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Memento Films Exec Nick Shumaker Joins UTA’s Independent Film Group
Shumaker executive produced Julianne Moore’s awards contender ‘Still Alice’read more
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'Franklin & Bash' Co-Creator Kevin Falls Inks 20th TV Deal, Sells Workplace Drama
The drama centers on a 30-something wunderkind who returns to his alma mater and convinces the trustees to hire him as university presidentread more
ABC Series Draw Most Upscale Young Adults in Premiere Week
ABC, which had more top-rated entertainment series among young adults in premiere week than any other network, is also off to a good start in attracting “upscale” viewers. In NAD data (Nie...
‘Gone Girl’ Advance Sales Explode – Can It Dunk-a-Doll at Box Office?
David Fincher and Ben Affleck‘s “Gone Girl” and the horror film “Annabelle” are both looking powerful going into what should be an exciting box-office race this weekend. ...
Ben Affleck Breaks Down the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ Social Media Rivalry
Zac Snyder can't put a Stormtrooper in his movie “Batman v Superman” but he was able to put one of the “Star Wars” soldiers in a tweet he posted earlier this month. Now Ben...
Ben Affleck In Talks to Star in ‘The Accountant’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Ben Affleck may have found his next bigscreen role. Sources tell Variety that the “Gone Girl” and “Batman v Superman” actor is in negotiations to star in action thriller “...
William Hurt Joins Jesse Owens Biopic ‘Race’
William Hurt has joined Jesse Owens biopic “Race” opposite Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten and Stephan James. Focus Features also has set the release for April 8, 2016. ...
James Franco to Produce Frat Hazing Movie ‘Goat'; Andrew Neel to Direct (Exclusive)
James Franco has come on to produce “Goat,” an adaptation of Brad Land's acclaimed memoir that “King Kelly” filmmaker Andrew Neel will direct for Killer Films and Rabbit Ba...
Cinema Guild Acquires Pedro Costa's Ghost Story 'Horse Money'
Cinema Guild has acquired all North American distribution rights to Pedro Costa's ghost story "Horse Money" ahead of its U.S. premiere next week at the New York Film Festival. The acclaimed ...
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NBC's 'The Sing-Off' Renewed for Fifth Round (Exclusive)
The competition series will return as a holiday event for the second year in a rowread more
IFC Developing ‘Uncle Chubby’s’ Comedy From Denis Leary’s Banner
IFC is developing a scripted comedy “Uncle Chubby’s” from Denis Leary’s Apostle banner. “Uncle Chubby’s” follows the exploits of a group of friends in their l...
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William Hurt Cast in Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race'
Focus also announced a release date of April 8, 2016, for the dramaread more
Showtime Sets January Premieres for ‘Shameless,’ ‘House of Lies,’ ‘Episodes’
Showtime will kick off the new year with premieres of “Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Episodes” on Jan. 11. Returning for its fifth season, “Shameless”...
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'American Horror Story': Watch the Twisted 'Freak Show' Opening Credits
Plus watch the first real footage from the fourth season of the FX anthologyread more
Your Mama Hears Steve Wynn Is About to Buy Liongate Estate
BUYER: Steve Wynn (allegedly) LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: (in the neighborhood of) $50,000,000 SIZE: about 24,000 square feet (total), 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms (total) YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It...
William Hurt Joins Jason Sudeikis in Focus’ Jesse Owens Biopic ‘Race’
Oscar winner William Hurt has joined the cast of Focus Features’ Jesse Owens drama “Race,” the studio announced on Wednesday along with a new release date of April 8, 2016. Stephan J...
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Brand of the Day: How Target Deftly Handles Complaints on Facebook
Target may be the No. 2 general merchandise retailer in the U.S., behind Walmart, but that doesn't mean it's too busy to reply to your Facebook posts. They will. Often.  A quick glance...
Christopher Nolan Fights the Future, Will Debut 'Interstellar' Early on Film
Given that Christopher Nolan has been vocal about his support for film, it makes sense that his latest film, "Interstellar" will be projected on film (at least for advance showings). Paramou...
FX Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Pariah’ Starring Bill Burr
FX has given a pilot order to comedy “Pariah” that hails from the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” camp. Comedian Bill Burr (pictured) plays a volatile TV personality ...
‘Gracepoint’ and ‘Broadchurch’ Star David Tennant: ‘It’s Not Just Repeating the Same’
Though the American adaptation of the BBC mystery series “Broadchurch” may seem odd and unnecessary at first blush, to the cast of Fox’s “Gracepoint,” it’s the next logical step in te...

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