Movies

  • Film News Roundup: Virginia Madsen, Valeria Cotto to Star in Supernatural Thriller ‘Sarah’
    In today’s film news, Virginia Madsen takes on a supernatural thriller; Jason Wiles, Michael Beach, Lonnie Chavis, and Ryan Merriman star in “Sunny Daze”; and FilmNation takes sales rights to Almodovar’s latest. CASTINGS Virginia Madsen and “The Florida Project” star Valeria Cotto will star in the independent supernatural movie “Sarah” with shooting starting in Los […]
  • Broadway Review: ‘My Fair Lady’
    If you’ve got it, flaunt it. The splendid Beaumont stage at Lincoln Center was made for great classic musicals like Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” and helmer Bartlett Sher was born to stage them. This jubilant revival is meticulously mounted and entirely welcome – despite the eccentric casting choice of Lauren Ambrose as Eliza […]
  • Can ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Top ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Record Box Office Opening?
    It’s undisputed that “Avengers: Infinity War” will have a monstrous opening at the box office. The question is: How high can it go? Initial tracking indicated that the superhero adventure would launch to $175 million to $200 million, but projections have since increased to between $190 million and $235 million-plus. If those numbers continue to increase, […]
  • Former Audience Network Exec Bart Peters Launches Big Branch Productions
    Former Audience Network executive Bart Peters has launched a new company, Big Branch Productions, set to produce original content across all genres and platforms including film, television, and live events. The company will have offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. Peters is the former head of production and development at Audience Network. “My vision for […]
  • BondIt Media Capital Closes $20 Million Credit Facility (EXCLUSIVE)
    BondIt Media Capital has closed an institutional credit facility of $20 million from Texas-based hedge fund Revere Capital. BondIt said on Thursday that the facility will leverage its ability to provide financing solutions to the ever-growing number of films, TV series, and media companies in the sector. In the four years since inception, BondIt Media […]
  • TV News Roundup: Freeform, ABC News Team for ‘Parkland: For Our Lives’ Special
    In today’s roundup, Freeform and ABC News’ “Nightline” team up on their first co-production to air documentary special “Parkland: For Our Lives,” while Sundance Now has acquired BBC series “Motherland” DATES CBS All Access has announced the premiere date for its newest original drama series, “Strange Angel,” which will launch on Thursday, June 14 exclusively […]
  • Inventor of the Inclusion Rider Discusses Why the Initiative Is Necessary at Panel
    On Wednesday night, four women from different corners of the entertainment industry gathered for The Future She Built, a conversation about increasing diversity and the role of women in Hollywood. The event was presented by Select Management Group’s Select Impact. Held at Capitol Records’ Los Angeles headquarters, Capitol Music Group chief operating officer Michelle Jubelirer, […]
  • Brookings Institution Doc Puts a Human Face on the Medical Marijuana Movement
    While legal marijuana dispensaries all over Los Angeles and California get ready to mark their first-ever Green Friday in the post-“adult use” era with tomorrow’s 4/20 celebration, the medical uses of cannabis tend to get overshadowed in all the hoopla. Last night (April 18) at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, the Brookings Institution, a […]
  • Ice-T’s Character Aaron Griffin Is Unlockable in ‘Gears of War 4’
    Earlier this week, rapper and actor Ice-T teased on Twitter that “Gears of War” news was incoming. Now, we know what it is — he’s reprising his role as Aaron Griffin in “Gears of War 4,” developer the Coalition revealed Thursday. Starting April 20, players can earn the character in-game by completing a new timed […]
  • ‘Bosch’ Producer Fabrik Entertainment Signs With UTA (EXCLUSIVE)
    Production company Fabrik Entertainment has signed with United Talent Agency, Variety has learned. “United Talent Agency is the ideal partner for Fabrik as we continue to expand our production slate and enjoy more interest from domestic and international distributors for our content,” said Henrik Bastin, Fabrik Entertainment CEO. “We are attracted to thought-provoking and cutting […]
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