SAG-AFTRA Promotes Franklin Sablan To Executive Director Of Equity & Inclusion – Deadline

SAG-AFTRA has expanded its equity and inclusion department, promoting Franklin Sablan to the newly created position of executive director of equity & inclusion and upping Ellen Huang to national director of equity & inclusion programming and engagement and Grace Allen to senior manager of equity & inclusion policy compliance. Sablan, who starts his new job … Read more

Tom Hanks Comedy ‘A Man Called Ove’ Finds Director Ahead Of 2022 Shoot – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Finding Neverland, World War Z and The Kite Runner director Marc Forster has been set to direct Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the anticipated U.S. adaptation of Swedish comedy hit A Man Called Ove, we can reveal. Two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (Life Of Pi) is scripting the project and re-uniting with Forster after their collaboration on acclaimed … Read more

BBC Director General Tim Davie:Licence Fee Deal Leaves $400M Shortfall – Deadline

BBC Director General Tim Davie has said yesterday’s licence fee settlement will leave the public broadcaster with a shortfall of £285M ($390M) in 2027/2028 and needing to save around $1.5BN (£2.1BN) across the next five years. The corporation still has to separately make around $1BN (£1.4BN) in savings but, while still hefty, the figure will … Read more

Director Of ‘The Tonight Show’ And Brother Of Johnny Was 92 – Deadline

Dick Carson, brother of TV legend Johnny Carson and a former director for The Tonight Show, died at 92 at his home in Studio City, Calif. on December 19, 2021 following a brief illness, his family said. Richard Charles Carson, was born in Clarinda, Iowa, the youngest of three children of Homer Lloyd (“Kit”) and … Read more

Jean-Marc Vallée Has Died; Director Of ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ & ‘Sharp Objects’ Was 58 – Deadline

Jean-Marc Vallée has died suddenly at age 58. The Canadian writer, director, editor and producer won Emmy Awards and a DGA Award for Big Little Lies, and was Oscar nominated for directing Dallas Buyers Club, the film that won Oscars for both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. I am still gathering details, but can divulge … Read more

‘Ghostbusters’ Director Paul Feig Calls Out Studio After Apparent Snub

The director of the 2016 “Ghostbusters” on Thursday called out Sony Pictures for omitting the film from its “Ultimate Collection” boxed set of the franchise. Responding to a SlashFilm article about the apparent slight, Paul Feig wrote in a tweet addressed to the studio: “I know this must be a mistake.” “We do have a … Read more

CAA Signs Director Eddie Alcazar – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Director Eddie Alcazar has signed with CAA. Eddie Alcazar & Bill Duke behind-the-scenes of ‘The Vandal.’ Courtesy Alcazar made his feature film debut with the 2018 sci-fi thriller Perfect from Alcazar’s Brainfeeder Films, a collaboration with music producer Flying Lotus. The project was executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, who will serve in the same role in … Read more

Rihanna’s Stylist and Creative Director Jahleel Weaver Is a Testament to Mentorship

In How I Got Here, Black and brown creatives explore how they worked their way to the top of the fashion industry. In conversation with Vogue, these editors, social media stars, and more reveal the unforgettable moment that would change their careers completely. How I Got Here offers (stylish) life lessons, in the artists’ own … Read more

‘Stillwater’ Matt Damon, Director Tom McCarthy Interview – Contenders New York – Deadline

Stillwater director/co-writer Tom McCarthy and Matt Damon joined Deadline’s Contenders New York event today to discuss the film and what they were looking for in the Bill Baker character. “I think this movie sort of subverts, in many ways, what we expect from an American hero abroad, both in terms of cinematic history, so to … Read more

‘Dazed and Confused’ & ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Casting Director, ‘Melvin and Howard’ Producer Was 80 – Deadline

Casting director and producer Don Phillips, who helped launch the careers of such actors as Sean Penn, Matthew McConaughey and Mary Steenburgen, passed away on Thanksgiving Day from natural causes. He would have turned 81 on Dec. 21. Phillips received his first break when he landed an entry-level job in the casting department of filmmaker … Read more