Female Empowerment Comes To Faith-Based Arena With ‘Arise’, About Historic Israeli Leader

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EXCLUSIVE: Female-empowered content is rising in the faith-based arena. Third Coast Content, an Endeavor Content-backed production company overseen by long-time faith film executive, Ben Howard (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, War Room and I …

Otto Preminger’s Crime Thriller ‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’ Remake In The Works At Screen Gems

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EXCLUSIVE: Bunny Lake is no longer missing. A remake of the 1965 crime thriller Bunny Lake is Missing, is in the early development stages under Sony’s Screen Gem label. The original was directed and produced by Otto Preminger and starred Laurence…

Casey Affleck ‘Light Of My Life’ Q&A: The Film With Elisabeth Moss About Parental Love Set In A Dangerous Dystopian World

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the first clip from Oscar winner Casey Affleck’s passion project — Light of My Life — which screened today at the Berlin International Film Festival. Affleck wrote, produced, directed and starred in this film. …

Dan Lin’s Rideback Teams With MRC On New TV Writer Incubator

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A new TV incubator designed to generate straight-to-series shows is being launched by The Lego Movie franchise producer Dan Lin’s production company Rideback and MRC, the TV and film studio behind House of Cards and Baby Driver.
The Rideback TV …

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Finale To Be Capped With A Concert Showcasing Its Songbook

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The series finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will have a special concert event immediately following the last show: Yes, It’s Really Us Singing: The ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Concert Special!
The music starts on Friday, April 5 at 9 PM ET/PT immediately follow…

Meshulam Riklis Dies: Pia Zadora Husband, Billionaire Involved In Golden Globes Scandal Was 95

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Meshulam Riklis, a billionaire businessman best known as the husband of actress Pia Zadora and the fulcrum of a Golden Globes scandal in the 1980s, has died. He was 95 and passed in a Tel Aviv hospital, according to his family.

Riklis was accused of l…

Kenya Barris Receives Producers Guild’s 2019 Visionary Award

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Black-ish creator Kenya Barris won the Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Award on Saturday night but in his evocative comments from the stage it was clear that the forward-looking native of Inglewood, Ca., still has a good view of his past.
Kenya …

Producers Guild Awards: ‘Green Book’ Takes Best Picture; ‘Americans’ & ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Lead TV – Complete Winners List

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Green Book walked away with the marquee prize at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards, which were handed out Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton. The Viggo Mortensen-Mahershala Ali period pic won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer o…

Amy Sherman-Palladino On Norman Lear’s Legacy: ‘He Taught Sitcom Writers How To Write Sitcoms’ – PGA Awards

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Accepting the Producers Guild’s Norman Lear Achievement Award tonight to a standing ovation in the Beverly Hilton Ballroom, Amy Sherman-Palladino spoke of the TV legend as someone “who shared the wealth with those around them. He did well, …

Producers Guild Awards Live Blog & Winners List – Updating Live

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The 30th annual Producers Guild Awards are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton tonight, and Deadline is live blogging all the action. Trophies will be presented in 13 categories spanning film and television, and we will be updating the winners list …

Roland Joffé To Direct ‘The Legitimate Wiseguy’ About Chicago Outfit Mobster Tony Spilotro And The Kid He Mentored

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He was one of the most ruthless, feared and notorious criminals ever to come out of the Chicago Outfit: Anthony ‘Tony the Ant’ Spilotro. Now, Roland Joffé and Chicagoan Nicholas Celozzi, who is the grand nephew of the late mob boss Sam Gian…

‘White Like Her’ Optioned For TV Series By FGW Productions

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EXCLUSIVE: The bestselling book White Like Her, author Gail Lukasik’s personal exploration about her mother’s decision to hide her African American heritage and pass for white, has been optioned by FGW Productions (Who Killed Tupac?). White…

Millennium Films Adds Russian Gas Czar As Investor On Film Slate, Including Pic Based On Book By CNN’s Jake Tapper

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EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Films has pacted with Russian businessman Andrey Georgiev on its upcoming slate of films as an investor and executive producer, including The Outpost, a film about American military valor based on CNN anchor and Chief Washington c…

Leonardo DiCaprio Testifies To Federal Grand Jury In Malaysian Fund Probe: Report

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Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly secretly testified before a Washington, DC grand jury as part of a federal investigation into a Malaysian government investment fund.
The case, which involves some of the highest members of the Malaysian government and …

In Multi-Part Anime Series, Producer Hisaaki Takeuchi Takes On ‘The Laws Of The Universe’

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As the producer of The Laws of the Universe—a series of anime features from Isamu Imakake—Hisaaki Takeuchi has had grand ambitions. While Part 0 launched in 2015, Part I hit theaters this year, unfurling a mythology of the universe where hu…

Rosa Parks Feature Biopic Coming From Winter State Entertainment

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EXCLUSIVE: A feature film about the courageous U.S. activist Rosa Parks is on its way and it just may mark the first time a biopic about Parks will make it into this nation’s theaters. The filmmakers — Winter State Entertainment and a large…

Roger And Julie Corman Docu Series ‘Cormans’ Hollywood’ Set By Shout Studios, Ace Film HK And Friendship Films

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Cormans’ Hollywood, a 13-episode documentary series teeming with archival footage and insights from seven decades of filmmaking by Roger Corman and his wife, Julie, has been set by Shout! Studios, Ace Film HK Co. and Friendship Films.
Thirteen 50…

With ‘Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms,’ Producer Kenji Horikawa Stands Behind Talent Of Visionary Newcomer

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After working with screenwriter Mari Okada for a number of years, producer Kenji Horikawa needed to learn to work with the artist in a different way, as she set out to make her directorial debut with Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms. An ambitiou…