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Adria Arjona Joins Andy Garcia In Warner Bros And Plan B’s ‘Father Of The Bride’

Adria Arjona Joins Andy Garcia In Warner Bros And Plan B’s ‘Father Of The Bride’
Adria Arjona is ready to walk down the aisle with Andy Garcia. She has been tapped to play Garcia’s daughter and the bride-to-be in Warner Bros and Plan B’s reboot of Father of the Bride. Gaz Alazraki has been set to helm the studio’s new reboot, which will revolve around a Cuban-American family, with Matt Lopez penning the script.

The film will tell the story of a father coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family. It will be more of a rom-com than previous versions of film. While this will mark the third iteration of the story, sources say this will be more in the vein of the original Spencer Tracy pic and not the Steve Martin franchise from the 1990s.

Dede Garner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B Entertainment. Garcia will exec produce.
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‘Blood Quantum’ leads field with 10 Canadian Screen Awards nominations

‘Blood Quantum’ leads field with 10 Canadian Screen Awards nominations
Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy earns nine nods including best film.

Jeff Barnaby’s zombie horror Blood Quantum leads the Canadian Screen Awards nominations with 10 nods, the organisation announced on Tuesday (March 30)

The genre title from Prospector Films missed out on a best picture nomination but is in contention for lead actor with Michael Greyeyes, who starred in Sundance breakout Wild Indian, and garnered nods for best effects, best screenplay for Barnaby, and Michel St-Martin’s cinematography, among others.

Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy earned nine nods including best film alongside Tracey Deer’s Beans, Pascal Plante’s Nadia, Butterfly,
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Organized Crime's Chris Meloni Warns That Healing Law & Order: Svu's Benson/Stabler Will Be 'A Process'

Organized Crime's Chris Meloni Warns That Healing Law & Order: Svu's Benson/Stabler Will Be 'A Process'
Chris Meloni might not have been looking for a sign that his return to the Law & Order universe was a good idea, but he certainly got one on the day he filmed for the first time — in quite some time — with former co-star/longtime friend Mariska Hargitay.

Meloni was at a nighttime location shoot for a scene in Thursday’s Law & Order: Svu two-hour crossover event (NBC, 9/8c), which also will serve as the premiere for his spinoff, Organized Crime. He was leaving his trailer just as a woman happened to walk by.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alano Miller

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alano Miller
There’s something about Alano Miller that simply commands attention every time he gets on screen. In the decade since making his first on screen appearance, Alano has shown the world that he has the capacity to play characters who are full of complexities. On the flip side, he’s also perfectly capable of taking on more lighthearted roles. Most people will recognize him best from his roles in shows like Underground, Cherish the Day, and Jane the Virgin. Recently, he also had a main role in the Amazon Prime series Sylvie’s Love in which he starred opposite Tessa Thompson. Continue reading

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TVLine Items: Xl Underground Reruns, Superman & Lois Promo and More

TVLine Items: Xl Underground Reruns, Superman & Lois Promo and More
Fans of the gone-too-soon Underground will get a little something extra when OWN reruns the acclaimed Wgn drama starting Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 9/8c.

For starters, the series premiere’s encore will be followed by Revisiting Underground, a special hosted by John Legend and featuring all-new cast interviews, commentary and never-before-seen footage. Beyond that, each of the 20 episodes has been expanded to include newly filmed introductions by Legend and various cast members, producer/cast commentary and more.

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Underground: OWN to Air "Revisiting" Special Hosted by John Legend

Underground: OWN to Air
Underground is coming to OWN next month, and the cable channel has a new special, Revisiting Underground, planned for premiere night. Musician and Executive Producer John Legend will host the half-hour special which will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the series.

A period drama about the Underground Railroad in Antebellum Georgia, the Underground series originally aired for two seasons on , from 2016 until 2017. Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, Christopher Meloni, and Amirah Vann starred in the series. The OWN rebroadcasts of episodes will be augmented with cast introductions and additional footage.

