Academy Asking For Members’ Input On Controversial Decisions To Pre-Record Some Categories, #FanFavorite And More

. – Credit: Deadline deadline After a somewhat rocky Oscars with controversies surrounding the placement of several categories in a pre-show with taped acceptances inserted later into the broadcast, a #FanFavorite promotion on Twitter that went south and was largely dismissed when Zack Snyder commandeered his Twitter faithfully into a victory for the zombies in … Read more

Get out of Patti LuPone’s theater if you still can’t figure out how to wear a mask

Patti LuPone, seen in 2017, had some choice words for a theatergoer who wasn’t wearing a mask properly. (Charles Sykes/Invision/Associated Press) Broadway megastar Patti LuPone doesn’t want your company if it means you’ll be going without a mask inside a theater. The outspoken “Company” star was filmed Tuesday advising a theatergoer for not following COVID-19 … Read more

Corinne’ and Peyton List-led Romance Among Kids and Family Greenlights at HBO Max and Cartoon Network (EXCLUSIVE)

HBO Max and Cartoon Network has greenlit and acquired several projects for their kids and family live action slate, Variety has learned exclusively. The slate includes two specials based on Mattel’s American Girl franchise and a supernatural romance starring Peyton List. The first American Girl special has the working title “American Girl: Corinne Tan,” inspired … Read more

Harvey Weinstein to Face Testimony From Five Extra Witnesses, but Not Daryl Hannah or Rose McGowan

A Los Angeles judge ruled on Wednesday that five additional witnesses will be allowed to testify against Harvey Weinstein at his upcoming rape trial, but excluded testimony from actresses Rose McGowan and Daryl Hannah. Prosecutors wanted to call 15 witnesses to testify about the producer’s “prior bad acts,” but the judge excluded 10 of them. … Read more

‘No Time to Die’ Director Cary Fukunaga Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Advances by Multiple Young Actresses

“No Time to Die” director Cary Joji Fukunaga has been accused of inappropriate sexual advances by at least three young actresses. In a series of online posts last week, actress Rachelle Vinberg (HBO’s “Betty”) last week accused Fukunaga of taking advantage of their two-decade age difference, claiming he began pressing her into a romantic relationship … Read more

Dueling California Bills Tackle Set Safety

On Jan. 3, two Democratic state senators in California introduced separate bills that would come to represent distinct approaches to tackling safety on film and TV sets in the wake of the Rust tragedy Sens. Anthony Portantino and Dave Cortese introduced Senate Bills 829 and 831, respectively, which both propose further regulating the use of … Read more