Innovative Artists & Luber Roklin Sign ‘Extraction’ Actor Rudhraksh Jaiswal

Directed by Sam Hargrave, the pic follows Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) a black-market mercenary who is hired to rescue, Ovi Mahajan (Jaiswal), the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. EXCLUSIVE: Innovative Artists and Luber Roklin have signed Rudhraksh Jaiswal, the young

Broadway Ad Agency Claims Scott Rudin Owes $6.3M In Unpaid Bills; Producer Says “No Merit” To Lawsuit

Rudin denies the claim, releasing the following statement from lawyer Jonathan Zavin: "The case has no merit and the defendants intend to contest it vigorously.” The lawsuit was first reported by the website Law360.” /> Two of theater's heavy-hitters are squaring off

Ben Affleck To Direct Adaptation of ‘Big Goodbye’ For Paramount; Behind-The-Scenes Story Of The Making of ‘Chinatown’

EXCLUSIVE: After earning some of the best reviews of his acting career for The Way Back, Ben Affleck is ready to make his return behind the camera, and he looks to have zeroed in on his next directing job. We are hearing that

Stacey Abrams, Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe & More Set As Speakers For ABFF Virtual Fest

The feat will close with “The Best of American Black Film Festival Awards” ceremony, hosted by Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker and simulcast on Presenters include Lee Daniels, Laz Alonso, Bevy Smith, Logan Browning, and Spike Lee.” /> Evening programming

Commission Rejects Donald Trump Campaign Request To Add An Earlier Presidential Debate To Schedule

"The Commission has found that three 90-minute debates work well to fulfill the voter education purposes the debates are intended to serve," the commission's co-chairs — Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. Dorothy S. Ridings, Kenneth Wollack — wrote in a letter to Rudy

Peter Bart: New Book Spotlights Celebrity Hand-Holders Who Shield The Famous, Reap Rewards & Suffer The Fallout

“But, if you stay, you’ve become them.” He gratefully opts to take his leave.” /> “If you leave them, you’ve left them,” Charlie concludes. But talk with them off-duty (and off-camera), and you understand the neuroses of young Charlie in A Star

Diane Cook’s ‘The New Wilderness’ Novel In The Works For Television From Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho & Warner Bros. TV

Henry Prize Stories. Cook’s writing has appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, Granta, and other publications, and her stories have been included in the anthologies Best American Short Stories and The O. She is a former producer for the radio program This American

‘Stars And Strife,’ Virgil Films Documentary About U.S. “Epidemic Of Hate,” Sets On-Demand Run, Starz Bow

Others appearing in interviews include the late Alice Rivlin, the founder of the Congressional Budget Office and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke's godson, Derek Black, who renounced his family’s white nationalist beliefs. Larry Hogan of Maryland also make appearances. Current

Eurovision U.S. Offshoot ‘American Song Contest’ Moves Forward, Eyes 2021 Holiday Season Premiere

Like virtually any major live events, the 2020 Eurovision was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  ” /> (Watch a promo video above). As previously reported, American Song Contest will feature musical artists and bands from each of the 50 states and

‘Zappa’: Magnolia Pictures Serving Up Frank Zappa Documentary For Thanksgiving

Magnolia has rocked a couple of other music-docu acquisitions of late. In June it acquired Crock of Gold – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan, the Johnny Depp-produced pic about the Pogues frontman. At Toronto last year, it picked up Once Were

Lionsgate Q1 Revenue Slides 16%, But Results Beat Analysts’ Estimates On Lower Costs, Library Boom

Total revenue of $813.7 — more than one-quarter of which was library-derived — fell from $963.6 million in the same period a year ago. But the lower tally still came in ahead of analysts' consensus estimate, as did the adjusted earnings per

‘Reckless’ Creator, ‘Safe Haven’ Writer Dana Stevens Signs With UTA

She is also developing Hail Mary, a project about a female sports agent starring Jennifer Aniston and to be directed by Michelle MacLaren. On the television side, Stevens is developing the spy miniseries The Secrets We Kept for Apple’s International division. Ink

