Under pressure for their survival, the specialty-film labels need every bit of help they can get, and so do their art house rivals. The Oscars won’t just determine the future of individual winners and losers this year. They could also have a real impact on the future of specialty-film distributors. After stealing the luster from…
February 09, 2018
Jaina Lee Ortiz makes her ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ debut ahead of the ‘Station 19′ launch, while Kerry Washington and Viola Davis’ worlds collide. All the Shondaland worlds will collide on March 1 when ABC’s “Thank God It’s Thursday” lineup returns after a break for NBC’s Winter Olympics. On Grey’s Anatomy, firefighter spinoff Station 19 star Jaina…
February 09, 2018
Thirty-eight executives signed the letter, which asked the Recording Academy to take “aggressive steps” to diversify its voting members. One week after female music executives called on Recording Academy president Neil Portnow to resign over his comments that female musicians should “step up” to improve gender representation at the Grammys, some of their male peers…
February 09, 2018
The awards were handed out Saturday night in Los Angeles. The USC Libraries Scripter Awards, which recognize adapted screenplays and their source material, were handed out Saturday night, with Call Me by Your Name and The Handmaid’s Tale taking top honors in film and television, respectively. James Ivory’s Call Me by Your Name beat out Scott Neustadter…
February 09, 2018
The music competition will make a swift return, airing a second season summer 2018. Fox is feeling The Four. The limited run singing competition, which concludes its first season on Thursday, has been renewed for a second season. The two-hour show has been occupying Thursdays since the top of the year — and while its ratings…
February 08, 2018
Are you somehow still on the fence about BLACK PANTHER? Here’s why you should go see this landmark superhero film! ▻ Buy Tickets to Black Panther: https://www.fandango.com/black-panther-202991/mo…
February 08, 2018
The ‘Fifty Shades’ threequel closes out Universal’s profitable BDSM-laced film trilogy. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed is set to seduce the competition at the pre-Valentine’s box office with a debut of $30 million or more. The threequel closes out the female-fueled film franchise based on the BDSM-laced novels by EL James. Dakota Johnson once again stars…
February 08, 2018
THR’s Producer Roundtable airs Sunday morning on SundanceTV. The Hollywood Reporter‘s Producer Roundtable features superproducers including Judd Apatow, Amy Pascal, Jason Blum, Eric Fellner, Seth Rogen and Ridley Scott debating tough decisions, surprise successes and sexual harassment in Hollywood: “No, I don’t think [Weinstein]’s an outlier.” Viewers can watch the roundtable discussions Sundays on SundanceTV as…
February 08, 2018
The animated series received a pickup for 20 new episodes along with a national tour and consumer products. Nickelodeon is giving Sunny Day another season. The kids cable network has greenlighted the animated series for a second season, consisting of 20 new episodes that will continue to air regularly this year. The show follows a…
February 07, 2018
From ladybugs to the Johnson administration to a creepy Mother Goose rhyme. Saoirse Ronan’s character never explains why she begins calling herself “Lady Bird” in the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. Born Christine McPherson, Lady Bird decides to embrace the new moniker to the chagrin of her mother and community. In the beginning, when…
February 07, 2018
The Marvel and Disney superhero movie lands in North American theaters Feb. 16. Filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed Black Panther continues its historic run-up into theaters, outpacing all previous movies released in the first quarter in terms of advance ticket sales on market leader Fandango. The tentpole, from Disney and Marvel studios, is beating out…
February 07, 2018
“It was completely strange and wonderful, like stepping back in time,” the actor tells THR of his return to the Dick Wolf franchise. Law & Order: SVU is poised to host to both a crossover and a reunion in the same episode when franchise veteran Sam Waterston guest stars as District Attorney Jack McCoy, reprising…
February 07, 2018