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Shepard Smith Tells Jon Stewart He’ll Monitor Congress For Opposition To 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith vowed – before America and Jon Stewart – to monitor Congress for any opposition to the 2020 renewal of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Smith asked Stewart who could possibly be against such funding, then, looking into the camera, addressed viewers, “If it’s one of your representatives in Congress or […]

CBS Stock Climbs 3% Again As Les Moonves Watch Continues

CBS stock climbed another 3% today on twice the normal trading volume as investors continued to embrace the concept of a post-Les Moonves future for the company. Shares finished at $56.07. That’s about three dollars shy of their level at the end of July, when The New Yorker published its damning investigative story by Ronan […]

‘This Is Us’ Season 3 First Promo Looks Back, Forward & All Around

“There’s nothing like coming back home — like, this is where I belong.” Another season premiere, another set of birthdays for the trio at the center of This Is Us, NBC’s Emmy-nominated tear-drainer that returns September 25. Here is the first look at the new episodes that us in on what’s about to go down. […]

Toronto Whopper: MRC Buys World Rights To Daniel Craig-Rian Johnson Whodunit ‘Knives Out’

EXCLUSIVE: In what sets a high bar for the biggest deal at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, Media Rights Capital has acquired world rights to Knives Out, a contemporary murder mystery that will star Daniel Craig as a detective assigned to solve the crime, with Rian Johnson directing. The film is now fully financed and […]

Maysoon Zayid To Topline Single Muslim Woman Comedy ‘Can-Can’ In The Works At ABC From Hazy Mills

ABC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Can-Can, a single-camera comedy starring comedian Maysoon Zayid. It comes from writer Joanna Quraishi (Kevin Can Wait), Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills (Hot In Cleveland, Grimm) and Universal TV where Hazy Mills is based. Co-written by Zayid, and Quraishi and inspired by the life […]

Netflix Acquires Nigerian Comedy ‘Lionheart’ – Toronto

Netflix has acquired world rights to Lionheart, prior to its Toronto premiere tomorrow. The film marks Netflix’s first film from Nigeria, and it marks the directorial debut of Genevieve Nnaji who stars with Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu. Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated […]

Viacom’s Channel 5 Lures Former BBC Presenter Jeremy Paxman With Royal Doc Series

EXCLUSIVE: British broadcaster Channel 5 has certainly been stepping up its ambitions since Viacom paid $580M for it four years ago and there’s no better example than luring former BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman to the network. Deadline understands that Paxman, who worked for the BBC for over 40 years, most notably as host of late […]

‘Beautiful Boy’ Team Hopes “To Take Out The Shame Of What It Is To Be Addicted” – Toronto Studio

Premiering today at TIFF before hitting theaters October 12, Amazon Studio’s Beautiful Boy details the real-life experience of a fragmented father-son relationship. Based on the bestselling memoirs by father-son David and Nic Sheff, the account details a harrowing experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. “It was full of […]

CBS Developing Female Mayor Drama From Barbara Hall, Nina Tassler & Denise Di Novi

Barbara Hall’s CBS drama series Madam Secretary features a female Secretary of State. Now the veteran creator has set her sights on a new drama project for CBS about a woman in a position of power, Ms. Mayor. The project, now in development at the broadcast network, hails from former CBS chairman Nina Tassler and […]

‘The Quietude’ Director Pablo Trapero Discusses His Intimate Portrait Of Reunited Argentine Sisters – Toronto Studio

After bringing his international sensation The Clan to TIFF in 2015, Argentine auteur Pablo Trapero is back at the festival this week with his latest family drama, The Quietude. Marking his fifth collaboration with spouse Martina Gusman, the film examines the complicated, intimate relationship between two sisters (portrayed by Gusman and Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo), living on separate continents, […]