Janelle Monáe Horror Movie ‘Antebellum’ Skips U.S. Theaters & Heads To PVOD

  In Antebellum, successful author Veronica Henley (Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it’s too late. Antebellum also stars Marque Richardson, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa,

AMC Entertainment Q2 Revenues Plunge, Swings To The Red In “Most Challenging Quarter In 100-Year History” – CEO Adam Aron

And, amid ongoing speculation of possible bankruptcy, it announced a complex debt restructuring that took months to complete and happened over the protests of a heavy-hitting group of bondholders. The quarterly financials of one of the buzziest company in media come as

As Joe Biden Ponies Up $280M For TV Ads, Station Giants Nexstar And Sinclair Predict Record Political Influx

News Nation, a three-hour prime-time news block, is also launching next month on Nexstar's WGN America, creating another venue for political messages. "There are no guarantees in this business," Nexstar CEO Perry Sook said, "but as close to a guarantee as I'll

Emma Stone & Dave McCary Plant Fruit Tree Production Banner With A24 First Look TV Deal

“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at A24," Stone and McCary said in a statement. "Their commitment to thoughtful and original storytelling and embracing artists’ visions feels rare and vital, and we are incredibly grateful that they support our passion

Billy Goldenberg Dies: Emmy-Winning Composer And ‘Elvis Comeback Special’ Musical Director Was 84

The 1971 classic was the future multiple Oscar winner's first full-length feature as director. A few years later, Goldenberg would work his another showbiz legend, Spielberg, on his seminal TV movie Duel, starring Dennis Weaver as a motorist terrorized by the unseen driver

TruTV Expands ‘Impractical Jokers’ Franchise, Renews ‘The Misery Index’ For Season 3, Adds 10 More Episodes Of ‘Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party’

Executive producers include Jack Rovner and Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell. Produced by Funny Or Die and directed by Chris Henchy (Daddy’s Home, Eastbound & Down), Impractical Jokers: The Movie is produced by Gatto, Murray, Quinn, Vulcano, Henchy, and

‘The Flight Attendant’ EPs Outline Return To Production With COVID Protocols, Tease Fall Launch On HBO Max & Season 2 Of Kaley Cuoco-Starring Limited Series

The script changes have not been significant. The Flight Attendant HBO Max limited series, starring and executive produced by Kaley Cuoco, was just a couple of days into shooting Episode 6 of its eight-episode order when in early March it shut down

Misha Green Says ‘Get Out’ & ‘Lost’ Paved Way For HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ – TCA

Speaking at HBO’s panel session at the virtual TCA press tour, Green said, “I think this would have been incredibly hard to get on screen if Get Out hadn’t come out. I think that paved the way for people to really open

Imagen Awards For Latinx Representation Announce Nominees: ‘One Day at a Time’, ‘I Carry You With Me’ On Roster – Complete List

· Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount Pictures) · Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas (HBO; HBO in association with Amalgamated Bear, Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon) Best Commercial Advertisement or Social Awareness Campaign · Good Trouble (Freeform; Freeform in association

AMC Adapting Novella ‘Sorcerers’ From Maurice Broaddus, Otis Whitaker And Jim Mahfood Into Series

EXCLUSIVE: AMC has optioned the rights to Sorcerers, a novella by co-writers Maurice Broaddus and Otis Whitaker and featuring illustrations by internationally renowned artist Jim Mahfood, with plans to adapt it into a series. Malik is thrown headlong into a quest that winds

‘The Flight Attendant’: Michelle Gomez Joins Kaley Cuoco’s HBO Max Series In Recasting

‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ Star & Creator React To Netflix Series’ Cancellation: “So Proud Of This Show”” /> Gomez currently can be seen as Mary Wardwell/Madam Satan on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is heading into its fourth and final season on Netflix.