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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Finale: EP Tim Minear Avoided A “Petty Bitchfest”

In the finale of Feud: Bette and Joan, infamous rivals Joan Crawford and Bette Davis sweetly apologized to each other–a scene that apparently never happened in real life. The latest of Ryan Murphy’s anthologies, Feud in this first season follows the two Hollywood legends as they ‘age out’ of their acting careers and battle each other for […]

SAG-AFTRA Board Unanimously Denounces Letter Accusing Leaders of Malfeasance

The SAG-AFTRA board of directors has unanimously approved a statement denouncing as “deplorable” a recent letter that accused the union’s top staff of a laundry list of financial misdeeds. The board, however, also approved a motion to ask the union’s general counsel – who is one of the accused – to “direct an independent outside […]

Broadway Review: Warner Bros Bets On ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Redo

The producers of the stage musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, led by Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, have pulled a Harvey Weinstein. As Weinstein did with his stage version of Finding Neverland, they tossed most of the original U.K. production and came to Broadway with a fresh remake: Simplified production concept, significantly buffed-up score and […]

A New Revolution?: World Media Reacts To French Presidential Election, Round 1

French and world media focused tightly on the first round of France’s presidential election this evening local time as polls showed independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and extreme right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen advancing to the second round. In a historic result that does not include the country’s major political parties, the […]

‘Wasted!’ Directors & EP Anthony Bourdain On The Problem Of Food Waste And Ways To Combat It — Tribeca Studio

If you’re looking to be surprised by a film at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, look no further than Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye, a palatable documentary about food waste that contains more than a few surprising facts. Executive produced by author, chef and globetrotter Anthony Bourdain, Wasted! reveals that […]

‘Genius’ Stars Geoffrey Rush & Johnny Flynn On Their Shared Task Of Humanizing Albert Einstein — Tribeca Studio

In film and television, it’s common to see characters at various ages and stages of their lives, portrayed by different actors—but, in the vein of Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight, it’s much less common to see multiple iterations of a character, each as fully realized as the next. Such is certainly the case with National Geographic’s Genius—executive produced by Ron […]

BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘The Crown’, ‘The Night Manager’, ‘National Treasure’ — Full List

In advance of the BAFTA TV Awards on May 14, the British Academy of Film and Television arts handed out prizes to behind-the-scenes talent in London this evening. Four programs won two BAFTAs each: The Crown, The Night Manager, National Treasure and Planet Earth II. Netflix’s historical drama The Crown, starring Claire Foy and Matt […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” — Tribeca Studio

In Hulu’s new series The Handmaid’s Tale—based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name—Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski portray members of a “scary theocracy,” bordering too closely on the world we live in today. In the dystopian near-future reality the series presents, the United States comes under the rule of Gilead, a totalitarian and Christian fundamentalist government which […]

Dennis Rodman Runs Amok In Colin Hanks’ ‘The Amazing Adventures Of Wally And The Worm’ – Tribeca Studio

After recounting the slow death of the Tower Records chain in All Things Must Pass and before his Eagles of Death Rock: Nos Amis airs on HBO, Colin Hanks took a pit stop between his feature docs to make the EPSN 30 for 30 short The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm.  Worm meaning Chicago Bulls defensive champ Dennis Rodman […]

‘Dear Basketball’ Scribe Kobe Bryant On A Career Built “Piece By Piece” And Life After Basketball — Tribeca Studio

“If you asked me when I was 10 years old if I would be here now—that I would be here—I would have said, ‘You’re absolutely nuts,’” Kobe Bryant admits, sitting down at Deadline’s Tribeca Studio to discuss his animated short film Dear Basketball. “But that’s the beautiful thing about life, isn’t it?” One of the greatest basketball […]