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The WGA vs. ATA Standoff Explained: What is Happening in Hollywood Between Writers and Their Agents?

A battleground has formed in Hollywood, but it’s not the stuff of movies. The fights are taking place in boardrooms, and soon courtrooms, as writers and their agents wage a war that is as tricky as it is potentially transformative of the entire movie and TV landscape. You may have heard the acronyms “WGA” and “ATA” thrown around, or seen the hashtag #WGAStaffingBoost on Twitter, and thought that this was a labor dispute that has little to do with you, the media-consuming public. But as negotiat...
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Disney Scraps Fox’s ‘Mouse Guard’ Two Weeks Before Production Begins

Disney has laid the trap for the first major film casualty of its acquisition of Fox. Two weeks before it was set to go into production, Mouse Guard, the feature film adaptation based on David Petersen’s beloved comic series, has been scrapped. Directed by The Maze Runner‘s Wes Ball, Mouse Guard was set to star Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Sonoya Mizuno, in a motion-capture animated film that would bring to life Petersen’s vivid Eisner Award-winning illustrations. Howeve...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Andy Serkis, James Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Petersen, David Petersen, Hollywood Reporter, Eisner, Sonoya Mizuno, Disney Fox, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar


Beyoncé releases ‘Homecoming,’ a Netflix documentary and live album of her 2018 Coachella performance

Beyoncé slayed the crowd at Coachella 2018 with a performance that was fierce and loving, urgent and passionate, and now you can watch it and listen to it over and over after her documentary “Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé” arrived on Netflix early Wednesday accompanied by a live album of the same name. The performance a year ago stands tall today against the more modest headliners of Coachella 2019. Ariana Grande, Tame Impala and Childish Gambino are great talents, but the vision of Beyoncé — at...
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Aidy Bryant’s ‘Shrill’ is Getting a Second Season at Hulu

Scream it loud for all to hear: Shrill has been renewed for a second season. Hulu has ordered Shrill season 2 for an expanded sophomore run in 2020, following the critical acclaim that the Aidy Bryant-led comedy met with the release of its first season in March. The SNL cast member is set to reprise her role in the Hulu comedy series based on the book by Lindy West. The Hollywood Reporter couldn’t keep quiet about the news that Shrill is getting a second season. The outlet reported that the ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Elizabeth Banks, Annie, Aidy Bryant, Hulu, Thr, Lorne Michaels, Bryant, Hollywood Reporter, Max Handelman, Lindy West, Warner Bros TV, Shrill


A Boy Called Christmas Casts Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins & Maggie Smith

A Boy Called Christmas casts Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins & Maggie Smith The upcoming A Boy Called Christmas has added three A-listers to its lineup. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, SNL), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington) and Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter) in the joint production between Netflix and StudioCanal’s adaptation of Matt Haig’s children’s book. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlo...
Tags: Downton Abbey, Movies, China, Netflix, Maggie Smith, Oscar, Studiocanal, Sally Hawkins, Smith, Kristen Wiig, Hollywood Reporter, Matt Haig, Hawkins, Wiig, Nikolas, Violet Crawley


Donald Glover’s Guava Island Will Stream on Amazon This Weekend for 18 Hours

Donald Glover’s Guava Island streaming on Amazon this weekend for 18 hours The super-secretive project from Donald Glover and Rihanna will be available to stream on this weekend — but only briefly. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Guava Island, which was filmed secretly in Cuba, will be released on Amazon Prime Video on Saturday, April 13 at 12:01 a.m. PT. It’ll also free to stream on this link for 18 hours after its launch. Amazon, who bid on the rights to the film while still in produc...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Rihanna, America, Atlanta, Cuba, Stephen, Donald, Amazon Prime Video, Hollywood Reporter, Donald Glover, Glover, Hiro Murai, ComingSoon, Letitia Wright, Nonso Anozie Cinderella


‘Grease’ Prequel ‘Summer Loving’ Gearing Up at Paramount with Writer John August

41 years after the mega-popular musical Grease first cruised into theaters and 37 years after its sequel debuted, a Grease prequel is in development at Paramount Pictures. John August (Big Fish, Go) is writing the screenplay, which will focus on the initial meeting between the slick, leather-jacket-clad “greaser” Danny Zuko (played by John Travolta in the original) and the innocent high school student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John). The big question, of course, is why does a prequel about th...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, John-August, Musical, Mel Gibson, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, John Travolta, Grease, Sandy, Danny Zuko, Hollywood Reporter, Danny, Henson, Pink Ladies, Prequel


The Top Law Schools For Entertainment Law (2019)

Want to represent your favorite celebrity? Choose the right law school.
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"'Unplanned' Box Office: Controversial Anti-Abortion Pic Surprises With Strong $6M Debut."

