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Relativity Promises 7-Film Slate In Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan – Update

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 07:00
This is the long-awaited next step in Relativity Media’s effort to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Today studio presented its reorganization plan (read it here) to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, saying that it expects to relaunch itself with $60 million in debt, $100 million in new equity — and a plan to release seven films, over 18 months beginning in January, with a new revolving $250 million loan. “As is often the case in complex chapter 11 cases, the plan…

Tia Mowry Joins ‘Rosewood’ As Recurring

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:59
Instant Mom star Tia Mowry-Hardrict has been tapped for a major recurring role on Fox's freshman drama Rosewood, which has received a full-season order. On the crime procedural starring Morris Chestnut as a private Miami pathologist, Mowry will play Cassie, a previously homeless teenage lesbian who has worked her way up to owning her own restaurant through drive and hard work. She is also Pippy’s (Gabrielle Dennis) childhood friend from a troubling and mysterious time in…

‘Royal Pains’ EP Michael Rauch Inks CBS TV Studios Deal, Sells Drama To CBS As USA Series Nears End

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:15
After five years at USA and UCP, Royal Pains executive producer/co-showrunner Michael Rauch is returning to CBS TV Studios with a two-year overall deal at CBS Television Studios. Under the pact, Rauch has sold a project, drama Toward the Light, to CBS. Rauch is segueing to the CBS TV Studios deal after recently wrapping production on the upcoming eighth season of USA/UCP’s Royal Pains. USA is yet to make a formal announcement, but Season 8 is believed to be the…

Daniel Kaluuya Lands Male Lead In Jordan Peele Horror Pic ‘Get Out’

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:12
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Kaluuya has reeled in the male lead in Get Out, the directorial debut of Key & Peele alum Jordan Peele. The Sicario actor will star opposite Allison Williams in the Blumhouse horror pic about a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend's family estate. Further plot details are under wraps, but when Get Out was announced in September, Peele said it “takes on the task of exploring race in America — something that hasn't really been done…

Lenny Abrahamson Sets Up His ‘Room’ In Los Angeles

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:57
Hidden away in an empty retail space next to Los Angeles’ Landmark Theater, sitting slap in the middle of the expansive white floor, is a small wooden shed. Its rough outer walls and peaked roof give it the look of a child’s treehouse somehow transported to this unlikely spot. Or perhaps this is a pop-up gallery and the shed is a piece of art? The truth is, the shed is a sort of art, since it required an incredible amount of thought and creativity to bring it into being…

Charlie Sheen Was Plotting Sitcom Return As His HIV Secret Unraveled

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 05:00
Will we have the first American sitcom with openly HIV-positive star? Charlie Sheen, who yesterday publicly acknowledged his condition following a National Enquirer report, had been looking to topline another primetime comedy series. In the weeks leading to the admission, Sheen had been actively meeting with producers about developing a new half-hour starring vehicle for him. I hear among those Sheen reached out to and had meetings with were CBS TV Studios-based Eric…

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Trailer: Thor Vs. The Snow Queen

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:50
What ho! We now have the full-size trailer for The Hunstman: Winter’s War, sequel to 2012’s Snow White And The Hunstman. Lacking Snow White (Kristen Stewart), and with Cedric Nicolas-Troyan taking over for the first film’s director Rupert Sanders, this time the focus is on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman. Set in the aftermath of the first film’s events, Winter’s War explores the Huntsman’s origins, revealing that he started out in the employ of Queen Ravenna’s evil sister…

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Review: Jennifer Lawrence Fights To Finish In Dark Finale

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:22
When your first three films have made $2.3 billion around the globe, I guess you can do just about anything you want for the finale, and the choice for the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was to go dark. Very dark. This fourth and final entry into the cinematic world of Katniss and company is a bit of overkill, but certainly will please fans who can now say they have lived though the whole epic story which of course was cooked up by Suzanne Collins in…

‘Conan In Armenia’ Scores Initial 1.04M Viewers

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:02
An average of 1.04M viewers caught TBS’ unveiling of Conan In Armenia at 11  PM ET Tuesday, 666K of whom fell into the 18-49 age bracket — both about double what Conan’s been averaging recently. Another 317K viewers of all ages watched a replay immediately after the premiere, at 12:30 AM ET, 226K of them in the demo. For comparison sake, when TBS unveiled Conan O'Brien's historic trip to Cuba in March, it logged 1.3 million viewers in its 11 PM ET premiere on Wednesday…

SAG Health Plan Officials Set Meeting To Answer Questions About Dumping Hundreds Of Seniors

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 03:46
After being flooded with complaints, SAG-AFTRA will host an informational meeting next week to discuss cost-cutting plans to dump more than 200 older actors from the SAG Health Plan's early retirement self-pay program on January 1. The meeting is set for 4 PM Monday at the union's offices in Los Angeles. Many older career actors who'd been unable to work or to find enough work to qualify for regular SAG health benefits had opted for early retirement – and reduced pensions…

‘Mr. Robot’ Creative Team Talk Style As Writers Return For Season 2 & 24-Hour Marathon Fires Up

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 03:45
EXCLUSIVE: The writers from Mr. Robot have officially headed back to the writers room to hammer out Season 2 of the USA Network show. While fans are waiting, they can catch the 24-hour Mr. Robot Marathon before New Year’s Eve, beginning at 11 PM December 29. The marathon starts with the commercial-free pilot and ends with commercial-free Episodes 7-10 running from about  7:45-11 PM. The news was announced at USA Network's Mr. Robot cross guild event Wednesday night in Los…

‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ EP Melissa Rosenberg On Luke Cage, Season 2, ‘Supergirl’ & Gender Parity In Hollywood

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 03:45
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of Season 1 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Seven months after Marvel's Daredevil made its dark and acclaimed debut on Netflix, the superhero giant and the streaming service are back this week with Marvel's Jessica Jones, the second of their four planned series. Developed and executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg, the 13-episode first season of the anti-hero superhero series goes up on November 20. Don't Trust The B____ In Apt. 23