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‘The Last Dance’ Post-Production Team on Finalizing the Docuseries Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Variety
‘The Last Dance’ Post-Production Team on Finalizing the Docuseries Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
ESPN’s “The Last Dance,” which reaches its climax May 17, focuses on Michael Jordan and the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls. In one sense, the show couldn’t come at a better time, filling the void caused by canceled live sporting events and delivering the exploits of a legend.

Production house Sim intended to assemble the hundreds of hours of footage of director Jason Hehir’s 10-part documentary series in much the same way as the Bulls fashioned their titles — all together, as a team.

“Many documentaries are edited in homes and apartments, with post facilities coming in at the end. This was not one of those projects,” says David Feldman, Sim’s senior vice president of film and television, East Coast.

When the coronavirus pandemic halted film and TV production, Sim was in the middle of its work. At the time the series premiered on April 19, most of the episodes were yet unfinished.
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Attorneys Leigh Brecheen, David Feldman, Stephen Breimer, Richard Thompson & Ashley Silver Exit Bloom Hergott To Launch New Law Firm

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Entertainment lawyers Leigh Brecheen, David Feldman, Stephen Breimer, Richard Thompson and Ashley Silver have peeled away from Bloom Hergott to launch their own new entertainment law firm.

Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Silver & Thompson opens its doors immediately, based in the penthouse offices at the Watt Plaza Building in Century City. This follows last spring’s Deadline revelation that Jake Bloom was retiring and Alan Hergott would step down from the storied firm Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

The partners in the new firm worked with each other for many years at the former Bloom Hergott firm in the areas of film, scripted and unscripted TV, digital, social and new media, as well as merchandising, licensing, publishing, sports and other areas. The group will continue to represent a list of clients that includes Conan O’Brien, John Oliver, Mel Gibson, Keegan-Michael Key, Lucas Hedges, Amy Ryan, Krysten Ritter, Damon Wayans,
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‘Repeat’ Time-Travel Drama Based On Japanese Format In Works At CBS From Masi Oka, David Hayter & Sabrina Wind

  • Deadline
Exclusive: CBS is developing Repeat, a drama series executive produced by Masi Oka and Sabrina Wind, from ABC Studios.

Written and executive produced by David Hayter Repeat is based on the award-winning book of the same name by Kurumi Inui and the 2018 TV series, which aired on Yomiuri Television in Japan.

In Repeat, the opportunity to travel back 10 months to relive their pasts seems like an incredible gift to a group of strangers, giving them the chance to right wrongs, undo mistakes, and set their lives on a better path, but their new choices have unforeseen results as they unravel a larger conspiracy with deadly consequences.

The general idea, about stranger with supernatural abilities, is reminiscent of Oka’s NBC series Heroes where the powers of his character, fan favorite Hiro Nakamura, included traveling in time.

Oka and Hayter executive produce alongside Wind via her recently launched WindPower Entertainment,
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Damon Wayans Back At ABC As Star Of ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Sitcom He Is Co-Creating With Don Reo

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Damon Wayans Back At ABC As Star Of ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Sitcom He Is Co-Creating With Don Reo
Exclusive: Damon Wayans is returning to multi-camera comedy with a new project at ABC, where he headlined and co-created hit family sitcom My Wife and Kids. Wayans is reteaming with My Wife and Kids co-creator Don Reo on the new family comedy, Let’s Stay Together (working title), which we hear has received a script commitment plus penalty from ABC. The project, now in development, will be produced by ABC Studios, a division of Disney TV Studios.

According to sources, Let’s Stay Together is being pitched as a family comedy for a new kind of family. It will star Wayans as a single father who finds out it’s hard to get rid of millennial kids, and their kids. The sitcom reportedly features a story line that mirrors Wayans’ own life.

Wayans and Reo are writing and executive producing. The duo’s previous collaboration, the 2001 sitcom My Wife and Kids,
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Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyer Jacob Bloom Retiring As $50M Battle With ‘Pirates’ Star Fights Over Trial Date; Partner Alan Hergott Stepping Down Also

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Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyer Jacob Bloom Retiring As $50M Battle With ‘Pirates’ Star Fights Over Trial Date; Partner Alan Hergott Stepping Down Also
Exclusive: As lawyers for Johnny Depp and his former law firm spar over a new trial date for the now $50 million malpractice lawsuit the Pirates of the Caribbean star brought against Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman Llp in 2017, there looks to be at least two less Hollywood heavyweights in the ring as of today.

Fifty-one years after he started practicing law, Jacob Bloom is retiring from the firm that already doesn’t carry his name, I’ve learned. His fellow founding partner Alan Hergott is also stepping down after years representing clients such as Brad Pitt, Star Wars overlord Kathleen Kennedy, her husband producer Frank Marshall and Neil Patrick Harris.

