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Film & TV Firms To Breathe Easier: European Parliament Votes Against ‘Country Of Origin’ Proposals

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European film and TV producers and distributors along with the major Hollywood studios will be breathing a sigh of relief after it emerged that the European Parliament voted to reject plans that would have likely abolished territory-by-territory sales of TV series and movies. Politicians in Strasbourg voted 344 to 265 against the European Commission's 'Country of Origin' proposals, a key plank of the EC's plans to introduce a Digital Single Market. The move would have… »

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BBC Backs Bansky Doc; Sundance London; BBC One Lines Up Saturday Night Format – Global Briefs

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Danny Boyle is teaming up with controversial artist Banksy for a Christmas special. The Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director is fronting The Alternativity, an hour-long film for BBC Two, that will see him travel to Bethlehem to capture a festive performance of the nativity created by Banksy. The artist is putting on the event in the carpark of his The Walled Off hotel around the corner from Manger Square, Bethlehem – believed to be the birthplace of Christ… »

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‘Victoria’: Jenna Coleman To Return As ITV & PBS Bring Back Royal Drama

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Jenna Coleman's Victoria may have already ascended to the throne and married Prince Albert but ITV's royal drama shows no sign of slowing after the UK broadcaster ordered a third season of the big-budget series. The new season will follow the next chapter in the monarch's eventful life and will see Coleman and Tom Hughes, who plays Albert, both return. ITV-owned Mammoth Screen will produce the series for ITV and PBS' Masterpiece. It will follow a feature-length episode… »

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‘Twin Peaks’: Kyle MacLachlan Responds To Landing Golden Globe Nomination 26 Years After Winning For Original Series

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In 1991, Kyle MacLachlan won the Golden Globe for his role in David Lynch’s cult classic Twin Peaks. This year, history may repeat itself as MacLachlan is nominated for the same role that has become iconic since its inception. "I'm truly thrilled and humbled by the nomination this morning. What a surreal experience to be nominated today for a role that I was so lucky to win this award for 26 years ago,” said MacLachlan in his official statement regarding his Golden Globe… »

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Fareed Zakaria To Conan: Donald Trump Has Taken Over Media

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Fareed Zakaria visited Conan to talk about Donald Trump’s media domination. Conan noted New York Times‘ report that Trump treats each day of his presidency as if it were a television show. “Completely believable,” the CNN show host responded. “When have you seen a president who will say something like ‘I may have taped my conversations with Jim Comey – I’ll let you know in a few weeks!’ He’s literally teasing the next episode.” “He’s winning; he’s dominating the news… »

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Jimmy Kimmel And Billy Blast Congress For Holding Chip Hostage In Bid To Seal Billionaire Tax Cuts

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Jimmy Kimmel returned to his ABC late night show Monday night and showed off son Billy, after taking off the previous week following Billy’s latest heart surgery. “Look, he’s fine everybody!” Kimmel crowed. Kimmel thanked last week’s guest hosts and the doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital in La who treat children from all income levels, “whose health is especially threatened right now because of something you probably never heard of called Chip,” the Children’s… »

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Stephen Colbert To Would-Be Times Square Bomber: “Seriously?”

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Stephen Colbert weighed in on Monday’s Late Show about the morning’s botched bombing in Manhattan. Because, this time, no one was seriously hurt and the man wearing the homemade bomb is in custody, Colbert could crack a few jokes. “Scary morning in New York City; a man set off an improvised bomb near the Port Authority,” he began. “The suspect … lives in Brooklyn, so he used only locally sourced handmade artisanal bomb parts. But I’ve got something to say to this… »

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Netflix Inks Int’l Distribution Deal For NBC’s ‘Good Girls’: Inside New Model That Partners the Svod Giant With U.S. Studios

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At the L.A. Screenings in May, one of the most recognizable new series titles, the CW’s Dynasty reboot, was not shown to international buyers who had flown in from around the world to survey the new product coming out of the Hollywood TV studios. That is because the series already had been earmarked for Netflix, which had taken global rights outside of U.S. and Canada. Dynasty, from CBS TV Studios, was the third CW series to go to Netflix internationally, joining Warner… »

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Steve Edwards Out At ‘Good Day La’ After 20-Plus Years

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Steve Edwards, who has co-hosted Good Day La on Fox affiliate Kttv for more than two decades, abruptly was let go today. A spokeswoman for Fox11 told Deadline in a statement, “We can confirm that Steve Edwards is no longer employed by Kttv." Sources say his dismissal stems from sexual harassment allegations, but the station would not confirm that. Edwards has been on the heavily caffeinated morning show since 1995, and his ties to local L.A. TV go back even farther to… »

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CNN Suspends Ryan Lizza After New Yorker Cuts Ties Over “Improper Sexual Conduct”

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Updated with statement from accuser’s attorney: CNN contributor Ryan Lizza has been suspended from the cable news network shortly after The New Yorker gave him the axe for what the magazine called “improper sexual conduct.” “We have just learned of The New Yorker’s decision,” a CNN spokesperson told Deadline. “Ryan Lizza will not appear on CNN while we look into this matter.” Announcing it was parting ways with Lizza, New Yorker said: “The New Yorker recently learned that… »

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Keaton Jones Facebook Video Gone After Mom’s Confederate Flag Photos Surface: Is Hollywood Still “KeatonStrong”?

