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Deadpool trolls the Disney-Fox merger

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 15, 2017 14:46:44 December 15, 2017 14:46:44
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Yesterday it was announced that Disney and 20th Century Fox are merging, after a month of speculation and on/off talks. The deal comes as Fox spins off its movie and TV divisions, handing Disney their studio and television package which includes the FX networks, National Geographic channel, stakes in Sky and Hulu and regional sports channels, including some international sports networks that can help fuel Disney as ESPN falters thanks to American cord-cutting. Full Story

The DC holiday shuffle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 8, 2017 15:03:37 December 8, 2017 15:03:37
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It was inevitable, and like clockwork, it arrived just before the holidays, when Warner Brothers likes to do their firing: an executive shuffle at DC Films. Jon Berg, who was co-president of production and oversaw DC, is exiting his executive role to become an on-the-lot producer. Apparently, he started talking up his desire to be a full-time producer six months ago. Full Story

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The 100 Club

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 7, 2017 17:57:16 December 7, 2017 17:57:16
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That’s what they’re called now, it is known. They are the three women directing $100 million-plus movies for Disney: Ava DuVernay, Niki Caro, and Anna Boden. DuVernay, of course, is directing A Wrinkle In Time, due in the spring. Full Story

An agency takes action

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 6, 2017 16:48:07 December 6, 2017 16:48:07
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It’s what we’ve been waiting for, right? For someone to do something, ANYTHING, as the Hollywood sex scandal rolls on. There have been some high profile firings, yes. But real, systemic change? Hasn’t happened yet. In fact, there are signs Full Story

Bryan Singer got fired

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 5, 2017 17:37:43 December 5, 2017 17:37:43
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Following his vanishing act from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, and to the surprise of no one, Fox has fired Bryan Singer as director of the film. A replacement is expected to be named within days, and that person will then finish the film—with about two weeks left on the shooting schedule—and see it through post-production. Full Story

Someone got a pass

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 28, 2017 16:57:04 November 28, 2017 16:57:04
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In the immediate wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Terry Crews shared a story about being groped at a party by a “high level Hollywood executive”. That executive turned out to be WME power broker Adam Venit, who was subsequently suspended from work. Full Story

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dear Gossips,

  John Lasseter is a big f-cking deal. John Lasseter is the head of Pixar. Pixar is a big f-cking deal. John Lasseter and Pixar make a lot of money for a lot of people. Think of all those movies – Toy Story, Frozen, Cars, Dory, etc etc etc.  Read Full Intro

Deleting Kevin Spacey

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 9, 2017 16:30:02 November 9, 2017 16:30:02
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As the allegations against Kevin Spacey have mounted, companies affiliated with him have started cutting ties. Netflix is moving forward without him in what is now House of Cards' final season, and they dumped a biopic of Gore Vidal in which he was set to star. Full Story