Both Hergott and Bloom, who represented Depp for two decades, have been sending emails to clients, current and past, informing them of their decision to move on to a new phase of their lives. As well working
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Writers Guild Awards 2017: Complete Winners List!

Let's hear it for the writers!

The Writer's Guild of America held their annual awards show on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Donald Glover's breakout series, Atlanta were among those recognized for their achievement of the written word.

Read on below to see the full list of winners.

More: John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Lin-Manuel Miranda Among 2017 Oscars Performers

Film Winners

Original Screenplay

Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

Television And New Media Winners

Drama Series

The Americans, Written
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Writers Guild Award Analysis: It’s Still ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester’ At the Oscars

Writers Guild Award Analysis: It’s Still ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester’ At the Oscars
The Writers Guild Awards and the Academy writing nominees always don’t line up; many films are ineligible. This year, those included Oscar-writing nominees “Lion” and “The Lobster.”

This year, the WGA and the Academy differed dramatically. While the WGA deemed “Moonlight” and “Loving” as Original Screenplays, the Academy considered both as Adapted; only “Moonlight” landed a nomination.

At the WGA, as at the BAFTAs, Barry Jenkins’ script for “Moonlight” competed for the Original Screenplay Award against both Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” and Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” Unlike the BAFTAs, Jenkins emerged the winner over Lonergan, a sign of strength for “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Oscars.

Read More: Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

However, in the Oscars’ Original Screenplay contest, lauded playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lonergan (“You Can Count On Me,
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Watchmen Writer David Hayter to Adapt The Sword for Lakeshore Entertainment

Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features have tapped David Hayter (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Watchmen, The Scorpion King) to pen the screenplay for their upcoming The Sword, a stylistic, action-packed tale of vengeance based on the graphic novel of the same name by Jonathan and Joshua Luna (The Luna Brothers). Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, along with Skip Williamson, and Hopscotch's Andrew Mason, will produce, with Hopscotch's Troy Lum executive producing.

The graphic novel is divided into four volumes, offering another potential franchise property for Lakeshore following the global success of the Underworld franchise, which has grossed more than $460M worldwide. Production on the first installment of The Sword is slated to begin early 2014.

Here's what Lakeshore Entertainment CEO Tom Rosenberg had to say about David Hayter in a statement.

"David has a proven track record of bringing the multifaceted, beloved characters of graphic novels to mainstream audiences and we're
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Brillstein Hires Manager Alex Murray

Alex Murray has ended his partnership with John MacDonald in MacDonald-Murray Management and has become a manager at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Murray reps standup comics, personalities and comedy writers, and is bringing clients that include Jim Gaffigan, G4's Web Soup host Chris Hardwick, Dan Finnerty and The Dan Band, Nascar fixture-turned-comic Michael Waltrip and comedy writers/performers Brandon McMillan, Todd Glass, Jonah Ray, Daniel Kinno and David Feldman. Murray said that he has wanted to join Bep since leaving Icm in 2000. He hopes to build his comedy business in the model of Gaffigan, who's also repped by CAA. Gaffigan has grown to become one of the top 5 touring comics in the country, and the millions he makes allows him to call the shots. He's now branching into acting and next stars on Broadway in That Championship Season alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Chris Noth and Brian Cox. Murray has
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2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Complete Winner List

HollywoodNews.com: The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys featured some wins from a handful of newcomers, as well as some repeat wins from previous years. As “Mad Men” took home the award for Best Drama Series and “Modern Family” took home the Emmy for Best Comedy Series, these shows aren’t the only ones who reaped some of the awards.

View the complete nominee and winner list below:

Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Dexter (Showtime)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Lost (ABC)

Mad Men (AMC)

True Blood (HBO)

Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Modern Family (ABC)

Glee (Fox)

Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

The Office (NBC)

30 Rock (NBC)

Miniseries

The Pacific (HBO)

Return to Cranford (PBS)

Made for Television Movie

Endgame (PBS)

Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)

Moonshot (History)

The Special Relationship (HBO)

Temple Grandin (HBO)

You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Michael C. Hall,
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Last Comic Standing winnows five semi-finalists, videos

NBC's Last Comic Standing sent M&C the best of clips from last night's show. The show ends with five groups of comics. One comedian from each group advanced to the final ten. Felipe, Myq, Rachel, Mike, and Jonathan. Last Comic Book Smart Boston's Myq Kaplan plays it smart - and finds a funny bone with the audience and judges. Daddy Issues Middle aged dad David Feldman, works the crowd with tales of teenage daughters. Off Beat, On Target A deadpan delivery and off the wall material earn Jonathan Thymus a spot in the finals. Next on Last Comic Standing The semi-finals are continuing with more comics battling to stay in the game.
See full article at Monsters and Critics »

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