‘Katy Keene’: Johnny Beauchamp & Julia Chan To Star In CW’s ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff   Other

EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) and Julia Chan (Saving Hope) have landed lead roles opposite Riverdale‘s Ashleigh Murray in Katy Keene, the CW’s Riverdale spinoff pilot from Riverdale creator/executive producer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi and directed by Maggie Kiley,
‘Lost Boys’: Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi & Dakota Shapiro Star, Catherine Hardwicke To Direct CW Pilot   Other

EXCLUSIVE: The CW’s The Lost Boys pilot has cast most of its leads. Former Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey and Kingdom alum Kiele Sanchez have been tapped for two of the three central characters, with Medalion Rahimi (Still Star-Crossed) and Dakota Shapiro (Valley of the Boom) also landing lead roles in the series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros horror comedy
‘Batwoman’: Dougray Scott To Star In CW Pilot; Marcos Siega Steps In For David Nutter As Director   Other

Dougray Scott has been tapped as the male lead in Batwoman, playing Batwoman’s father opposite Ruby Rose in the CW’s drama pilot from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television. In addition, Marcos Siega has come on board to direct and executive produce. He takes over for David Nutter, who has stepped aside as director for personal reasons,
Oscar Week 2019 Parties & Events: The List   Other

This list will be updated on a regular basis this week with more events to be announced. Please send any event or party details to anthony@deadline.com. Most events are by invite-only except for the Oscar Week panels; tickets sold for those at Oscars.org. Tuesday, Feb. 19 Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Favourite’ nominated at the Costume Designers Guild Awards. Atsushi
Writers Guild Awards Live Blog: Follow The Ceremonies On Both Coasts   Other

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are being handed out tonight in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Deadline will be liveblogging the action here and updating the winners here as they are announced. Click on the link below for the full list of nominees. ALong with the hardware being handed out for best screenwriting of 2018, the big topic is the
‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Puts The Mass Incarceration Issue On The Big Screen – Guest Column   Other

Gina Clayton-Johnson is executive director of the Essie Justice Group, which she founded (and named after her great grandmother) in 2014 to harness the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones to end mass incarceration’s harm to women and communities. She wrote this piece after seeing Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Academy Crisis Averted; Spike Lee On 2 Words He Won’t Say; Is This Finally The Year For Oscar Bridesmaids?   Other

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Danny Moloshok/Shutterstock Despite final balloting being halfway done (Oscar voters, you have until Tuesday at 5 PM PT), and campaigns still in high gear leaving no rock unturned and no opportunity to reach straggling voters untaken, much of the air in the room this week has been sucked up by the
Entertainment Law Firm Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman Undergoes Name Change, Adds Partners   Other

EXCLUSIVE: In an industry where change is a near constant, even top Hollywood law firms are not immune – even by their own inclination. Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman has now become Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark. The West Hollywood-based firm has made the leap to add long-time partner Stephen P. Clark to the masthead, so to speak. “We
‘Mental Samurai’ & ‘MasterChef Junior’ Premieres Dates Shifted Again By Fox – Update   Other

UPDATED, 5:12 PM: Fox said tonight that it has shifted the premiere dates for Season 7 of MasterChef Junior and the series bow of reality competition series Mental Samurai for a second time in two weeks. The cooking competition now will return with a two-hour special starting at 8 p.m. March 12 — a week later than was announced after it was uprooted from its original
Ian McShane Praises Season 2 Of ‘American Gods’; Credits Career To “Good Genes And Drugs” – TCA   Other

Season 2 of American Gods, debuting on March 10, picks up ongoing squabbles between the Old Gods and New Gods. “I think Season 2 is really a great way back to the book, which I thought we got away from in Season 1,” Ian McShane, who plays Mr. Wednesday, told rapt TV critics at TCA. “We needed to get back to the book … and the characters we become invested in.