January 6 Hearings: Latest On WH Counsel Pat Cipollone’s Potential Deposition & Upcoming Schedule


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Liz Cheney in her opening statement at the first hearing offered a rough outline of the hearings yet to come and their dates, each of which will have a specific theme and purpose. Rep.
ET. CNN will broadcast live on Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m. Times are subject to change. CNN’s coverage of the January 6 committee hearings will stream live, without requiring a cable log-in via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels” or CNNgo where available.
The CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Radio and affiliate service CBS Newspath will have special, live coverage of each of the House select committee’s public hearings. Viewers can also watch CBS News’ live coverage on CBSNews.com and the network’s YouTube channel. Uninterrupted coverage will be available to watch at CBSNews.com/hearings.
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Per Politico, Thompson called the footage he had seen “important,” but declined to elaborate. That evidence includes footage from British filmmaker Alex Holder, who was scheduled to speak to the committee on Thursday. The filmmaker told Deadline in an interview that he would testify in public if asked to do so by the committee.
Joining O’Donnell for the special coverage Thursday will be John Dickerson, chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa, chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett as well as congressional correspondents Nikole Killion and Scott MacFarlane.
Holder said in a statement that the upcoming three-part Discovery+ documentary, Unprecedented, was shot in the final six weeks of President Trump’s re-election campaign. and son-in-law Jared Kushner as well as Vice President Mike Pence. Holder said that he and his team are “fully cooperating” with the subpoena. The series includes interviews with Trump, his daughter Ivanka, sons Eric and Don Jr. Capitol. It allegedly contains never-before-seen footage of the January 6th attack at the U.S.
The public affairs network is serving as the pool for broadcast and cable media and will cover the hearing with seven cameras placed strategically around the stately Cannon Caucus Room. The hearing will be live on C-SPAN, C-SPAN.org and the C-SPAN Now app. The setup will include a “head on” camera, getting cover shots of the dais; a manned “head on” camera to get shots of committee members; a manned “cut” camera, to get shots of members at the dais or of witnesses and their table; a robotic witness camera; and another witness camera.
At that hearing, Cassidy Hutchinson, who was the top aide to Trump’s last Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, provided shocking testimony about what was actually going on in the White House on January 6, and who knew what when.
Hutchinson's testimony was reportedly moved up due to concerns for her safety, so it's likely Holder will now present his footage and testify in July.
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead the network's live coverage with a CBS News Special Report on the CBS broadcast flagship and also on CBS News Streaming and the CBS News mobile apps.
Coverage of the hearings will also be included on CBS Mornings, the CBS Evening News With Norah O'Donnell, CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation.
All major broadcast and cable networks have been covering the hearings, most of them in their entirety. Capitol. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. The House select committee is holding public, televised hearings detailing its investigation into the Jan.
The request contained a series of suggested dates in early-to-mid July for her testimony. Thomas reportedly said she looked forward to doing speaking with the commission after being served with a request last week. On another front, there is no indication as of yet when or if Ginni Thomas, a conservative political activist and wife of Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas, might testify. Later a lawyer for Thomas said he had "serious concerns" about such an interview.
Last Tuesday's surprise hearing delivered some bombshells for the January 6th Commission, which reconvened despite having announced a break until after the Congressional recess.
The date listed on the subpoena for Cipollone's deposition is July 6. In other words, tomorrow. Capitol. UPDATED: Former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone was subpoenaed last week to testify before the Congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S.
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Another sticking point is that legislators are officially away from D.C. until Monday. But last Tuesday's hearing is evidence that the committee is willing to return before then to conduct a hearing.
ABC plans to air the hearings live this week.
Broadcasters ABC and CBS and NBC as well as Fox News, CNN and MSNBC have said they will break in to regular programming to cover the session when it begins at 1 p.m. You can watch a livestream below. ET.
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But since the news broke that the committee will compel the former WH lawyer to speak again under oath, there has been no announcement or credible report of when he will actually sit for questions — or whether his appearance will be televised.
Fox News has covered all of the daytime hearings gavel-to-gavel. Fox News is carrying the hearings live on the network and on Fox Nation subscription based streaming service and ungated FoxNews.com.
PBS NewsHour will offer live special coverage on broadcast, online and social beginning at 3 p.m. NewsHour’s special coverage will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with reporting from White House correspondent Laura Barrón-López at the White House and Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins at the Capitol. ET on Thursday.
Chairman Bennie Thompson told Politico last week that, after Thursday's hearing, the committee will resume in July. until July 11. Previously, the idea of future meetings had been speculative, but Thompson said newly-obtained evidence necessitates more investigation. Legislators are now away from D.C.

Chris Evans To Co-Star With Emily Blunt In Netflix Movie ‘Pain Hustlers’

Netflix had no comment on Evans potentially joining the film. Deadline first told you about the project out of Cannes, where the streamer landed global rights to the David Yates-directed, Wells Tower-written feature for $50 million.
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Evans is in final negotiations to join Netflix's Pain Hustlers opposite Emily Blunt.
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Lawrence Grey is producing Pain Hustlers under his Grey Matter Productions banner alongside Yates and Yvonne Walcott Yates’ Wychwood Pictures. Lewis Taylor and Ben Everard are EPs, with Cyrus Mojibi, Patrick Wade, Lawrence Kao and Lloyd Everard serving as co-producers.
Production is expected to begin in late August on the pic, which has been billed as being tonally similar to The Big Short, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Pic centers on Liza Drake (Blunt), a high-school dropout dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter. Her charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences. Liz lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical startup in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida.
Evans is reteaming with the Russo Brothers after his streak with them on the Avengers and Captain America Marvel movies as well as Netflix's The Gray Man opposite Ryan Gosling. He recently wrapped production on the Dexter Fletcher-directed Ghosted for Apple.

‘Ozark’ Actor Marc Menchaca Joins Apple TV+’s ‘The Big Cigar’ As Series Regular

The series based on the eponymous Playboy magazine article by Joshuah Bearman (Argo) tells the extraordinary, hilarious, almost-too-good-to-be-true story of how Newton relied on his best friend, Bert Schneider (Nivola), the Hollywood producer behind Easy Rider, to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued into exile by the FBI.
Television, where Barrois and her Folding Chair Productions are under an overall deal. Jim Hecht (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty) wrote the show's first episode, with Cheadle directing and exec producing the first two. Barrois and Hecht are exec producing alongside Bearman, Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector (Little America) through their production company Epic, a division of Vox Media Studios. The show hails from Warner Bros. NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, The Kings of Napa) is serving as The Big Cigar's showrunner.
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EXCLUSIVE: Marc Menchaca (Ozark) has signed on to star alongside André Holland, Don Cheadle, Alessandro Nivola and Tiffany Boone in the six-episode limited series The Big Cigar, centered on Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton (Holland), for Apple TV+.
Menchaca is set for the series regular role of Agent Sydney Clark. A former lawyer and Vietnam vet from Oklahoma, Clark lives undercover as a dirty hippie while pursuing Newton, who is wanted on charges of killing a teenage prostitute.
Menchaca is best known for his scene-stealing turns as Jack Hoskins on HBO's hit series The Outsider, and as Russ Langmore on the Emmy-winning Netflix drama series Ozark. Additional television credits include Black Mirror, Homeland, MacGyver, Blue Bloods, Chicago P.D., Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, CSI and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The actor will next be seen in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, HBO's miniseries The White House Plumbers, John Hyams' thriller Sick and Gareth Edwards' sci-fi pic True Love for New Regency.

Metallica “Stoked” By ‘Stranger Things’ Use Of ‘Master Of Puppets’ Performed By Bassist’s Son

The use of the song certainly didn't come as a surprise to the band, though: Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo previously posted that it was, in fact, his 17-year-old son Tye Trujillo who recreated the song's riff for the show.
We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away." In an Instagram post, the band writes, "The way the Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into Stranger Things has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include 'Master of Puppets' in the show, but to have such a pivotal scene built around it.
Metallica is officially among the fans of Stranger Things, calling the show's use in the finale of the band's classic "Master of Puppets" an "incredible honor."
See the entire post below.
"Stranger Things finale shredding it on ‘Master of Puppets’…" "That’s my boy! Proud of ya Tye!," Trujillo wrote on Instagram.
Here are both Instagram posts:
In the Season 4 finale, Stranger Things character Eddie Munson, wielding a guitar, tears into the 1986 Metallica song in an attempt to get the attention of some demonic bats as part of the gang's battle against the evil Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower).
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‘Beauty And The Beast’ Live-Action, Animated Special Set At ABC

The special will include live never-before-seen musical performances, along with new sets and costumes inspired by the classic story. Songs from the original animated classic will be performed in front of a live audience at Disney Studios. Each performance is created to pay homage while also adding to the iconic story for viewers.
As we reported earlier this year, Disney+’s Beauty and the Beast prequel series, starring the original film's stars Josh Gad and Luke Evans, is not moving forward.
Chu (In The Heights) will executive produce with Hamish Hamilton set to direct. The cast, whose performances will be woven throughout the original feature film, will be announced at a later date. Jon M.
The film went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, while the title theme song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1992. Disney Animation's Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
“‘Beauty and the Beast’ was always a game-changing cinematic experience for me,” said Chu. With world-class creatives and talent to reinterpret the classic musical numbers (with a few surprises), I can’t wait for the audiences, in person and at home, to experience what we have in store for them. “When the animated movie came out, I watched it multiple times in the first weekend. It’s a true celebration of creativity.” It showed me the outer limits of what animated artists and storytellers could achieve, so the fact that I get to executive produce a tribute to all the creatives that made this masterpiece through our Electric Somewhere company is a dream I didn’t even think was possible.
Executive producers are Chu, Hamilton, Caitlin Foito, Raj Kapoor, Richard Kraft and Katy Mullan.” /> Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration is produced by Done+Dusted in association with Walt Disney Television Alternative and Electric Somewhere.
Chu and veteran director Hamish Hamilton to bring a modern twist to this beloved classic for an unforgettable night of Disney magic,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a timeless story and we’re so fortunate to work with creative mastermind Jon M. “Stacked with unforgettable performances, this will be a must-see special event for fans of the original and for the new generation being introduced to this cherished tale.”
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration airs Thursday, December 15 at 8 PM EST on ABC, and will be available the next day on Disney+. ABC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Disney classic film Beauty and the Beast with a two-hour hybrid animated and live-action special.

