Michael Grandage’s Prime Video movie My Policeman and its ensemble cast will be lauded with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance at the TIFF Tribute Awards. The movie, which is making its world premiere at the 47th annual Toronto International Film Festival stars Harry Styles , Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett. Now in its fourth year, the TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI, will return to an in-person gala fundraiser during the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. “When your film shifts through time and across fluid boundaries of love and desire, you need a cast that can embody those nuances in every gesture,” said TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey. “Harry Styles, Emma Corrin and David Dawson deliver beautiful, mirrored performances with Linus Roache, Gina McKee and Rupert Everett. We’re thrilled to honour the ensemble cast of My Policeman with the … [Read more...] about ‘My Policeman’ To Receive Toronto International Film Festival’s Tribute Award For Performance
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As Netflix continues to expand internationally, Ted Sarandos said he’s got sights on offering as many as 20 original scripted series per year as he sat in conversation with Netflix-friendly creators Vince Gilligan ( Breaking Bad ) and Mitch Hurwitz ( Arrested Development ) on Wednesday at NATPE . “I think we can launch — successfully, high quality — around 20 original scripted shows a year, which means every 2 1/2 to three weeks you’re launching a new season or a new show on Netflix meant to be for really diverse tastes all around the world,” he said. The question came in reference to Netflix’s recent original series Marco Polo , a $90 million production that drew mixed reviews but, he said, played extremely well overseas. “The launch and completion rates were comparable with Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards , and more than that it’s happening around the world at the same time,” Sarandos said. “The season 2 pickup was based on that performance.” … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Eyes 20 Original Series A Year, Rips Theater Owners Again – NATPE
The legal battle over whether production company Sweetpea Entertainment or toy giant Hasbro owns sequel rights to Dungeons & Dragons came has come to an end — at least for now. But the seven-day trial that wrapped late Tuesday in federal court in downtown LA did not end quietly. “Hasbro cannot have it both ways,” attorney Patricia Glaser said in her closing statement, calling out the company for disputing a 2010 D&D movie sequel but not a 2005 one and dragging her client, Sweetpea and its owner Courtney Solomon, into court. Noting the “tentpole opportunity” the production company has with Warner Bros , Glaser added, “only Sweetpea, not Hasbro, has the right to make a movie with Dungeons & Dragons as its primary title.” Of course Hasbro sees it differently, which is why they rolled the dice with its initial complaint last May . “Hasbro has a right to begin to make movies of its own based on the property,” said lawyer Jeremy Goldman in his closing before … [Read more...] about ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Trial Ends; Will Warner Bros Or Universal Cast Magic Sequel Spell?
The same day the case over who owns sequel rights to Dungeons & Dragons wrapped, the case over the alleged “ James Bond knockoff” received the go-ahead to continue. In a sealed order, a federal judge is denying the motion by Universal to toss the multi-claim copyright infringement Section 6 lawsuit from MGM and Bond producer Danjaq . The order, from Judge James Otero, was dated September 23 but filed on Wednesday. A July 28 hearing on the matter was vacated later that month by the court, and Otero made his decision based on the materials of the case so far. In their late May motion to dismiss the action, the Comcast-owned studio said MGM and Danjaq’s case was based on “threadbare allegations about hypothetical future infringement in works yet to be produced.” Otero obviously disagreed. We’ll know why when his order is unsealed. MGM and Danjaq’s initial April 3 complaint cited what they say are the remarkable similarities between their man with a … [Read more...] about Universal Loses Bid To Toss James Bond Copyright Suit From MGM & 007 Producer
Tom Cruise fessed up during his deposition in his defamation case -- some of his movies should have gone straight to DVD -- or into the trash can. The lawyer for the magazine he's suing asked Cruise about the actor flying to a Scientology event while he was shooting a movie. Cruise testified at the time he was shooting "One Shot" in Pittsburgh. The attorney admitted confusion, saying he had never heard of the film and was surprised the studio would "throw away one of your films." Cruise then admitted, "They should. They should throw away a few of them." By the way, "One Shot" was retitled "Jack Reacher," which grossed $80 million domestically. So we gotta ask ... … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise — Some of My Movies SUCK!
