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Cannes: FilmNation Closes $120 Million Revolving Credit Facility

In a pre-Cannes Film Festival deal, FilmNation Entertainment has negotiated $120 million in additional capital through a revolving multi-bank credit facility agented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and co-led by Union Bank.

FilmNation made the announcement Wednesday. It said the move greatly expands its financial capabilities as part of its strategic initiative focused on being a one-stop destination for the world’s best storytellers, all while aggressively building asset value across its feature film business, its television efforts, and its other numerous strategic investments in related verticals.

The current slate includes WWII epic “Greyhound,” starring Tom Hanks; Sebastian Lelio’s “Disobedience,” starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams (to be released by Bleecker Street on April 27); “The Children Act,” starring Emma Thompson (to be released by A24 this September); Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself,” starring Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde (to be released by Amazon this September); and Lelio’s “Gloria,
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Here's Proof That Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak's Friendship Keeps Getting Sweeter

Here's Proof That Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak's Friendship Keeps Getting Sweeter
For the last time: Yes, you really can be friends with your ex. Pop culture fans know all too well that Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak may not have worked out romantically. But they also realize that it hasn't stopped the Hollywood stars from being close pals and proving what friendship is all about. Earlier today, Mindy revealed her newest character for an upcoming movie. "Introducing 'Molly Patel', everybody! (And yes I am sneezing in the nametag photo.)" she shared on Instagram from the set of her latest project. "#LateNightTheMovie." As it turns out, B.J. decided to surprise the actress with a special gift on one of her first days. "The prettiest flowers...
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We've Got a Star-Studded Lineup For Popsugar Play/Ground - All We Need Is You!

Popsugar Play/Ground is coming to NYC this Summer, and we have so many surprises in store that we had to share just a few of them - like our incredible lineup of performers, creative advisors, and keynote speakers. For starters, we've got our Hollywood favorites Mindy Kaling, Kate Hudson, and Yara Shahidi on board to share their creativity and inspiration with us. To make the weekend even sweeter, we'll also have motivational speaker Gabby Bernstein on hand and live performances from AlunaGeorge! Ready to join the festivities? Our ultimate girls' weekend is happening June 9-10, so gather your best friends and grab some tickets. Popsugar Play/Ground is a new kind of festival that offers something for everyone. It'll be a chance for you to explore the latest trends in shopping, fitness, beauty, food, and a lot more. Be sure to follow @Popsugar and #POPSUGARPlayGround on Instagram for more exciting Play/Ground updates.
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We've Got a Star-Studded Lineup For Popsugar Play/Ground - All We Need Is You!

Popsugar Play/Ground is coming to NYC this Summer, and we have so many surprises in store that we had to share just a few of them - like our incredible lineup of performers, creative advisors, and keynote speakers. For starters, we've got our Hollywood favorites Mindy Kaling, Kate Hudson, and Yara Shahidi on board to share their creativity and inspiration with us. To make the weekend even sweeter, we'll also have motivational speaker Gabby Bernstein on hand and live performances from AlunaGeorge!

Ready to join the festivities? Our ultimate girls' weekend is happening June 9-10, so gather your best friends and grab some tickets. Popsugar Play/Ground is a new kind of festival that offers something for everyone. It'll be a chance for you to explore the latest trends in shopping, fitness, beauty, food, and a lot more. Be sure to follow @Popsugar and #POPSUGARPlayGround on Instagram for more exciting Play/Ground updates.
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11 Blockbusters You Can’t Miss This Summer Season

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This week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Summer Preview, including offerings that span genres, niche offerings for dedicated fans, a closer look at festival favorites finally headed to a theater near you, and plenty of special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed summer movie-going season. Check back throughout the week for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

Read More: Check out our entire Summer Preview right here

Today — a look at eleven blockbusters (or would-be blockbusters) well worth your time and movie-going dollars.

Deadpool 2,” May 18

Not content to be in just one superhero blockbuster this year, Josh Brolin will trade in Thanos for Cable, the time-traveling cybernetic mutant who seems poised to clash with Deadpool over “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” breakout Julian Dennison.
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Yara Shahidi Is on Board For Popsugar Play/Ground - Don't Miss Out!

