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
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!
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
A film adaptation of Paul McCartney’s children’s novel, High in the Clouds, is headed to Netflix. Per a statement, High in the Clouds tells the story of a teenage squirrel named Wirral who finds himself “pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds after he accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader (and fabulous singer!), who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.” A release date has yet to be announced. McCartney, co-author Philip Ardagh and illustrator Geoff Dunbar published High in the Clouds in 2005, and a film adaptation was first reported in 2013. Two years later, it was revealed that McCartney had written seven or eight new songs for the movie, including one featuring Lady Gaga. McCartney will provide original songs and music for the Netflix film, although it’s unclear if that includes any previously reported tracks. McCartney will co-produce the High in the Clouds adaptation, with … [Read more...] about Paul McCartney Animated Film ‘High in the Clouds’ Headed to Netflix
Every few months, RollingStone.com shines a spotlight on a forgotten, neglected, overshadowed, under-appreciated and/or critically maligned film that we love in a series we’re calling “Be Kind, Rewind.” Our latest movie: the Adam Sandler comedy Billy Madison. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”—Corinthians 13:11, King James Bible “Stop looking at me, Swan!!!” — Billy Madison, to bath fixture It’s the giant taunting penguin that does it. For the first few minutes, you could be watching any raunchcom that carbon-dates back to the late Eighties or early-to-mid-Nineties (in this case, 1995), the kind featuring a shirtless dude floating in a pool with a baseball cap on his head and a drink in his hand. The fact that he’s also singing to a bottle of sunscreen (“Suntan lotion/is good for me/you protect … [Read more...] about American Idiot: Why ‘Billy Madison’ Is Still Adam Sandler’s Best Movie