When the Academy Awards struggled under the #OscarsSoWhite tragedy, Emmy voters appeared more than thrilled to show off diverse casts and complex storytelling that took over a strong portion of television in the last year. But did the nominations reflect that enough?
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It is our pleasure to announce that Rowan Wheeler has recently signed with Greg Weiss of One Entertainment. Wheeler, whose pilot Socio-Pam placed in the Top 50 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, was nominated for an Emmy Thursday for her work on the reality series Born This Way.
Last night, Jimmy Fallon got the opportunity to interview JoJo Fletcher (who looked curiously like actress Kristen Wiig), the current Bachelorette, on The Tonight Show and it went about as well as can be expected.
Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters reboot arrives in theaters this weekend, and people across the board are waiting on tenterhooks to see where its box office numbers will fall. Plenty of reviews are in for the film, and they’re trending mostly positive. The film has been receiving good word of mouth, which should help it perform slightly above expected.
Described as “spellbinding” by the NY Journal of Books, Impossible Odds recounts the horrifying kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her colleague by a band of Somali pirates, as well as their rescue by Navy SEAL Team Six. Originally published in 2013, and written by Buchanan along with her husband Erik Landemalm and Anthony Flacco, the book is heating up the film rights market.
Misty Copeland has joined Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, based on the 1816 E.T.A. Hoffmann story about a young girl who’s whisked away to a fantasy world at midnight on Christmas Eve, full of nutcracker princes and an army of mice.
Logo TV has greenlit a brand new gay reality TV dating show, titled Finding Prince Charming, and it’s been a long time coming. With this news, we explore the history of reality dating television series.
Legendary Pictures is nearing a deal with Nintendo to make a live-action film based on the popular pocket monster franchise, after months of being involved in a bidding war for the film rights to Pokémon.
Fox has committed to a pilot about Marvel’s popular mutant heroes and villains: the X-Men. From writer Matt Nix, the untitled series will follow a family who discovers their son is a mutant and must go on the run, eventually joining up with a underground team of other mutants.
Director Quentin Tarantino gave a great interview when he was he was honored at the Jerusalem Cinematheque last week, talking about his final films, his relationship with his actors, and more.
U.K. based production company Working Title has optioned Tamara Mellon’s autobiography IN MY SHOES. The book recounts Mellon’s troubled childhood, her time working at Vogue, and her relationship with the Malaysian cobbler Jimmy Choo, as she took his work and turned it into one of the most famous shoe brands of all time.
The Disney Parks Blog revealed a brand new look at Disneyland’s upcoming Star Wars Land and it’s bound to get fans excited.
The Lobster star Rachel Weisz has joined the upcoming English biopic, The Last Romantics, as the lead character, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Get ready to see more John Barrowman this fall – he’s been upped to series regular on Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Jay Riedl is the latest Launch Pad Alum from our 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition to find representation. After her pilot Snark landed in the Top 50 of our competition, she signed with Echo Lake Entertainment.
Finding Dory will find itself dethroned this weekend by another animated film about talking animals: Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets. And where will Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates land after its first weekend?
Following the announcement of his TB Recommended pilot Radicalized earlier this week, we’re thrilled to announce that Albuliwi has signed with ESA agents Varun Monga, Antoni Kaczmarek and Martin To, and become the 17th recommended writer signed, and joined over 150 others who have been signed since the Launch Pad program began 3 years ago.