New Line Promotes Publicity Vet Candice McDonough

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 10:42am PST

New_Line_Cinema smallerCandice McDonough has been upped to SVP Publicity & Corporate Communications at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros Entertainment. She had been VP since 2011. In her new post, she will continue her duties for New Line … Read More »

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‘Kids Are All Right’ Scribe Stuart Blumberg Makes Comedy Pitch Deal At New Line

By | Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 9:39am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Blumberg has sold an original comedy pitch to New Line Cinema with Scott Stuber and Maven Pictures duo Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler producing. The untitled comedy centers around two very different families, one a blue-state … Read More »

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Seth Gordon Exits ‘Horrible Bosses 2′; Search Is On For New Helmer

By | Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 1:06pm PDT

After bringing in a $209M global hit with 2011′s comedy Horrible Bosses, Seth Gordon will not be returning to direct the sequel for New Line. Sources say scheduling conflicts are to blame, but … Read More »

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New Line Sets Beth McCarthy-Miller To Helm ‘Mean Moms;’ Could Be All-Star Cast For Edgy Comedy

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 9:16am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line Cinema has set Beth McCarthy-Miller to direct Mean Moms, a comedy that essentially takes the spirit of Mean Girls into a venue where that film company can get big female stars to galvanize the bitch-fest. The plot: a happily married mother of two moves from small town America to the high-class suburbs and is faced with confronting the cutthroat world of competitive parenting. Jill Messick is producing with Offspring Entertainment partners Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman.

While it is not at all a sequel, the comparison of Mean Mom to Mean Girls is valid as both are based on advice books written by Rosalind Wiseman. This film is based on Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future; Mean Girls was based on Queen Bees And Wannabes. Messick exec produced that earlier film and brought this adult-themed comedy to Offspring which set it at New Line. Read More »

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Mark Duplass Joins Melissa McCarthy Comedy ‘Tammy’

By | Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 1:41pm PDT

Mark Duplass TammyEXCLUSIVE: Melissa McCarthy is getting some company on the road in her starring vehicle Tammy. The New Line comedy has cast Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed, The Read More »

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UPDATE: Warner Bros Hails ‘Hobbit’ Victory Over “Cynical” Mockbuster Producers

By | Monday December 10, 2012 @ 3:39pm PST

UPDATE, 3:39 PM: Just hours after a federal judge today granted Warner Bros, MGM and others a temporary restraining order against mockbuster Age Of The Hobbits, WB hailed the court action as a victory over producer Global Asylum’s “cynical business model.” Warner Bros is the distributor of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novelHere is Warner Bros’ statement:

“This victory underscores the importance of protecting the unique work of our industry’s creative community from companies like Asylum, whose cynical business model is designed to profit from the work of others.  Their intent to create confusion in the marketplace on the eve of release of ‘The Hobbit,’ one of the most anticipated films of the year, has met with defeat.”

PREVIOUSLY, 2:47 PM: There will only be one Hobbit on the screen this week and that will be Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Warner Bros, New Line Cinema, MGM and producer Saul Zaentz today were granted the temporary restraining order they sought against Global Asylum’s mockbuster Age Of The Hobbits (read the order here). “There is substantial likelihood that consumers will be confused by Age Of Hobbits and mistakenly purchase the film intending to purchase The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“, said federal judge Philip Gutierrez today. “Indeed, Plaintiffs have presented evidence that Asylum’s other films have caused confusion among consumers, who mistakenly purchase Asylum films intending to purchase a different film”. Read More »

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Warner Bros & New Line Cinema Deny ‘Hobbit’ Animal Abuse Allegations

By | Tuesday November 20, 2012 @ 6:32pm PST

Warner Bros and New Line Cinema are fully supporting Peter Jackson and The Hobbit producers regarding the recent allegations of animal abuse. You can read their statement below:

Peter Jackson Posts on Facebook Page Defense by ‘The Hobbit’ Production Team Against Animal Cruelty Allegations
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New Line Saddles Up For Western Pitch ‘Redemption’

By | Thursday September 13, 2012 @ 12:17pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has bought a Western pitch titled Redemption from Carey and Chad Hayes that John Rickard will produce through his Rickard Pictures banner, which has a first look deal at New Line. Deal … Read More »

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‘Veep’s’ Matt Walsh Joins Steve Quale’s ‘Untitled’ Tornado Movie

