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Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Joins Scream
Well that didnt take long, at all.
The horror drama’s brand-new chapter follows Dion (played by Rj Cyler), a football player who on track to score a college scholarship… until a masked killer uses his darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.
Per THR. »
‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered
Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »
- Carli Velocci
Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino Ink Overall Deal at Amazon Studios
The husband and wife team currently serve as executive producers on the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which is written and directed by Sherman-Palladino. The series was picked up for two seasons in April, the first multi-season order for a new series in Amazon’s history. It follows a 1950’s New York housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who discovers a talent for stand up comedy. The pilot became available on Amazon Prime in March.
“Amy and Dan are brilliant,” said Joe Lewis, head of comedy, Drama and VR for Amazon Studios. “Everything they create has such an incredible vision behind it. On top of that, they’re wonderfully funny and smart people. Also, Amy has the best hats in show business. We’re excited about the next two seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with them and, with »
- Joe Otterson
Casey Affleck's Sea Change Media Signs First-Look Deal With Amazon
The two-year deal, covering both film and television projects, repairs Affleck with Amazon, after he won the best actor Oscar for Manchester by the Sea, which Amazon nabbed out of the Sundance Film Festival. Whitaker Lader, a Sundance Institute alum, serves as head of production and development of Sea Change, which looks to develop bold, authentic, smart content, shining a light on underrepresented voices and stories, and operating with a philosophy of inclusivity and collaboration.
"This deal with Casey exemplifies our focus in expanding Amazon Studios’ relationships »
- Ashley Lee
Jan Triska, Star of ‘Ronin’ and ‘Ragtime,’ Dies at 80 After Fall From Bridge in Czech Republic
Jan Triska, a Czech actor who starred in such Hollywood movies as “Ronin” and “Ragtime,” has died after a fall on Saturday from Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80 years old. According to the Associated Press, Prague theater director Jan Hrusinsky confirmed the death on Monday. The actor died in Prague’s military hospital overnight from his injuries after Saturday’s fall. The circumstances of the fall are still unclear. Triska moved to the United States in 1977 after he signed a human rights manifesto against Czechoslovakia’s then-Communist government, according to The Guardian. He had been inspired by his close friend, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’: New Netflix special could bring Jerry Seinfeld back to Emmys
Early this year, streaming giant Netflix announced a major deal with legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld for two, brand new stand-up specials and the rights to his current series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” In the first special of the budding partnership, “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” which dropped on Sept. 19, Seinfeld returns to the The Comic […] »
- David Buchanan
Ex-Sony PR Exec Jean Guerin Joins Fox Broadcasting Company
Jean Guerin was named executive vice president of publicity & corporate communications at the Fox Broadcasting Company Monday, barely an hour after she exited a senior publicity post at Sony. At Fox, she will be the chief media strategist where she will oversee all program publicity and report to Shannon Ryan, chief marketing officer of Fox Television Group. “Jean is a gifted strategist and one of the most respected communications executives in television and film,” said Ryan in a statement. “Her extensive experience, combined with her keen knowledge of the business, makes her the perfect fit for Fox, and we can’t wait for. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Fox Broadcasting Adds Jean Guerin as Communications Chief
Veteran communications executive Jean Guerin has joined Fox Broadcasting as the network’s new head of public relations.
Guerin steps into the role vacated by Shannon Ryan, who was named chief marketing officer at Fox Television Group earlier this year. She will report to Ryan as executive VP, publicity and corporate communications.
“Jean is a gifted strategist and one of the most respected communications executives in television and film,” said Ryan. “Her extensive experience, combined with her keen knowledge of the business, makes her the perfect fit for Fox, and we can’t wait for her to join our talented publicity team.”
Guerin heads to Fox from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she was senior VP of media relations for the motion-picture group. In a memo to staff Monday, Sony’s Bob Lawson wrote, “I want to thank Jean for her tireless work and dedication to Spe. She has been a terrific colleague and partner throughout some of »
- Daniel Holloway
Tahra Grant Promoted to Replace Jean Guerin as Sony Svp, Media Relations
Sony Pictures on Monday announced two changes in its corporate communications office, announcing that Jean Guerin, senior vice president, media relations for Sony’s motion picture group will leave the studio at the end of October and be replaced by Tahra Grant.
Grant, who will report to Bob Lawson, joined Sony more than a year ago from Rubenstein, the New York-based communications agency where she served as a vice president in the entertainment division. There she handled communications for clients that included the Tribeca Film Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Orchard.
Since joining Sony, the film division has been Grant’s main area of focus. “As such, she is well-positioned to ensure a smooth transition, without interruption to our day-to-day activities, and to lead our corporate communications efforts in the film group moving forward,” Lawson wrote in the staffing announcement. Guerin, he said, “has been a terrific colleague and partner throughout some of the studio’s »
- Ricardo Lopez
Oprah, Amy Sedaris, the Cast of Will & Grace, and More Stopped by Our Photo Studio at the Tribeca TV Festival
Check out all the photos. »
- Maya Robinson,Corinna Burford,Kyle Dorosz
Harry Knowles Sex-Assault Allegations Prompt Staff Exodus from Ain't It Cool News
Several writers have resigned from the influential movie site Ain't It Cool News (AICN) after a woman came forward to accuse that site's 45-year-old founder, Harry Knowles, of having sexually assaulted her nearly two decades ago.
