Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Cast of SOPRANOS Prequel FilmLeslie Odom Jr. Joins Cast of SOPRANOS Prequel Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Leslie Odom Jr. is set to star in The Many Saints Of Newark, the prequel film to the hit HBO series The Sopranos, according to Deadline. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film LineupTribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today's global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, political and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24 - May 5.   (more...)

ABC Gives Put-Pilot Commitment to Comedy Starring Leslie Odom Jr.ABC Gives Put-Pilot Commitment to Comedy Starring Leslie Odom Jr.
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

ABC has given a put-pilot commitment to a comedy starring Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. and executive produced by Kerry Washington, according to Variety.  (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Nominated for BAFTA's Rising Star AwardCynthia Erivo Nominated for BAFTA's Rising Star Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Today, the five nominees for this year's prestigious EE Rising Star Award were announced at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London. (more...)

Production Begins on Disney Junior's MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVEProduction Begins on Disney Junior's MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Production has begun on 'Mira, Royal Detective,' an animated mystery-adventure series for preschoolers slated to debut on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world in 2020. Set in the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective after solving a mystery that involves saving the kingdom's young prince. The role of Mira will be voiced by 15-year-old newcomer Leela Ladnier. The announcement was made today by Joe D'Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming, Disney Junior. (more...)

World Premiere of MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE to be Held in MumbaiWorld Premiere of MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE to be Held in Mumbai
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The World Premiere of Netflix's Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, will be held in Mumbai on November 25th, 2018 with director and star Andy Serkis joined by Christian Bale, Freida Pinto, Louis Ashbourne Serkis and newcomer Rohan Chand who plays Mowgli in the film. (more...)

VIDEO: Find Where You Belong in the Trailer for MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLEVIDEO: Find Where You Belong in the Trailer for MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2018

Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling's beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Star in Kerry Washington-Produced Comedy at ABCLeslie Odom Jr. to Star in Kerry Washington-Produced Comedy at ABC
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Leslie Odom Jr. will star in an ABC comedy with Kerry Washington executive producing, according to Variety. ABC has given the comedy a put pilot commitment and it is inspired by the experiences of real-life pastors Touré Roberts and Sarah Jakes-Roberts. (more...)

Lisa Lu and Awkwafina to Be Honored with The Snow Leopard AwardsLisa Lu and Awkwafina to Be Honored with The Snow Leopard Awards
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The 4th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) has announced that actresses Lisa Lu and Awkwafina will be honored with the Snow Leopard Awards at the festival's closing night ceremony, November 1 at the ArcLight Cinema in Downtown Culver City (9500 Culver Blvd.) AWFF is once again partnering with The Snow Leopard Trust to raise awareness for the endangered snow leopard and its ecosystem in the high mountains of Asia. The Asian World Film Festival, which includes 16 Oscar® and seven Golden Globe® Foreign Language submissions, will run through October 24 – November 1, 2018. (more...)

Asian World Film Festival's GLOBAL AND ASIAN ENTERTAINMENT FORUM Opens TomorrowAsian World Film Festival's GLOBAL AND ASIAN ENTERTAINMENT FORUM Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The 4th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) has announced a Global and Asian Entertainment Forum to be held as part of the Film Festival on October 26, at the historic Culver Hotel. The theme of the 2018 AWFF celebrates women in film, a nod to the growing role of women in the Asian entertainment business and the #metoo movement. As previously announced, 14 Oscar Foreign Language Film submissions and seven Golden Globe Foreign Language Film contenders will be screened as part of the festival's schedule at the Arclight Cinemas in Downtown Culver City (9500 Culver Blvd) which runs from October 24 to November 1, 2018. To purchase tickets (more...)

Asian World Film Festival Announces Panel, October 26thAsian World Film Festival Announces Panel, October 26th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The 4th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) has announced the Global and Asian Entertainment Forum to be held as part of the Film Festival on October 26, at the historic Culver Hotel. (more...)

