Category Archives: 4 – INDUSTRY NEWS
Which Best Picture nominee does our Twitter-happy President call “sad?” How about all of them!
Presidents’ Day weekend brought both expected results and surprises to the four-day box office weekend. The LEGO Batman Movie, as predicted, came out on top with ease, but it was The Great Wall‘s topping of all the new movies that surprised the most. Plus, La La Land could be the most financially successful Best Picture winner worldwide since 2010’s The King’s Speech if it wins this weekend.
Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled the first look at the cast for the upcoming Han Solo spinoff project, with the film following a young Han, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca on their smuggling and scoundrel-filled adventures.
Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman is returning to the world of espionage with a series based on the life of one of the spies that inspired the character James Bond. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Warner Bros. dropped a new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer today that brings great tunes but loses much of Guy Ritchie’s style from the one released last summer.
The Writers Guild of America’s contract is ending soon and another strike is a distinct possibility. The writers have clear demands and are not afraid to shut down if an agreement they like cannot be reached.
Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct a Hirsohima drama and a big mystery in The Last Jedi is revealed. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Following a 12-year run at the studio, the veteran executive is negotiating for a first-look deal at Paramount and to stay on certain projects as a producer.
There are certainly more than a few movies that do bad box office because of marketing failures, but what dictates a successful marketing campaign? Neil Turitz examines examples of good and bad movie marketing choices to determine why some are more successful than others.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Universal has made multiple promotions and ITV America has a new President from Leftfield Entertainment.
Sam Raimi is in talks to direct a Bermuda Triangle thriller and Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez is the latest to join Steve McQueen’s Widows. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Another holiday weekend, another box office report, another time for the families — and anyone else who enjoys animated films and the Caped Crusader, really — to dominate. Despite the opening of three new films in wide release, it will, inevitably, be the Warner Bros. Animation film The LEGO Batman Movie that will come out on top for the second weekend in a row.
The comedian makes his directorial debut with the dramedy, which co-stars Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen.
Jason Mantzoukas looks like a major scene-stealer in Andrew Jay Cohen’s directorial debut, which New Line will release in June.
Star and producer of the YouTube series “My Drunk Kitchen,” Hannah Hart, has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate, further showcasing the increasing power and influence that YouTube stars have beyond the realm of free online videos.
Constance Wu boards John Chu’s adaptation of Crazy Rich Asian and Joe Carnahan set to write and direct a new take on Gareth Evans’ The Raid. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
After an investigation, the EEOC is preparing for either a settlement or a lawsuit against major studios discriminating against female directors. This is a good thing because if diversity is not achieved or strived for naturally, then it must be demanded without hesitation.
Credit lies with Taika Waititi, a director with a unique comic sensibility and an outside-the-box choice to direct a big-budget comic book movie if there ever was one.
In the final part of Neil Turitz’s analysis of Hollywood writing competition, he speaks to several people who have seen success from the competitions, as well as a judge for numerous competition, to give new perspectives on the experience and outcomes.
Vince Vaughn joins Dwayne Johnson in the real-life wrestling comedy/drama Fighting With My Family and Lea Thompson and Alan Ruck join Stranger Things Shannon Purser in the comedy Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Edward James Olmos signs on to star in the Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC and Star Trek: Discovery recruits three Starfleet officerrs. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The LEGO Batman Movie came out on top this past weekend, as predicted, but numbers were off across the board, as the animated Caped Crusader brought in less than expected and everything else jumped higher. Still, final numbers ultimately made this the best weekend of the year so far.
The list showcases the best screenplays and TV pilots written by industry assistants, as voted on by other assistants. Is the next Aaron Sorkin already working for you? You won’t know until you check this list twice!
The BAFTA Awards — which are essentially the across-the-pond-Oscars — were handed out this weekend and, to no surprise, Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land cleaned up by picking up five trophies including Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Director.
Friday evening the official Marvel Studios Twitter account posted a three and a half minute video — of the first look at Avengers: Infinity War. Bet Marvel fans weren’t expecting this.
The NBA Celebrity Game announced its rosters and the pressure is now on, though it’s nothing an Avenger can’t handle.
Sony Pictures nabs Tom Hanks WWII drama Greyhound and Alexander Skarsgard and Jeffrey Wright join Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark.
Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
What do former studio heads do after they have been pushed out of their leadership roles? Neil Turitz analyzes the current state of studio execs careers and some potential moves to be made in the near future.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Vox Media has a new COO and Disney has made multiple promotions.
Kevin Smith confirms a Jay and Silent Bob reboot and Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage adds Joe Manganiello and Marley Shelton. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.