Yara Shahidi Is on Board For Popsugar Play/Ground - Don't Miss Out!
We fell in love with Yara Shahidi on Black-ish, promptly followed her to Grown-ish, and now have another place to catch up with this rising star - at Popsugar Play/Ground! We're thrilled to announce that Yara will be joining Mindy Kaling and Kate Hudson as a creative advisor for our weekend-long festival this June. Yara is a trailblazer and activist in addition to being an actress, and we can't wait to have her inspirational spirit at our inaugural event. Want to join the fun and hang with Yara? Our ultimate girls' weekend is happening June 9-10, so gather your best friends and grab some tickets. Popsugar Play/Ground is a new kind of festival that offers something for everyone. It'll be a chance for you to explore the latest trends in shopping, fitness, beauty, food, and a lot more. Be sure to follow @Popsugar and #POPSUGARPlayGround on Instagram for more exciting Play/Ground updates.
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Yara Shahidi Is on Board For Popsugar Play/Ground - Don't Miss Out!

We fell in love with Yara Shahidi on Black-ish, promptly followed her to Grown-ish, and now have another place to catch up with this rising star - at Popsugar Play/Ground! We're thrilled to announce that Yara will be joining Mindy Kaling and Kate Hudson as a creative advisor for our weekend-long festival this June. Yara is a trailblazer and activist in addition to being an actress, and we can't wait to have her inspirational spirit at our inaugural event.

Want to join the fun and hang with Yara? Our ultimate girls' weekend is happening June 9-10, so gather your best friends and grab some tickets. Popsugar Play/Ground is a new kind of festival that offers something for everyone. It'll be a chance for you to explore the latest trends in shopping, fitness, beauty, food, and a lot more. Be sure to follow @Popsugar and #POPSUGARPlayGround on Instagram for more exciting Play/Ground updates.
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Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson comedy 'Late Night' adds key cast

Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson comedy 'Late Night' adds key cast
Production on comedy set to begin this week.

John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, and Paul Walter Hauser have joined Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson on 30West and FilmNation’s comedy Late Night.

Nisha Ganatra is set to commence directing this week based on a screenplay by Kaling, who is also producing alongside Howard Klein, Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation.

Late Night centres on a late-night talk show host played by Thompson who is at risk of losing her long-running show when a new writer played by Kaling arrives and revitalises her show and her life. FilmNation represents international rights and
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John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy & Others Join Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson Comedy ‘Late Night’

John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy & Others Join Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson Comedy ‘Late Night’
John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Veep‘s Reid Scott and I, Tonya actor Paul Walter Hauser have come aboard the comedy feature Late Night, written by Mindy Kaling, who also stars alongside Emma Thompson. Nisha Ganatra is attached to direct the project, which follows a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling), who revitalizes her show and her life. Filming is slated to begin next week…
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John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy to Star in Mindy Kaling’s Comedy ‘Late Night’

John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy to Star in Mindy Kaling’s Comedy ‘Late Night’
John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, and Paul Walter Hauser have joined the cast of Mindy Kaling’s comedy “Late Night,” directed by Nisha Ganatra.

The film stars Kaling and Emma Thompson. 30West and FilmNation Entertainment are financing the upcoming comedy. Kaling wrote the script and is also producing with Howard Klein, alongside Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation Entertainment, who are handling international sales. 30West and CAA are handling U.S. rights.

Late Night” centers on a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling), who revitalizes her show and her life. Principal photography is set to commence this week.

Lithgow most recently starred in FilmNation’s “Beatriz at Dinner” alongside Salma Hayek and Connie Britton, as well as “Miss Sloane” with Jessica Chastain. He won the Emmy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in “The Crown.
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John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy Join Mindy Kaling's 'Late Night'

John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy Join Mindy Kaling's 'Late Night'
Hugh Dancy and John Lithgow are joining Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling in Late Night. Also joining the comedy is Veep star Reid Scott and I, Tonya actor Paul Walter Hauser.

Late Night centers on a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running program right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling).

