The Lego Batman Movie helmer, Chris MacKay is currently in negotiations with Paramount Pictures to direct Dungeons and Dragons.
The film has been a long time in development but with this move, it shows the project is now starting to gain traction. Michael Gillio is on board to pen the script with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis producing.
The project has now fallen into the hands of the newly launched AllSpark Pictures after it changed hands Warner Bros. to Paramount and eventually to AllSpark after announcing the new studio. AllSpark is said to want to transform itself into an industry player to rival Marvel Studios.
Dungeons And Dragons is a fantasy adventure centring on a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure. As of 2004, Dungeons & Dragons remained the best-known and best-selling role-playing game,
Ava DuVernay is weeks away from debuting her first blockbuster, but the “Wrinkle in Time” helmer hasn’t left her independent roots behind. In 2010 the “13th” director founded Affrm, which later became Array, an indie film distribution and resource collective that’s released titles including DuVernay’s own “I Will Follow” and “Middle of Nowhere.” Now, just weeks before “A Wrinkle in Time” hits theaters, word comes that the company is shaking up its executive team. Deadline broke the news.
Maori Holmes is the new Executive Director of non-profit Array Alliance. She formerly served as Producing Artistic Director of the BlackStar Film Festival and Director of Public Engagement at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Array’s Executive Director, Tilane Jones, has been promoted to Vice-President of Array Releasing, the film distribution unit of the collective.
“It is a gift to have Maori
“Selma”director Ava DuVernay, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and “The Lego Movie” producer Dan Lin have teamed up with the shared goal of giving Hollywood a much-needed makeover. Variety reports that the trio have launched the Evolve Entertainment Fund (Eef) to promote inclusion and, as Garcetti explains, “give people in underserved communities a new opportunity to chase their dreams in Hollywood — whether they want to be the next award-winning director or screenwriter, or are looking to secure a future in below-the-line jobs that are the bedrock of this city’s middle class.”
A collaboration between the City of Los Angeles, industry leaders in the media, non-profit orgs, and educational institutions, Eef is already making great strides, securing 150 paid summer internships for students participating in the Hire La’s Youth program. Internships will take place at companies including DreamWorks Animation, Ryan Murphy Television, and Film Independent. And there’s
“When ‘Oscars So White’ and ‘Time’s Up’ put a spotlight on inequality in Hollywood, they captured the frustrations of people shut out of opportunity in what the world knows as L.A.’s signature industry,” said Garcetti. “We created the Evolve Entertainment Fund to give people in underserved communities a new opportunity to chase their dreams in Hollywood — whether they want to be the next award-winning director or screenwriter, or are looking to secure a future in below-the-line jobs that are the bedrock of this city’s middle class.”
The fund is a public-private partnership aimed at including communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry. It was unveiled Monday at a news conference at Rideback Ranch — Lin’s rebranded production company — in the Filipinotown District west of downtown Los Angeles.
The series explores crime through the unique and often conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Shot like a true crime documentary, the series invites the audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects’ guilt or innocence for themselves.
Parris will star as Det. Ayana Lake, a rising star in the NYPD whose keen intellect and quick, analytic mind are the keys to her success. But when she’s partnered with instinctive, intuitive Det. Jack Garrity, styles and personalities sometimes clash.
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Parris is known for her roles in films like Spike Lee’s “Chiraq” and Justin Simien’s “Dear White People. She has also appeared in hit TV shows like AMC’s “Mad Men,” Fox’s “[link
From writer exec producer Gloria Calderon Kellet and her company Glo Nation, “History of Them” is a multicamera hybrid comedy. The show is a multicultural ensemble about how two friends, Luna and Adam, meet and fall in love, using the couple’s social media as a guide. Pamela Fryman will direct and also exec produce alongside Marc Provissiero of Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. Sony Pictures Television Studio and CBS Television Studios will produce.
