Paramount Sets First Look Deal With Adam McKay & Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez & Gloria Sanchez Labels

Paramount Sets First Look Deal With Adam McKay & Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez & Gloria Sanchez Labels

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has set Gary Sanchez Productions and sister label Gloria Sanchez into a new three-year first look feature deal. Gary Sanchez Productions is led by principals Will Ferrell and Adam McKay with producer Jessica Elbaum heading Gloria Sanchez. This comes as Paramount percolates the Demetri Martin scripted Will, and the English language remake of the German comedy Toni Erdmann, with Lisa Cholodenko to direct a vehicle for Kristen Wiig and possibly…Read full story

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Emmy Predictions: Will Sterling K. Brown Prevail Again Or Is Upset Looming In Drama Series Actor Race?

Emmy Predictions: Will Sterling K. Brown Prevail Again Or Is Upset Looming In Drama Series Actor Race?

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series It’s co-star versus co-star in the Lead Actor race this time around, as Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris battle for the gold, while This Is Us stars Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia face off again for the second year running. Brown won that round in 2017—but will Ventimiglia prevail in the rematch? The category also sees the return of Matthew Rhys of The Americans, which is looking at its final chance for glory this…Read full story

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‘The Code’: Luke Mitchell To Headline New CBS Drama Series After Recasting

‘The Code’: Luke Mitchell To Headline New CBS Drama Series After Recasting

EXCLUSIVE:  CBS’ new drama series The Code has found its male lead in Blindspot alum Luke Mitchell. He replaces Dave Annable, who played the role in the pilot. In The Code, whose pilot was penned by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny from a story by him and Craig Turk and directed by Marc Webb, the military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an…Read full story

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‘The Voice’ EP On Keeping The Series Vital Through 14 Seasons & New Digital Series ‘The Comeback Stage’

‘The Voice’ EP On Keeping The Series Vital Through 14 Seasons & New Digital Series ‘The Comeback Stage’

As she entered the 14th season of NBC’s The Voice, executive producer Audrey Morrissey‘s mission remained the same as it’s always been: figuring out how to keep a long-running reality series as fresh and dynamic as it was at its inception. With more than 20 years in music television, Morrissey can tell you that this is no easy feat. Fortunately, seven years in, The Voice is as popular as it’s ever been. “But you want to create excitement and interest and have people still…Read full story

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Heading To $6M+ Wednesday; ‘Meg’ Swims To $60M – Midday Box Office

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Heading To $6M+ Wednesday; ‘Meg’ Swims To $60M – Midday Box Office

Warner Bros.’ fantastic week at the box office continued today with the Wednesday opening of Crazy Rich Asians. Early midday estimates show a $6M+ start which would put the watershed film on a course for a $28M-$29M five-day, and around $19M for Friday-Sunday. The studio didn’t hold previews last night for Crazy Rich Asians because today is technically like a preview more or less.  A week ago at 354 locations, Warners held sneaks for the Jon M. Chu-directed movie which…Read full story

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Defends Decision To Suspend InfoWars’ Alex Jones

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Defends Decision To Suspend InfoWars’ Alex Jones

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the company’s decision to give conspiracy theorist Alex Jones a seven-day “time out” after the right-wing commentator urged viewers to get their “battle rifles” ready against the media. Dorsey told NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt that Twitter needs to respond to such incitements to violence on its platform, adding that such action can help influence behavior. “I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes…Read full story

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