Kaling wrote the feature and will produce alongside Howard Klein. Transparent director Nisha Ganatra, who has also worked on The Mindy Project, will helm the production, which is set to start shooting this week.

Producing the project is Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation. FilmNation is also financing the...
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Emma Thompson Co-Writing and Directing “Nanny McPhee” Stage Musical

Thompson in “Nanny McPhee”

Emma Thompson is stepping into the director’s chair. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the Oscar winner will helm and co-write a stage musical adaptation of 2005’s “Nanny McPhee.” The family film, which Thompson wrote and toplined, follows the Brown siblings, mischievous children whose behavior slowly improves with the help of a magical nanny.

Thompson will write the musical’s book and lyrics with singer-songwriter Gary Clark, but is not expected to reprise the role of Nanny McPhee. The production has already had a workshop, with a second planned for later in 2018. No official premiere date for “Nanny McPhee” has been announced yet, but we’ll most likely have to wait at least a year for its West End debut.

This is not Thompson’s first foray into theater: she’s acted in “Short Vehicle,” “Me and My Girl,” “King Lear,” and “Sweeney Todd.” She penned “Short Vehicle” as well.
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Trailer Binge: ‘Solo’,’ Ocean’s 8′, ‘American Animals’, ‘Hot Summer Nights’, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’

Welcome to Trailer Binge, a recurring feature where we get a chance to catch up on some of the recent trailer releases in the past week. Whether it be indie releases, or recent movie and TV trailers that may have otherwise slipped through the cracks, Trailer Binge allows us to catch up on the seemingly constant onslaught of new new content being released each week.

In this edition of Trailer Binge, we take a look at trailers for ‘Ocean’s 8‘, ‘American Animals‘ and ‘Hot Summer Nights‘. Also we showcase trailers for the amazon studios Series ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock‘ and ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle‘, along with a brand-new Tv spot for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘. Let the Trailer binge begin!

‘Ocean’s 8’ Trailer #2

Gary Ross, the filmmaker behind The Hunger Games and Pleasantville, co-wrote the screenplay with Olivia Milch. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson,
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All Your Favorite Actors Lead First Trailer for Female ‘Ocean’s 8’

All you really need to know about the hotly-anticipated, all-female “Ocean’s 8” is the names among its cast: Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Awkwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter. Any questions? The Gary Ross-directed heist flick, from Warner Bros. Pictures, hits theaters June 8. Get in on the action! Check out Backstage's film audition listings!
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Ratings: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Champions’ Is a Loser Following ‘Will & Grace’ Repeat

Ratings: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Champions’ Is a Loser Following ‘Will & Grace’ Repeat
In case you haven’t heard, Mindy Kaling’s “Champions” isn’t exactly a ratings winner for NBC. Instead, Thursday’s victor (with the spoils) was CBS, which rode “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” to an outright win.

Sorry ABC, this “T.G.I.T.” lineup just ain’t what it used to be. Still, the broadcast net finished second in primetime last night, when NBC and Fox ended up tied in a distant third place among adults 18-49.

Following a “Will & Grace” rerun, “Champions” at 9:30 p.m. struggled to a 0.4 rating/2 share and 1.7 million viewers.

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To be fair to the NBC sitcom, “Champions” wasn’t the only show that had a tough second-Thursday-in-April: At the moment, CBS’ “Bbt” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” also just experienced series lows in the key demo. In theory, all of these numbers could round up when final Nielsen figures are released later today.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4/6 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Big Bang” at 8 scored a 2.3/11 and 12.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” earned a 1.9/8 and 11.6 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 landed a 1.4/6 and 9 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” had a 1.1/4 and 6.5 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 got a 0.8/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 5.6 million. “Grey’s” at 8 put up a 1.6/7 and 6.9 million viewers. “Station 19” at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 5.6 million viewers. At 10, “Scandal” had a 0.9/4 and 4.2 million viewers.

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NBC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 3.4 million, Fox was fourth with 2.5 million.

