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Lena Waithe Wants ‘Boomerang’ Adaptation ‘to Change the Face of Bet’

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Lena Waithe Wants ‘Boomerang’ Adaptation ‘to Change the Face of Bet’
Lena Waithe has very high hopes for her television series adaptation of the 1992 comedy “Boomerang” for Bet.

“I literally want this show to change the face of Bet,” Waithe said at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon, adding that she expects the show to be “phenomenal.”

“I’m not even saying that out of shade,” she said.

Waithe is teaming up to produce the 10-episode series with Halle Berry, who starred in the movie alongside Eddie Murphy and Robin Givens. The series will follow the children of the film’s main characters.

“It was me calling Halle and going like, ‘Look, I think I’m going to do this. If you had a good experience and you want to do it with me, let’s go,’” Waithe said. “She said, ‘I had a great experience and I’d love to work with you.’”

The series is set to premiere in
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Praise the Panther God - Ryan Coogler Is Reportedly Returning to Direct Black Panther 2

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Praise the Panther God - Ryan Coogler Is Reportedly Returning to Direct Black Panther 2
Ryan Coogler is heading back to Wakanda.

According to Variety, sources reveal that Coogler is on board to write and direct the Black Panther sequel. The filmmaker helmed the first Black Panther, which went on to become an international hit and break numerous box office records - including becoming the highest-grossing film by a black director. The film also had an enormous cultural impact on Marvel fans, especially people of color.

Chadwick Boseman - who plays the feline-suited superhero in the movie - is expected to return for the sequel, as well as the rest of the star-studded cast. There's no word yet on what the movie will focus on or a release date, but stay tuned as more information is uncovered!
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Lead 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominees

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Lead 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominees
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, recognizing music in film, TV, video games, commercials, and trailers, today announced nominees for its 2018 edition. Among the nominates films are Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Quincy,” and more.

The ceremony will feature presentations, performances, and a special achievement award. Past honorees include Diane Warren, Smokey Robinson, and Glen Campbell.

Hmma nominations are selected by an advisory board and selection committee which includes journalists, music executives, music-media industry professionals comprised of select members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, Naras, and performing rights organizations.

The awards will be held at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, Nov. 14. A portion of proceeds benefit Education Through Music – Los Angeles.

A list of the visual media nominees are below:

Original Score – Feature Film

Alexandre Desplat – “The Sisters Brothers” (Annapurna)

Carter Burwell – “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
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Everyone needs to calm down about "A Star is Born" winning all the Oscars

You guys. Everywhere I look there are articles or tweets positing that A Star is Born is going to sweep the Oscars, or win 3/4th of the acting categories or whatnot.  This is unlikely. It's only because it's the biggest contender currently playing that people are losing their minds. Well, that and because the movie is a terrific piece of big studio entertainment aimed at adults that's also a hit at the box office. You know, the exact kind of movie that people pretend doesn't exist (it does almost annually) and also pretend that Oscar doesn't like (they do almost annually) whenever they write those dumb articles proclaiming "the Oscars are irrelevant!" 

A Star is Born is just about at $100 million domestic at this writing but people are acting as if its earned one billion; I definitely wasn't expecting to hear it compared to Titanic today. So, let's all relax
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Netflix Smashes Q3 Earnings and Subscriber Projections, Stock Soars 14 Percent

Netflix surged past Wall Street subscriber projections when it posted its third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, sending its stock back towards $400 per share in the process.

The streaming giant posted $3.99 billion in revenue, matching analyst projections, while its earnings of 89 cents per share trumped analyst expectations of 68 cents per share. Revenue increased 34 percent year over year.

Most importantly for investors, the company added 6.96 million more subscribers during Q3, easily passing Netflix’s forecast of 5 million new customers. As Netflix edges toward a saturation point at home, with nearly 60 million domestic subscribers, it’s increasingly focused on pulling in international customers. That bet paid off during the third quarter, with Netflix adding 5.87 million new customers outside the U.S.

