Tribune Media Could Collect $240M In Deal To Sell Chicago’s Tribune Tower

One of Chicago’s most distinctive landmarks, the Tribune Tower built in 1925, is about to change hands. Tribune Media has accepted an offer potentially worth $240 million from Los Angeles-based CIM Group which is expected to use the 35-story building as the centerpiece of a Michigan Avenue hotel, residential, and retail development.
“Tribune Tower has been a unique part of Chicago’s skyline since the 1920s,” Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori says. “It is a gem of…

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Craig Robinson & Adam Scott to Star in ‘X-Files’-Esque Comedy Pilot at Fox

“X-Files”…the comedy? Fox has given a pilot production commitment to “Ghosted,” a series described as a comedic sort of “X-Files,” set to star Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, Variety has confirmed. “Ghosted” follows a cynical, hilarious skeptic, Leroy Wright (Robinson), and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, Max Allison (Adam Scott), who are hired by the Underground Investigative… Read more »

Film Review: ‘Nocturama’

A disturbingly relevant snapshot of contemporary tensions, Bertrand Bonello’s “Nocturama” observes in minute detail how a small group plans and executes a series of terror attacks in Paris before retreating to a luxurious department store. These aren’t your garden-variety extremists, but a mix of people of different ages and origins, which makes this sure-to-be-controversial treatment… Read more »

‘Underground’ Exec Producer Mike Jackson On Challenging “Homogenous” Hollywood & Having John Legend As A Partner

EXCLUSIVE: “As far as the type of projects that we’re doing at Get Lifted, we just really like to shine a light on really important moments in time, and people that help create those moments,” Underground executive producer Mike Jackson says of where his company is coming from — and going. In the five years since Get Lifted Film Co. started, the partnership launched by Jackson, John Legend and Ty Stiklorius has grown on to the big screen with the just-opened Southside With…

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Fox Nabs ‘Ghosted’ Comedy Starring Craig Robinson & Adam Scott From Tom Gormican With Production Commitment

Fox, the network of The X-Files, is taking in Ghosted. In a very competitive situation with a slew of buyers, Fox has landed a single-camera comedy from Tom Gormican (That Awkward Moment) which has The Office alum Craig Robinson and Parks and RecreationsAdam Scott set to star and executive produce.
Described as a sort of comedic X-Files, Ghosted centers on a cynical, hilarious skeptic, Leroy Wright (Craig Robinson), and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, Max…

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Tao Okamoto, Japanese Pop Star Kihiro, And Haruka Abe Cast In ‘She’s Just A Shadow’

Tao Okamoto, who co-starred in this summer’s Batman v. Superman: The Dawn of Justice, has been cast along with Haruka Abe (47 Ronin) and Kihiro — the front-man for the Japanese punk group Loka — in Adam Sherman’s She’s Just A Shadow. The film marks the acting debut for Kihiro. The gangster drama just got underway in Tokyo.
Japanese actress and model Okamoto was one of the faces of Ralph Lauren before she started her acting career with her debut in The Wolverine. She is…

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Tyler, The Creator Is Getting His Own Viceland TV Series

Tyler, The Creator Is Getting His Own Viceland TV SeriesTyler The Creator already helmed a TV show for three seasons with his Odd Future sketch show Loiter Squad, which aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, and it looks like he’s getting ready to launch another television venture. The Hollywood Reporter says that VICE’s new cable network Viceland is developing a series with … More »

TV News Roundup: ‘Shameless’ Season 7 Trailer, Zach Braff’s ABC Comedy Return

In today’s TV news roundup, Zach Braff is developing a comedy with ABC, plus Showtime has released a new trailer for “Shameless” Season 7. Watch here. DEVELOPMENT Zach Braff is eyeing his broadcast TV return, as he’s put into development a single-camera comedy “Start Up” in which he’s attached to star, direct and executive produce. ABC nabbed the project… Read more »