• Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:21:11 +0000
    CBS had an unspectacular premiere for its Thursday comedy lineup, with “The Big Bang Theory” easily topping the night but at season lows and “The McCarthys” looking lackluster in its debut behind the solid “Two and a Half Men.” ABC, off to a hot start on the night this fall opposite football on CBS, stayed... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:17:50 +0000
    Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Nightcrawler” came to life with $515,000 at 2,766 locations in pre-Halloween Thursday night screenings in the U.S. Distributors began showings at 7 p.m. With trick-or-treating and celebrations taking place Friday, the weekend’s ticket sales are expected to be mild. Forecasters have estimated Open’s Road’s  “Nightcrawler” and Universal’s second weekend of “Ouija” will battle... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:04 +0000
    British royalty mingled with Hollywood royalty at the Britannia Awards on Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton. Taped messages from J.K. Rowling and Prince William were sent to the guests while Judi Dench, who has played Queen Elizabeth on the big and small screen was among the honorees. Rowling sent her wishes to Emma Watson,... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:16 +0000
    Paramount’s moving forward on its thriller “Annihilation,” tapping “Ex Machina” writer-director Alex Garland to adapt the script and direct the project. The studio and Scott Rudin acquired movie rights to Jeff VanderMeer’s “The Southern Reach” trilogy last year. The first book, “Annihilation,” was published in March. It was followed by “Authority” in May and “Acceptance”... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:30:29 +0000
    “Over the Garden Wall” aspires to, and in part achieves, true whimsy, which doesn’t make the outlook for this animated, not-so-grim fairy tale for adults any less cloudy. Patrick McHale’s creation has been expanded into a 10-part miniseries (each night runs a half-hour, consisting of two chapters), which Cartoon Network will air over consecutive nights.... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:36 +0000
    Horror icon Rob Zombie is launching production of  “31” — a movie taking place on Halloween — in February. Protagonist is introducing to the international marketplace at the American Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the film and represents North American rights. Production companies are Spectacle Entertainment Group, with Bow + Arrow Entertainment and... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000
    Marriott International has added YouTuber Jack Harries, Snapchat star Casey Neistat, and the producers of “Ghost Whisperer,” Ian Sander and Kim Moses, to its roster of content creators that will provide the hotel operator with entertainment it can use to attract a younger next-generation of traveler to its 18 brands. The company last month launched Marriott Content... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:38:25 +0000
    Heist film “Bus 657″ has sold to a dozen territories with production wrapping in Mobile, Ala. The Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films production stars Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Morris Chestnut, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, DB Sweeney and Lydia Hull. Hannibal Classics is handling foreign sales at next week’s American Film Market. Scott Mann... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:24:57 +0000
    “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam is attached to head-line in true-life Thai kick-boxing prison thriller “A Prayer Before Dawn” with Jean-Stephane Sauvaire (“Johnny Mad Dog”) on board to direct. HanWay Films will launch worldwide sales at AFM, where “Prayer” will aim to satisfy the buyer’s appetite for commercial crossover genre fare in the vein... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:10:34 +0000
    MADRID – Julio Fernandez’s Filmax Ent. will produce “Cross the Line,” a fast-paced English-language thriller that marks the feature film debut of the 1st YouTube Your Film Festival winner David Victori, director of a sci-fi YouTube web series exec produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender. On “Cross the Line,” Filmax has Spanish rights; Filmax... Read more »
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