In a statement posted Monday to Twitter, Steve Prokopy, a Chicago-based writer who signed his reviews "Capone," called the choice to leave the site "a remarkably easy decision to make."
"I sincerely hope that the women impacted by any of these incidents have received all the support and strength they need to recover and heal," Prokopy said.
Eric Vespe, who wrote »
- Seth Abramovitch
Michael Jordan: Athlete Protestors ‘Should Not Be Demonized or Ostracized’
Superstar Michael Jordan says athletes who peacefully express themselves “should not be demonized or ostracized.” The Chicago Bulls legend and Charlotte Hornets owner was asked about President Donald Trump rescinding an invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House. His comments also came as many NFL players are taking a knee to protest racism and police killings — a form of peaceful protest that Trump has criticized. “One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest,” the Hornets owner said in a statement to. »
- Ashley Boucher
TV Review: ‘The Brave,’ Starring Anne Heche, on NBC
“The Brave” is a by-the-numbers hybrid of two of three very familiar drama formulas. A few sentences at the start of the drama more or less position it as the military-intelligence version of “Law & Order,” perhaps one that could replace the famous “thunk-thunk” with the sound of gunfire or explosions.
Intelligence analysts, “The Brave” informs viewers, are the ones who assess risks to Americans and their interests; Special Forces soldiers are “tasked with eliminating” those threats. The difference is that the hour is not split between those two teams, as is the case with classic “L&O.” The units work together on “The Brave,” and their time-sensitive tasks feature the usual array of maps, drones, gunplay, urgent conversations and undercover spy work.
The opening hour hits a number of story points that have been done better elsewhere (notably on “Homeland” and “Rubicon,” among other dramas). An American woman has been taken hostage, and »
- Maureen Ryan
‘America’s Got Talent’ losers that still made it big: Jackie Evancho, JabbaWocKeeZ, Lindsey Stirling …
Losing “America’s Got Talent” and the $1 million prize that comes with it is not necessarily a bad thing. Many contestants over the first 11 seasons of “Agt” have gone on to greater success after the show, to the point where some are more known for their respective talents rather than being known as a […] »
- Kevin Jacobsen
‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Fetches New Director
The first book centered on a young girl who received a red puppy for her birthday that grew to be 25 feet tall. It was published by Scholastic in 1963, leading to more than 60 titles and 127 million copies in print. Clifford is Scholastic’s official mascot.
Scholastic produced the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” TV series, which which originally aired on PBS Kids from 2000 to 2003. The “Clifford the Big Red Dog” movie had been in development at Universal for several years with the studio announcing in 2014 that it would be »
- Dave McNary
'Pitch Perfect 3' Trailer: The Bellas Sing George Michael's 'Freedom '90'
The Bellas are back for a third round of a cappella battles and shenanigans in Pitch Perfect 3, with a new trailer dropping Monday.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and their crew will return as the Barden Bellas, the all female a cappella team who first brought the world of competitive singing to life on-screen back in 2012. Other returning stars include Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks and Anna Camp, though Camp's now-husband Skylar Astin will sit out this latest installment.
In the two-and-a-half minute trailer for the upcoming flick, »
'Maus': Film Review | Fantastic Fest 2017
A captivity thriller set in the long shadow of the mid-1990s Bosnian war, Yayo Herrero's Maus places an injured Bosnian woman in the custody of two mysterious Serbian men and correctly expects things not to go well. The assured feature debut of writer/director Yayo Herrero, it introduces just enough hints of the supernatural and the transgressively political to inspire post-screening conversations — some of which will conclude that the ingredients don't quite add up. Few will argue, though, with the effectiveness of its trapped-in-the-woods tension and the potency of its simmering ethnic hatred.
- John DeFore
On Ununiform, Tricky Finds New Angles in Darkness
The trip-hop legend returns with a dense and dark new album. »
- Frank Guan
Ain’t It Cool News Staffers Quit Amid Harry Knowles Sex Assault Claims: ‘Impossible to Defend’
Eric Vespe and Steve Prokopy, two longtime staffers at film fan site Ain’t It Cool News, have chosen to leave the site after a woman accused founder Harry Knowles of sexual assault, the two announced on Twitter Monday. pic.twitter.com/FvK5HqM7ry — Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) September 25, 2017 An announcement about my leaving Ain't It Cool News. pic.twitter.com/4vyJIhMycQ — Steve Prokopy (@SteveProkopy) September 25, 2017 Jasmine Baker told IndieWire that Knowles assaulted her on two occasions at official Drafthouse events in Austin, Texas. In one case, she said, he “rubbed up against her buttocks and legs in a way »
- Matt Pressberg
Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson to Star in 'Romeo and Juliet' Reimagining
Ant-Man and the Wasp scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari are set to write the screenplay, which will update William Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy against a backdrop of corporate espionage.
- Mia Galuppo
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