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The Paramount Consent Decrees Are Officially Over, and Theaters Might Never Be the Same

After more than 70 years, the Paramount Consent Decrees are officially coming to an end, and the world of movie releases will never be the same. It’s a bit strange to consider the future of movie theaters right now since so many theaters remain closed due to the coronavirus, and their reopening remains in doubt. But if and when the virus is over and done with, theaters will be facing a strange new world. Per THR and multiple sources, today “a New York federal judge granted a motion by the U....
Tags: Amazon, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Justice Department, U S Department of Justice, El Capitan, Hollywood An, Business and Industry News, Paramount Consent Decrees


‘Friends’ Reunion Special Stuck in Second Gear, is Delayed Again By HBO Max

HBO Max will have to pivot to a new release date for the Friends reunion special — again. The highly-anticipated unscripted Friends reunion special, which is set to bring back the hit sitcom’s original cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry, has reportedly been delayed yet again due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on physical production. Variety reports that HBO Max has delayed the Friends reun...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Friends, Marta Kauffman, Perry, Matthew Perry, Bob Greenblatt, Greenblatt, David Crane, WarnerMedia Entertainment, HBO Max, Netflix Aniston Cox Kudrow Schwimmer LeBlanc


Department of Justice Terminating Studio Consent Decrees

Department of Justice terminating studio consent decrees The Paramount Decrees marked the end of the old Hollywood system as it separated major film studios from theater chains and over 70 years later it appears the Department of Justice is prepared to terminate this clause as a federal judge has given them the greenlight to do so, according to Deadline. RELATED: Theater Chains Suing New Jersey Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Closures PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, California, Fox, Nato, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Torres, The Walt Disney Co, ComingSoon, Movie News, Antitrust Division, Analisa Torres, Makan Delrahim, Drew Angerer Getty


Docuseries Cursed Films Renewed For Second Season at Shudder

Docuseries Cursed Films renewed for a second season at Shudder Shudder has officially renewed director-creator Jay Cheel’s documentary series Cursed Films for a second season which is expected to premiere in 2021. This renewal comes after four months since the half hour-long series had debuted its 5-episode first season which became the streaming service’s second most-watched series. RELATED: CS Review: Shudder’s Cursed Films Documentary Series PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, TV News, North America, Jay, ComingSoon, TV Premiere, Jay Cheel, Cheel, Shudder, Craig Engler, Cursed Films, Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Laura Perlmutter


‘The Old Guard’ Post-Production Team Was Comprised of 85% Women

Gina Prince-Bythewood‘s new action movie The Old Guard is among the year’s most-watched Netflix original films, and the director made her movie in a way that no other action film of this scale ever has: the film’s post-production team was made up of 85% women. That type of gender ratio, according to Prince-Bythewood, “very rarely happens on any movie, but on an action film, I guarantee you that’s never happened before.” Gina Prince-Bythewood, who has previously directed films like Love & Bask...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Adaptation, Alex Garland, Hayley, Gina-Prince-Bythewood, Tami Reiker, Bythewood, Patty Jenkins, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Sara Bennett, Greg Rucka, Barry Ackroyd, Kiki Layne


‘Knight Rider’ Movie Speeds Back Into Development With James Wan

Knight Rider is one of those properties Hollywood can’t seem to ever fully shake. The notion of a crime fighter using an artificially intelligent, technologically advanced car is evidently just too enticing to let comfortably settle into the ether of ’80s nostalgia, and for the past decade, studios have been trying to make a Knight Rider movie. But after several false starts, a new version is now in the works. Aquaman and Saw director James Wan‘s Atomic Monster production company has teamed up ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Fox, Adaptation, Kevin Hart, Resistance, Cw, Robert Rodriguez, Hudson, Universal Pictures, Knight-rider, David Hasselhoff, John Cena, Michael B Jordan, Logan


John Carpenter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantasia Film Festival

