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ABC Shakeup: Channing Dungey Exits As Entertainment President, Karey Burke To Replace Her

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ABC Shakeup: Channing Dungey Exits As Entertainment President, Karey Burke To Replace Her
Channing Dungey is stepping down as President of ABC Entertainment after less than three years on the job. As usual, Disney has reached within its ranks for a replacement, naming Karey Burke, head of Freeform original programming development, as new ABC Entertainment president.

The move comes ahead of the completion of the 21st Century Fox acquisition by Disney and following the announcement of the Disney-ABC post-merger TV leadership, that includes Fox’s Dana Walden taking oversight of ABC, ABC Studios and Freeform as chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment.

Ever since that leadership structure was announced with Dungey in her previous position reporting to Walden, there had been speculation that Dungey may leave as she had been tipped to be on track for a bigger role after a solid track record as ABC Entertainment president. Her contract was coming up soon, and according to sources, she was offered
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Channing Dungey Out, Karey Burke in As ABC Entertainment Makes Big Switch

Channing Dungey Out, Karey Burke in As ABC Entertainment Makes Big Switch
As Dana Walden prepares to take over Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment, she’s found a new network lieutenant. Channing Dungey is out after nearly three years in the job; Karey Burke will serve as president of entertainment.

Burke was already inside Disney as head of original programming at Freeform; she takes over the ABC job immediately. Once Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox production assets is completed, Burke will report to Walden, the chairman of Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment.

The news isn’t a surprise, as Walden was expected to make changes to the Disney/ABC structure. It’s understood that Walden and Dungey aren’t close, and it wasn’t likely that they’d be working together. ABC said it was Dungey’s decision to step down from the role, and insiders noted that Dungey’s contract was coming up, and the exec was ready to try something new.
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‘Nobody’s Princess’ Musical Comedy In Works At the CW From ‘Life Sentence’ Creators, ‘First Date’ Duo & Fulwell 73

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Exclusive: As Crazy Ex Girlfriend is coming to an end, the CW is setting its sights on a new musical comedy series, which puts a contemporary spin on classic fairytale princesses. The network has put in development Nobody’s Princess, from Life Sentence creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, songwriters/screenwriters Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (First Date musical), Fulwell 73 (Late Late Show with James Corden) and CBS TV Studios where Fulwell 73 is under a deal.

Written and executive produced by Cardillo, Keith, Zachary and Weiner, Nobody’s Princess is a musical comedy that reimagines the stories of four classic fairy tale princesses for today’s generation. Instead of being set “once upon a time, in a land far away” where princesses were waiting around for true love to find them, the time is now, the setting is New York City, and the princesses are a group of friends in
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25 Weird Things Only True Fans Know About The Making Of Grimm

While it suffered a slow, wobbly start, with its delay due to the 2008 writer's strike and its disconnected, messy first few episodes, NBC's Grimm quickly picked up the pace and took off only like many great series with shaky pilots have done, earning it a devout fan following and a reputation as one of the best fantasy shows on television. Once we got past the initial exposition and a bit of confusion, Nick Burkhardt found his footing and impressed us by balancing his role as a Grimm and a cop who had to toe the line between the law and the monster.

A crime drama about favorite Brothers Grimm fairy tale characters, from Red Riding Hood to the Three Little Pigs, Grimm also employed mythology and monsters from cultures around the world, from Krampus to La Llorona. Producers were quick to note that Grimm wasn't meant to be a fairy tale-based show,
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Ginnifer Goodwin, Kathleen Turner Join 'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings' at Netflix

The second installment of the Netflix anthology series Dolly Parton's Heartstrings has cast its lead roles.

Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Kathleen Turner and Kyle Bornheimer (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will star in an episode based on Parton's song "These Old Bones." Each of the eight episodes will be based on a different one of the music legend's songs. 

The series' first episode, "Jolene," will star Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Dallas Roberts along with Parton, who will also introduce each episode.

Jim Strain (Jumanji) is writing "These Old Bones," and Joe ...
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25 Wild Things Emma Swan Did Before Once Upon A Time

Emma Swan is arguably the most important character in the Once Upon A Time universe. The whole show formed around the concept that on Emma's twenty-eighth birthday, her son Henry would find her and push her towards breaking the first Dark Curse. As the Savior and a child born of Snow White and Prince Charming's true love, she was the only one who could achieve such a monumental task.

What made Emma such a unique character -- and this premise largely so compelling -- was that despite her legendary parents and heroic destiny, Emma knew nothing of the fairy tale world where she was born. She'd grown up in the regular world -- the Land Without Magic, as it's called in the series. This made it quite the challenge for her to believe that fairy tale characters and their worlds were real, a belief she needed to achieve in order to break the Dark Curse.
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Once Upon A Time: 20 Things That Make No Sense About Hook

During the first season of Once Upon A Time, there was really only one male main character viewers were meant to root for – Josh Dallas’s affable David Nolan, also known as the beyond loyal Prince Charming. By the time the second season rolled around, however, the series decided to introduce Killian Jones, the pirate who would become Captain Hook.

