Sherry Lansing, Anne Sweeney, Dana Walden, Lori Greiner and Jennifer Salke helped celebrate a decade of the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program presented by Lifetime. Sherry Lansing, Anne Sweeney, Disney's Dana Walden, Lori Greiner and Amazon Studios' Jennifer Salke were among those to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program presented by Lifetime on Monday night. Salke was joined by WME's Nancy Josephson on a panel at the Sunset Tower Hotel to reflect on the past 10 years of the program, which has paired more than 200 high school girls with industry leaders. The program has given away $7.8 million in scholarships over the decade. Former mentees Vandalena Mahoney, Paola Franco and Megan Castillo from the THR and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater L.A.'s Women in Entertainment mentorship program also spoke about their experiences in Hollywood with moderator and THR executive editor Stephen Galloway, who was credited … [Read more...] about Inside The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Mentor Program 10th Anniversary Party
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The U.K.-based company is buying the Canadian production equipment and services company as a local Hollywood film boom gathers pace. As Ontario's Hollywood film boom grows, The Ashtead Group has acquired William F. White International, Canada's biggest film, TV and digital production equipment rental business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the U.K.-based equipment rental giant — which is colloquially called "Whites" and runs the Sunbelt U.S. construction and industrial equipment rental division —is entering the film production equipment rental business as deep-pocketed Hollywood streamers and studios aggressively lock up studio space, talent and crews in and around Toronto. Whites' customers include major Hollywood studios Warner Bros, Walt Disney, Universal Studios, MGM and Lionsgate and Silicon Valley players like Amazon Prime and Apple as they enter the TV streaming space and require original content of their own. Paul Bronfman, chairman and CEO of Whites … [Read more...] about Ashtead Group Acquires Movie Equipment Rental Giant William F. White International
Zombieland Double Tap is finally here, after the breakout success of the original film which came out in 2009. It seems strange to wait a decade to make a sequel but as Jesse Eisenberg revealed during an interview with Jimmy Fallon, it was their work on Deadpool that prevented the original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick from writing the sequel earlier. "We waited 10 years to do the movie-we didn't wait. We were trying to do the movie right after the first one, cause the first one was so popular, and then we just couldn't like-we just waited for the best script. In the meantime, the two writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick did Deadpool and then we were kind of waiting for them to finish that, so they can write this... we're all waiting for the best script." Considering they both used the same writers, you can tell Zombieland and Deadpool share the same comedic sensibilities, with a foundation of violent, absurdist humor and nihilistic approach to normalized social … [Read more...] about Zombieland: Double Tap Was Delayed by Deadpool Says Jesse Eisenberg
Throwback Tuesday is here and we have brought you a controversial piece featuring Vivek Oberoi, who had called out Salman Khan for threatening and abusing him over the phone. Vivek had addressed a press conference on April 1, 2003, to announce that Salman Khan had threatened him over the phone. The press conference dates back to the days when Aishwarya Rai was allegedly dating Vivek. Vivek had not only slammed Salman's behaviour but had also called him 'badtameez' in front of the media. Here's what he had said... When Vivek Had Talked About Salman Vivek had said, "On the night of 30th March, this incident happened. The drama went on for about five hours. Salman Khan had called me on my phone. When I picked the phone, I had realized that he's drunk and he started out saying 'Who are you? What do you think of yourself?'" (sic) 'Salman's A Badtameez' "Initially, I couldn't figure out why Salman Khan has called me and saying such things. He talked to me very rudely. Unki zubaan badi … [Read more...] about Vivek Oberoi: Salman Khan Is ‘Badtameez’; Said I Have Relations With Aishwarya Rai, Rani (Throwback)
Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com It would be historic ... but Charles Barkley says Becky Hammon should NOT consider the NY Knicks head coaching job because it would set her up for failure! Of course, the Knicks are in the market for a new head coach after firing David Fizdale last week -- and a lot of people are calling for James Dolan to make Becky the first female head coach in NBA history. 42-year-old Hammon has created a lot of buzz in the NBA coaching world -- she was a 6-time WNBA All-Star before becoming an assistant with Gregg Popovich's Spurs in 2014. Pop has praised her as a coaching star and it seems like it's only a matter of time before she takes a head coaching job. Getty There are rumblings Hammon is interested in the Knicks job ... but Barkley is warning her to stay FAR AWAY from the dumpster fire that's the Knicks. "Somebody's gonna give her a chance," Barkley tells TMZ Sports ... "I don't think she should take THAT job. Don't take a bad job!" … [Read more...] about Charles Barkley to Becky Hammon, Don’t Take the Knicks Job!