There’s no filmmaker quite like John Carpenter, and it’s about time the man got some awards love for his staggering work. Enter the Fantasia Film Festival, who are presenting Carpenter with a lifetime achievement award. And since the festival is virtual this year it means Carpenter doesn’t have to leave his house to collect it, and that will no doubt appeal to him, as the legendary director really just wants nothing more than to hang around his pad playing video games these days. John Carpen...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Greece, France, China, Kung Fu, Taiwan, Athens, Belgium, Brazil, Chevy, Stephen Chow


Damien Chazelle-Directed Apple Ad Shows that Vertical Video Can Be “Vertical Cinema”

Movies shot on the smartphone are becoming all the rage in Hollywood, as auteurs test the limits of what that little piece of handheld technology can do. Sean Baker and Steven Soderbergh proved that iPhone movies could play on the big screen, but what about the format that has become so commonly associated with that handheld device: the vertical video? The format that makes us all want to scream “Turn the camera, Susan,” the vertical video is the bane of many a movie lover’s existence. The fact...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Oscar, Steven Soderbergh, City Hall, Damien Chazelle, Susan, Sean Baker, La La Land, Linus Sandgren, Shane Valentino, Chazelle, Television Commercials by Big Directors


Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tyler Mitchell to talk Imagine Impact at Disrupt 2020

The world is changing quickly. It seems to be growing more complicated by the minute. Throughout the centuries, humans have used storytelling to make sense of the world around them. That is perhaps more true today than it ever was, as we have access to more stories (via the internet) than we ever have in history. But with this proliferation, it’s critical that the very best storytellers — a diverse group of storytellers — have access to the broadest audiences. Imagine Impact, a content accelerat...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Earth, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Time Magazine, Ron Howard, Mitchell, Brian Grazer, Howard, Tyler Mitchell, Akiva Goldsman


Captain Marvel’s Ryan Fleck Responds to Nia DaCosta Hiring

Captain Marvel’s Ryan Fleck responds to Nia DaCosta signing Yesterday brought the exciting news that on-the-rise writer/director Nia DaCosta (Candyman) had signed on to helm the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel and now original co-writer/co-director Ryan Fleck has taken to Twitter to respond to her hiring. RELATED: Captain Marvel 2 Taps Nia DaCosta to Direct! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefres...
Tags: Comics, Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, Earth, San Diego, Anna, Marvel Studios, Lee Pace, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Rosenfeld, Candyman, Larson, Kevin Feige, Jordan Peele, Phil Coulson


Exclusive #ShakespearesS***storm Trailer & Poster from Troma Team!

Exclusive #ShakespearesS***storm trailer & poster from Troma Team! Ahead of its world premiere at the virtual 2020 Fantasia International Film Festival, ComingSoon.net has exclusively received the official trailer and special poster from Sadist Art Designs for Troma Team’s latest film #ShakespearesS***storm! Check out the trailer and poster below! RELATED: The Pale Door Trailer: The Perfect Score With a Hellish Reward PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB....
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Trailer, Portugal, Albania, Exclusive, Shakespeare, Miranda, Prospero, Big Pharma, Kate McGarrigle, Kaufman, Amityville, ComingSoon, Lloyd Kaufman


Programming Slate for Virtual 2020 American Black Film Festival Revealed

Programming slate for virtual 2020 American Black Film Festival revealed The first virtual edition of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), now in its 24th year, will feature a robust slate of speakers including Stacey Abrams, Kenya Barris, Mary J. Blige, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union and Lena Waithe, as well as panels ranging from the business of Hollywood to spotlights on new films and television series! RELATED: Toronto International Film Festival Sets 2020 ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Brooklyn, United States, TV News, Miami, Nicole Ari Parker, Lee Daniels, Universal Pictures, Cadillac, White Party, Boris Kodjoe


Fantasia Virtual Announces Third & Final Wave of 2020 Titles!

