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Veteran marketing executive Keith Snelgrove, who recently oversaw “007” global branding initiatives tied to the James Bond franchise, has been appointed Ambi’s head of global brand partnerships to handle product placement, promotions, licensing and retail engagement, strategic alliance, and sponsorship marketing in TV, film, home entertainment, web, and mobile.
Ambi is partnered on “Donnie Darko” with Funko, a maker of pop culture collectibles. The merchandise includes a collection of Pop! Vinyl Figures and Pocket Pop! Key Chains, which will be introduced in 2017.
“Donnie Darko” stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the title character along with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Daveigh Chase, Mary McDonnell, and Patrick Swayze. Gyllenhaal plays a troubled teenager plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. »
- Dave McNary
After becoming a staple of the CBS Thursday night schedule for four seasons, the network has moved Elementary to late on Sunday nights. Will viewers follow the crime drama to the new night? Will the ratings fall because of football game overruns? Will it be renewed for a sixth season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.A contemporary update on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters, Elementary follows eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Doctor Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) as they help solve crimes in modern-day New York. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill co-star in the series.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next »
Drew Barrymore is taking time to reflect on 2016.
The Blended star has shared several Instagram pictures highlighting her friends and family using the hashtag, #peopleilove, while also acknowledging the challenges this past year brought -- including her divorce from Will Kopelman.
Exclusive: Drew Barrymore Dishes on Her Secrets to Co-Parenting and Makeup-Free Beauty
"I have cried a lot this year," the 41-year-old actress captioned one photo. "I have always been a person who is flawed. I forgive. I fight. But I do not fight with others. I will spend my life trying to give love. And I am always aware and appreciative when I receive it. My heart is very open right now. Let us all be as good to each other as we have ever been. 2017, here we come. And yes! I will be arm and arm, with all the #peopleilove."
In another sweet picture, Barrymore cozies up to her daughters -- 4-year-old Olive and 2-year-old »
Of all the many variations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, there are precious few that venture into comedic territory. Sure, Guy Ritchie’s gritty reboot is riddled with snarky one-liners, imbued with Robert Downey Jr.’s at-times-effortless charisma, but one adaptation that will take the titular sleuth in a relatively new direction is Holmes & Watson.
Headed up by long-time comedy partners Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers, Talladega Nights), Deadline is reporting that the feature film has now filled out its supporting cast with Rob Brydon (Inspector Lestrade), Kelly Macdonald (Mrs. Hudson) and Rebecca Hall (Dr. Grace Hart). Earlier in the week, Lauren Lapkus climbed aboard to play Millie, a sharp-as-nails thesp with a connection to Holmes himself.
With no mention of a production start, there’s little-to-no story details available for Holmes & Watson, only that it will adopt a slightly more light-hearted tone than previous incarnations. »
- Michael Briers
It looks like the fifth season of Elementary on CBS will have 24 episodes, after all. While the first four seasons of the updated Sherlock Holmes drama all had 2 dozen episodes, the season five renewal order was reportedly only for 22 installments.Spoiler TV reports the CBS Studios press site now lists 24 episodes for Elementary, season five. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill also star in this modern retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective stories.Read More… »
As two of the most successful releases of the year – and not just in terms of the lucrative superhero genre – confirmation that Civil War and Tim Miller’s R-rated romp are up for awards shouldn’t be all that surprising. They both feature in the ‘favorite movie’ category, and will be competing against Finding Dory, Suicide Squad and the barnstorming Zootopia in two months’ time. Voting is open from today, November 15, and you’ll be able to cast your vote right up until December 15. Expect the winners to be officially announced at the Microsoft Theater on January 18.
Nominations are spread across 64 individual categories, and you’ll notice that Captain America: Civil War and its leading stars crop up on more than one occasion. The People’s Choice Awards 2017 also recognizes the very best »
- Michael Briers
The 2017 People's Choice Awards will air Wednesday, January 18, on CBS.
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- Paul Dailly
The Americans, Pretty Little Liars, Atlanta and Baby Daddy are among the varied nominations for the 2017 honors, which were announced Tuesday. This year’s honorees also include Outlander, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and The Big Bang Theory.
The ceremony will air Wednesday, Jan. 18. Check out the full list of TV nominees below:
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German distributor Tiberius Film has picked up James Franco’s upcoming post-apocalyptic action picture Future World starring Milla Jovovich alongside Lucy Liu, Suki Waterhouse as well as rappers Snoop Dogg and Method Man.
It is among a quartet of new acquisitions announced by the Munich-based distributor on the eve of the Afm.
The production, which wrapped this summer, takes place in a barren world where a young man and a robot leave a safe haven in a journey of self-discovery. Ambi Distribution handles global sales.
The other fresh additions to the Tiberius slate include Paul Calori and Kostia Testut’s quirky French musical romantic comedy Julie And The Shoe Factory (Sur Quel Pied Danser) set against the backdrop of industrial action at a luxury shoe factory which is threatening to lay staff off.
It has also »
No one loves a great scene more than the person who first dreamed it up: the writer. That’s why we’re asking shows' creators and writers to tell Et all about getting to see their most cherished moment on their series make it from script to screen.
Creating another version of the beloved crime-solving duo, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, is no small task. Rob Doherty, executive producer and showrunner of CBS’ Elementary, felt the weight of such an assignment in 2012, when he put a modern twist on the pair, making Watson -- primarily a male character -- a woman, Joan, played brilliantly by Lucy Liu. Early on, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) -- a recovering addict -- and Joan’s relationship was on unequal footing, the latter hired to be a sober companion. That would change midway through the first season.
