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Refinery29’s Amy Emmerich Out at Vice Media Group

Refinery29’s Amy Emmerich is departing as global president and chief content officer of the Vice Media Group-owned women’s media brand, Variety has confirmed. Emmerich, who joined R29 in 2015 before it was acquired last year by Vice, is leaving the company less than a month after Refinery29 editor-in-chief and co-founder Christene Barberich stepped down as […]
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Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’ Will Star Patrick Wilson

Roland Emmerich, the master of cinematic disaster, is gearing up for another big-budget disaster movie called Moonfall, and now he’s found his leading man. Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Aquaman) has been cast as the film’s protagonist, and he’ll play a disgraced astronaut who’s called back into action when the moon is suddenly put on a crash course with Earth. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about Wilson and revealed that Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World, Boardwalk Empire, L...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Nasa, Earth, Halle Berry, Wilson, Roland-Emmerich, Charlie Plummer, Pete, Jeff Goldblum, Emmerich, Plummer, Lionsgate Films, Action/Adventure, Patrick-Wilson, White House Down


Patrick Wilson Reuniting With Roland Emmerich for Moonfall

Patrick Wilson reuniting with Roland Emmerich for Moonfall After working with the 64-year-old German director on 2019’s World War II actioner Midway, Patrick Wilson is ready to hop in front of the cameras for Roland Emmerich again as he has signed on to star in his upcoming Moonfall alongside Halle Berry and Josh Gad, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {...
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Meet the 20 most powerful WarnerMedia execs and their top deputies. Here are the leaders helping HBO Max battle Netflix and defining AT&T's TV strategy. (T)

WarnerMedia has launched HBO Max, its new flagship streaming-video service that will be the online home of all its entertainment brands, from DC to HBO and Cartoon Network. The streaming debut came after a nearly two-year executive shakeup that started when AT&T exec John Stankey began integrating the entertainment company into the broader telecom in June 2018, and concluded in May when CEO Jason Kilar stepped into the top job at the media company. With Stankey rising to become AT&T's CEO, Ki...
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Halle Berry Will Save Us All From the Moon in Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’

Who will save us from the horrors of the moon in Roland Emmerich‘s Moonfall? Halle Berry, that’s who. Berry is the latest cast member to join the Emmerich disaster pic, joining the previously-announced Josh Gad. In the movie, which has been knocking around for a few years, the moon is knocked out of orbit and hurtles towards Earth. Roland Emmerich has been attached to make Moonfall since 2016, when it was announced he would be following-up Independence Day: Resurgence with the pic, based on ...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Casting, Sci-fi, Nasa, Halle-Berry, Steven Spielberg, Roland-Emmerich, Berry, Emmerich, Centrópolis, Josh Gad, Gad, Lionsgate Films, Harald Kloser, Moonfall


Halle Berry to Lead Moonfall for Director Roland Emmerich

Halle Berry to Lead Moonfall for Director Roland Emmerich Academy Award winner Halle Berry has closed a deal to star in the female lead role for director/screenwriter/producer Roland Emmerich’s forthcoming science fiction epic Moonfall. Lionsgate acquired North American rights to Moonfall late last year. RELATED: Josh Gad to Lead Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we kn...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Nasa, Earth, Stuart Ford, North America, Montreal, Halle Berry, Roland Emmerich, Berry, Emmerich, Centrópolis, Josh Gad, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jason Merritt Getty


‘Moonfall’ Will Send Josh Gad to Space in Roland Emmerich’s Next Disaster Movie

Josh Gad is going to outer space. The Beauty and the Beast actor is joining the cast of Moonfall, Roland Emmerich‘s latest disaster flick, which follows a ragtag team sent on a “seemingly impossible mission to land on the lunar surface and save humanity.” Sounds like the kind of action thriller we’d get from the Independence Day director, but it’s alien territory (pun intended) for Gad, who makes the leap to action blockbusters. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Gad has closed a deal...
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Josh Gad to Lead Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall

