The CW Buys Action Drama ‘Searchers’ From ‘The 100’ Creator & Greg Berlanti

Greg Berlanti Productions is capping a very prolific development season with another sale at the CW. The Warner Bros. TV-based company has teamed with Jason Rothenberg, developer, executive producer and showrunner of the CW/WBTV series The 100, for action/adventure drama project Searchers.
Written by Rothenberg, Searchers is about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother…


Wanda Accuses Beverly Hilton Supporters of Voter Fraud

With two weeks left before Election Day, things are starting to heat up in Beverly Hills, where Dalian Wanda Group and the Beverly Hilton are engaged in a bare-knuckle development fight. In a complaint to the county registrar’s office and to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, Wanda is now accusing supporters of the Beverly… Read more »

Paramount Lands Pitch From Platinum Dunes and ‘Saw IV’ Scribes (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to acquire an untitled pitch with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes banner producing and “Saw IV” scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan writing. Michael Chaves, who wrote and directed the short “The Maiden,” is attached to direct. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources describe it as a supernatural… Read more »

TV Review: ‘Who Killed JonBenet?’ on Lifetime

When Lifetime’s original movie “Who Killed JonBenet?” premieres, it will be immediately followed by a two-hour special called “JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer?” on Patsy Ramsey, who Lifetime describes as “the person most people believe killed JonBenet.” Both productions have a great deal in common — blurry re-enactments, melodramatic musical choices, enthusiastic use of grainy home video,… Read more »

Colin Firth And Ged Doherty Take Lessons Learned From “Filmmaking For Dummies” To Hatching Two Genuine Oscar Contenders

EXCLUSIVE: “You’re popping our cherry,”  Colin Firth laughed as I sat down to lunch with him and his production partner Ged Doherty last week at the Four Seasons.
He was referring to the fact that he and Doherty have not done any interviews to date about Raindog Films,  the production company they founded in 2011. It has been five years since the Oscar winning actor of The King’s Speech, and so many other films,  teamed with Doherty, the former music company executive who…