‘Angry Birds’ Helmer Clay Kaytis Aligned With Amblin’s ‘The Lunch Witch’

EXCLUSIVE: Amblin Entertainment has acquired the Deb Lucke YA novel The Lunch Witch, with Angry Birds co-director Clay Kaytis attached to make his live action directing debut. Michael De Luca is producing. They will set a writer quickly. The set up: For generations and generations, the women of Grunhilda’s family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors’ recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Despite the…

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Nancy Travis Cast In ‘Bernard and Huey’; Jonathan Baker To Co-Star In ‘Inconceivable’

Nancy Travis has been tapped as the lead in Bernard and Huey, written by Pulitzer winning satirist and screenwriter Jules Feiffer.  Based on Feiffer’s comic strip characters, the Dan Mirvish-directed pic follows two old friends and a woman who complicates their life. Travis will play Mona, a stylish, decisive, opinionated and brutally honest editor at a NY publishing house.  Currently she stars as the matriarch opposite Tim Allen on ABC’s Last Man Standing. On the film…

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Lyor Goes To YouTube

The only problem is people HATE HIM! Expecting Lyor Cohen to make peace with labels is like believing Roger Waters will get back together with David Gilmour for a concert in support of Israeli statehood. This shows how out of touch YouTube is, I hope the ink isn’t dry. As for Lyor himself…KUDOS! He crawled […]

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‘Imaginary Mary’ Order Trimmed By ABC

ABC has cut the order for midseason live-action/CGI-hybrid comedy series Imaginary Mary to nine episodes (pilot plus eight), from its original 13-episode order.
The pilot, from The Goldbergs team of Adam F. Goldberg, David Guarascio and Happy Madison , was well received at ABC last spring, though the live-action portion, especially star Jenna Elfman, scored higher marks than the CGI elements. A decision was made to make some tweaks to the animation which require more time…

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TV News Roundup: Jon Seda Moving From ‘Chicago P.D.’ to ‘Justice,’ Wyclef Jean to Guest Star on ‘SVU’

In today’s TV news roundup, “Chicago P.D.” star Jon Seda is heading off to “Chicago Justice” full time. Plus, Wyclef Jean will appear in an episode of “Law & Order: SVU,” and there’s been a casting shakeup on USA Network’s pilot “Damnation.”  CHICAGO NEWS Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise is playing a game of musical chairs,… Read more »

‘Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Split Top Disc Sales Honors

Paramount scored top-selling disc honors the week ended Sept. 25 with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” while Walt Disney Studios snagged the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart with its 25th anniversary edition of “Beauty and the Beast.” “Beauty” debuted at No. 3 on NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales charts,… Read more »

Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Calls Debate ‘Some of the Most Entertaining Reality Television I’ve Ever Watched’

When frontwoman Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno founded Best Coast in 2009, the SoCal indie rockers hardly seemed the types to…

Hollywood Mourns Death Of Soap Opera Icon Agnes Nixon

Refresh for updates… Today’s death of One Life to Live and All My Children creator Agnes Nixon is a huge blow to the soap opera world, as evidenced by the outpouring of tributes from Hollywood and beyond. Here a sampling of remembrances from friends, colleagues and many others:

 

CBS Daytime mourns the loss of a true original and queen of daytime hearts, Agnes Nixon. Her contribution to the soaps will live on forever.
— CBS Daytime (@CBSDaytime) September 28…

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