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Donald Trump has cast himself as the only person who can rescue us “from this hellscape created by you and me,” MSNBC’s Joy Reid told The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, describing Trump’s inaugural address hours earlier. Trump’s post-truth world, she said, has to change the way the press does its job, Reid said. “Journalists are accustomed to, when the president says something…you just report it. But now, something Donald Trump tweets is not a…
01.21 / 05:42
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“Like Lincoln huffing paint thinner, this stirring orator invoked an inspiring picture of the country he now leads,” Late Show host Stephen Colbert said hours after President Donald Trump delivered his Inaugural Address. Among Trump’s zippier turns of phrase: America's infrastructure has fall into disrepair and decay… Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities… Rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape… Our…
01.21 / 03:52
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Netflix has prevailed in the first round of its ongoing legal battle against 20th Century Fox over the “poaching” of two Fox executives and the validity of Fox's fixed-term contracts that prevent its employees from quitting their jobs and going to work for competitors. In a procedural ruling Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg issued a minute order (read it here) upholding a tentative ruling he'd issued earlier this week that denied Fox's motion…
01.21 / 03:15
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It's official - All Black legend Richie McCaw is off the market. He's married Gemma Flynn at a ceremony in Wanaka. Guests started arriving at the venue the Olive Grove as early as 1pm, and about an hour later two Mercedes Benz believed to be carrying the bridal party rolled up. There's been a high security presence at the wedding, which is believed to be because an exclusive magazine deal is in place. Security firm Platform4 Group said it was providing security for the…
01.21 / 02:48
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A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. With the town either obsessed and/or depressed by today’s Donald Trump inauguration, headed to Sundance and looking forward to Tuesday’s early AM first-ever all digital announcement of Oscar nminations, it has been something of a slow week awards-wise, a purgatory especially for those waiting to move on to Phase 2 of the race. With ballots in to the Academy since last Friday, rumors abound that…
01.21 / 02:02
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A Dog’s Purpose producer Gavin Polone said that he’s had a change of heart after seeing the full video of the dog on set, saying that the dog was not in danger and believes agendas are being carried out for different purposes — whomever sold the video cut together so it appears the dog was in danger “who probably sold it for money” and to fulfill’s PETA’s stated agenda of ensuring that no animal is ever used on a TV of movie set again. Asked by…
01.21 / 01:26
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“The role of the filmmaker, particularly in the documentary space, has never been more important,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said today as he kicked off the Deadline Studio at Sundance 2017 presented by Applegate. “To talk truth to power, and what I can do is give them a platform to do that,”the exec said about what he believes is the role of an artist. A frequent high-profile presence in Park City, Sarandos is in town for tonight’s premiere …
01.21 / 00:51
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EXCLUSIVE: He’ll be back! James Cameron, who regains certain rights to his prized creation The Terminator in 2019, is godfathering a new iteration of the film that might finally get it right in drawing a close in the battle between humans and Skynet. Sources said that Cameron, whose copyright reversion happens 35 years after the release of the 1984 classic, is in early talks with Deadpool director and VFX wiz Tim Miller to direct a reboot and conclusion of one of c…
01.21 / 00:50
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NBC has given a pilot green light to a single-camera comedy from Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang and creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan, actor-director Fred Savage and 20th TV. I’ve learned exclusively that Isabella Russo has been cast as the young lead in the show written by Kang based on her life, which explores what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with …
01.21 / 00:49
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Twin Peaks creator David Lynch has released a statement on the passing of Miguel Ferrer, who will be seen in the revival of the cult series. Ferrer died of cancer Thursday morning at the age of 61. "On behalf of myself and our Twin Peaks family, we love Miguel Ferrer. We loved working with him. We are very sad to see him go. Our best thoughts for his good family,” Lynch wrote. Lynch also released a photo (see below) of Ferrer on set. Ferrer was among the first…
01.20 / 23:37