Also Read: Adam Sandler Promises New Jokes and New Songs in Netflix Special (Video)

The company pointed to “greater-than-expected acquisition globally, with strong growth broadly across all our markets including Asia,” as a
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Viacom Accuses Netflix of Poaching TV Executive in Lawsuit

Netflix is being sued by Viacom over its hiring practices after the streaming giant hired an employee that was still under contract with the company.

Last week, Netflix hired 10-year Viacom vet Momita SenGupta as VP of physical production for its original series. Now, Viacom has said that Netflix “sought her out and knowingly and deliberately induced her to breach her employment contract,” in a suit filed on Oct. 5 in L.A. Superior Court.

SenGupta’s contract wasn’t set to expire until April 2020.

Also Read: Netflix Q3 Earnings Preview: Can 'Ozark,' 'Black Panther' Drive International Growth?

“Netflix has signaled that it has no intention of complying with the law, and that its illegal attempts to induce Viacom employees to break their contracts without consequence will not be limited to SenGupta,” Viacom attorney Anthony J. Oncidi, wrote in the suit. “Netflix’s tortious interference with an enforceable
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Oscars 2019: Current Predictions for Best Picture, Actor, Actress & more

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Now that major festivals like Venice and Tiff have closed, and a lot of this year’s Oscar hopefuls have been screened, it’s now time to start predicting who has the chops to make it to the big leagues. There were already several great movies to come out earlier this year that have found themselves on the Oscar radar, including Black Panther and Eighth Grade, and Tiff added a bevy…
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Aquaman: 12 Theories Confirmed To Be True (And 8 We Hope Aren’t)

After everything the DC Extended Universe has been through in the last few years, it’s fair to say that great expectations for Aquaman were not exactly coming up to the surface. With the release of the latest trailer, a tsunami of enthusiasm has bubbled up. Not only do the undersea effects look absolutely awesome, but getting to see old Arthur Curry in action, facing off against classic villains while allying himself with familiar faces, has turned fan hopes from a minnow to a whale.

It’s a refreshing splash after being offered sub-par fare like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League. On the other hand, Wonder Woman definitely upped the game for DC’s efforts, so maybe we shouldn’t be that surprised. The tide of details has been trickling out into the media, and there are a whole lot of awesome reveals that have breached above water.
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New Report Confirms WB Won’t Make Anymore Superman Movies With Henry Cavill

The announcement that Henry Cavill would be stepping away from the role of Superman was met – as expected – with a wave of emotional reactions from fans, not to mention plenty of speculation on who could or even should replace the actor in the DC saga. Nonetheless, with no official confirmation on the news yet, many pointed out that we were being a tad bit premature in our responses.

And though Warner Bros. has remained unusually quiet on the matter, it seems that they are indeed done with Cavill as far as his Superman commitments go. You see, earlier today, Variety published a report about production on The Flash being delayed – for a change – with the solo movie for Barry Allen having its start date pushed back to late 2019. While that’s not particularly surprising, or even interesting at this stage, buried in the article was something far more juicy.

Along
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Deadline’s The Contenders London Photo Studio 2018 – John Krasinski, Nicole Kidman, Letitia Wright, Rosamund Pike & More

Deadline’s The Contenders London Photo Studio 2018 – John Krasinski, Nicole Kidman, Letitia Wright, Rosamund Pike & More
Deadline’s annual The Contenders London event kicked off this past Saturday, with an all-day lineup of panels featuring top talent, producers and directors from 23 awards-season films and 14 studios. They discussed their movies onstage at the Ham Yard Hotel in front of a full house of BAFTA, guild and Oscar Academy voters.

Click the gallery above to see some beautiful portraits from photographer David Vintiner featuring panelists like A Quiet Place‘s John Krasinski; Green Book‘s Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali; The Favourite‘s Yorgos Lanthimos and Olivia Colman; Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright; Won’t You Be My Neighbor‘s Morgan Neville; Colette‘s Wash Westmoreland; The Ballad of Buster ScruggsTim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan and Bill Heck; Roma‘s Alfonso Cuarón; White Boy Rick‘s Bel Powley; The Front Runner‘s Jason Reitman; Destroyer‘s Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama; A Private War‘s Rosamund Pike
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‘Tom and Jerry,’ ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movies Land Top Talent at Warner Animation Group (Exclusive)

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‘Tom and Jerry,’ ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movies Land Top Talent at Warner Animation Group (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. has big ambitions for its animation division, and the studio has zeroed in on the talent to help steer the ship on two popular properties.

