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Warner Animation Group Sets Allison Abbate & Chris Leahy As Toppers

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Warner Animation Group said today that Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy will take the roles of senior-level creative executives at the animated film production arm of Warner Bros Pictures. Abbate has been named Evp, while Leahy has been named Svp. Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures, who shares oversight of Warner Animation Group with Courtenay Valenti, President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Pictures, said of the… »


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Sports Illustrated TV, Filmmaker Mike Tollin To Release Docu ‘We Town’

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Sports Illustrated TV (Si TV) is set to collaborate with award-winning filmmaker and co-chair of Mandalay Sports Media, Mike Tollin, and Gary Cohen's Triple Threat TV to produce the documentary, We Town. This will be the first original film for the newly launched streaming network. "Si TV is a one-stop shop for any sports lover, and We Town is a terrific example of our commitment to bringing premium original programming to the service," said Josh Oshinsky, VP of… »


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‘Loving Vincent’ Director Hugh Welchman Trained An Army Of Oil Painters For The First Fully-Painted Feature Film

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Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent is the first fully-painted animated feature in cinema history. Partially funded through the Polish Film Institute and a Kickstarter campaign, the idea with the drama was to tell the story of Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh’s final years in the artist’s own complicated visual style. In order to pull this film off, the directors had to track down painters working at such a high level that they could… »


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Peter Rice Promises Nervous Fox Staff To “Answer Any Questions” About Disney Deal At Trio Of Town Halls Today

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Exclusive: As anxiety rises at 21st Century Fox today following the formal announcement this morning of the sweeping $66 billion acquisitions by The Walt Disney Company, Peter Rice has just sent out an email to staff notifying them of three town halls to be held today. In the correspondence, which you can see in full below, the 21Cf President doesn't offer any indication of where things will go next for the company's employees as the merger of many of Rupert Murdoch's… »


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Sandy Hook Five Years Later: Celebrities, Pundits & Politicians Remember

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On the fifth year mark of the horrific mass shooting that left dead 20 children and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the tragedy is being recalled and its victims honored by Hollywood celebrities, politicians and many of the journalists and pundits who covered the massacre. CNN’s Jake Tapper is tweeting remembrances of each and every victim, while stars like Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon are holding Washington to account. Here’s… »


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Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, T.I. To Star In Heist Film ‘Cut Throat City’ With RZA Directing

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Exclusive: Empire star Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes (Blade), Eiza González (Baby Driver), rapper and actor Tip "T.I." Harris (Ant-Man), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me) and Shameik Moore (Netflix’s The Get Down) have all been tapped to star in post-Katrina heist drama, Cut Throat City, with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA at the helm. The pic, currently filming in New Orleans, is produced by Elliott Michael Smith of Rumble Riot Pictures,  Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures… »


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Jim Parsons Options Film Rights To TVLine Chief Michael Ausiello Memoir ‘Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies’

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Exclusive: In a competitive situation. Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak's That's Wonderful Productions has optioned the film rights to Michael Ausiello's acclaimed memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, with Parsons attached to star. Parsons and Spiewak will be producers, and Ausiello — the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Deadline’s sister site TVLine.com — will be executive producer. In his heartbreaking, tragicomic memoir, Ausiello told the story of the eleven month span… »


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Disney-Fox Deal: Murdochs On ‘New Fox’ Strategy And “The Next Great Leg Of Our Journey”

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Rupert Murdoch had a similar take to that of many media veterans on Disney's $66B acquisition of assets of 21st Century Fox. He called it "a momentous occasion for me, our investors and thousands of colleagues who have joined us over the years in building 20th Century Fox." During a conference call with investors this morning to discuss the "next great leg of our journey,” Murdoch was joined by sons Lachlan and James as well as CFO John Nallen. The execs detailed the… »


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How Disney’s Streaming Dreams And Nightmares Over Silicon Valley Invasion Drove Fox Deal

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Disney needs all the superheroes it can get to withstand Silicon Valley’s Hollywood invasion. The deal with Fox illustrates how even giant media companies feel the need to bulk up and reinvent their businesses to confront such online competitors as Netflix, Amazon and others. Disney CEO Bob Iger said today’s announced $52.4 billion all-stock deal will advance his plans for a streaming service to rival Netflix and deepen the studio’s direct connection with consumers… »


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How The Overwhelming Disney-Fox Movie Lineup Will Impact Rivals And Exhibitors

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If Disney and Fox had merged last year, the combined studio’s domestic box office would have equaled $4.5 billion. That number creeps close to a 40% market share, a figure no major studio has ever hit. Book-ended by two Star Wars releases plus its Marvel and Pixar fare, Disney by itself hit an industry stateside record of $3 billion in 2016. Before the studio closes out this year with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a Disney/Fox combo would already be poised to topple that… »


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Disney-Fox Deal: Rupert Murdoch Says No Loyalty To TV Networks, Only “Must See Fox News”

