Universal Answers Call To Make A ‘Tommyknockers’ Movie, Wins Bidding For Stephen King Novel

EXCLUSIVE: Universal has stepped up to the plate to acquire Tommyknockers, a feature film package centered on Stephen King’s 1987 sci-fi horror novel. This is the project that has James Wan producing under his Atomic Monster banner with an eye to…

EXCLUSIVE: Universal has stepped up to the plate to acquire Tommyknockers, a feature film package centered on Stephen King’s 1987 sci-fi horror novel. This is the project that has James Wan producing under his Atomic Monster banner with an eye to direct. Also producing is Roy Lee, Larry Sanitsky, the latter who executive produced the hit 1993 ABC miniseries based on King’s book, Michael Clear and Jon Berg. The deal was struck in a bidding battle between Uni, Netflix and…

UTA Promotes Eight To Agent Status

UTA has promoted eight coordinators to agents, and 20 assistants have been upped to coordinators in the agency’s divisions ranging from Music to Television Literary, Digital, Speakers, Theatre, Tour Marketing, Books, Corporate Services and UTA IQ…

UTA has promoted eight coordinators to agents, and 20 assistants have been upped to coordinators in the agency’s divisions ranging from Music to Television Literary, Digital, Speakers, Theatre, Tour Marketing, Books, Corporate Services and UTA IQ, the latter the agency’s data and analytics slot. The moves come across UTA’s Los Angeles, New York and London offices. Promoted to agent level are Brett Duchon and Sarah Kowaney in Licensing, Branding and Endorsements; Kellen…

Faith-Based Third Coast Content Adds Brandon Gregory As VP

Third Coast Content has tapped Brandon Gregory for the post of VP Development and Production. The indie production company, launched in February by former Sony and Provident Films exec Ben Howard and backed by Endeavor Content, produces faith- and fami…

Third Coast Content has tapped Brandon Gregory for the post of VP Development and Production. The indie production company, launched in February by former Sony and Provident Films exec Ben Howard and backed by Endeavor Content, produces faith- and family-based content in film, TV and publishing. Gregory recently worked with Howard on the marketing and distribution of I Can Only Imagine, Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate film based on the song from the Christian rockers…

Bill Cosby Accuser Petitions U.S. Supreme Court In Defamation Case

Kathrine McKee, the actress who accused Bill Cosby of rape in a 2014 article in the New York Daily News, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review her defamation case against Cosby. Her lawyers filed the writ of certiorari yesterday.
The petition…

Kathrine McKee, the actress who accused Bill Cosby of rape in a 2014 article in the New York Daily News, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review her defamation case against Cosby. Her lawyers filed the writ of certiorari yesterday. The petition (read it here) comes in the face of the current #MeToo movement and would bring it to the nation’s highest court, with McKee’s lawyers positing the question of whether victims of sexual misconduct have a fundamental right…

Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’

The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey is in negotiations to join Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want, Paramount Players’ gender-swapping revamp of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The studio is fast-tracking this one, with pri…

The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey is in negotiations to join Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want, Paramount Players’ gender-swapping revamp of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The studio is fast-tracking this one, with principal photography underway in Atlanta and a January 11, 2019 release date already set. Adam Shankman is directing the pic written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck with previous revisions by Tina Chism. The new version follows a…

‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Arrested In Sex Trafficking Scheme, Faces 15 Years To Life If Convicted

Allison Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan for 10 seasons on the Superman TV series Smallville, was arrested Friday in New York on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. She was indicted along with Keith Ranier…

Allison Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan for 10 seasons on the Superman TV series Smallville, was arrested Friday in New York on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. She was indicted along with Keith Raniere, the alleged leader of a self-help program and purported pyramid scheme being investigated for operating a shadow society of female “slaves.” Raniere and Mack each face mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years to life in…

Bill Cosby Attorneys Raise Questions About Timeline Of Alleged Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby’s attorneys want to show that the comedian wouldn’t have been in the Philadelphia area when the alleged assault of Andrea Constand took place in 2004.
This morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA, Cosby’s attorney…

Bill Cosby's attorneys want to show that the comedian wouldn't have been in the Philadelphia area when the alleged assault of Andrea Constand took place in 2004. This morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA, Cosby’s attorneys called Debbie Meister, Cosby’s personal assistant, and Kim Harjo, a former public relations assistant who worked with Cosby. Both went through travel records from late December 2003 and January 2004. Constand, after originally…