EXCLUSIVE : There is another change in the executive producer ranks of HBO’s House of the Dragon . Jocelyn Diaz will not be returning to the Game Of Thrones sequel as it is headed into its second season. Sources said she had a one-year deal with an option for a second, which is not being picked up. The exit comes on the heels of series exec producer Miguel Sapochnik stepping down after serving as co-showrunner for Season 1, with House of the Dragon co-creator/exec producer Ryan Condal, who was co-showrunner with Sapochnik, becoming sole showrunner for Season 2 and continuing to work closely with series co-creator/executive producer George R.R. Martin. It was revealed at the time of Sapochnik’s exit as co-showrunner that Sara Hess and Diaz would also continue as executive producers for Season 2, along with Vince Gerardis. That will not be the case with DIaz, a non-writing EP. (Ron Schmidt, who also served as an executive producer on Season 1, quietly exited the series … [Read more...] about ‘House Of The Dragon’ Executive Producer Jocelyn Diaz Exits Ahead Of Season 2
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The British pound fell to an all-time low against the dollar as markets reacted to the UK’s biggest tax cuts in 50 years. The pound plunged more than 4% early Monday morning to $1.0327 before stabilizing at around $1.06. The steep slide came as trading opened in Asia and Australia, extending an almost 2% drop from Friday and fueling predictions that the pound could continue to fall to parity with the US dollar. If the pound continues to stand at this low level against the dollar, imports of commodities such as oil and gas, which are priced in dollars , will be more expensive to buy. British people visiting the US will also find that their money does not go as far as it once did. In short, you will be paying more for whatever you buy overseas. On the production side, this trend is good for US firms who want to shoot in the UK because costs will be cheaper, but it is bad for U.K. buyers who need to acquire content in dollars. Overall, it is bad for UK PLC. Experts … [Read more...] about British Pound Falls To Record Low Against The Dollar
Former Sky Exec Kylie Munnich Named Goalpost Pictures CEO The Invisible Man , Five Blind Dates and Black Snow producer Goalpost Pictures has named film and TV industry veteran Kylie Munnich as its CEO. The Sydney-based producer will welcome her on November 1. The former Sky Studios and Sonar Entertainment exec is leaving a role as head of Screen Queensland, a post she held for three years, overseeing the state’s biggest ever spike in production against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, she was a Scripted Sales and Co-Production Executive for Seven Studios and Senior Vice President for Distribution, Asia Pacific for Sonar Entertainment. Before that, she’d worked in the UK as Director of Drama and Comedy for Sky Vision (now Sky Studios) and worked on in-house scripted commissions for Sky. She also held senior roles for Sony Pictures Television. Goalpost is currently in in post-production on Stan and Sundance Now’s series Black Snow , starring Travis … [Read more...] about Kylie Munnich Lands Goalpost Pictures CEO Role; France TV Distribution & Cineflix Acquisitions; BBC Writers’ Academy — Global Briefs
According to a popular industry tracker, initial talks have begun for the Atlee and Vijay project. Thenandal FIlms will be producing the project if and when it happens. The project is being pitched with a budget of over Rs.300 Crore apparently. Atlee, on his birthday, had shared a picture of him with Vijay and Shah Rukh from his birthday party. The fans had started trending #Thalapathy68 in anticipation that Vijay would do a project with Atlee. Looks like the fans have been heard. It is possible that film gets pushed behind for another project maybe, but could still happen in the near future. If not Thalapathy 68 , then perhaps 69, or 70. This film's confirmation could be impacted by the performance of Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan as well. Jawan is being directed by Atlee, and stars Shah Rukh and Nayanthara in lead roles. Atlee had directed Mersal with Vijay, under the banner of Thenandal Films before. The film was a blockbuster success. However, the … [Read more...] about Thalapathy 68 Update: Have Initial Talks For Vijay & Atlee Project Begun?
On the third week of Bigg Boss Telugu 6 , Neha Chowdary left the show after getting eliminated and Vasanthi was saved instead. The fourth-week eliminations are coming up in the new episode that is set to be telecast on Monday (September 26). However, according to the insider buzz, the list of contestants who got nominated for eliminations for the upcoming weekend has been leaked. Contestants Srihan, Revanth, Raj, Geetu, Surya, Arohi, Sudeepa, Inaya, Keerthi, and Arjun have been nominated in the fourth week for elimination from the house. The elimination process began with contestants smashing a tomato on the heads of inmates they wanted to nominate. Each inmate was asked to nominate two contestants. Sudeepa and Inaya had a tiff over the process. Revanth was also nominated by Sudeepa. Geetu nominated Chanti for not being an active player in tasks and she also nominated Inaya for her irritating nature. Srihan nominated Inaya and she nominated him back. They … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss 6 Telugu Nominations Fourth Week: Srihan, Revanth, Geetu, Surya, Inaya, Arohi Get Nominated!
EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Network is expanding its lineup for fall, adding seven new series to its original programming slate and renewing six others. New series coming to the network this fall include Everyday Cooking with cookbook author and recipe developer Samantha Seneviratne; In the Kitchen with Abner and Amanda, featuring musical duo Johnnyswim; Inspired Interiors with Sarah Sherman Samuel; Make Yourself at Home with Maddie Moat e; Storefront Stories; The Story of Home (wt) with Jersey Ice Cream Co.’s Tara Mangini and Percy Bright; and The Williams Family Cabin with Stacy and Zach Williams. Click on the image above to launch a photo gallery of Magnolia Network ’s fall slate. Fall TV Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming Additionally, new episodes of the popular Silos Baking Competition will premiere on the network beginning this holiday season. Five other series have been renewed, including … [Read more...] about Magnolia Network Orders Seven New Series, Renews Six, Including ‘Magnolia Table With Joanna Gaines’ For Fall
Steven A. Sund, the former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police , has inked a book deal with Blackstone Publishing, promising to reveal new details about the infamous day. Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6 will be published on January 3, 2023, just before the 2-year anniversary of the assault on the capitol building. Deadline understands the publishing deal is in the seven-figure range. The book includes photographs never seen before and draws on audio recordings, documents, government records and Sund’s own experiences. “It’s almost two years after January 6 and the American people still don’t know the truth,” Sund said in a press release. “It’s time to break my silence and reveal everything that I know happened.” The House Select Committee investigating January 6 is scheduled to have what may be its final hearing on Wednesday. The bipartisan body has spent months in its effort to understand and convey to the public the full scope … [Read more...] about Key January 6 Figure Steven Sund Inks Book Deal, Promising New Details From His Time As Capitol Police Chief
Getty Alec Baldwin could be facing criminal charges in connection to the fatal 'Rust' shooting -- because the D.A. is asking New Mexico for help in financing several potential prosecutions. District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies reportedly filed an emergency request last week, asking the New Mexico Board of Finance for extra funds to assist in bringing up to four possible criminal cases that may materialize from her office's investigation into the death of Halyna Hutchins . Facebook/Serge Svetnoy Carmack-Altwies got half of what she wanted -- according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, she was awarded $317,000 in relief ... although she had asked for $635k -- which is what her office estimated it would cost to handle the would-be cases. The D.A. has since said that she'll be seeking the remainder of the dough through a special appropriation request -- which suggests she may actually need the full amount to bring any charges related to the … [Read more...] about Alec Baldwin Criminal Charges for ‘Rust’ Could be Coming, D.A. Seeking Funds
It's gonna be way harder to find good help for rapper Mickey Avalon ... whose housekeeper claims she was practically electrocuted by his dirty oven. Lula Malone claims she was cleaning the oven in Avalon's L.A. home last month when she was jolted by an electric shock ... according to the lawsuit she just filed. Malone says she suffered serious injury and in the legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- she blames Avalon because his home and oven were "maintained in an unsafe manner." Malone doesn't explain any specific hazards of the oven. Malone says she's screwed because Avalon doesn't have workers' comp insurance to cover her injuries. She's suing "Mr. Right" for her medical expenses and lost wages. We reached out to Mickey's reps -- so far no word back. … [Read more...] about Mickey Avalon Lawsuit Over DIRTY OVEN — Housekeeper SUES!
Hannah Gadsby is returning to the Netflix fold – nearly twelve months after slamming Co-CEO Ted Sarandos and calling the streamer an “amoral algorithm cult”. The comedian has signed a multi-title deal with the company that includes a new hour-long special and a multi-comic special. Netflix previously released Gadsby’s Nanette , which won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special in 2018 as well as the follow-up Douglas , which was also Emmy nominated. The new special is being recorded on Australian leg of the Body of Work world tour, which focuses on romance and Gadsby’s recent marriage to producer Jenney Shamash. It will be recorded this week at the Sydney Opera House and premiere in 2023. Gadsby will also produce and host multi-comic special featuring an international cast of comedians. Other comedians such as Pete Davidson have done similar deals with projects such as Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends. The move is somewhat of a … [Read more...] about Hannah Gadsby Signs Multi-Title Comedy Deal With Netflix, A Year After Calling Streamer An “Amoral Algorithm Cult”