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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Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Stakes November Date In Awards Season

Tom Ford’s sophomore feature directorial Nocturnal Animals will be released by Focus Features in an exclusive engagement on Nov. 18. The film which is based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan focuses on an art gallery owner who is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. Nocturnal Animals will widen on the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, before going wide on Dec. 9.
The pic stars Amy Adams

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Charlie Sheen Releases New Emoji Line: ‘Sheenojis’

When Charlie Sheen releases his very own emoji line, what better name to give to the app than “Sheenojis”? The former “Two and a Half Men” star brought his own branded emoji line to fans on Thursday with the help of MDEL Mobile, offering more than 100 different Sheen-inspired icons for fans to express their… Read more »

Aaron Paul Thriller ‘Come and Find Me’ Lands at Saban Films

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the Aaron Paul-Annabelle Wallis’ thriller “Come and Find Me.” The movie marks the feature debut of writer/director Zack Whedon, who is a producer and has penned episodes for “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Southland.” Whedon also co-created Neil Patrick Harris’ miniseries “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” with brothers Joss and Jed…. Read more »

TBS, TNT Name Michael Bloom SVP, Unscripted Series and Specials

Michael Bloom has left IMG to join TBS and TNT as senior vice president, unscripted series and specials. In his new role, Bloom will  oversee creative development and production of unscripted content for TBS and TNT. He will report to TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly. “We have ambitions to inject some different thinking in… Read more »

Philippe Dauman Asks Court To Expedite Trial On Sumner Redstone’s Competence

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams have asked a Massachusetts court to hold a trial “no later than four months from now” on their plea to overturn Sumner Redstone’s effort to oust them from his family trust and the National Amusements board.
They added, in a just-disclosed filing made yesterday, that they’d like the discovery process to “commence immediately and conclude within 3 months.”
“Expedited proceedings are warranted in order to ensure…

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‘The Walking Dead’s’ Norman Reedus: ‘The Planet Is Going to Explode’ Over Season 7

While season six’s big cliffhanger left many fans furious, “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus says to be prepared for even more drama in season seven. “Trust me. I think probably the planet is going to explode,” said Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, on Entertainment Weekly Radio. “That’s my feeling. It’s so good. Every time we… Read more »