Josh Gad to lead Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall When it comes to disaster movies, Roland Emmerich is generally your go-to director and now his upcoming project Moonfall is starting to take shape as Artemis Fowl and Frozen star Josh Gad has signed on to lead the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Lionsgate Lands Rights to Roland Emmerich’s Sci-Fi Action Film Moonfall In Moonfall, a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a coll...
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Meet the 20 most powerful WarnerMedia execs and their top deputies. Here are the leaders who will help HBO Max battle Netflix and define AT&T's TV future. (T)

WarnerMedia began a new chapter on Friday as CEO Jason Kilar stepped into the top job at the media company. Kilar's appointment draws to a close a nearly two-year executive shakeup that started when AT&T exec John Stankey began integrating the entertainment company into the broader telecom in June 2018. With Stankey going on to become AT&T's CEO, Kilar and his senior leadership team will be shaping WarnerMedia's future from here on out, including the critical launch of HBO Max this month.  Bus...
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We identified the 48 most powerful execs at AT&T's WarnerMedia, which is launching its new flagship service HBO Max after solidifying its leadership structure (T)

WarnerMedia began a new chapter on Friday as CEO Jason Kilar stepped into the top job at the media company. Kilar's appointment draws to a close a nearly two-year executive shakeup that started when AT&T exec John Stankey began integrating the entertainment company into the broader telecom in June 2018. With Stankey going on to become AT&T's CEO, Kilar and his senior leadership team will be shaping WarnerMedia's future from here on out, including the critical launch of HBO Max this month.  Bus...
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Release Moved to August, ‘In the Heights’ and Other Warner Bros. Movies Pushed Indefinitely

We all had a feeling this was coming: the Wonder Woman 1984 release date has been pushed from June to August. Warner Bros. made the decision to move their big superhero sequel due to the coronavirus crisis, and not only is Wonder Woman moving, but several other Warner pics have shifted as well. While Wonder Woman 1984 has its August date locked down (for now), films like In the Heights, Scoob, and Malignant have been pulled from the calendar indefinitely. The coronavirus crisis has changed H...
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Sequel Bits: ‘Independence Day 3,’ No Chance of ‘Get Out’ Sequel, and More

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Roland Emmerich hopes Disney would take on Independence Day 3 Jordan Peele “has no intention” of making a Get Out sequel A new No Time to Die IMAX poster has been released. Independence Day: Resurgence was supposed to mark the halfway point for a trilogy that would be completed with Independence Day 3 — but with the “disappearance” of Fox following the studio’s acquisition by Disney, director Roland Emmerich doesn’t have much hope for his sci-fi action ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Fox, Sequels, James Bond, Cbs, Daniel Craig, Jordan, Jason Blum, Bond, Cary Fukunaga, Independence Day, Roland Emmerich, Peele


Germany’s Tobis Film Boards Roland Emmerich’s ‘Magic Flute’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based Tobis Film has boarded the Roland Emmerich-produced “The Magic Flute,” an English-language, live-action feature film based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera. Tobis will handle distribution in German-speaking territories and also co-produce the project with Emmerich and his Centropolis Entertainment, Christopher Zwickler of Flute Film and Fabian Wolfart. Directed by Florian Sigl, “The Magic […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Global, Festivals, Mozart, Directors, Roland Emmerich, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emmerich, Centropolis Entertainment, Tobis Film, Tobis, Christopher Zwickler, Florian Sigl


Warner Bros. & HBO Max Unveil Feature Production Arm Warner Max

Warner Bros. & HBO Max unveil feature production arm Warner Max Fans have been very curious about the future of Warner Bros’ upcoming streaming service HBO Max and now there’s a new reason for discussion as the two have revealed the opening of a new feature production arm entitled Warner Max. RELATED: Rosario Dawson to Lead Ava DuVernay’s DMZ Pilot at HBO Max The venture, which is being overseen by HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Kevin Reilly and Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Tob...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Reilly, Carolyn, Kevin Reilly, WB, Emmerich, Aubrey, Toby, Jessie Henderson, Rosario Dawson, ComingSoon