‘Grown-ish’: Daniella Perkins Upped To Series Regular For Season 5, Six Join As Recurring

Her past credits include a series regular role on Nickelodeon’s Legendary Dudas as well as a guest star role on Disney’s Girl Meets World. Perkins previously starred in Nickelodeon’s Knight Squad as Ciara. She also co-hosts Drop That Seat with Kida The Great from Executive Producer Nick Cannon and she voices Winnie in the animated miniseries Middle School Moguls opposite Jane Lynch and Tim Gunn. She played the leading role of Milly in the Nickelodeon TV movie Blurt.
Perkins appeared in 10 episodes last season.
Raani plays Zaara, a first-generation Muslim-American. Zaara is queer and open with her sexuality. She is a sophomore, type A overachiever with a lot of swagger.
Sato plays Brandon, a sophomore at Cal U, who is charming as hell, smart, and an overachiever who’s comfortable in any situation. His eyes are set on a political future with the goal of creating change.
Season 5 premieres Wednesday, July 20 at 10 pm.
As a model, Raani has been featured in Vogue Italia, Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, and The Cut. Raani is also known for writing and starring in the episodic TikTok series My Brother's Match, following the life of a young New York lesbian. Raani is a queer actor, writer, and model with a background in sketch comedy. She also recently wrapped filming The Late Shift directed by Alan Scott Neal. She was executive producer and anchor of Wellesley College's satire news show The Boobtube.
graduation, Andre Johnson Jr. (Marcus Scribner), AKA Junior, enrolls at Cal U and embarks on his own journey to being “grown. In Grown-ish Season 5, on the heels of big sister Zoey’s (Shahidi).
She also launched a weekly Instagram music series with Timbaland titled “Space & Time Sessions” during the 2020 pandemic. Musician Skye's single, “Know Myself,” has accumulated over 57 million streams to date, and her song “Collide,” which features Tyga, was featured on ScHoolboy Q’s Grammy-nominated album Blank Face. Acting credits include Already Gone (2019), Tales (2019) and How High 2 (2019).
Barris co-created the series with Larry Wilmore. The series is produced by ABC Signature. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok. Grown-ish season 5 is produced by ABC Signature Studios and is executive produced by Kenya Barris, Zakiyyah Alexander, Courtney Lilly, Craig Doyle, Yara Shahidi, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E.
Perkins' Kiela, a sophomore, is Luca’s little sister but she’s trying to forge her own path at Cal U.
Skye plays Annika, a funny, sharp, and extremely ambitious freshman. She chose Cal U because it was good for her brand.
Wright is the nation’s 77th-best player on the 247Sports composite and the sixth-best cornerback. He's in production currently starring alongside Craig Robinson in Time Tripper directed by Adam Mason (Songbird). Wright, a USC four-star cornerback, starred as LeBron James’ son in Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Wright plays Zeke, a contemporary all-American football player who is super confident and comfortable in his own skin, but still extremely endearing.
Additionally, Matthew Sato (Doogie Kamealoha M.D.), Tara Raani, Justine Skye (Already Gone), Amelie Zilber, Ceyair Wright (Space Jam: A New Legacy) and Slick Woods have joined the cast in recurring roles in the series starring Yara Shahidi. EXCLUSIVE: We'll be seeing more of Kiela in the upcoming fifth season of Freeform's Grown-ish. Daniella Perkins, who recurred as the character in Season 4, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fifth season.
Zilber is a 20-year-old political activist and actress who uses her platform to educate her audience of 2.6M (Instagram) and 7.3M (TikTok) on politics. The show features Zilber discussing key issues facing young people — ranging from voter registration to racial discrimination to climate change — with a panel of activists that includes Vanessa Pena, Zahra and Taylor Cassidy. Across her platforms, she shares a variety of content, which she describes as “beauty and fashion with a socially conscious twist.” She also hosts the Facebook roundtable talk show Don’t @ Me.
Woods is best known for her modeling campaigns with Moschino, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, and has also appeared in runway shows for Yeezy, Fendi and Miu Miu. In 2017, Woods was named as one of the faces of Rihanna’s makeup line, Fenty Beauty. She has also been seen in Vogue, ELLE, i-D and Glamour, among others.
She's a devout Christian, but very open-minded. Zilber plays Lauryn, a freshman who is a little shy and awkward, and sometimes a bit naive, so she overcompensates in an attempt to mask her insecurities.
His earlier credits include CBS' Hawaii Five-O, Nickelodeon’s Side Hustle and Peacock's Saved by the Bell. Sato can be seen on Disney+ series Doogie Kamealoha M.D. He also has directed multiple music videos and short films.
Sato is repped by AEFH and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Raani is repped by by U-Shin Kim and Chiara Licciardello at UGA Talent.” /> Woods is repped by CAA and Afrikaa Johnson at FTA Gallery. Perkins is repped by UTA, Rise Management and Yorn Levine Barnes. Skye is repped by ICM and Orienteer. Zilber is repped by UTA and Grandview. Wright is repped by Mark Schulman at 3 Arts and Domina Holbeck at A3.
Slick Is a style icon with no filter. Woods plays Slick, a freshman who tells it like it is.

‘The Jackie Stiles Story’, A Portrait Of WNBA And College Basketball Star Featuring Both Triumph And Tragedy, Acquired By Virgil Films

EXCLUSIVE: Virgil Films has acquired worldwide rights to The Jackie Stiles Story, a basketball documentary blending triumph with elements of tragedy.
After her WNBA career was cut dramatically short due to injuries, Stiles encountered a more daunting health challenge more recently when doctors diagnosed her with ocular melanoma, a rare form of cancer in the eye.
Stiles went on to a dazzling pro career in the WNBA, earning the league's Rookie of the Year honors. In 2016, she was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Jackie Stiles Story, which is directed by Brent Huff, is slated for release this summer, not long after the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. The sweeping civil rights law that gave a boost to female athletes along with women in many other areas of society.
Founded in 2003, Virgil has released Oscar-nominated feature documentaries Restrepo and Glenn Campbell … I'll Be Me as well as more recent titles like We Are Columbine and original production Clarence Clemons, Who Do I Think I Am?” />
“We are incredibly lucky to be the ones distributing this film,” Virgil president Joe Amodei said. “Jackie’s story is nothing short of incredible, and a lesson of hope for all girls participating in any scholastic sport.”
She became a college All-American and set a scoring record while playing at a school far from the national spotlight, Southwest Missouri State. At 5-foot-8, Stiles grew up in a Kansas town with 600 residents before becoming a force of nature on the court. (Stiles said her father warned her against passing up scholarship offers from blue-chip colleges like Tennessee and the University of Connecticut.) In 2001, Stiles led Missouri State to the Final Four in 2001, with the Lady Bears beating teams like Rutgers, Washington, and Duke along the way.

20th Television Animation Agrees To Recognize Animation Guild As Bargaining Rep for Production Workers On ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy’ & ‘American Dad!’

The news comes the same day that members of the Animation Guild voted overwhelming to ratify their new film and TV contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producer.” />
UPDATED with details: 20th Television Animation has agreed to voluntarily recognize the Animation Guild as the collective bargaining representative of production workers employed on The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! According to the guild, an arbitrator will be conducting a formal card count to certify the results this week.
The guild then filed petitions for union elections with the National Labor Relations Board for each show. The move to unionize came on May 26 when a super-majority of the shows’ production workers requested that the companies voluntarily recognize the guild as their bargaining agent.
Workers in the bargaining units include the shows’ production managers, production supervisors, production coordinators, writers’ assistants, production assistants, associate producers, office assistants and IT supervisors. The shows’ animators are already covered by the guild’s contract.

