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‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Land Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominations

‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Land Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominations
The Dawn Wall, Free Solo, Hal, Into the Okavango, RBG, Three Identical Strangers and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? have been nominated as the best produced documentaries of 2018 by the Producers Guild of America, the PGA announced on Tuesday.

The winner will be announced on Jan. 19 at the 2019 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
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Early Showings of ‘Aquaman’ Set for Amazon Prime Members

Early Showings of ‘Aquaman’ Set for Amazon Prime Members
Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Warner Bros.Aquaman on Dec. 15 — six days before the fantasy-adventure film opens in North America.

Amazon launched the promotion Monday under which Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Tickets for the showing at more than 1,000 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas, and National Amusements theaters.
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George R.R. Martin Says "Game of Thrones" Prequel Pilot Won’t Involve Targaryens, TBD on Dragons

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George R.R. Martin has shared yet another fact about the “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot — which may or may not be titled “The Long Night.”

While discussing his new book, "Fire and Blood" — which catalogs the history of Westeros before the current events of Martin’s "A Song of Ice and Fire" books and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ fantasy series — the author teased more about the upcoming project, which is set 10,000 years before “GoT.”

And, well, if you were hoping for a lot of the same elements of “Thrones” in its prequel, you might be disappointed, as this Westeros very different from the one we know now. For one, there won’t be Targaryens and there may not even be dragons, said Martin, who is working with HBO and showrunner Jane Goldman.

Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Here's Everything We Know About the Series' Epic
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Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne Sign First Look Deal With Amazon Studios

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Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne Sign First Look Deal With Amazon Studios
Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne have signed a new first-look television deal with Amazon Studios, the company announced on Monday.

Under the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, the duo will create original series for the streamer via their Animal Pictures production banner.

“Maya and Natasha are proven talents in front of and behind the camera, and we are so excited to tap into this powerful creative brain trust and be in business with these fiercely funny and phenomenally smart women,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

“I’ve had an incredible experience working with the team at Amazon Studios on Forever, where they have given us true creative freedom,” said Rudolph. “I’m excited to extend this relationship and to have the opportunity for Natasha and myself to continue to develop new shows for a global audience.”

Also Read: Amazon Studios, Blumhouse TV Team Up for 8 Thematically-Connected Films

Lyonne added,
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The Ink Factory Rebooting Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected" For TV

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The Ink Factory Rebooting Roald Dahl's
Exclusive: The Ink Factory has successfully mined the library of John le Carré with "The Night Manager" and "The Little Drummer Girl" and it seems that the company is now looking do the same with acclaimed British author Roald Dahl.

I hear that Simon and Stephen Cornwell’s firm is rebooting Roald Dahl’s "Tales of the Unexpected" for TV and has set up a number of writers to work on the project. The company is working closely with the Roald Dahl Estate on the project.

The series, which was originally produced by Anglia Television for British commercial broadcaster ITV between 1979 and 1988, told a different story each week with Dahl’s trademark sinister and comedic undertones with a twist at the end.
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Update on George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'

Update on George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'
Three Thousand Years of Longing, the upcoming feature from Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller, is slowly spreading worldwide.

Glen Basner's FilmNation, which introduced the project -- starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton -- to buyers at the American Film Market earlier this month, has closed pre-sales in much of Europe and Asia for the feature.

Alongside previously announced deals in France (Metropolitan) and Italy (Eagle), FilmNation signed agreements for the film in Spain (DEA Planeta/Tri Pictures), Poland (Monolith), Scandinavia (Nordisk) and Switzerland (Ascot Elite), among others. The epic love story will be going out in Latin America via IDC,...
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Robert Rodriguez Launches VR Action Film ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez Launches VR Action Film ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez
STXsurreal, the VR studio for Robert SimondsSTX Entertainment, announced on Tuesday the launch of The Limit, a new VR film from director Robert Rodriguez.

Michelle Rodriguez, Norman Reedus, "and You" star in the immersive new story from Rodriguez, a 20-minute action movie captured in a new VR format that stretches wider than 180 degrees. It’s designed to bridge the gap between traditional, large-format filmmaking and newer 360-degree video.

In The Limit, you, the viewer, play a rogue agent with a mysterious past who enlists the help of enhanced super-assassin M-13 (Michelle Rodriguez) to retrieve your identity and strike against the deadly organization that created you.
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‘Twin Peaks’ Origin Story ‘Blonde, Beautiful and Dead’ Optioned by Part2 Pictures (Exclusive)

‘Twin Peaks’ Origin Story ‘Blonde, Beautiful and Dead’ Optioned by Part2 Pictures (Exclusive)
Part2 Pictures has optioned “Blonde, Beautiful and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks,” an upcoming project from MetaBook about Hazel Drew, the young woman whose murder 110 years ago became the basis for the fictional killing of Laura Palmer.

