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‘Once Upon A Time’ Actress Lana Parrilla Set To Make Directorial Debut For “Chosen” Episode

Once Upon a Time‘s Lana Parrilla will assume another role in the forthcoming season of the ABC series. The original cast member is set to step behind the camera and make her directorial debut. Show co-creator Adam Horowitz took to Twitter on Tuesday night to share the news, teasing us with an image of a script […]

‘The Shannara Chronicles’ Shopped To Other Networks For Season 3

The Shannara Chronicles is actively looking for a new network home after a two-season run at Viacom — one season on MTV and one on Spike. Even before word got out today that Spike — soon to become Paramount Network — has cancelled the fantasy series, The Shannara Chronicles studio, Sonar, and producers had already […]

22 Attorneys General Sue The FCC Over Net Neutrality Decision

Twenty-two state attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday, seeking to block the rollback of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The lawsuit argues that the FCC’s decision in December to eliminate the rules that prohibited internet providers from slowing down or blocking content, or charging for access to certain sites, was “arbitrary,” “capricious” and “an […]

Mathilde Krim Dies: The amfAR Founding Chairman And AIDS Activist Was 91

AIDS research pioneer, activist, and amfAR Founding Chairman Mathilde Krim died Monday at her home in Kings Point, New York. She was 91. As a trailblazing pioneer in AIDS research and activism, Dr. Krim’s philanthropy was present in Hollywood. AmFar hosted a yearly benefit at the Cannes International Film Festival, which was the most successful […]

Rebecca Eaton Explains How To Get BBC To Tackle Quintessentially American ‘Little Women’

Masterpiece’s Little Women marks a breakthrough for PBS, in that it’s produced by BBC which, Rebecca Eaton noted, “does not do American drama.” “It’s hard to get America novels done with BBC because they are BBC – they have a mandate,” she said. Additionally, it can be expensive. “If you shoot in this country, it’s […]

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Will Smith In ‘Gemini Man’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is set to star as the female lead opposite Will Smith in Gemini Man from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media. The Ang Lee-directed project has been in development for the past 20 years. The story follows an over-the-hill assassin who faces off against himself, a clone who is younger and in his prime. Originally […]

‘The Shannara Chronicles’ Canceled After Two Seasons

The Shannara Chronicles will not see a Season 3 at the soon-to-be launched Paramount Network. The fantasy drama has been canceled after two seasons, Deadline has confirmed. The Shannara Chronicles, based on the best-selling fantasy books by Terry Brooks, debuted on MTV in 2016 and was the network’s highest rated and most watched scripted series […]

Fathom Events Taps Ex-DWA Exec Gordon Synn For Key Role; Blue Fox Names Richard Stafford Head Of PR

Gordon Synn, formerly head of international TV for DreamWorks Animation and before that an exec at All3Media, Endemol Shine Group and 20th Century Fox, has been appointed Chief Content and Programming Officer at Fathom Events. He will report to CEO Ray Nutt and oversee the event-cinema distributor’s content acquisition and programming strategy. Fathom, a joint […]

Legendary Snags Movie Rights To YA ‘Ferryman’ Trilogy

Legendary Entertainment has acquired worldwide film and graphic novel rights to Ferryman, a trilogy of young-adult novels by Scottish teacher-turned-author Claire McFall. The idea is to create a franchise. The book series is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Charon, the ferryman of Hades who transports souls to the underworld. It tells […]

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ Teaser: Wheels Up On Gus Van Sant’s John Callahan Movie

Amazon today released the first look at Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, a biopic of sorts from Gus Van Sant that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. The streaming service has already set a May 11 release in select theaters. Phoenix plays John Callahan, a Portland slacker and […]