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David Andrews Joins ABC’s ‘The Whispers’, Meaghan Rath In ‘Secrets & Lies’

By | Wednesday July 23, 2014 @ 10:57am PDT

David Andrews Joins ABC’s  ‘The Whispers’, Meaghan Rath In ‘Secrets & Lies’David Andrews (Fight Club, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines) has been booked as recurring on ABC thriller The Whispers, from ABC Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV. It focuses on an an unseen force that is manipulating society’s most innocent – our children – to act in favor of its cause. As the kids unwittingly help this unknown enemy, the clock counts down in a suspenseful race to save humanity. Andrews, repped by Mavrick Artists and Untitled, will play U.S. Secretary of Defense Frommer in a minimum 6-episode arc. Frommer is always in control, calmly authoritative, steely and uncompromising. He meets with Wes regarding Captain Bennigan’s possible survival after the plane crash, surprising Wes by letting him know that Bennigan was working secret ops. He is, however, very concerned about how much Bennigan’s wife may know.
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3BlackDot Hybrid Firm Emerges From Stealth Mode With Ex-’Duck Dynasty’, Machinima Execs, Top YouTubers

By | Tuesday July 22, 2014 @ 8:00am PDT

3BlackDot Hybrid Firm Emerges From Stealth Mode With Ex-’Duck Dynasty’, Machinima Execs, Top YouTubers3BlackDot – a hybrid entertainment company with gamer and social-media-marketing roots and composed of video production, game development, online influencer and integrated marketing units – has officially come out of stealth mode this morning. Company principals include two former Machinima executives (Angelo Pullen and Luke Stepleton) and two prominent YouTube personalities (SeaNanners, aka Adam Montoya, and TheSyndicateProject, aka Tom Cassell).

As well, Stepleton’s older brother, former Duck Dynasty co-executive producer Hank Stepleton, will join the organization as partner and head of Pickaxe, the company’s video-content production company. The first Pickaxe project will be a live-action short based on Zombie Killer Squad, the mobile title developed by the company’s game unit and released last November to substantial success. The trailer for the short will be shown at San Diego Comic-Con this week, at a lounge 3BlackDot will be running for its online influencers and others.

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Can ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Help Rescue The Summer Box Office?

By | Sunday July 20, 2014 @ 2:48pm PDT

Can ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Help Rescue The Summer Box Office?Image (1) box_office_weekend_3202008-12-22-1229966765_20110417092737.jpg for post 123287This weekend’s domestic box office was off a whopping 28 percent, which has people wondering why. Could it be the quality is just not there? “Yeah, what the hell is going on, right?” said one distributor when I asked. “It’s content driven. We’re in a slump at the moment, but next year will be better. This year, I don’t think it’s any indication that problems are anything but the  content.” As in quality, or lack thereof, and I think that most Deadline readers would concur that though this summer has seen some gems (like The Fault in Our Stars, Apes, Heaven is For Real), they’ve wrapped around some real stinkers (A Million Ways to Die in the West, Moms Night Out).

By the way, Paramount’s Transformers:Age of Extinction has made $659.1M internationally and around $228M to date domestically, is on track to become the 19th picture ever to move past the $1B mark and could end up in the Top Ten all-time worldwide grossers. But others have fallen flat. As we’ve noted in the past, it’s a cyclical business. Some of the pictures from 2014 moved to 2015 to avoid having to deal with the World Cup. Next summer looks more promising: the April 3rd release of Fast and Furious 7, followed in May by the highly-anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron and then The Fantastic Four, Jurassic World, Ted 2, Minions and Terminator.

But here’s the question: When will the industry see a movie that will go four consecutive weekends in a row at No. 1? (see chart below, courtesy of Rentrak). And could Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy do it?  Read More »

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Skydance Promotes Jesse Sisgold To COO

By | Tuesday July 15, 2014 @ 10:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

Skydance Promotes Jesse Sisgold To COOJesse Sisgold has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Skydance Productions, replacing Paul Schwake. Sisgold, who was outside counsel for Skydance at his own Beverly Hills law firm before becoming president of Business Affairs and Strategic Planning in January, will report directly to David Ellison.