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Hulu And Top Station Group Nexstar Set Carriage Deal For ABC Affiliates, Cable Network Wgn America

Hulu And Top Station Group Nexstar Set Carriage Deal For ABC Affiliates, Cable Network Wgn America
Nexstar Media Group, the owner of the largest local station portfolio in the U.S. as well as cable channel Wgn America has announced a carriage deal with Hulu.

The multi-year agreement, which takes effect January 19, will restore more than 20 Nexstar-owned ABC affiliates to Hulu + Live TV, the Disney-owned streaming package that has become the fifth-largest U.S. pay-tv operator. The local stations left the platform in October and have been replaced with ABC’s national feed.

Wgn America, which recently joined two other streaming bundles, YouTube TV and FuboTV, will add more than 4 million Hulu homes on to its existing base of 75 million households. The network and dozens of Nexstar stations remain dark on Dish, in a bitter clash that flared up last month.

Nexstar took over Wgn America in 2019 when it closed its $4.1 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. The network’s programming in the 2010s, which yielded prestige dramas like Underground,
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Ambulance: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II joins Jake Gyllenhaal in Michael Bay film

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Ambulance: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II joins Jake Gyllenhaal in Michael Bay film
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) will be joining forces with Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home) as THR has reported that the pair are slated to star in Ambulance, a contained thriller directed by Michael Bay (6 Underground). Ambulance is said to be based on a 2005 Dutch thriller that followed two brothers on the run from the police who stole an ambulance, only to realize too late that…
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As Dish Dispute Continues, Nexstar’s Wgn America Inks FuboTV Carriage Deal

As Dish Dispute Continues, Nexstar’s Wgn America Inks FuboTV Carriage Deal
Nexstar Media Group said its widely distributed cable network Wgn America has reached its first carriage agreement with internet-delivered bundle FuboTV.

The multi-year deal comes as Nexstar, the No. 1 owner of local TV stations in the U.S., remains in a carriage dispute with Dish Network that boiled over last week. Dozens of Nexstar stations as well as Wgn America are now dark across Dish and its streaming bundle, Sling TV, and the parties remain at odds.

Terms of the Wgn America-Fubo deal were not disclosed.

Fubo will start carrying Wgn America in January, becoming the second streaming bundle to do so after Nexstar and YouTube TV reached terms a few weeks ago. Fubo, which launched as a sports-centric offering in 2015, has since broadened out to general entertainment. In its third-quarter earnings report last month, it said it had 455,000 as of September 30, well below the 2 million to 4 million range of rivals like YouTube TV,
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Hayden Christensen Will Reprise Darth Vader for Obi-Wan ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series

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Hayden Christensen Will Reprise Darth Vader for Obi-Wan ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series
Darth Vader is returning to a galaxy far, far away. President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy announced at the Disney Investors Day that the “Star Wars” prequel star Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader for the Obi-Wan spinoff series.

The Obi-Wan series, starring Ewan McGregor (who played the beloved Jedi in prequel films) will air on Disney Plus. According to Lucasfilm, the new series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Revenge of the Sith.” Additional actors joining the series include Genevieve O’Reilly (who will appear as “Star Wars” legacy character Mon Mothma), Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, and Adria Arjona. Fans will remember that “Revenge of the Sith” saw Anakin Skywalker transform from padawan to sith lord Darth Vader. Whether we’ll get to see Christensen without the all important Vader mask remains to be seen. However the character’s evil ascent into terrifying villain of
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TVLine Items: Lotr Series Casts 20, Bones Vet Visits Roswell and More

TVLine Items: Lotr Series Casts 20, Bones Vet Visits Roswell and More
The Lord of the Rings series’ already expansive ensemble continues to grow: Cynthia Addai-Robinson — whose credits include Arrow‘s Amanda Waller, Power and Chicago Med — has joined the Amazon Prime drama, along with 19 (!) others.