Graham Foy’s ‘The Maiden’, Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska’s ‘Dolphin’ Among Karlovy Vary Project Prizewinners

For the Works in Development – Feature Launch, the main KVIFF & Midpoint development award went to Swedish director Sophia Vuković’s My Best Friend’s Baby.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Eastern Promises industry strand has unveiled the winners of the five project showcases taking place within its auspices from July 3-5.
This year’s edition presented 35 feature film projects across five selections, spanning Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch, First Cut+ Works in Progress and Odesa International Film Festival Works in Progress presentations.
Vesnakov’s Windless, and the Karlovy Vary IFF prize was clinched by Turkish director Kaveh Daneshmand’s Endless Summer Syndrome. In the Works in Progress sidebar, the post-production development prize went to Yemeni director Amr Gamal’s The Burdened; the $5,100 TRT prize was awarded to Bulgarian filmmaker Paval G.
For the First Cut+ section, Canadian director Graham Foy's The Maiden won the top $5,000 TRT prize, while the sci-fi work U Are The Universe by Ukrainian filmmaker Pavlo Ostrikov’s clinched the top $10,000 prize of the Odesa International Film Festival Works in Progress presentations, provided by the Czech Republic’s Barrandov Studios.” />
In the same section, the Connecting Cottbus Award was won by Polish filmmaker Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska’s Dolphin, while the film’s producer Magdalena Sztorc clinched the Rotterdam Lab Award, representing a place on the Rotterdam International Film Festival's producers lab in 2023.

Joe Rogan Says He Repeatedly Rejected Donald Trump As Podcast Guest: “I’m Not Interested In Helping Him”

Offering an honest appraisal of Trump, one-time self-described “moron” Rogan also put himself on the table over his reasons for not wanting the Republican as a guest:
It’s hard for anyone to parse.
Stepping into that mode in his talk with Fridman, Rogan again took repeated swipe at the current occupant of the White House in a possible rematch with Trump in two years:
Prodded more by the laconic Fridman about having Trump on the Experience in the same vein he had Kanye West, Rogan challenged his host’s logic. “Kanye doing well or not doing well doesn’t change the course of our country,” Rogan said.” />
“By the way, I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape or form,” Rogan said Monday during an interview on Lex Fridman’s podcast.
Still, Rogan, an avowed Ron DeSantis supporter, is no friend of Joe Biden’s either. Donald Trump is not welcome on The Joe Rogan Experience, says the host of the popular podcast — at least not yet.
It’s something I would have to research for a long time, and I don’t have that kind of time.
Despite harsh backlash against Rogan over his take on Covid vaccines and treatments, with accusations of misinformation and the likes of Neil Young pulling his tunes from Spotify in protest, the streamer has stuck by the host who essentially put them in the podcast game. Building a powerhouse of a brand for himself with no small degree of courting controversy, Rogan struck a nearly $200 million deal with Spotify in mid-2020 to make the streamer the exclusive platform for his podcast.
So far, Trump has not responded to Rogan’s assertion that the former president and possible 2024 candidate wanted to come on the Experience and reach its massive audience. Trump has also said nothing about being rejected for the guest slot.
It’s clear that there’s more than one organization that involved with communicating with Russia before the 2016. It’s pretty clear the Trump administration had some communication with some people in Russia. There’s a lot going on there. It’s pretty clear that Hunter Biden had some very suspicious dealings in Ukraine. I’m not well versed enough politically to know all of the corruption that’s been alleged, to understand the whole Russiagate stuff, what’s real. It’s pretty clear the Clinton administration (sic) was involved.
I mean, he’s — if he was anyone else, if he was a Republican, if that was Donald Trump doing that, every fucking talk show would be screaming for him to be off the air. He was just rambling. You see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other day?
I think he’s seeing ghosts. Well, he’s running against a dead man, you know? I mean, Biden, shakes hands with people that aren’t even there when he gets off stage.
Over the more than 90-minute conversation between Fridman and Rogan, the latter pushed back against his host’s belief that Trump would eventually show up on the Experience. “You know what I’m saying? “I don’t know if he would genuinely be there,” Rogan said of Trump as a guest. He’ll be putting on a performance …and he doesn’t do any drugs,” Rogan laughed, a reference to the use of substances he’s employed in the past with the likes of Elon Musk and Alex Jones.
“I’ve had the opportunity to have [Trump] on my show more than once — I’ve said no, every time. I don’t want to help him,” the former Fear Factor host told Fridman. “I’m not interested in helping him."
“When people look back historically about the division in this country, he’s such a polarizing figure that so many people felt like they could abandon their own ethics and morals and principles just to attack him and anybody who supports him because he is an existential threat to democracy itself.” “The Trump era is also going to be one of the weirder times,” Rogan said on the Independence Day chat with Fridman, an AI scientist who teaches at MIT.

‘Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein Signs With WME

Each episode finds him in candid conversation with a special guest as they discuss the films that have shaped them. Goldstein hosts the podcast, Films To Be Buried With, which recently logged over 2 million streams and won the 2022 iHeartRadio Podcast To Watch award.
Goldstein continues to be repped by Mosaic and Hansen Jacobson in the US, as well as B-Side Management and LARK in the UK.” />
He previously created and executive produced with Will Bridges the critically acclaimed AMC limited anthology series Soulmates. As a creator, Goldstein is writing and executive producing the upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series Shrinking alongside Bill Lawrence and Jason Segal, who will star.
On TV, he was a series regular on Ricky Gervais' Emmy-nominated Derek, and co-starred and wrote on popular UK series Drifters, Hoff the Record, Uncle and Undercover. Goldstein also starred in and co-wrote the 2015 cult-favorite superhero comedy, SuperBob, and won the 2016 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the indie feature Adult Life Skills.
He also won two WGA Awards as part of the show’s writing team and received nominations for a 2022 Golden Globe Award and 2022 SAG Awards in their respective supporting actor categories. Goldstein's performance as Roy Kent won him the 2021 Emmy Award and 2022 Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, along with a 2022 SAG Award alongside his castmates for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Emmy winner Brett Goldstein, who plays the hot-tempered but bookish star-player-turned-coach Roy Kent on Ted Lasso and also serves as writer and co-executive producer on the series, has signed with WME for representation.

Jenny Wall Steps Down As Nickelodeon CMO; Sabrina Caluori Upped To EVP & Head Of Marketing

"Her generous spirit and empathetic leadership is also key to guiding our stellar Marketing team during this time of continued industry transformation.” “Sabrina’s vast experience in brand building and marketing global franchises for linear and streaming will help move Nickelodeon forward as its audiences and platforms continue to grow," Robbins said.
Caluori’s promotion follows the exit this week of Wall, who stepped as Chief Marketing Officer at Nickelodeon.
Before joining HBO, Caluori headed the account team at the interactive agency Deep Focus, where she oversaw digital media, creative and publicity for clients such as HBO, Miramax, Google, Court TV and Comedy Central.” /> Prior to Nickelodeon, Caluori spent 12 years at HBO, most recently as EVP of Marketing & Digital Media where she built and led the digital and social marketing function across all brands and programming.
Caluori will add oversight of brand and creative marketing, supporting content for Nick’s linear networks and the Nick content developed for Paramount+ as she also will continue to develop consumer campaigns designed to connect Nickelodeon and its franchises with kids and families around the world. Additionally, Caluori will add Vincent Arrico, SVP and Executive Creative Director, Nickelodeon; and Sara Francis, VP of Marketing Operations, to her existing direct reports.
Caluori joined Nickelodeon in August of 2021 as SVP, Brand and Content Strategy, overseeing global brand strategy, original programming launches, media planning, digital and social media, and marketing analytics.
She will report to Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon; and Chief Content Officer, Kids & Family for Paramount+. In her new position, Caluori, previously SVP, Brand and Content Strategy, will be leading on- and off-air consumer marketing, brand creative and content launches globally across the brand’s linear, digital and social platforms. EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Wall is leaving Nickelodeon after a three-year stint as Chief Marketing Officer. She will be succeeded by Sabrina Caluori who has been promoted to EVP and Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Nickelodeon.
“Jenny played an important role during these last three years of Nick’s creative renaissance, and we are grateful to her for all the strategy and creative vision she brought to our organization,” Robbins said.

