Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Directors & Screenwriters Lab FellowsSundance Institute Announces 2019 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2019

Filmmakers from the U.S., Lebanon, Palestine, and the United Kingdom have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. At the Directors Lab (May 27-June 18), filmmakers will rehearse, shoot, and edit key scenes from their scripts, working in an immersive, hands-on environment with support from accomplished advisors to build their craft as directors and make key discoveries in collaboration with their actors and key crew. Immediately following, the Screenwriters Lab (June 20-24) provides the opportunity to process the insight gained from the Directors Lab through one-on-one story sessions with screenwriter advisors, and find inspiration and guidance for continued development of their screenplays. (more...)

SHOWTIME Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI For Third SeasonSHOWTIME Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI For Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

SHOWTIME has picked up the hit drama series THE CHI for a third season. Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Boomerang, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The cast includes Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme) and Armando Riesco (Bull). The second season is currently airing Sundays at 10 p.m. PT/ET. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Full Panel for THE MANDALORIAN at the STAR WARS CelebrationVIDEO: Watch the Full Panel for THE MANDALORIAN at the STAR WARS Celebration
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2019

Fans recently got a first look at the upcoming Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago today. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Starting today, the season two premiere of the hit SHOWTIME drama THE CHI is available for free sampling online, on streaming platforms and on TV on demand. Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Boomerang, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The season premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube, and SHO.com ahead of its linear debut this Sunday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Second Season Trailer for THE CHIVIDEO: Watch the Second Season Trailer for THE CHI
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2019

The highly anticipated second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama THE CHI will premiere on Sunday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Created and executive produced by Emmy winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award(r), Emmy and Golden Globe(r) winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight) Yolonda Ross (Treme), Tiffany Boone (The Following), Armando Riesco (Bull), Barton Fitzpatrick, Shamon Brown Jr., and Michael V. Epps. THE CHI averaged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman series since BILLIONS in 2016. The announcement was made by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour.  (more...)

Pedro Pascal to Play the Deadly Gunfighter in THE MANDALORIAN, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito Join CastPedro Pascal to Play the Deadly Gunfighter in THE MANDALORIAN, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito Join Cast
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series –The Mandalorian. (more...)

Nick Nolte Joins Cast of THE MANDALORIANNick Nolte Joins Cast of THE MANDALORIAN
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Nick Nolte has joined the cast of “The Mandalorian, ” according to Variety. (more...)

Gina Carano Joins the Cast of THE MANDALORIANGina Carano Joins the Cast of THE MANDALORIAN
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Gina Carano has been cast in the new “Star Wars” series, “The Mandalorian,” according to Variety. (more...)

Pedro Pascal to Lead New Star Wars Series, THE MANDALORIANPedro Pascal to Lead New Star Wars Series, THE MANDALORIAN
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Pedro Pascal will star in 'The Mandalorian' the new 'Star Wars' TV series on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, according to Variety. (more...)

Disney Announces the Name of Its New Streaming ServiceDisney Announces the Name of Its New Streaming Service
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The Walt Disney Company's new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be called Disney+. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the service's name today during a live audio webcast of Disney's fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2018 financial results. Disney+ is scheduled to launch in the U.S. in late 2019. (more...)

Standalone THE FLASH Film Pushed BackStandalone THE FLASH Film Pushed Back
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The release for the Flash standalone film is being pushed back, according to Variety.   (more...)

Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard to Direct New Star Wars Series THE MANDALORIANTaika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard to Direct New Star Wars Series THE MANDALORIAN
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Dave Filoni are set to direct the first Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Disney Developing Live-Action Feature About An African PrincessDisney Developing Live-Action Feature About An African Princess
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

It has been reported that Disney will be developing a project by writers Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer titled Sade which has been described as a live action fairy tale film. (more...)

