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‘Her Smell’ First-Look Toronto Clip: Elisabeth Moss Punks Out In Alex Ross Perry’s Rocker Drama

EXCLUSIVE: Here is Elisabeth Moss as you’ve never seen her, looking and acting more like Hole-era Courtney Love than Mad Men-period Peggy Olson. In this first look at director Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, Moss plays a kohl-eyed punk rocker (who seems to be having a very public backstage meltdown). The film has its world […]

UTA Ups Four Senior Execs To Partner Level

UTA has promoted a quartet of senior executives to partner. The agency’s board of directors said today that René Jones, Jim Meenaghan, Rich Shuter and David Spingarn will join chief operating officer Andrew Thau among the company’s non-agent partners. The appointments boost UTA’s partnership to 58 men and women from across the agency’s businesses. “Over the […]

‘White Boy Rick’ Clip: Exclusive Look At Matthew McConaughey & Family – Toronto

EXCLUSIVE: A rifle, a screaming and half-dressed young woman, squealing tires and a near-miss car incident — it’s just your typical family spat in this clip from White Boy Rick, which is having its international premiere tonight at the Toronto Film Festival after bowing at Telluride last week. Typical, that is, for the Wershe clan. Check […]

Rina Mimoun Inks CBS TV Studios Overall Deal, Sells Projects To CBS & the CW

Writer-producer Rina Mimoun (Mistresses) has signed an overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Under the pact, she has set up two drama projects at CBS TV Studios’ sister broadcast networks: Under the Bridge, from CBS TV Studios-based Jerry Bruckheimer TV, which has sold to CBS, and  Finley & June, written by Mimoun and Anna Fricke, which […]

Kandoo Films Launches Distribution Unit, Sets Noir Thriller ‘Hospitality’ As First Pic – Toronto

EXCLUSIVE: Kandoo Films, the Los Angeles-based production company run by 13th and Middle of Nowhere producer Howard Barish, is launching a distribution arm Kandoo Releasing and has set up its first projects under the new venture: with the noir thriller Hospitality starring Emmanuelle Chriqui and Sam Trammell which will now bow day-and-date December 7. The […]

Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos To Exit Following AT&T’s Acquisition of Otter Media

Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos announced this morning that he’s stepping down from the digital media company he founded. Strompolos left YouTube to launch Fullscreen in 2011, as one of the earliest multichannel networks that brought together thousands of YouTube creators. It tried to launch a team-focused streaming service, which ultimately was shuttered in 2018. In […]

‘The Movie Door Is Open To Netflix’ Says NATO Boss John Fithian At Toronto Film Festival

As Netflix plots theatrical releases for its awards season fare such as Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming Roma, and festivals like Cannes debate playing streaming movies, National Association of Theaters chief John Fithian said today, “The movie door is open to Netflix.” Essentially if the streaming giant wants to take advantage of the exclusive theatrical window, they may […]

Zac Posen Exits ‘Project Runway’

Designer Zac Posen says he also will not return as a judge to Project Runway when it relaunches on Bravo. His announcement follows word earlier today that the show’s signature stars Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are exiting the praised unscripted series to topline a new fashion reality series for Amazon Prime Video. “Working alongside […]

‘Another Life’: Eight Cast In Netflix Sci-Fi Drama Series

A. J. Rivera (Grandfathered), Alexander Eling (Shadowhunters: Mortal Instruments), Alex Ozerov (The Americans), Jake Abel (Dirty John), JayR Tinaco (Rake), Jessica Camacho (The Flash), Barbara Williams (Mayans MC) and Lina Renna (The 100) have been cast in Another Life, Netflix‘s sci-fi drama series, from Alias Grace producer Halfire Entertainment. They join previously announced Katee Sackhoff, […]

Sony Pictures Classics In Lead For Steve Coogan-John C. Reilly Laurel & Hardy Drama ‘Stan And Ollie:’ Toronto

EXCLUSIVE: In what looks to be the first deal on the ground here, a Toronto sale is near for Sony Pictures Classics to acquire multiple territories including domestic on Stan and Ollie, the John S. Baird-directed drama that follows the legendary comedy duo Laurel & Hardy, during their 1953 variety hall tour of Britain which […]