Amanda Green’s drama “Murder” explores crime through the unique and often conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Shot like a true crime documentary, the series invites the audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects’ guilt or innocence for themselves. “[link
The Producers Guild of America gave out their top film prizes this weekend. The PGA is often indicative of which movie will win Best Picture on Oscar night.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missourihas been sweeping the awards race so far this year, but it looks like the edge may be given over to The Shape of Water, which won the coveted PGA on Saturday night. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the film's biggest competition for a Best Picture Oscar at this rate. To no-one's surprise, Coco won in the animated category and it's a surefire lock for the Animated Feature prize at the Oscars.
Check out the full list of winners below!
Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion
The PGA Awards has an enviable track record at presaging the eventual Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. The guild and the academy have agreed on 19 of the most recent 28 Best Picture champs. Last year, all nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture numbered among the 10 PGA contenders; only “Deadpool” was snubbed by the academy. The PGA prize went to “La La Land” while the Oscar was (eventually) won by “Moonlight.”
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Nominees for the 29th annual edition of the PGA awards in the three film
The Producers Guild Of America has officially unveiled its list of film nominees ahead of the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac set to be held on January 20, 2018, in Los Angeles.
This year, the nominees in the category for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures included a tie, so for the first time the PGA presents 11 film nominees.
As previously announced, the Producers Guild will also present Donna Langley with the Milestone Award, Charles Roven with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the feature film Get Out with the Stanley Kramer Award, and Ava DuVernay with the Visionary Award.
The 29th annual PGA Awards nominees are:
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
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For the first time, as the result of a tie among the 8,200 PGA voters, not 10 but 11 films will vie for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer, including “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “The Post,” and “Wonder Woman.” Winning this PGA Award typically bodes well for a film’s Best Picture Oscar chances, although last year that was not the case (“La La Land” won at the PGAs, “Moonlight” prevailed at the Academy Awards).
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Awards contenders “The Beguiled,” “The Florida Project,” “Logan,” “Mudbound,” “Phantom Thread,” and “The Disaster Artist” were overlooked by voters for the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award. The winner will be announced on Jan. 20 at the guild’s 29th annual awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Due to a tie in voting among the 8,200 PGA members, there are 11 nominees for the Zanuck award for the first time.
“The Shape of Water” has emerged as a front-runner during the current awards season with a leading seven nominations at Sunday’s Golden Globes, followed by “The Post” and “Three Billboards” with six each. “Three Billboards
The Target exclusive It cover was already revealed last month, although that retailer exclusive is both Blu-ray and DVD, and it isn't clear why Wal-Mart only has a DVD exclusive version. There will also be a Best Buy exclusive steelbook release, although die-hard fans may want to prepare themselves to pick up yet another version later on in 2018. Director Andy Muschietti confirmed that an
While plot details are being kept under wraps, Super-Normal is described as “a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre”, and is based on an original idea by Gad, with a script from Aaron and Jordan Kandel (Moana). Gad and Evans are set to serve as executive producers on Super-Normal along with Jonathan Eirich and Dan Lin.
Gad and Ridley can currently be seen in theaters in Murder on the Orient Express, with Ridley also reprising her role as Rey next month for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Evans last appeared in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,
Gad is producing the project, described as a subversive take on the superhero genre, with Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures. Evans is executive producing.
The sibling writing team of Aaron and Jordan Kandell are attached to write the script. Gad originated the idea and developed with the Kandells and Evans.
Gad stars with Ridley on “Murder on the Orient Express” and with Evans on the live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” Ryan Halprin is overseeing for Lin Pictures.
Lin is a producer on “It,” both Sherlock Holmes movies, and on the three Lego movies for Warner Bros. He’s also a producer on “Death Note,” which Netflix released in August.
Ridley will be seen next in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and in the thriller “Chaos Walking” with Tom Holland.
Evans stars in
It stars Bill Skarsgård (Allegiant, TV's Hemlock Grove) as the story's central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV's Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween
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