Six Sundance Movies That Surprisingly Haven’t Sold Yet

SundanceNonAcquisitionMany films that premiered at Sundance have already been picked up for distribution yet a half dozen films that impressed us haven’t even gotten a bite yet.

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Now and Then: Before They Were Oscar Nominees (Video)

NowThenCollageMany of this year’s acting nominees have had long and full careers before this year’s nominations. Not all their early choices were particularly sound, but some of this year’s nominees have been paying their dues for decades.

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So How Much Will Marvel’s “Black Panther” Make When All’s Said and Done?

BlackPantherBoxOfficerecordWe crunch the numbers on the amazing box office showing by Marvel Studios’ latest superhero movie to see if it can become one of the biggest domestic releases ever.

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“Bond 25”: Why Danny Boyle Is Right for the Franchise, But All Wrong to Direct Daniel Craig’s Last Outing as 007

Danny Boyle Bond Director“It makes sense for Boyle to take the reins of James Bond down the line, as his skill set would be perfect for that eventual transition. But stepping in to bring this particular Bond’s run to a close? Sorry, but that really doesn’t,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Filmmaker Duncan Jones Breaks His Silence on “Mute” (Interview)

DuncanJonesMute1The new sci-fi noir film by the director of Moon is set in the same world as his groundbreaking debut. It stars Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.

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“Batgirl” Movie: Six Female Directors Who Should Suit Up to Replace Joss Whedon

BatgirlExcerpt April Dawn gives Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment a half-dozen female directors who should realistically be given the chance to direct Batgirl, including Mudbound‘s Rachel Morrison, the first Oscar-nominated female cinematographer in history.

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Weekend Update: “Black Panther” on the Prowl for a Second Weekend Record

black pantherWith an estimated $28.9 million on Friday, Black Panther could gross more than $100 million over the weekend, while Game Night and Annihliation are underperforming.

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Matt Reeves to Produce “Life Sentence” for Netflix After Streamer Wins Bidding War for Short Story

Matt Reeves Life SentenceThe story follows a criminal who decides to enroll in a futuristic program that erases his memories rather than go to jail, forcing him to reconcile his past actions and relationships.

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“Charmed” Reboot Adds Sarah Jeffery as One of the Three Sisters

sarah jeffrey The actress joins the previously cast Melonie Diaz, with one last sister character still to be cast. Jeffery will play Madison, described as a bubbly college freshman who finds witchcraft at odds with her goal of getting in to a super fun sorority.

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Amazon Acquires #MeToo-Themed Novel “The Wife” by Alafair Burke

The Wife Alafair BurkeThe twist-filled story follows a woman named Angela who learns that her celebrity husband may be a sexual predator after his intern accuses him of sexual harassment. When a second alleged victim comes forward, Angela is forced to confront a deep-seated trauma from her past, and eventually, someone winds up murdered.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.23.18) Xosha Roquemore, Alyssa Diaz, Roselyn Sanchez Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptThe Mindy Project alum Xosha Roquemore has booked a season-long arc on the upcoming second season of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and more…

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Jobs of the Week (02.23.18)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PM A round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! ICM Partners, 20th Century Fox, Abrams Artists Agency, and more are looking for new hires!

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Internships of the Week (02.23.18)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Optimism Entertainment, New Reality Co., Platform One Media, and many more are all looking for interns!

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Tim Blake Nelson Fills Out “Angel Has Fallen” Cast

TimBlakeNelsonThe third installment of Gerard Butler’s action franchise puts his Secret Service agent Mike Banning on the run from his own agency after being framed for an assassination attempt on the President.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Batgirl” and More DC Drama, “Bond 25” Rumors, and Box Office King “Black Panther” (Video)

MTMP 2-23TheWrap’s ace scooper Umberto Gonzalez joins Jeff Sneider and Simon Thompson to discuss Disney’s Pinocchio, as well as Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons movie and its impact on the DCEU.

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LIFE SENTENCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The storyline is under wraps but is said to follow a criminal who, instead of serving a prison sentence, has his memories erased.

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ISA Spotlight: Winners Announced For the Park City 2018 Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Josh and HuelahJosh Sorokach’s TV pilot Clean Slate follows a woman who inspires a renowned socialite to leave his life of luxury and live outside of the spotlight, while Huelah Lander’s feature script The Science of Happiness follows a man who lives his entire life according to the predictions of a happiness app.

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THE WIFE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A woman who suffered extreme trauma in her teen years discovers that her celebrity husband may be a sexual preditor.

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FREEFALL (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A woman must struggle for survival and get to her mother after her plane crashes in the mountains of Colorado.

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Gemma Arterton Playing Marilyn Monroe in One-Off Comedy About the Making of “Some Like It Hot”

ArtertonExcerptProduced by LittleRock Pictures, the 30-minute It’s Me, Sugar follows the troubles faced by directed Billy Wilder (played by James Purefoy) in getting the hard-drinking Monroe to say her lines.

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Full-Service Management Company Searching for Executive Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Full service management and entertainment company seeks Executive Assistant to support partner in talent department. Must have at least one-year experience working for talent agency and/or management company.

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Two Producers on the Hunt for Shared Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Executive Producer with major studio overall seeks a great multi-tasker and self-starter to assist two producers. A passion for TV development and agency experience is a plus. Must be able to start on or before 3/9.

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Wayfarer Entertainment Desires Head of Sales

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Wayfarer Entertainment is seeking a creative, experienced, hands-on Head of Sales to help expand a oversee sales of Linear, Digital and Commercial content to social platforms, digital outlets, networks and brands.

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Comedy Central in Need of Social Audience Development Manager (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 The Senior Manager, Audience Development will produce and support digital advertising campaigns to help grow Comedy Central’s digital and social audiences and drive video views of long-form content.

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MSNBC Studios Seeks Segment Producer (D.C.)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Join the Hardball team as a segment producer and contribute daily by writing exceptional, compelling segments regarding political insight and newsworthy events of the day.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” Picked up at Netflix

TeacherExcerpt The movie is a remake of the acclaimed Israeli film of the same name which was written and directed by Nadav Lapid.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.22.18) ABC Fills Out Their Casts in Multiple Pilots & More…

ABCExcerptHamilton alum Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast in the one-night event of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert and more….

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Sense8’s Brian J. Smith to Star in “L.A. Confidential” Pilot for CBS

BrianExcerptSmith is set to play Detective Ed Exley, the lead role played by Guy Pearce in 1997 that earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

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Kristin Chenoweth Replaces John Lithgow in NBC’s “Trial and Error” Season 2

kristin chenoweth “I’m excited to slip into a role that feels very right for me at this time,” Chenoweth said. “Plus, I’m surrounded by genius comedic actors and brilliant writing. I admire John Lithgow so much and want to make him proud by continuing what he began.”

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“Scandal” Star Bellamy Young to Headline ABC Pilot “False Profits”

bellamy young The actress will play the role of Laura, a single mom with two kids who tries to make the best of a bad situation. Tired of being ten steps behind, Laura signs up for a multi-level marketing scheme for selling cosmetics.

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