Miramax Picks Up ‘I Won’t Be Home For Christmas’ Script From ‘On My Block’ Co-Creator Lauren Iungerich

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Miramax has secured the film rights to I Won’t Be Home For Christmas, a holiday film written by Lauren Iungerich, who is also set to direct the feature as her first directorial outing. Iungerich is best known as the creator behind MTV’s Awk…

Inside the High-Pressure World of Late-Night Talk-Show Prop Demands

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Television production is an area where “Hurry up and wait” is a common refrain. However, for the prop teams that work on late-night talk shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” that’s not an option. They typically hav…

Why the Smithsonian Chose to Enshrine ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Servant Costume

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The iconic red-caped, white-bonneted outfits worn by Elisabeth Moss and the other childbearing servants in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” created by costume designer Ane Crabtree, have become that show’s signature visual.  Hulu immediately knew it had a…

Japanese Sleeper Hit ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Heads for English Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

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“One Cut of the Dead,” a micro-budget horror film that last year defied the odds to become one of the biggest hits of the year in Japan, is headed for an English-language remake. Patrick Cunningham, a Japan-based American producer whose credits include…

‘Midnight Rider’ Case: First AD Hillary Schwartz Denied Leniency By GA Court

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Like Midnight Rider’s director before her, the film’s first assistant director Hillary Schwartz asked for and was denied leniency by a Georgia court for her part in the death of her 27 year-old crew member Sarah Jones. Schwartz had motioned the c…

Feeling the Churn: Why Netflix Cancels Shows After A Couple Of Seasons & Why They Can’t Move To New Homes

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For decades, the success of a TV series had been measured by its longevity. The standard series regular contracts are for six years, which has been considered a threshold for a show to be deemed reasonably successful. Netflix may be rewriting the ruleb…

Sun Entertainment Makes English-Language Debut, Backs Philip Lee’s $120 Million ‘Inversion’

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The $120 million multinational disaster movie “Inversion” leads a slate of two feature films and a TV series from Hong Kong-Chinese producer and financier Sun Entertainment Culture (SUNEC). The two movies mark Sun’s English-language film debut. F…

FilMart: Chow Yun-fat Stars in ‘Be Water, My Friend’ for Distribution Workshop

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Hong Kong- and Taiwan-based group Just Creative will use this week’s FilMart to launch “Be Water, My Friend,” one of the year’s biggest movies from Greater China. The drama is currently in production with Chow Yun-fat in the lead role as a pathological…

‘When Calls The Heart’ Will Continue On Hallmark, Channel Assures Fans

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The Hallmark Channel has confirmed that its series When Calls The Heart is not being canceled, despite the parent company’s firing of key player Lori Loughlin for her alleged role in a college bribery scandal.
In an Instagram post sent Friday on …

Cinematographer Captures Life of Artist ‘Mapplethorpe’ in Grimy Gotham

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Don’t tell cinematographer Nancy Schreiber that she’s having a renaissance. That would imply there’ve been slumps in her long career, and she won’t have any of that, even if for a time she was taking smaller jobs as the gaps widened between larger gigs…

LeRoy Bennett Keeps Top Acts Like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande in the Spotlight

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You might say that LeRoy Bennett is a shining light among lighting and production designers for pop music. Doing double duty creating both touring sets and their illumination, he started out with a 14-year run as Prince’s collaborator, went on to work …

Lois Carl, Former On-Set Tutor to Haley Joel Osment And Other Child Stars, Dead At 82

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Veteran studio teacher Lois Carl, a longtime tutor who worked side-by-side with young Hollywood stars such as Haley Joel Osment, David Arquette and Josh Hutchinson, has died from complications related to end-stage kidney disease. She was 82.
Carl died …

Nimble Studio’s New Pipeline Helps Take Animation to the Cloud

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Cloud-based collaboration has transformed the world of digital content, and the technology now extends into animation. One company at the forefront of this change, Nimble Studio, aims to provide high-level tools while eliminating high-cost infrastructu…

‘Captain Marvel’ Composer Shatters Glass Ceiling for Superhero Movies

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With the March 8 opening of “Captain Marvel,” composer Pinar Toprak becomes the first woman to score a Marvel superhero movie — possibly the most high-profile accomplishment yet for a female in a notoriously male-dominated profession. But the Turkish-b…

Amazon Prime Launches Original Series ‘The End’ With India’s Akshay Kumar

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Amazon Prime Video’s India service launched action-thriller original series “The End” in Mumbai on Tuesday. The series marks the streaming debut of bankable Bollywood star Akshay Kumar (“2.0”). Abundantia Entertainment, one of the producers  of Kumar’s…

India’s Hotstar Belatedly Joins Original Content Race With Slate of Applause Shows

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India’s leading OTT platform, the Fox- and Star-owned Hotstar will launch its recently announced original programming slate, branded Hotstar Specials. It has commissioned four shows produced by Applause Entertainment, the content arm of the $43 billion…