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It’s hard to know precisely what popular culture will be like in Trump’s America, but Bushwick, a tonally apropos action-thriller starring Dave Bautista and Lucy Snow, might be a sign. A look at what might happen in our largest city if a literal civil war broke out in the United States, the pic follows Lucy (Snow), who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find her neighborhood is under attack by black-clad military soldiers. She soon meets an ex-Marine corpsman,…
01.20 / 23:35
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To the surprise of, well, maybe no one, President Donald Trump savvily waited until his armored vehicle was in front of Trump International Hotel to treat America to sight of The New First Family walking the Inaugural Parade Route from the Capitol to the White House. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and 10-year-old son Barron stepped out of the vehicle, known as The Beast, and waved to the mostly supporters who lined the route. They walked about three minutes and then…
01.20 / 22:22
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EXCLUSIVE: German filmmaker Helene Hegemann is just 24, but she already has written and published a bestselling novel (at age 17) and now touches down in Park City with the launch of her feature debut. Axolotl Overkill gets its world premiere tonight in Sundance's World Cinema Dramatic Competition section and, if the clip above is anything to go by, Hegemann knows a thing or two about confident and reckless teens. Story follows 16-year-old Mifti (Jasna Fritzi Bauer). H…
01.20 / 21:45
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Kinetic Content has promoted Karrie Wolfe and Katie Griffin to Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Development & Programming, from their previous SVP roles. In addition, Wolfe and Griffin have promoted Katie Zakula to be Director of Development and Scott Whelan to be Coordinator. They also supervise and have bulked up the in-house development casting and development production team. Since 2014, Wolfe and Griffin have led the development of a robust slate,…
01.20 / 21:10
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EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to Churchill, a new drama about Winston Churchill and the 1944 D-Day invasion the turned the tide of World War II. The plan is to release the pic directed by Jonathan Teplitzky in June, coinciding with the invasion’s anniversary. Brian Cox stars as Churchill and Miranda Richardson is his wife, Clementine. John Slattery plays as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and James Purefoy, Ella Purnell and Julian Wad…
01.20 / 21:09
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner (American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson) has been cast in a series regular role in ABC’s straight-to-series drama Ten Days in the Valley. Kyra Sedgwick stars as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane's world — and her controversial police series — implodes. Life imitates art: everything's a…
01.20 / 20:33
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Donald Trump plans to nominate sitting Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai as the agency’s new chairman, Politico reported today, citing industry sources. If so he would replace outgoing Democrat Tom Wheeler, whose run as the head of the government body overseeing the communications industry officially ended today. Pai is an Obama nominee who has been an FCC commissioner for the past three-plus years. Pai met with Trump on Monday. He would front an agency…
01.20 / 20:33
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Set phasers to “peace”. After more than a year of legal combat over the proposed Star Trek fan film Axanar, a settlement has been reached between the filmmakers, Alec Peters and his Axanar Productions, Inc., and Paramount and CBS Studios. In the settlement, both Axanar Productions and peters have agreed to acknowledge that the film, and the earlier prequel short film Prelude To Axanar, “were not approved by Paramount or CBS, and that both works crossed…
01.20 / 20:32
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Annapurna Pictures now is employing a full marketing and distribution staff as the company expands into truly a mini-studio, reminiscent of the old Miramax but without the Harvey. It is now financing, marketing and distributing its own product and will be officially in full swing to try to hit Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Detroit Project out of the park when it rolls out. Marc Weinstock, who recently joined the company as President, will oversee the new division…
01.20 / 20:31
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Indie film festival Sundance increasingly has been opening its doors to television, with new TV series making their premiere there and independently produced pilots getting screenings alongside independent movies in search of a buyer. But there is a first at this year’s festival with When The Street Lights Go On, a pilot commissioned by Hulu, which was passed on by the streaming service and has been looking for a new home. The project, produced by Paramount TV…
01.20 / 19:55
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