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First Look Media’s Topic Unveils Scripted TV Development Slate: Projects From Alex Garcia Lopez, Channing Tatum, More

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First Look Media’s entertainment studio arm Topic has unveiled its scripted TV series development slate, with projects from Alex Garcia Lopez (Utopia, The Walking Dead), Erin Foley-Chan (The President Show) and Channing Tatum’s Free Association, among others. This is the first round of projects in development at Topic, with additional works to be announced. Written by Garcia Lopez, Hunger is described a a geopolitical thriller about the powerful, covert and dangerous… »

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Turner Acquires U.S. Rights To UEFA Soccer Games, Plans To Launch Ott Sports Platform

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Turner has signed a three-year multi-platform deal for U.S. rights to UEFA European soccer games beginning with the 2018-19 season. Timed to the deal, Turner also plans to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming video service with a collection of UEFA matches serving as a core pillar. The Ott sports platform will debut in 2018. Under terms of the deal, Turner will have exclusive U.S. rights for English-language coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA… »

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‘Locke & Key’: Frances O’Connor To Star In Hulu Pilot From Carlton Cuse & Joe Hill

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Frances O'Connor (The Conjuring 2, The Missing) has been cast as the lead in Locke & Key, Hulu’s one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaptation of the Idw comic by Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. The pilot comes from Hill, Carlton Cuse and Idw Entertainment. Locke & Key, written by Hill and to be directed by Andy Muschietti. revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine with their mother Nina… »

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HBO Social Media Hacked on Twitter, Facebook Pages

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HBO’s social media was hacked tonight, with its pages on Twitter and reportedly Facebook briefly taken over by hacker OurMine. OurMine previously exploited media company Twitter accounts, including Netflix and YouTube, but is not believed to be affiliated with whomever took the Game of Thrones material, corporate information, and several other HBO shows earlier this month. Hi… »

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Jimmy Kimmel Hears From Donald Trump Voters; Kellyanne Conway Discusses Damage Control

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One day after reaching out to Donald Trump voters about the president’s bonkers Tuesday press conference in defense of the fatal white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ABC late-night star Jimmy Kimmel shared some of the many social media responses he received. “Last night on our show, in case you missed it, I had a message for those who voted for Donald Trump. I explained that I understood why they did it, but encouraged those who, deep down, feel like they… »

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Ric Reitz Re-Elected President Of SAG-aftra Atlanta Local, Continues Run Of Wins For Gabrielle Carteris Supporters

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Ric Reitz has been re-elected president of  SAG-aftra’s Atlanta local, handily defeating challenger Scott Hunter by 326 votes to 181. Reitz, who is something of a colorful character, is not only a busy actor but a broker of Georgia film tax credits. As Deadline reported two weeks ago, he's also advised producers on a "magic formula" to employ movie stars on the cheap. "Here's the magic formula," he said on a 2014 podcast. "For them to qualify annually for insurance… »

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New York Talent Agent Mark Schlegel Missing Since Sunday, Family Says

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Talent agent Mark Schlegel went missing Sunday, and his family and police are baffled about what happened and why. Schlegel, 57, works for CornerStone Talent Agency in Manhattan, where his client list includes Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises) and Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos), among others. He has been with CornerStone since 2002. Police claim he walked out of his home Sunday afternoon in the leafy suburb of Oradell, NJ, and never… »

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‘For The People’: Jasmin Savoy Brown To Star In New Shondaland ABC Series

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Exclusive: After an extensive search, with a number of actresses testing, Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers, Will) has landed the second vacant lead opposite recently cast Britt Robertson in For the People, the upcoming ABC drama series from Shondaland and ABC Studios, which had undergone recastings after the pilot. The project, written by Paul William Davies, is set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," and follows brand-new lawyers… »

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N.K. Jemisin’s ‘The Fifth Season’ Book To Be Developed As TV Series At TNT

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N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-winning sci-fi fantasy novel The Fifth Season is getting the drama series treatment at TNT. The project is in early development at the cable network with Leigh Dana Jackson (24: Legacy, Sleepy Hollow) set to pen the adaptation and Imperative Entertainment’s (All the Money in the World) Dan Friedkin, Tim Kring and Justin Levy serving as executive producers. Jackson brought the novel, the first in a three-book series, to Imperative, which secured… »

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Photos: Gordon Ramsay Hosts Exquisite “For Your Children” Event In Support Of ‘MasterChef Junior’

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For those who think celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay takes himself too seriously, you might want to take a closer look. On August 14, the ‘MasterChef Junior’ host put on a superb Fyc (“For Your Children”) event at West Hollywood’s hot spot bistro, Au Fudge, celebrating five successful seasons of the kindhearted reality-competition program, as well as Ramsay’s first-ever Emmy nomination for the series. Put on for guild members and their children, Ramsay’s event began with a… »

