Fox Film Boss Stacey Snider On Industry Consolidation Like Disney-Fox: “Just Buckle Up And Take The Ride” – CinemaCon

So what about the Fox-Disney merger? It’s a prime question in these CinemaCon times that wasn’t broached during Disney’s presentation yesterday. Today during a CinemaCon panel, 20th Century Fox CEO and chairman Stacey Snider and Avata…

So what about the Fox-Disney merger? It’s a prime question in these CinemaCon times that wasn’t broached during Disney’s presentation yesterday. Today during a CinemaCon panel, 20th Century Fox CEO and chairman Stacey Snider and Avatar producer Jon Landau could only say so much, but here’s what the former let on as to why consolidation is occurring in the film industry: “As a 30-year lifelong studio executive, I can see the pressure that the studios have to not only…

‘Avatar’ Producer Jon Landau Updates On Sequel & ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ – CinemaCon

Avatar 2 doesn’t open until December 18, 2020, so what’s been happening behind the scenes? Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau was on hand at a CinemaCon panel session today titled “An Industry Think Tank 3.0: Meeting the Expectations o…

Avatardoesn’t open until December 18, 2020, so what’s been happening behind the scenes? Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau was on hand at a CinemaCon panel session today titled “An Industry Think Tank 3.0: Meeting the Expectations of Today’s Savvy Moviegoer,” and said that James Cameron is in the middle of the performance motion capture shooting right now, “in a huge water tank.” “We want to see that the world and characters deliver on what the promise of the first…

ATX Television Festival Adds ‘Younger’, ‘Station 19’ & ‘Genius’ Panels

The seventh annual ATX Television Festival has added three series to its lineup and expanded the panels for two others.
TV Land’s Younger is returning to the fest — set for June 17-20 in Austin — for a fourth time with a panel and sneak peek at Season 5. The Q&A will feature creator/EP Darren Star, series lead Sutton Foster and fellow castmembers Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard, and Charles Michael Davis.

ABC’s freshman Grey’s Anatom…

The seventh annual ATX Television Festival has added three series to its lineup and expanded the panels for two others. TV Land’s Younger is returning to the fest — set for June 17-20 in Austin — for a fourth time with a panel and sneak peek at Season 5. The Q&A will feature creator/EP Darren Star, series lead Sutton Foster and fellow castmembers Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard, and Charles Michael Davis. ABC’s freshman Grey's Anatom…

‘I Love You, America’s Sarah Silverman Talks Importance Of Finding Commonalities & Forging Connections – The Contenders Emmys

Hours before Hulu’s Contenders panel for Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, Americathe final panel of the day—the streaming service announced that the hit variety series will be back for another 11 episodes, to begin airing on September 6—just in time for conversation centering on the midterm elections.
Speaking with Deadline’s Pete Hammond, Silverman first discussed her initial conception of the series, which tries to take an even-keeled look at the current political…

Hours before Hulu’s Contenders panel for Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, Americathe final panel of the day—the streaming service announced that the hit variety series will be back for another 11 episodes, to begin airing on September 6—just in time for conversation centering on the midterm elections. Speaking with Deadline’s Pete Hammond, Silverman first discussed her initial conception of the series, which tries to take an even-keeled look at the current political…

‘Loudermilk’ EP Talks Appeal Of “Anti-Social, Hard To Get Along With” Characters & More – The Contenders Emmys

“I always like characters like this who are anti-social, hard to get along with, but there’s still something within them that’s likeable and can help other people,” Loudermilk EP Bobby Mort told Dawn Chmielewski today at The Contenders Emmys. With Sam Loudermilk—the misanthropic recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor portrayed by Sam Livingston in the AT&T Audience Network series—Mort has found his latest great character.
Known for comedies in the film world…

“I always like characters like this who are anti-social, hard to get along with, but there's still something within them that's likeable and can help other people,” Loudermilk EP Bobby Mort told Dawn Chmielewski today at The Contenders Emmys. With Sam Loudermilk—the misanthropic recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor portrayed by Sam Livingston in the AT&T Audience Network series—Mort has found his latest great character. Known for comedies in the film world…

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Cast & EP Talk Complexity Of Characters, Reveal Season 2 Premiere Date – The Contenders Emmys

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes will be back for a ten-episode second season on August 22, AT&T Audience Network told Deadline during the show’s panel at The Contenders Emmys. Director Jack Bender joined stars Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch and Holland Taylor to discuss the series’ first run.
Speaking with Deadline’s Joe Utichi, Bender offered his first impressions of Mr. Mercedes. “When Stephen first sent me the galleys, I was thrilled,…

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes will be back for a ten-episode second season on August 22, AT&T Audience Network told Deadline during the show’s panel at The Contenders Emmys. Director Jack Bender joined stars Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch and Holland Taylor to discuss the series’ first run. Speaking with Deadline’s Joe Utichi, Bender offered his first impressions of Mr. Mercedes. “When Stephen first sent me the galleys, I was thrilled,”…

‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi On What’s In Store For Spinoff’s Sophomore Year – The Contenders Emmys

Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi teased Season 2 of Freeform’s Black-ish spinoff series today at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys, and reflected on her transition from the show’s mothership Black-ish.
“I know little to nothing about Season 2. What I can say is I’m really looking forward to Zoey actually going to class,” Shahidi said during ABC Studios’ panel session at the DGA Theater. “Season 2, I’m excited to have a breath, in terms of extending these storylines. Zoey’s now a…

Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi teased Season 2 of Freeform’s Black-ish spinoff series today at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys, and reflected on her transition from the show’s mothership Black-ish. “I know little to nothing about Season 2. What I can say is I'm really looking forward to Zoey actually going to class,” Shahidi said during ABC Studios’ panel session at the DGA Theater. “Season 2, I'm excited to have a breath, in terms of extending these storylines. Zoey’s now a…