By | Wednesday August 1, 2012 @ 2:06pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Walsh is going to chase tornados for Steve Quale. The Veep actor has joined Quale’s Untitled natural disaster thriller at New Line. Walsh will play Pete, a storm chaser looking to get a … Read More »

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Emma Roberts Joins ‘We’re The Millers’

By | Friday July 13, 2012 @ 6:35pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Emma Roberts is in talks to join the Rawson Thurber-directed New Line comedy We’re The Millers opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. Roberts will play Julia, a 20 year-old runaway with a dark side who pretends to … Read More »

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‘The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage To Star In New Line’s Tornado Film

By | Wednesday July 11, 2012 @ 1:06pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Richard Armitage, who plays Dwarves’ leader Thorin Oakenshield in the Peter Jackson-directed The Hobbit, will move over to star in another New Line film. He’ll topline the untitled tornado film, the one that originally was … Read More »

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FilmDistrict Hires New Line’s Elissa Greer As SVP Publicity

By | Monday June 25, 2012 @ 2:56pm PDT

Related: FilmDistrict Hires Trio Of Marketing Execs

LOS ANGELES – June 25, 2012 –Independent North American distributor FilmDistrict announced today that Elissa Greer has joined the studio as Senior Vice President of Publicity, overseeing the Company’s domestic theatrical publicity and promotional campaigns. Greer, a seasoned executive who built her career at the independently oriented New Line Cinema, will report to Christine Birch, FilmDistrict’s President of Marketing, who made today’s announcement. The hiring of Greer completes the senior executive team working under Birch, a team that shares a wide range of experience, a passion for film, and the desire to build FilmDistrict into a market leader.

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Alycia Debnam-Carey Joins Steve Quale Tornado Film

By | Thursday May 24, 2012 @ 1:55pm PDT

Alycia Debnam-Carey MovieAlycia Debnam-Carey has signed up for the untitled Steve Quale tornado thriller at New Line. The film by the Final Destination 5 director and Avatar second unit director Quale was formerly known as … Read More »

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Adam Mazer Signs On To Write Miami Nightclub Owner Biopic

By | Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 4:48pm PDT

LOS ANGELES, CA- MAY 23, 2012 –Atlas Entertainment has made a pre-emptive pitch sale to New Line Cinema and is currently developing a script based on the life of Chris Paciello, the nightclub impresario who transformed the Miami club scene. Emmy® winning writer, Adam Mazer (HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack) has been tapped to write the original screenplay. Charles Roven, William Green, Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas. The company’s Andy Horwitz will co-produce. New Line Cinema’s studio executives Richard Brener and Walter Hamada will oversee production for the company.

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New Line Acquiring ‘Crazy U’ Book; Will Ferrell To Play Dad Of College-Bound Son

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 1:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Will Ferrell Crazy UEXCLUSIVE: New Line Cinema is acquiring screen rights to the Andrew Ferguson book Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College. The film will be developed as a potential star vehicle for Will … Read More »

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New Line Taps Scott Zabielski To Helm ‘Police Academy’ Remake

By | Monday January 9, 2012 @ 4:07pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: New Line Cinema has set Scott Zabielski to direct Police Academy, its remake of the long-running film series that started at Warner Bros in 1984 and spanned seven films. They were considered lowbrow, but how many Warner Bros … Read More »

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Beth McCarthy-Miller To Direct ‘Tammy’ With Melissa McCarthy

By | Monday January 9, 2012 @ 3:01pm PST
Mike Fleming

New Line has tapped Saturday Night Live vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to helm Tammy, the comedy set up last year as a star vehicle for Melissa McCarthy. The Emmy-winning Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids star wrote the script herself to play … Read More »

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Steven Quale To Direct Found-Footage Pic ‘Category Six’ For New Line

By | Thursday January 5, 2012 @ 11:00am PST

Steven Quale has been hired to to direct New Line Cinema’s Category Six. The found-footage natural disaster movie, about high schoolers documenting a massive hurricane, was picked up as a spec from writer John Swetnam back in October. Quale, a … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Warner Bros’ ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Tuesday December 13, 2011 @ 5:34pm PST

Here’s a look at something Deadline and others have been writing about for months, Rock Of Ages, from Warner Bros/New Line. It has a formidable cast — Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. Directed by Adam Shankman.

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