NURSE JACKIE's Adam Ferrara and More Join Abingdon's IT HAS TO BE YOU, Running This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Official press opening is set for Sunday, October 12, with performances through October 26. Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

Gal Gadot Joins CIA Crime Thriller CRIMINAL
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gal Gadot has signed on for Millennium Films' CRIMINAL, helmed by Ariel Vromen. (more...)

MAD MEN's Jon Hamm Wasn't Interested in Playing 'Green Lantern'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Contactmusic.com writes that Jon Hamm, best known for his role as 'Don Draper' in MAD MEN, rejected an offer to play 'Hal Jordan' a.k.a. 'The Green Lantern' in 2011's superhero film. That honor eventually went to Ryan Reynolds. (more...)

Doug Pray's LEVITATED MASS to Premiere at Landmark's Nuart Theater, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

First Run Features announces the worldwide theatrical premiere of Doug Pray's latest documentary, Levitated Mass, at Landmark's Nuart Theater in Los Angeles, on September 5, 2014. Produced by Jamie Patricof and Electric City Entertainment (Half Nelson, Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines), Levitated Mass will follow its Los Angeles opening with runs in New York and other cities. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ryan Reynolds Stars in New Thriller THE CAPTIVE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Ryan Reynolds stars in the upcoming thriller THE CAPTIVE. The film will hit theaters later this year. Get a first look below! (more...)

Michael O'Keefe & More Set to Guest Star on New Season of ROYAL PAINS Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Michael O'Keefe ('Michael Clayton'), and actors Nick Gehlfuss ('Shameless'), Spencer Grammar ('Ironside'), Tyler Labine ('Rise of the Planet of the Apes'), Leonardo Nam ('Betas') and Brandon Quinn ('Army Wives'), will guest star in the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS (more...)

Tracie Thoms & John Hawkes to Star in David Auburn's LOST LAKE at MTC; Performances Begin 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of LOST LAKE, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The play will feature Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"). (more...)

Oscar Winner Cathy Schulman to Deliver Commencement Address at Chapman U's Dodge College, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

It was announced today that Academy Award winning producer Cathy Schulman ("Crash") will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Dodge College's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 24, where Schulman will deliver the keynote address. (more...)

GRACE OF MONACO to Open Cannes Film Festival; Full Line Up Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up of films for the 2014 festival which this year takes place from May 14 to May 25th. (more...)

Starz to Premiere 10-Part Unscripted Series THE CHAIR This Fall
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Starz announced today its first original unscripted series, 'The Chair,' created by Chris Moore, the Executive Producer of Oscar(R)-winning Good Will Hunting and Emmy(R)-nominated 'Project Greenlight.' (more...)

PopcornflixKids, a Family-Oriented Sister Website of the Popular Popcornflix Free Movie Platform, Launches on Web, Roku and Mobile Devices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a leading global independent motion picture distribution company, today announced the launch of PopcornflixKids TM, an ad-supported, full-length feature, free streaming movie platform that is currently available on the web, Roku and Android, and coming soon to iOS devices in the USA. PopcornflixKids apps are also being developed for connected TV. PopcornflixKids is a sister-site of the popular Popcornflix free streaming movie platform, with a focus solely on family friendly and children's movies and TV programming. (more...)

FRUITVALE STATION Set for 2014 Sundance London Festival; Full Line-Up Unveiled
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Michael Winterbottom's The Trip to Italy, Lenny Abrahamson's Frank and Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station are among the new films that will screen at the 2014 festival. (more...)

East West Players to Honor Paul Kikuchi, Reggie Lee & More at 48th Anniversary Visionary Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates the achievements of individuals who have raised the visibility of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through their craft at the 48th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction. The fundraising event will take place on Monday April 28, 2014 at the Universal Hilton. Proceeds from the gala will benefit East West Players' educational and artistic programs. (more...)

Public Theater's Steven Soderbergh-Helmed THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz Begins Previews 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of THE LIBRARY on Tuesday, March 25, written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, THE LIBRARY will run through Sunday, April 27, in The Public's Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Official: Mary-Louise Parker Will Lead NBC's FEED ME
by TV News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Broadway's The Snow Geese), has officially signed on to star in NBC's comedy pilot FEED ME. (more...)

Ben Livingston, Michael O'Keefe, Daryl Sabara & More to Join Chloe Grace Moretz in THE LIBRARY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for THE LIBRARY, a new play written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. THE LIBRARY will begin previews on Tuesday, March 25 in The Public's Newman Theater and run through Sunday, April 27, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Melissa Joan Hart Set for BEYOND CANDID WITH GIULIANA on E! Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

'Beyond Candid with Giuliana: Melissa Joan Hart' premieres tonight, February 17 at 10pm ET/PT only on E! (more...)

Mary-Louise Parker in Talks to Lead NBC's FEED ME
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

According to Deadline, NBC has just given a pilot order to Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas' Witt/Thomas Productions' single-camera dark comedy FEED ME, with former WEEDS star, Parker, in talks to star. (more...)

Melissa Joan Hart Set for Next BEYOND CANDID WITH GIULIANA on E!
by TV News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

'Beyond Candid with Giuliana: Melissa Joan Hart' premieres Monday, February 17 at 10pm ET/PT only on E! (more...)

WWE Studios, Relativity and Blumhouse Productions Partner on Intrepid Pictures' Oculus
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2014

WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE), Relativity and Blumhouse Productions announced today a partnership in connection to the release of Intrepid Pictures' Oculus, the Mike Flanagan-directed supernatural horror film starring Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Not Another Happy Ending), Brenton Thwaites (the upcoming Maleficent, The Giver), Rory Cochrane (Argo, Parkland) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick). WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to help promote the film that debuted at the Midnight Madness section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Oculus was developed and produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans of Intrepid Pictures, who co-financed with MICA Entertainment and is set for a wide theatrical release on April 11, 2014. (more...)

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