• Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:33 +0000
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of 15 state attorneys general have launched a public service campaign to warn consumers about the risk of malware from visiting piracy sites. The PSAs are running on TV, radio, and social media in 15 states during July and August, and were organized by the group Digital Citizens Alliance. Tom... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:59:39 +0000
    Lionsgate has picked up Shay Hatten’s action script “Ballerina” and set up the project with “John Wick” franchise producer Basil Iwanyk through his Thunder Road company. Lionsgate won an auction for “Ballerina,” with Warner Bros. and Universal also expressing interest in the script, which centers on a young woman raised as an assassin who must... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:58:07 +0000
    GLAS Animation will host a selection of short films all made by women dealing with some aspect of sexuality on Thursday, July 27, at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30. The GLAS Animation Festival, which debuted just two years ago in Berkeley, Calif., has already received accolades... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:18:54 +0000
    The United States Senate voted Tuesday morning to hear debate about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — the controversial bill that could repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare — and Hollywood didn’t hesitate to express its disgust via social media. Mark Ruffalo, an active environmentalist, tweeted that “democracy is in... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:18:49 +0000
    Tom Hardy will produce and star in the Bosnian War movie “My War Gone By, I Miss It So,” Variety has learned exclusively. The film is based on the 1999 book of the same name by Anthony Lloyd, an English journalist and war correspondent. Gavin O’Connor is attached to direct and produce, along with Scott... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:16:37 +0000
    The state of local TV news is sure to be a flash point when public debate over Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion purchase of Tribune Media heats up next month as the FCC fields comments on the proposed merger. By many accounts, the wave of consolidation among TV stations over the past few years has... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:49:13 +0000
    Cabler TV One has named Michelle Rice as interim general manager following the exit of president Brad Siegel. Rice was among the first employees hired for the cabler, which bowed in January 2004. TV One targets African-American viewers with entertainment and news programming. Siegel is leaving the company after two and a half years at... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:36:27 +0000
    Hilary Zaitz Michael has joined WME as an agent in the Literary Packaging department. Michael joins WME from Michael London’s Groundswell Productions, where she served as Vice President. During her tenure there she distinguished herself with an eye for source material, overseeing all aspects of development, packaging and production for films and television series including... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:35:44 +0000
    In today’s roundup, Bravo greenlight “Vanderpump Rules Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky,” and Fox Writers Lab selected its 2017 fellow.  GREENLIGHTS Bravo announced “Vanderpump Rules Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky” will premiere on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The new half-hour series follows bartender Jax Taylor and his southern sweetheart, Brittany Cartwright, as... Read more »
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:00:05 +0000
    Veteran producer and TV executive Danielle Claman Gelber has signed a first-look deal with Universal Television. Gelber will produce new programming for a wide variety of platforms. “I’ve known Danielle since we were colleagues at Showtime and she’s always had wonderful taste in material and a keen eye for writing talent,” says Universal Television president... Read more »
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