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‘GoT: Spoils Of War’ Director Matt Shakman Named Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director

Matt Shakman, a theater, film and television director who helmed the celebrated August 6 “Spoils of War” episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, has been named artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. Shakman succeeds departing a.d. Randall Arney, who announced his intention to move on in February after 17 years with the nonprofit […]

‘Gaycation’ Hosts Ellen Page & Ian Daniel On Recent Acts Of Intolerance And Violence: “There’s Not Two Sides Here”

Receiving its second consecutive Emmy nomination this year in the category of Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Viceland’s Gaycation is among those series that seem to be redefining what reality television can be. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, the series sees the creative partners traveling around the globe to place a spotlight on LGBT communities […]

‘Patti Cake$’ Review: A Star Is Born In Hip-Hop Charmer

Danielle MacDonald hadn’t rapped a single note before stepping into the role of Patricia Dombrowski (aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$), but you would never believe it for a minute after seeing the Sundance and Cannes sensation Patti Cake$, which began its domestic theatrical run in a handful of theaters over the weekend. MacDonald, from Australia, plays […]

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Looks Up In A Down Week: Broadway Box Office

The eclipse came a little early to Broadway, with box offices around town growing dim in a laconic week as crowds thinned. Most shows saw ticket sales drop from the previous week: Disney’s Aladdin, at the Mouse’s New Amsterdam, fell $142.5K – still coming up with 95 percent of its $1.7 million gross potential. Charlie […]

Screen Gems Lands Bodycam Cop Thriller Spec

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems has acquired the Peter A. Dowling action spec script that went around town under the title Exposure. The film, which will be retitled, seems timely and provocative: A rookie African-American female cop in Detroit rounds the corner just as corrupt officers are murdering several drug dealers, an event captured by her body cam. […]

1inMM Prods. Raises $5M In Funds For Genre Films

EXCLUSIVE: 1inMM Productions’ Julio and Diego Hallivis (The Hallivis Brothers) and Zach Horwitz have raised a new film fund to produce and finance two-to-three elevated genre films under $5M per year for global audiences. The availability of the funds were confirmed by Deadline with City National Bank. “We created 1inMM Productions to produce high concept […]

‘Friends From College’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Netflix has given an eight-episode second-season order to comedy Friends From College. The renewal comes a month after the ensemble comedy, created/executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco, was released on July 14. Friends From College stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park as a sextet […]

‘How To Be A Latin Lover’s Ken Marino To Next Helm ‘Dog Days’ For LD Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Marino, whose directorial debut was on the Eugenio Derbez hit How To Be A Latin Lover, will next direct the comedy Dog Days for LD Entertainment, the company that brought Megan Leavey and the three-time Oscar nominated Jackie to the big screen. Dog Days, which is readying to go before the cameras in Los Angeles in […]

‘Power’ Hits Season High Viewership, Despite Online Leaks Of Starz Drama

With a vital death, a powerful meet-up between old lovers, city power plays plus online leaks and despite facing the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones, last night’s Power hit a season high among viewers. In what is the fifth-best number the Starz drama has ever done, Sunday’s 9 PM “That […]

‘Labor Of Love’ Reality Series About Women’s Quest To Have A Child In Works At Fox

EXCLUSIVE: Fox is eyeing a return to provocative reality fare with Labor Of Love, a new unscripted series project that would follow professional women in their 30s or 40s who decide to have a baby. Labor Of Love, now in early stages of development, hails from Howard Owens and Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content and Project Runway executive […]