New UTA Venue Giving Artists Some Space

UTA is putting the finishing touches on UTA Artist Space, a 4,500-square-foot exhibition venue in downtown Los Angeles. The plan is to use it to showcase artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers and more — some from the agency’s client roster, and some not — and will feature readings, performances, screenings, and large-scale exhibitions often in collaboration with other galleries. First up: a presentation of 50 works of artist and director Larry Clark including film…

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Jim Gaffigan & Olivia Thirlby Join ‘Chappaquiddick’

Jim Gaffigan and Olivia Thirlby have joined the cast of Chappaquiddick, the indie drama being directed by John Curran from Andrew Logan’s Black List script. The pair join Jason Clarke, who plays Ted Kennedy, and Kate Mara, who plays Mary Jo Kopechne, in the based-on-real-life tragedy tale. Ed Helms and Bruce Dern co-star. Shooting is now set to start September 7 in Boston.
WME serves as the film’s North American sales agent, and Sierra/Affinity has come on board to rep…

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‘Pretty Little Liars’: Brant Daugherty Breaks Down Shocking Death Scene

SPOILER ALERT: This post includes spoilers from the “Pretty Little Liars” Season 7 summer finale, which aired on Aug. 30.  Brant Daugherty came back to Rosewood for the seventh season of “Pretty Little Liars” — and he left just as quickly as he returned. The actor, who plays Noel Kahn on the hit Freeform series, saw… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ to Top Newcomers in Slow Labor Day Weekend

Sony’s second weekend of “Don’t Breathe” should dominate domestic moviegoing during a typically mild Labor Day weekend, topping launches by “The Light Between Oceans” and “Morgan.” “Don’t Breathe,” which blew competition away last weekend, is likely to be the only title that will top $10 million during the four-day holiday period. Disney’s launch of period… Read more »

TV News Roundup: Marc Maron Boards Netflix’s ‘G.L.O.W.,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Star Joins ‘Archie’ TV Reboot ‘Riverdale’

“Stranger Things” fan favorite Shannon Purser (Barb) joins the cast of the “Archie” comics-based TV show “Riverdale.” Also in today’s roundup, Netflix casts Marc Maron in its upcoming wrestling series “G.L.O.W.” CASTING Shannon Purser (Barb from the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”) has been cast as Ethel Muggs on The CW’s upcoming “Archie” comic adaptation “Riverdale.” Purser… Read more »

‘Max Steel’ Trailer: Mattel’s Action Figure Line Gets Live Action Treatment

About his role in the infamously terrible Jaws 4: The Revenge, Michael Caine once said “I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.” In unrelated news, a new trailer for Max Steel launched earlier today, co-starring the great Andy Garcia in a supporting role for which it looks like he had a lot of fun. The Open Road YA action pic stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, a teen just moved to a…

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Chastity Dotson To Recur On Amazon’s ‘Patriot’ & Fox’s ‘Pitch’

Chastity Dotson, who is going into her third season recurring as Keisha Russell on Amazon’s Bosch, is adding two more recurring roles to her resume, on Amazon’s political thriller Patriot, as well as Fox’s baseball drama Pitch.
Written and directed by Steven Conrad, Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner, whose latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear. Dotson will play Carol, a veterinarian, who’s smart, charismatic, and…

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Netflix Sets Tween Series ‘Worst Witch,’ ‘Horse Mystery Project’ For 2017

An American teenager’s bond with her horse and a clumsy young witch will figure at the center of two new series aimed at tweens that Netflix has set for 2017. The streaming-video-on-demand giant said it would add two new live-action series to a growing lineup of offerings for older kids. The untitled “Horse Mystery Project”… Read more »

‘Spring’ Filmmakers Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead to Direct and Star in Indie ‘The Endless’

Following their Toronto Film Festival breakout “Spring” in 2014, Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have set up their next project “The Endless” which they are set to star in and co-direct. They will be joined by Tate Ellington, Callie Hernandez, Lew Temple, James Jordan, Kira Powell, Emily Montague, Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran and Shane Brady…. Read more »