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  • BFI London Film Festival Sets First Non-London Premiere With ‘Peterloo’ In Manchester

    The BFI London Film Festival (Oct 10 -21) has set its first premiere outside the UK capital with a Manchester screening of Mike Leigh’s Peterloo on October 17.

    The screening, attended by writer-director Leigh and cast, will take place at the city’s HOME venue and will be followed by a London screening two days later.

    The Amazon-backed pic tells the story of the Peterloo massacre, which took place 199 years ago today. The notorious episode saw British government forces…


  • T.J. Miller Denies Bullying ‘Silicon Valley’ Actress

    Silicon Valley alum TJ Miller addressed former co-star Alex Wetterlund’s bullying claims on SiriusXM's Jim Norton & Sam Roberts show saying that the “Internet, in general, has turned the world into high school where gossip is immediately true.”

    Miller denied claims that he bullied Wetterlund. She recently took to Twitter to refer to him as “a bully and petulant brat” on set. He said that she may have had that experience but that it was an instance of “people trying to get…


  • Alex Jones’ Flagship Pirate Radio Station Goes Dark Amid FCC Battle

    A pirate radio station in Texas that served as the flagship for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has dropped off the air amid an intensifying fight with the FCC.

    The Department of Justice filed suit against Walter and Rae Olenick, accusing them of operating an unlicensed radio station out of their Austin apartment complex since at least 2013.

    The FCC sent the couple multiple letters, warning of the dire consequences of broadcasting without a license, including fines…


  • Michael Che And Colin Jost Get “Political” In First Emmys Promo

    The first Emmys promo has dropped and hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost don’t waste any time in getting political — sort of.

    In the video above, the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchors say they are very excited to host the annual awards show. Che chimes in saying, “This year we decide who wins!” To which Jost responds, “No, it’s still the voters.”

    “And we know how that works out — uh oh! Political!” zings Che. And after a beat, Jost just walks off screen.

    The pair…


  • Primary Wave Entertainment Focuses On Music Management & Content Amid Talent Managers Exodus

    Less than four years after Primary Wave, known at the time mostly for its music business, made a big push in talent management with the back-to-back acquisitions of Mark Burg’s Evolution Management and David Guillod’s Intellectual Artists Management, the company is scaling back on Hollywood representation to focus on its core music management business as well as film and TV development and production via Cathy Schulman’s Welle Entertainment.

    Of the three principals of the…


  • Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan Dips Closer To “Critical Status” For Fourth Year In A Row

    Funding of the $3.8 billion pension plan covering members of IATSE's West Coast studio locals has dipped closer to "critical status" for a fourth year in a row, but the plan's long-term prognosis is good, according to Mike Kaplan, the plan's actuary.

    As of January 1, 2017, the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan was only 67.4% funded; under federal law, a plan is said to have reached "critical status" if its funding of future retirement obligations falls below 65%. In…


  • Music Documentary ‘Echo In The Canyon’ Set As LA Film Festival Opener

    Andrew Slater’s music documentary Echo in the Canyon has been set as the opening night film of Film Independent’s 2018 LA Film Festival, which kicks off Sept. 20 and continues through Sept. 28.

    This will mark the world premiere of the documentary which puts the spotlight on iconic music groups The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas and how they birthed the beginnings of  Laurel Canyon historic music scene. The docu shows how the echo of…


  • Manager Tiffany Kuzon Joins Mosaic

    Mosaic has hired veteran manager Tiffany Kuzon. She is coming from Primary Wave Entertainment where she was one of the company’s top talent managers.

    “Historically, Mosaic has been built within but every once in awhile someone from outside gets our attention,” Mosaic principal Jimmy Miller said. “Tiffany is one of those people, and we are very excited for her to join us.”

    Kuzon started her career as an agent at UTA before becoming a manager at Evolution Entertainment two…


  • Melissa Bolona To Star In ‘Murder At The Mansion’; Max Adler Cast In ‘Hot Water’

    Melissa Bolona (The Hurrican Heist, The Year of Spectacular Men) has booked the lead role in indie thriller Murder At The Mansion, which is currently filming in Kentucky. Sam Irvin is directing the film that follows Ruby (Bolona) a Child adopted into an affluent family who struggles to mediate the chaos roiling around her as she plans her impending wedding at her fiancé's family's lavish countryside estate. Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods), Madison McKinley (The Wol…


  • Music Box Films Acquires ‘Transit’; Grasshopper Film Lands ‘Distant Constellation’

    Music Box Films has obtained the U.S. rights to Transit, a Christian Petzold directed feature which has its world premiere at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and will head to TIFF next month before it’s theatrical and home releases in 2019. Starring Franz Rogowsk and Paula Beer, the pic is based on Anna Seghers' WWII novel of the same title. Set in Marseille just after Germany's invasion, the story follows Georg (Rogowski), a German refugee who takes on the identity of a…


  • Tyler Hoechlin Joins Alexandra Daddario Romantic Comedy ‘Can You Keep A Secret?’

    EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Hoechlin is boarding Can You Keep a Secret?, BCDF Pictures’ romantic comedy that stars and is executive produced by San Andreas star Alexandra Daddario.

    Can You Keep a Secret? is based on Sophie Kinsella’s 4-million-copy New York Times bestseller and centers on Emma Corrigan (Daddario), who spills her secrets to a handsome stranger sitting next to her on a turbulent plane ride. That guy happens to be Jack Harper (Hoechlin), the young and elusive CEO at…


  • Teamsters Local 399 “Ready To Fight” For A New Film And TV Contract

    Hollywood's Teamsters Local 399 says it’s “ready to fight” for a new film and TV contract, negotiations for which have been delayed because it took IATSE longer than expected to arrive at terms for its own new film and TV pact. The Teamsters and the Basic Crafts unions, which will jointly negotiate an agreement with management’s AMPTP, have agreed to extend the expiration date of their current contract until October 15. 

    "We have extended the contract to ensure labor…