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...
ABC Picks Up Drama Pilot From ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ Producer Jenna Bans
ABC has picked up the pilot “Flesh and Blood” from Writers Guild of America-nominated screenwriter Jenna Bans. The pilot explores the shockwaves that ripple through a family and community ...
Review: 'The Americans' Season 3 Episode 1 'EST Men' Switches Targets
Briefing: Not much has changed, family-wise, since the climactic end of Season 2 — what with Paige still devoted to Pastor Todd's church and Elizabeth still trying to quietly "develop"...
ABC Orders Drama Pilot From ‘Scandal’ & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Producer
ABC has ordered drama pilot “Flesh and Blood,” from exec producer and writer Jenna Bans. The series will follow the return of a local politician’s son who was presumed dead, after d...
Bradley Cooper Drama ‘Limitless’ Among CBS Pilot Orders
CBS has ordered three new pilots, including an adaptation of a 2011 Bradley Cooper film that counts the Oscar nominee as an executive producer. “Limitless,” originally a feature starring C...
Bradley Cooper’s ‘Limitless’ Drama Pilot Picked Up at CBS, Plus 2 Comedies
Bradley Cooper is heading behind the camera for CBS’ drama pilot “Limitless,” based on the 2011 movie of the same name. The net also picked up two comedies — “Angel Fro...
'Limitless' Remake Among CBS Pilot Orders
The network also adds comedies from Tad Quill and Dan O'Shannon. read more
Sundance Film Review: Sam Rockwell in ‘Don Verdean’
Expected satire of religious gullibility and charlatanism proves toothless; worse, a cast of very funny people is given very little funny to do.
Sundance Deals: Netflix Tries to Crash the Party, But Is No Belle of the Ball Yet
Netflix came to this year’s Sundance Film Festival as the digital spoiler, ready to spend more than traditional studios to lure the top indie movies away from theatrical distribution – but...
Sundance: Blythe Danner on ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ Oscar Buzz and Smoking Pot
Even though Blythe Danner has appeared on countless TV shows (“Will & Grace”), films (“Meet the Fockers”) and Broadway plays (“Follies”), it took her 50 years as an actress to headline...
‘The Americans’ Star Matthew Rhys: ‘I’d Love Philip to Defect’
FX’s critically acclaimed “The Americans” returns tonight for its third season, which finds spy couple Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) at odds over whethe...
Berlin: Geoffrey Rush to Star in ‘Consider Yourself: The Lionel Bart Story’
Geoffrey Rush will star in the musical “Consider Yourself: The Lionel Bart Story” with Stephen Fry, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Matt Lucas, Michelle Dockery and Al Weaver. Good Universe w...
‘Lucy’ Leads as New Releases Top Home Video Sales Charts
Consumers were eager for fresh entertainment the week ending Jan. 25, as four of the five top-selling discs were new theatrical releases. Universal Studios Home Entertainment topped both Nielsen Video...
Sundance: ‘The Bronze’ Star Melissa Rauch on That Infamous Sex Scene
At just shy of five feet tall, Melissa Rauch is the perfect height to play a gymnast. Indeed, her portrayal of a sort of Tonya Harding of the pommel horse in “The Bronze” is being hailed a...
Mehcad Brooks Cast in CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ as Melissa Benoist’s Love Interest
Days after CBS found its “Supergirl” in actress Melissa Benoist, she has found her love interest. Mehcad Brooks has joined the cast as James “Jimmy” Olsen, Variety has co...
CBS’s ‘Supergirl’ Casts ‘True Blood’ Alum Mehcad Brooks
CBS’s upcoming “Supergirl” series has found its Jimmy Olsen. Or, rather, its James Olsen. Mehcad Brooks, whose credits include “Necessary Roughness,” “True Blood...
Jimmy Olsen Cast in CBS' 'Supergirl' Pilot
The 'Necessary Roughness' alum will co-star opposite 'Glee's' Melissa Benoist in the DC Comics take. read more
'The Americans': TV Review
Another great season of 'The Americans' is emerging, as tensions at home and work increase.read more
Sony Mutes Its Own Music Streaming Service for Spotify
Sony, which has spent millions trying to turn Music Unlimited into a brand, is pulling the plug on the streaming music service, turning to Spotify to provide its digital tunes instead. The two compani...
Sundance Review: In 'Results,' Andrew Bujalski and Guy Pearce Riff on the Romantic Comedy Formula
From "Funny Haha" to "Computer Chess," Andrew Bujalski's movies relish the art of understatement. His fifth feature, "Results," is at once the most distinctive example of...

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