Russian Hackers Targeted Czech Film Commission Website After It Published Article Promoting Czech Republic As A “Safe Place To Shoot” — KVIFF

How will they get them financed?” “It’s not too much of a problem now to find a job for Ukrainian filmmakers on some international or German projects,” she said. “The bigger problem is the future of Ukraine films and their own projects.
The Czech Film Commission’s website is back up but Zipkova told Deadline that its “an expensive mess” and it will take a while to get the site properly back in order.
“That fight lasted for several years.” “This is problem because we’ve been fighting for that and we’ve been fighting for justice in the international market and to be heard,” she told delegates.
Baumann, who is an experienced co-producer and one of Europe’s leading experts on Russia, the former Eastern bloc and their audiovisual markets, said that shooting in Ukraine has been difficult since 2014, when Russia invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.
“There is no point working with Russian filmmakers unless they are clear against leaving the war and leaving the country,” she said.
It highlighted that the Central European country remained a safe place for international productions to come and shoot projects. In the article on the site, it highlighted the Czech Republic’s situation in light of the war in Ukraine, emphasizing that the Czech Republic was a member of the European Union and NATO and is distanced from the Russian federation.
Baumann pointed to a funding crisis as being the driving issue facing the Ukrainian filmmaking community going forward.
Hackers infiltrated the website leaving one small sentence saying,“f**k, u ve been hacked!” on a white page. An independent IT company was able to trace it back to a Russian hacking program designed to take down pages that would feature words or sentences that could be linked to pro-Ukraine sentiments. Zipkova said that the Czech Republic is “ready to help [Ukrainian filmmakers] but a virus from Russia” targeted the site after publication of this article.
The Czech Republic has a history of supporting and working with Ukrainian filmmakers and many of the co-productions that were in motion before the war started, have now stopped. The country has taken in more than 300,000 Ukraine refugees and it’s increasingly known that as Russian president Vladimir Putin continues to invade Ukraine, he will be looking to gain influence across the Eastern bloc.
Baumann stressed that there was “no point” talking about Russian co-productions at the moment and that the situation in Ukraine was “completely unacceptable.” She encouraged delegates to look elsewhere for co-productions in the region.
“I have my doubts that in 2023 the Ukrainian Film Institute will be able to open its funding programs so we all need to think about that.” “It’s not a secret that Ukraine doesn’t have any money,” she said.
Speaking at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Odesa Film Festival at Karlovy Vary’s Industry Days section, Czech Film Commission head Pavlina Zipkova told delegates of the news and urged people not to visit its main site as it was attacked from a virus "from Russia" after the article, which clearly distanced the Czech Republic from the Russian Federation's military activities, was posted. The Czech Film Commission, the body that promotes the Czech Republic to the international world, had its website hacked last week by Russian hackers after posting an article promoting the country as a safe place to shoot in the context of the war in Ukraine.
White men weren’t satisfied that woman had to be in the spotlight and then there was the White Lives Matter [backlash] too. She passionately compared the situation to the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements: “People reacted aggressively to these movements. The other side is always unsatisfied but we know we have to support groups that have been oppressed. It’s basically the same thing."” />
When queried about calls to boycott Russian art and films in the international arena, Bassel said insisted that “Russian culture and particularly Russian films have to be suspended.”
Additional particpants included: German Films’ managing director Simone Baumann; Masterfilm’s Dagmar Sedláčková; docu producer Daria Bassel of Moonman; VFS Films’ Uldis Cekulis; and Directory Films Igor Savychenko. Elsewhere in the roundtable discussion, panelists from a range of Central and Eastern European backgrounds discussed at length the impact of the war in Ukraine and its effects on the international film industry.
Ukrainian producer Bassel expressed her fear that “we won’t be able to engage in projects” and indicated that if European films come to shoot in Ukraine without the country safeguarding its local industry, Ukrainian filmmakers runs the risk of becoming service producers for hire.

‘Stranger Things 4’: Sadie Sink On Max’s Fate & That Heart-wrenching Finale Speech

It feels like almost by the end of it, the show has entered a new realm. It's the beginning of the end, which is the tagline of season four, but you really don't feel that until episode nine. You really have to settle in for it. It was a journey to watch and I even knew what was going to happen! SADIE SINK Oh my God. It's so cinematic. I watched it for the first time two nights ago.
Were your final days on set with you in the coma? DEADLINE Did you shoot everything in sequence?
DEADLINE I have to think that you all knew going into this that, given what you're up against, at least one or more of young people would have to die.
DEADLINE You saw that moment in the final episode where the big black spidery looking thing is in the sky, hovering over Hawkins. What do you think that means for the final season?
I instantly loved it and think it just fit the vibe of the show. So I knew that song came into play in a much bigger way in the later episodes. The script said that Kate Bush Running Up That Hill is playing. SADIE SINK The song was always in the script, like from the first episode when she's walking down the hallway. I definitely listened to the song a lot in preparation. The orchestrations in the back just kind of mirror the Stranger Things score.
We definitely jumped around a lot. SADIE SINK Everything was out of sequence. My final day on this set was stuff at the Creel house for episodes five and six or something like that. So it was important that we all kept track of where our characters were emotionally, what they had endured so far. There would be times, too, where we were filming stuff from episode five and six before I'd even filmed anything from the fourth episode.
DEADLINE When do you expect to go back to work for the fifth season?
DEADLINE Let's back up. How would you describe Max's evolution from the previous seasons until now? What was her role was in the group?
We did have a conversation. Max's storyline is very up in the air, 'cause obviously she's in a coma and Eleven can't find her in the void. SADIE SINK They've been very secretive about season five in general. They called me before I read the ninth episode because in the script it literally says that Max dies. So who knows where she is and what state she's in.” /> So they called me beforehand and were like, 'just warning you, this is in there, so you're not like truly shocked.'  I have no idea what's coming in five and what that looks like.
DEADLINE Did the Duffers tell you at the start of this season that it would be a pivotal year for Max?
SADIE SINK Definitely. With season five being the last season, I don't know what they have planned. But there  are so many characters. Some of the deaths on the show are so impactful to audience members and the other characters in general. I know the Duffers are always very careful and calculated with who they're killing off. I have full faith in them. It always has to move the plot along and be right in that moment and in the story. But they really moved the story. They're never gonna kill a character for the sake of just killing someone off.
Here, the wunderkind actress who plays Max talks about her character's fate and how this has been her best season yet (with a little help from Kate Bush). Though Max (Sadie Sink) survived her ghastly encounter with Vecna, the last we see her is in a coma, with no hint that she will live to see the fifth and final season of Stranger Things. "It's been fun," Sink tells Deadline about all the attention she's received in the last few months. "I like talking about Max and I like talking about this show, so I have no problems with it."
DEADLINE So you didn't begin the season knowing that you could die?
It was definitely me in the air, but the most I had to drop was like a few feet. I never hit the ground. All of the falls to ground were done by my stunt double Michelle, who was amazing throughout the whole season. SADIE SINK I didn't, really.
DEADLINE Those final two hours plays like a blockbuster movie. What was it like for you?
Like, they really respected and valued our opinions and created a really fun environment. They never undermined us in any way and really just listened to us and collaborated with us. SADIE SINK What all the kids have loved about the Duffers is that they never once treated us any differently than they would an adult cast member. So even though we've gotten older, nothing has really changed because it wasn't different in the first place.
SADIE SINK They kind of alluded to some of the plot lines that Max would be involved with and what she was going through in season four, but I didn't really know until I read the scripts.
I was really thankful that we had an amazing visual effects team that was able to create that prosthetic suit situation for Vecna, because it really has a major effect on each actor's performance. It's kind of impossible not to be a little bit scared. SADIE SINK Oh, totally. It leaves less to the imagination and therefore creates a more genuine and impactful performance I think, and makes it all the more believable.
But when you dive into it, I think she was just wracked with guilt and somehow felt responsible for what happened and was taking all of her anger and unresolved issues that she had toward her brother out on herself. She's at such a loss. When she opens up about that, it explains everything. Yeah. SADIE SINK Yeah. When you first find her [at the beginning of the season], it's interesting that she's grieving so much when Billy was so horrible to her. How could his death impact her to this extent?
All the pieces really came together in episode nine, for me, just with that monologue that she has [with Lucas]. I was glad got that script in advance. It was a little bit more lighthearted in season three for her until the very end with Billy's death, which is why she spiraled into the place that we find her in season four. SADIE SINK When she first entered the scene in season two, [the gang] was something that she so desperately wanted to be a part of, because she felt a little lost in this new town and this new school. And then obviously in season four, there's a lot of character development. We kind of saw her relax in season three, and saw an even more confident side of her. She just wanted to find people of her own. Season two was kind of like this fight to get in there. She found that she had a lot of trouble getting in and had to prove her place. Having that and knowing that bit of information while we were filming the previous episodes was very helpful. It says so much about Max's mindset throughout season four.
So I did know where it was going. SADIE SINK We got the first four episodes and we started filming and then got shut down for COVID. Then we received the last episodes while we were in lockdown. Once I found out where it was going, I was very shocked. But it was only because we had that break that we got the scripts a little bit sooner than we would've in the filming process.
DEADLINE Do you sometimes get a little confused about the Russians and the origin of the creatures?
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of Season 4, Volume 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
DEADLINE When you shot your first Kate Bush moment, was that the first time you ever actually heard her music?
DEADLINE You're talking about the speech where she basically admits that she feels guilty for wanting her brother, Billy, to die.
Did that help you find the fear? What was it like playing opposite Vecna in that gory suit?
So, there are so many uncertainties. Looking back on previous seasons, there's always something that's left up in the air as to what evil is still out there. SADIE SINK I can tell you with full honesty that I do not know what is going to happen in season five. I think after watching nine, I'm even more eager to find out. I think that this season, it's more prominent than ever. Will mentions that Vecna is definitely still out there.
DEADLINE Did you ask the Duffers if Max was going to live or die?
DEADLINE The kids are older this season. Did the Duffers treat you any differently?
Did you ever come crashing to the floor? DEADLINE You levitated a few times this season.
The Duffers definitely know the fans will be eagerly awaiting a fifth season, but I don't think they're gonna rush it. I don't wanna have to leave. This last season took two years in total, so who knows how long season five will take. They wanna make the best final season that they could possibly make. SADIE SINK I have no clue. It takes a while to get everything ready to go for a new season, because once we start filming, we do not stop. Hopefully we can get out there soon, but then also I'm like, no, drag it out as long as you can.
It gets a little complicated at times in terms of the timeline and everything. Vecna and Henry have always been one, it's always been him. But it really is one of those jaw dropping moments where you're just like, 'oh my God, it's been him the entire time' and it makes you wanna go back and watch everything again to understand it a bit more. This season was a lot to wrap our heads around. SADIE SINK I definitely get a little bit confused.

