shortlist for Documentary Feature hopefuls for the 89th Oscars. Including such high-profile pics as O.J.: Made in America, 13th, Weiner and Tower, those surviving the cut from the 145 films originally submitted in the category are: Cameraperson, Big Mouth Productions Command and Control, American Experience Films/PBS The Eagle Huntress, Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions Fire at…(image)

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Receive Pioneer Award At CinemaConLACMA Art and Film Gala, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Oct 2016phipesdl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:35:10 +0000

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be honored with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation’s annual Pioneer Of The Year award, to be bestowed at CinemaCon in March. "We are delighted that Cheryl has accepted the 2017 Pioneer of the Year Award and will be receiving this well-deserved honor," said Jim Orr, WRMPPF president and EVP Domestic Theatrical Distribution at Universal. "She is a true Pioneer in our industry, who…(image)

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Charter CEO Explores Super High Speed Broadband Offering, And WirelessThomas Rutledgedliebermandl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:24:41 +0000

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge would like to up the ante on phone companies looking to compete with 5G wireless services at a speeds of 1 Gb per second. He’s preparing a broadband service that transmits 10 Gbps up and downstream, which he can build “at fairly low capital investments,” he told investors today at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. The initiative would open “the possibility down the road of a whole new industry” that blends wired…(image)

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‘The Leftovers’: Series-Ending Third Season Set For Spring PremiereLeftovers Title Sequenceepedersendlleftovers logo

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:17:50 +0000

HBO said today that The Leftovers, its sci-fi drama created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, will return for its eight-episode third and final season in April. The series focuses on the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events, following the lives that were forever changed when 140 million people vanished from the face of the earth. "I think that The Leftovers has carved out a space in the zeitgeist that's much more culty —  it's a much smaller, impassioned…(image)

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‘The Circle’ Trailer: Tom Hanks Strives For “The Perfectibility Of Human Beings”screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-10-59-16-amanduka

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:13:47 +0000

A new trailer for EuropaCorp’s upcoming thriller The Circle hit the web and it features Tom Hanks as a charismatic founder of a tech company who claims that the key to human perfection is complete transparency. “Without secrets, without the hoarding of knowledge and information, we can finally realize our potential,” touts Hanks’ character in the trailer. James Ponsoldt directed and adapted the film based on a bestseller by Dave Eggers. It also stars Emma Watson as a…(image)

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Longtime UTA Communications Head Chris Day ExitingChris Daymflemingdl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:00:42 +0000

Longtime UTA Corporate Communications head Chris Day will exit the agency at year’s end. The exit was announced today jointly by Day and UTA managing directors David Kramer, Jay Sures and CEO Jeremy Zimmer. This ends a 17-year run for Day; that is a long time in a major agency job known for burning people out in that post. The exit was amicable, and Day will look for the next challenge. He oversaw UTA's communications strategy during the agency's rise, and in the…(image)

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‘This Is Us’ Casts Adam Bartley As RecurringAdam Bartleydpetskidl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:59:46 +0000

Longmire actor Adam Bartley has been cast in a recurring role on NBC's breakout dramedy This is Us. Starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us follows an ensemble — some of them sharing the same birthday — whose life stories intertwine in curious ways. Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones co-star. Bartley will play Duke, who works at a local horse stable and support Kate (Metz) during a…(image)

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Will Ferrell To Star In eSports Comedy Movie For Legendary'Zoolander No.2' film premiere, New York, America - 09 Feb 2016phipesdl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:47:03 +0000

Will Ferrell has signed on to star in a comedy move about eSports, the competitive gaming scene that is emerging from its sports-guy niche and gaining traction in pop culture. Legendary Pictures will produce the pic with Mosiac and Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Michael Kvamme & Jordan Dunn will write the script, which will center on Ferrell as a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing…(image)

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‘Greenleaf’: Rick Fox Set To Recur In Season 2rick-fox-2dpetskidl

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:41:20 +0000

Rick Fox (Dope) has signed on for a recurring role on the second season of Greenleaf, OWN's drama series, exec produced by Oprah Winfrey. Set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis megachurch, the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge), who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister, Faith. As she re-enters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis…(image)

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