The agency breaks ranks with the agents’ association to do so, marking another victory for the WGA. Mid-tier talent firm Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston Agency has signed a franchise agreement with the Writers Guild of America, the guild announced Monday, joining such agencies as Kaplan Stahler, Buchwald and Abrams in breaking ranks with the Association of Talent Agencies. Two other agencies firmly in the writer business, Verve and Culture Creative Entertainment, are also signatories but not ATA members. Most of the other 70 or so signatories do not represent significant numbers of writers. The variously denominated franchise agreement or code of conduct generally prohibits packaging fees and affiliate production, but those are concerns primarily to the four largest agencies, WME, CAA, UTA and ICM Partners, and to a lesser extent Paradigm and APA. "Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston is pleased to announce that it has signed a new Franchise Agreement with the WGA,” the … [Read more...] about Rothman Brecher Agency Signs Writers Guild Code
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Just 13 days into its release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already a critical and commercial hit, earning over $1.2 billion worldwide and scoring an impressive 95% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While fans around the world are praising director J.J. Abrams' new adventure in a galaxy far, far away, most will admit that it isn't a "perfect" film by any means. Yesterday, Star Wars creator George Lucas had some interesting things to say about the new movie in an extensive, hour-long interview with Charlie Rose, where he called Disney "white slavers." The interview has created plenty of controversy since it was released, but now George Lucas issued a statement to The Wrap, where he apologized for his remarks. "I want to clarify my interview on the Charlie Rose Show. It was for the Kennedy Center Honors and conducted prior to the premiere of the film. I misspoke and used a very inappropriate analogy and for that I apologize. I have been working with Disney for 40 years and chose them … [Read more...] about George Lucas Apologizes for Controversial Star Wars Comments
The veil of secrecy swirling around the next Star Wars movie is slowly being lifted, with Disney and LucasFilm revealing The Last Jedi title just a few weeks ago. There are still plenty more mysteries to be solved. One of the bigger ones that many fans may have forgotten revolves around Benicio del Toro's character, who still hasn't been confirmed at this time. There's an interesting new fan theory out there about who he may be. If this theory is confirmed, it could have quite an amazing impact on the franchise, and perhaps will even force fans to pay closer attention to the animated series Star Wars Rebels. It should go without saying that there are potential SPOILERS for The Last Jedi below, but we're saying it anyway, so read on at your own risk. This comes from the Fan Theories section of Reddit, where a person known as "Darth_Hodor" has presented a solid theory as to who Benicio del Toro is playing. Rey's heritage has been one of the biggest questions from the start, especially … [Read more...] about Is Benicio Del Toro Playing This Star Wars Rebels Character in Last Jedi?
In the hours after the Justice Department announced that it would move to terminate the Paramount consent decrees, the stock price in AMC, Cinemark and IMAX all popped in after-hours trading. But even if studios are freed from 71-year-old restrictions that prevent them from exercising significant control over the exhibition pipeline, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will rush to buy up theater chains. Studio sources expressed doubts that many would move to buy up brick and mortar businesses at a time of upheaval. Rather, supporters of the government’s proposal believe that it could lead to other types of innovations, like subscription plans, and more experimenting with day and date theatrical and streaming releases. At a time when just about all of the major studios are launching streaming services, there could be more flexibility to tie subscriptions to theatrical exhibition offers. Related Story Justice Department Wants To Terminate Paramount Consent … [Read more...] about Will Studios Rush To Buy Theater Chains Without The Paramount Decrees? Don’t Bet On It
Rob Zombie is back with a new movie, 3 from Hell. After more than a decade, he's bringing back Baby, Otis and Captain Spaulding in a flick that will finish out his Firefly Family trilogy, which started with House of 1,000 Corpses and continued with The Devil's Rejects. Those who thought these characters were dead need to think again, as they're coming back in bloody fashion. Why after all these years did Rob Zombie, the highly successful rock icon turned horror director, decide now was the time to revisit these characters? I was lucky enough to chat with Mr. Zombie recently and we discussed that, as well as his possible House of 1000 Corpses musical, balancing his music with his directing and much more. So, without further adieu, here's our chat with Rob Zombie. I think most of us kind of thought the Firefly Family was done for good. What made now the right time to bring him back? RELATED: 3 from Hell Star Sid Haig on the Mend After Accident, Wife Gives Health Update Rob Zombie: … [Read more...] about Rob Zombie Talks Bringing the Firefly Family Back in 3 from Hell [Exclusive]