Sources tell Variety that Warners and Warner Animation Group are in negotiations with “Shaft” helmer Tim Story to direct the new “Tom and Jerry” hybrid live-action pic. The studio has also brought on Chris Columbus as creative producer on the new “Scooby-Doo” animated movie.

Warners has been strengthening its animation slate going back to production on the “The Lego Movie,” which coincided with the formation of Warner Animation Group (Wag). Allison Abbate was tapped to oversee the division and executives including Jesse Ehrman and president of production Courtenay Valenti have made a big push to get classic titles like the Hanna-Barbera properties off the ground.

The studio understands how much of its history is rooted in these iconic characters, and wants to give
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‘A Star is Born’ to top the charts: It’s the biggest movie soundtrack in 3 years

‘A Star is Born’ to top the charts: It’s the biggest movie soundtrack in 3 years
A Star is Born” has been bested by the comic book adaptation “Venom” for two weekends at the box office, but Tom Hardy is no match for the movie musical on the Billboard charts. The “Star” soundtrack, which was released on October 5 along with the movie, has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart. And it’s the biggest week for a soundtrack in more than three years.

The album featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper led the way with 231,000 equivalent album units, which are calculated by combining traditional album sales with individual track sales and online streams. Despite the recent success on the charts for soundtracks like “The Greatest Showman” and “Black Panther,” this is the biggest week for a soundtrack since “Fifty Shades of Grey” topped the Billboard 200 in February 2015 with 258,000 album units.

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This is Cooper’s first number-one album,
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Gerard Butler Cancels Saudi Arabia Trip After Khashoggi’s Disappearance: “The Timing Couldn’t Have Been Worse”

Gerard Butler Cancels Saudi Arabia Trip After Khashoggi’s Disappearance: “The Timing Couldn’t Have Been Worse”
Actor Gerard Butler canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia for a screening of his film Hunter Killer after the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

During an interview with CNN, Butler said “The timing couldn’t have been worse.” He added, “We heard about Khashoggi going missing the day before we were supposed to leave, two days before, but the next day was when we had to go and it just didn’t feel like a smart move. It felt very insensitive and it’s something that we shouldn’t really be getting involved with, so we thought we’re going to stay away from that.”

Butler was set to screen Hunter Killer in the country’s capital of Riyadh. The screening comes after Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on movies in April when they screened Black Panther. The actor said that he “really wanted to go there
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How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down

How Much Oscar Potential Does A Star Is Born Actually Have? Let's Break It Down
It's a Hollywood tale as old as time: a film generates strong buzz on the festival circuit for months, only to falter when it actually comes time for Oscar nominations. Despite receiving standing ovations at festivals like Tiff (2016's The Birth of a Nation) or earning praise for dramatic performances (2017's Stronger), some films just can't leap all the necessary hurdles required to make it into the race for an Oscar. Will the same happen to A Star Is Born?

Bradley Cooper's long-gestating project premiered on Oct. 4 to rave reviews for both his and costar Lady Gaga's performances, as well as the film's undeniably strong soundtrack. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter recently shared that at the official Academy screening of the movie for La-based members, so many people showed up that some had to be turned away at the door. The Academy members who did see it reportedly
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The Black Widow Movie Is Officially a Go! Here's What We Know About It So Far

It's official: Black Widow is getting her own stand-alone Marvel film! This is game-changing news, because a majority of the heroes in the core Avengers group - specifically Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America - have multiple stand-alone films. The announcement came all the way back in January, after a couple of additional inclusive projects from the comics juggernaut: the female-led Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, hits theaters in 2019, and the groundbreaking Black Panther, which shattered multiple records after its Feb. 16 debut.