“In his time at Skydance, Jesse has demonstrated a deep understating of our business and creative culture,” said Ellison. “His entrepreneurial spirit makes him the perfect choice to continue paving the way for Skydance’s growth into the future.”

He will step up and oversee operations at Ellison’s shingle, which is producer and co-financier of what seems like most of the big ticket films at Paramount Pictures. That has included Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, World War Z, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Star Trek: Into Darkness. Upcoming films include the reboot of the Terminator franchise, the disaster film Geostorm, Mission: Impossible 5 and sequels to Jack Reacher, WWZ and Star Trek. Skydance also launched a TV shingle,  its first series Manhattan, to premiere on WGN America, about the quest to build the world’s first atom bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

”I’m extremely honored by this opportunity to help guide Skydance and its amazing team to the next level,” said Sisgold. “We are just getting started.”

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Douglas Smith Joins ‘Terminator’ Reboot & ‘Evan’s Crime’; ‘Longmire’s Bailey Chase To ‘Kill For Me’

By | Thursday July 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm PDT

Douglas Smith Joins ‘Terminator’ Reboot & ‘Evan’s Crime’; ‘Longmire’s Bailey Chase To ‘Kill For Me’EXCLUSIVE: Big Love‘s Douglas Smith, who appeared last year in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, has set two features ahead of his fall starring turn in Universal, Blumhouse Productions, and Platinum Dunes’ horror pic Ouija. He’s booked a role in Paramount’s Terminator reboot, although character details are under wraps. The Alan Taylor-helmed pic is now filming in New Orleans with Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his iconic Terminator role. Read More »

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‘Terminator,’ ‘Basic Instinct’ Producer Piecing Together ‘Audition’ Remake

By | Friday June 27, 2014 @ 5:30pm PDT

‘Terminator,’ ‘Basic Instinct’ Producer Piecing Together ‘Audition’ RemakeEXCLUSIVE: Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami about a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. Audition was, of course, adapted in 1999 into a cringe-inducing cult film in its own right by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.

Audition American remake movieIn this version, to be directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike), Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller. Read More »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Set For 1950s Psychological Thriller ‘Voice From The Stone’

By | Monday June 16, 2014 @ 11:30am PDT

‘Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Set For 1950s Psychological Thriller ‘Voice From The Stone’Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is traveling from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros to Italy for 1950s-set psychological thriller Voice From The Stone. She’ll topline the adaptation of Silvio Raffo’s award-winning Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra, about a nurse who helps a boy through the traumatic sudden death of his mother only to become ensnared by a malevolent force inside the family’s castle. Eric D. Howell is making his feature debut directing from a script by Andrew Shaw. An Italy shoot is scheduled for November. Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante are producing the Zanuck Independent and Code 39 Films production. Mark Wheaton is exec producing. Clarke, who was nominated for an Emmy for her turn as dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen, is also set to star in the upcoming Terminator: Genesis. She’s repped by CAA and Emptage Hallett in the UK.

Related: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Set For ‘Terminator’ In Sarah Connor Role

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Scribe Bryan Cogman Takes On ‘Magic The Gathering’ For Fox

By | Thursday June 12, 2014 @ 4:28pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Magic The Gathering Movie EXCLUSIVE: It was inevitable that the writers and directors of HBO’s staggeringly good Game Of Thrones would begin taking over the fantasy realm in features. 20th Century Fox has set Bryan Cogman, a producer, story editor and writer on the HBO drama, to script a potential franchise movie out of the fantasy card game Magic The Gathering. It will be produced by Hasbro and Fox-based producer Simon Kinberg.

gatheringcog Fox acquired the rights last January on Magic The Gathering, a game that was hatched in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. It became a raging geek success and hatched a collectible-trading-card-game movement. There are creatures, wizards and magic spells and players use all of them to defeat each other. Hasbro bought the company in 1999. When they have time, the GOT guys are getting more and more feature jobs; Alan Taylor directed Thor 2 and is now helming the first in the Terminator trilogy. Cogman’s repped by UTA and Management 360.