Fantasia Virtual announces third & final wave of 2020 titles! The Fantasia Film Festival has unveiled a massive new assortment of feature films in the third and final wave of its virtual 24th edition, along with details on scheduled panels, talks, tributes and special events including a masterclass with horror maestro John Carpenter and more! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[],...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Fantasia Film Festival, Movie News


Captain Marvel 2 Taps Nia DaCosta to Direct!

Captain Marvel 2 taps Nia DaCosta to direct! Just a few months after landing WandaVision scribe Megan McDonnell to pen the script, Disney’s Captain Marvel 2 has just taken a major leap forward as it has tapped Candyman co-writer/director Nia DaCosta to helm the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel, according to Deadline. RELATED: WandaVision Writer Megan McDonnell Hired To Script Captain Marvel 2 PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Earth, San Diego, Marvel Studios, Lee Pace, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Rosenfeld, Candyman, Larson, Kevin Feige, Jordan Peele, Phil Coulson, DaCosta


HBO’s New Documentary Slate Includes Black Voices in TV, Growing Up Transgender, A Huge Auto Scam, Tons of True Crime & More

HBO has consistently put out some of the best documentaries for a long time now, and that trend continues throughout the rest of 2020 and in the coming years. The cable channel has just unveiled the upcoming roster of documentary movies and shows that will be premiering in the second half of the year, including plenty of true crime stories. HBO Documentary Films also announced two new documentary projects in the works from Insecure creator Issa Rae and Room 104 creators Mark & Jay Duplass. Get ...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, New York City, America, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley, Carmichael, Las Vegas, George Clooney, Kansas City, Washington State, Seattle, Alex Gibney


Nonprofit Report Slams Hollywood for “Normalizing” Self-Censorship of Films for China

A new report from the nonprofit PEN America slammed Hollywood studios and A-list directors for increasingly self-censoring its films “based on an effort to avoid antagonizing Chinese officials.” The report digs into the troubling signs that Hollywood self-censorship is become increasingly “normalized,” as the industry tiptoes around any subjects — like the erasure of Tibetan characters in Marvel movie Doctor Strange, or removal of scenes that paint China in a bad light in World War Z — that cou...
Tags: Hollywood, Tibet, Movies, Senate, China, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Tilda Swinton, Richard Gere, PEN America, Business and Industry News, William Barr, James Tager PEN


Harry Potter Films Heading to NBCUniversal’s Peacock

Harry Potter films heading to NBCUniversal’s Peacock After initially premiering on the WarnerMedia streaming service earlier this year, the Harry Potter franchise is making a move in streaming platforms as it is set to hit the freshly-debuted Peacock at NBCUniversal later this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Craig Robinson to Lead Peacock Comedy From Brooklyn Nine-Nine Showrunners PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Nbcuniversal, Harry Potter, Streaming, Orlando, Universal Studios, Warner Bros Pictures, Peacock, Craig Robinson, Movie News, WarnerMedia, Frances Manfredi, Harry Potter Films Heading to NBCUniversal


HBO Announces New Slate of Documentary Films & Series

HBO announces new slate of documentary films & series HBO Documentary Films has unveiled a full slate of new films and series both in development and scheduled to release on the premium cabler later this year, including a two-part docuseries exploring the history of Black television executive produced by Issa Rae (Insecure) and a series centered on a 1970s auto scam with the Duplass Brothers attached as EPs. RELATED: HBO Max Unveils Summer Stand-Up Comedy Specials PB...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, America, Brooklyn, TV News, Silicon Valley, Carmichael, Las Vegas, George Clooney, Emmy, Kansas City, Washington State


