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NBC hit series This Is Us renewed for two more seasons and a Lisa Frank movie is in the works. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Sony Pictures revealed today their upcoming Spider-Man animated film, written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will feature Miles Morales as the lead character. Kristine Belson, president of Sony Animation, confirmed the news.
Fans have been waiting on tenterhooks and it’s official: the NBC sitcom Will & Grace is coming back. The network has given the series, which aired its last episode of its eight-season run in 2006, a 10-episode order.
Scandal writer Paul Davies has been given a pilot order from ABC for his untitled legal drama. The project is in development with Shondaland and head Shonda Rhimes, who created Scandal, is executive producing the pilot alongside Betsy Beers.
As predicted, Hidden Figures came out ahead at the box office over the holiday weekend but the rest of the results were more unexpected, such as the horror film The Bye Bye Man making it into the top five and both Sing and La La Land topping Rogue One.
The Southern food critic, television host, and award-winning author Morgan Murphy has signed with Daniel Pancotto and Jon Kanak of Magnet Management in all areas of representation.
A brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.
The highly publicized spec Keeper of the Diary from Evan Kilgore and Samuel Franco has sold to Fox Searchlight for a six figure amount. Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris will produce under their Weimaraner Republic Pictures shingle.
The remarkable true story of two strangers from two very different worlds who fight to get Anne Frank’s diary published. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, and Barbara Zimmerman, a young editor at Doubleday Press and fiercely independent woman, determined to make her mark on the world and change it for the better.
Headed to Sundance? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!
Updated 01.16.17. Headed to Sundance? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!
Updated 01.17.17. Headed to Sundance? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. DreamWorks Animation taps its new president and Chelsea Barnard steps up as President of Film for Annapurna.
Despite how crowded theaters are going to be this holiday weekend, only one of the new or expanding movies is expected to make it into the top five of the box office. And the number one film will be a three-way battle between reigning champ Hidden Figures, former champ Rogue One, and newcomer Patriots Day.
This morning at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, FX gave updates on several of their original programs. As a channel that is largely getting more and more attention, critically and on the awards circuit, all eyes were on their various panels.
The pitch Unexplained Phenomenon from Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension’s Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan has been acquired by Amblin Entertainment in a preemptive deal.
At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour today, Empire creator Lee Daniels confirmed to press that conversations were happening at Fox about a spinoff for his hit series set in the world of the music industry.
Storyline under wraps. Title refers to the FBI classification for incidents that were investigated and defy logic.
For the first time, Joel and Ethan Coen will be directing and writing a television series — more specifically, the limited series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs for Annapurna Television.
Freeform has given a 12-episode series order to the upcoming drama The Bold Type. Sarah Watson, a writer for Parenthood, created the show, which is inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles.
Right after taking home a record number of Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land once more came out on top with an astonishing 11 nominations for the BAFTAs. The British Academy also gave recognition to films from their own country, namely the Cannes-winner I, Daniel Blake.
There was more than one surprise this weekend in the world of film — not just the Golden Globes, but the box office too. The true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — three black women who worked at NASA — as told in the film Hidden Figures came out on top this weekend, making an impressive $22.8 million as it expanded to nearly 2,500 theaters.
When a malicious cyber attack against U.S. Space Command forces the President-Elect and the outgoing President into the Situation Room hours before the Inauguration ceremony, the rival Presidents and their National Security teams work with and against each other to determine who is responsible for the attack and how to respond before it’s too late.