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Sellers spent three years at TWC, working on such films as John Wells’ August: Osage County and Ted Melfi’s St. Vincent, and he stepped down from his post in September 2014 when his contract expired.
Josh McLaughlin is set to replace Jim Burke as President of Production at Focus Features, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. Rather than hire an executive from outside the company, Focus decided to promote from within.
Since January 2010, McCormick has operated Langley Park Productions, which produced Gangster Squad, The Lucky One and the Arthur remake. McCormick is also a producer on the Amazon Studios thriller Lost Girls starring Sarah Paulson.
Negotiations were extended about an hour past the early Tuesday morning deadline when word came down that the two sides had reached an agreement. Though details remain sparse, the problems surrounding the WGA’s ailing health plan appear to have been solved.
One reason that Netflix is eager to bring back 13 Reasons Why is that the show dominated social media, garnering more than 11 million tweets since its launch on Mar. 30. That made it the most tweeted-about show of the year, besting The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead.
Jonathan Demme died early Wednesday morning at the age of 73 and left behind an incredible legacy — not just with this films, but with his creativity, empathy, and social impact.
Described as The Purge meets The Bourne Identity, the story follows four criminal soldiers whose killing skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments. When they escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror, only a former Army medic, his tough high school sweetheart and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers.
His company, Benderspink, was a behemoth in the lucrative spec market, but Spink didn’t just have an eye for broad commercial fare. He also had good taste in edgy material as evidenced by A History of Violence, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
Writer Cynthia Furey has signed with The Gotham Group managers Peter McHugh and Tony Gil. Furey’s pilot Boy Up earned a Top 25 spot in the 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.
Launch Pad Alum Alexis Perkins has signed with Stagecoach Entertainment managers Evan Lewis and Steve Smith. Perkins’s script, Derby City, was a standout from the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition and finished in the Top 3.
Writer Jimmy Mosqueda has signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Entertainment. Mosqueda’s pilot, Valedictorian, placed in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.
With multiple studios bidding on the sci-fi manuscript that’s being compared to Looper and Ready Player One, it’s Lionsgate who comes out on top to win newcomer Tal M. Klein’s first book.
Launch Pad alum Irina Ivanova has signed with Brooklyn Weaver at his own Energy Entertainment. Ivanova joins the ranks of over 200 writers who have secured representation from the competition since 2013.
In his new memoir, MacDonald recalled being humiliated on the set of the 1998 comedy after the legendary comic made some jokes at his expense.
Rickles voiced Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, though he also played a wise-cracking theater manager in Norm MacDonald’s Dirty Work, and played against type as Robert De Niro’s trusted pit boss in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 masterpiece Casino.
Just one day after announcing our 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition winners, Steve Isles joins the more than 200 writers who have landed reps from the competition as he signs with Mike Esola at UTA.