Weekend Report January 26, 2015
American Sniper: $64MM Clint Eastwood Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown - Bruce Ramer (attorney) Bradley Cooper CAA - David Bugliari Sienna Miller WME - Boomer Malkin MGMT. Entertain...
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Star Vivica A. Fox Calls Kenya Moore’s ‘Badonkadonk’ ‘Fake As Hell’
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Monday’s episode, titled “It’s Like a Booze Cruise with Knowledge.”) “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moo...
Alibaba Pictures Warns of Losses as Chinese Actress Vicky Zhao Buys Stake
Alibaba Pictures Group, the movie division of Chinese e-commerce giant, has warned that full year losses would reach up to HK$600 million (US$77.4 million). It also revealed that actress Vicky Zhao ha...
CBS Orders ‘Rush Hour’ Pilot, Projects From Greg Garcia, ‘Modern Family’ EP
CBS picked up three more projects on Monday, ordering comedy pilots from “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia and “Modern Family” executive prod...
CBS Orders ‘Rush Hour’ Drama Pilot, 2 More Comedies
CBS has ordered a drama pilot based on the “Rush Hour” action pic franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The Warner Bros. TV pilot was written by comedy vets Bill Lawrence and Bl...
'Rush Hour' Remake, Greg Garcia's 'Super Clyde' Re-Do Among CBS Pilot Pickups
The network also has greenlit comedy 'Joe Time' from Bill Wrubel.read more
Comedy Biz Hungers for Meat at Beefsteak 4
Saturday’s fourth edition of the modern bacchanal known as Beefsteak brought together comedy heavy-hitters with meat — lots of meat — at Vibiana in Downtown L.A. The festive dinner ...
‘Nasty Baby’ Stars Kristen Wiig, Alia Shawkat, Director Sebastian Silva on Toughest Part of Filming (Video)
Related stories from TheWrap:Sundance: 'Mistress America' Continues Winning Streak for Noah Baumbach and Greta GerwigRobert Redford Weighs in on Hollywood's Diversity Problem: It 'Is What Moves the Ba...
Sony TV Buys Jamie Tarses-Produced Apocalyptic Drama ‘Ten’ (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures Television has acquired a new apocalyptic drama from veteran TV producer Jamie Tarses, TheWrap has learned. Co-created by actor-writers Matt Angel (“Complications”) and A...
Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #33: Timely 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' Reinforces the Importance of Political Satire
With the recent attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Doug Tirola's documentary "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead" is timelier than ever. The film chronicles the evolution of one of...
Sundance: ‘D Train’s’ Jack Black, Kathryn Hahn, James Marsden on High School Reunions (Video)
Related stories from TheWrap:Sundance: Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi, David Call on 'James White': 'We Made Out a Bunch of Times' (Video)Sundance: Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch Describe the Lure of 'Ten Thous...
Marilu Henner, Chelsey Crisp, Corbin Bernsen Star in Faith-Based Comedy
Marilu Henner, Chelsey Crisp, Joseph Williamson and Corbin Bernsen are starring in faith-based comedy “Jesse and Naomi,” with shooting starting this week in Virginia. Robert Kirbyson direc...
Variety Expands Franchise With 10 Europeans to Watch
Variety has expanded its internationally respected “10 to Watch” franchise with our new “10 Europeans to Watch” list. The group, which consists of exciting new talents across various disciplin...
Sundance Film Review: ‘Chlorine’
Lamberto Sanfelice’s debut feature is a well-crafted if incompletely satisfying drama whose character study intrigues but ultimately feels somewhat frustratingly underdeveloped.
Sundance Film Review: ‘The Wolfpack’
If Chance the Gardner, the TV-educated savant played by Peter Sellers in “Being There,” had lived together with his six siblings, it might have looked something like “The Wolfpack.”
Sundance: Lisa Kudrow Talks ‘Misery Loves Comedy,’ Frostbitten Nipples (Video)
Related stories from TheWrap:Sundance: Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi, David Call on 'James White': 'We Made Out a Bunch of Times' (Video)Sundance: Kevin Pollak's Documentary 'Misery Loves Comedy' Sold to T...
Oculus Launches Story Studio to Promote Virtual Reality Filmmaking
Amidst the premieres taking place at the Sundance Film Festival is one for “Lost,” a virtual reality movie that’s the first project to come out of Story Studio, a new inhouse product...
Sundance Review: Penis Humor and a Wily Jason Schwartzman Carry Goofy Sex Romp 'The Overnight'
While male genitalia started to become a punchline in American comedies at least as far back as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," there's a case to be made for the gag reaching its full potential...
ABC Orders Comedy Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo; Untitled Dan Savage Project
ABC has picked up two new comedy pilots, one that will reunite beloved comedy duo Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, while the other explores the life of sex columnist and activist Dan Savage. &...
ABC Orders Crime Thriller From Shonda Rhimes; 1 More Drama & 2 Comedy Pilots
ABC has picked up four more pilots for their 2015-16 season, including a new drama from “TGIT” queen Shonda Rhimes. All pilots hail from ABC Studios. “The Catch” from Shondalan...

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