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CSA Members Speak Out in Support of Casting Directors Accused of Charging Actors for Auditions

More than 90 members of the Casting Society of America have signed an open letter decrying the LA City Attorney’s “misguided” prosecution of the operators of five local casting workshops – and 18 casting directors – accused of charging actors for auditions in violation of the state’s Talent Scam Prevention Act of 2009. If convicted […]

Donald Trump Lays Out Plans For “Win” In Afghanistan

American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically, President Donald Trump vowed tonight in his first major policy address to the nation since his address to the joint session of Congress in February. Trump’s strategy to move the country forward in its longest war marks a shift from a time-based approach to one […]

New York Talent Agent Who Vanished A Week Ago Still Missing

Authorities remain baffled over the disappearance of talent agent Mark Schlegel, who was last seen leaving his New Jersey home more than a week ago. “There’s been no contact from him or with anybody who knows his possible whereabouts,” Oradell Sgt. Derek Kahill tells “There’s a lot of concern in general.” Schlegel, 57, who […]

Alicia Silverstone, Tommy Dewey & Katie Aselton Cast In ‘Book Club’

EXCLUSIVE: Alicia Silverstone, Casual star Tommy Dewey and Katie Aselton are set to appear in June Pictures’ upcoming film Book Club, joining Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr and Wallace Shawn. The pic is from first-time director Bill Holderman, who co-worte […]

‘Grace And Frankie’ Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Devorah Herbert Brings Warmth To Odd Couple Comedy

D. Herbert Crew Call Podcast: In a very short time in Hollywood, production designer Devorah Herbert has left an everlasting visual impression in film and television. She brought a gritty, South Central L.A. authenticity to David Ayer’s crime dramas such as End of Watch and Harsh Times, and she boldly established a red palette in the pilot of ABC’s Revenge […]

Leslie Zemeckis Joins Universal Pictures’ ‘Marwencol’

Leslie Zemeckis has joined Steve Carell, Diane Kruger and Leslie Mann in her husband Robert Zemeckis’ Marwencol, set to release for Universal on Nov. 21, 2018. The film is based on Jeff Malmberg’s documentary of the same name and directed by Robert Zemeckis from a script he wrote with Caroline Thompson. The story follows a […]

ABC Nabs ‘Romeos & Juliets’ CIA Light Drama From Julie Anne Robinson, Jay Scherick & David Ronn As Put Pilot

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Romeos & Juliets, a light one-hour from writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, Zookeeeper), Julie Anne Robinson and her production company CannyLads Productions. Universal TV, where Robinson inked an overall deal in May, is the studio. Written by Scherick and Ronn and to be directed by Robinson, […]

‘Flip Or Flop Atlanta’ Renewed For Season 2 By HGTV

Five episodes in to its first season, HGTV has renewed Flip Or Flop Atlanta for a second go-round. The network has ordered a 14-episode Season 2 for premiere in 2018. The second spinoff in the network’s popular Flip or Flop franchise has attracted more than 7.9 million viewers since its premiere on Thursday, July 20, […]

Comedy Dynamics Acquires ‘The Mix,’ ‘Waiting On Mary,’ More Award-Winning Titles And Comedy Specials

Comedy Dynamics has added six more titles to their growing slate. The production company announced that it has acquired award-winning comedies The Mix, The Shickles and Waiting on Mary as well as a trio of comedy specials that include Ophira Eisenberg’s Inside Joke, Bryan Callen’s Never Grow Up and Laffghanistan: Comedy Down Range by Graham Elwood. The Mix from Chris Mollica and Greg Townsend […]

Andrew Hotz Moves From Google To Exec VP Digital Marketing At Warner Bros

Warner Bros. Andrew Hotz has been named EVP Worldwide Digital Marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures. The executive, who previously was head of industry at Google, will oversee the division’s domestic and international digital teams and work with marketing executives on the design and deployment of digital campaigns of feature releases from Warner Bros Pictures and […]