Carl Franklin

  • Tom Hiddleston Reveals Why He Was Cut From Avengers: Age Of Ultron

     ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would’ve been just as successful with or without the inclusion of the hugely likeable Tom Hiddleston (we think), but now the actor’s revealed why he was cut from the movie. Speaking to Digital Spy, the charming Brit who plays the devilish Loki in the Marvel Cinematic…

    Mike P Williams
  • Met Gala Heist Movie in the Works at New Line

    New Line is launching development of a heist movie set at the star-studded annual Met Gala in New York City. The Warner Bros. division picked up the spec script “Met Gala Heist,” written by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer, and set up the project with Michelle Sy. The story focuses on a pair of…

  • Facebook Enhances Tools for TV Producers to Engage Fans

    Facebook, eager to encourage more TV shows to use the world’s biggest social platform, has expanded the suite of tools available to producers to connect with viewers. The new tools, which have been tested in early iterations with partners, will let TV production teams introduce live polling and…

  • John Woo tries his hand at television

    The Hong Kong director is set to produce "Cognition", a thriller that will take place both in the United States and in Asia covering the tracks of two serial killers. Just like producers Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Soderbergh before him, John Woo will go from…

    AFP Relax News
  • Marvel’s Black Panther Finds Screenwriter

    It looks like there’s finally some progress to report on Marvel’s long-awaited ‘Black Panther,’ as The Wrap break the news that Joe Robert Cole is in talks to write the screenplay.

    Ben Bussey
  • New Tax Credits Boost Filming In L.A. In Q3

    California's new film tax credit already is paying dividends in Los Angeles, which saw a 3.8% increase in on-location filming during the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The first round of TV projects that qualified under the incentives program entered production…

  • Fox Gains as The Martian Soars at the Weekend Box Office

    "The Martian", Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.'s (FOXA) latest science fiction, has surpassed analysts' estimates of $45 million in its opening weekend amassing a box office collection of $55 million in U.S. and Canada.

  • Interviewing the Team Behind Evan's Crime

    Evan's Crime, directed by Sandy Tung, is an independent film about college kid who finds himself in deep trouble for a crime he didn't commit. The film premiered at the 31st Annual Boston Film Festival.Sam: My first question to you is the inspiration for this movie. It's obviously a cautionary tale…

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  • Female-Driven Movies Make Money, So Why Aren’t More Being Made?

    It’s good business to cast strong women in lead movie roles. Last summer’s opening weekend was a master class on femi-nomics when “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Pitch Perfect 2” faced off on May 15 — and both films came out ahead. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller, starred Charlize Theron…

  • Watch: The Dinosaurs Finally Speak In 'Good Dinosaur' Trailer

    Video The big news in this morning's The Good Dinosaur trailer, timed to be attached to Pan I suppose, is that we actually get dialogue from our main characters. Pretty much every piece of marketing thus far for the Walt Disney/Pixar film has been silent save for music and sound effects. As I…

  • Aaron Sorkin says Steve Jobs just wanted to be loved—is that so wrong?

    At a post-screening Q&A Monday night, Hollywood's most celebrated screenwriter offered a simple psychological diagnosis of a complicated man.

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    Parody trailer for Jaws 19

    Universal Studios has released a parody trailer for Jaws 19 as part of the lead-up to the release of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD

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  • Disney’s Movies Are Not a Silver Bullet Against Cable Losses

    Disney's expecting strong returns from movies, but it may not be enough to offset losses in its media networks business.

    Motley Fool
  • It’s Up to Men in Power to Take the First Step Toward Diversity in TV

    Lifetime’s acclaimed summer drama “Unreal” opened with a memorable image: Shiri Appleby’s character, Rachel, the producer of a reality dating show, “Everlasting,” was sprawled on the floor of a limousine, surrounded by the show’s contestants and trying to avoid the cameras. Rachel’s face revealed…

  • Pharrell Williams to Perform at 2015 MTV EMAs

    The evening will be hosted by Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Salma Hayek Pinault Fights to Empower Women With Chime for Change

    In 2013, Salma Hayek Pinault co-founded Chime for Change with Beyonce and international fashion powerhouse Gucci. The campaign supports nongovernmental agencies with the mission of empowering women and girls around the world through initiatives focused on education, health and justice. Chime for…