Also boarding the project are: Augustus Prew (The Morning Show, Prison Break), Benjamin Walker (Jessica Jones), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years, Hollyoaks), Kip Chapman (Top of the Lake), Anthony Crum (The Wilds), Trystan Gravelle (A Discovery of Witches, The Terror), Sir Lenny Henry (Broadchurch), Thusitha Jayasundera (Humans), Fabian McCallum (You, Me and the Apocalypse), Simon Merrells (Knightfall),​ Geoff Morrell (Top of the Lake), Peter Mullan (Ozark), Lloyd Owen (You,
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‘Underground’: OWN Acquires Wgn America’s Historical Drama Series

‘Underground’: OWN Acquires Wgn America’s Historical Drama Series
Exclusive: The critically acclaimed historical drama series Underground, which aired for two seasons on Wgn America, is heading to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. OWN said today it has acquired the series to air beginning Tuesday, January 5 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. The series, from Sony Pictures Television, will have a revitalized presentation on OWN, with newly filmed episodic introductions by cast members, never-before-seen behind the scenes footage and more, according to the network.

Co-created by Misha Green (Lovecraft Country) and Joe Pokaski (Cloak & Dagger) and starring Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett and Christopher Meloni, Underground follows a courageous group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom in the greatest escape in history.

The logline: In 1857, a restless slave named Noah (Hodge) organizes a small team of fellow slaves on the Macon plantation outside Atlanta, and puts together a plan to run for their lives — 600 dangerous miles North — to freedom.
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Nexstar Stations And WGN America Go Dark On Dish Network

Nexstar Stations And WGN America Go Dark On Dish Network
Nexstar Media Group TV stations in 120 markets and 42 states as well as WGN America nationwide have gone dark on Dish Network platforms after days of negotiations between the companies failed to yield a deal.

In all, 164 stations are offline. In 2019, Nexstar became the largest owner of local stations in the U.S. when it acquired Tribune Media. WGN America also changed hands in that deal.

About 5.4 million Dish customers are being hit by the carriage impasse. Nexstar’s station portfolio now includes top markets like LA, Chicago and New York as well as dozens of other cities. Dish has about 9 million traditional satellite subscribers and another 2.5 million on its internet pay-tv bundle Sling TV.

“Dish is refusing to reach a new distribution agreement allowing the satellite television behemoth the right to continue airing Nexstar’s highly-rated programming,” Nexstar said in a statement after the impasse at 7Pm Et.

“We made
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As Dish Carriage Deadline Nears, Nexstar Sets Wgn America Deal With YouTube TV

As Dish Carriage Deadline Nears, Nexstar Sets Wgn America Deal With YouTube TV
Nexstar Media Group said it has reached a carriage deal with YouTube TV for cable network Wgn America.

The multi-year Wgn America deal with YouTube will take effect on January 19. The addition of 3 million YouTube customers extends the network’s total reach to 75 million pay-tv households, Nexstar said.

The deal was announced the day before another major distribution contract is due to expire with Dish Network. Hanging in the balance with Dish, in addition to Wgn America, is the largest portfolio of local TV stations owned by a single company in the U.S. Tensions between the parties heading toward Wednesday evening deadline bubbled to the surface last week, with the finger-pointing and name-calling that are customary in carriage disputes.

On Tuesday, a Nexstar rep offered Deadline a more upbeat assessment. “Negotiations continue and we remain hopeful of reaching an amicable deal at fair market rates, just as we have
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Oscars 2021: Serbia enters Balkan Holocaust drama ‘Dara in Jasenovac’

Oscars 2021: Serbia enters Balkan Holocaust drama ‘Dara in Jasenovac’
Bookmark this page for all the latest international feature submissions.

Submissions for the best international feature film award at the 2021 Academy Awards have started to come in, and Screen is keeping a running list of each film below.

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The 93rd Academy Awards is set to take place on April 25, 2021. It was originally set to be held on February 28, before both the ceremony and eligibility period were postponed for two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Submitted films must have been released in their respective countries between the expanded dates of October 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020. (Last year it was October-September.
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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Creative Hub set to open in late 2021

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Creative Hub set to open in late 2021
Campus will house emirate’s burgeoning media, gaming and entertainment sectors.

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Creative Hub will officially open in the fourth quarter of 2021 and will include 70,000 square metres of studio and post-production space, as well as offices and community spaces.

