Former E! Talent Executive Claims She Was Fired Because of Cancer Diagnosis

A senior vice president of talent and casting for E! Entertainment Television claims that she was fired from her job because of her appearance while she recovered from treatment for breast cancer. Blythe Asher filed a lawsuit against E! and NBCUniversal on Thursday, citing age and disability discrimination and wrongful termination, among other claims. In… Read more »

New Orleans’ French Quarter Gangster Past Getting TV Treatment From Vermilion & Rubicon

EXCLUSIVE: Vermilion Entertainment is teaming with Rubicon Entertainment to develop and produce a TV series based on The French Quarter: An Informal History Of The New Orleans Underworld, a book in author-journalist Herbert Asbury’s early 20th century crime series that included Gangs Of New York and The Barbary Coast.
Vermillion and Rubicon will serve as executive producers on French Quarter, and they are beginning discussions with potential directors, writers and…


Ever Carradine Books Role On ‘Handmaid’s Tale’; Sibo Mlambo To Recur On ‘Teen Wolf’

Ever Carradine has booked an arc on The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s upcoming straight-to-series drama based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel. Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski star in the series from MGM Television that tells the story of life in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what formerly was part of the United States. Carradine will play Naomi Putnam, a proud, imperious woman whose handmaid has just had her baby. She invites a group of wives over…


Robert Downey Jr’s SHERLOCK HOLMES franchise gets its own writers room!

With scribes from Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: Rogue One, Baywatch, Tomb Raider and Snowden, no less!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The Writers Room concept is taking over tentpole filmmaking. Why hire writer after writer to polish the same story when you can have a room full of writers all working at once? Marvel’s been doing it for a while (just not making as big a deal out of it), Pixar’s been doing it since the beginning and more recently both Transformers and Universal’s Monster series has taken this approach.
Now Warner Bros is doing it with their Sherlock Holmes franchise, pulling in Rogue One’s Gary Whitta, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nicole Perlman, Tomb Raider’s Geneva Dworet-Robertson, Snowden’s Kieran Fitzgerald and Baywatch’s Justin Malen to kick around ideas for Sherlock 3, which is expected to reteam Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Guy Richie.
Downey will be busy with Avengers for a good chunk of 2017, but you know he’s gotta be itching to get out of the armor and play someone else, even if it is another character he’s done a couple of times.
I honestly don’t have much of an opinion on this development. This model has worked and is still working for TV and that’s a whole lot of good writers all gathered together. I would be excited if any one of them was singularly writing the next movie, so as long as the result isn’t something that feels like a dozen voices are pulling in different directions I’m all for it.
What about you? What do you think?
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Kevin James Producing CBS Sitcom Starring Comedian Gina Brillon

Kevin James is set to exec produce a comedy series at the network he calls home. The “Kevin Can Wait” star is developing a series at CBS set to star comedian Gina Brillon, hailing from writer Adam Barr, a comedy vet from “Will & Grace” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” The show stars… Read more »

Kevin James Producing CBS Comedy Project Starring Comedian Gina Brillon

Kevin James was a standup comedian with few credits when CBS made him a sitcom star with The King of Queens, following his guest stint on Everybody Loves Raymond. Now he is giving an opportunity to another comedian, Gina Brillon, who recently made an guest appearance on his new CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait.
CBS is developing an untitled multi-camera comedy starring Brillon and executive produced by James. Sony Pictures TV, where James’ company with producing partner Jeff…


Fantastic Beasts is coming to IMAX soon! Here’s a poster to prove it!

JK Rowling and Warner Bros are hoping to expand their Wizarding World without Harry, Ron and Hermione. We’ll see how successful they are soon!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is coming very, very soon. It looks pretty damn good to me, but I’m a sucker for art deco in my fantasy/adventure, so I’m kind of an easy mark.
The real test will be if the Wizarding World can thrive minus a certain lightning-shaped scar having, oval glasses wearing little wizard rascal and his buddies. If Warners and JK Rowling can crest that hill then the sky’s the limit for wizarding stories in this universe.
Fantastic Beasts will be hitting IMAX theaters and today WB released the official IMAX poster for the flick. Check it out!

It says a lot that I’m excited for this flick even though I’m not the world’s biggest Eddie Redmayne fan (with the exception of his “holy shit, did I just see that?” work in Jupiter Ascending, of course). What about you? You guys down to give this one a shot?
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