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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Crosses $900M Domestic Today; $2B Global Tomorrow STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Crosses $900M Domestic Today; $2B Global Tomorrow
by Movies News Desk - February 05, 2016

Today, in its 50th day of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office. It is the only film in history to reach this milestone.... (more...)
Catherine Hardwicke to Direct First Two Episodes of USA Crime Thriller EYEWITNESS Catherine Hardwicke to Direct First Two Episodes of USA Crime Thriller EYEWITNESS
by TV News Desk - February 05, 2016

USA Network has tapped Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Miss You Already”) to direct the first two episodes of the new drama series EYEWITNESS.... (more...)
University of Michigan Acquires Archive of Filmmaker Nancy Savoca University of Michigan Acquires Archive of Filmmaker Nancy Savoca
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2016

The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another veteran filmmaker to their growing archive of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film.... (more...)
Jill Wagner to Host INSP's Original Television Series HANDCRAFTED AMERICA Jill Wagner to Host INSP's Original Television Series HANDCRAFTED AMERICA
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2016

In Handcrafted America, Wagner travels the country on a quest to find talented men and women who make extraordinary items by hand.... (more...)
FiveThirtyEight & ESPN Films Debut Short Film Series on Presidential Elections FiveThirtyEight & ESPN Films Debut Short Film Series on Presidential Elections
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2016

Today, FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films debuts the first of a series of five short films which delve into some of the most iconic moments in recent U.S. election history.... (more...)
FOX Writers Intensive Announces 2016 Finalists; Teams with Young Storytellers FOX Writers Intensive Announces 2016 Finalists; Teams with Young Storytellers
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2016

Fox Audience Strategy today announced the finalists for its fifth annual Fox Writers Intensive (FWI), the company's advanced writers' platform... (more...)
Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSE Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSE
by TV News Desk - February 02, 2016

Original Force Animation continues to add cast and filmmaking talent to its first animated feature DUCK DUCK GOOSE. Joining the impressive list of vocal talent, actor/writer Jim Gaffigan has been cast in one of the film's leading roles and will voice the rebellious but lovable goose Peng. Legendary ... (more...)
Amblin Partners Extends CEO Michael Wright's Contract in Multi-Year Deal Amblin Partners Extends CEO Michael Wright's Contract in Multi-Year Deal
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

Amblin Partners announced today that it has extended Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright's contract, continuing his leadership of the company for multiple years into the future.... (more...)
SPOTLIGHT Now Available on Digital HD, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand 2/23 SPOTLIGHT Now Available on Digital HD, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand 2/23
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2016

The riveting true story of the dedicated investigative team that blew the lid off a monumental cover up, Spotlight is now available on Digital HD, and comes to Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand on February 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.... (more...)
GHOSTS OF AMISTAD to Air on PBS Affiliates Nationwide for Black History Month GHOSTS OF AMISTAD to Air on PBS Affiliates Nationwide for Black History Month
by TV News Desk - February 02, 2016

Braddock Films Inc. is pleased announce that over 80 PBS affiliates nationwide will be screening 'Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels.'... (more...)
Sustainable Filmmaker Antonio Saillant Opposes Gov. Christie's Veto of Tax Breaks for Film Industry Sustainable Filmmaker Antonio Saillant Opposes Gov. Christie's Veto of Tax Breaks for Film Industry
by TV News Desk - February 01, 2016

?On January 11, 2016, Senate Bill 779, which proposed to re-establish the film production tax credit program, was vetoed by Governor Christie.... (more...)
El Rey Network Orders Third Season of LUCHA UNDERGROUND El Rey Network Orders Third Season of LUCHA UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - February 01, 2016

El Rey Network, Emmy Award(R)-winning producer Mark Burnett and MGM today announced that the popular Lucha Libre wrestling series LUCHA UNDERGROUND will return for a third season.... (more...)
Cartoon Network to Present New Animated Series JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION Cartoon Network to Present New Animated Series JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION
by TV News Desk - February 01, 2016