The facility is being rolled out in three phases over the course of a decade and will double the annual capacity of Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning film and TV production and services sector. US productions 6 Underground and Dune, Bollywood blockbuster Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Saudi-set soap opera The Inheritance are among the projects to have shot
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Michael Bay To Direct Action-Thriller ‘Ambulance’ With Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Star

Michael Bay To Direct Action-Thriller ‘Ambulance’ With Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Star
Exclusive: After weighing several options, Michael Bay has set his next movie, coming on to direct the action thriller Ambulance with Jake Gyllenhaal in negotiations to star. Bay is fast-tracking the project and is talking to other actors to join Gyllenhaal with plans to shoot top of January. No distribution deal has closed yet, but sources say Universal Pictures is finalizing a deal to land distribution rights.

Chris Fedak penned the original script, which is based on the original Danish Film Ambulancen produced by Nordisk Film Productions. James Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer and Will Sherak are producing. The logline is being kept under wraps, but insiders say the film is the vein of the great action thrillers of the ’90s like Speed and Bay’s Bad Boys. The script has been highly coveted for years but never able to lock down a director before Bay got his hands on it and instantly fell in love.
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Peter Bart: Will Celebrity Power Translate To Political Power? 2020 Election Might Yield The Answer

Peter Bart: Will Celebrity Power Translate To Political Power? 2020 Election Might Yield The Answer
Ronald Reagan once famously asked, “How could anyone be president of the United States without having first been an actor?” His question was not entirely rhetorical. Reagan understood the importance of celebrity cool and celebrity power, and if he were around at this moment, he’d predict a massive detonation in the coming presidential election – one that likely will be history’s most contentious, as befits the era of Donald Trump.

Louis B. Mayer, MGM’s studio oligarch, also coveted celebrity power but would have been appalled by Trump’s approach to it. Mayer’s aim was to mobilize the icons of pop culture, not alienate them. He wanted all his stars to vote Republican, and even opened a unit to train conservative zealots. James Stewart and Jeannette MacDonald were among his recruits along with every president of SAG, including Robert Montgomery and, later, Reagan.

As today’s stars venture further into the political arena,
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Wgn America Names Primetime Anchor Lineup for ‘News Nation’

Wgn America Names Primetime Anchor Lineup for ‘News Nation’
Nexstar Media Group announced Tuesday its anchor and correspondent lineup for Wgn America’s forthcoming primetime broadcast, “News Nation.”

The company revealed the three-hour nightly program, premiering Sept. 1, will be anchored by Joe Donlon and Marni Hughes. The breaking news anchor will be Rob Nelson and the meteorologist will be Albert Ramon. On the weekends, “News Nation” will be anchored by Rudabeh Shahbazi and Nichole Berlie along with Aaron Nolan on breaking news and Gerard Jebaily as meteorologist.

Together, according to a release, they’ll deliver “fact-based, unbiased news coverage” with the help of Nexstar’s 5,400 journalists in 110 national newsrooms. The program will air in traditional primetime hours, from 8 p.m. Et to 11 p.m. Et and content will be available around the clock on a yet-unreleased mobile app called NewsNationNow.

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According to Nexstar, cable
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Wgn America Announces Team Of Anchors, Correspondents For News Nation

Wgn America Announces Team Of Anchors, Correspondents For News Nation
News Nation, the three-hour prime-time block of live news debuting September 1 on Wgn America, has set its on-air talent lineup.

Anchoring weeknight broadcasts from 8Pm to 11Pm will be Joe Donlon and Marni Hughes, accompanied by breaking news anchor Rob Nelson and chief meteorologist Albert Ramon. All bring considerable experience in various local markets — Donlon at Wgn in Chicago, Hughes at Kcpq in Seattle, Nelson at New York’s Wabc and Ramon at Kvue in Austin.

The weekend team will be led by anchors Rudabeh Shahbazi and Nichole Berlie, breaking news anchor Aaron Nolan and meteorologist Gerard Jebaily. Correspondents in four major cities were also named: Tom Negovan in New York; Nancy Loo in La; Markie Martin in Dallas and Brian Entin in Miami. Negovan and Loo are both Wgn vets. Martin was at Koco in Oklahoma City and Entin joins from Wsvn in Miami.

Nexstar Media Group, which took
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