Katie Couric Responds to ‘Under the Gun’ Editing Criticism

Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig and Epix have all issued statements after their gun violence documentary “Under the Gun” came under fire from pro-gun groups over the editing of a particular scene. The film received criticism over a segment in which Couric asks members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, “If there are no background checks… Read more »

Sacha Baron Cohen Signs With CAA

CAA just announced internally that Sacha Baron Cohen has signed with CAA. The news comes just as Baron Cohen hits the big screen this Memorial Day weekend frame with Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass opposite Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska.
Baron Cohen of course created the characters of Ali G, Borat and Brüno, and is pretty much the best awards-show presenter going today. His recent film credits include The Brothers Grimsby, which he also produced…

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West End Review: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with Richard Madden, Lily James

Neither love nor hate make this “Romeo and Juliet” — the best so far of Kenneth Branagh’s ongoing season of West End plays — but haste. The actor-manager and his co-director Rob Ashford can’t quite get it down to two hours traffic, but they come pretty damn close, and the result is a headlong hurtle… Read more »

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Powers to $130 Million Ahead of U.S. Debut

“X-Men: Apocalypse” has powered to $130 million at the international marketplace ahead of its U.S. opening this weekend. The tentpole, the ninth “X-Men” movie from Fox, opened impressively last weekend with $101 million from 20,596 screens in 77 markets. It launched first in all territories. “Apocalypse” earned the biggest Fox opening weekend ever in seven territories: India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos… Read more »

And The 2016 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Go To …

A power roster of heavy-hitting producers in town will be honored this year on June 15 by Women in Film at the organization’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. The awards dinner, which will also honor an actress, director and agent, give props to the outstanding women in entertainment — those who lead by example in their chosen fields. This year’s Excellence in Film honorees will be producers Denise Di Novi, Lauren Shuler Donner, Lucy Fisher, Lianne Halfon, Lynda Obst, Jane…

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Danny Brown celebrated his new documentary at House of Vans (pics)

Danny Brown played a Rooftop Films-presented NYC show at House of Vans on May 24. His set followed the premiere of a new documentary about Danny called Live at the Majestic, and the show also included a Q&A with Danny and director Andrew Cohn. We’ve got pictures of the show in this post.

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