‘The Ren & Stimpy Show’ is Being Reimagined at Comedy Central

Hot on the heels of ordering the return of Beavis and Butt-Head from Mike Judge, Comedy Central is bringing back another beloved cartoon from 1990s, one that was inexplicably approved for kids, but landed more firmly with adults. The Ren and Stimpy Show is being reimagined at Comedy Central, but original series creator John Kricfalusi will not be involved in any capacity after being accused of sexual misconduct a few years ago. Comedy Central sent out a press release about the Ren and Stim...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Comedy Central, Animation, Nickelodeon, Ren, Doug, Daria, Phil Lord Chris Miller, Ren And Stimpy, Stimpy, John Kricfalusi, Nickelodeon Animation, Paramount Network


First Trailer for Family Comedy 'The Sleepover' Starring Malin Akerman

"I don't think your mom is just a regular mom." Netflix has revealed an official trailer for a family comedy titled The Sleepover, the latest from director Trish Sie, of Step Up All In and Pitch Perfect 3. When two siblings discover their seemingly normal mom is a former thief in witness protection who has been forced to pull one last job, they team up to rescue her over the course of an action-packed night. Joe Manganiello stars as an ex-flame of their mom who gets involved and helps the ki...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Trailer, Joe Manganiello, Netflix, Malin Akerman, To Watch, Trish Sie


Hollywood’s Triller sets its own rhythm even as it gains from TikTok troubles

Triller, the short video app backed by a Hollywood mogul and music celebrities, is rapidly ballooning in both user size and valuation. It’s now seeking a new funding round of $250 million that will push its valuation to over $1 billion, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. That’s a leap from its $130 million valuation reported last October. Triller’s founder and CEO Mike Lu declined to comment, although another executive confirmed the funding with Dot.la. The app has emerged as...
Tags: TC, Apps, Twitter, Music, Hollywood, Microsoft, Entertainment, California, China, Singapore, India, Funding, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Eminem


‘Stuntwomen’ Trailer: Michelle Rodriguez Narrates Documentary About Female Stunt Performers

Stunt performers’ contributions to movies are often highlighted in memorable moments from those films, but the nature of the position means that their faces and names fade into the background in service of the story. Rarely does a stunt performer ever become a household name – especially if they’re a woman. But now Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious) is here to narrate a new documentary called Stuntwomen, which takes these powerhouse performers out of the shadows and (finally) puts them into th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentary, Movie Trailers, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Michelle-Rodriguez, Shout Factory, Debbie Evans, Hollywood Story, Stuntwomen, Michelle Rodriguez Fast Furious, Mollie Gregory, Julie Ann Johnson Charlie, Jadie David Escape, Jeannie Epper, Deven McNair Dawn


‘Cyrano’: ‘Hanna’ Director Joe Wright to Helm Musical Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and More

Joe Wright, the director behind movies like Atonement, Hanna, and Pan, is making his first musical. Wright has been hired to direct MGM’s Cyrano musical, based on a stage play by Erica Schmidt which was adapted from Edmond Rostand’s famous Cyrano de Bergerac. The film’s four major roles have already been cast: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven, Swallow), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star War...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Disney, Netflix, Connecticut, Stage, Adaptation, National, Musical, Ben Mendelsohn, MGM, Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, Wright, Bennett


Seth Rogen Says How His Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Be Different

Seth Rogen Says How His Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Will Be Different In June it was announced that Seth Rogen and his long-time producing partner Evan Goldberg have teamed up with Nickelodeon for a CG-animated reboot movie of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In a recent interview with Collider, Rogen opened up on the upcoming project, revealing that their TMNT reboot will lean more towards a coming-of-age story that has been left out in previous adaptations. “As a lifelong fan of Ninja Turtle...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Seth Rogen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Rogen, James Weaver, Scotty, Seth Rogen Evan Goldberg, New Line Cinema, Kevin Eastman, Brad Fuller


