EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Diablo Cody ( Juno ) has boarded Jenny Mollen ’s City of Likes as executive producer of the series adaptation, which is in development with Sony Pictures TV and The Nacelle Company . Announced in 2021, the project falls under Nacelle’s first look comedy deal with Sony TV . The book will be released by NacelleBooks on June 14. City of Likes centers on Megan Chernoff, a talented but unemployed copywriter in an identity crisis after the birth of her second child. Seeking a fresh start, she and her family move to New York City, where she meets a gorgeous, stylish, well-known momfluencer. Before she knows it, Meg finds herself immersed in the ‘momfluencer’ world, hobnobbing at exclusive power mama supper clubs, partaking in fancy wellness rituals, and reveling in the external validation she gets from her followers who grow daily by the thousands. When Meg realizes she’s losing track of what matters most, she realizes she must find a way back to her … [Read more...] about Diablo Cody Joins Jenny Mollen’s ‘City Of Likes’ As Exec Producer For Sony TV & Nacelle
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A fresh outbreak of monkeypox in Europe and the United States in recent weeks isn’t just a threat to public health. It’s also a warning sign. More and more dangerous viruses, having evolved in animal populations, are jumping to the human population. Bird flu. MERS. SARS-CoV-1. And of course SARS-CoV-2, which has killed 6.3 million people since the very first infection in Wuhan, China, 30 months ago. It’s not hard to see why these animal-to-human “zoonotic” viral outbreaks are getting more severe and more frequent. We’re chopping down more of the forests where animals live, exposing them to us and us to them. Climate change and the illicit wildlife trade only make the problem worse. As deforestation surges, so does the risk of viral outbreaks. “The combination of climate change, population density and urban expansion is worrisome because I think we will continue to see novel viruses with the capacity to cause human disease,” said Stephanie James, the head of … [Read more...] about Is Monkeypox Just the Beginning?
The second season of HBO Max ’s unscripted spinoff series Hard Knocks in Season will feature the Arizona Cardinals and their exciting young quarterback Kyler Murray. The streamer is teaming with NFL Films for the docuseries, which will launch in November. In Season will document the NFC West contenders as they navigate the challenges of an NFL season and battle to return to the postseason. Led by their thrid-year signal caller, the team started 7-0 for the first time since 1947, when the franchise was in St. Louis, en route to a wild-card playoff berth. The Cardinals lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs. The 2022 in-season edition of the unscripted staple will marks the Cardinals’ first appearance in the Hard Knocks franchise, which launched in 2001. “Last season Hard Knocks made an unprecedented leap, documenting an NFL regular season in real time for the first time ever with the Indianapolis Colts,” said Keith … [Read more...] about ‘Hard Knocks In Season’ Huddles With Kyler Murray & Arizona Cardinals For HBO Max
EXCLUSIVE: Italian actress Margherita Mazzucco , best known for her starring role as Elena in HBO and Rai’s My Brilliant Friend , has signed with ICM Partners for representation. Mazzuco landed the lead role of Elena Greco in My Brilliant Friend in a school and city-wide audition when she was 16. Created by Saverio Costanzo, the Neapolitan drama based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling series of books, takes place in the 1950s and beyond. The series wrapped its third season last month and has been renewed for a fourth and final season, which will be based on Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child , the fourth book in her quadrilogy. Mazzucco can next be seen starring in the film Chiara, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli for Vivi film and Rai 101. Mazzucco also is repped by Gioia Levi of Carol Levi and Company in Rome. … [Read more...] about ‘My Brilliant Friend’s Margherita Mazzucco Signs With ICM Partners
Endeavour , the long-running Inspector Morse prequel series, is ending after nine seasons. British broadcaster ITV and PBS Masterpiece revealed the news in a video, which you can see below. The series, which comes from writer Russell Lewis, stars Shaun Evans and Roger Allam. Season 9 is currently filming in Oxford. The series began as a single film in 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Morse and has run for 33 episodes across nine seasons. Shaun Evans plays young Endeavour Morse, beginning his career as a detective constable, and later as a detective sergeant, with the Oxford City Police CID. Roger Allam plays DCI Fred Thursday, Morse’s mentor. Season 8 will air in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece between June 19 and July 3 and will be followed by three more episodes for Season 9. Damien Timmer, who runs producer Mammoth Screen and exec produces the series, said, “ Endeavour has been a real labour of love for all of us, and we salute Russell Lewis for … [Read more...] about ‘Endeavour’: ‘Inspector Morse’ Prequel Series To End On Masterpiece & ITV After Nine Seasons
Before Inigo Philbrick became known as the art world’s “ mini-Madoff ,” he cultivated a reputation as a wunderkind gallerist. A bon vivant with boyish good looks and even better connections, Philbrick opened two of his own art galleries by his early 30s. Philbrick had enjoyed the backing of a top gallerist and the trust of seasoned collectors. He boasted a comely girlfriend and had ingratiated himself with her family. Philbrick, as it would turn out, was a scammer. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, 2021 to one count of wire fraud. At the time, the then 34-year-old Philbrick admitted in court that between 2016 and 2019, he “knowingly engaged” in a scheme to rake in cash using “material representations and omissions” in his business deals, including shady tactics like peddling more shares in an artwork than actually existed. He will be sentenced Monday afternoon for the $86 million fraud. Papers submitted in advance of his sentencing paint a comprehensive, and complicated, … [Read more...] about The Art World’s ‘Mini Madoff’ Faces Sentencing for His $86 Million Fraud