Larry Wilmore Defends Use Of “Colloquialism” At Correspondents’ Dinner

Larry Wilmore kicked off his The Nightly Show tonight explaining he had not called President Obama a “n**ger” at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Wilmore said he had called him a “n**ga.”  After which, Wilmore then attacked Mail Online’s US editor-at-large Piers Morgan, for having failed to properly “conjugate the slur” in his column about Wilmore’s widely panned WHCD performance.
“So how was your weekend? Mine was pretty good,” Wilmore began at the top of his show…

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British Columbia Lowers Film & TV Tax Credit

Vancouver is coming off its biggest year ever for film and TV production in 2015, and its provincial government today voted to lower the generous tax incentives that help draw projects to Hollywood North. Effective October 1, the subsidies available to the industry in British Columbia will shrink from 33% to 28%.
The move is expected to save Canada’s westernmost province an estimated $100M a year. B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Monday, “Our objective here was to…

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Larry Wilmore Comes Out Joking In First Remarks After White House Dinner

In his first appearance since roasting President Obama, Donald Trump, CNN and MSNBC at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Larry Wilmore found a new person to scorch with humor: Piers Morgan. Speaking on his “Nightly Show,” Wilmore took the British journalist and former CNN personality to task for the way he interpreted his final… Read more »

Watch Iggy Pop In The Trailer For Thriller Blood Orange

Iggy PopIggy Pop is already featured in the rockstar-studded new film Gutterdämmerung, billed as “the loudest silent movie on earth,” and now he’s following that up with a starring turn in Blood Orange, an upcoming thriller directed by Tony Tobias. As Pitchfork reports, Pop plays Bill, an aging rockstar who resides in the Spanish … More »

Tracy Scott Dies: Veteran Script Supervisor On Four Best Picture Oscar Nominees Was 46

Tracy Scott, a script supervisor whose credits include four recent Best Picture Oscar nominees along with TV’s Happy Endings and Winfred, has died of cancer. She was 46. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, for whom Scott worked on JoyFoxcatcher, American Hustle and Her, confirmed the news on Twitter:

Rest in peace Tracy Scott. A stunning soul and talent, my prayers are with her family & loved ones. You are missed. pic.twitter.com/eYtOfEDK8m
— Megan Ellison (@meganeellison) May…

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Syfy SVPs Paul Shapiro & Erik Storey Exit Amid Restructuring

Paul Shapiro, Syfy’s SVP of Original Content, who worked in development, and Erik Storey, Syfy’s SVP Original Programming, who shepherded current series, have left the network.
The move is part of the executive restructuring in NBCUniversal’s entertainment cable group, which put the scripted operations of Syfy, USA Network, Bravo and E! under EVP Scripted Content Bill McGoldrick. He last week named his senior team, with Alex Sepiol overseeing scripted development for the…

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Tracy Scott, Megan Ellison’s Script Supervisor, Dies at 46

Script supervisor Tracy Scott, who worked for producer Megan Ellison on “American Hustle,” “Her,” “Foxcatcher” and “Joy,” died of cancer Saturday in Florida. She was 46. Ellison called Scott “a stunning soul and talent” in a tweet on Monday. “Rest in peace Tracy Scott. A stunning soul and talent, my prayers are with her family &… Read more »