Global Indie Producers Voice Concerns Of IP Retention When Working With Streamers — KVIFF Industry Panel

A host of global independent producers attending the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have voiced their concerns on the issue of IP retention when it comes to working with the streamers in their local territories and are urging more agreeable terms in partnerships.
In a panel hosted by Deadline and Ace Producers at KVIFF’s Industry Days program, Bobiñski was joined by Birdman producer John Lesher from the U.S., Roma producer Nicolás Celis from Mexico and Polish producer Joanna Szymańska to discuss the opportunities and challenges of producing with the streamers in the post-pandemic ecosystem.
He added, “After Roma, I realized that Netflix was the best partner for that film but you really need to have as many elements as possible and the movie has to be as strong as possible to get farther.”” />
In professional terms, it was the best experience I’ve had so far.” She continued, “They proved to be a super reliable partner who helped us not only to develop the story further but insured us against Covid repercussions and provided cash flow, which we really needed.
Szymańska said that the content boom was also posing a difficult challenge for local producers in the current climate.
Lesher noted that the IP issue was not specific to European territories: “They’re trying to do this in the U.S. I would say that all of the companies, including in the U.S., are trying to make deals where they own 100% of the IP copyright globally.” too. If you have one or two companies dominating a marketplace, the prices go up because they are competing with each other and once they start dominating the market, then they start putting downward pressure on some of these things.
“It was an LGBTQ story and nobody really wanted to pick it up I guess because there was some sort of ‘controversy’ in the topic,” said Szymańska. “But Netflix was the partner that said ‘we loved the script, we love the idea of the package and we want to do it.’ They commissioned it as a Netflix Original in 2019.”
“The big lesson for me with that movie is that if you go, for example, with a first-time director, a second-time director or an internationally known director’s movie, you’ll probably get lost on the platform if you don’t have a lot of festival presence and marketing,” he said.
“You cannot run a company out of a producing fee, you have to run it based on exploiting the IP,” said Czech producer Filip Bobiñski, co-founder of Dramedy Productions and a board member of the European Association of Independent Producers.
The Alfonso Cuaron project, which he described as a totally “unique experience” was buoyed by a big awards push from the streamer, which saw it go on to win an Oscar for Best International Feature film. For Celis, who worked with Netflix for Roma, said his experience with the streamer was a big learning curve for him.
However, she pointed to her project Operation Hyacynth, which she made with Netflix, as being one of the “best experiences” she’s had as a producer.
“In the Czech Republic we have a lot of content being produced here by the streamers but the added value and creative value is coming from somewhere else,” said Bobiñski, adding the territory is also facing a problem with incentives, given the government announced it would be suspending film production incentives this year.
He said that, in the case of the Czech Republic, it was imperative that the government showed its muscle and took advantage of the AVMS directive which “gives us an opportunity to convince the state that it’s good for the industry and that, legally, it is possible [to leave producers with secondary rights].” The challenge, said Bobiñski, would be ensuring that smaller local territories weren’t in the firing line or at risk of becoming smaller local producers for hire, which impedes on the local industry’s growth trajectory.
“There’s not enough response from the industry to train new, quality crew, because everybody has an ambition to be a producers these days and all of these producers clash fighting for the money from a streamer,” she says.
While the last few years have gradually seen streamers ramp up investments in international projects, indie producers continue to navigate choppy waters when it comes to financing, production and distribution and there are often cases – especially in smaller territories – where bullish streaming deals are forcing the hand of indie producers to give up IP and lose any residual benefits long term.

Job Cuts Expected At HBO Max Europe Following Major Strategic Review

Annelies Sitvast, Hanka Kastelicová and Steve Matthews work in pan-European roles. Under Root is Iberia Commissioning Editor of Original Programming Miguel Salvat, Nordics Commissioning Editor and VP Original Programming Christian Wikander, France VP and commissioning Editor of Original Production Vera Peltekian, Central Europe Commissioning Editor Johnathan Young and Turkey Executive Director of Content Acquisition Mia Edde.
Discovery, we are reviewing our current content proposition on the existing services," said an HBO Max statement. "As we continue to work on combining HBO Max and discovery+ into one global streaming service showcasing the breadth of content across Warner Bros.
The review comes around three months after the HBO Max Europe commissioning team was unveiled at Series Mania, with each commissioner in turn speaking publicly about their content desires.
Discovery’s linear networks in these regions and we remain substantial acquirers of local third-party content for use on our streaming services." We will continue to commission local content for Warner Bros. "Our commitment to these markets has not changed.
Since then, WarnerMedia's Priya Dogra has been promoted to President & MD EMEA (exc. Discovery General Manager, Nordics. Poland), while Antony Root has continued to oversee original production for HBO Max across EMEA, with Christina Sulebakk shifting to Warner Bros.
Job cuts had been anticipated post-merger and Deadline trailed them in our international preview piece several months back. Deadline understands jobs at HBO Max Europe are at risk following the review, which will also see nascent development activities in the Netherlands and Turkey halted after less than a year. The details regarding potential redundancies are still being ironed out.
Shows in production or post-production in the Nordics, Central Europe and the Netherlands are being reviewed. Hits to have already emerged from the region include the likes of Denmark's Kamikaze (pictured) and Sweden's Lust.
News of the HBO Max Europe restructure was first broken by Variety.” />
Discovery merger gathers pace and the outfit seeks £3B worth of savings within two years, with HBO Max set to be combined with Discovery+. The move comes as the Warner Bros.
Of the territories in which HBO Max has a footprint, only Spain and France are not impacted by the review.
Job cuts are expected at HBO Max Europe following a major strategic review that will see development of local originals halted in the Nordics and Central Europe.

French Actress Judith Chemla Posts Photos Of Injuries Stemming From Domestic Abuse: “I Can’t Stand It Anymore”

In the post, Chemla also refers to filing more than one complaint against the perpetrator and asks, "Should I go back to the police a third time? He would continue to feel above the law… He will continue to believe he is able to pressure me and harass me morally." Should I keep this to myself? Filing a third complaint in a year? To be in the film industry and have the sword of Damocles of eight months of a suspended sentence, isn't that enough?…
This past May, according to FranceInfo, film director Yohan Manca, with whom Chemla was previously in a relationship, was given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for domestic violence against the actress.
I demand peace. But in the lengthy Insta post, Chemla, a two-time César nominee, wrote, “I have so much evidence that he continues to try and harm me… What must it take for him to leave me alone?" She later added, "I can't stand it anymore. Is it clearer like this?"
Citing sources at the time, Variety reported Chemla had filed a complaint against Manca with the police in Paris’ 10th arrondissement after he allegedly threw a cell phone at her in the street near Theatre du Rond-Point on July 3, 2021.
Chemla, whose credits include 2012’s Camille Rewinds, 2016’s Une Vie and recently released comedy Not My Type, also starred in My Brothers And I which ran in the 2021 Un Certain Regard section of Cannes. However, neither she nor the director, Manca, appeared for the official screening.
French actress Judith Chemla took to her Instagram account late Sunday night to post photos of injuries she said she sustained a year ago from domestic abuse suffered at the hands of her daughter's father whom she did not name.
Deadline has reached out to Chemla's rep for comment.” />
A year ago I looked at my face in the mirror and I knew that I could no longer hide my face." The post began, "A year ago my face was injured, blue, purple under my eye, I saw myself deformed.

Karlovy Vary Review: Jake Paltrow’s ‘June Zero’

Jake Paltrow directs and co-writes June Zero, an unusual account of the death of Adolf Eichmann that’s screening at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Shot on super-16mm in Israel and Ukraine, it’s Paltrow’s first foreign-language production after features including The Good Night and Young Ones. Opening immediately after the verdict of his trial, it shows the impact of the Holocaust criminal’s 1962 execution on three very different characters: a boy, a prison guard and a police investigative officer.
The fact that cremation isn’t usual in Israeli culture enhances the workers’ fascination with this event, something they both take pride in and feel queasy about. After opportunistically stealing a gold watch belonging to his boss, he overhears a private conversation that touches on world events: the factory is to be commissioned to make a crematorium for Eichmann’s body. Newcomer Noam Ovadia puts in a charming performance as the lively young Libyan who gains work at an oven factory in Israel, principally because he’s small enough to clean the ovens.
The choice to open it with an adolescent boy, David, adds a sense of nostalgia and warmth that might seem surprising given the subject matter. The decision to use the Hebrew language was fueled by Paltrow’s co-writer Tom Shoval, and it gives the film an authentic flavor.
David’s story is the most engaging of the three, filled with simple but vivid details about his moral dilemmas and his desire to belong in a new culture. Its tone is quite distinct from that of Haim (Yoav Levy), Eichmann’s main prison guard, whom we follow from the factory to the prison, where he guards one of the most hated men in the country.
But, it’s an original angle on a historic moment with a few striking scenes that will stay in your mind. ” /> The practicalities of this are occasionally grim and quietly interesting, if not compelling. June Zero focuses on the struggle of the working man (women are almost completely absent from this film) to do his job in an unprecedented situation: a prisoner responsible for millions of deaths must be put to death and cremated in a humane way. These three stories don’t flow together perfectly, nor do they dig as deep into the themes as they might.
Haim must prevent any Ashkenazi Jews from coming into contact with the prisoner, in case they become “emotional.” A scene where he anxiously watches a new barber cut Eichmann’s hair, fearing an attack, is a memorable one. A few details here engage. Visibly stressed, Haim is told by a journalist: “You Israeli police have it all backwards — you’re his prisoners!” Eichmann himself is only shown briefly and never in full.
A gentle figure, Micha approaches his duty with diligence and humanity and offers another distinct perspective. The final central character is the police officer of the Eichmann trial, Micha (Tom Hagi). Rather than showing him at the trial, this sees him returning to Poland after surviving Auschwitz-Birkenau, sharing an emotive story of his traumatic experiences.