The Hollywood Reporter reports.The pic tells the true story of Abby Johnson, who defected from Planned Parenthood to become a pro-life activist after witnessing an abortion at 13 weeks. Unplanned was partially financed by My Pillow founder Michael Lindell, who is a born-again Christian and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.Hmm. I have not been following the politics of the My Pillow guy, only muting/fast-forwarding his commercials while smiling at the (fake?) sincerity of a man who r...
Tags: Movies, Law, Abortion, Donald Trump, Hollywood Reporter, Ann Althouse, Abby Johnson, Michael Lindell


Jai Courtney says he will be back playing Captain Boomerang in the James Gunn 'Suicide Squad' movie

Jai Courtney told Business Insider on Friday he will be returning for the "Suicide Squad" sequel directed by James Gunn. Courtney played the DC Comics supervillain Captain Boomerang in the 2016 David Ayer-directed movie. Will Smith is not returning for Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" movie, and according to reports the movie will be focusing mostly on DC characters who were not in the first movie. But Courtney is excited to return: "It will be different, for sure, but it's going to be great," he to...
Tags: Dc Comics, Trends, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Business Insider, Boomerang, David Ayer, Jai Courtney, Hollywood Reporter, Courtney


The Carters Accept GLAAD Media Award, JAY-Z To Receive NAACP President’s Award Tomorrow

Superstar couple JAY-Z and Beyoncé are getting a lot of awards this week. Tomorrow, The Hollywood Reporter reports, JAY-Z will receive the President's Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards. "The President's Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Beyonce, Jay-z, Naacp, Hollywood Reporter, The Carters


Download Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: A Digital Celebration of the Founding of the Bauhaus School 100 Years Ago

In 1919, German architect Walter Gropius founded Bauhaus, the most influential art school of the 20th century. Bauhaus defined modernist design and radically changed our relationship with everyday objects. Gropius wrote in his manifesto Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses Weimar that “There is no essential difference between the artist and the artisan.” His new school, which featured faculty that included the likes of Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, did indeed...
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YouTube Bows Out of Hollywood Arms Race With Netflix and Amazon

The retreat from direct competition with Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Video service reflects the high cost -- in billions of dollars -- needed to take on those deeply entrenched players, even for a rich tech giant like Google, the people said. YouTube generated more than $15 billion in ad sales last year without a huge slate of glitzy productions and concluded its money is better invested in music and gaming. The strategy change, first reported last November by the Hollywood Report...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Youtube, Netflix, Netflix Inc, Hollywood Reporter, Amazon com Inc


MoviePass parent’s CEO discusses the service’s rocky year

In the space of a few months, MoviePass went from being the hottest startup on the block to a cautionary tale about growing too big, too fast. By the time the summer of MoviePass came to an end, the company that was going to permanently disrupt the box office was hemorrhaging money. It changed its subscription plans repeatedly, while a service outage found its parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, asking creditors for a $5 million loan. The company’s past year is littered with tales ...
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Sequel Lands New Director

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel lands new director The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the upcoming sequel to the acclaimed Netflix teen romance To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has found a new director in the form of Michael Fimognari, who is taking over for previous director Susan Johnson. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googl...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Johnson, Hollywood Reporter, Han, Mike Flanagan, Janel Parrish, ComingSoon, Movie News, Sofia Alvarez, Jenny Han, Susan Johnson, Lana Condor Alita, Lara Jean, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Michael Fimognari


‘Danger Girl’ Movie in the Works from ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Director Jeff Wadlow

