18 items from 2017
FX has been churning out a lot of original scripted series. Some have been hits while many others have not. Which will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!Scripted FX shows listed: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, The Americans, Anger Management, Archer, Atlanta, Baskets, The Bastard Executioner, Better Things, The Bridge, The Comedians, Fargo, Feud, Justified, Legion, Louie, Married, Partners, Saint George, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Snowfall, Sons of Anarchy, The Strain, Taboo, and Tyrant.Last update: The most recent ratings for Snowfall added.There's a lot of data that FX execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are a major factor. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.Read More… »
The pop star and actress has joined the venture as part of Stx Films’ efforts to produce female centric movies.
The film will apparently be in the same vein as Working Girl and Maid in Manhattan, with Lopez playing a store employee who reinvents herself in order to show Madison Avenue that her street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.
- Samuel Brace
Company boards latest female-driven project after Bad Moms, Valerian, Molly’s Game.
When she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, »
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STXfilms touted the movie as being in the vein of “Working Girl” and “Maid in Manhattan.” Lopez will portray a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, which gets her the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.
“There are so many things I love about this project and script,” said Lopez. “People try to put women to sleep at a certain age. ‘Second Act’ is a story that empowers the every woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams. I am thrilled to partner with Stx as they continue to create and empower the female audience.”
Jennifer Lopez’s NBC Series ‘World of Dance’ Marks Game-Changing Moment for Dance Industry
The project was developed by Stx with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham. The two wrote the script for “Second Act,” which will be produced by Lopez, Goldsmith-Thomas, Zackham and Benny Medina.
“When Jennifer, Elaine and Justin came to us with this idea, we loved it right away,” said Fogelson. “The premise of reinventing yourself and creating a career and life-defining second act is hugely relatable and aspirational. Jennifer’s talents as a film and television actress, producer and recording artist are legendary. She is a true global superstar and and we think she is perfect for this role.”
Lopez starred in several successful romantic comedies and dramas between 2001 and 2005, including “The Wedding Planner,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Monster in Law.” Other key credits include “Out of Sight,” “The Cell,” and “Anaconda.” She starred opposite Ryan Guzman in 2015’s erotic thriller “The Boy Next Door.”
Stx noted in the announcement that its next six releases feature women in leading roles — “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Molly’s Game,” “Gringo,” “A Bad Moms Christmas” and “The Happytime Murders.”
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- Dave McNary
Jennifer Lopez, who is is working on the third season of her hit NBC series Shades of Blue, has come aboard to star in and produce the romantic comedy Second Act, which Peter Segal (50 First Dates, Anger Management) is directing for STXfilms. In the vein of Working Girl and Lopez’s 2002 starrer Maid in Manhattan, the film is about a big-box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle and gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as… »
International Sales Agent of the Day: First of an occasional pre-Cannes series highlighting the “sellers” whose lineups in Cannes will bring in buyers and who are breaking the normal boundaries of what an Isa is.Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, a leading sales and film finance company, has hired producer Tom McNulty (“The Spectacular Now”, “Date Night” ) to launch their first ever film development and production division.
Collaborative and transparent, The Exchange is an international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. Check out his Cannes offerings at Cinando.
With more than $2 billion at the box office under his belt, Tom McNulty’s upcoming projects include Universal’s »
- Sydney Levine
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is capping off its explosive ninth season with a history-making four-part reunion. And on Sunday’s first episode, stars Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey and Shereé Whitfield didn’t waste a minute jumping into the drama.
Here were five of the night’s biggest revelations.
1. Burruss Got Breast Implants
It shouldn’t be a shock to hear that a Real Housewife has had plastic surgery. But during Bailey’s breast rejuvenation consolation with her surgeon earlier this season, Burruss said that four of the six Atlanta Housewives had breast implants. »
- Dave Quinn
They’ve never been critical favorites, but remember when Adam Sandler movies used to be kind of a big deal? Even given the usual Happy Madison stable of filmmakers and performers, keep in mind who has appeared in cameo or even co-starring roles in those movies: Jack Nicholson was in Anger Management. Reese Witherspoon played an angel (and Sandler’s mom!) in Little Nicky. Nicole Kidman contributed antics to Just Go With It. No such star power alighted Sandler’s first two straight-to-Netflix features. Who can even remember if John McEnroe or Dave Matthews checked into The Ridiculous 6 for a low-rent walk-on? (They didn’t, but Vanilla Ice did.)
Sandy Wexler, Sandler’s newest Netflix project, has a slightly hipper collection of celebrities on hand. They walk through the movie pretending to know the title character, an oddball showbiz hanger-on. In addition to the usual Saturday Night Live classmates »
- Jesse Hassenger
Horror icons are reimagined as popsicles in Freddy in Space's new enamel pins from Pin & Seller, and we have a look at all six collectibles and their release details in today's second Horror Highlights. We also have news on Charlie Sheen's upcoming appearances at Wizard Worlds in Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Philadelphia, as well as release details for The Follower and lineup info on both the fifth annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival and this year's Sci-Fi-London Film Festival.
Freddy in Space's Horror Popsicle Pins: From Freddy in Space: “Freddy in Space horror popsicle pins are now available through Pin & Seller. Can grab individuals or sets of three!”
