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Meryl Streep to Star as Rock 'n' Roll Mom in 'Ricki and the Flash'
UPDATED: Jonathan Demme will direct the comedic drama, which TriStar is in final negotiations to pick up.read more
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You Can Buy Nielsen Ratings on YouTube Starting Next Month
Google is now confident enough in Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings product (which has been nipped and tucked by the data company over the last few years in ways that have quieted some of the mo...
Amazon Gets Exclusive Rights to Stream '24'
Fox drama “24” will stream all eight of its past seasons exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video, which will also be the sole online carrier of upcoming event series “24: Live Anot...
DirecTV Greenlights New Comedy Series
DirecTV has ordered 10 episodes of its new original comedy “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight,” which will be penned by award-winning screenwriter Peter Ackerman (“The Ame...
IDW Entertainment Partners With eOne For Development and Production Deal
IDW Entertainment, the newly launched division of comicbook publisher IDW Publishing, has partnered with Entertainment One Television (eOne) to co-develop, co-fund and co-produce television series bas...
Netflix Series ‘Narcos’ to Star Wagner Moura as Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar
Netflix has ordered original series “Narcos” about the infamous Medellín Cartel in Colombia, starring Brazilian thesp Wagner Moura as drug trafficker and politician Pablo Escobar. Series,...
10 Things Every Film Festival Wants Filmmakers to Know
Although the viewpoint from filmmakers is that festival programming is as opaque as midnight fog, it is assuredly not the case when you speak to the festivals. They may be gatekeepers but they definit...
OWN Orders Star-Studded Series Highlighting International Charity Work
OWN will highlight the international charity work against hearing loss and the prominent figures who take part in its activities. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the series titled “Operat...
Meryl Streep's Rock N’ Roll Movie ‘Ricki and the Flash’ Lands at TriStar
In a competition situation, Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has come away with rights to “Ricki and the Flash,” a red-hot package featuring Oscar winners Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme...
FX's ‘The Bridge’ Adds Demian Bichir's Brother to Cast
The second season of FX's “The Bridge” is turning into a family-friendly endeavor. At least as far as casting is concern. Bruno Bichir, the brother of “Bridge” star Demian ...
Columbia TriStar Picks up ‘Ricki and the Flash’ with Meryl Streep
After going on the market last week, Columbia TriStar is in talks to distribute and finance the Diablo Cody spec “Ricki and Flash,” a lucrative package that has Meryl Streep attached to st...
Cinedigm to Use $30 Million War Chest for Acquisitions, Digital Expansion
Chris McGurk is sitting on a $30 million war chest after Cinedigm closed an underwritten public offering last week, and he doesn't intend to let that money go to waste. The company's chief exe...
Jesse Tyler Ferguson To Host the Drama League Awards
Broadway alum and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the 2014 Drama League Awards, the annual legit kudos from Gotham’s 99-year-old theater development org. Fergus...
DirecTV Orders Up First Original Comedy Series From 'Ice Age' Scribe
Original content continues to grow at the DirecTV. The formerly exclusive satellite provider has picked up Peter Ackerman's "Things You Shouldn't Say After Midnight" for a 10-episode run, accordi...
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eOne, IDW Ink First-Look Development Deal
The news comes after the comics publisher launched a television unit with "Walking Dead" producers Circle of Confusion attached.read more
‘Shameless’ Coming-Out Episode Gets Most Viewers Ever – Even Against ‘Walking Dead’ Season Finale
Showtime's “Shameless” scored the most viewers in the series’ history, even against a massive finale for AMC's “The Walking Dead.” “Shameless” had 2.8...
‘Terminator's’ Michael Biehn Picks ‘The Artist's’ Ben Kurland to Star in ‘Mindless’ (Exclusive)
Blanc/Biehn Productions has started pre-production on the indie thriller “Mindless,” with executive producer Michael Biehn casting Ben Kurland (“The Artist”) alongside fellow r...
Fox’s ‘Rake’ To Exit Quietly With Two Episodes on Saturday
Fox, looking for ways to generate higher ratings on Fridays, has swept “Rake” to Saturday for its finale. The first-year Greg Kinnear series, which opened in late January on Thursdays behi...
Olivia Milch to Rewrite Fox’s ‘Queen & Country’ Starring Ellen Page
20th Century Fox has hired Olivia Milch to re-write the script for spy thriller “Queen & Country” starring Ellen Page. The news suggests the film is one step closer to making it to pro...
‘Resurrection’ Star Samaire Armstrong to Play Minister in ‘Match Made in Heaven’ (Exclusive)
Samaire Armstrong is ready to start preaching. The “O.C.” veteran, who currently stars in the hit ABC drama “Resurrection,” will star as a female minister in the upcoming TV mo...

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