Tokyo: Tadanaobu Asano Heads Trio of Japanese APN Awards Winners

Acting star Tadanobu Asano was named as one of three recipients of the annual Asia Pacific Producers’ Network awards in Tokyo today. Two other recipients — also both from Japan — were director Isao Yukisada and young actress Nanami Sakuraba. A superstar on home turf , with credits including  “Ichi The Killer,” and “The Blind… Read more »

Studio Lambert Opens Glitterbox With Cat Lawson As Creative Director

All3Media’s Studio Lambert is launching entertainment label Glitterbox with former TwoFour exec Cat Lawson as Creative Director. Billed as a shiny floor entertainment division, Glitterbox will have its own development staff, but will also work with the existing Studio Lambert development team and its Creative Director, Tim Harcourt. In the U.S., Glitterbox formats will be produced by Studio Lambert’s LA operation run by Greg Goldman, together with the All3Media America…


Joburg:’Mandela’s Gun’ Depicts Untold Chapter in South African Icon’s Life

JOHANNESBURG — The first edition of the Joburg Film Festival will open Oct. 28 with the world premiere of “Mandela’s Gun,” a long-awaited portrait of an untold chapter in the life of the South African icon. Directed by John Irvin, pic is a documentary-thriller hybrid that tells the story of the pistol Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie… Read more »

Morgan Freeman Narrates One of Hillary Clinton’s Closing Campaign Ads

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is debuting some of her closing arguments in her campaign ads, including a spot that is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Titled “Example,” the spot contrasts Clinton’s career with that of Donald Trump, positioning it as a choice of “who will we entrust our country and their future to.” For example, the ad… Read more »

SOUTH PARK!! SURVIVOR!! Kate Beckinsale On SETH!! The Return Of RECTIFY!!

SOUTH PARK!! SURVIVOR!! Kate Beckinsale On SETH!! The Return Of RECTIFY!! The Kid Stays In The DOC NOW Finale!! Wednesday TV Talkback!!

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Comedy Central says of tonight’s “Fort Collins”:
“An entire Colorado city gets hacked; Gerald and Cartman risk everything when their full history of Internet activity becomes public.”

This week’s “Documentary Now” is inspired by the 2002 Robert Evans biopic “The Kid Stays in the Picture.”

Last week it was Cece who went home. Tonight Probst calls in the medics again.

Premiering tonight: Everest Air (Travel) Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia (Viceland) Jon Glaser Loves Gear (Tru) Rectify (Sundance)
A repeat of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was the top non-debate show last Wednesday.
Wednesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 19, 2016 (adults 18-49; older weeks in parentheses; repeats in gray) 3.2 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Debate NBC 3.1 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Debate ABC 2.7 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Debate CNN 2.5 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Debate CBS 2.4 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Debate FNC 2.2 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Charlie Brown 2.0 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Debate Fox 2.0 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Toy Story of Terror 1.9 (2.0) (1.9) (2.1) (2.3) (—) (—) Survivor 1.7 (1.9) (1.7) (2.0) (2.2) (—) (—) Lethal Weapon 1.4 (1.5) (1.4) (1.7) (1.8) (2.8) (—) AHStory 1.2 (1.1) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.5) (—) Blindspot 1.2 (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) Debate MSNBC 0.8 (1.1) (—) (1.1) (1.0) (1.3) (—) South Park 0.7 (—)

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Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures to Expand Exhibition Role in China

Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures is to pursue the expansion of its theatrical cinema operations in China despite the dramatic recent slowdown in the mainland Chinese box office. The company will next year open Emperor Cinemas in megacities Chengdu and Chongqing, both housed within Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department stores. In a statement EMP said that… Read more »