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‘Glitch’ Season 2 Gets Netflix Premiere Date & Trailer For Paranormal Saga

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Exclusive: Award-winning Australian drama Glitch was confirmed for a second season ahead of its Season 1 global launch on Netflix in fall 2016. The streaming service now has set a Season 2 premiere date of November 28, and today we have a first trailer — check it out above. The paranormal saga has been highly praised. It’s set in the small town of Yoorana, where police officer James Hayes (Patrick Brammall) is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the night after… »

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John Legend’s Get Lifted Signs First-Look Deal With Sony Pictures TV

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Exclusive: Having worked together on the unfortunately now-canceled Underground, Get Lifted Film Co. and Sony Pictures Television have made their arrangement formal with a first-look deal. As the rapidly expanding Get Lifted — founded by Oscar winner John Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius — ups its game with Sony, it also is promoting from within, I’ve learned. Lezlie Willis has been upped from coordinator to creative executive. "We’re so excited to be working with… »

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YouTube Taps Jon Wax As Head Of Drama, Angela Courtin Heads Originals Marketing

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Former Wgn America head of scripted Jon Wax is joining YouTube as head of Drama, Scripted & Current Programming. He is one of two high-profile new executives hires by the Google-owned online video platform tied to the company's YouTube Red Originals, along with former Fox Broadcasting Chief Marketing Officer Angela Courtin, who has been named Global Head of YouTube TV & Originals Marketing. The appointments, along with a promotion for Dustin Davis to Head of Comedy… »

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ABC Nabs FBI Darkly Comedic Drama From Regina Corrado, Felicity Huffman & NBCU International Studios As Put Pilot

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In a competitive situation, ABC has landed Kristy Kottis, a comedic hourlong drama, from The Strain executive producer Regina Corrado, American Crime alumna Felicity HuffmanDallas Buyers Club producer Rachel Winter and Working Title. NBC Universal International Studios is the studio. Written by Corrado, Kristy Kottis is inspired by the real-life Vespa riding, shit kicking, former New York City public school teacher-turned-fbi agent, Kristy Kottis. The is a darkly… »

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Emmy Predictions: Actress In A Drama Series

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Just like the lead actor race, this one is ripe for a shakeup since last year's surprise winner, Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black, hasn't returned due to the show not being eligible this year. That leaves room for a winner from two years ago, a couple of perpetual nominees, someone on their last chance and a newbie to the race. A survey of the field, though, comes up with two distinct front-runners. Viola Davis How to Get Away with… »

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WGA West: Donald Trump “Disgraces Our Nation”; Howard Rodman Says Potus “Should Resign” – Update

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Updated with letter from Howard Rodman below, 1:25 Pm: Saying that President Donald Trump's latest comments on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va, have disgraced the United States, the WGA West has issued a statement today: "The Writers Guild of America West believes in free speech – even from Nazis and white supremacists. But we completely disavow their views, which reflect the worst stains of American history, a history that still lives through racism, prejudice… »

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Emmy Predictions: Actor In A Drama Series

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series There will be a rather large shakeup in this race, even though four of the seven nominated actors are returning from last year. None of them (Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Liev Schreiber and Kevin Spacey) has won before in the category, but they have a real shot this year in the absence of reigning champ Rami Malek, whose work on Mr. Robot this season didn't draw a nomination after criticism of the show's sophomore outing. But for… »

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‘Deadlier Than The Male’: Chiara Aurelia Cast In TNT Drama Pilot

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Chiara Aurelia is set for a series-regular role opposite Amy Brenneman, Lily Rabe and Enrique Murciano in Deadlier Than the Male (working title), TNT's drama pilot produced by Bruna Papandrea's Made Up Stories and Turner's Studio T. Written by Harriet Warner, Deadlier Than The Male follows a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption… »


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Own Orders Coming-Of-Age Drama Series From ‘Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Own: Oprah Winfrey Network continues to ramp up its slate with a series green light to an hourlong coming-of-age drama from Moonlight co-writer/executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, the studio behind the network’s hit drama series Queen Sugar, from Ava DuVernay. The yet-to-be-titled series is created, written and executive produced by McCraney, with Revenge and Swingtown creator Mike Kelley, his producing partner Melissa Loy and… »

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Ties Season Ratings High, Boosts ‘Hollywood Game Night’, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Slips

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As curiosity over the pre-launch controversy wore off, ABC's Bachelor in Paradise drew 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating in its Tuesday airing, dropping 23% in viewers and 31% in the demo from its Monday season premiere. But it provided an original lead-in for struggling freshman drama Somewhere Between (1.7 million, 0.4), whose numbers spiked 18% and 33%. NBC’s America's Got Talent (13.2 million, 2.8) kicked off its live shows in style, ticking up a… »

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