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Fox Adds SVP Drama And VP Comedy

By | Tuesday June 3, 2014 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

welch copymiyaresFox is beefing up its drama and comedy teams with the hire of Beth Miyares as SVP Drama Development & Programming, and Conor Welch as VP Comedy Development & Programming. As part of a restructuring implemented in March, the network combined development and current both on the drama and comedy side. Miyares, who has background in both drama development and current programming, will report to Terence Carter, EVP Drama Development & Programming. “Beth is a gifted creative executive with years of experience shaping and growing hits, from both a network and studio perspective, which makes her the perfect fit to round out our drama leadership team,” Carter said. Miyares, who joins fellow SVPs James Oh and Charlie Andrews, comes from CBS Television Studios, where she served as VP Drama Development and oversaw pilot development and production as well as series transition for Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Beauty And The Beast and Reign. This marks her return to Fox, where she previously served as VP Current Programming, working on Fringe, Prison Break, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and The O.C. Welch, who will report to Suzanna Makkos, EVP Comedy Development & Programming, most recently was Head of Feature Film for comedy video website Funny or Die. Prior to that, he served as VP Development and Production at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films. “With a pedigree from Funny or Die … Read More »

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‘Ant-Man’ / Edgar Wright Lessons: Kevin Feige’s Vision Rules Marvel; Time To Get Excited About ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’?

Mike Fleming

edgaA couple of things to consider in the divorce between Edgar Wright and Marvel over Ant-Man. In my mind, Wright’s surprise exit Friday over creative differences shows that while Marvel certainly will try to tap strong directors for its superhero properties, the power at that studio clearly resides with one person, Kevin Feige. You might recall this is the second high-profile shooter who was ousted from a big Marvel movie. Patty Jenkins, who guided Charlize Theron to an Oscar performance in Monster, had been set to helm Thor 2 until she clashed creatively with Marvel. If you recall, the hiring of Jenkins was considered a big step forward because so few female directors get a shot at a superhero film. Feige replaced her with Alan Taylor, the Game Of Thrones helmer who did a fine job and has taken on the job of resuscitating the Terminator franchise for Paramount and Skydance Productions.

Related: Director Patty Jenkins Exits Marvel’s ‘Thor 2′

antmaThe exit of Wright is more surprising, considering he came to Comic-Con several years ago and showed a sample of the shrinking technology that would anchor the film. Then, Wright got Feige’s blessing to postpone the movie while he did The World’s End because Working Title partner Eric Fellner had a life-threatening health matter and Wright felt honor bound to see through the final leg of the Cornetto trilogy. The fact that Wright is so revered among the demo that Ant-Man will have to appeal to shows the confidence that Marvel has in Feige’s vision — and, indeed, the movies under his watch have been so good it’s hard to argue. It seems similar to the hold that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson wield over the James Bond franchise. How many huge directors have expressed desire to helm a 007 film but were rebuffed or stepped away because the ultimate creative call resides not with any filmmaker but the producers who are the flame keepers of the franchise?

Related: Comic-Con Q&A With Edgar Wright

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Peter Hoffman Says He’s Being “Targeted” By Federal Prosecutors In Louisiana Film Tax Fraud Case

PeterHoffman-RingMasterofSevenArtsHe beat federal prosecutors on felony tax fraud charges once before, and former Seven Arts Entertainment CEO Peter Hoffman says he’ll do it again. Indicted in April for allegedly masterminding a fraudulent film tax credit scheme in Louisiana, Hoffman told Deadline that he believes the U.S. Attorney’s office has “targeted” him because of his acquittal in another federal tax fraud case dating back to 1997. He said his attorneys will file a motion to dismiss the charges in Louisiana on Wednesday.

