‘Get Out’ Director Jordan Peele: Scaring Up Racial Dialogue By Fusing Genre With Polemic

While he built an Emmy-winning career in socially aware comedy, those who knew Jordan Peele weren’t surprised when he married a polemical theme to the horror genre for his feature directorial debut Get Out. Peele grew up a self-described movie nerd, with an encyclopedic knowledge of horror films, and after Get Out became one of the most wildly profitable films in memory, with a $253 million global gross on a $4.5 million budget, the film’s clever play on race relations in…

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NBC Buys Comedy From Joe Port, Joe Wiseman & Kapital Entertainment

NBC has put in development a relationship comedy from the Me, Myself & I team of co-executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by comedy veterans Port and Wiseman, the comedy centers on a 20-something woman and a 40-something guy who get into a go-nowhere relationship that unexpectedly goes somewhere, bringing their generationally divided friends and family along for the ride.
Port and Wiseman executive…

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Jenji Kohan Inks Overall Deal With Netflix

Netflix has signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Jenji Kohan, who is behind two hit series for the Internet network, Orange Is the New Black and GLOW.
Weeds creator Kohan is the latest A-list showrunner to make Netflix her creative home, joining Shonda Rhimes. Under the pact, she will produce new original series and other projects.
Kohan created and executive produces Orange is The New Black, which helped put Netflix on the original series map and continues to be one…

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multi-Year Netflix Overall Deal

Jenji Kohan has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix, the streaming giant announced Friday. “Current climate aside, it’s great to be in bed with Netflix,” Kohan said. Kohan is the creator of the award-winning Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” and an executive producer on Netflix’s “GLOW.” The former series has been nominated […]

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Takes Flight Worldwide, Opens With $16.4 Million on First Day in China

“Justice League” has grossed $16.4 million at 21,000 screens in China on its first day Friday, including $1.3 million in midnight sneak previews. Warner Bros.’ superhero tentpole took in 65% of the top five films in China. The first day number is on par with Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” and the second-biggest opening day for a […]

Marti Noxon Backs Matthew Weiner Sexual Harassment Accuser: ‘I Believe Kater Gordon’

Marti Noxon weighed in on the sexual harassment allegation against “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner on Friday, saying she believes Weiner’s accuser. In a series of tweets, Noxon–who worked as a consulting producer and writer on the critically-acclaimed AMC series–said that she witnessed the aftermath of Weiner’s alleged encounter with series writer Kater Gordon. “I […]

Saying Goodbye to Lil Peep and to Warped Tour; They Could Have Helped Each Other

I never had the privilege of meeting Lil Peep although I knew people like him. Lots of them. I was one of them. Peep was supposed to play the Rock Club in Tucson on Wednesday, a venue I too had performed at before, as Kosha Dillz, though no doubt to a much smaller crowd. He […]

‘Mad Men’s Marti Noxon Speaks Out Against Matthew Weiner: “I Believe Kater Gordon”

Marti Noxon, who was a consulting producer on AMC’s Mad Men, says she believes the sexual harassment allegations made by Kater Gordon against Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.
In a series of 12 tweets, Noxon outlined her case in support of Gordon. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer exec producer calls Weiner an “emotional terrorist” and that the Mad Men cast and crew “regardless of gender or position, was affected by this atmosphere.”
Last week, Gordon, an Emmy-winning Mad Men

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Google Spotlight Stories Releases VR Short ‘Sonaria’ With Steam, Viveport, Mobile App

The VR short “Sonaria,” a colorful and lyrical journey of two ever-changing creatures through different environments, is being released wide Friday via Steam and Viveport as well as on mobile for Android and iOS on the Google Spotlight Stories app. The immersive short is one of the latest projects in Google Spotlight Stories’ growing and […]