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Sarah Dumont, Aaron Abrams & More Join Cast of Crackle's THE OATHSarah Dumont, Aaron Abrams & More Join Cast of Crackle's THE OATH
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Crackle's original one-hour drama series THE OATH has added cast for three recurring roles including Sarah Dumont (Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse), Billy Malone ('Santa Clarita Diet,' 'Code Black') and Aaron Abrams ('Hannibal'). The series, set to debut in 2018, is currently in production in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (more...)

New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY to Celebrate Body Diversity & Feature Size-Inclusive ModelsNew Season of PROJECT RUNWAY to Celebrate Body Diversity & Feature Size-Inclusive Models
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

For the first time in PROJECT RUNWAY history, season 16 breaks out of the conventional modeling mold and celebrates body diversity by incorporating size inclusive models on the catwalk. (more...)

Nick Offerman to Bring 'Full Bush' Stand-Up Tour to Shea's This FallNick Offerman to Bring 'Full Bush' Stand-Up Tour to Shea's This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Back by popular demand, humorist, writer and woodworker Nick Offerman will bring his highly successful Full Bush solo stand-up show back on the road.  Offerman will return with a collection of his sawdusty musings on survival in the wild, living with enthusiasm, and most importantly, the cultivation of fulsome body hair. The comedy tour will kick off on September 29th in Billings, MT and end on December 10th in San Francisco, California. The multi-city trek will hit major cities across the US including Nashville, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY on November 10. (more...)

Surging Films & Theatrics to Partner with Prop Thtr for THE ADDAMS FAMILYSurging Films & Theatrics to Partner with Prop Thtr for THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're coming to a neighborhood near you! With the success of their past productions (American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Spelling Bee, Hairspray, 39 Steps, Big Fish, and more), emerging performing group Surging Films & Theatrics is excited to once again partner with Chicago's Prop Thtr for the hilarious and darkly sweet family musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, ?Based on Characters by Charles Addams). (more...)

Wes Bentley, Luke Grimes & More Join Cast of Drama Series YELLOWSTONEWes Bentley, Luke Grimes & More Join Cast of Drama Series YELLOWSTONE
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The cast for Paramount Network's first original scripted drama series YELLOWSTONE is ramping up with an impressive list of actors. Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Cole Hauser have joined world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner for the 10 one-hour episode series (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer for New Animated Film LEAP ft. Music from Carly Rae JepsenVIDEO: Trailer for New Animated Film LEAP ft. Music from Carly Rae Jepsen
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler star alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen star in the upcoming animated family comedy opening in theaters nationwide on August 30th. (more...)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles to Present Evening of Indie Cinema This JulyNewFilmmakers Los Angeles to Present Evening of Indie Cinema This July
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) on Saturday, July 22nd for an exciting evening of independent cinema. This month the festival is hosting Lexus Short Films (LSF) in partnership with The Weinstein Company. LSF is an initiative that supports up-and-coming filmmakers by creating an opportunity for them explore the art of filmmaking using all the latest technology and guided by renowned industry experts. NFMLA will be showing three short films created as part of the LSF 2016 edition. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Helm DESSERT World Premiere at Southwark PlayhouseTrevor Nunn to Helm DESSERT World Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following on from his success with Daytona at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Oliver Cotton, has written a new play for our time, Dessert. (more...)

2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Winners Selected2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Winners Selected
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

HBO announced the 11 writers selected, out of 3,600 submissions, to participate in the 2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship, which will run from July through February. The fellowship begins with a series of master classes from July 17-21 in their Santa Monica offices after which each writer or team will be paired with an HBO or Cinemax executive mentor. (more...)

WONDER WOMAN Tops Winners of 18th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDSWONDER WOMAN Tops Winners of 18th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Winners of the 18th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS were announced last night at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. The annual awards show honors achievements in motion picture marketing, including film trailers, posters and television advertisements. (more...)

ALEX RIDER Being Developed Into TV SeriesALEX RIDER Being Developed Into TV Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Darkhorizons.com reports that Eleventh Hour Films has decided to turn the Anthony Horowitz “Alex Rider” novels into a TV series for ITV. (more...)

Kat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLAKat Kramer's 'Films that Change the World' Series to Continue with THE HUNTING GROUND This Weekend at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday, June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

Ninth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges TheatreNinth Installment In Kat Kramer's FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD Series Will Show on 6/3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The searing feature documentary 'The Hunting Ground', a 2016 Oscar-nominated film about campus rape, will screen on Saturday June 3 at UCLA's James Bridges Theatre as the ninth installment in Kat Kramer's Films That Change the World series. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen Star in WIND RIVERVIDEO: First Look - Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen Star in WIND RIVER
by Movies News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Weinstein Company presents the first official trailer for WIND RIVER from writer/director Taylor Sheridan (SICARIO, HELL OR HIGH WATER), starring Jeremy Renner,Elizabeth Olsen, and Jon Bernthal. (more...)

Kevin Costner to Star in Paramount Network's Original Scripted Drama YELLOWSTONEKevin Costner to Star in Paramount Network's Original Scripted Drama YELLOWSTONE
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

World-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner will serve in the lead role in YELLOWSTONE, the first scripted series greenlit for the Paramount Network. (more...)

Nominees For 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Revealed As The Entertainment Industry Celebrates The Best In Motion Picture Trailers And Television MarketingNominees For 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Revealed As The Entertainment Industry Celebrates The Best In Motion Picture Trailers And Television Marketing
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

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40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Jennifer Morrison Announces Exit from ABC's ONCE UPON A TIMEJennifer Morrison Announces Exit from ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

Actress Jennifer Morrison, who portrays Emma Swan on the popular ABC drama series ONCE UPON A TIME, turned to Facebook today to announce her departure from the show. (more...)

Nat Geo, Shawn Carter & The Weinstein Company Team on New Global Docu-Series RACENat Geo, Shawn Carter & The Weinstein Company Team on New Global Docu-Series RACE
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

National Geographic, Shawn Carter and The Weinstein Company will partner on a new global documentary series, RACE (W.T.), which will give a stark and provocative look into systemic injustices in America. The six-episode series will air globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages. (more...)

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