For NBC, “Superstore’ at 8 saw a 0.8/4 and 3.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “A.P. Bio” managed a 0.6/3 and 2.1 million viewers. Following the “Will & Grace” repeat and rough “Champions” half-hour, “Chicago Fire” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 5.5 million viewers.

For Fox, “Gotham” at 8 received a 0.7/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Showtime at the Apollo” matched its lead-in’s rating/share, and rose to 2.7 million viewers.

Also Read: Ratings: 'Chicago Pd' Return Leads NBC to 3rd-Place Tie With ABC

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

For The CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers.

Read original story Ratings: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Champions’ Is a Loser Following ‘Will & Grace’ Repeat At TheWrap
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Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean assembles her crew in Ocean’s 8 trailer

Warner Bros. has released a trailer for Gary Ross’ upcoming female-led spinoff to the Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s 8, which stars Sandra Bullock leading an ensemble that include Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina; watch it here…

See Also: Ocean’s 8 character promos showcase the all-female crew

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

Ross directs from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming “Dude”), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing. Filming
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Watch the new trailer for ‘Ocean’s 8,’ aka your soon-to-be favorite movie of the summer

Watch the new trailer for ‘Ocean’s 8,’ aka your soon-to-be favorite movie of the summer
Eight weeks out from release, “Ocean’s 8” has dropped a brand new trailer — and it’s more than enough to hold us over until the film hits theaters. The highly anticipated star-studded film looks fun and charming as hell, as Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean, just like her bro Danny (George Clooney), is on parole and starts planning a heist with her best gals.

The crew includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina. Their job: To swipe a super expensive necklace at the annual Met Gala. So yeah, it’s glitzy, glamorous and has more fabulous dresses than you can handle.

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James Corden is also there to provide some expository quips. And, in case you forgot from the first teaser, Danny Ocean is ostensibly dead. But this is a professional con
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Ocean's 8 Trailer #2: Sandra Bullock Unites Her Team of Thieves

Following the eight brief trailer previews Warner Bros. released yesterday, the studio has now unveiled the full trailer for Ocean's 8. This video offers more new footage than what was released in the first trailer that debuted back in December, and with this star-studded female lineup led by Sandra Bullock, we could be looking at one of this summer's biggest hits. Here's the official synopsis from Warner Bros.

"Criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala. Their target, a necklace that's worth more than $150 million. Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century with the perfect crew co-led by Lou (Cate Blanchett); and including Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson)."

Ocean's 8 could very well be a sleeper hit.
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Trailer Watch: Sandra Bullock Plans a Heist at the Met Gala in “Ocean’s 8”

“Ocean’s 8”

Sandra Bullock is an ex-con eyeing an epic comeback in “Ocean’s 8.” The Oscar winner plays Debbie Ocean, a woman who celebrates her release from prison by plotting a hugely ambitious heist. A new trailer for the star-studded pic sees Debbie laying out the plan for her best friend and partner in crime, Lou (Cate Blanchett).

Debbie explains that she’s thinking much bigger than a jewelry store and more akin to a “diamond mine.” She wants to rob the Met Gala, and specifically the $150 million necklace of an actress set to attend (Anne Hathaway).

Debbie can offer the team she assembles $15 million dollars each if they pull it off. But to get the money they’ll have to outmaneuver the “most sophisticated security system in the world.” Fortunately they all seem up to the challenge. “Game on!” shouts the designated hacker (Rihanna).

Their co-conspirators include a jeweler
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Brand New Ocean's 8 Trailer Drops

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It must truly be robbin' season because Sandra Bullock and Co are ready to take it all int he new trailer for Ocean's 8.

In what seems to be the most packed trailer since Marvel's Infinity War, Ocean's 8 is ready to steal your hearts. Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, sister to infamous thief Danny Ocean (George Clooney). Planning to rob the Met during an annual Ball, Debbie puts together a star studded crew. Cate Blanchett is skeptical but on board, and the two are bringing in Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena  Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson. The mark looks it be Anne Hathaway, and James Cordon has something to do. The trailer is filled with images, and walking, and movement. With basic plot, and very little who these characters are. Leaving us wanting more, it is a good trailer that has me excited for the film. Check it out below.
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