Hank Goldberg Dies: Longtime ESPN NFL Reporter, Analyst Was 82

His final appearance on ESPN was in May, in a phone interview from the Kentucky Derby.” /> Goldberg joined ESPN2 when the network launched in 1993 and remained with the network for the next 21 years.
Hank Goldberg, longtime ESPN NFL reporter and handicapping expert known as Hammering Hank, died Monday in Las Vegas on his 82nd birthday after battling chronic kidney disease, his family confirmed to ESPN.
“I used to call Al Davis every Sunday morning for information,” Goldberg told the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier this year. Goldberg also worked with late Raiders owner Al Davis on Snyder’s The NFL Today TV segment.
At the time, Shula told Goldberg, "You finally got rid of me," to which Goldberg replied, “Coach, that’s not a story I ever wanted to report.” He went on to become the Miami Dolphins' radio color analyst. It was Goldberg who broke Dolphin's coach Don Shula’s retirement following the 1995 season. Goldberg began his career in the 1970s as an assistant to handicapper Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder.
Goldberg was formerly the host of an afternoon-drive show on all-sports network 560 WQAM in Miami. Goldberg exited WQAM in December 2007 when his contract expired. He also served as the morning-drive host for a brief stint after Howard Stern left for satellite radio.
He was a contributor for ESPN's Daily Wager, appearing weekly during the NFL season and appearing occasionally for the Triple Crown races. With ESPN for two decades, Goldberg was .500 or better in 15 of 17 NFL seasons while predicting games, according to the network.

“No Specific, Credible Threats” To New York City, Fireworks To Go On As Planned, Says Top Cop

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While holiday celebrations are held in communities throughout the larger New York City area, the largest by far is the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, in which thousands of fireworks shells will be set off from five barges along the East River.
New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell is assuring New Yorkers that "there are no specific, credible threats" to the city's 4th of July celebrations and that holiday displays are continuing as planned despite the mass shooting in the Chicago area this morning.
As many as 3 million spectators are expected to attend the New York City event. ET, with musical performances, appearances by Broadway casts and other entertainment in addition to the fireworks display. The Macy's event will be broadcast live on NBC tonight at 8 p.m.
"Preparing and securing these types of large-scale events is what the members of the NYPD do on a daily basis," Sewell said in a statement (read it below), "and we continue to work closely with our city, state, and federal partners to endure everyone's safety."

James Cameron Says He May Not Direct ‘Avatar’ 4 & 5

His enthusiasm is strong, however for the upcoming films.
Cameron was too busy with the Avatar films at the time, but remained on board as executive producer and co-writer. Cameron previously tapped Robert Rodriguez to helm Alita: Battle Angel, a film he had long planned to adapt for the screen and that fans of the graphic novel it was based on, had hoped he would direct.
I don’t know.” I think eventually over time – I don’t know if that’s after three or after four – I’ll want to pass the baton to a director that I trust to take over, so I can go do some other stuff that I’m also interested in. “I’ve got some other things I’m developing as well that are exciting. “The Avatar films themselves are kind of all-consuming,” Cameron tells Empire in an interview. Or maybe not.
Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters globally on December 16, 2022.” />
Avatar: The Way Of Water is set more than a decade after the events of the first film. It follows the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
The sequel also stars Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Edie Falco, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Oona Chaplin, Jermaine Clement, among others.
I actually hope I get to make it. It’s a motherfucker. Three is in the can so it’s coming out regardless. I really hope that we get to make four and five because it’s one big story, ultimately.” Movie four is a corker. But it depends on market forces. “I got more excited as I went along. “Everything I need to say about family, about sustainability, about climate, about the natural world, the themes that are important to me in real life and in my cinematic life, I can say on this canvas,” Cameron said.
As the world awaits the December premiere of Avatar: The Way Of Water, James Cameron's sequel to the highest-grossing movie ever, comes word that Cameron may not direct the later two planned films in the series himself.

Police: “Significant Progress” In Highland Park Parade Shooting Investigation; Suspect Still At Large – Update

Chicago time. Refresh for updates throughout… Five of the six casualties in the Highland Park parade shooting were adults and died at the scene, city officials said during a press briefing at 3:30 p.m. A sixth person was pronounced dead at a hospital; information on that victim was not disclosed.
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering,“On a day that we came together to celebrate community and freedom, we’re instead mourning the loss, the tragic loss, of life, and struggling with the terror that was brought upon us,”

Covelli said the FBI is assisting in the investigation and search for the suspect. Police are asking parade spectators to review their cellphones for video and photos that might provide clues and to contact police with the information.

The suspect was not in custody at the time of the briefing. Police officials said that "significant progress" is being made in the investigation into the shooter, with a "very active apprehension effort" in place.

A Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., outside Chicago, has left six people dead and multiple injuries, according to officials. At least 24 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries.
But there is much more work to do, and I’m not going to give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence. I recently signed the first major bipartisan gun reform legislation in almost thirty years into law, which includes actions that will save lives.
have canceled their own official Fourth of July activities. Nearby towns including Deerfield, Ill.
" A message on the city's official Facebook page says, "SHELTER IN PLACE. All 4th of July events have been canceled. Take shelter if in downtown HP. Highland Park Police are responding to an incident in downtown Highland Park. Please avoid downtown Highland Park.
As of this report, the shooter remains at large. Shots began firing within 10 minutes after the parade commenced at 10 a.m. CT today.
No words." "I’m sick to my stomach every time news like this comes out, but I don’t wish the pit in your stomach as you call your family and friends to make sure everyone is okay on anyone. "I grew up in Highland Park and this parade is a highlight of the year for so many families," tweeted actor Rachel Brosnahan.
Police are still searching for the gunman, according to city officials. Chris Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting "appears to be completely random” Law enforcement officials are urging people downtown to shelter in place.
As always, we are grateful for the first responders and law enforcement on the scene. I have spoken to Governor Pritzker and Mayor Rotering, and have offered the full support of the Federal government to their communities. Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day. I also urged Federal law enforcement to assist in the urgent search for the shooter, who remains at large at this time. Members of the community should follow guidance from leadership on the ground, and I will monitor closely as we learn more about those whose lives have been lost and pray for those who are in the hospital with grievous injuries.
A fire department official said at least one of the more than two-dozen injured in the shooting transported to a hospital was a child.
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Earlier this afternoon, President Joe Biden has released the following statement in response to the Highland Park shooting:
A rifle was retrieved at the scene, but the suspect should still be considered armed and dangerous. Covelli described the weapon as a "high-powered rifle."
At a press conference just before 1 p.m. Chicago time, Covelli described the suspected shooter as a white male, 18-20 years old, longer black hair, small build, wearing a white or blue t-shirt.
Officials said there is no indication that the shooter, who apparently fired from a nearby roof, is barricaded in the immediate area.
I will stand firm will Illinoisans and Americans: we must – and we will – end this plague of gun violence" Illinois Governor JB Pritzker also issued a statement saying, in part, that "grief will not bring the victims back, and prayers alone will not put a stop to the terror of rampant gun violence in our country.

