Hulu, ITV Order Brothel Drama Series ‘Harlots’

Hulu and the U.K.’s ITV have teamed on a straight-to-series order for drama series “Harlots,” set in the world of 18th century London sex trade. The ongoing, eight-part series will air on ITV Encore in the U.K. and stream exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu. “Harlots” stars Samantha Morton (upcoming “Fantastic Beasts,” “Rillington Place,” “Minority… Read more »

Tony Awards Presenters: Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett & More

Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Carole King, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller and Saoirse Ronan will join nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell as presenters for the 70th Tony Awards which are set for June 12 on CBS. Martin and Brickell are behind the musical Bright Star, which garnered five nominations.
James Corden will host the ceremony live at the Beacon Theater. The show is presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and…

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NBC Bets on Maya Rudolph, Martin Short to Revive a TV Mainstay

With the buzz around Beyonce’s “Lemonade” still fresh, many people have been asking Maya Rudolph to do her popular impression of the singer just one more time.Will she? “It’s got to be right,” the comic actress says in her best Beyonce voice. “It’s got to be just a little sour, and just a little bit… Read more »

‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars to Guest on Disney XD’s ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’

“Star vs. the Forces of Evil,” the Annie Award-nominated series starring Eden Sher, launches its second season July 11 on Disney XD, featuring a slew of guest stars. “The Big Bang Theory” actors Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, and singer Nick Lachey are among the stars slated to make guest appearances in the show’s sophomore… Read more »

Mister Smith Inks Multiple Deals for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Film ‘Mean Dreams’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LONDON — Mister Smith Entertainment has sold coming-of-age drama “Mean Dreams,” which premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, to more than 20 territories. The deals follow on the heels of a sale to French distributor La Belle Company during the festival. Latest buyers include ACME for the Baltic States, Capella for CIS, Blitz for all former… Read more »

Whitney Berry Joins Bungalow|Storied Media As SVP Development & Production

Former Invention Studios exec Whitney Berry, née Thomas, has joined Bungalow|Storied Media Group as SVP of Development and Production.
In her new role, Berry will develop and sell projects for new client NPR, as well as oversee development for the company. Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim’s Bungalow | SMG also reps the New York Times, 60 Minutes, Smithsonian Enterprises, New York Magazine, Emmis Publishing, the McClatchy Newspaper Group and The New Republic.
“Dennis and Todd’s…

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‘Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously’: Exclusive First Look

EXCLUSIVE: The documentary Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously will be exclusively shown on Vimeo, starting on July 9th. The film chronicles Gaiman’s childhood in Portsmouth UK to his initial success in writing The Sandman comic series to his more recent work with novels such as Coraline and The Graveyard Book where he became the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work. His novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year…

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