Today's Burbank earthquake? That was Disney naming... →
There’s lots of Hollywood buzz about this one: a year after the Time-Warner poobahs in New York pushed out Alan Horn, the successful long-time head of its Warner Bros. studio operation, Disney’s Bob Iger announced he was bringing Horn on to clean up the challenges facing the Mouse House’s studio operations. To be sure, Disney has had a lot to smile about lately with the...
Is three-a-night the way to get "Bullet in the...
The Deadline team is reporting that the TV show ”Bullet in The Face” is getting some unusual treatment from IFC, which is moving ahead with plans to air the bloody comedy even with all its transgressive violence, religious impropriety and over-the-top humor in place. But to get the show on the air even after the April departure of its major IFC champion, former president Evan...
Renner rocks "Bourne Legacy" trailer, but room... →
Deadline.com has the hot new trailer for the latest iteration of the Jason Bourne franchise, this time largely without Matt Damon, but with many other key performers from the smashing spy series. Deadline’s Mike Fleming provides a bit of background on the Tony Gilroy film, which gives Jeremy Renner lots of room to do his awesome intense wired-too-tight thing, while leaving some space for a...
Low-budget "Marigold Hotel" tops $100M Worldwide... →
Deadline’s Nikki Finke does a smart analysis of one of the few bona fide (and definitely the least expected) hits of Hollywood’s “summer” season so far, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” “Hotel” will cross the $100 million level in worldwide box office this week (80 percent of that overseas), making it already one of the best performing films in the...
Will YouTube Become an Old Media Numbers Game? |... →
A blog focused on new media looks at Deadline’s new weekly rankings for Google’s YouTube original-content channels, and wonders if our move is the first step toward putting the New Media on an Old Media footing, complete with competition for rankings and ad dollars. Here’s a thought: Yep. Everyone IS fighting for page views (and the ad dollars they can bring in), and ad buyers...
Deadline.com scoop: Little-known actor sweeps... →
Brenton Thwaites, whose work has heretofore only been seen in his home country of Australia, has been crowned the prince in the upcoming Sleeping Beauty fable from Disney, Maleficent. Read more at Deadline.
Streetcar is no longer about the moment at all. There is no Blanche DuBois...– The great director Mike Nichols sits down with Deadline.com’s Mike Fleming for a truly terrific Q&A about “Death of a Salesman,” the play he’s currently directing that makes him an odds-on favorite to win yet another Tony, which would be his ninth. Nichols, now 80,...
1st Trailer for "Les Miserables" movie hits the... →
It’s safe to say Les Mis fans are not currently miserable, given the buzz that immediately erupted around the Internet following the posting this morning of a first teaser trailer for the upcoming movie translation of the durable stage musical. Here, we see Anne Hathaway have a go at “I Dreamed a Dream.” The movie’s other stars include Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda...
Trade Fools: BOX OFFICE STORIES: Blow Up The... →
Holiday preoccupations kept me from seeing before now this nice shout-out for Nikki’s always-sterling box office coverage from the “Trade Fools” blog (it tracks the entertainment trade biz). Thank you, TF. And keep up the good work keeping us all a little more honest in a town not always storied for that trait.
The real story behind GI Joe 2 delays...
Think it really takes nine months just to add 3-D to the sequel to the “G.I. Joe” franchise? Nikki says no. Her indefatigable digging reveals that the mostly finished film will receive a significant overhaul, (WARNING: spoiler that likely will no longer be a spoiler in a few months) to preserve the Channing Tatum character that was killed off in the early frames. Audiences hated it....
Does Catherine Bell's ABC deal mean good news to... →
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva is reporting exclusively that Catherine Bell has said “I Do” to a two-year extension of her deal with ABC Studios, which produces “Army Wives” for Lifetime. It’s the first such contract extension for any of the show’s principals, at a time when the show itself has not received any commitment beyond its sixth year. Could the...
Deadline launches weekly rankings of YouTube... →
In recognition of the shifting media landscape, Deadline has begun publishing weekly rankings of viewership of YouTube’s original-content channels. Google, YouTube’s owner, only announced funding for 100 original-content channels in December, then showcased many of them during last month’s so-called “NewFronts,” designed to encourage advertisers to buy...
Deadline's Pete Hammond wraps up Cannes awards... →
While you were enjoying (we hope) the long holiday in America, Deadline’s Pete Hammond was covering the awards presentations as the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up its annual Fortnight on the Croisette. Award winners were led by Michael Haneke’s brilliant but challenging “Amour,” about an aging couple dealing with the after effects on their lives when strokes debilitate...
Cannes Jury Loves "Amour," Haneke's second Palme... →
Check out Pete Hammond’s coverage of the Cannes Film Festival Awards here. Michael Haneke nabbed his second Palme D’Or in four years with “Amour,” a challenging and brilliant film about an aging couple struggling with the effects of her multiple strokes. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” won for best first film, and “Reality,” about a man fixated with...
Deadline Podcast from Cannes: Pete Hammond on the... →
Check out the inaugural podcast from Deadline.com Awards Columnist Pete Hammond, who reports on all his favorite films and performances from the first half of the Cannes Film Festival. Hear about hot festival picks such as “Rust and Bone” (with an awards-worthy star turn by Marion Cotillard); Michael Haneke’s brilliant but challenging “Amour;” the crowd-pleasing “Madagascar 3:...
Nikki on Weekend Box Office: MIB 3 To Neuralyze... →
Nikki Finke looks ahead at a holiday weekend that seems sure to be dominated by men in black suits, waving handheld devices that will make audiences finally forget about “The Avengers” billion-dollar domination of box offices worldwide. “Men In Black 3” racked up a “good” $1.5 million in midnight showings, but should do considerably better over the three-day...
R.I.P., Lee Rich: MGM chairman, Lorimar founder,... →
The death at 93 (in classic Hollywood fashion, his listed age was 85) of Lee Rich marks the passing of one of Hollywood’s most important moguls of several decades. Nikki Finke takes a long look at Rich’s storied Hollywood legacy.
On this recording, Deadline.com’s...
Trade Fools running a poll on "best editorial... →
Trade Fools, the blog run by an anonymous “average Hollywood ‘journalist’” that keeps a hawk eye peered at which trade pub “wins” on any given news break, is now running a poll to look at “Who is the best editorial leader” of the Big Four trades. Naturally, we’re voting Nikki, and gratified to see in early voting that she’s leading the...