Even though Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment have been dominating the comic book movie scene for years now, there are a lot of other comic books out there which might look good on the big screen. One such property is in the works from Constantin Films. Danger Girl is a comic book from IDW Publishing which focuses on Abbey Chase, described as a champion marksman, virtuoso of languages, scholar of world history, and a heart-stopping femme fatale. But she’s also a treasure hunter with a knack f...
Tags: Movies, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Hollywood Reporter, IDW, Blumhouse, Comic Book/Superhero, Jeff Wadlow, Wadlow, Danger Girl, Sydney Savage, Hammer Syndicate, Umair Aleem, Natalia Kassle


‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Director Drew Goddard Signs Deal with Disney-Owned 20th Century Fox TV

Drew Goddard, the director of films like The Cabin in the Woods and Bad Times at the El Royale, is one of the sharpest minds working in entertainment right now. So it’s no surprise that he’s just signed a new four-year deal to “write, create, direct and develop new projects” for 20th Century Fox TV. Learn more about the Drew Goddard deal below. The ink is just barely dry on the Disney/Fox contracts since that acquisition just became 100% official in the early hours of yesterday morning, but i...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Disney, Fox, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Ridley Scott, 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Drew, Hollywood Reporter, Drew-Goddard, Goddard, Disney Fox, Dana Walden, 20th Century Fox TV


Disney/Fox Deal is Done, But Don’t Expect to See X-Men in the MCU Anytime Soon

Well, it happened. Disney’s acquisition of key 21st Century Fox entertainment assets has officially gone through, and we are now living in a post-Fox world. One of Hollywood’s long-standing studios has just been swallowed whole. Thousands of jobs are at risk. It’s a dark day. Some will claim that this is a necessary step in these tumultuous times, and a certain section of fandom will take a bizarre solace in the fact that at least this acquisition means that they’ll get to see the Fantastic Fou...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Fox, Hulu, X-men, 21st Century Fox, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Don, Hollywood Reporter, Simon Kinberg, Kinberg, MCU, Josh Boone, Comic Book/Superhero


Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Exits Company in Wake of Scandal

After six years leading the company, Kevin Tsujihara is out as the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey released a statement today explaining the decision: “It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio’s success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him. Kevin acknowledges that his mistakes are inconsiste...
Tags: Movies, Time Warner, Ocean, Harry Potter, Warner Brothers, Kevin Tsujihara, Company, Kevin, Kirk, AT T, Hollywood Reporter, WB, Brett Ratner, Business and Industry News, Tsujihara, John Stankey


Bryan Singer Out as Red Sonja Director

Bryan Singer out as Red Sonja director The Hollywood Reporter brings word that director Bryan Singer is no longer attached to the Red Sonja movie that’s in-development at Millennium Films. According to the trade, Singer was dropped from the project, not because of reports of him sexually assaulting underaged boys, but because the production company couldn’t secure a distributor in the US with Singer involved. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: Movies, US, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Warner Bros, Marvel Comics, Robert Rodriguez, Sonja, Hollywood Reporter, Little China, Roy Thomas, Robert E Howard, Rose McGowan, ComingSoon, Movie News, Barry Windsor Smith


William Faulkner’s Review of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Images via Wikimedia Commons In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes. Born in Mississippi, Faulkner wrote allegorical histories of the South in a style that is both elliptical and challenging. His works were marked by uses of stream-of-consciousness and shifting points of view. He also favored titanically lo...
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Alan Tudyk, Disney’s Lucky Charm, Will Voice Iago in ‘Aladdin’

In Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King, director Jon Favreau is bringing back James Earl Jones to reprise his role as Mufasa from the animated original. But no such luck for Gilbert Gottfried, who memorably voiced Jafar’s pet parrot in Disney’s 1993 animated classic Aladdin. Director Guy Ritchie has hired actor Alan Tudyk to take over the role in the studio’s upcoming live-action remake. Tudyk has become something of a lucky charm for Disney after appearing in several of their recent hits...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Robin Williams, Fantasy, Disney, Oscar, James Earl Jones, John August, Will Smith, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Dodgeball, Tim Rice, Hollywood Reporter


