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Canadian Entertainment Industry Still Largely White and Male, Study Finds

A new study from the Directors Guild of Canada reveals the local film and TV industry still remains overwhelmingly white and male. A voluntary self-identification census carried out among DGC members found 82.8 percent of the guild’s membership identified as white. Another 18.3 percent identified as Black, indigenous or people of color. That’s a significant […]

Gemma Chan, Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Developing Time Travel Limited Series at Netflix (Exclusive)

In advance of the second half of Stranger Things season four premiering tomorrow, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Netflix and 21 Laps are staying in the supernatural business. As part of the production company’s overall deal with the streamer, the two have optioned The Moon Represents My Heart, the forthcoming debut novel from Pim […]

‘Pachinko’ Star Anna Sawai Among Five Joining Apple’s Godzilla Series

Apple TV+ and Legendary Television’s Godzilla and Titans series has begun assembling its human cast. Pachinko star Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski have joined the drama from Legendary, which is expanding the studio’s Monsterverse to TV. WandaVision’s Matt Shakman will direct the first two episodes and serve as an […]

‘Black Bird’ Star Taron Egerton on Why He Waited a Year for His ‘Rocketman’ Follow-Up

Since his 2019 portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman, which landed him plenty of critical acclaim and some awards recognition along the way, Taron Egerton has had a quiet couple of years out of the Hollywood spotlight. It turns out that was all in waiting for another project that would match the experience of the […]

Kim Cattrall Boards Netflix Queer Drama ‘Glamorous’

Kim Cattrall will star in a Netflix drama set in the cosmetics industry. The five-time Emmy nominee will play a makeup mogul in Glamorous, a drama centered on a young gender-nonconforming man (actor, singer-songwriter and YouTuber Miss Benny) whose life is stuck in place until he lands a job working for Cattrall’s character. The series […]

‘The Terminal List’ Writer Jack Carr on Landing Dream Collaborators in Chris Pratt, Antoine Fuqua

When Jack Carr was tucked away inside a rental in Coronado, California, typing up what would be the first of five novels centered on a Navy SEAL commander named James Reese, he zeroed in on a short list of dream collaborators if the book was ever adapted. After all, the plot seemed prime for adaptation […]

Former Heyday TV Boss Tom Winchester Launches Pure Fiction Television with Backing of ‘Power of the Dog’ Producers

Fresh off his recent gig as president of NBCUniversal-backed Heyday Television, veteran producer Tom Winchester has launched his own small-screen shingle, Pure Fiction Television, with support from Power of the Dog producers See-Saw Films and talent agency Hamilton Hodell. Pure Fiction Television aims to produce “prestige commercial content” for the British and global markets and […]

JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero Set to Announce Emmy Nominations

JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero have been tapped to announce the nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards on July 12. The announcement will be presented in a virtual ceremony taking place at 8:30 a.m. PT. Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma will join Smoove and Fumero at the nominations ceremony, which will stream live […]

Jamie Oliver Launching Cooking Channel on Amazon’s Freevee, Global Deals Struck for ‘The Great Cookbook Challenge’

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will launch a dedicated cooking channel, dubbed The Jamie Oliver Channel, on Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service Freevee. The channel, a so-called FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) channel, will bring together the catalog of Oliver’s cooking and food shows, including  American Road Trip, 30 Minute Meals and Jamie’s Kitchen, among others. […]

Japan’s Wowow to Produce Live-Action Spinoff of Classic Anime Series ‘Yatterman’ (Exclusive)

Leading Japanese pay TV broadcaster Wowow has greenlit a live-action TV series spin-off of the legendary anime series Yatterman. Titled Doronjo, the new series will tell the prequel story of the influential female villain of the same name from the original Yatterman series. A pop cultural icon in Japan, Doronjo is arguably the anime world’s […]

‘Stranger Things’ Star Gaten Matarazzo Teases Season 4 Volume 2: “You Learn a Lot”

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo is offering hints at what fans can expect when the Netflix sci-fi series’ highly anticipated volume 2 of season four drops Friday. During his visit to The Tonight Show on Wednesday, the actor who plays Dustin addressed host Jimmy Fallon mentioning that the second volume only includes two episodes. “The […]

Stephen Curry to Host ESPY Awards

After picking up a fourth NBA championship and being named Finals MVP, Stephen Curry is not coasting through the off-season. The Golden State Warriors superstar is booked to host The ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 20 in Los Angeles. The gig, his first hosting a major live TV event, coincides with Curry’s three […]