WME Vet Cliff Roberts Exiting; Will He End Up At CAA?

EXCLUSIVE: This is unfolding in real time. Longtime WME agent Cliff Roberts has just left the agency after 10 years there (with another six years spent as an agent at WMA after starting in the mailroom). The word is that CAA is his likely landing place, but that part hasn’t yet happened. Roberts has a stellar client list. His longtime clients include Oscar-winning The Big Short cowriter and director Adam McKay, Central Intelligence helmer Rawson Thurber, The Imitation Game…


‘SpongeBob’ Exec Bob Bacon Joins China-Backed Alpha Animation

Former Disney and Paramount executive Bob Bacon, who oversaw “The SpongeBob Movie,” has been tapped as chief executive officer of China-backed Alpha Animation. The new division is aimed at development and production of high-quality animated feature content for a worldwide audience, according to Alpha Interactive Entertainment Division CEO Chen De Rong. It’s been established to leverage Alpha Group… Read more »

Quint talks with The Jungle Book’s Production Designer about world-building!

And a little bit about his work on The Dark Tower flick!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Today marks the release of Disney’s The Jungle Book on Blu-Ray, which is cool for me because that meant I got to jump on the phone with a couple people who helped make the movie. I’ve already posted my chat with star Neel Sethi and now I have something a little nerdier for you guys.
Christopher Glass was the production designer on The Jungle Book. You don’t often hear from these guys, but knowing how atypical this production was I thought he’d have some solid insight on how The Jungle Book came together. And he absolutely did.
A production designer is responsible for the design and building of sets and props, so how does a production designer do his or her job on a film that is done almost entirely against bluescreen? You’ll see that Glass was even more hands on here than he has been on a regular production.
Oh, and Glass just finished work on The Dark Tower, so you better believe I asked him about that process, too.
This one is a real deal nitty-gritty behind the scenes look, not the typical light and airy talk. I find it fascinating and I hope you guys will, too. Enjoy!

Quint: It’s a pleasure talking to you. We don’t often get offered the chance to talk with Production Designers. As someone who grew up reading about the behind the scenes of movies in mags like Fangoria and Cinefantastique, it’s really cool to get the chance to talk to a production

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ABC Buys Laura Krafft Family Comedy

In a competitive situation, ABC has nabbed The Favorite, a single-camera multi-generational comedy from writer Laura Krafft, ABC Studios and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.
The Favorite centers on a woman who comes home for a visit to help her siblings with their aging parents and ends up moving in to care for them full-time. A comedic examination of the tricky but ultimately rewarding relationship between adult children and their parents, one of the rarely…


Hear DJ Premier Sample South Park On A Remix Of Desiigner’s “Tiimmy Turner”

DJ PremierDesiigner’s recent single “Tiimmy Turner” referenced one animated TV show in The Fairly OddParents, and a new remix from DJ Premier references a very different animated TV show. “As a DJ, when a song is poppin’, one thing we do is remix it,” Premier says at the beginning of the track, and as 2DopeBoyzMore »

Don Buchwald & Associates Expands Team, Adds Four New Agents, Promotes Two

Don Buchwald & Associates is bolstering its growing team, adding three new agents in its L.A. office, and a fourth in New York, and promoting two.
In Los Angeles, Donyea Rochlin joins as an agent in DBA’s Literary department representing writers and directors in both television and film. Rochlin’s diverse background includes stints at Dimension/Miramax Films, Revolution Studios, The Huffington Post & Storyline Entertainment. She was most recently Head of Development at…


No Apple Music Exclusive = No Piracy for Britney Spears’ ‘Glory’…

Nearly two weeks after release, Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond’ — an Apple Music exclusive — remains one of the most illegally downloaded albums on the web.  Britney Spears’ ‘Glory,’ available across all streaming services, is hardly registering on piracy channels.  Any questions? After a last-minute shift away from an Apple Music exclusive, Britney Spears’ ‘Glory’ is enjoying a […]

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Josh Hartnett In Talks To Star In Indie ‘A Moment To Remember’

EXCLUSIVE: Penny Dreadful star Josh Hartnett is in talks to star in A Moment To Remember, an indie drama to be directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions)Lewin penned the screenplay with Susannah Grant (Erin Brokovich) about a young woman who falls in love with a brusque but sweet man, but their marriage is destroyed after she develops a rare case of early-onset Alzheimer’s. Production is set to begin in November.
Jena Malone joined in May as the female lead and remains…