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  1. Sony Pictures Hires Exec From Focus, Promotes Another Prior To Toronto

    08.18 / 22:09 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has hired Lakshmi Iyengar as VP of acquisitions from Focus Features and has internally promoted Alexander Zahn with the same title as the company gears up to attend the Toronto International Film Festival which starts Sept. 7th. Both will report to Joe Matukewicz, exec VP of acquisitions for Sony. The move was just announced via email by Steve Bersch who runs Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions/Affirm Films/Stage 6. Here i…
  2. David Mackenzie’s ‘Outlaw King’ Adds Billy Howle

    08.18 / 22:09 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    EXCLUSIVE: Actor Billy Howle has joined Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Florence Pugh in David Mackenzie’s (Hell Or High Water) upcoming Netflix film Outlaw King. The Looming Tower scribe Bash Doran drafted the screenplay, which tells the story of Robert The Bruce (Pine), the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland. Howle will play Prince of Wales who goes head to head with Robert The Bruce to secure the…
  3. Dale Spina Dies: Ad Exec Worked On Warner Bros.’ ‘Batman,’ ‘Chariots Of Fire’

    08.18 / 22:09 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Dale Spina, formerly Warner Bros. VP of creative advertising and an award-winning copywriter for the studio, died on August 4 after a brief illness. He was 66. As co-head of The Idea Place, Warner's in-house ad agency, formed in the early 1980s, Spina worked on dozens of Warner titles, including Batman, Beetlejuice, Best Picture-winner Chariots of Fire and the Lethal Weapon series. Spina joined Warner Bros. in 1970 as assistant to West Coast Publicity Director Diana …
  4. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ VFX Supervisor Brendan Taylor On Dismantling Church With Potent, Invisible Effec

    08.18 / 22:09 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    In the brave new world of visual effects, where the only limitations are those of the imagination, visual effects break down broadly into categories—the flashy sort involved with Valerian-style world building, or Game of Thrones‘ dragons, and the kind that operates entirely behind the scenes, invisibly. In the case of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, visual effects supervisor Brendan Taylor was largely working with the latter. In Season 1, one of Taylor’s biggest pr…
  5. Stuart Thompson Dies: ‘Proof’, ‘On Golden Pond’ Broadway Producer Was 62

    08.18 / 22:09 deadline.com Deadline.com - Lifestyle
    Stuart Thompson, the prolific, multiple Tony-winning theatrical producer and manager behind such landmark stage productions as On Golden Pond, Proof and The Book of Mormon, died Thursday of complications from esophageal cancer at his home in New York. He was 62. Thompson’s death was confirmed by his husband Joe Baker. "In this very small community, Stuart was always a huge figure," said Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino, producers of The Book of Mormon. "He was a …