Robert Zemeckis to Direct Warner Bros.’ Sci-Fi Thriller Ares

Robert Zemeckis to direct Warner Bros.’ sci-fi thriller Ares According to The Hollywood Reporter, legendary helmer Robert Zemeckis is in final talks with Warner Bros. to direct the sci-fi thriller Ares. The Oscar-winner is behind hits like Forrest Gump, the Back to the Future Trilogy, Cast Away and Flight. This will be his second big sci-fi film for Warners after 1997’s Contact. RELATED: Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio! Here’s the synopses for Ares: The story...
Tags: Movies, Roald Dahl, Disney, Anne Hathaway, Steve Carell, Warner Bros, Robert Zemeckis, MGM, Roland Emmerich, Emmerich, Zemeckis, ARES, ComingSoon, Movie News, Warners, Dan Lin


Warner Bros. Will Use Artificial Intelligence to Help Decide Which Movies to Greenlight

The frequent tug-of-war between art and commerce means that there have long been Hollywood studio executives whose jobs include looking at analytics and trying to assess whether greenlighting a certain film will be financially beneficial to their shareholders. Now Warner Bros. is inviting artificial intelligence into the equation, because the studio has signed a deal with a company called Cinelytic to use its project management system and “leverage the system’s comprehensive data and predictive...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Artificial Intelligence, Skynet, Warner Bros, Thor, Warner Brothers, Emmerich, Favreau, Toby Emmerich, Tech Stuff, House of Mouse, Business and Industry News, Zack Stentz, A.I


Emmerich Kálmán: Ein Herbstmanöver

Brilliant Emmerich Kálmán’s Ein Herbstmanöver from the Stadttheater, Giessen in 2018, conducted by Michael Hofstetter now on Oehms Classics, in a performing version by Balázs Kovalik.
Tags: Religion, Emmerich, Emmerich Kalman, Michael Hofstetter, Ein Herbstmanöver, Ein Herbstman, Stadttheater Giessen


Lionsgate Lands Rights to Roland Emmerich’s Sci-Fi Action Film Moonfall

Lionsgate lands rights to Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi action film Moonfall Lionsgate has successfully acquired the North American theatrical distribution rights to director Roland Emmerich’s forthcoming epic titled Moonfall, which will be his latest sci-fi action film since directing 2016’s Independence Day: Resurgence. Production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020 with the studio planning to release the film in 2021. “Roland Emmerich is the undisputed master of spectacular high-c...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Earth, Steven Spielberg, Roland, Roland Emmerich, Emmerich, Centrópolis, Midway, Movie News, Kloser, Spenser Cohen, Jon Kopaloff FilmMagic, Harald Kloser, Moonfall, Jason Constantine


Godzilla vs. Kong Pushed Back to November 2020

Godzilla vs. Kong Pushed Back to November 2020 Monster movie fanatics have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Godzilla vs. Kong, but it sounds like they’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the two famous kaiju wreak havoc at the multiplex. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and Legendary have decided to postpone the film’s release date. The studios have moved the upcoming sequel from March 13, 2020 to November 20, 2020. This news shouldn’t come as a surprise. If the studios w...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Marvel Studios, Legendary, Kong, King Kong, Emmerich, Zhang Ziyi, Toby Emmerich, ComingSoon, Movie News, Adam Wingard, Hollywood Reporter Warner Bros, Millie Bobby Brown Kyle Chandler


‘Joker’ Sequel in the Works, With Todd Phillips Also Planning Yet Another DC Character Origin Movie

Joker is a huge hit, probably headed towards several Oscar nominations, and just became the first R-rated movie to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. That’s the kind of attention studios thrive on, and want more of. And sure enough, after weeks of speculation, it looks like a Joker sequel is officially happening. Director Todd Phillips pitched Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich on an idea to develop Joker-style origin stories for multiple DC character, and while Emmer...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, Phoenix, Phillips, WB, Emmerich, Todd-Phillips, Matt Reeves, Toby Emmerich, Comic Book/Superhero, Warners, Warner Bros Pictures Group


‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Was a Disappointment for Director Roland Emmerich Too

Even though Independence Day: Resurgence raked in nearly $390 million at the worldwide box office, it was still quite the disappointment for 20th Century Fox. The film didn’t land well with critics either, earning just a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention a 30% from audiences. They weren’t the only ones disappointed, because director Roland Emmerich has found himself regretting ever making the movie. Speaking with Yahoo while promoting the release of the World War II epic Midway this week...
Tags: Movies, Yahoo, Sci-fi, Sequels, Will-Smith, 20th Century Fox, Will, Independence Day, Roland-Emmerich, Emmerich, Vivica A Fox, Action/Adventure, Independence Day: Resurgence, Jessie T Usher, Roland Emmerich Too