“Blonde, Beautiful and Dead,” by David Bushman and Mark Givens, examines the death of Drew in Sand Lake, New York, home of “Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost’s grandmother, Betty Calhoun. Calhoun used to tell Frost stories about Drew, who was found dead in the waters of Teal’s Pond. Like Laura Palmer, she was said to have a double life that included multiple lovers.

Frost will write the foreword of the book, which explains how his grandmother’s stories about the killing lingered with with for decades, leading to the inception of the murder mystery at the center of his and David Lynch’s unforgettable “Twin Peaks.”

Under the deal,
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See Danielle Bradbery, Thomas Rhett’s Bittersweet ‘Goodbye Summer’ Video

See Danielle Bradbery, Thomas Rhett’s Bittersweet ‘Goodbye Summer’ Video
Danielle Bradbery and Thomas Rhett head to the sandy beaches of Florida’s 30A in the new video for “Goodbye Summer,” which Bradbery originally recorded solo for her album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met.

Filmed in and around Rosemary Beach, Florida, by director Shaun Silva, the clip follows the story in Bradbery’s song with a summer romance that unfolds between a young woman who works at a beach resort and a young man who happens to be staying there. Sparks fly between the two, and pretty soon
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See Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrate Diversity in ‘Cheering for Me Now’ Video

See Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrate Diversity in ‘Cheering for Me Now’ Video
Lin-Manuel Miranda writes a love letter to New York in “Cheering for Me Now.” The uplifting track about New York’s ratification of the constitution, with music by lauded composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago), is Miranda’s penultimate Hamildrops release.

In the black-and-white video for “Cheering for Me Now,” the Hamilton creator appears in Hamilton garb on an empty stage. The classic Broadway-styled song builds with sweeping orchestrations as Miranda sings. “I came here with nothing/Like hundreds before me and millions behind me,” he belts. “You know you
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NBCUniversal Taps ‘Steve Harvey’ Vet Alex Duda to Run Kelly Clarkson’s Upcoming Daytime Show

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NBCUniversal has named Alex Duda as executive producer for its upcoming syndicated daytime series with Kelly Clarkson.

Duda, who has an overall deal with NBCU, previously served as executive producer of “Steve Harvey” as well as “The Tyra Banks Show.” Duda has won five Emmy Awards for her work on the previously mentioned shows and “Talk Soup.”

“Alex was instrumental in developing ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ with us and brings so much talent, daytime TV experience, creativity and heart to this project,” Wilson said. “Alex’s wide range of producing expertise, combined with her talent of inspiring storytelling, is a perfect complement to Kelly Clarkson’s strengths as a talk show host.”

Also Read: Kelly Clarkson Heads to Daytime With New Talk Show

The show will debut in fall 2019. It was previously announced that the “The Kelly Clarkson Show” has been sold to the NBC Owned Television Station group.

The
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Listen: How Pocket.watch Disrupted the Holiday Toy Biz

Listen: How Pocket.watch Disrupted the Holiday Toy Biz
Multibillion-dollar franchises like “SpongeBob SquarePants” used to require traditional media like TV or film as launch pad. But the new kid-targeted brand Pocket.watch is proving with YouTube sensation Ryan’s World that the internet can also be the breeding ground for a consumer-products phenomenon.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Strictly Business” below:

“We were basically out there pounding the table saying, ‘No, that’s the old way,'” recounts Pocket.watch CEO Chris Williams on the latest episode of the Variety podcast “Strictly Business.” “The new way is on YouTube where there is this massive audience of
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Liberal Billionaire Tom Steyer Appears to Want Your 2020 Vote

Billionaire Tom Steyer appears to have joined the 2020 Democratic candidate carousel, which seems destined to break off its axel and ravage a small town in Iowa. The investor, climate change activist and impeachment cheerleader laid the groundwork for a run with a Tuesday-morning revamp of his website, centered around a video highlighting his “5 Rights.” He joins the likes of West Virginia congressional candidate Richard Ojeda and — gulp — Michael Avenatti as the first names in the race as of November 2018, a full two years before the next election.

“I grew up
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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor,’ ‘Rbg’ Nab Producers Guild Documentary Nominations

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor,’ ‘Rbg’ Nab Producers Guild Documentary Nominations
The Producers Guild of America has selected seven nominees for its best documentary award, including box office successes “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” “Rgb,” and “Three Identical Strangers.”

The PGA revealed the nominees on Tuesday morning. Nominations in the other categories, including theatrical motion pictures and television, will be announced on Jan. 4. The PGA Awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The other nominees for best producing of documentary theatrical motion pictures are “The Dawn Wall,” “Free Solo,” “Hal,” and “Into the Okavango.” The producers of the nominated films are in the process of being vetted for individual producer eligibility.

The Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” has grossed $22.6 million domestically, making it the 12th-highest grosser of all time. The Ruth Bader Ginsburg doc “Rbg” has topped $14 million for Magnolia Pictures and “Three Identical Strangers,” which centers on the lives of triplets,
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A24 Writes Enviable Awards Script

It might seem that New York-based indie distributor A24, two years after claiming a best picture victory with Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” and a year removed from the success of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” is set for a low-key Oscar season in 2018. Films like Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” and Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” certainly echo the small-but-acclaimed paradigm of previous players, but they and Jonah Hill’s “Mid90s” seem unlikely to catch fire in the Academy’s top race. It will be particularly difficult to gain a foothold with the major studios roaring back this year with films like “Black Panther” (Disney), “Green Book” (Universal), “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.) and “Widows” (Fox).

Nevertheless, here’s a bit of Oscar trivia for you: A24 has secured at least two screenplay nominations in each of the past three years, including three in 2016. Some of them,
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Flashback: The Rolling Stones (Briefly) Reunite With Bill Wyman in 2012

On Monday, the Rolling Stones announced U.S. dates for their 2019 No Filter tour. The news followed months of rumors, fueled in no small part by the Stones themselves plastering their iconic tongue logo at stadiums all over America. Unlike the marathon tours of the past, this one is hitting a mere 13 markets. When your drummer is going to celebrate his 78th birthday on the road, it’s best to not push things too hard.

The Stones have hit the road every year since coming back together in 2012 after a five-year break.
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Earl Sweatshirt’s New Album ‘Some Rap Songs’ Will Be ‘Closure’ After the Death of His Father

Earl Sweatshirt has revealed the title, artwork and release date for his third studio album. Some Rap Songs drops on November 30th and, according to a press release, the album will partially deal with the death of Earl’s father, poet laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile. Sweatshirt was supposed to visit Keorapetse to reconcile a month before his passing.

“Me and my dad had a relationship that’s not uncommon for people to have with their fathers, which is a non-perfect one,” Earl wrote. “Talking to him is symbolic and non-symbolic, but
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New ‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer Sees Chris Pratt Tickle a Lego Raptor (Video)

New ‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer Sees Chris Pratt Tickle a Lego Raptor (Video)
What more do you want from the sequel to “The Lego Movie?” How about intergalactic space horses voiced by Tiffany Haddish? Or maybe Chris Pratt voicing a new character, Rex Dangervest, “Galaxy defending archeologist, cowboy and raptor trainer” (sounds like a quick glance at Pratt’s filmography)? We even get to see his character tickle a raptor made out of legos. We bet you didn’t see that in “Jurassic World!”

Well, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is stacked with all of those missing pieces. The latest trailer for the film shows Emmet blasting off into space in order to rescue Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) after she’s captured by an invading alien named Sweet Mayhem.

“Emmet, did you draw stubble dots on your face,” Wyldstyle asks as Emmet tries to look tough like Dangervest.

Also Read: 'The Lego Batman Movie' Director Chris McKay to Direct 'Jonny Quest' for
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Massachusetts Mayor First In Line to Buy Legal Weed

The mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts was first in line to legally purchase marijuana at one of the town’s new dispensaries, CBS reports

“I think there’s a lot going on here in trying to bring marijuana out of the shadows,” Mayor David Narkewicz said.

Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, though it wasn’t until today, November 20th, that the first retail pot shops actually opened. Massachusetts is the seventh state to legalize marijuana and the first to open shops on the East Coast of the United States.

When
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Taron Egerton’s ‘Robin Hood’ ‘Struts and Pouts’ Through ‘Dumb,’ ‘Goofy Train Wreck,’ Critics Say

Taron Egerton’s ‘Robin Hood’ ‘Struts and Pouts’ Through ‘Dumb,’ ‘Goofy Train Wreck,’ Critics Say
“Forget history,” so says the new reboot of “Robin Hood” in the film’s opening narration. Although the critics reviewing “Robin Hood” weren’t so quick to forget previous installments of the legend, many hope to quickly erase this one.

The early reviews of “Robin Hood,” starring Taron Egerton (“Kingsman”) and Jamie Foxx in the action-adventure film opening Wednesday, have pegged Otto Bathurst’s (“Peaky Blinders”) film as a lazy retread of “Batman Begins” that borrows the worst traits from Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur” flop and the over-stylized action sequences of “300.”

“Rife with stereotypes, a terrible script, and odd ‘300’-esque cinematography that just doesn’t fit, this is not only a film nobody asked for, but also one that nobody should be forced to endure,” TheWrap’s Yolanda Machado says in her review.

Also Read: Thanksgiving Box Office Preview: 'Wreck-It Ralph,' 'Creed' Sequels Expected to Top
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