Alan Tudyk Will Voice Iago in Disney’s Aladdin

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Alan Tudyk will voice Iago in Disney’s Aladdin Following the release of Aladdin‘s official trailer, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Wreck-It Ralph‘s Alan Tudyk has signed on to voice Jafar’s parrot sidekick Iago in the live-action remake. Iago was previously voiced by comedian Gilbert Gottfried in the animated film and its sequels. Tudyk is best known for voicing many animated characters in films like Ice Age as Lenny, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked as Simon...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Hollywood Reporter, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


Jesse Eisenberg Takes Up Karate in The Art of Self Defense Trailer

Jesse Eisenberg Takes Up Karate in The Art of Self Defense Trailer After a somewhat elongated absence from the big screen, at least by Hollywood standards, Jesse Eisenberg, last seen by most filmgoers in that post-credit Justice League scene, has popped up in the trailer for the dark comedy The Art of Self Defense. You can check out the trailer (via The Hollywood Reporter) in the player below. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Justice League, Hulu, Columbus, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Hollywood Reporter, Guillermo, Eisenberg, Riley Stearns, Sensei Nivola, Ramy Eisenberg


Watch the Deleted Musical Number from Vice

Watch the Deleted Musical Number from Vice The long-spoke-aout musical number in Adam McKay’s Academy-Award nominated Vice has finally made its way online, via The Hollywood Reporter. You can check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().a...
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Mike Judge Extends Overall Deal with HBO, Sets Two New Comedies

Mike Judge extends overall deal with HBO, sets two new comedies The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Mike Judge (Silicon Valley) has signed a new two-year overall deal extension with HBO, including production commitments for QualityLand and A5, two new comedies for the premium cable network. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(fu...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Lionsgate, Fox, TV News, Silicon Valley, Mike, Hollywood Reporter, Cinemax, A5, Mike Judge, Qualityland, Marc Uwe Kling, Josh Lieb Silicon Valley Michael Rotenberg, Etan Cohen King of the Hill Beavis


James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad' sequel strategy represents the grander ambitions of the DC movie universe

James Gunn is focusing on a new cast of characters for his "Suicide Squad" sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gunn's strategy for the sequel represents Warner Bros.' grander ambitions for the DC movie universe going forward, which is to focus on what has worked and get rid of what hasn't. Last week, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Will Smith will not return to James Gunn's "Suicide Squad" sequel. And on Wednesday, multiple outlets, including THR and , reported that Idris Elba...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Hobbs, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Smith, Deadshot, Los Angeles Times, Kevin Tsujihara, Hollywood Reporter


Check Out the First Pic of Alec Baldwin as John DeLorean!

Check out the first pic of Alec Baldwin as John DeLorean! Posted inside The Hollywood Reporter’s preview of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival were details about the upcoming Framing John DeLorean biopic starring Alec Baldwin, along with a first-look at the actor as the titular car magnate, which you can see above! The details are scarce, though the trade notes that Tribeca will debut the film about the rise and fall of the 1980s auto executive. PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Film, Car, Showtime, Deadpool, Anna, Ryan Reynolds, Biopic, Alec Baldwin, Delorean, Tribeca, Vanessa, Hollywood Reporter, Adrià, John Z DeLorean, John DeLorean


WarnerMedia hires Bob Greenblatt in leadership shuffle

Changes are afoot at WarnerMedia. Last week, Richard Pleper announced that he was leaving the CEO role at HBO, following reports that WarnerMedia and its new corporate parent AT&T were pushing for network to get bigger and broader. Turner President David Levy is also departing. Today, WarnerMedia announced  that former NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt (who The Hollywood Reporter had previously said was a likely hire) has joined as chairman of of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-C...
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Behold The Drawings of Franz Kafka (1907-1917)

Runner 1907-1908 UK-born, Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan has posted a brief video piece about Franz Kafka’s drawings. Kafka, of course, wrote a body of work, mostly never published during his lifetime, that captured the absurdity and the loneliness of the newly emerging modern world: In The Metamorphosis, Gregor transforms overnight into a giant cockroach; in The Trial, Josef K. is charged with an undefined crime by a maddeningly inaccessible court. In story after story, Kafka showed his...
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