Played by Colin O’Donoghue, Hook was perhaps one of the series’ campiest villains at first, which says something considering the rampant overacting by both Rumpelstiltskin’s and The Evil Queen’s portrayers. An utterly one note character for the entire second season, and even most of the third, Hook was rapidly given more and more importance in the narrative, no matter the fact that he never really fit in there.

For better or worse, Hook remained in a fixture in the series for the remainder of its run, even
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Tell Me a Story: Grade the Premiere of CBS All Access' Twisted Fairy Tale

CBS All Access celebrated Halloween by turning classic fairy tales into straight-up horror stories.

The streaming service on Wednesday debuted Tell Me a Story, a drama series from The Vampire Diaries Ep Kevin Williamson (and starring a few alumni from Williamson’s past projects, like Tvd vet Paul Wesley).

Though future episodes will drop on Thursdays, Tell Me a Story‘s series premiere was appropriately released on the spookiest day of the year, and it introduced a gaggle of characters who got caught up in Williamson’s take on beloved fairy tales. (Ever been curious about an R-rated version of Little Red Riding Hood?
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10 Fairy-Tale-Perfect Once Upon a Time Halloween Costume Ideas

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10 Fairy-Tale-Perfect Once Upon a Time Halloween Costume Ideas
As a show that centers on storybook characters in the modern-day world, it goes without saying that Once Upon a Time is overflowing with Halloween costume ideas. Since the show wrapped up its seventh and final season this year, it seems like the perfect time to dress up as the iconic characters. From the Charmings' Enchanted Forest gear to Emma as the Dark One, here is everything you need to make your costume magical.

Related: Pop Culture Halloween Costumes From A to Z
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Vietnam Film Business Comes of Age With Action-Thriller ‘Furie’

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Vietnam Film Business Comes of Age With Action-Thriller ‘Furie’
Veronica Ngo, who had a brief but memorable role as Paige Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is returning to her Vietnamese roots with the action-thriller “Furie.”

Ngo, who has credits dating back to 2005’s “Saigon Love Story,” produces, writes, and stars in “Furie.” Arclight Films is selling the movie at the American Film Market, and Well Go USA has bought U.S. rights.

“The appetite for more cross-cultural and strong female empowerment stories is accelerating at a rapid pace,” said Arclight chairman Gary Hamilton. “Now more than ever, it’s important for us at Arclight to bring hidden gems that would not ordinarily be accessible such as ‘Furie’ to audiences around the world. We are thrilled to partner with Well Go USA to showcase Vietnamese filmmaking at its finest. Well Go’s expertise in distributing content for the global audience makes them the perfect partner to put this Asian,
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‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Cinematographer Describes Tarantino’s Latest As “Humorous, Serious, Spooky”

Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson has been collaborating with writer-director Quentin Tarantino ever since “Kill Bill Vol. 1.” Now, it’s no surprise that Richardson is back with Tarantino, filming the upcoming epic “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” And in a new interview, the cinematographer discusses the latest film from Tarantino, and reveals just why film nerds are going to love ‘Once Upon a Time.’

Speaking to Collider, Richardson revealed that the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” shoot is still going on (it was day 89 at the time of the interview), and that he was loving working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Continue reading ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Cinematographer Describes Tarantino’s Latest As “Humorous, Serious, Spooky” at The Playlist.
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Paul Wesley's Half Naked in a Mature Version of Three Little Pigs for Tell Me a Story

Paul Wesley's Half Naked in a Mature Version of Three Little Pigs for Tell Me a Story
Paul Wesley's new gig in Tell Me a Story is proving one thing: He's Stefan Salvatore no more. The Vampire Diaries star is part of the ensemble cast of CBS All Access' spooky new series from Scream's Kevin Williamson. In the series, Williamson takes some of the world's most beloved fairy tales and flips them on their heads, reimagining them as twisted thrillers set in New York City. So, yeah, this also isn't Once Upon a Time either. The first season of the streaming series takes on Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs. Wesley is part of the Three Little Pigs story and E! News has an exclusive sneak peek. In the video above, Wesley is in his underwear (!), in his...
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The Diplomats to Release New Album for First Time in 14 Years

The Diplomats to Release New Album for First Time in 14 Years
The once-disbanded Diplomats — the Harlem hip-hop group of Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey — are returning with a new full-length, their first official album since 2004’s Diplomatic Immunity 2. The album, Diplomatic Ties, is set to be released on November 22nd, on Thanksgiving, and a release show is planned for November 23rd at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The Diplomats, often known as Dipset, were formed in the late Nineties in Harlem. Most of the group found solo success in their own careers and, after a tumultuous two-album
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10 Fairy-Tale-Perfect Once Upon a Time Halloween Costume Ideas

As a show that centers on storybook characters in the modern-day world, it goes without saying that Once Upon a Time is overflowing with Halloween costume ideas. Since the show wrapped up its seventh and final season this year, it seems like the perfect time to dress up as the iconic characters. From the Charmings' Enchanted Forest gear to Emma as the Dark One, here is everything you need to make your costume magical.

