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  • Film Victoria Hires Caroline Pitcher as CEO
    Film Victoria, the Australian regional screen agency, has appointed Caroline Pitcher as its new CEO. She replaces Jenni Tosi who has resigned. Pitcher was national GM, film & television post production at Deluxe, from 2013-2016, and prior to that she was director, marketing & enterprise solutions at Omnilab Media. She has been a member of […]
  • Jose Alvarez’s ‘The Gaze of the Sea’ Vies for the Top Docu Prize at Morelia
    Executive produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”), Jose Alvarez’s poignant docu “The Gaze of the Sea” (“Los Ojos del Mar”) turns on a prostitute who makes it her mission to help the families of shipwrecked fishermen lost at sea. “Gaze” is produced by Julio Chavezmontes’ Piano, the Mexican lead-producer of Emiliano Rocha Minter’s “We […]
  • TV Academy Votes to Begin Disciplinary Proceedings Against Harvey Weinstein
    The Television Academy has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against Harvey Weinstein. At a regularly scheduled meeting of the board of governors, the Academy overwhelmingly decided to pursue disciplinary action against the embattled producer, who stands accused of multiple counts of sexual harassment and assault. The proceedings may result in termination of his Academy membership, […]
  • Lumière Festival: Celluloid Angels to Give Anna Karina Directorial Debut “Vivre Ensemble” 4k Restoration
    LYON — Hundreds of cinema restoration professionals meet in Lyon each year, as well as filmmakers, actors, and superfans, to admire and discuss cinematic gems, which might otherwise become victims of time and technology. At this year’s festival Jean-Luc Godard’s iconic muse, Anna Karina, gave a master class and introduced the restoration of her 1973 directorial […]
  • Film Review: ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’
    In his career as a writer, director, actor, mogul, and one-man filmmaking factory, Tyler Perry has given us shamelessly over-the-top demon-yuppie melodrama; exuberantly dirty-minded dress-up burlesque; squeaky-clean family soap opera; a rare bid for prestige with his 2010 adaptation of “For Colored Girls”; and, in last year’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” his message-movie version of […]
  • Tracy Morgan’s ‘The Last O.G.’ Loses Showrunner, Delayed Until 2018
    Tracy Morgan’s return to series television has been delayed. Variety has confirmed that executive producer and showrunner John Carcieri has left “The Last O.G.” the new TBS comedy series in which Morgan is set to star. Originally scheduled to premiere next week, the series is now set to debut some time in 2018. “The Last […]
  • XXXTentacion, Rapper Facing Domestic Violence Charges, in Talks for Distribution Deal With Caroline
    While a report published Thursday says that rapper XXXTentacion, who is facing a series of domestic violence charges from his pregnant girlfriend, has signed a $6 million deal with Capitol Music Group, a source close to the situation disputed some of the report’s details to Variety. The deal in question is actually a distribution pact […]
  • Lupita Nyong’o Details Harvey Weinstein’s Advances Toward Her in Op-Ed: ‘I Felt Unsafe’
    Lupita Nyong’o has come forward about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein in an op-ed in the New York Times, writing that not only did Weinstein attempt to ply her with alcohol when she met with him at a restaurant, but after they moved the meeting to his home to watch a film screening, tried to […]
  • Roy Price’s Top Amazon Lieutenants Under Scrutiny (EXCLUSIVE)
    Roy Price is gone from Amazon Studios, bounced from his post as president as a result of detailed sexual harassment allegations. Now the ground looks increasingly unsteady beneath members of his executive team. Joe Lewis, head of drama and comedy development at Amazon Studios, has already seen his purview shrink significantly this year. Under orders […]
  • ‘Chelsea’ Proves Netflix Can’t Always Beat TV at Its Own Game (Opinion)
    Let’s take a moment to celebrate a rare victory for traditional TV over Netflix. There’s no other way to read the demise of “Chelsea,” the streaming service’s talk show featuring Chelsea Handler, who announced Wednesday that she is moving on after its second season concludes at the end of the year.  Though CEO Reed Hastings […]


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