Hoffman, the once high-flying master of foreign tax breaks, has had a bad year. Last June, he stepped down as CEO of Seven Arts Entertainment, although he remains its chief counsel and a member of its board of directors, and four months later, the company announced that it had lost more than $33 million over the previous two years on revenues of only $5.5 million.

Related: Seven Arts Entertainment Shares Stopped Trading As NASDAQ Plans To De-List

Eastern-District-of-LA-JPG-rgb-small_824x510On Friday, the company he founded saw the value of its stock plummet 15%. At the start of trading Friday, it was already one of the cheapest stocks on the NASDAQ exchange, going for just 1/5th of a penny per share – down from a high of $517.84 just two years ago. At Friday’s closing bell it got even cheaper, falling another 6.79% in afterhours trading. Anyone still holding onto the stocks from two years ago has essentially lost all of their investment, and Hoffman was one of the company’s largest shareholders.

Hoffman’s latest legal problems began in March of 2012 when the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Orleans slapped the company with a subpoena for the discovery of documents relating to Louisiana film infrastructure tax credits that Seven Arts had received to refurbish a dilapidated old mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter and convert it into a modern post-production facility. Read More »

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Where Hollywood’s Union Jobs Are Going: Call These States The Runaway 3

start-film-production-company-800x800The once-tiny IATSE film and TV production locals in Georgia, Louisiana and New Mexico have seen their memberships skyrocket in recent years as more and more productions leave LA in search of bigger and better tax incentives. They’re where most of the domestic runaway production jobs are running away to. The film and TV workers union in Georgia has seen its membership increase by an eye-popping 1,100% during the past 11 years, the IATSE production local in Louisiana has had a 900% increase in its membership since 2003, and membership of New Mexico’s film local has grown by nearly 800% since 2001.

Related: IATSE Sound Local Put In Trusteeship After Leader Complains Of “Shakedown” By Leaders Of Louisiana Union

Georgia tableIATSE Studio Mechanics Local 479 in Atlanta may be the fastest-growing union in the U.S (see chart). In 2003, it had only 191 members; six years later, after the state’s 2008 tax incentives took effect, the local’s membership doubled in consecutive years, doubled again two years later, then nearly doubled again two years after that. It’s now the largest IATSE local outside of Los Angeles and New York, and if it continues to grow at this rate, in a few years it will be the largest in North America.

Related: Proposed New Film & TV Tax Credit Bill Takes Second Step Forward In Sacramento

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Ex-CAAers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Matt Rosen, Jeff Silver Form Grandview Management Co.

By | Monday May 19, 2014 @ 1:10pm PDT

grandviewProducer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Insidious), CAA lit agent Matt Rosen, and manager Jeff Silver (Fourth Floor Productions) are forming their own new management company focused on repping writers, filmmakers, and TV producers across multi-genres and mediums. The trio first met while working at CAA, where Rosen and Silver were in the film lit department and Kavanaugh-Jones was in film finance and sales. Grandview will see Rosen and Silver running management and repping clients while Kavanaugh-Jones advises on film production and packaging. Doors open in June on the new venture which will add Fourth Floor managers Chris Goble and Zac Frognowski. Automatik will retain executives Bailey Conway and Rian Cahill. Read More »

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Cannes: ‘Expendables 3′ Cast Storms Croisette; Sly, Arnie, Mel, Harrison & More Riff “We Are Children With Arthritis”

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When I exclusively reported earlier this month that Millennium Films was planning a massive stunt with the cast of The Expendables 3 storming the Croisette today, I had a feeling it would be rather extraordinary — but I didn’t know it would end up to be one of the most entertaining events I’ve attended in 17 years in Cannes. The action brigade rolled into town this morning – on tanks no less – giving throngs of "The Expendables 3" Photocall - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festivalonlookers something to gawk at, and journalists inside a packed press conference the hourlong thrill of seeing mega-franchise stars riffing on everything from their advancing age to the state of today’s action films, how their competitiveness has waned from the ’80s and why this movie will be PG-13. “We are children with arthritis, we are young forever,” said writer- star Sylvester Stallone to great applause when he was asked how he and his cronies will know when it’s time to hang it up on actioners. He added, “I think if you wake up in the morning and your ass falls off, it’s time to retire.”

