Notes From The Rep Biz, February 27, 2015
Agency Notes At WME: Always busy character actor Danny Huston is a new sign for Jessica Kovacevic.  Gavin Hood, writer/d...
2014-2015 Awards Season Wrap Up
From A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Jessica Chastain, Supporting Actress CAA - Hylda Queally Mosaic - Paul Nelson BWR - Nicole Perna Golden Globes - Nominee Critics Choice - Nom...
‘Power/Rangers’ Bootleg Returns to Internet, Fans Rejoice
There appears to be a tentative peace in the “Power Rangers” universe between copyright holder Haim Saban and short film producer Adi Shankar, whose “Power/Rangers” bootleg fi...
J.K. Simmons Schools Animal in Muppets-‘Whiplash’ Mash-Up
Oscar winner J.K. Simmons‘ “Whiplash” character Fletcher meets his match in Muppet drumming prodigy Animal. The two face off in this mash-up by Handface, David Schneider and Andrea...
Dave Annable Lands Male Lead in NBC Medical Drama ‘Heart Matters’
Dave Annable has been cast as the male lead in NBC’s medical drama “Heart Matters,” Variety has learned. Annable, who recently starred in “Red Band Society” and previous...
Weinstein Company Wins Bidding War for Michael Keaton’s McDonald’s Movie ‘The Founder’ (Exclusive)
In a competitive situation, the Weinstein Company has closed a deal to acquire “The Founder,” which is set to star Michael Keaton as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, multiple individuals...
Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Montana Drama
Kristen Stewart has joined Michelle Williams and Laura Dern in Kelly Reichardt’s untitled drama, set in Montana. Stewart will portray a lawyer from Boise, Idaho, who takes a teaching job several...
LL Cool J To Host and Toast Boss Les Moonves for Venice Family Clinic
Good news for the Kangol-capped one. Les Moonves must have given the thumbs up to  LL Cool J’s multi-year audition at the Grammys, as the actor/rapper/”NCIS: Los Angeles” star will move...
Bill Cosby Seeks Dismissal of Accusers’ Defamation Suit
Bill Cosby is seeking dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed by three women who claim that his representatives falsely branded them as liars after they each alleged he sexually assaulted them in the ...
FilmAid International Names Meryl Frank Exec Director
FilmAid International announced today that Meryl Frank will be the humanitarian org’s new exec director. The former mayor of Highland Park, N.J. joins FilmAid International from an ambassador p...
'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer Addresses His Addiction Battles at Hollywood Panel
"There's this rush that happens from doing our job, this whirring buzz, and you want to continue that buzz," the actor, 45, tells a crowd at Santa Monica's CLARE Foundation.read more
‘Battle Creek': Josh Duhamel & Dean Winters Enter Buddy-Cop Game
“Battle Creek” is a new take on the buddy-cop genre, starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters. Hailing from “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan and “House M.D.” vet...
Melissa Rauch’s ‘The Bronze’ Set for July Release
Relativity has set the bawdy comedy “The Bronze” for a July 10 limited release, followed by a wide release on July 31. Relativity bought “The Bronze” for $3 million after its opening-...
‘Cougar Town’s’ Ian Gomez Joins ABC’s Marriage Comedy Pilot ‘The 46 Percenters’ (Exclusive)
Ian Gomez has committed to ABC’s marriage comedy pilot, “The 46 Percenters.” The “Cougar Town” actor has signed up to play the lead role of Robert on the multi-cam comedy...
Kristen Stewart to Play a Lawyer-Turned-Teacher in Kelly Reichardt’s New Drama
Kristen Stewart is joining Michelle Williams and Laura Dern in Kelly Reichardt‘s untitled indie drama, which has been revealed as a series of vignettes that follows the members of a small Montan...
First Look at Logo Series ‘Banana’ From ‘Dr. Who’ Writer Russell T. Davies (Video)
Logo will offer a sneak peak of the first episodes of the  new interconnected dramas “Cucumber” and “Banana” following the season premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”...
Mauricio Mota Inks First-Look Deal With ABC
Mauricio Mota, co-president of Wise Entertainment and exec producer of Hulu’s original series “East Los High,” has signed a first-look deal with ABC. Mota developed the School of S...
James Franco in Early Talks to Star in Fox Comedy ‘Why Him?’
James Franco is in early negotiations to star in the Fox comedy “Why Him?,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. John Hamburg is attached to direct the film from a scr...
Andy Lau’s ‘Lost and Love’ Set for U.S. Release
China Lion Film Distribution has acquired Andy Lau’s “Lost and Love” from IM Global and set a March 20 release for  North America — day and date with the release in mainland China...
Sony in Transition: Big Changes Could Be Next
Insiders outline several areas of the studio that seem most primed for change.read more

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