Oscar-Nominated Producer Ross Katz Launches Sui Generis Pictures

Oscar-Nominated Producer Ross Katz Launches Sui Generis Pictures Exclusive: Two-time Oscar nominee Ross Katz has launched Los Angeles-based Sui Generis Pictures, which will initially focus on feature films but eventually expand into short- and long-form ...

ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group Launches Movies & Limited Series Unit Run By Meghan Hooper White

ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group Launches Movies & Limited Series Unit Run By Meghan Hooper White ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group is starting a new original movies and limited series unit to serve its portfolio of brands. The company has brought in A+E Networks’ Meghan Hooper White to run ...

Megan Hooper White to Head ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group’s New Original Movies, Limited Series Division

Megan Hooper White to Head ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group’s New Original Movies, Limited Series Division ViacomCBS has tapped A+E Networks veteran Megan Hooper White to lead its entertainment and youth group’s newly launched original movies and limited series division as executive vice president, where ...

Kyra Sedgwick To Headline ABC Comedy Pilot ‘My Village’

Kyra Sedgwick To Headline ABC Comedy Pilot ‘My Village’ After lengthy negotiations, Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick has signed on to play the lead in My Village, ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot from The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer, Sony ...

‘Villains’ Film Review: Small-Time Crooks Meet Very Bad People in Charmingly Eccentric Horror Comedy

‘Villains’ Film Review: Small-Time Crooks Meet Very Bad People in Charmingly Eccentric Horror Comedy Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s “Villains” takes place in a universe where criminals, from bargain-basement gas-station stickup artists to terrifyingly violent serial killers, are all utterly delightful. ...

Producer Ross Katz Latest To Join Sidney Kimmel Team

Producer Ross Katz Latest To Join Sidney Kimmel Team Ross Katz has been hired as Head of Production and Development at Sk Global’s Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, the latest exec to join the company that falls under the banner of Sk Global. Katz, a ...

Ross Katz Joining Sidney Kimmel Entertainment as Head of Production

Ross Katz Joining Sidney Kimmel Entertainment as Head of Production Oscar-nominated producer Ross Katz is joining Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, a division of Sk Global, as head of production and development. Sk Global Co-Chairman Sidney Kimmel and co-ceo John Penotti ...

Kyra Sedgwick Launches Big Swing Prods., Company Unveils Film & TV Slate

Kyra Sedgwick Launches Big Swing Prods., Company Unveils Film & TV Slate Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick has partnered with Meredith Bagby and Valerie Stadler to launch Big Swing Productions, which has a number of film and television projects in the works. ...

‘Insecure,’ ‘Smilf,’ ‘Vida’ Among Series Awarded with Inaugural ReFrame TV Stamp (Exclusive)

ReFrame and IMDbPro have awarded 62 television and streaming series their first-ever ReFrame Stamp for Television, Variety has learned exclusively. The ReFrame Stamp was created by ReFrame, a ...

Kyra Sedgwick to Direct Supernatural Love Story ‘The Way Between’

Kyra Sedgwick to Direct Supernatural Love Story ‘The Way Between’ Kyra Sedgwick will direct the independent supernatural love story “The Way Between” from a script by Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lee. Tooley Entertainment is financing. Casting will begin shortly. ...

‘Power’ Ep Gary Lennon’s ‘A Family Film’ Script Picked Up By Random Bench

‘Power’ Ep Gary Lennon’s ‘A Family Film’ Script Picked Up By Random Bench Exclusive: Writer/producer/director Gary Lennon, who was recently named co-showrunner on Season 6 of Starz’s high-rated series, Power, has sold his script, A Family Film, to Liz Levine and Adrian ...

Kyra Sedgwick Talks ‘Controversial’ Fashion and Becoming a ‘More Authentic Self’

Kyra Sedgwick Talks ‘Controversial’ Fashion and Becoming a ‘More Authentic Self’ First-time director Kyra Sedgwick — who scored four Emmy nods and one win for playing Brenda Leigh Johnson on “The Closer” — saw something in “Story of a Girl” others didn’t. “The experience of being ...

Kyra Sedgwick on Why She Finally Made Her Directing Debut on ‘Story of a Girl’

Kyra Sedgwick on Why She Finally Made Her Directing Debut on ‘Story of a Girl’ This story about Kyra Sedgwick first appeared in the Miniseries/Movies issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. It took Kyra Sedgwick nearly a decade to get “Story of a Girl” made into a movie, because ...

Will Catherine Zeta-Jones (‘Cocaine Godmother’) add an Emmy to her mantel after victories at Oscars and Tonys?

Will Catherine Zeta-Jones (‘Cocaine Godmother’) add an Emmy to her mantel after victories at Oscars and Tonys? She’s won an Oscar. She’s won a Tony. Can she now win an Emmy? Catherine Zeta-Jones is on the 2018 Emmy ballot for Lifetime’s telefilm “Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story,” in which she ...

Generation Next: Nick Cuse, Alice Englert, Chet Hanks Carve Out Careers Beyond Their Famous Families

Generation Next: Nick Cuse, Alice Englert, Chet Hanks Carve Out Careers Beyond Their Famous Families There’s no recipe for success in Tinseltown, but a thick skin and a bit of luck seems to be a winning ticket — and sometimes it’s just in your DNA. Generations of actors have descended from Hollywood ...

Big Name Talent Lured to TV by ‘Amount of Creativity and Diversity’ in the Medium

Big Name Talent Lured to TV by ‘Amount of Creativity and Diversity’ in the Medium Peak TV has led to a new golden age for movies on the small screen. This year alone some of those boldfaced names included Al Pacino in “Paterno,” Michael B. Jordan in “Fahrenheit 451” and Catherine ...

A&E/Lifetime/History delivers 2018 Emmy Fyc mega-mailer to voters highlighting ‘Leah Remini,’ ‘Flint,’ ‘Knightfall’ and more

Media company A+E Networks has delivered its 2018 Emmy Fyc mega-mailer to the TV academy membership highlighting many of its original programs across a trio of networks: A&E, Lifetime and History. ...

Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Donovan join Bill Skarsgard and Maika Monroe in Villains

Deadline is reporting that Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) and Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) have joined Bill Skarsgard (It) and Maika Monroe (It Follows) in the upcoming dark comedy thriller Villains. ...

2018 DGA Awards: Full list of Directors Guild winners includes Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele, ‘Big Little Lies’ … [Updating Live]

2018 DGA Awards: Full list of Directors Guild winners includes Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele, ‘Big Little Lies’ … [Updating Live] Winners of the 70th Directors Guild of America Awards were announced Saturday, February 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Pt in a non-televised ceremony hosted by Judd Apatow. Prizes were handed out for both ...

2018 DGA Awards predictions: Complete odds in 7 Directors Guild categories include ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Get Out’ …

2018 DGA Awards predictions: Complete odds in 7 Directors Guild categories include ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Get Out’ … The 2018 Directors Guild of America Awards will be handed out on Saturday night, February 3, across a number of film and television categories. We’re forecasting seven of those races in our ...

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