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9 items from 2017


‘Cocaine Godmother’: Five Join Catherine Zeta-Jones In Lifetime Movie

8 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lifetime is rounding out the cast for original movie Cocaine Godmother starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Guillermo Navarro, Cocaine Godmother is based on the life of Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco (Zeta-Jones), one the original "Cocaine Cowboys" who pioneered the drug trade between Colombia and the U.S. in the 70s and 80s. The film will go into production this year and premiere in 2018 on Lifetime. Joining the cast are Jenny Pellicer (The Bridge) as Carolina… »

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Ted Sarandos Snubbed by Academy and More Details From the Board of Governors Candidates

2 June 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Earlier today, the Academy sent an email to all members with the final list of Board of Governors candidates. Conspicuously absent is Netflix CEO and Ted Sarandos, who hosted a recent Academy museum fundraiser and was hoping to get a chance to run for the board. 

Also absent is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the current president of AMPAS, who’s stepping down this August and not seeking a third three-year term on the 54-member board. You have to be on the board in order to run for President. Others no longer in the running are Sony Pictures Classics and CBS Films executives Michael Barker and Terry Press, producer Paula Wagner, director Brett Ratner and actors Queen Latifah and Lou Diamond Phillips. Actress Laura Dern is one current board member who is backed by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and gaining support.

The final election begins Monday, June 19 and closes on Friday, June »

- Anne Thompson

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Ted Sarandos Snubbed by Academy and More Details From the Board of Governors Candidates

2 June 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier today, the Academy sent an email to all members with the final list of Board of Governors candidates. Conspicuously absent is Netflix CEO and Ted Sarandos, who hosted a recent Academy museum fundraiser and was hoping to get a chance to run for the board. 

Also absent is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the current president of AMPAS, who’s stepping down this August and not seeking a third three-year term on the 54-member board. You have to be on the board in order to run for President. Others no longer in the running are Sony Pictures Classics and CBS Films executives Michael Barker and Terry Press, producer Paula Wagner, director Brett Ratner and actors Queen Latifah and Lou Diamond Phillips. Actress Laura Dern is one current board member who is backed by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and gaining support.

The final election begins Monday, June 19 and closes on Friday, June »

- Anne Thompson

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TV News Roundup: Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Infamous Drug Kingpin in Lifetime Movie

18 May 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother,” Netflix releases the first images from its upcoming miniseries “Alias Grace,” and SiriusXM announces the latest addition to its satellite radio program. 

Casting

Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the Lifetime movie “Cocaine Godmother,” which will recount the real life of infamous drug runner Griselda Blanco. At just 17, Blanco made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. She soon became embroiled in the drug trade, masterminding the use of beautiful women, the elderly and children as drug mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia. Guillermo Navarro will direct with David McKenna writing the script. Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joan Harrison, and Alisa Tager will executive produce.

Radio

Anne Heche will host a new SiriusXM talk show, “Love and Heche,” scheduled to air every Saturday as part of the satellite radio program’s Faction Talk channel. SiriusXM »

- Emily Mae Czachor

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Lifetime Greenlights ‘Cocaine Godmother’ Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones

18 May 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lifetime has given the go-ahead to the original movie Cocaine Godmother starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Guillermo Navarro. Based on the life of Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco, Cocaine Godmother will go into production this year and premiere in 2018 on Lifetime. Blanco was living in Queens, NY, when she became embroiled with local drug runners. Aft er moving to Miami to expand her empire, the death of her second husband gave rise to her nickname The Black… »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Set to Star as Infamous Columbian Drug Kingpin in Lifetime Movie

18 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Catherine Zeta-Jones is sticking to TV with her latest role thanks to Lifetime. The network announced Thursday that the Oscar winner is set to star as drug kingpin Griselda Blanco in the upcoming Lifetime movie “Cocaine Godmother.” It’ll be directed by Academy Award winning-cinematographer Guillermo Navarro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) and is set to go into production this year, with a premiere date in 2018. Also Read: Weinstein Company Sends Michelle Williams Drama to Lifetime The movie tells the story of Blanco, a Columbian drug lord who was a pioneer in the cocaine drug trade in Miami in the 70s and ’80s. »

- Carli Velocci

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American Gods Recap: Wish Fulfillment

14 May 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out the previous American Gods recap here. 

Forget making it rain: American Gods‘ Shadow Moon can make it snow.

That’s not some euphemism: It seems as though the ex-con who’s recently spent some time with some very odd people may have a touch of the weird about him, as well.

The Starz series’ third episode is when I started to really fall in love with the show. That happened for two reasons. First, this hour is the one where Mr. Wednesday and Shadow really start to gel, especially as comedic partners, and Ian McShane »

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American Gods EPs Talk Episode Order Cut (and Why Neil Gaiman Approved It)

19 April 2017 5:36 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The phrase “episode order cut” strikes fear in many a showrunner’s heart, but the executive producers behind Starz’s upcoming American Gods say that an early adjustment to the series’ Season 1 total was exactly what the fantasy drama needed.

Originally, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green‘s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel — which follows a man named Shadow Moon (played by The 100‘s Ricky Whittle) as he becomes embroiled in a war between new and old gods — was supposed to unfold over 10 episodes. But issues arose while creating the drama’s third and fourth installments.

RelatedAmerican Gods Review: Strong Cast, »

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Witness the Evolution of Cinematography with Compilation of Oscar Winners

6 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards

Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »

- Jordan Raup

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