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WINNIE THE POOH's Christopher Robin to Get Live Action Remake from DisneyWINNIE THE POOH's Christopher Robin to Get Live Action Remake from Disney
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Variety has reported that director Marc Forster is set to helm a live-action film starring “Christopher Robin,”, human star of the classic cartoon “Winnie the Pooh.” Kristin Burr will oversee the project for the studio. Alex Ross Perry is set to write the script. (more...)

20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS Launches Awards Season With Star-Studded Evening20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS Launches Awards Season With Star-Studded Evening
by Movies News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

'The 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards' Presented by Virginia Black brought together Hollywood's elite to honor and preview the year's most talked about and highly anticipated actors, actresses, films and those who help bring them to life. (more...)

BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 5, 2016

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Jon Favreau to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker AwardJon Favreau to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

Multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd Annual CAS Awards on February 18th, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Jeff Nathanson Tapped to Write Live-Action Reboot of THE LION KINGJeff Nathanson Tapped to Write Live-Action Reboot of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

According to Variety, Jeff Nathanson has signed on as the writer for Disney's latest live-action reboot, The Lion King. As BroadwayWorld reported in September, Jon Favreau is slated to direct the film. Nathanson wrote the screenplay for Catch Me If You Can, which was later adapted into a musical starring Aaron Tveit and Norbert Leo Butz. The Broadway production was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, ZOOTOPIA & More to Be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film AwardsDisney's JUNGLE BOOK, ZOOTOPIA & More to Be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that Disney's acclaimed film 'Zootopia' is set to receive the 'Hollywood Animation Award,' while 'The Jungle Book' will receive the 'Hollywood Blockbuster Award' at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. (more...)


by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Catalina Film Festival (CFF) rolled out the red carpet for the 6th annual Fest as it takes over the famed Catalina Island through Oct. 2. CFF is a competitive festival and film market where guests experience the West Coast's only resort island while enjoying upwards of 90 films, the annual Film and New Media Summit, and exclusive events. (more...)

VIDEO: Will the Real Ann Coulter Please Stand Up on CHELSEAVIDEO: Will the Real Ann Coulter Please Stand Up on CHELSEA
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Though Coulter dropped out at the last minute, luckily her body double (Fortune Feimster) was able to join Handler in-studio for the highly anticipated interview. Check out the clip below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/29/2016 - FALSETTOS, THE ENCOUNTER, HOCUS POCUS & More!Broadway AM Report, 9/29/2016 - FALSETTOS, THE ENCOUNTER, HOCUS POCUS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2016

Today's big news: FALSETTOS begins previews, THE ENCOUNTER opens, TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT skewers Bush, the PUFFS Potter parody starts, and a HOCUS POCUS musical parody begins tonight in L.A.! (more...)

Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action LION KING Movie for DisneyJon Favreau to Helm Live-Action LION KING Movie for Disney
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Director and actor Jon Favreau turned to Twitter this morning to tease the news that he will be directing a live-action LION KING movie for Walt Disney. (more...)

Chelsea Handler Weighs In on Presidential Debate With Hilarious TweetsChelsea Handler Weighs In on Presidential Debate With Hilarious Tweets
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Last night, Chelsea Handler joined the Twitterverse, providing her own sassy hot-takes on the first debate. The Netflix talk-show host and comedian has been very outspoken on the race, helping break down the daily election chaos for her viewers in the explanatory and hilarious way (more...)

Robert Rodriguez Set for Two-Hour THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Special on El Rey NetworkRobert Rodriguez Set for Two-Hour THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Special on El Rey Network
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

El Rey Network Founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez sits down with acclaimed filmmakers Frank Darabont and Jon Favreau for THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR two-hour special airing on September 25th beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

Skyhorse Publishes Official Motion Picture Tie-In book to Oliver Stone's New Movie, SNOWDENSkyhorse Publishes Official Motion Picture Tie-In book to Oliver Stone's New Movie, SNOWDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Robert Rodriguez Set for Two-Hour THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Special on El Rey NetworkRobert Rodriguez Set for Two-Hour THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Special on El Rey Network
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

El Rey Network Founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez sits down with acclaimed filmmakers Frank Darabont and Jon Favreau for THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR two-hour special airing on September 25th beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

TEDxHollywood 2016 Conference Announces Speakers For September 15 Event At The UCLA Freud PlayhouseTEDxHollywood 2016 Conference Announces Speakers For September 15 Event At The UCLA Freud Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

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Disney Movies Anywhere Adds Its First Multichannel Video Programming Distributor, Fios by Verizon, to Its Ever-Expanding Digital FootprintDisney Movies Anywhere Adds Its First Multichannel Video Programming Distributor, Fios by Verizon, to Its Ever-Expanding Digital Footprint
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK Heading to Digital HD & Blu-ray; Returning to IMAX Theatres for Limited TimeDisney's THE JUNGLE BOOK Heading to Digital HD & Blu-ray; Returning to IMAX Theatres for Limited Time
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Be the first to bring home Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray August 30 and venture deep into the jungle with in-depth bonus features (more...)

Scoop: ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY on HBO - Today, August 17, 2016Scoop: ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY on HBO - Today, August 17, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY on HBO, airing on today, August 17, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: CHELSEA on Netflix 8/17 - 8/19Scoop: CHELSEA on Netflix 8/17 - 8/19
by TV Scoop - Aug 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHELSEA on Netflix 8/17 - 8/19 (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER FilmECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Over the weekend, it was revealed at Marvel's Comic-Con panel for the new film BLACK PANTHER, that ECLIPSED star Lupita Nyong'o and the play's author Danai Guira have signed on to the cast (more...)

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