Related: Pop Culture Halloween Costumes From A to Z
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Sony Pictures Ups Michael Marshall To President Of Business Affairs Across All Labels

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Sony Pictures Entertainment boss Tom Rothman announced today that Michael Marshall will move from President of Business Affairs for Columbia Pictures to overseeing the film slate across all Sony labels as President, Business Affairs, of the Spe Motion Picture Group.

In the email sent to staffers, Rothman lauded Marshall achievements since joining Columbia Pictures almost 10 years ago. This includes negotiating deals for features such as Venom, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood as well as talent deals like Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media first-look pact.

Read the full memo below.

Variety was first to report this news.

Dear colleagues –

I’m very pleased to share that Mike Marshall, currently our President of Business Affairs for Columbia Pictures, is being promoted to President, Business Affairs, of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. In this role, Mike will assume expanded oversight across our film labels,
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Ty Burrell To Host Kids In The Spotlight

Celebrity ambassador Ty Burrell (Modern Family) will host The annual screening and awards show, “Movies by Kids” on behalf of Kids in the Spotlight on Saturday, November 3 at Fox Studios.

Founded in May 2009, Kids in the Spotlight trains youth in foster care programs and other underserved youth to create, write, cast and star in their own short films. This training culminates in an annual film festival competition, “Movies by Kids,” allowing kids to express themselves through the art of filmmaking and encouraging interest in careers in the film industry. “Movies by Kids” will feature eight (8) short films created by foster youth between the ages of 11 and 24. The screenplays written by the participating youth are registered with the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw), which issues each student a certificate for their registered script.

The organization thanks celebrity ambassadors, including Cady McClain, Alphonso McAuley (Love that Girl) and Robert Munic for
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Once Upon A Time: 20 Fan Castings Better Than What We Got

Casting the live action counterpart of any beloved literary or animated characters is always a contentious process. While big screen adaptations may get more press and excitement around them, small screen adaptations can usually get off much more easily.

Once Upon A Time's seven season run was relatively a quiet one, in terms of the attention it drew from the general public. But the flip side of that, therefore, is it never drew the level of star power that better big screen adaptations of everyone's favorite fairy tales and Disney princesses have in recent years.

As a member of ABC's Sunday night lineup - and, eventually, the wasteland of Friday night television - Once Upon A Time could pretty much cast whoever they liked for a role without having to worry about cultural sensitivities, acting talent, ability to adequately embody the character as fans already knew them, and more.
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Exclusive Interview: Rose McIver on hometown nostalgia in Brampton’s Own and iZombie’s final season

Rose McIver first graced American television sets in episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. More recently she’s been on Master of Sex, Once Upon a Time and the lead of iZombie. McIver got on the phone from the set of iZombie’s final season in Vancouver to talk about her new movie, Brampton’s Own, in theaters this weekend. Alex Russell stars as Dustin, a minor league baseball player who left his home town of Brampton behind. When Dustin comes back to Brampton, his ex-girlfriend Rachel (McIver) is engaged to someone else. The two reconnect and make each […]

The post Exclusive Interview: Rose McIver on hometown nostalgia in Brampton’s Own and iZombie’s final season appeared first on Monsters and Critics.
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20 Storylines Once Upon A Time Wants To Forget

For seven seasons, Once Upon A Time chronicled the lives of all of our favorite fairy tale characters, both in the real world and in the world of the Enchanted Forest that they're native to. The series had plenty of ups and downs, with characters who developed and progressed and characters who stubbornly regressed time and again no matter what opportunities they were given to grow.

Couples came together and fell apart at an honestly absurd rate, especially for a series that so readily promoted the concept of True Love as the greatest of all goods. Lies and deception were revealed to be second nature for characters who were the pinnacle of goodness, like Snow White and Cinderella and all of their princess friends.

Over time, the series began to add way too many plots and characters into the mix, making it both almost impossible to keep up with what was going on,
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Feature Filming in Los Angeles Ticks Up for Third Consecutive Quarter

Feature Filming in Los Angeles Ticks Up for Third Consecutive Quarter
Filming in Los Angeles remains strong.

On-location filming in the Greater Los Angeles Area was up 3 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new FilmL.A. report released Tuesday. A total of 9,734 shoot days were logged during the period.

Most notable is the fact that on-location feature production is up for a third consecutive quarter. Incentivized projects brought to Los Angeles by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program contributed 15.1 percent, or 197 of the 1,301 shoot days in the feature category. Those films include Once Upon a Time in ...
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