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“Why now?” Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo asked boss Rupert Murdoch Thursday morning so he could walk viewers through the $66B deal for The Walt Disney Co. to acquire a major portion of 21st Century Fox. “There are a lot of changes coming,” the 21st Century Fox exec chairman said. “People are watching television differently. “Not news or business,” he hastened to add, because he’s hanging on to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. “But, entertainment… »


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Disney-Fox Deal: Bob Iger Discusses Digital Future, James Murdoch, Hulu and $2B Cost Savings

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Disney's $66 billion  acquisition of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox will help it accelerate its digital direct-to-consumer strategy, accelerate growth at Hulu and allow Espn to become a global powerhouse, CEO Bob Iger said. Speaking to investors on an early morning call, Iger said that he expects the deal to bring it $2B in savings by 2021 and that it will close within 18 months after "significant" regulatory scrutiny in the U.S and internationally. Iger also… »


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‘Star Wars’ Adam Driver Will Lead Broadway Revival Of ‘Burn This’

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Adam Driver, back on the big screen this weekend with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will lead a Broadway revival next season of the late Lanford Wilson’s ferocious drama Burn This, producer David Binder (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men) announced this morning. Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) will direct the planned 2019 show, at a Broadway theater to be announced. An earlier announcement of the revival, with a different producing team… »


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Disney Set To Acquire Most Of Fox, A Game-Changing Deal That Will Redraw Hollywood Landscape

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Disney announced its acquisition of a major portion of 21st Century Fox this morning in a deal that dramatically remakes the entertainment landscape and positions the media giant for the future. The deal, officially valued at $66.1 billion including assumption of debt, will create an entertainment colossus that expands Disney’s footprint in every area. The agreement encompasses Fox’s prolific film and television studios, its FX and National Geographic cable networks… »


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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Star Elizabeth Marvel On Leaving Her Comfort Zone For Noah Baumbach – The Contenders Video

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As Potus Elizabeth Keane on Showtime's hit series Homeland, Elizabeth Marvel has become pretty well acquainted with the concept of female empowerment. But while he was casting his Netflix film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), director Noah Baumbach surprised the actress by offering her the role of Jean, the quiet, dowdy but laconically funny youngest sibling of the Meyerowitz clan. "You know," she mused at Deadline's seventh annual The Contenders awards-season… »


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‘I, Tonya’ Stars Margot Robbie And Allison Janney On Their Knock-Down Mother/Daughter Fights During The Film – The Contenders Video

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With nominations now from the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, and the SAG awards, I, Tonya’s Oscar chances are looking good, but it all started for the film early last month when stars Margot Robbie, Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan, along with director Craig Gillespie and writer Steven Rogers appeared in front of a packed house of AMPAS and key guild voters during Deadline’s 7th Annual The Contenders awards season event at the DGA Theatre. Robbie, who also was a… »


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Oscars: A Preview Of Foreign Language Shortlist Possibles From A World Of Cinema

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The Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film will be announced later this week, revealing the nine titles that will vie for the ultimate five nomination slots. As with each year, there are dozens of distinct submissions from a host of countries — 92 this time around — with new voices and repeat filmmakers in the mix. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Phase One and Executive Committees, which weed out the lead crop, have been unpredictable in the past… »

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Fox Studio Lot Likely Staying In The Murdoch Fold Post-Disney Deal

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As Disney’s imminent takeover of key 21st Century Fox assets continues to roil the industry, the real estate aspect of the deal expected to be announced tomorrow had been an intriguing subplot. But questions about the fate of the lot appear to have an answer, as a well-placed source tells Deadline the real-estate portfolio is likely staying put. The Fox lot on Pico Boulvard had seemed potentially expendable, given that Disney already has its own operation in Burbank. It… »

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Warner Bros Settles $1B ‘Conjuring’ Suit; “Mastermind” Producer Unmasked

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After looking like it was careening towards a trial next year, Warner Bros' copyright battle with Demonologist author Gerald Brittle for nearly $1 billion over The Conjuring franchise has come to an end. Though the parties have reached a settlement in this matter, it seems that long time disgruntled producer Tony DeRosa-Grund has also been unveiled as the secret "mastermind" behind this latest legal attempt to grab ahold of the Conjuring Atm and the profits it seems to… »


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‘Suburbicon’ Costume Designer Jenny Eagan On “Old Schooling” Her Way To Eerie ’50s Suburban Couture

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Familiar with George Clooney as an actor, and even as a producer, costume designer Jenny Eagan got acquainted with Clooney as a director on Suburbicon, a dark portrait of quintessential ’50s suburbia. Working for many years as an assistant costume designer under Oscar nominee Mary Zophre’s tutelage, Eagan has become a master of designing costumes—for any environment, and any time—in a way that is seamless and organic. Speaking with Deadline, Eagan discusses her approach… »


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