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Barry Jenkins And Team On Bringing James Baldwin’s Vision Of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ To Cinematic Life – The Contenders L.A. Videoby Pete Hammond

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    Consent For Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ Was Fraud, Claims Roy Moore

    By Dominic Patten 50 mins ago

    Golden Globes nominee Sacha Baron Cohen was all smile at Showtime's holiday party on Sunset Blvd last night. However, the Who Is America? creator can't be cheered about Roy Moore's contention today in his $95 million defamation suit that he was "fraudulently induced" to appear on the Showtime satire series earlier this year. "There are at least two primary misrepresentations at issue," declares the opposition by the failed Alabama Senate candidate and his spouse Kayla… Read


    Barry Jenkins And Team On Bringing James Baldwin’s Vision Of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ To Cinematic Life – The Contenders L.A. Video

    By Pete Hammond 1 hour ago

    Two years ago, Barry Jenkins joined me on a panel at Deadline’s sixth annual The Contenders Los Angeles awards-season event to talk about a then little-known film called Moonlight. It would go on to famously win the Best Picture Oscar, along with a screenplay Academy Award for Jenkins himself. Now, two years later, he has a follow-up film, Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk, and he joined me onstage last month at the DGA for the eighth annual Contenders to discuss… Read


    Netflix Buys Horror Pic ‘Eli’ From Paramount

    By Anthony D'Alessandro 1 hour ago

    Similar to how Paramount unloaded The Cloverfield Paradox to Netflix, the studio has sold all global rights for its Paramount Players horror film Eli to Netflix. Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2) directed the movie which centers around a boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder who discovers that the house he’s living isn’t as safe as he thought. David Chirchirillo, Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing wrote the script. Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy produced Eli with John… Read


    SAG-AFTRA Promotes Four Female Staffers To Executive Director Posts

    By David Robb 1 hour ago

    Four longtime SAG-AFTRA staffers – all women – have been promoted to executive director roles. Olga Rodriguez-Aguirre, Beth Millman, Jennifer Gaudy and Lori Hunt have all been given the new titles and will report to Ray Rodriguez, the union's chief contract's officer. They join Rebecca Greenberg, recently hired as executive director of the guild's music department, who reports to Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the union's chief operating officer and general counsel. "These new… Read


    CBS News Settles With Three Charlie Rose Accusers; Suit Against Fired Host Continues

    By Erik Pedersen 2 hours ago

    CBS News has reached a settlement with three women who accuse former TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. Business Insider reports last night that the suit against the news division was ended late last week but the civil suit against Rose continues.  “The matter has been resolved,” a CBS spokesperson told Deadline today, adding that the amount the matter was settled for by the company is to remain confidential at the request of the plaintiffs. Katherine Brooks… Read


    Daphne Zuniga To Helm ‘The Protegé’; Gravitas Lands ‘The Divorce Party’; Ramses Jimenez In ‘Critical Thinking’ – Film Briefs

    By Amanda N'Duka 2 hours ago

    Melrose Place alum Daphne Zuniga is set to mark her feature directorial debut with The Protegé, an indie thriller starring Jeanette Sousa (American Housewife), Breanne Hill (Frontier), Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), and Philip Boyd (The Have and Have Nots). It follows Amanda Birch (Sousa) who, after three years of estrangement from her family, returns to reconnect with her sister Lauren, the manager of a beloved holistic studio. Upon her return, things only get worse when… Read


    Steven Yeun Joins ‘The Twilight Zone’; Miley Cyrus In ‘Black Mirror’

    By Denise Petski 2 hours ago

    The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun is set to appear in the first season of CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone in the episode titled "The Traveler”, joining previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele. Details of Yeun’s role are being kept under wraps. The CBS All Access series will be a modern reimagining of the original, which premiered in 1959 and continued through 1964. The original Twilight Zone became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious… Read


    Joseph Cross’ Coming-Of-Age Movie ‘Summer Night’ Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn Films

    By Anthony D'Alessandro 2 hours ago

    EXCLUSIVE: Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken domestic rights to Joseph Cross' feature directorial debut Summer Night for a release next spring. Cross is the star of such films as Lincoln, Milk and the HBO Emmy-winning limited series Big Little Lies.  Summer Night follows a group of young best friends confronted with a series of fast-approaching life decisions during the course of the night that will either leave them stuck in the comfort of adolescence or catapult them into… Read


    WME Signs ‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher

    By Dino-Ray Ramos 3 hours ago

    EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Justice League star Ray Fisher for representation. Fisher is best known for his role as Victor Stone in the DC Universe — his character goes by the moniker Cyborg, a technological superhero with cybernetic super strength and other useful powers to help his fellow heroes. He appeared for the first time as Cyborg in a cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He can be next seen opposite Mahershala Ali in the upcoming season of HBO’s True Detect… Read


    ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Lily Becomes First To Experience Homelessness

    By Greg Evans 3 hours ago

    Sesame Street is breaking ground again, this time with a storyline that finds Lily, a Muppet introduced in 2011, having no place to live. The magenta-hued 7-year-old is featured in a series of online episodes in which she reveals to her good pal Elmo news of her family’s experience with homelessness. “Me and my parents haven't had a place to stay for a while," Lily tells Elmo in one of the scenes (she later shares the good news that her family is moving into their “very… Read


    George Gallo To Bring A.J. Benza’s ‘74 And Sunny’ To The Big Screen

    By Anthony D'Alessandro 3 hours ago

    EXCLUSIVE: George Gallo is set to direct the feature adaptation of A.J. Benza’s 2015 childhood memoir ’74 and Sunny from Simon & Schuster. Benza, the former Daily News show business columnist and E!’s Mysteries & Scandals host and producer, is currently writing the script. ’74 and Sunny recounts when Benza’s shy, effeminate cousin from New Jersey came to live with his Sicilian-American family during the summer of 1974 in Long Island, memories that were dominated by the… Read


    Carey Mulligan On ‘Wildlife’, Pregnancy & Why She Doesn’t Mind Playing Unlikable Characters – The Actor’s Side

    By Pete Hammond 3 hours ago

    Carey Mulligan is not afraid to go to the dark side and play characters with which the audience may not be all that comfortable. That is the takeaway I got when she visited our Deadline studio to discuss her awards contender Wildlife for my video series The Actor’s Side. In the film directed by actor Paul Dano, whom she talks about as the video begins, she describes the role of Jeanette, a 1950s housewife on an emotional downward spiral as she tries to deal with a husband… Read

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