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Daniel Mays remembers Michael Douglas and Timothy Van Patten, the respectively star and director of new Apple TV drama Franklin, bursting into song whenever he appeared on set. It came about because during the Franklin shoot in Paris, director Nicholas Hytner asked Mays to star at London’s Bridge Theatre as good old reliable Nathan Detroit in an immersive production
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Conan O’Brien has been on the campaign trail for his Max show Conan O’Brien Must Go, but during his latest promo stop, the comedian turned his attention to his paymasters. Appearing on YouTube phenomenon Hot Ones, the former The Tonight Show host embarked on a spicy wing-fueled rant about Warner Bros. Discovery’s rebrand of streaming
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EXCLUSIVE: Zig Zag, the 25-year-old UK producer behind shows including Fox‘s I Wanna Marry Harry, is shutting its production arm after being hit by the unscripted commissioning drought. Zig Zag is putting Zig Zag Productions Limited into insolvency as part of a financial restructuring that has resulted in six employees being made redundant. The company,
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EXCLUSIVE: Audiences seem to have enjoyed 9-1-1 paying homage to The Poseidon Adventure. Bobby and Athena’s three-episode cruise ship disaster came to a dramatic conclusion during the March 28 episode which, after seven days of multi-platform viewing, became the series’ most-watched telecast in more than 2 years. According to Disney, the episode drew 10.72M viewers
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Michael Douglas and the cast of Franklin touched down in Cannes today with a message. Speaking to press ahead of the world premiere screening of the series at Canneseries on Wednesday evening, the actor said the Apple TV+ period drama is a great reminder of “how fragile democracy is and how generous France was.” The
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Producers in Southeast Asia are facing a very different, much quieter landscape to the one in front of them just 12 months ago, as U.S. players rein in their spending to appease shareholders, and neighboring countries such as Korea, Japan and India draw attention. Southeast Asia, which at one point was considered a key growth
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Paramount Global‘s beleaguered stock faltered Monday as investors fretted over the ongoing talks between controlling shareholder National Amusements Inc. and Skydance Media. As the moon blocked out the sun across a swath of the U.S. in a total eclipse, the stock behaved accordingly, falling almost 8% on heavier-than-average trading volume to finish at $11.06. The
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Chris McCausland & Lee Mack Set For Sky Festive Special British comedians Chris McCausland and Lee Mack will front Sky festive special Bad Tidings, about two perpetually feuding neighbors in Northern England who become unlikely heroes after saving their street from notorious burglars with wacky booby traps and British banter. Laurence Rickard & Martha Howe-Douglas
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David Barrington Holt, who was instrumental in development of the ground-breaking Henson Performance Control System, which allowed a single performer to operate complex, computer-driven puppets, died March 13 from cancer complications. His credits included George of the Jungle, The Phantom, Dr. Dolittle, and Scooby-Doo, among other productions. Born in England in June of 1945, he
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EXCLUSIVE: NBC has decided not to proceed with a third season of its Quantum Leap reboot starring Raymond Lee. The news comes more than a month after the two-hour Season 2 finale aired Feb. 20. The development is not entirely surprising as the series, from Universal Television, had been on the bubble. That is in
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Twofour Hires ‘007: Road To A Million’ Producer & ‘Circle’ Exec UK producer Twofour has made a pair of hires and promoted several execs in and around its senior management. Karen Hudson, whose credits include 007: Road to a Million and The Grand Tour, has been named Head of Production. Dan Gray will be Executive
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Matt Bomer is having a great year, one that started with the fall release of Maestro — he stars opposite Bradley Cooper as David Oppenheim, who had an affair with Leonard Bernstein — and now in the acclaimed Paramount+ limited series Fellow Travelers, which is in the heat of the Emmy race and winning praise
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Hannah Waddingham credits Game Of Thrones with transforming her career, but she didn’t love everything about filming the epic HBO series. Waddingham played religious zealot Septa Unella in the Thrones franchise and featured in a torture scene, in which Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, poured wine on her face. She told The Late Show
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Former Gersh agent Emma Clarke is joining talent management company Currents Management. Clarke, who represents talent including Selling Sunset star Chelsea Lazkani, left Gersh last month, after moving over following the agency’s acquisition of A3 Artists Agency. She is the latest talent agent to move into management. Clarke spent four years at A3 including nearly
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The X-Files creator Chris Carter is opening up about the early days of the seminal Fox sci-fi series, and opining on the challenges ahead for Ryan Coogler as he preps a reboot. “No matter what, he’s got a hard job,” Carter told Inverse in a recent interview. “Casting is a hard job. Mounting it is
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EXCLUSIVE: Big Beach, the production company behind Starz’s Vida and Facebook’s Sorry For Your Loss, has landed the television rights to Alexandra Tanner’s debut novel Worry. Worry follows two siblings-turned-roommates, one a 28-year-old media employee, navigating an absurd world on the verge of calamity. The book has been described as a “Seinfeldian” novel of existentialism and sisterhood.
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