Emmy Winner Bradley Whitford Inks With ICM Partners

EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Whitford, an Emmy winner for The West Wing and then most recently for Amazon’s Transparent last year, has signed with ICM Partners for representation. On the film side, he most recently appeared in Sony Pictures Classics’ Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light opposite Tom Hiddleston, which bowed in March.
Whitford is next up playing Hubert Humphrey in HBO’s LBJ movie All The Way, which debuts May 21. Also in the can: Netflix’s Sundance pic Other…

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Freeform Ups Elizabeth Boykewich To SVP Casting & Talent

Veteran casting director Elizabeth Boykewich has been promoted to senior vice president, Casting and Talent at Freeform.
In her newly expanded role, Boykewich is responsible for overseeing all casting and talent deal negotiations for the studio and network’s original programming including movies, pilots, live action series, animation, alternative and reality programming. She reports to Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform, who made…

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Modern Baseball shares “Wedding Singer” related band Broken Break preps LP

Modern Baseball are releasing their much anticipated third album Holy Ghost next week on May 13 via Run For Cover. They premiered their new song “Wedding Singer” in a live session for Rolling Stone Australia, which you can check out be…

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Shirley MacLaine & Matthew Broderick To Topline ‘Bettyville’ Dramedy Series For Paramount TV

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Television has put together Berryville, a dramedy TV series project that has Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony winner Matthew Broderick are attached to star. The adaptation of journalist George Hodgman’s best-selling memoir, will be written by John Hoffman (Looking, Grace and Frankie), who will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the series, set to film in Santa Fe, NM. Hodgman also will executive produce, alongside Archer Gray’s Anne…

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‘Criminal Minds’ Wrapper Hands Total Viewer Trophy To CBS; ‘Empire’ Conquers Demo For Fox

Fox’s Empire-fueled primetime dominated the demo (2.4) last night, but CBS’s Criminal Minds engine drove the total viewer train (8.3 million).
At 9 PM, the Criminal Minds mothership show wrapped its 11th season on par with last season’s wrapper, and up 6% compared to its last original episode on April 20, against Fox’s hip-hop drama. Empire dominated the hour in both metrics, with Live + Same Day stats. That was especially so in the key sales demo, though it slipped to…

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Russell Crowe To Star, James Franco To Direct Cormac McCarthy’s ‘Blood Meridian’- Cannes

EXCLUSIVE– How’s this for a powerhouse combination: Russell Crowe is in talks to star in a James Franco-directed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian with Tye Sheridan and Vincent D’Onofrio also boarding the cast. Franco will also act in the film, which is being produced by Scott Rudin. IM Global is handling international sales at Cannes. CAA is repping domestic rights.
Crowe and McCarthy seem about as perfect a fit as cheese and chutney. This long-in-the-works…

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Versatile Boards Mickey Rourke Documentary ‘Guapo Siempre’

PARIS — Paris-based Versatile has come on board to handle worldwide sales on Richard Aujard’s “Guapo Siempre,” a documentary that sheds light on actor and boxer Mickey Rourke. “Guapo Siempre” is produced by the shingles Bonne Pioche Cinema, the outfit behind Oscar-winning “March of the Penguins,” and Canto Bros Productions, the Cantona brothers’ outfit whose credits… Read more »