Cannes2014_badge__140417160328-150x150 (1)For now, the franchise isn’t eyeing retirement. It has made about $580M at the global box office so far. But both of the first films were rated R. This one is going out PG-13. Stallone explained, “We want to reach as many people as possible. It’s very close to an R, believe me, it’s right there. But I think we owe it to the next generation. We thought we’d join that club for a while.”

Related: Cannes: Sly, Arnie, Mel & More To Storm Croisette For Mega ‘Expendables 3′ Event

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Upfronts 2014: Comedy Sputters, Diversity & Adaptations Flourish; Other Trends, Oddities

By | Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 2:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Upfronts2014_badge__140505214755 (1)The Upfront Week started unusually hot (and bothered) this year before the typical cool and dreary weather settled in. In the fog that’s descended over New York as we wrap this year’s marathon, several trends have emerged:

Related: Upfronts 2014: What Pilots Are Still Alive, What Projects Are Being Shopped

- Comedy continues to go through hard times. In one week, we saw both NBC’s legacy two-hour Must See Thursday comedy block and CBS’ 28-year-old Monday night two-hour comedy block scaled back to one hour. While all broadcast networks showcased new dramas that had people talking, there were few new comedies that made an impression. “Comedy is hard,” network executives have lamented.Marry-Me-avec-Ken-Marino-et-Casey-Wilson_portrait_w858 Fox even opted not to pick up any of its comedy pilots to series. Of the ordered new comedy series, rom-coms are making a very strong showing with such entries as NBC’s Marry Me and A To Z and ABC’s Manhattan Love Story and Selfie. We also have a comedy that defies genres with Dan Fogelman’s musical fairytale for ABC Galavant.

Related: Networks Play It Safe, Lead-Ins Rule On 2014 Fall Schedule: Full Grid & Top Face-Offs

State-of-Affairs-banOn the drama side, following the success of NBC’s The Blacklist, it’s no surprise that series with intelligence themes are trendy for next season. Attendees at the NBC upfront started a drinking game every time the CIA sign flashed on the screen in a promo for a new series, with three dramas – State of Affairs, Odyssey and Allegiance – all set in that arena. Also in the milieu are CBS’ Madam Secretary and the more comedic Scorpion, in which geniuses help government agencies.

Related: 2014 Fall Schedule Grid & Top Face-Offs

how-to-get-away- This has been a great season for diversity, with one of the most ethnically inclusive slates of new series ever on the broadcast networks. Broadcast drama series with black leads are a TV rarity. This fall we will have something that we probably have never seen: a block of two back-to-back drama series with black lead characters on one of the highest-profile nights on TV, Thursday: ABC’s Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, and How to Get Away With Murder, toplined by Viola Davis. We have a new drama and a new comedy series about black families: Fox’s Empire and ABC’s Black-ish, respectively; a dramedy and a comedy about Latino families in the CW’s Jane The Virgin and ABC’s Cristela, respectively; and a new comedy about an Asian family, ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat. (Additionally, NBC has school comedy Mr. Robinson starring Craig Robinson, Fox has upcoming Latino-themed drama Gang Related and Maggie Q toplines new CBS drama Stalker.)

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TNT Introduces New ‘Boom’ Tagline; TNT & TBS Unveil 2014-2015 Development Slates

By | Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 6:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

boomTNT is tweaking its branding. After the cable network introduced its signature We Know Drama tagline in 2001 and shortened it to Drama. in 2008, it is now expanding it to TNT Drama. Boom. The brand update reflects TNT’s new direction, with more action-adventure, sci-fi/fantasy and mystery/suspense series alongside crime dramas or, as TNT programming chief Michael Wright put it, more “drama that thrills.” It will be unveiled at TNT and TBS’ upfront presentation today where TNT will tout its slate of new series The Last Ship, Legends, Murder In The First, Public Morals, Proof and The Librarians, a take on TNT’s Librarian original movie franchise. ITBSlogo__130507225714ts development slate includes projects (some previously announced) from Vince Vaughn, Greg Berlanti, Scott Winant, Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Gordon and Joe Carnahan, as well as a sequel to King’s 1980 bestseller Firestarter. TBS, which just picked up new half-hour series Angie Tribeca, Buzzy’s and Your Family Or Mine, is developing projects from Ed Helms and John Krasinski. Here are details about TNT and TBS’ development slates:

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Fox 2014 Schedule: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ & ‘Mulaney’ Join Sunday Animated Block, ‘Glee’ Held For Midseason

By | Monday May 12, 2014 @ 5:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox Fall Schedule 2014Animation domination no more. Fox is abandoning its all-animated Sunday comedy block and reverting to a mix of live-action and animated comedies on the night, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and newbie Mulaney joining The Simpsons and Family Guy. Meanwhile, for the first time since its launch, Glee is not on in the fall schedule for its final season. Here is Fox’s fall schedule, followed by analysis and description of the network’s new series.

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET/PT)

9-10 PM – Sleepy Hollow

9-9:30 PM – New Girl
9:30-10 PM – The Mindy Project

8-9 PM – Hell’s Kitchen

8-9 PM – Bones

8-9 PM – Masterchef Junior
9-10 PM – UTOPIA

7-10:30 PM – Fox Sports Saturday

7-7:30 PM – NFL Game
7-8 PM – Bob’s Burgers
8-8:30 PM – The Simpsons
8:30-9 PM – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-9:30 PM – Family Guy
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NBC 2014 Schedule: ‘Blacklist’ & ‘Biggest Loser’ Move To Thursday To End Comedy Block, ‘State Of Affairs’ & ‘Marry Me’ Get Post-’Voice’ Slots, ‘Parks’ To Midseason

By | Sunday May 11, 2014 @ 9:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC-The-BlacklistNBC, which is projected to win the season among adults 18-49 for the first time in 10 years, is betting big on The Blacklist with a post-Super Bowl berth and a high profile new time slot. The network has made the bold Thursday move we’d been expecting, shifting the flagship drama starring James Spader to the 9 PM tentpole slot on February 5, after a big showcase behind the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. Without further ado, here is NBC’s fall schedule, followed by analysis:

Related: Jeff Bader’s First Big Test: Fixing NBC’s Thursday Night

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

8-10 p.m. — “The Voice”
10-11 p.m. — “The Blacklist” / “STATE OF AFFAIRS” (beginning Nov. 17)

TUESDAYFall Schedule 2014
8-9 p.m. — “The Voice”
9-9:30 p.m. — “MARRY ME”
9:30-10 p.m. — “About a Boy”
10-11 p.m. — “Chicago Fire”

9-10 p.m. — “Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 p.m. — “Chicago P.D.”

8-9 p.m. — “The Biggest Loser”
9-9:30 p.m. — “BAD JUDGE” (“The Blacklist” beginning Feb. 5)
9:30-10 p.m. — “A TO Z”
10-11 p.m. — “Parenthood”/”Allegiance”

8-9 p.m. — “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. — “Grimm”
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Cannes: Voltage Brings ‘Prisoner Of War’ To Croisette

By | Friday May 9, 2014 @ 2:44pm PDT
Mike Fleming

voltagepicturesVoltage Pictures has set the sci-fi thriller Prisoner Of War, which Joe Miale will direct with Alex Russell (Chronicle) in negotiations to star alongside Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall). The film tells the story of humankind’s last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Cannes2014_badgeAs they journey through the battlefield in search of refuge, their bond will be tested when the soldier discovers his true identity. The film will begin production in September on location in South Africa.

Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones is producing alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh, and Tea Shop & Film Company’s James Harris. Zev Foreman and Nicolas Chartier will also be producing for Voltage. Mark Lane will co-produce for Tea Shop & Film. Read More »

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