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Bill Maher Gets No Smiles From Tyranny Expert: “I’m Not Going To Laugh At Any Of That”

Bill Maher couldn’t get so much as a chuckle out of his history professor guest tonight when the subject turned to dictators. Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The 20th Century sat stonefaced as Maher read off a list of things about Donald Trump that remind him of Third World dictators. “Yeah, right, so […]

WGA “Broke Off Negotiations,” Producers Claim As Strike Vote Looms

One day before negotiations originally were scheduled to end between the WGA and AMPTP, the labor tension in Hollywood is at a 10-year high. As the scribes now confirm Deadline’s exclusive of earlier today that a strike-authorization vote has been called, the producers shot back this evening with claims of bad faith from the other […]

WGA Negotiators Call For Strike-Authorization Vote – Read The Letter

Lead negotiators for the WGA just sent a letter to the membership that reads, “Your Negotiating Committee has voted unanimously to recommend that the WGAW Board of Directors and WGAE Council conduct a strike authorization vote by the membership.” This would not be a vote to strike but to authorize the guild’s board of directors to […]

NABET Members Voting On New ABC Contract

Contract ratification ballots went out yesterday to more than 2,700 NABET-CWA workers employed at ABC’s news, sports and entertainment divisions and at its owned television stations in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Leaders at the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians – Communications Workers of America are recommending ratification […]

‘Inside the FBI: New York’: First Promo & Premiere Date For Dick Wolf’s USA Network Docuseries

Dick Wolf has another new show coming — but this one’s not an NBC procedural. The docuseries Inside the FBI: New York will premiere at 10 PM Thursday, April 27, on USA Network, the NBCUniversal-owned net said today. It also released the first promo for the series; watch it above. Wolf executive produces Inside the […]

Fox News Fires Longtime Comptroller

Judy Slater, longtime comptroller at Fox News Channel, was let go for what the company called “abhorrent behavior” that included allegedly making derogatory comments toward African-American employees. The allegations had come to light in recent weeks, according to the network. The incidents were brought to the attention of company HR chief Kevin Lord within the […]

WGA Strike Vote Could Be “Very Soon” As Talks Continue

EXCLUSIVE: With one day left in scheduled negotiations between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers over a new film and TV contract, a strike vote by the scribes is now looking like a real possibility. “That’s the way the wind is blowing,” a source with intimate knowledge of the ongoing […]

Dave Erickson To Step Down As ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Showrunner, Inks Overall Deal With AMC

Fear The Walking Dead executive producer Dave Erickson has signed a multi-year overall deal with AMC, the network behind the hit The Walking Dead companion series. Under the pact, Erickson will remain an executive producer of the series, but leave his role as showrunner at the end of the show’s upcoming third season, which is […]

No. 11 ‘Doctor Strange’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn’t about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that […]

CAA Promotes 22 Trainees During Company Retreat

CAA just announced the promotion of 22 trainees to agents today at its annual company retreat at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad. That includes two in film, three in TV, three in comedy and five in the music department. In the motion picture department, the two new talent agents are Chen Jing, who is based […]