Roland Emmerich Sounds Off on Hollywood’s Avoidance of Climate Change in Its Movies

Roland Emmerich’s movies have a distinct DNA: They unfold on an enormous canvas, there’s some sort of desperate conflict and the planet is almost always in peril. Many film and culture critics credit Emmerich with popularizing a genre built around catastrophe that reflects fears about climate change.  The director acknowledges that he has a penchant […]
Tags: Hollywood, Climate Change, Marvel, Features, Roland Emmerich, Emmerich, Tom Rothman, Jim Gianopulos


Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Debicki, John Sayles Set for Projects from ‘Moonfall’ Backer AGC Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

On Wednesday, AGC Studios founder Stuart Ford, director Roland Emmerich and producer and co-writer Harald Kloser unveiled to buyers at Cannes’ Carlton Hotel one of the biggest-budgeted movie projects ever to be offered on the open market: Emmerich’s “Moonfall,” a $150 million sci-fi action-thriller. To raise “Moonfall’s” finance, alongside partners CAA, AGC Studios by Wednesday […]
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Refinery29 thinks it can double revenue to $200 million despite a tough climate for digital media

Refinery29 has been through two rounds of layoffs and faces a tough ad market, but it has a plan to get profitable by 2020. It's doubling the number of shows it's developing and has already sold 17 shows since the fall. It's also expanding its events and readership footprint outside the US. Execs said the company made $100 million in 2018 and could double that. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Women's lifestyle publisher Refinery29 had raised $125 million as of 2016, when it was va...
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Roland Emmerich Set to Direct Sci-Fi Epic Moonfall

Roland Emmerich set to direct sci-fi epic Moonfall Back in 2016, it was reported that director Roland Emmerich would tackle the sci-fi action epic Moonfall as a follow up to Independence Day: Resurgence. However, the project never materialized and he moved on to direct the war film Midway, set to release this November. Now, The Wrap reports that Emmerich has returned to Moonfall with plans to direct in the first quarter of 2020. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlo...
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‘Moonfall’ Will Give Roland Emmerich a Chance to Destroy Both the Earth *and* the Moon

Roland Emmerich likes to destroy stuff – it’s kind of his thing. Cities, planets, Shakespeare’s career – he’s willing to blow it all up in the name of entertainment. Emmerich’s latest disaster-piece is going to give him a chance to kill two birds with one stone. Or rather, two celestial bodies with one very big stone. Emmerich’s Moonfall will follow a group of astronauts trying to prevent the Moon from crashing into Earth. Are you ready for Roland Emmerich to crash the goddamn Moon into the ...
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Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’ Lifts Off With AGC Studios, CAA Media Finance

Billed as the biggest project coming to the Cannes Film Market, where this year big projects currently look to be at a premium, AGC Studios and CAA Media Finance are handling worldwide rights on “Moonfall,” to be directed by Roland Emmerich. Set up at Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment, the action-sci-fi “Moonfall” turns on a rag-tag team […]
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Refinery29 Elevates Amy Emmerich to President, North America

Refinery29 promoted chief content officer Amy Emmerich to president, North America, which she’ll add to her current role overseeing editorial, video, and branded content. In her expanded position, Emmerich will lead the company’s North American business, responsible for commercial development of content across all channels; scaling Refinery29’s original productions and experiential businesses; and enhancing operational […]
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Toby Emmerich to Receive Producers Guild’s Milestone Award

Veteran studio executive Toby Emmerich has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Producers Guild of America’s Milestone Award. Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, will be honored at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hill, Calif. “Toby Emmerich is one of the […]
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Spielberg, Scorsese, Nolan and More Are Trying to Save FilmStruck

The saga to save FilmStruck has taken an interesting turn. In the wake of a popular petition hoping to save the soon-to-close streaming service, a huge list of big names in the movie biz have banded together to plead with Warner Media Group and change the minds of the powers that be. Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson, Christopher McQuarrie, Karyn Kusama, and many, many more have thrown their considerable weight behind FilmStruck. Will this ...
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