Spiderworx Media Launches; $50M Film Fund From Daniel Adams & Mike Flanders Sets First Project

Writer-director Daniel Adams and music producer Mike Flanders have teamed to launch Spiderworx Media, a $50M fund to produce movies during the next several years. The venture’s first project will be An L.A. Minute, a satire written by Adams and National Lampoon alum Larry “Ratso” Sloman.
“We are fully financing all of our films,” Flanders said of Spiderworx, which also will serve as a P&A fund and music purblisher, “and are now actively making offers to actors for An L.A…

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YouTube Star Bart Baker Joins Road Trip Comedy ‘FML’

YouTube star Bart Baker has joined the cast of Digital Riot Media’s upcoming road trip comedy “FML,” Variety has learned exclusively. With more than 10 million followers, Baker is one of the most popular musical parody comedians in the digital space. He’s joining Jason Nash (who is also directing from his own script), Brandon Calvillo,… Read more »

AFI to Honor Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno With Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute will give Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino on June 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Both will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony. The degrees are an annual tradition; last year’s… Read more »

‘Saturday Night Live” Cast Member Aidy Bryant Lands New York City Co-op (EXCLUSIVE)

BUYERS: Aidy Bryant and Conner O’Malley LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $995,000 SIZE: (approx.) 850 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Veteran celebrity real estate informant Polly Wannacracker sent word via covert communiqué and property records do indeed confirm that professionally upwardly mobile comedy couple Aidy Bryant and Conner O’Malley shelled… Read more »

13 Questions Megyn Kelly Should Ask Donald Trump

When the nation tunes in to watch Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly interview GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on May 17, it will be the apotheosis of the presidential campaign as Reality TV. Two shellacked frenemies will overreact to a real slight for the benefit of the cameras — a plot line perfected years ago by television producers. Whether… Read more »

The Kills expand tour, playing more North American shows in September

The Kills are currently on tour in support of their upcoming LP Ash & Fire, that’ll be out June 3 via Domino. Having already hit NYC once, and a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (all tickets claimed) coming up this month, they’ve just announced even more tour dates in September, with yet another NYC show. T…

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Justin Lin Comes Aboard To Help Develop ‘Space Jam 2’

Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) has come aboard to help develop a script for Space Jam2, a project that Deadline first reported back in 2014. The project, which was brought to the studio by Dick Ebersol’s sons, is being put together as a starring vehicle for basketball LeBron James. Sources said it’s a high-profile development deal and it’s not clear whether or when the project will be ready to shoot the hoops. Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello are scripting. Lin’s…

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