Fox Film Executive Daria Cercek Jumps To New Line

While there is currently much uncertainty in the halls of Fox as the staff prepares to integrate under the Disney umbrella and embrace a streaming future, Cercek’s move to New Line has been percolating for some time. Given her impressive track record for developing comedies, and New Line’s prodigious output of them, she seems a glove fit for the new post.
Cercek graduated from Brown and began as a literary assistant at William Morris in New York, before shifting to the motion-picture-lit department at CAA in Los Angeles.” /> Before Cercek joined Fox as a creative executive in 2010, she worked as a junior exec for producer Scott Stuber, and before that worked for Paula Wagner while she was CEO at United Artists.
She’ll jump right in and work on the development and production of original scripts, literary adaptations, existing IP, and franchises for New Line.
“To this day, I’ve never heard so many people speak so highly of someone. “Daria has built a reputation as one of the most well-regarded executives in the industry,” Brener said. She will be a tremendous asset to New Line and we’re so excited to welcome her to the team.” In addition to her quality relationships with the creative community, Daria brings a breadth of experience and an impressive track record.
Cercek starts her new job October 29 and she will report to Brener. EXCLUSIVE: Longtime Twentieth Century Fox feature film executive Daria Cercek is exiting to join New Line Cinema. The hire was confirmed by New Line president/Chief Creative Officer Richard Brener. Cercek, who held the title of senior veep at Fox, will become Executive Vice President, Production at New Line.
Among the films Cercek shepherded at Fox are the last three films in the X-Men franchise, but her comedy resume is particularly impressive and includes Spy, The Heat, The Other Woman, Snatched, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The Heat was the first script she brought in while a junior exec at Fox, and it led to Fox making an overall deal with director Paul Feig for R-rated comedies.

NFL Gives Colin Kaepernick Surprisingly Upbeat Shoutout After Nike Stock Drops 3% On News Of His Endorsement Deal

“We commend Nike for its willingness to partake in a more edgy, risky advertising campaign while refreshing its 30-year old ‘Just Do It’ campaign,” Brian Nagel, an analyst at Oppenheimer wrote. Over the past year or so, Nike’s dominant market share has eroded somewhat as other players have been gaining steam, and we think today’s announcement is clearly an effective way to make some noise in the industry, regardless of any political bent.” “The extensive roster of athletes and their powerful stories are core to the company’s stepped up efforts in reaching a younger demographic.″ />
But there was major public blowback over the decision to partner with Kaepernick, the onetime Super Bowl quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who last played in 2016 amid his commitment to kneeling during the national anthem. Even after the drop, the company's shares remain near a 52-week high amid strong fundamentals and financials.
(Anyone remember the old Dennis Hopper ads?) The calls for a boycott help explain the short-term hit to the stock, but many Wall Street analysts who cover the company say Nike is simply placing a well-informed bet on public sentiment. Not only are many customers opposed to Trump, but the larger social forces Kaepernick has pointed to — police tactics, social injustice, economic inequality, etc. It wants to offer a message that is consistent with younger customers, especially around the world. Plus, the outrage itself is a pretty potent marketing tool. — are passion points for a lot of sneaker-and-shorts buyers as well.
“The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity. We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities,” said Jocelyn Moore, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs in a statement. “The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”

His suit alleges that all 32 teams systematically froze him out despite his evident athletic ability because they blamed him for instigating protests that have dinged ratings and the NFL's image. This year's season kicks off Thursday night on NBC. Making all of this even more complicated, Kaepernick has sued the NFL for collusion.
UPDATED with NFL statement, 2:15 PM: A day after word surfaced that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been retained by Nike for the 30th anniversary round of the company's fabled "Just do it" ads, the NFL is offering a surprising nod of support for Kaepernick.
Even if it means sacrificing everything” superimposed on a photo of his face. Already a lightning rod, the quarterback-turned-activist became a trending topic again Sunday night when he shared a post with the message “Believe in something. Nike's "Just do it" tagline was at the bottom.

None — including Kaepernick — is brand-new as a Nike ambassador, even if the ex-49er has kept it low-profile until now. Other well-known athletes, including LeBron James and Serena Williams have also been mobilized for new ads. That response follows on the heels of President Donald Trump agitating against protesting NFL players, calling them "sons of bitches" and blasting the league as "weak" for accommodating the anthem protests. Kaepernick's involvement immediately spawned the hashtag #BoycottNike and social-media outrage, with images of people burning, shredding or otherwise destroying their Nike gear.
That twist follows a trading session when stock in Nike took a significant hit, shedding $2.60 (or more than 3%) to close at $79.60 after Sunday's revelation that the company has partnered with Kaepernick.
Here are a few reactions on social media:

‘Tell Me A Story’ Trailer: Dark Fairy Tales Come Knocking This Halloween On CBS All Access – TCA

The first season of the serialized drama will weave together The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel into what CBS All Access calls "an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder." Tell Me A Story reimagines classic fairy tales as dark, modern-day thrillers, set in present-day New York City.
In addition to the actors on the panel, the cast of Tell Me a Story includes James Wolk, Michael Raymond-James, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara, with Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.
From Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Tell Me a Story is written and exec-produced by Williamson with Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Liz Friedlander, who directs and executive produces the first two episodes.” />
The launch dates was announced today at CBS' TCA presentation day by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. New episodes of the 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly each Thursday, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
31. Tell Me a Story, CBS All Access' upcoming psychological thriller series based on classic fairy tales like the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood, will launch, appropriately enough, on Halloween – Wednesday, Oct.
The panel was executive producer Kevin Williamson and cast members Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick and Davi Santos. The series TCA presentation also included a sneak peek trailer (watch it above).