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A musical stage adaptation of NBC’s Smash is in development for Broadway, with Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron on board as lead producers. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who wrote more than 20 songs for the 2012-13 TV series, will write the musical’s score, with a book co-written by Bob Martin (The Prom,
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Director and cinematographer Benjamin Ree injected his deep interest with art theft in his latest feature The Painter and the Thief, which drops in virtual cinemas as well as VOD platforms starting Friday. The documentary debuted at Sundance earlier this year and went on to win the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative
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Here’s another notable theatrical release to hit PVOD due to COVID-19, and that’s Focus Features’ Jon Stewart directed political comedy Irresistible. Originally scheduled for a May 29 theatrical release, the Steve Carell-Rose Byrne-Chris Cooper movie will now play in homes on Friday, June 26. Irresistible will be available for the 48-hour rental price of $19.99 on such
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Some good news for exhibition which will hopefully prime business before this summer’s big event films open, i.e. Mulan and Wonder Woman 1984, and that’s Fathom Events along with Screen Media will be premiering Millennium Media and Rod Lurie’s feature The Outpost in theaters on July 2 on roughly 500 screens. The pic is based on Jake Tapper’s best-selling non-fiction
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Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake continued to emphasize the studio’s commitment to theatrical today, telling analysts on today’s 4Q earnings call that “we believe that people are anxious to get out of the house and do things” following the nationwide sheltering-in from COVID-19. Drake also emphasized about the future of moviegoing, “We’re bullish
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EXCLUSIVE: New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an upcoming online run of four plays, becoming what could be Off Broadway’s first summer season created specifically for virtual viewing. Included in the line-up is the world premiere of Darren Murphy’s short play The Gifts You Gave to the Dark, with characters affected by the COVID-19
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Focus Features’ Jacob Chase directed and written horror movie Come Play is moving from its July 24 spot on the calendar, where Disney’s Mulan exists, to Oct. 30 against Lionsgate’s Deon Taylor-directed thriller Fatale.  Newcomer Azhy Robertson stars as Oliver, a lonely young boy who feels different from everyone else.  Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in
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Some Like It Hot, a planned stage musical based on the great 1959 Billy Wilder comedy, has set its sights on a Fall 2021 Broadway opening, producers announced today. The staging would mark the musical’s world premiere: A previously announced pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago has been canceled. With a book by Matthew Lopez (The Inheritance),
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Italy’s cinemas will get back to business from June 15, the government announced Saturday as it outlined an overall easing of lockdown protocols in what was the initial epicenter of the European continent’s coronavirus outbreak. As with other markets that are beginning to lift restrictions on moviegoing, there will be social distancing measures in place
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Screen Media will release the indie kill-or-be-killed crime drama Blood and Money starring Tom Berenger on VOD this weekend to give you a jolt of thrills. Directed by long-time cinematographer John Barr, the pic stars Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor Tom Berenger (Platoon, Hatfields & McCoys) as a retired veteran who, while is hunting in the Allagash
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Universal–Blumhouse’s The Forever Purge, which was dated for July 10 prior to Warner Bros.’ The Tenet, is now unset. Solstice Studios’ Russell Crowe road rage movie Unhinged on July 1 remains the first wide release back for those cinemas reopening. We hear there is no determination yet as to whether Forever Purge goes to PVOD, which is where Universal released Trolls World
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Amazon Studios said Thursday that Chemical Hearts, the coming-of-age drama starring and executive produced by Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhart, will hit Amazon Prime Video on August 21. The movie follows 17-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) who has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t
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Disney’s Frozen has become Broadway’s first long-running casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and industrywide shutdown. The production, which opened March 22, 2018, at the St. James Theatre, announced today that it will not return when Broadway reopens — whenever that might be. In the closure announcement, producers said the musical will not re-open “as a
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Germany’s Constantin Film has been awarded the Federal Film Board’s Branchentiger prize for the top local producer and distributor of 2019. This is the 13th consecutive year that the Resident Evil and Perfect Strangers maker has won the award. With it comes 3.1M euros in funding for seven new in-house productions as well as 600K
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EXCLUSIVE: We’ve learned and confirmed that some exhibitors will be sharing in this weekend’s revenues for the Warner Bros. digital and PVOD release of Scoob! Warner Bros. opted to take their Tony Cervone-directed animated release into homes this Friday instead of theaters given the continued near nationwide exhibition shutdown during COVID-19. Scoob! will be available for
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MJ, the Michael Jackson stage musical headed for Broadway, will begin previews next March, an eight-month postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. The new dates were announced today by producers Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate. The world premiere of MJ, featuring Jackson’s music, will begin previews on Monday, March 8, 2021,
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The Broadway League has announced that theaters are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for performances through September 6, an extension from the previous June 7. A Broadway reopening date was neither announced nor speculated upon in the League’s statement. Numerous Broadway insiders and sources have told Deadline that they suspect theaters won’t
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EXCLUSIVE:  Vertical Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Bella Thorne feature Infamous, Deadline has learned. The distributor has set a virtual cinema and VOD release date of June 12 for the pic which was written and directed by Joshua Caldwell. The deal was negotiated by Peter Jarowey and Josh Spector at Vertical
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