In the show’s 12th episode, “M.,” a mysterious foe from Sherlock’s London past -- »
Not all of us can say we work on a hit TV show for a living, but most of us can relate to an eight-hour-plus workday. So how does 47-year old Lucy Liu manage to always look fresh, and quite honestly, the same age she did a decade ago? It probably has something to do with her healthy eating habits, hardcore morning workouts and her insistence on only wearing comfortable heels. In fact, the Elementary star favors comfy shoes so much that she just partnered with Italian shoe designer Bruno Magli to help design "The Lucy" pump (with portion of the proceeds benefiting Unicef) for his new fall line. "I just like the idea of a pump because I'm shorter, and it gives the illusion of a longer »
Keep up with the glitzy film awards world with our weekly Film Awards Roundup column.
– The Environmental Media Association (Ema) will honor actress and activist Shailene Woodley with the Female Ema Futures Award at the 26thAnnual Ema Awards on Saturday, October 22 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California.
“As an influencer and activist, [Woodley] has used her celebrity status to motivate and activate her fans and supporters to take action in their own lives,” said Debbie Levin, CEO of Ema. “A strong proponent of climate change and individual responsibility, we couldn’t be more proud to honor and share this young woman’s authentic commitment and ‘boots on the ground’ rallying for social and environmental justice issues.”
– The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that James N. Kienitz Wilkins will receive the 2016 Kazuko Trust Award. »
- Graham Winfrey
Based on an original story by Franco, the film follows a young prince and a robot "on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands," according to Variety.
A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.
Head to Quiet Earth to see the stills.
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Fans will notice a familiar face on the upcoming season of Elementary. Entertainment Weekly reports Betty Gilpin is returning for season five of the CBS series.The actress originated the role of Fiona Helbron in season four of the detective drama, which stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. The cast also includes Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill.Read More… »
Comic-Con is hitting New York City once again this year for the annual Nycc, and television is taking over. Tons of fan-favorite shows — including the new “24,” “Archer,” the hotly anticipated “Legion” and many more — are heading to the four-day fest, which takes place in the Big Apple from October 6 through October 9. Variety is keeping track of all the TV screenings and panels in one handy master list, so bookmark this page to stay up-to-date as the networks and studios set their schedules for the event. We will be updating frequently.
Thursday, Oct. 6
“Ash vs. Evil Dead” (Starz) — 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom
Stars Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lee Majors and Ted Raimi discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come this season. Attendees will also see the premiere of episode 2.
“Comic Book Men” (AMC) — 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m »
- Arya Roshanian
The actor and director on addiction and success, Trump’s bankruptcies, and the film he wrote that no one will see for 100 years
John Malkovich has acted in 98 films and is about to make his London directorial debut with Zach Helm’s Good Canary, a play about success, secrets and addiction. He has directed the play in Mexico and in France, where it won Molière awards for direction and design.
What drew you to Good Canary and why return to it?
Lucy Liu, who was at the time going out with Zach, originally approached me with the script and I loved it. Theatre is like surfing. An actor paddles out, gets on a board and waits for the wave: the wave is the collision between your material and the public. You don’t create the wave, you ride it. In good material, there will almost invariably be a wave – and »
- Kate Kellaway
Way back in May of 2015, it was heavily rumored that Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson were ready to reunite for Shanghai Dawn, the third chapter in their Shanghai Noon trilogy, following the original in 2000 and Shanghai Knights in 2003. Now, it's being reported that the long awaited sequel is finally moving forward. Both actors will return to their roles as Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon.
Shanghai Dawn is currently in development at MGM. Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess will be at the helm of this next Western adventure. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who wrote the first two movies, are responsible for the story. Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum are writing the script.
No story details have been released at this time. The first movie follows the bumbling Chon Wang (Jackie Chan), who works as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) is taken hostage, »
Remember Destiny’s Child’s shout-out to Lucy Liu in their 2000 “Charlie’s Angels” track, “Independent Women”? Sixteen years later, the title is more fitting than ever for the 47-year-old “Elementary” star. The actress, who welcomed son Rockwell Lloyd via surrogate last year, admits that being a single mom doesn’t mean she’s in it alone. “I have […] »
- Will Reid
Sherlock and Watson’s newest mole is steeped in literary history.
In Elementary‘s upcoming fifth season, True Blood vet Nelsan Ellis debuts as Shinwell Johnson, a character created by Sherlock author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his 1924 short story, “The Illustrious Client.” Ellis’ modern take on the ex-criminal — as glimpsed in the exclusive image above — finds the character attempting to get his life back in track after a lengthy prison stint on drug charges.
The CBS drama’s Season 5 premiere on Sunday, Oct. 2 (10/9c, CBS) finds Shinwell leveraging »
Listen, I’ve got an inspired idea for a summer movie: an actress-led remake of “Ghostbusters.” Okay, I know, they tried that earlier this summer, and really, it was a great idea. But let’s be honest: It didn’t entirely work out. The negative fanboy buzz hurt it, and whatever you thought of the finished product, it wasn’t as funny as the original. It could have been better. So what I’m saying is, let’s do it better. By the summer of 2018, the “Ghostbusters” remake will be an ancient memory. That will make it the perfect timing for the relaunched version, which can be rowdier and raunchier and wilder, maybe skewering a little younger and hipper, with a touch of that “Suicide Squad” edge. I see Amy Schumer in the Bill Murray role, and we could team her up with Nicole Byer and — why not? — Margot Robbie. »
- Owen Gleiberman
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