The world's greatest Super Heroes return to television in JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION, an all-new quarter-hour animated series from Warner Bros. Animation coming soon to Cartoon Network.... (more...)
BETWEEN SEA AND LAND, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, and More Win Feature Film Awards at 2016 Sundance Film Festival BETWEEN SEA AND LAND, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, and More Win Feature Film Awards at 2016 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2016

Sundance Institute tonight announced the prizes in feature filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, with top awards going to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner.... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look - PBS Documentary LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL VIDEO: First Look - PBS Documentary LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL
by TV News Desk - January 29, 2016

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, premiering Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during Women's History Month as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's American Masters series.... (more...)
TV One Celebrate Black History Month with CHANGE AGENTS: HISTORY IN THE MAKING TV One Celebrate Black History Month with CHANGE AGENTS: HISTORY IN THE MAKING
by TV News Desk - January 29, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month, TV One is debuting Change Agents: History in the Making, 21 short films produced by four award-winning content creators, airing every weeknight throughout February.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE 5TH WAVE (Another Brick in the Teenage Dystopian Wall) BWW Review: THE 5TH WAVE (Another Brick in the Teenage Dystopian Wall)
by Natalie de la Garza - January 28, 2016

Despite an interesting enough jumping off point , THE 5TH WAVE is ultimately little more than the latest in an increasingly derivative series of teen dystopian films.... (more...)
Disney to Release THE FINEST HOURS Soundtrack Disney to Release THE FINEST HOURS Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2016

A heroic action-thriller, 'The Finest Hours' is based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully immersive cinematic exper... (more...)
Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson Returns to Smithsonian for PREDATOR ROAD TRIP, 2/24 Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson Returns to Smithsonian for PREDATOR ROAD TRIP, 2/24
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2016

Smithsonian Channel follows Richardson and the move in a new special airing in two-parts, PREDATOR ROAD TRIP: BACKSEAT LIONS, premiering Wednesday, February 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and PREDATOR ROAD TRIP: HYENA BREAKOUT on Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.... (more...)
Sundance Institute Announces $60,000 in Science in Cinema Awards Sundance Institute Announces $60,000 in Science in Cinema Awards
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2016

Sundance Institute announced today awards for the most promising new independent films about science and technology, including Embrace of the Serpent directed by Ciro Guerra as the recipient of the Sloan Science-in Film-Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.... (more...)
CREED's Sylvester Stallone to Receive Santa Barbara Film Fest's Montecito Award CREED's Sylvester Stallone to Receive Santa Barbara Film Fest's Montecito Award
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Sylvester Stallone will receive their prestigious Montecito Award for his critically acclaimed role in Ryan Coogler's CREED.... (more...)
Universal Pictures' Donna Langley Named 2016 Pioneer of the Year Universal Pictures' Donna Langley Named 2016 Pioneer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2016

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation announced today that Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures, will receive the 2016 Pioneer of the Year honor on April 13 th at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.... (more...)
Robert Redford to Narrate NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE 3D Commemorating U.S. National Park Service's 100-Year Anniversary Robert Redford to Narrate NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE 3D Commemorating U.S. National Park Service's 100-Year Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - January 26, 2016

MacGillivray Freeman Film's 'National Parks Adventure 3D' takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness when it arrives in AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater on February 12, 2016.... (more...)
Ovation's New Documentary Programming Block Kicks Off 2/25 Ovation's New Documentary Programming Block Kicks Off 2/25
by TV News Desk - January 26, 2016

Ovation, America's only arts network, is launching a new, weekly documentary block beginning Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm ET that feature some of the world's biggest artists - and the contemporary stars who love them.... (more...)
LOST TREASURES OF THE THIRD REICH Film Launches Indiegogo Campaign LOST TREASURES OF THE THIRD REICH Film Launches Indiegogo Campaign
by TV News Desk - January 22, 2016

LOST TREASURES OF THE THIRD REICH is currently in the development stage and is expected to be released as a major Hollywood blockbuster for worldwide release. Inspired by true events, the movie will be backed by meticulous research and well-grounded speculation. The film's Director, Kieth W. Merrill... (more...)



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