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  • ‘Ascension’ and ‘Summer of Soul’ Lead Critics Choice Documentary Nominations
    by Pat Saperstein on 2021-10-18 in News, Ascension, Critics Choice Association, Summer of Soul

    The Critics Choice Association has announced nominees for the sixth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards. The awards cover documentaries released in theaters, on TV and on major digital platforms. The awards gala takes place Nov. 14 in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Ascension” and “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), both from first-time documentarians,

  • ‘The Lost Daughter’ Trailer: Olivia Colman Shines in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut
    by Selome Hailu on 2021-10-18 in News, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Netflix, Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

    Netflix has released the first trailer for “The Lost Daughter.” The upcoming drama is based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name and stars Olivia Colman as Leda, a middle-aged woman vacationing alone and having flashbacks to her days as a young wife and mother (with her younger self played by Jessie Buckley). Maggie

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment to Sell GSN Games Division to Scopely for $1 Billion
    by Todd Spangler on 2021-10-18 in News, GSN Games, Scopely, Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a deal to sell GSN Games, a division of Game Show Network, to mobile-games company Scopely for about $1 billion in cash and stock. GSN Games’s portfolio of free-to-play mobile and online games includes “Solitaire TriPeaks,” “Bingo Bash” and “Wheel of Fortune Slots.” Scopely will pay half the $1 billion purchase

  • Eric Cantona to Star in ‘Giant With Feet of Clay’ About Sexual Abuse in Sports
    by elskes on 2021-10-18 in Global, News, Eric Cantona

    French soccer player-turned-actor Eric Cantona (“Looking for Eric”) is set to star in “Giant With Feet of Clay” (“Le Colosse aux pieds d’argile”), a television drama about sexual harassement and abuse in sports. The movie is about to start shooting in Southwestern France with French director Stéphanie Murat; and is being produced by Sydney Gallonde’s

  • Sundance Institute Launches Inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive
    by Selome Hailu on 2021-10-18 in News, Glaad, Sundance Institute

    Sundance Institute launched the inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive and announced the first six artists who will participate in the three-day virtual program supporting transgender storytellers of color. The selected fellows are Ava Davis, StormMiguel Florez, River Gallo, Carol Grant, Mitchell (MiSha) Owens, and Savannah Ward. Davis, an actor, writer, producer and advocate, will work on

  • Jack White Returns With Rocking New Single, ‘Taking Me Back’
    by Jem Aswad on 2021-10-18 in News, Jack White

    Ever since Jack White’s explosive appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last year, fans have thirsted for a return to his stripped-down sound of his early career — and based on the new song he dropped Monday, we may be getting it soon. “Taking Me Back,” White’s first new solo music in nearly four years, combines that

  • Producers Isaac Robert Hurwitz, Seth A. Goldstein Form Broadway Transmedia Company Hugo Six (EXCLUSIVE)
    by varietybrentlang on 2021-10-18 in News, Broadway, Hugo Six, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, Seth A. Goldstein

    Producers Isaac Robert Hurwitz and Seth A. Goldstein are teaming up to launch Hugo Six, a transmedia production company that will focus on Broadway content and talent. Co-founded by Hurwitz and Goldstein, the company is dedicated to creating diverse and dynamic content for the stage and screen. Hugo Six has a musical television property and

  • The Weeknd Moves Tour Dates to Summer 2022
    by Jem Aswad on 2021-10-18 in News, The Weeknd

    While outdoor concerts and medium-sized tours have more or less returned after 18 months of pandemic shutdown, the bread and butter of the concert industry — the arena tour — has been slowest to come back. The Weeknd’s “After Hours” tour, which was originally scheduled to launch in June of 2020, was to relaunch in January of

  • Disney Delays ‘Doctor Strange 2,’ ‘Thor 4,’ ‘Black Panther’ Sequel and ‘Indiana Jones 5’
    by Rebecca Rubin on 2021-10-18 in News, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Disney

    Marvel fans, prepare to wait a little bit longer to see Doctor Strange, Thor and Black Panther return to theaters. Disney has delayed release plans for several upcoming films, including “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” from March 25 to May 6, “Thor: Love and Thunder” from May 6 to July 8 and “Black

  • Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Drew Barrymore to Be Among Presenters for Rock Hall of Fame Inductions
    by Chris Willman on 2021-10-18 in News, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Mccartney, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Taylor Swift

    Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Drew Barrymore and Angela Bassett are among the presenters set to celebrate the inductees at the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, which returns to a live format in Cleveland on Oct. 30. Swift and Hudson are also booked to perform. Barrymore will be on hand