Depicting horror icons as popsicles, these handmade enamel pins from Freddy in Space are now available as a set of three for $30.00 or as individual items priced at $12.00 apiece from Pin & Seller on Etsy. To learn more, visit:
- Derek Anderson
The self-funded finance-sales company launched in 2011 by representing Lacey Chabert’s “Slightly Single in L.A.” It has worked on “The Spectacular Now,” “Dear White People,” “Bottle Shock,” “Rob the Mob,” “Swelter,” “The Last Five Years,” and “Obvious Child.”
“By bringing Tom on, we are taking a big step toward our feature film production and development goals,” said the Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. “We had such a great experience with Tom on ‘The Spectacular Now’ that it was easy to see him as part of the team. Tom’s taste is exceptional, his talent relations are very strong, and he brings to our growing company some outstanding projects. We could not be more excited about his future at The Exchange.”
McNulty’s upcoming projects include »
- Dave McNary
CEO Brian O’Shea announced on Tuesday the hire of producer Tom McNulty to head the company’s move into film development and production.
His career highlights to date include president of production at Universal-based Global Produce, where he produced The Spectacular Now starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson. The Exchange also handled sales on that title.
His upcoming »
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Amazon and Lionsgate announced on Friday a long-term deal that will make Prime Video India Lionsgate’s exclusive streaming partner in the territory.
Prime Video India also gets upcoming 2017 releases Power Rangers and The Shack, among others, which will not be available on satellite or pay-tv.
Rohit Tiwari at Morris Street Advisors represents Lionsgate in India and negotiated the deal.
“It is awesome that Lionsgate has partnered with Amazon Prime Video to bring its original, daring and highly acclaimed content to Indian customers,” Nitesh Kripalani »
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Amazon and Lionsgate have reached a long-term exclusive deal under which Amazon Prime Video India will be the exclusive subscription streaming home in the Indian market.
The deal covers streaming rights to “La La Land,” which has grossed over $370 million at the worldwide box office and won six Academy Awards, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone, along with “Deepwater Horizon” and “The Divergent Series: Allegiant. Upcoming 2017 releases from Lionsgate including “Power Rangers” and “The Shack” will also be exclusively available only to Prime members, and not be available on satellite or pay television.
Rohit Tiwari at Morris Street Advisors, which represents Lionsgate in India, negotiated the deal.
“It is awesome that Lionsgate has partnered with Amazon Prime Video to bring its original, daring and highly acclaimed content to Indian customers.” said Nitesh Kripalani, director and country head of Amazon Prime Video India.
“Our collaboration »
- Dave McNary
Kristen Wiig will reportedly co-star alongside Nicholson in the remake of Maren Ade's 2016 comedy-drama, which will compete for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards. Toni Erdmann tells the story of an elderly man with a penchant for pranks and wearing disguises, who attempts to reconnect with his daughter, an aspiring, no-nonsense corporate consultant.
A writer and director for the English-language adaptation of Toni Erdmann have yet to be announced, »
In less than two short weeks, Lionsgate brings the hitman with a heart of gold, John Wick, back to theaters, as John Wick: Chapter 2 continues this assassin's story. While we'll have to wait to see how it performs in theaters, there is already talk of John Wick 3 being developed. But that's not all that's brewing at Lionsgate. During a recent interview to promote the sequel, director Chad Stahelski teased that a prequel TV series may happen with the studio.
Director Chad Stahelski has revealed in previous interviews that Lionsgate has asked him and writer Derek Kolstad to start coming up with ideas for John Wick 3. The filmmaker says that Ian McShane's Winston and Lance Reddick's Charon, the owner and concierge of the Continental Hotel, will both have bigger roles in John Wick 3, hinting that this hub of the assassin's underworld will be explored even further. During an interview with /Film, »
Kenya Moore and Shereé Whitfield have always been at odds with one another on The Real Housewives of Atlanta — playfully bantering throughout the past two seasons about the status of their respective homes, Moore Manor and Chateau Shereé. But on Sunday’s all-new episode, things between the two got way more personal when Moore claimed Whitfield had some personal experience with domestic violence.
The shocking revelation came after Moore explained that she didn’t feel comfortable going on a girl’s trip with Porsha Williams due to the Dish Nation host’s hot tempter and history of violent behavior.
“Sometimes on trips things happen, »
- Dave Quinn
A humanity-free Stefan and a barely hanging on Damon are just the energy we need when The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 8 airs. And that's exactly what we're going to get.
When last we saw Stefan Salvatore he was on his way to deliver up souls to Cade in exchange for his eventual freedom. Damon, of course, was driving their muscle car to Hell.
The brothers are making a stop in anger management classes in "We Have History Together," directed by none other than Ian Somerhalder. If there's one place they're bound to find some twisted people, it's probably there.
Meanwhile, Sybil forces Caroline into a little bit of servitude. It seems there's a mystical object Sybil needs in order to protect herself and she wants Caroline to find it.
But what's that got to do with a classroom full of high school students? (What doesn't it have to do is probably the better question. »
- Miranda Wicker
The movie focuses on three families -- one Hispanic, one African American and one Caucasian -- who all end up sharing the same camping ground when all of them refuse to leave. And Et has your first look at the chaos in the woods, when a colony of bats swarms the area, sending everyone -- Leah Remini, Finesse Mitchell, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Charlotte McKinney, Chanel Iman (Dope), Barry Shabaka Henley and Tiffany Haddish -- on the run.
The film, co-written and directed by Fred Wolf and executive produced by Sheen, is the latest in Crackle’s growing slate of original content, including Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, The Art of More with Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth, and the return of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee hosted »
18 items from 2017
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