Alec Baldwin on Friday expressed “shock and sadness” over an incident on the set of his film, Rust, where a gun he was handling misfired, killing the cinematographer and injuring the director. Director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, died after being injured Thursday when the prop gun was discharged by Baldwin, the Western’s producer and star. Hutchins […]

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Peter Scolari, who rose to stardom on the brilliant-but-canceled “Bosom Buddies” alongside Tom Hanks, died Friday morning at age 66 of cancer, after a two-year illness. His death was confirmed by his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky at Wright Entertainment. Scolari was a prolific actor, both on television and on Broadway. He won an Emmy in […]

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The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed Thursday night that Alec Baldwin “discharged” the prop gun that killed one Rust crew member and injured director Joel Souza on the set of the Western feature film on location in New Mexico. Director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, died not long after being transported to a hospital in Albuquerque, NM this afternoon. Souza, […]

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Emily in Paris co-star Lucas Bravo has joined Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Kaitlyn Dever in Ticket To Paradise, the Universal Pictures romantic comedy that will be directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). In the comedy, a couple of exes find themselves on a shared mission: stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. Parker wrote the script with […]

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Dawn Hudson, the chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who has presided over a decade of controversial transformational change at the organization, will be vacating her position when her current contract expires in 2023. Deadline broke this story, which The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The 65-year-old Hudson is a Harvard alum who made […]

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With Hollywood on edge and picket signs at the ready, IATSE and the AMPTP have reached an agreement on a new film and TV contract, averting a threatened nationwide strike. The new three-year contract, which must now be ratified by the union’s members, comes just hours before the deadline – midnight Sunday – imposed by IATSE president Matthew Loeb. […]

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Negotiations to prevent a strike that could bring the film and television production business to its knees are going down to the wire. Matthew Loeb, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said early Wednesday that unless an agreement is reached, 60,000 union members will begin a nationwide strike against the major studios […]

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In an overwhelming show of union solidarity, IATSE members have voted to authorize a nationwide strike against film and TV productions if last-ditch negotiations with the AMPTP fail to produce a fair deal. The vote – 98% in favor – now gives IATSE president Matthew Loeb indisputable authority to call a strike if he and AMPTP president Carol Lombardini fail to reach an […]

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Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled a breach of contract lawsuit over the star’s Black Widow payday, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The explosive suit, filed by the actress in July in Los Angeles Superior Court, claimed that the studio sacrificed the film’s box office potential in order to grow […]

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After much fanfare, a change in director, a rewrite, several well-documented release delays and a major global pandemic, the world premiere for the 25th James Bond film kicked off at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall, just shy of six years since the last 007 installment, Spectre, was given the same treatment. “This is amazing,” Daniel Craig said on the red […]

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After Deadline broke the news Monday that CAA said was acquiring ICM Partners in the first major Hollywood agency tie-up since the WMA-Endeavor deal in 2009, the bombshell news has began sinking in around the industry. One sector that will be interested are the Hollywood unions, and SAG-AFTRA became the first to react with a statement by […]

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Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker behind “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song,” and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died. He was 89. “Sweet Sweetback” was a groundbreaking film a few times over. Van Peebles financed and released the film independently, paving the way for an entire ecosystem of indie cinema. Because he couldn’t […]

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A year after winning four Primetime Emmys for the hit comedy series Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy has closed a first look feature deal and an overall one in scripted content with Netflix, under which he’ll write and produce. Levy’s work in film will begin promptly with an original untitled romantic comedy which he’ll direct, write, produce and star in. Sister’s Stacey […]

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Jim Gianopulos will be leaving Paramount as chairman and CEO, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Brian Robbins, who currently runs kids network Nickelodeon for parent company ViacomCBS, will take over. A source familiar with the situation says Robbins will continue to oversee Nickelodeon and kids and family content at streaming service Paramount+. The Wall Street Journal first reported the leadership shake-up. Gianopulos took the […]

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Everything old was new again at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, as actor Ben Affleck hit the red carpet hand in hand with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, formally launching Bennifer 2.0. The couple posed alongside co-stars Matt Damon and Jodie Comer and director Ridley Scott as they took in the world premiere of their historical drama “The Last Duel,” a […]

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Michael Constantine, an actor best known for his roles in the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” films and the TV series “Room 222,” passed away on Aug. 31, his agent confirmed to TheWrap. He was 94. Constantine’s brother-in-law told the Reading Eagle that Constantine died peacefully of natural causes in his Reading home, surrounded by family. He […]

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Fran Drescher has been elected president of SAG-AFTRA, in a victory for the faction that has led the union for a dozen years. But Joely Fisher — who campaigned on the rival Membership First slate — has been elected secretary-treasurer. Drescher will succeed Gabrielle Carteris, who has led the organization since 2016. Best known for her lead role on […]

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After the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday night denied a request to issue emergency relief blocking Texas’ new law that bans abortion at six weeks and, say opponents, effectively eliminates access to abortions statewide, some big names in entertainment expressed their opinions about the legislation. A group of prominent actors, musicians and other artists and companies swiftly […]

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Bong Joon-ho was emotional and Jane Campion was touching but the evening belonged to Roberto Benigni. The 78th Venice International Film Festival got off to an emotional start Wednesday night with host, Italian actor Serena Rossi, dedicating opening night to Afghan mothers forced to separate from their children in an attempt to save them from the Taliban. “We […]

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Hunter Schafer, John Malkovich, Gemma Chan and Sofia Boutella are set to star in a new horror film from Neon called “Cuckoo,” the distributor said Tuesday. “Cuckoo” is the latest film from “Luz” director Tilman Singer, who will write and direct the new horror film and hopes to begin principal photography in April 2022. Neon […]

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Seven-time Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, who starred as Lou Grant on both sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and hourlong drama “Lou Grant” before a late-career rejuvenation through his poignant voicework in 2009 animated film “Up,” has died. He was 91. His publicist confirmed the news to Variety, writing that he died on Sunday surrounded by family. Asner’s official […]

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Actor, disability-inclusion advocate and double hand amputee John W. Lawson has been cast as Stanny in Paramount Players’ untitled “Pet Sematary” prequel, written and directed by Lindsey Beer. “I have myoelectric hands… or what people commonly call ‘cyborg,’” Lawson jokes. “But most of the time, it’s just my hooks.” This news makes the “Pet Sematary” prequel one of the […]

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Emmy winners Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass have teamed up for a new sci-fi movie titled “Biosphere,” directed by Mel Eslyn. The mysterious movie marks Eslyn’s feature directorial debut. Production on “Biosphere” — written by Eslyn and Duplass — has wrapped, with details of the project’s plot being kept secret. The new movie is produced by Duplass Brothers Productions […]

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Mel Brooks is ready to look back at his life and success in show business in a memoir set to release this Fall. Ballantine Books announced Wednesday that they have acquired and will publish the comedy legend’s upcoming memoir, All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business.  In All About Me!, the director, producer, writer, and actor will reflect on growing […]

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Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine has been sold for north of $900 million to a media company backed by the private-equity firm Blackstone Group Inc. Witherspoon and Sarah Harden, Hello Sunshine’s CEO, will join the board of the new company and will continue to oversee day-to-day operations. They will also remain significant equity holders. The Wall Street Journal first reported […]

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