Freida Pinto, Lisa Lu and Awkwafina to be Honored at the Asian World Film FestivalFreida Pinto, Lisa Lu and Awkwafina to be Honored at the Asian World Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

The fourth Annual Asian World Film Festival asianworldfilmfest.org (AWFF) has selected India's Golden Globes foreign language contender Love Sonia as the Festival's opening night film on October 24. China's In Harm's Way will be the closing night film on November 1. The Centerpiece film will be Burning, South Korea's current Oscar contender. (more...)

ABC Gives Straight-to-Series Order to REEF BREAK From Poppy Montgomery and Ken SanzelABC Gives Straight-to-Series Order to REEF BREAK From Poppy Montgomery and Ken Sanzel
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

ABC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to a new crime drama starring Poppy Montgomery, produced by ABC Studios and ABC Studios International in partnership with M6. Montgomery will also executive produce the series, which is based on her idea, along with Ken Sanzel, who will write the series as well as serve as showrunner. (more...)

Netflix Partners with Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa, Lemon Studios and Stearns Castle to Produce Latest Original from Mexico MONARCANetflix Partners with Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa, Lemon Studios and Stearns Castle to Produce Latest Original from Mexico MONARCA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Netflix Partners with Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa, Lemon Studios and Stearns Castle to Produce Latest Original from Mexico MONARCA (more...)

Academy Award Winner John Ridley Joins EPIX Series GODFATHER OF HARLEM, Joining Forest WhitakerAcademy Award Winner John Ridley Joins EPIX Series GODFATHER OF HARLEM, Joining Forest Whitaker
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Multi-award winning writer-director John Ridley (American Crime) has signed on to direct the first episode of the EPIX(R) original series, Godfather of Harlem, created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, starring and executive produced by Oscar(R) winner Forest Whitaker. (more...)

Academy Award Winner John Ridley Joins Epix Series GODFATHER OF HARLEM Produced by ABC Signature StudiosAcademy Award Winner John Ridley Joins Epix Series GODFATHER OF HARLEM Produced by ABC Signature Studios
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Multi-award winning writer-director John Ridley (American Crime) has signed on to direct the first episode of the EPIX® original series, Godfather of Harlem, created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, starring and executive produced by Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo & More Join Cast Of John Ridley's NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACKLeslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo & More Join Cast Of John Ridley's NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

BRON Studios has come on as a producer of Oscar® winner John Ridley's NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK.  Zanne Devine, David Thwaites and BRON'S Aaron L. Gilbert are producing and today announced that Tony and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., BAFTA nominee Freida Pinto, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo, and SAG award winner Orlando Bloom will star.  Ridley will direct and is adapting from a short story by Robert Silverberg where a couple work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Warner Bros. Upcoming Film MOWGLIVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Warner Bros. Upcoming Film MOWGLI
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2018

Watch the new trailer for #Mowgli starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Freida Pinto. Only in theaters October 19. (more...)

CBS All Access Announces Casting for Upcoming Mystery Series '$1', Including Stage Vets Leslie Odum Jr. & Gracie LawrenceCBS All Access Announces Casting for Upcoming Mystery Series '$1', Including Stage Vets Leslie Odum Jr. & Gracie Lawrence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

CBS All Access announced today cast members joining its upcoming original series $1, a mystery set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The cast includes John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger and Gracie Lawrence with Leslie Odom Jr., Jeff Perry and Sturgill Simpson set to recur. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Annual Gala, Andra Day to PerformThe Old Globe Announces Annual Gala, Andra Day to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

The Old Globe will celebrate in style at the 2018 Globe Gala on Saturday, September 22, in support of the theatre's arts engagement and artistic programs. The glamorous annual event will feature an exclusive, one-night-only performance by the incomparable Andra Day. Karen Cohn, Nina Doede, andSheryl White serve as Co-Chairs. (more...)

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