Showtime Hit Drama THE CHI Ups Three To Series RegularsShowtime Hit Drama THE CHI Ups Three To Series Regulars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Fan favorites Shamon Brown Jr. (Papa), Barton Fitzpatrick (Reg) and Michael Epps (Jake) have been upped from guest stars to series regulars for the highly anticipated second season of THE CHI. The hit SHOWTIME drama series is currently in production in Chicago and will return to the network in 2019. THE CHIaveraged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman season since BILLIONS in 2016. (more...)

Showtime Brings Its Hit Drama THE CHI and Hot New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence FestivalShowtime Brings Its Hit Drama THE CHI and Hot New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

SHOWTIME is bringing its hot new comedy BLACK MONDAY and hit drama THE CHI to 2018 ESSENCE Festival. On Friday, July 6, THE CHI creator and executive producer Lena Waithe will headline a keynote conversation on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage and will later appear in the Great Hall to discuss THE CHI. All 500 fans who attend Waithe's Q&A at the Great Hall will receive $25 gift certificates to the SHOWTIME streaming service. On Saturday, July 7, BLACK MONDAY star Regina Hall returns to the Festival after the success of Girls Trip to debut the first footage from the highly anticipated new SHOWTIME comedy series exclusively for Essence Festival attendees, followed by a moderated Q&A. At the BLACK MONDAY conversation, SHOWTIME will give out 40 tickets to select fans for a meet and greet with Hall at the Fan Zone immediately following her Q&A. The debut season of BLACK MONDAY and season two of THE CHI will premiere on the network in 2019. (more...)

Showtime Brings THE CHI and New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence FestivalShowtime Brings THE CHI and New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

SHOWTIME is bringing its hot new comedy BLACK MONDAY and hit drama THE CHI to 2018 ESSENCE Festival. On Friday, July 6, THE CHI creator and executive producer Lena Waithe will headline a keynote conversation on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage and will later appear in the Great Hall to discuss THE CHI. All 500 fans who attend Waithe's Q&A at the Great Hall will receive $25 gift certificates to the SHOWTIME streaming service. On Saturday, July 7, BLACK MONDAY star Regina Hall returns to the Festival after the success of Girls Trip to debut the first footage from the highly anticipated new SHOWTIME comedy series exclusively for Essence Festival attendees, followed by a moderated Q&A. At the BLACK MONDAY conversation, SHOWTIME will give out 40 tickets to select fans for a meet and greet with Hall at the Fan Zone immediately following her Q&A. The debut season of BLACK MONDAY and season two of THE CHIwill premiere on the network in 2019. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHOWTIME Kicks Off 2018 Emmy Season with THE CHI at the DGA in Los AngelesPhoto Coverage: SHOWTIME Kicks Off 2018 Emmy Season with THE CHI at the DGA in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2018

Last night, SHOWTIME kicked off the 2018 Emmy® season with its new one-hour drama series, THE CHI at the DGA in Los Angeles. (more...)

Casting Announced For Orpheum And Hattiloo Presentation Of Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOPCasting Announced For Orpheum And Hattiloo Presentation Of Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

A limited engagement of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop will play the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum March 28 through April 1 (5 Performances). Tickets are on sale now for this special MLK50 event. (more...)

Showtime to Air Mini-Marathon of THE CHI Sunday, 2/4Showtime to Air Mini-Marathon of THE CHI Sunday, 2/4
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Viewers will have the opportunity to catch up on the hit drama THE CHI when SHOWTIME airs mini marathons of the first four episodes on Sunday, February 4, starting at 12 p.m. ET/PT and 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will resume with a new episode on Sunday, February 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. All episodes of THE CHI are also available on SHOWTIME streaming, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. Created and executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. (more...)

Showtime Orders Second Season of THE CHIShowtime Orders Second Season of THE CHI
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

SHOWTIME has renewed its hit drama series THE CHI for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. Ayanna FloydDavis (Empire, Hannibal) has signed on for season two as executive producer and showrunner. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, the series will go back into production in Chicago later this year. (more...)

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