Netflix is continuing to expand its slate of original films with Happy Anniversary, to be written and directed by Jared Stern. Industry Entertainment and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment are producing the project.
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.
ABC has handed out its first drama pilot of the season to a yet-to-be-titled project starring Reba McEntire from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. This will mark a reunion between Cherry and the Disney-owned network.
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Universal Pictures has signed on for the comedy The Pact, starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena. The film is the directorial debut of Kay Cannon, who penned the Pitch Perfect series that’s become a hit franchise for Universal. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Netflix announced that it will launch an original stand-up special starring comedian Amy Schumer on March 7. The performance was originally recorded in November 2016 at the Bellco Theater in Denver. (Variety)
It has been officially announced that the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has chosen Los Angeles as its home over San Francisco. The filmmaker has chosen L.A.’s Exposition Park, over the competing plan to build the project on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. (/Film)