Italian Judge Orders Paul Haggis Released From House Arrest In Sex Abuse Case — Update

Talking to journalists after the hearing this morning, Laforgia said Haggis had declared his "complete innocence" and reiterated that any relations with the woman had been consensual.
UPDATE, 2 PM: A judge in Italy on Monday ordered film director Paul Haggis released from house arrest while prosecutors decide whether to pursue their investigation into allegations of sexual assault against him, The Associated Press reports.
Haggis had remained under police detention in a hotel in southern Italy since June 19 following allegations by an unnamed British woman that he had non-consensual sex with her over two days while he was in Italy to participate in an arts festival in the tourist town of Ostuni.
Haggis has maintained his innocence, according to his lawyer.
According to local media reports, he first met his accuser at a film festival in Monte Carlo in April and has been in regular contact with her since then, which resulted in the invitation to join him on the Italian trip.” />
Haggis, the Canadian film director whose Crash won the Best Picture Oscar in 2006, has been under police detention in a hotel in the town of Ostuni just outside the Southern Italian port city of Brindisi since Sunday following allegations by an unnamed British woman that he subjected her to non-consensual sex over the course of a number of days.
Local investigating judge Vilma Gilli made the decision to extend his house arrest today after a three-hour preliminary hearing with Haggis and his Italian lawyer Michele Laforgia in Brindisi on Wednesday morning. She ruled out prison detention for the director, saying there was little danger of him trying to escape.
The next step in the process will be a special evidence pre-trial hearing outside the court, the date of which has yet to be set.
He added that the director had been fully cooperative with Italian authorities and had no intention of leaving the country until his name was cleared.
PREVIOUS, June 22: An Italian investigating judge Wednesday ruled that director Paul Haggis will remain under house arrest amid ongoing investigations into allegations of sexual assault against him.
Haggis was in southern Italy to attend the Allora film festival in Ostuni, where he was due to give a masterclass.

Jon Stewart Slams The Supreme Court Choice To Overturn Roe v. Wade Calling The Process “Kabuki Theater”

The ruling reverses 50 years of precedent from the landmark 1973 case that gave women in the U.S. The ruling sparked nationwide protests. Casey — that largely maintained the right. the right under federal law to terminate a pregnancy, and a subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v.
Wade that made abortion a constitutional right in America. Jon Stewart has publicly denounced the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the historical case of Roe v.
He also criticized the confirmation process calling it “kabuki theater”
"When you look at the ridiculous kabuki theater now of justice confirmation, where they can just go out there and just fucking lie, like if this were about debate, then they would've understood what perjury meant," he said.” />
States can't regulate guns, but they can regulate [uteruses], you know?” On his show, The Problem with Jon Stewart, the comedian stated that the Supreme Court is “the Fox News of justice.” He continues, "I mean, there is no consistency.
"It is a cynical pursuit in the same way that Fox News would come out with 'we're fair and balanced' under the patina of what would be a high-status pursuit to the betterment of society, journalism," he said. "They are a cynical political arm."

Arnold Skolnick Dies: Designer For The Iconic ‘Woodstock’ Poster Was 85

He did attend Woodstock for one day, but left before the rain started. Skolnick was paid $12,000 for the work, splitting the fee with a copywriter.
“It was just another job, but it became famous.” “I brought it by to (the festival producers) on Monday afternoon,” said Skolnick, who received the assignment on the Thursday prior..
Arnold Skolnick, the designer of one of the most iconic images of the 20th century with his poster for the Woodstock festival, died June 15 in Amherst, Massachusetts at 85. .The cause of death was respiratory failure, according to his son Alexander Skolnick.
But its inspiration was the catbirds he was sketching on Shelter Island, New York. As for the bird, Skolnick says many people thought it was a dove. “I forgot to tell the printer that the beak should be black,” revealed Skolnick, “and so it’s a red beak.” Originally, Skolnick toyed with the idea of a flute in the image, but then switched to a guitar.
Skolnick is also survived by his grandchildren Mose and Charna, and sister Helene Rothschild.” /> Suvivors include his sons Alexander and Peter from his first marriage to Irish Jay.
Below it was the slogan “3 Days of Peace & Music.” Skolnick was not a huge fan of rock music when he designed the poster on a deadline of several days. Skolnick was 32 at the time, and created the “peace, love and music” message with an image of a guitar neck with a white bird perched atop.

“Completely False”: Ricky Martin Denies Domestic Abuse Allegations After Police File Restraining Order

The 'Livin’ La Vida Loca' singer’s denial follows an announcement by local police on Saturday that a domestic abuse restraining order had been filed against him.
The complaint was made under Law 54, also known as the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act. The Associated Press reported that police had been unable as of Friday to issue the order against the singer, because they had not by that point reached him.
"The allegations against Ricky Martin that lead to a protection order are completely false and fabricated," representatives for Martin told People magazine. "We are very confident that when the true facts come out in this matter our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated."
Police spokesman Axel Valencia told AP that the order prevents Martin from contacting the complainant and that a judge will later decide whether the order should remain in place. The petitioner of the claim has not been named.
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Her lawyers have filed a sometimes scathing 15-page document in support of her claim, adding, "With Rebecca at his side, Martin made millions of dollars and therefore owes Rebecca substantial commissions." It’s been a troubled week for the star, sometimes dubbed ‘the King of Latin Pop’ with his ex-manager Rebecca Drucker suing him for $3million in unpaid commissions. Drucker managed Martin during two separate time periods, from 2014 to 2018 and later from 2020 to 2022.
"We confirm that the Puerto Rico Police is in the process of filing a protection order, under Law 54, issued against Mr. Enrique Martín," police said in a statement.
Ricky Martin has denied all allegations in a domestic abuse restraining made against him in Puerto Rico over the weekend.

Royal Couple Raises Eyebrows With Recruitment Of Top Tabloid Exec For Comms Secretary Role

Lee Thompson will soon join them from NBC Universal.” /> Andreae’s recruitment follows the appointment of a new PR adviser by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, following their disastrous trip to the Caribbean earlier in the year.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have surprised some with their choice of new communications secretary, recruiting deputy editor of the Daily Mail Tobyn Andreae.
The Duchess of Cornwall is reported to be hoping to build on the positive media coverage she has received in recent years, compared with the ‘third person in this marriage’ tag she received during the scandalous Charles v Diana era.
The choice of Andreae has raised some eyebrows as his employer of 20 years, Associated Newspapers, has previously been on the opposing side of two legal actions brought by Charles’s son Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex.
The Prince of Wales is currently facing his own media barrage, with recent reports revealing he personally accepted cash donations for one of his charities, and questioning his judgement in providing personal access and bestowing honours to donors of his many causes.
Speaking to the BBC last year, Andreae revealed that his newspaper “has very strong, very powerful views that not everybody agrees with, much to my amazement.”
Andreae’s salary will be paid for out of the Prince’s private income from the Duchy of Cornwall.
The Times of London reports that Andreae will start his new role in the coming months, and the royal couple hope he will be a strong driver of their public relations in the run-up to the Prince of Wales ascending the throne.

“Plain Wrong”: Rupert Murdoch’s TalkTV Makes Public Apology To Mental Health Charity Over False Claims About Asylum Seekers’ Legal Fees

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TalkTV added in its apology, “We didn’t offer Mind an opportunity to respond at the time and are happy to do so now. We are sorry for any confusion caused by the discussion on the show.”
We shout about this from the rooftops,” the charity said. Our work is around supporting mental health. “What TalkTV got wrong wasn’t that we work with refugees, but how we do it.
The new right-leaning anti-‘woke’ channel, with its flagship show presented by Piers Morgan and broadcast in Australia and the US as well as the UK, has struggled to find a domestic audience since its debut, with Rupert Murdoch reported to be taking a keen interest in possible changes or even mooting a merger with year-old similarly talk-based channel GB News.
TalkTV, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, made an on-air apology on Friday, admitting it had erred in questioning “why various organisations, including Mind, were providing funding to a charity called Migrants Organise.”
It says it’s transparent about the work it does and details of the projects it funds are on its website.” It said: “Mind has pointed out to us that the funds it gave to Migrants Organise were given for specific work to support mental health and not for legal fees of illegal immigrants.
Mind complained that the claims were “plain wrong” and that the charity had never been approached for comment by the channel.
TalkTV has been forced to make a public apology to mental health charity Mind after claiming live on air that it funded the legal fees of asylum seekers.
Mind reported receiving negative messages about their work when the item was originally broadcast and that it had only found about the erroneous claims when informed by supporters of its work.
On June 10, presenter Mike Graham said on his show, ‘The Independent Republic of Mike Graham’ that the charity claimed to fund mental health support while actually paying migrants’ legal fees.

Revolutionary British Theater Director Peter Brook Dies In France aged 97

In the 1950s, he started working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing Sir Lawrence Olivier in Titus Andronicus at Stratford in 1955.
He was born in West London to parents of Lithuanian Jewish heritage on March 21, 1925. After attending Westminster School and Oxford, he put on his first production, Dr Faustus at the Torch Theatre in London in 1943.
By his early 20s, he had been appointed director of production at the Royal Opera House, where he distinguished himself with an experimental production of Richard Strauss’s Salome featuring sets by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
Ground-breaking France-based British theater director Peter Brook, who revolutionized 20th-century theater, has died at the age of 97-years-old in Paris.
Later landmark ICTR productions included 1985 The Mahabharat, a nine-hour version of the epic Hindu poem, adapted with Carrière, and the 2005 work Tierno Bokar about a Malian Sufi, which became the basis for a wider worldwide discussion on his life and message of religious tolerance.
He moved to France permanently in the early 1970s to set up his International Centre for Theatre Research (ICTR) in the French capital.
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In the early days of the ICTR, he famously took its company – which included British actress Helen Mirren and Japanese actor Yoshi Oida – on a tour across the Middle East and Africa to test out his ideas around theater.
His most famous productions of this period include his Tony Award-winning production of Marat/Sade by German playwright Peter Weiss, which was seen as daring at the time for its use of nudity and violence. Brook spent the late 1950s and 1960s, working between London and New York.
On his return, he restored the rundown Bouffe du Nord music hall as a permanent home for the centre. It opened on October 1974 with a production of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, adapted by late French playwright and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière.
The director, who pioneered taking theater outside of traditional theatre houses, mounting productions in unexpected venues such as gymnasiums, abandoned factories and old gas works, was renowned for his experimental and out-of-the box approach to staging classic and new works alike.

‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ Boogies To $202M WW As ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Flies By $1.1B & ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Rumbles Past $800M – International Box Office

Outside the Top 5, Argentina is tracking to $3.3M, the top animation opening ever for box office, and the 3rd best among all titles; Brazil grossed an estimated $3.2M; Poland is estimated at $2.4M — the top Universal and Illumination animated opening of all time, and the 2nd biggest animation ever excluding previews. The opening day had already broken the record as biggest of the pandemic, beating Spider-Man: No Way Home. Netherlands is seeing $2M, just 1% off Minions excluding previews and the Middle East as a whole is forecasted to $4.7M.
The Top 5 openers this weekend were the UK ($12.9M), Mexico ($12.4M), Germany ($4.8M), Spain ($3.6M) and Indonesia ($3.4M).
The next markets to open will be Korea on July 13 and all of Latin America on July 14.
1 in the market for a $42M cume. France, where the reduced-price ticket scheme La Fête du Cinéma began today, grossed $2M at No.
In other notable performances, Germany was down just 7% from last weekend for a $25.6M cume; Brazil has grossed $19.3M; Taiwan ranked No. 1 again with an $18.8M cume; Mexico has cumed $13.6M; and Saudi Arabia zoomed up 22% from the previous frame for a $14.8M running total.
Warner Bros’ Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic added $15.7M on 8,305 screens in 57 international markets during the sophomore frame — a terrific hold of -28%. The overseas cume to date is $46.2M for a worldwide total of $113.5M through Sunday.
The overseas total through Sunday is $544.5M. To wit: Paramount/Skydance’s hypersonic Top Gun: Maverick passed the $1.1B global threshold, grossing a further $37M in 65 markets — another outstanding 16% drop from last weekend internationally.
The overseas IMAX total on TROG is $1.3M.
Overall, the marketplace is robust and it’s refreshing to see so many big-ticket pictures across different genres comfortably co-existing.
The cume is now $27.5M. 1 in the market. The 2nd weekend in Korea grossed $10.8M at 528 locations, up 1% from the opening weekend and ranked No.
The UK’s hold was an impressive -18% for a further $3.4M and an $84.8M total to date.
Mexico is the next best market at $41.3M — higher than the previous two movies in the franchise — followed by the UK ($37.2M), France ($22M) and Australia ($21.8M). The latter two are in line with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at the same point of play.
This Tom Cruise-starrer catapulted across $1B global last weekend and now counts $1.109B worldwide through Sunday. Still soaring in 65 markets, it saw a drop of only 16% from the previous session to add $37M for an offshore cume of $544.5M.
In the fresh hubs, the debut was $81.5M. The Rise Of Gru, the latest entry in the globe’s biggest animated franchise, had previously bowed in Australia last weekend and this frame added another 60 markets.
Spain is playing across 424 locations and 873 screens with the overall weekend estimated at $3.6M, the biggest animated opening of the pandemic and just below Minions and DM3.
Universal pulled out all the stops on a global marketing campaign that included pop-up stores, music festival appearances and shopping mall takeovers as well as a clever TikTok “Minions In Suits” challenge that went viral over the frame.
In Israel, the TikTok stunt “Minions in Suits,” helped propel the movie to $1.5M for the biggest animation opening of all time as well as Universal's 2nd biggest opening weekend of all time excluding previews (only behind Fast 8).
The global running cume is $74.4M. Universal/Blumhouse’s horror pic added five markets this session to bring the total to 50. The Ethan Hawke-starrer grossed $8.3M for a 28% drop in the holdovers. The overseas cume is $27M, ahead of Don’t Breathe, Ouija, Old and Halloween Kills at the same point.
Gru and the crew set some new milestones internationally with four markets scoring the biggest animation opening weekend of all time (Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Venezuela); and 52 markets setting the best animated launch of the pandemic (see more detail in the breakdowns as they are updated below for all films).
Says Universal Pictures International President of Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, "We couldn't be happier for Chris Meledandri, the filmmakers, cast and crew and our partners at Illumination. This result is testament to the enduring love for this franchise, the exceptional film they have delivered and the enormous collaboration between Illumination, our Universal teams around the world and our partners in exhibition."
The cume there is $57.6M. Japan delivered $3.6M on the 6th weekend from 379 sites, ranked at No. 1 for the 6th weekend in a row.
Australia also saw a bump (+5%) for another $3.9M and a $51.5M cume.
The offshore cume is $492.7M after adding $26.8M in 72 markets this frame. And, Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion stomped past the $800M mark globally — only the 4th Hollywood title to get there since the start of the pandemic. With $824.5M, it is the No. 3 film of 2022 worldwide.
Top market plays are Mexico ($8.3M), UK ($3.3M), Saudi Arabia ($1.8M), France ($1.5M) and Germany ($1.1M). Australia and Brazil release later this month.
The offshore cume through Sunday is $93.7M for $202.2M worldwide. The overseas portion is running just 13% below Minions at the same point and 3% behind Despicable Me 3. After debuting in Australia last session, this origins story from directors Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan Del Val came in above expectations with an $87.2M weekend in 61 markets.
In Australia, and with kids' holidays, the sophomore session increased by 50% versus last weekend for a running cume of $12.2M.
Japan was the biggest opening market this session, taking $1.1M on 407 screens. This was 46% ahead of House Of Gucci and 29% over Moulin Rouge. Word of mouth is strong with Yahoo users giving the picture 4 stars out of 5, Eiga.com 3.6 out of 5, and Filmarks 3.9 out of 5.
Germany’s weekend is estimated to reach $4.8M from 698 locations and 1,359 screens, in line with DM2, and below DM3 and Minions.
France, Japan, Korea and Italy are still to unleash the little fellows. Including Australia, results in Week 2 are tracking 13% below Minions and just 3% below DM3. In like-for-likes at today’s exchange rates, the new openers are 23% below Minions and 13% below Despicable Me 3.
Breakdowns on the films above and more are being updated below.
2 with an estimated $2.9M for the three days, posting the 2nd best opening for a non-local animated title during the pandemic era. With kids holidays in Australia, Buzz got a bump of 20%. Japan was the new opener at No. Disney/Pixar’s spinoff fell by 58% overseas, adding $11.3M in 45 material markets. The offshore cume is now $82.2M for $187.6M global.
The global total this weekend topped $800M to reach $824.5M. Universal’s dinosaurs chomped on another $26.8M in 72 markets this session, bringing international close to $500M with $492.7M so far.
Refresh for latest…: Coming in slightly above the estimates we reported on Saturday, Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise Of Gru has boogied to an $87.2M weekend at the international box office. That lifts the offshore cume to $93.7M for $202.2M worldwide to date.
There are still such major markets to go bananas as France, Korea, Japan and Italy.
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Japan is still to come at the end of the month.
The Top 5 comes are Mexico ($16.2M), UK ($10.5M), Argentina ($5.6M), Australia ($5.1M) and France ($4.8M).
As of last weekend, 4DX and ScreenX have grossed $37M globally while in Korea, the new SX at CGV Yeongdeungpo in Seoul had a per-screen average of over $123K last weekend. IMAX’s global total is now $94M with $43M from international.
The UK leads play at $12.4M, dipping just 27% from opening weekend and ranking No. 2 behind Minions. 2 behind the debut of Rise Of Gru this session. France ($3.7M), Germany ($2.2M) and Italy ($1.7M) round out the Top 5. Australia is next at $11.3M, seeing a fantastic 13% drop and also ranking No.
China, where JWD is the biggest import of 2022, dipped by just 25% for a $129.2M cume.
Indonesia is on track for an opening weekend of $3.4M from 776 screens, the biggest Universal and Illumination launch weekend of all time including previews.
Saturday saw a 50% bump versus Friday (which had seen the best start ever for a Universal animated film and an Illumination title). The UK was the biggest opener at $12.9M. The Friday/Saturday are 2% ahead of the first film, and 6% ahead of the opening two days for Incredibles 2.
As noted above, there were milestones aplenty while 11 markets had the biggest Universal animation opening weekend ever excluding previews (Argentina, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Egypt, Pakistan, Poland, Uruguay, Turkey, Chile, Norway); and 14 markets had the top Illumination animation launch weekend of all time outside previews (Argentina, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Pakistan, Poland, Uruguay, Turkey, Chile, Norway, UAE, Vietnam, Sweden, Egypt).
Mexico is estimated at $12.4M across 920 locations and 4,053 screens. This would make it Universal’s 3rd biggest animated opening weekend behind Minions (-15%) and DM3 (-4%).
Warner Bros' Elvis slipped by just 28% in its sophomore frame for a $15.7M weekend in 57 international markets. The offshore cume to date is $46.2M with global crossing $100M to reach $113.5M through Sunday.