Armando Iannucci is staying in business with HBO and is teaming up with Sam Mendes for the ride. The Veep and Avenue 5 creator and the Oscar-winning director have scored a pilot order for comedy The Franchise at the premium cable network. The half-hour project takes a wry look at superhero movie-making. It follows a hopeful crew trapped inside the dysfunctional, nonsensical, joyous hellscape of franchise superhero movie-making. If and when they finally make the day, the question they must face — is this Hollywood’s new dawn or cinema’s last stand? Is this a dream factory or a chemical plant? It comes after Deadline revealed that Iannucci’s space voyage comedy Avenue 5 may be coming to an end with its upcoming second season. The Franchise will be exec produced by Iannucci, via his Dundee Productions banner, and Mendes, via his All3Media-backed production company Neal Street Productions. The Oscar-winner Mendes, who hatched the idea, will also direct. Jon … [Read more...] about Sam Mendes & Armando Iannucci Set HBO Comedy Pilot ‘The Franchise’ About Superhero Movie-Making
David McCullough , the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian whose biographies gave character and compelling narratives to figures and moments that make up the fabric of the American experience, has died. He was 89. His publisher, Simon & Schuster, said that McCullough died on Sunday at his home in Hingman, MA, surrounded by his five children. Two of McCullough’s most famous works, presidential biographies of Harry Truman in 1992 and John Adams in 2001, not only won Pulitzer Prizes but were turned into TV miniseries. His gift for storytelling translated into that of a narrator of documentaries like Ken Burns’ Civil War . McCullough received the National Book Award for The Path Between the Seas, about the building of the Panama Canal, and Mornings on Horseback, a biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Other best sellers included The Johnstown Flood , The Great Bridge , Brave Companions , 1776 , The Greater Journey , The Wright Brothers , and … [Read more...] about David McCullough Dies: Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian Was 89
EXCLUSIVE: DJ Cotrona , who starred in the TV adaptation of Dusk Till Dawn, is set to reunite with Robert Rodriguez in the Netflix , Skydance and Spyglass Spy Kids sequel. He is set to join Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Billy Magnussen, Everly Carganilla and newcomer Connor Esterson in the latest installment with Rodriguez directing, writing and producing the film. Racer Max will co-write the pic. The film marks Rodriguez’s second family film with Netflix following the success of the 2020 family action film We Can Be Heroes . This latest Spy Kids chapter is set after the children of the world’s greatest secret agents unwittingly help a powerful game developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology, leading them to become spies themselves to save their parents and the world.David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will produce for Skydance, which will oversee development and production. Elizabeth Avellan and Max will also produce. … [Read more...] about ‘Spy Kids’: DJ Cotrona Joins Next Installment For Netflix, Skydance And Spyglass
California rock outfit Avenged Sevenfold have been sued by their label, Warner Bros. Records, after attempting to break their as-yet-unfulfilled contract by citing California’s “seven-year rule,” Billboard reports. Avenged Sevenfold have released four out of the five albums mandated by their deal, which was signed in 2004. Since then, according to a statement by the band’s lawyer, Howard E. King, the label has undergone “multiple regime changes that led to dramatic turnover at every level of the company, to the point where no one on the current A&R staff has even a nodding relationship with the band.” The “seven-year rule” the band has invoked is a section of the California labor code that stipulates a court cannot enforce a personal service contract after seven calendar years from when the deal began. But Warner Bros., in their breach-of-contract suit, dismissed Avenged Sevenfold’s invocation of the rule as unlawful and have demanded a trial in order to rule it … [Read more...] about Avenged Sevenfold Sued After Trying to Split From Warner Bros
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. There’s a lot to love about Grease , whether it’s the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies, Olivia Newton-John ’s Sandy Olsson and John Travolta ’s Danny Zuko, or songs like “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights” — and they’re all great reasons to re-watch the 1978 classic. Of course, There’s also Grease 2 , the 1982 sequel to Grease starring Michelle Pfeiffer, and Grease Live!, a live TV version of the original film that aired on Fox in 2016. Although not on the same level as the first movie, both of these offshoots are worthwhile for any Grease fan. Looking to re-visit Rydell High School at home? Read on: Below is a complete guide on where to stream Grease online, including how to watch the original film, Grease 2 , and Grease Live! Where to Stream Grease Online The best way to watch Grease online is to … [Read more...] about Re-Visit Rydell: Where to Stream Every ‘Grease’ Movie Online at Home