Warner Bros. reportedly loves ‘The Batman’ script

This is good news for The Batman fans. Maybe. It’s no secret that Warners Bros. has had a hard time getting the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) off the ground. What started promisingly with 2013’s Man of Steel has skydived into a veritable mess… save for 2017’s Wonder Woman. That mess was exacerbated two weeks ago, … Continue reading “Warner Bros. reportedly loves ‘The Batman’ script”

Warner Bros. releases first poster for Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’

We are just days from San Diego Comic Con and from director James Wan dropping the trailer for Aquaman this Saturday in Hall H. The one-sheet, reminiscent of Pixar’s poster for Finding Nemo, features Jason Momoa’s titular Atlantean hero front and centre, while multiple sharks, whales, turtles and various other sea creatures converge behind him. … Continue reading “Warner Bros. releases first poster for Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’”

WarnerMedia and Discovery close merger

Today Discovery, Inc. and AT&T Inc. announced that they have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The combination creates a powerful standalone global media and entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., which will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on Monday, April 11, under the new ticker symbol … Continue reading “WarnerMedia and Discovery close merger”

WarnerMedia donates more than $400K in face mask proceeds to UNICEF

Today WarnerMedia announced it will donate more than $400,000 in proceeds generated from sales of branded face masks featuring DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and other iconic WarnerMedia properties to UNICEF’s Global Education Fund. The donation will support UNICEF education programs to help ensure every child has equitable access to learning opportunities and could help … Continue reading “WarnerMedia donates more than $400K in face mask proceeds to UNICEF”

WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Has it really been 20 years? WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials – a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special. This magical unscripted game show and retrospective will help to … Continue reading “WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter”

AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal

In a move that will rival media giants Disney and Netflix, AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. The “pure play” content company will own … Continue reading “AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal”

WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years

Today, WarnerMedia announced a five-year overall deal with Issa Rae, extending their relationship with the Emmy-nominated creator, executive producer and star of HBO’s Emmy-winning Insecure.  The deal is exclusive to WarnerMedia for all forms of television, to include HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television, and a first-look for features with Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New … Continue reading “WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 continues … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

Warner Media Defends DC’s Walter Hamada

Warner Media defended DC’s President Walter Hamada after Ray Fisher accused the company and Hamada of pushing him out of The Flash following an investigation into the actor’s claims about misconduct during re shoots for 2017’s Justice League. Justice League star Ray Fisher and Warner Media are offering differing takes on why the actor will … Continue reading “Warner Media Defends DC’s Walter Hamada”

WarnerMedia shakes up divisions, DC affected

There was a an 8.6 quake in Burbank, only it wasn’t on a fault line. It happened at WarnerMedia, as the entertainment company shook up all divisions. Among those said to be losing their positions are editor-in-chief Bob Harris, senior VP of publishing strategy and support services Hank Kanalz, VP of marketing and creative services Jonah … Continue reading “WarnerMedia shakes up divisions, DC affected”

AT&T and Time Warner close $85.4 billion merger

Well, we are one step closer to one company to rule them all. Sorry, that line was meant for Disney, Comcast and Fox. But it is appropriate here as well. AT&T and Time Warner have closed their $85.4 billion merger, just two days after receiving regulatory approval from a judge, the telecom company announced on … Continue reading “AT&T and Time Warner close $85.4 billion merger”

Studios respond to abortion protection demands

AMC Networks, Amazon Studios, Apple TV+, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Discovery have responded to letters written and signed by nearly 1,500 writers and directors including 411 female, trans and non-binary TV creators and showrunners, 594 of their male counterparts, and almost 400 directors. The group demanded that AMC Networks, … Continue reading “Studios respond to abortion protection demands”

Quinta Brunson extends deal with WB TV Group

Writer, Producer and Actress Quinta Brunson ain’t going anywhere. She has just reportedly extended her relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Abbott Elementary creator and star has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show alongside Disney’s 20th Television. Under the new pact, the Emmy-nominated actress and writer will … Continue reading “Quinta Brunson extends deal with WB TV Group”

HBO Max, Discovery+ to merge into one streamer

Today,  Warner Bros. Discovery held its first quarterly earnings meeting as one company. This comes on the heels of canceling the highly publicized Batgirl movie. One of the expected announcements to emerge from the webcast is that HBO Max and Discovery+ will launch in the U.S. as a single streaming service in the summer of 2023. … Continue reading “HBO Max, Discovery+ to merge into one streamer”

Leslie Grace reacts to Batgirl’s cancellation

Fallout continues from Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to cancel Batgirl. Besides Deadline now reporting that WBD will only save between $15-20 million dollars by the decision, there are now bad optics that the only DC superhero film starring a Latina, Leslie Grace, has now been shelved permanently. Following shocked directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah‘s … Continue reading “Leslie Grace reacts to Batgirl’s cancellation”

Details about Michael Keaton’s scenes in Batgirl

Now that Leslie Grace’s Batgirl has been officially scrapped by Warner Bros Discovery, fans are desperate to hear details about Michael Keaton’s scenes in the film. In addition to Grace and Keaton, the film also featured J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Brendan Fraser as Garfield Lynns/Firefly and Ivory Aquino as DC’s first trans character and … Continue reading “Details about Michael Keaton’s scenes in Batgirl”

WB Discovery shelves Batgirl permanently

Warner Bros. Discovery has reportedly shelved Batgirl which was originally planned to be released on HBO Max, but then moved to a theatrical release sometime in 2022. The New York Post was the first to report. After spending over $90 million, exceeding the original $70 million, the decision to shelve the film which starred Leslie … Continue reading “WB Discovery shelves Batgirl permanently”

Black Adam electrifies Hall H with trailer

Let’s call it a case of quality over quantity. While Marvel… marveled audiences in Hall H with a slew of announcements and trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Warner Bros, New Line Cinemas and DC were much more subdued. But what they did show was amazing! As the lights dimmed, … Continue reading “Black Adam electrifies Hall H with trailer”

LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels

Good news for the LA production community. FilmLA issued an update regarding regional filming activity. After posting three consecutive record-breaking quarters, local filming in the second quarter (“Q2”) of 2022 was down by -5.8 percent over the same period last year. From April through June, FilmLA recorded a total of 9,220 Shoot Days (SD) compared … Continue reading “LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels”

Was Zack Snyder behind The Snyder Cut Army?

Who knew Zack Snyder was actually Lex Luthor with hair. At least Rolling Stone thinks so. It’s been over a year since Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Gray was released in all its 4 hours and two-minute glory and yet the drama isn’t quite over. Rolling Stone just shared a report where the outlet … Continue reading “Was Zack Snyder behind The Snyder Cut Army?”