Boss Baby 2: Comes to theaters, Peacock on July 2

In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin, SNL, Mission Impossible franchise)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby … Continue reading “Boss Baby 2: Comes to theaters, Peacock on July 2”

Peacock gives exclusive streaming rights to WWE

Peacock and WWE announced a multi-year agreement that gives Peacock exclusive streaming rights to WWE Network in the U.S. “NBC Universal has a long-standing relationship with WWE that began nearly 30 years ago with Monday Night Raw on USA. WWE has always tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with spectacular live events and larger-than-life characters, and … Continue reading “Peacock gives exclusive streaming rights to WWE”

Peacock announces return of Larry Wilmore

If you’re a fan of the hilarious comedian Larry Wilmore, you will be thrilled to know the former Comedy Central talk show host is headed back to late night television! Premiering on the NBC’s streaming service, Peacock on September 18th, Wilmore’s new weekly half hour series–which he is also executive producing–will fearlessly tackle current events, … Continue reading “Peacock announces return of Larry Wilmore”

Peacock’s version of ‘Saved by the Bell’ is first class edgy

These days, nostalgia is an incredible elixir, soothing television viewers who are yearning for a simpler time. It’s no wonder then, why a reimagined version of NBC’s Saved By the Bell is being welcomed with open arms. This time, Peacock, the broadcast network’s new streaming service, will premiere the series, with members of the original … Continue reading “Peacock’s version of ‘Saved by the Bell’ is first class edgy”

Peacock to stream all 8 ‘Harry Potter’ films

Peacock today announced all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows over the next six months starting later this year and into 2021. The movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famed series ranked as the highest-grossing film franchise in history and are a fantastic addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films. … Continue reading “Peacock to stream all 8 ‘Harry Potter’ films”

Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming

Get ready for more streaming. Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new highly anticipated streaming service, will officially launch tomorrow offering consumers across the country a world-class collection of the best live and on demand programming from NBCUniversal and beyond. Peacock will offer more than 20,000 hours of premium content from networks and studios including NBC, Bravo, USA Network, SYFY, Oxygen, E!, … Continue reading “Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming”

A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year

According to FilmLA’s latest report, on-location filming in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October-December) remained robust, setting an all-time quarterly record of 10,780 Shoot Days (SD)* This is four percent above the previous three month high of 10,359 SD set in Q4, 2018. It is also an increase over the previous quarter, revealing a brisk … Continue reading “A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year”

Natasha Lyonne joins The Directors Bureau

Natasha Lyonne–director/writer/actor/producer/co-creator of Russian Doll, the Netflix series which earned 13 Emmy nominations in 2019, winning three (for Cinematography, Production Design, Contemporary Costumes)–has joined the filmmaker collective at The Directors Bureau, marking her first global representation as a director for branded content, advertising and music video projects. Lyonne herself garnered three Emmy nominations for Russian Doll–Outstanding Comedy … Continue reading “Natasha Lyonne joins The Directors Bureau”

Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2021. Winners will be honored at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki have both been … Continue reading “Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms”

T2 develops transcultural campaign for Toyota Corolla Cross

As the newest versatile family member in the Corolla family, the first-ever 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross kicks off the new year with the ‘Just Right’ campaign, which highlights the compact SUV’s capabilities and features that are sure to accommodate life’s adventures. Toyota’s long-standing Total Toyota (T2) marketing model – Saatchi & Saatchi, Burrell Communications, Conill … Continue reading “T2 develops transcultural campaign for Toyota Corolla Cross”

WandaVision VFX company, MARZ raises $6.5 million to meet demands

Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ), the technology and visual effects (VFX) startup helping Hollywood studios deliver feature-film quality visual effects on television timelines, today announced that it has raised CAD$6.5 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by Round13 Capital with participation from Rhino Ventures and Harlo Equity Partners, digital transformation company Torinit, … Continue reading “WandaVision VFX company, MARZ raises $6.5 million to meet demands”

Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office

Michael Myers in his twelfth installment of the Halloween franchise, made a killing at the box office this weekend, even though he was also streaming on Peacock (NBC Universal). Halloween Kills brought in an estimated $50.3 million at the North American box office this weekend. That number exceeded industry expectations, which had projected the film … Continue reading “Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office”

Jamie Lee Curtis reunites with original cast members in Halloween Kills featurette

BlumFest Live just held its second annual event and to celebrate, the horror company released a new featurette for Halloween Kills featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and original stars Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Charlie Cypher and Nancy Stephens. (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee … Continue reading “Jamie Lee Curtis reunites with original cast members in Halloween Kills featurette”

Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J., Kendrick Lamar for Pepsi’s Halftime show

But will they install hydraulics on the NFL injury carts? You know, low-riders? Nevermind. Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation have assembled a lineup of legendary musicians to perform the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will take the world’s biggest stage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, Feb. … Continue reading “Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J., Kendrick Lamar for Pepsi’s Halftime show”

SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts

Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of Saturday Night Live when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of Loki on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, in theaters Oct. 22.  Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical … Continue reading “SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts”

Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one

Jungle Cruise, based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt opened #1 not just in the United States, but all over the world this past weekend. According to … Continue reading “Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one”

Old: M. Night Shymalan’s 7th film takes first place in tepid weekend B.O.

M. Night Shyamalan’s self-financed Old is the director’s seventh film to open at #1 (out of 12 films, beginning with The Sixth Sense). Old made $16.5 million, about 40 percent of the openings earned by his last two films Glass and Split. Unlike other Universal genre titles, this one will not have an early PVOD … Continue reading “Old: M. Night Shymalan’s 7th film takes first place in tepid weekend B.O.”

Space Jam blocks Black Widow from #1 spot

Both of the top two box-office winners this week were also released for home viewing. Space Jam: A New Legacy opened this weekend and knocked Black Widow right out of the top spot and it was also released to subscribers of HBOMax for no additional cost. This week’s #2, Black Widow was also released on … Continue reading “Space Jam blocks Black Widow from #1 spot”

Box Office: Marvel’s Black Widow takes #1 spot

The first theatrical Marvel release in more than two years, Disney’s Black Widow had the biggest domestic opening numbers since the start of the pandemic by grossing $80 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend.  Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson in the titular role. The action-thriller follows Natasha … Continue reading “Box Office: Marvel’s Black Widow takes #1 spot”

Universal rules box office with F9, Purge and Baby

Universal dominated the box office this weekend without a challenger. Combined, F9, The Forever Purge, and Boss Baby: Family Business are estimated to earn $65 million between Friday and Monday, pushing the overall box office gross total for the weekend past to $88 million. For Universal, it’s clearly a big weekend as it became the … Continue reading “Universal rules box office with F9, Purge and Baby”