Afton Williamson’s Sexual Misconduct & Racism Allegations Rejected By ‘Rookie’ Producer eOne; No “Inappropriate” Behavior Occurred, Probe Says   Other

Less than six weeks after Afton Williamson revealed on social media that she left ABC’s The Rookie over sexual harassment and racial discrimination incidents, producer eOne today released the results of its investigation to what happened on the Nathan Fillion-starring LAPD drama. “As a result of the independent investigation, we have concluded that those identified
Broadway Takes $29M As Fall Creeps In; ‘Slave Play’, Mary-Louise Parker, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip Hop Improv Arrive   Other

A raft of newcomers and previewers on Broadway’s box office roster kept the industry tally afloat last week, with a total of 29 productions reporting a combined weekly gross of $29,092,571. That’s a 12% jump over the previous week, with total attendance rising a commensurate 13% to 253,685. The figure loses a bit of sparkle, though, when the roster count is considered
‘It Chapter Two’ Balloons Franchise To $1B+ Global; Tarantino’s ‘Hollywood’ Overtakes ‘Basterds’ WW; ‘Downton Abbey’ Serves Up Early $12M Debut – International Box Office   Other

UPDATE; writethru: New Line/Warner Bros’ It Chapter Two had its second reading at the global and international box office this weekend, after screaming to the 2nd highest worldwide opening ever for a horror movie last session. With the sophomore frame’s extra balloons, the franchise has now crossed $1B worldwide. The split on Chapter Two is currently $169.5M overseas
Becki Newton & Michael Urie To Star In Siblings Comedy ‘Fun’ Set At CBS With Big Commitment   Other

Becki Newton and Michael Urie were both fresh-faced twentysomethings when they were cast in Ugly Betty and went on to become the ABC dramedy’s breakouts as the scheming but lovable Amanda and Marc. Primetime-Panic Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders Shutterstock Almost a decade and a half later, Urie and Newton are reuniting to star as brother
‘Game Of Thrones’ House Targaryen Prequel From George R.R. Martin & Ryan Condal Nears HBO Pilot Order   Other

EXCLUSIVE: Hold your dragons, Game of Thrones fans, another prequel of the hugely popular fantasy series is eyeing a green light. I’ve learned that HBO is close to giving a pilot order to a GoT prequel from author and GoT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and Colony co-creator/exec producer Ryan Condal, which is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones
Eric Roberts Toplines ‘My Dinner With Eric Roberts (Julia’s brother)’; Wendy Makkena, Walter Belenky Join ‘Spiked’; ‘Charming the Hearts of Men’ Adds Cast   Other

Eric Roberts and Dr. Rico Simonini will topline My Dinner With Eric Roberts (Julia’s brother), a platonic rom-com bromance that will be shooting this month in Los Angeles. Described as along the lines of Louie Malle’s My Dinner With Andre, the film follows Roberts having dinner with his cardiologist and friend, Dr. Rico and evolves into their deep passionate friendship
Toronto: WME Signs ‘Calm With Horses’ Helmer Nick Rowland   Other

EXCLUSIVE: WME just signed Nick Rowland, one of the emerging directors coming out of the Toronto Film Festival. Rowland’s first feature, Calm With Horses, made its debut last weekend. The film stars Barry Keoghan, Cosmo Jarvis and Niamh Algar. It was produced by Daniel Emmerson at DMC Film and co-produced by Element. The film is financed by Film4, Screen Ireland and
Audiences Cheer ‘Jojo Rabbit’ But Some Aren’t Laughing, Amazon Hits The Fest Big Time & More – Toronto   Other

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit had its world premiere last night at the Toronto Film Festival, and though it will certainly have its naysayers due to a controversial approach to its subject matter — it features a comical Adolf Hitler character, among other things — the movie was rapturously received with a raucous standing ovation by the first night crowd who seemed
Comscore Film SVPs Steve Buck & Jim Zak Exit Box Office Data Corp   Other

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline hears that Steve Buck, Comscore’s SVP of Business Relations and Jim Zak, SVP of International Theatrical have departed the show business data corporation as it seeks to reduce 8% of its workforce expenses before the end of the quarter in an effort to chop costs by $20M. Steve Buck Comscore Buck and Zak are giants in the box office data sphere,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Headline, Write & Direct ‘Mr. Corman’ Schoolteacher Comedy-Drama Series For Apple   Other

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to write, direct, executive produce and star in Mr. Corman, a half-hour comedy-drama series at Apple, sources said. A writers room is currently up and running for the series, producing scripts. Primetime-Panic Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders Mr. Corman, from A24, is described as a deep cut into the days and nights