• Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:36:40 +0000
    Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett to star in James Vanderbilt directorial debut
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:39:40 +0000
    Elijah Wood is returning to the Shire on board Air New Zealand. The actor who starred in New Line’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is helping hype the final installment of “The Hobbit” films with an appearance in Air New Zealand’s newest safety video themed around the fantasy series. There are the requisite dwarves,... Read more »
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:21:47 +0000
    Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Hollywood labor leader Thomas Davis and PR exec Michael Nyman to the California Film Commission. Davis, 56, is the third international VP of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board and business manager at IATSE Local 80, which reps grips, craft service, first aid and warehouse workers. A... Read more »
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:19:26 +0000
    Few things in film are more dispiriting than the spectacle of very good actors giving very bad performances — and there's already a surfeit on onscreen gloom for viewers to contend with in "The Silent Storm."
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:45 +0000
    The musical timeline of “The Fortress of Solitude” is mid-1960s to late 1980s. But the theme of this blood-pumping, heart-thumping show — the indestructible links that bind us to the old neighborhood — is timeless. The story, from Jonathan Lethem’s 2003 novel, views two boys from the same Brooklyn neighborhood who grow up as friends.... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:52:16 +0000
    Two high-profile new releases, both distributed by 20th Century Fox, took the two top spots on the national home video sales charts the week ending Oct. 19. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the latest installment in the superhero franchise that bagged nearly $234 million in U.S. theaters, debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s First... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:49 +0000
    Marvel and Disney’s first trailer for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrived Thursday night after being leaked online earlier in the day. The clip, which features never-before-seen footage including scenes with the villainous Ultron (James Spader), was expected to debut during next week’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” on ABC. Marvel acknowledged the leak via a... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:36:00 +0000
    Bravo has plans to set sail on a third season of yachting reality series “Below Deck,” renewing it one day after the show drew its best ratings of the year. According to Nielsen estimates, the second-season finale of “Below Deck” averaged more than 1.4 million viewers, including 710,000 adults 18-49 — week-to-week gains of more... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:21:38 +0000
    Carrie Gormley and Jonathan Gitlin have received promotions at Create Advertising Group, as the entertainment marketing agency expands into new areas. Gormley now serves as president of theatrical advertising, while Gitlin is president of television and gaming. The two report to Create co-founder and CEO David Stern, as they focus on expanding the company’s portfolio... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:52:53 +0000
    The Directors Guild of America’s national board has voted unanimously to approve a tentative three-year commercials contract to be sent to the membership for ratification. If ratified, the successor deal would go into effect on Dec. 1, going through Nov. 30, 2017. The deal is similar to the DGA’s new contract for film and TV,... Read more »
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