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The feel-good story of celebrity support for bullied 11-year-old Keaton Jones took some unfortunate if familiar turns today, with the surfacing of old social media posts suggesting racism in his mom’s recent past. Hollywood, though, seems to be standing by the boy. “I”m still #KeatonStrong,” tweeted Orange is the New Black‘s Nick Stevenson, while in a video accompanying the tweet he says to Kimberly Jones, “Shame on you. I really want to swear so bad” and “A lot of people… »

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White House Dismisses Donald Trump Accusers As Sen. Gillibrand Demands Resignation

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President Donald Trump has denied all allegations of sexual harassment and assault, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted Monday, when asked about three Trump accusers who spoke on Megyn Kelly’s Monday Today hour, and at a subsequent presser. “This all took place before the election, Sanders said at a very acrimonious White House press briefing, adding, “We feel like these allegations have been answered.” and that the country delivered a verdict when… »

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‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Teases Second Half Of Season 2: Aftermath Of Kevin’s DUI, Adoption & More

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In speaking with This Is Us’ Dan Fogelman about the NBC/Fox series Golden Globe nominations this morning for Drama Series, Lead Actor Sterling K. Brown and Supporting Actress Chrissy Metz, the series creator teased a slew of intel regarding the second half of Season 2. Or, as Fogelman puts it, “We have big episodes in short order.” When This Is Us returns on January 2, fans immediately will be thrust back into the fallout of Kevin Pearson’s DUI. Does he go to jail? That’s… »

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Kenya Barris/Alec Baldwin Family Comedy Gets Straight-To-Series Order By ABC

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Exclusive: In a competitive situation, ABC has landed a multi-camera comedy co-created and executive produced by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Julie Bean (Grown-ish) and 30 Rock alum Alec Baldwin. The network has given a straight-to-series order to the project, which is being developed as a possible starring vehicle for Baldwin. ABC Studios, where Barris, Baldwin and Bean are under overall deals, is the studio. Written by Barris and Bean, who will serve as showrunners… »

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Publicists Guild Awards Set For March

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The International Cinematographers Guild said today that its 55th annual Icg Publicists Awards will be handed out Friday, March 2, at the Beverly Hilton. Nominations will be announced in January. Iatse Local 600 doles out its hardware in seven categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award for a Television Campaign and for a Movie Campaign, Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in… »

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Strange Angel’, ‘The Orville’ Season 2 & ‘S.W.A.T.’ Among TV Projects Receiving California Tax Credits

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As Golden GlobeS nominations were announced today, there small-screen winners of another type of as the Ridley Scott-produced CBS All Access series Strange Angels, the second season of Seth MacFarlane and Fox's The Orville, an untitled Mark Burnett project and more of the first season of CBS’ S.W.A.T. were among the latest recipients of California's tax credits. There were three pilots and four recurring series among the 11 projects that were awarded some of the $69… »

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Comcast Launches Behind-The-Scenes ‘Will & Grace’ Companion Show On X1

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In a synergistic campaign around the return of Will & Grace , NBC parent Comcast is making an original, behind-the-scenes companion series available on its X1 cable platform as well as its YouTube channel. Inside Stage 22 with Max and David, an Xfinity Originals Series, is named after the studio where the sitcom is filmed. Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan talk with cast members and also offer insights and background on the series and never-before-seen highlights… »

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Disney|ABC Television Group Taps Mike Napodano As Chief Technology Officer

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Industry vet Mike Napodano has been hired as chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group. In his new role, Napodano will oversee the Datg's long-term technology vision and implementation. He also will be responsible for media operations and distribution, network operations and engineering, It strategy and operations, and an integrated, enterprise-wide consumer data platform. He also will supervise the design and management of an enterprise-wide data platform… »

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Golden Globes TV: ‘Will & Grace’ Returns, ‘Smilf’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘Feud’ & ‘Sinner’ Join Race

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Thirteen years after Will & Grace landed its last Golden Globe nominations, the multi-camera comedy is back in awards contention with two Globe nominations, best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series, Eric McCormick. While the rest of the series’ ensemble — all multiple Golden Globe nominees — were left out, this is a strong return for the 1990s staple in an era where multi-camera sitcoms are largely shunned in awards races in favor of single-camera comedies. Wil… »

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Donald Trump Blasts Don Lemon To Refute Nyt Report He Views 8 Hours Of TV Daily

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Making the point of Friday’s New York Times report that President Donald Trump gets grumpy if the TV News spotlight stays off him for too many hours, Trump focused his Monday morning Twitter activity on that Friday article. Though Monday’s news cycle had begun with a terror-related attack in Manhattan and Tuesday’s special election in Alabama, the President of the United States was still stewing over the Nyt having detailed his habit of watching 4-8 hours of TV-news a… »

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