‘Pineapple Express 2’ Didn’t Get Made Due to a Budget Disagreement with Sony

Pineapple Express was one of Seth Rogen‘s biggest hits, raking in over $101 million worldwide on a budget of just $27 million. So you would think that Sony Pictures would have been chomping at the bit to get a sequel off the ground. Well, at one point the studio was very interested in making Pineapple Express 2, but in one of those reminders that the movie business is more about the business and less about the movie, Sony balked at the budget proposed by producer Judd Apatow. Seth Rogen recen...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Sequels, Sony, Seth-Rogen, Sirius Xm, Sony Pictures, Judd-Apatow, Pineapple-Express, Howard Stern Show, Rogen, Apatow, Action/Adventure, Pineapple-Express-2, Judd Apatow Seth Rogen


Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions Signs First-Look Deal with Apple for Film & TV Projects

Leonardo DiCaprio is heading to the big Apple. Appian Way Productions, DiCaprio’s production company, has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Apple for upcoming film and TV projects, making him the latest high-profile name to partner with Apple during the technology company’s push into the world of entertainment. DiCaprio’s name appears in all the headlines because everyone knows who he is, but this deal is also beneficial for Jennifer Davisson, who runs the company alongside DiCaprio a...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Thor, Hulu, Paramount, Elisabeth Moss, Martin Scorsese, Maurice Sendak, White City, DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, Greensburg


‘The Woman in the Window’, Starring Amy Adams, Likely Heading Straight to Netflix

Remember The Woman in the Window, the Rear Window knock-off from director Joe Wright starring Amy Adams? The best-seller adaptation was originally supposed to open back in October 2019 but got delayed for reshoots following negative test audience reactions. The new release date was supposed to be in May of this year, but the coronavirus ended up causing yet another delay. Now, it looks like the thriller will be skipping theaters entirely and going straight to Netflix. The Woman in the Windo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Julianne Moore, New York City, Disney, Netflix, Adaptation, Amy-Adams, Deadline, Tracy Letts, Joe Wright, The Woman in the Window, Dan Mallory, 20th Century Studios


‘Bullet Train’ Cast: ‘The Kissing Booth’ Star Joey King to Play an Assassin Opposite Brad Pitt

Joey King, one of the stars of the Netflix romantic comedy franchise The Kissing Booth, could end up handing out the kiss of death on screen in a new movie. According to a new report, King is in talks to join Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in Bullet Train, an action thriller from Hobbs & Shaw and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch that focuses on a group of assassins who find themselves aboard the same high-speed train. Deadline reports that King, who just starred in Netflix’s The K...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Sony, Brad-Pitt, Deadpool, Quentin Tarantino, Hulu, King, Bullet Train, Joey King, Pitt, Leitch, Stine, David Leitch


Dwayne Johnson Buys the Bankrupt XFL in a $15 Million Deal With Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital

Art becomes reality with Dwayne Johnson‘s latest move to become a bonafide businessman in the vein of his character in HBO’s Ballers. The actor and producer has teamed up with Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to buy the XFL, the bankrupt football league founded by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, in a $15 million deal with the aim of “developing the XFL brand into a multi-media experience that our athletes, partners and fans will proudly embrace and love,” Garcia said. According to Th...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Sports, Johnson, University Of Miami, Garcia, Vince McMahon, XFL, Business and Industry News, Dany Garcia, Alpha Entertainment, Jeffrey Pollack, Gerry Cardinale, RedBird Capital


Dwayne Johnson Buys the Bankrupt XFL in a $15 Million Deal With Partner RedBird Capital

Art becomes reality with Dwayne Johnson‘s latest move to become a bonafide businessman in the vein of his character in HBO’s Ballers. The actor and producer has teamed up with Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to buy the XFL, the bankrupt football league founded by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, in a $15 million deal with the aim of “developing the XFL brand into a multi-media experience that our athletes, partners and fans will proudly embrace and love,” Garcia said. According to Th...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Sports, Johnson, University Of Miami, Garcia, Vince McMahon, XFL, Business and Industry News, Dany Garcia, Alpha Entertainment, Jeffrey Pollack, Gerry Cardinale, RedBird Capital



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