The Serious Business Of Comedy In Fox Searchlight’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’ And ‘The Favourite’ – The Contenders London   Other

A stop-motion animation movie about Japanese dogs banished into exile and the court of an eccentric 18th century British queen don’t seem like immediate bedfellows, but today’s Fox Searchlight panel suggested that both films have a certain resonance with today’s political landscape. Speaking of Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs, producer Jeremy Dawson revealed that
ICM Partners Promotes Seven In Business & Legal Affairs   Other

ICM Partners has promotions of seven executives in its Business and Legal Affairs groups. Alexandra Kopp was promoted to VP Business Affairs; Amanda Kowal and Olivia Trikilis to senior manager business affairs posts. Nada Bariche, Christine Krikorian and Amy Mellman to business affairs executives; and Hope Driskill joins the legal affairs team as an attorney who also
‘The Witcher’: Netflix Fantasy Drama Series Casts Its Females Leads Ciri & Yennefer   Other

Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) and Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust), have been cast as female leads Ciri and Yennefer opposite Henry Cavill in The Witcher, Netflix’s drama series based on the fantasy saga of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Allan’s Ciri, Princess of Cintra, will be joined by other characters from
NBC Buys Adult Girl Scouts Comedy From Seth Meyers, Charlie Grandy, Allison Hord   Other

NBC has put in development Woman Scouts, a comedy from former Late Night With Seth Meyers writer Allison Hord, Champions co-creator Charlie Grandy, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker’s Sethmaker Shoemayers Productions and Universal TV where the company is based. Written and co-executive produced by Hord, Woman Scouts centers on a feminist who, after dropping out of grad
‘Venom’ Still Showing $80M Fangs; ‘A Star Is Born’ Hitting $42M+ High Note In Record October Weekend   Other

Columbia/Marvel/Warner Bros. SUNDAY AM UPDATE after Saturday 11:44 PM update: Refresh for more analysis and chart…Sony is calling the weekend on Venom at an $80M opening after a strong Saturday of $26.6M, -19% from Friday, a percent ease that’s in the Friday-to-Saturday sphere of Guardians of the Galaxy (-18%), and a tad steeper than Justice League (-15%).
‘Good Omens’ Blesses NY Comic Con With 1st Teaser Trailer At MSG Panel   Other

“It won’t be the war to end all wars, it will be the war to end everything,” says a demon portraying David Tennant of the coming Armageddon in the first official trailer for Good Omens that was unveiled at New York Comic Con today. “Welcome to the end times,” adds the angel playing Michael Sheen. With a Queen soundtrack, the first look at the upcoming Amazon
Oscar-Winning Director Alex Gibney On The Revelatory Documentary That Could Land Him In Jail – Deadline Q&A   Other

EXCLUSIVE: On a late summer morning in Belfast just over a month ago, more than 100 police officers raided the homes and an office of journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, both of whom had worked with the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney on 2017’s No Stone Unturned, a revelatory, deeply unsettling film about a June 18 1994 mass shooting in
‘Panic’: Ray Nicholson, Will Chase & Kevin Alves Join Amazon YA Pilot As Series Regulars   Other

Ray Nicholson, Will Chase and Kevin Alves have landed series-regular roles in Amazon Studios’ YA pilot Panic, from writer Lauren Oliver based on her best-selling book and producers Joe Roth & Jeff Kirschenbaum. Written and created by Oliver, Panic centers on a forgotten rural town where every year the graduating seniors risk their lives in an illegal, high-stakes
Netflix To Develop ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ TV Series & Films   Other

Netflix has closed a multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company to develop new series and film projects based on Lewis’ popular The Chronicles of Narnia books. Under the pact, Netflix, working with Entertainment One, will develop stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films with eOne’s Mark Gordon as well as Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving
‘Constance’: Sharon Gless To Star In TNT Drama Pilot Alongside Elisabeth Shue   Other

EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Gless is set to star opposite Elisabeth Shue in Constance, TNT’s drama about one woman’s refusal to fade into obsolescence, from KC Perry and Team Downey, Sonar Entertainment and Studio T. Described as a fun, darkly humorous, veneer-stripping story, it follows Constance Young (Shue), a former beauty queen-turned-small-town bureaucrat whose