Scarlett Johansson, who has appeared in six movies as the heroine, is also getting a pretty hefty - and well-deserved - paycheck for her appearance in the movie. Just like Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth made for playing Captain America and Thor, respectively, in Avengers: Infinity War, Johansson will take home $15 million according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's exactly the kind of exciting news we need to cheer
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Mondo Celebrates McU 10th Anniversary with Awesome New Marvel Posters

Mondo is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a major way. The gallery, which is located in Austin, Texas, has eleven brand-new epic McU posters on display and up for sale. The celebration is called Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years and will run for one week, ending on October 20th. So, if you're in the area and a Marvel fan, you should definitely check this event out.

Mondo's Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years was first announced back in September and previewed some of the posters that were going to be up at the event, starting with Cesar Moreno's print for the first Iron Man film. The awesome poster features Tony Stark constructing the very first suit with the iconic red and yellow coloring that the hero is known for. However, now all of the posters that are up at the event have been released online,
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Michelle Yeoh’s Initial Concerns About ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ – The Contenders London

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Michelle Yeoh’s Initial Concerns About ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ – The Contenders London
Michelle Yeoh was a big fan of Kevin Kwan’s novel for Crazy Rich Asians, but when she received Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim’s script, “I was very upset” the actress told the crowd at Deadline’s The Contenders London today.

“Eleanor (Young) was written as nasty, mean, mean, not nice at all. I don’t think that Eleanor comes from that motivation,” Yeoh said.

In the movie, Eleanor makes waves for her son Nick Young (Henry Golding) and Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), both who are intent to get engaged. Eleanor looks down on Rachel given her American roots. Meanwhile, Rachel believes that Eleanor isn’t impressed with her because she’s from a lower class.

“I don’t think that Eleanor comes from motivation. She comes from the love of her son and what it takes to be the wife and the strength that’s necessary when you put
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‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright On Disney’s Juggernaut: “There Was A Need For It” – The Contenders London

‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright On Disney’s Juggernaut: “There Was A Need For It” – The Contenders London
It was an emotional start to the day for 24-year-old British actress Letitia Wright, who plays Wakandan princess Shuri in Disney’s Afro-futurist superhero hit Black Panther. Catching sight of herself in a brief clip from the film, Wright laughingly wiped a tear from her eye, adding, “I can’t believe I’m crying at 11 o’clock in the morning…” The film may have made more than $1.3bn worldwide at the box office, but for Wright its success is much more personal.

“Literally, since I was a little girl and I decided I wanted to do acting, I always had this thing within me,” she told Deadline’s Andreas Wiseman. “I don’t know what it was, but it was this deep voice that was just like, ‘I want to do work that means something. I want to do work that will be impactful. I want to do work that
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Deadline’s The Contenders London Underway

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Deadline’s annual The Contenders London event has just kicked off, with an all-day lineup of panels featuring top talent, producers and directors from 23 awards-season films and 14 studios. They will be discussing their movies onstage at the Ham Yard Hotel in front of a full house of BAFTA, guild and Oscar Academy voters.

Kicking off the event is Paramount and concludes with Amazon Studios, with panelists including The Quiet Place‘s John Krasinski; Green Book‘s Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali; The Favourite‘s Yorgos Lanthimos and Olivia Colman; Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright; Won’t You Be My Neighbor‘s Morgan Neville; Colette‘s Wash Westmoreland; The Ballad of Buster ScruggsTim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan and Bill Heck; Roma‘s Alfonso Cuarón; White Boy Rick‘s Bel Powley; The Front Runner‘s Jason Reitman; Destroyer‘s Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama; A Private War‘s Rosamund Pike and
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Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Wows Exhibitors With First Screening At Nato Conference

Exclusive: They were told not to say anything, and actually had to sign non-disclosure agreements, but that hasn’t stopped a number of the nation’s exhibitors from giving their opinions on Disney’s big Christmas release — and perhaps Oscar hopeful — Mary Poppins Returns. The film had its first official reveal Wednesday at AMC Century City Theatre as many exhibs were in town for the sixth annual Nato fall summit that ended Thursday.

“Director Rob Marshall has created a masterpiece in updating one of the most beloved stories of all time,” said one very high up executive of a large theatre chain. “It is an uplifting story and visually lush film, with happy songs, joyous choreography and some just dazzling animated scenes. In Mary Poppins Returns, once again Disney has made a family movie for the ages.”

Another exec raved: “It is [in all caps] My Favorite Movie Of The Year. I grew
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