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‘Queen Sugar’ Creator Ava DuVernay On Finding A Place To Breathe – The Contenders Emmys Video

“We’re trying to do something different with this and I need a place where I can breathe and do that,” Ava DuVernay said of the family drama Queen Sugar, and why OWN was the best place for the series toplined by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe and Rutina Wesley. “We need a place where we can have […]

Director Jerry Zaks On The Love Stories Behind ‘Hello, Dolly!’ – And Zero Mostel’s Mezuzah

Director Jerry Zaks already owns four Tony Awards and one of the most eclectic careers on Broadway. He does musicals: Smokey Joe’s Café, La Cage aux Folles. He does plays: Six Degrees of Separation. House of Blue Leaves. He does revivals: Anything Goes. The Front Page. All of those were in an almost bygone era. Today, […]

Jerry Perenchio Dies: Hollywood Dealmaker & Former Univision CEO Was 86

UPDATED with statement from Norman Lear: Jerry Perenchio, billionaire Hollywood mogul, former Univision Chairman and CEO and ex-business partner of Norman Lear, died Tuesday after a five-month battle with lung cancer, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 86. Perenchio began his decades-long career as a talent agent whose firm repped such stars […]

Andy Bellin Comes Aboard To Adapt ‘Drone Warrior’ For Michael Bay

EXCLUSIVE: Given what has happened in Manchester, it is not surprising that this project is moving forward — who doesn’t want to obliterate Isis? Andy Bellin has been signed by director and producer Michael Bay to adapt the action thriller Drone Warrior, based on the book of the same name from author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer […]

WGA Ratifies New Film & TV Contract

Ratification of the new three-year WGA film and TV contract has been overwhelmingly — almost unanimously — approved by members of the WGA East and West, bringing to a close Hollywood’s most contentious contract struggle in a decade. Of the 3,647 valid votes cast there were 3,617 “yes” votes (99.2%) and 30 “no” votes (.8%). […]

Advertiser Exits Sean Hannity FNC Show As He Continues Peddling Seth Rich Murder Story On Other Platforms

Cars.com has pulled its advertising from Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel primetime show as he continues to push a conspiracy theory surrounding the death of a DNC staffer, though not on FNC for now. “Cars.com’s media buy strategies are designed to reach as many consumers as possible across a wide spectrum of media channels,” the […]

Manchester Attack: Six Arrested In “Fast-Moving” Investigation; Ariana Grande Suspends Tour & Tom Hardy Launches Fundraiser For Victims

Developments pertaining to the horrific Manchester bombing on Monday have continued to unfold as a fifth man and woman were arrested on Wednesday in Britain, in what Greater Manchester police are describing as “a fast-moving investigation.” This brings the arrest tally to six in the UK, with police saying they are investigating a “network” after suicide […]

‘Cleopatra’ TV Series In the Works At Amazon From ‘Black Sails’ Team

Amazon Studios has put in development Cleopatra, a drama series about the famous Egyptian queen, I have learned. The project hails from the Black Sails trio of co-creators/executive producers Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive producer Dan Shotz. Written by Levine, Cleopatra is described as a revisionist take on one of history’s most misunderstood women, The Godfather […]

ICM Partners Ups Rich Green To Head Of Media Rights; Plumps Department

ICM Partners has upped Rich Green to Head of Media Rights, expanded the department and promoted four agents across Media Rights and Publications Departments. The announcement was made by Sloan Harris and Esther Newberg, Board Members and Co-Heads of ICM Partners’ Publishing Department, and Kevin Crotty, Board Member and Partner. “Intellectual property is the lifeblood of media in […]

Woody Harrelson’s One-Night, One-Take, Live Directorial Gamble Pays Off – Deadline Disruptors

Your average debut director starts small. A few characters, limited settings, achievable challenges. Ridley Scott’s first film was a short following his brother on a bicycle, made in 1963 on a pittance. It’d take him years to rack up the skill and ambition necessary to attempt the likes of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator. But […]