The Marksman Trailer: Rancher Liam Neeson Vs. Cartel Assassins

Liam Neeson guns down cartel assassins in the name of justice in new trailer for action thriller The Marksman.








SOURCE: | Jon Fuge
December 8, 2020

Aged action superstar Liam Neeson is back, and this time, it’s still personal. Despite claiming several times over the years that he has retired from the genre of revenge-style action movies, The Marksman is the newest piece of evidence that proves the actor just cannot walk away. The Marksman finds Neeson in familiar territory as an ex-Marine rancher who is forced to once again rely on his particular set of skills in order to thwart a gang of cartel assassins.


The Sound & The Flurry: How Podcasts Are Becoming A Hollywood Gold Mine








SOURCE: | Peter White
December 7, 2020

The number of podcasts being adapted for television is set to explode over the course of the next few years, with audio IP rivaling books as Hollywood’s go-to source for inspiration.

The podcasting business has been a growing source of intellectual property for the small screen for the last couple of years with the likes of Amazon’s Homecoming, USA Network’s Dirty John and ABC’s Alex, Inc. But Deadline understands that the number of podcasts in various stages of development to be adapted is now well into three figures. These includes the likes of Wondery’s crime drama Over My Dead Body and cult drama Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment, paranormal series Welcome to Night Vale, Neil Strauss’ investigative series To Live and Die In LA, basketball cheat scandal Whistleblower, Australian crime series The Teacher’s Pet, ESPN’s 30 for 30 on Clippers owner Donald Sterling The Sterling Affairs, and sci-fi drama Girl In Space.

‘Cherry’: Russo Brothers Tease Ambitious Visual Approach, Tom Holland’s “Exceptional” Performance

SOURCE: | Gregory Lawrence
December 5, 2020

If you only know Joe and Anthony Russo from their Marvel films like Avengers: Infinity War, and only know Tom Holland from his Marvel role as Spider-Man in Marvel films like, um, Avengers: Infinity War, then their upcoming film Cherry might leave you not feeling so good. Coming to Apple TV+ on March 12, 2021, the film stars Holland as a PTSD-suffering veteran who returns home to deal with opioid addiction, financial destitution, and the eventual descent into bank robbery madness. Peter Parker would blush!



2 Cleveland bakers win Netflix baking competition ‘Sugar Rush Christmas’


Two local bakers brought home a big prize after winning a competition on Netflix’s “Sugar Rush Christmas.”

SOURCE: News 5 Cleveland | Camryn Justice
December 5, 2020

CLEVELAND — Two local bakers brought home a big prize after winning a competition on Netflix’s “Sugar Rush Christmas.”

Katie Gayner and Anthony Radencic from Cleveland took down three other teams in the competition to win it all.

Radencic said a casting agent for the show reached out and encouraged him to apply for the show after he posted about baking on the online forum Reddit.



‘The Marksman’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Takes On A Mexican Cartel In His Latest Action-Thriller

SOURCE: The Playlist | Charles Barfield
December 5, 2020

Another month, another Liam Neeson film where he’s a man with a particular set of skills and up against seemingly unfavorable odds. This time, no one in his family was, uh, taken. Instead, he gains a kid that he has to protect in the upcoming film, “The Marksman.”

As seen in the trailer for “The Marksman,” Neeson plays a former Marine sharpshooter that lives in a border town in Arizona. While out and about, he comes across a woman and her son trying to enter the U.S. illegally. When the mother is suddenly killed, she entrusts Neeson with her young son and a mission to take him to some family in Chicago, while one of the most ruthless Mexican drug cartels is hot on their tracks. Will Neeson survive? Of course, he will; we know how this movie is going to play out! But it’s always fun to watch!


Commercial Producers Agree To Covid-19 Testing In New Pact With DGA, IATSE & Teamsters

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SOURCE: | David Robb
December 4, 2020

A multi-union coalition of Hollywood unions has reached an agreement with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for new return-to-work protocols that largely mirror those adopted by the film and TV industry in September. Testing for the coronavirus is one of the major changes in the new AICP agreement, and now brings testing on commercial shoots more in line with those used on film and TV productions. The AICP says its member companies account for 85% of all domestic commercials aired nationally

The AICP’s agreement with the DGA, IATSE and the Teamsters, which was reached after weeks of negotiations, includes new Covid-19 testing guidelines, paid Covid-19 sick leave, on-set Covid-19 compliance managers, and a system of “zones” to ensure that different sections of a production can be tightly controlled to protect actors and background performers while they’re not wearing masks during shoots.



‘The Marksman’: Liam Neeson Action Pic Targets Early 2021 Release

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SOURCE: | Anthony D’Alessandro
December 3, 2020

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Open Road Films has another Liam Neeson action movie, The Marksman, and they’ll be going wide with the pic on Jan. 22, 2021.

Directed by Robert Lorenz, Neeson plays Jim in The Marksman, a hardened rancher in an Arizona border town who helps a young boy escape across America while being chased by the leaders of a Mexican drug cartel. The film was produced by Lorenz along with Tai Duncan, Warren Goz, Eric Gold and Mark Williams.


Daytime Emmys And Rest Of NATAS Awards Shows To Stay Virtual For 2021









SOURCE: | Patrick Hipes
December 1, 2020

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Tuesday that it has decided to keep its slate of awards shows virtual in 2021, meaning the organization’s Daytime Emmys, Sports Emmys, News & Documentary Emmys and Technology & Engineering Emmys will be online-only again next year.

NATAS was among the first awards shows to shift to virtual ceremonies as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the spring. Its marquee Daytime Emmys were presented in primetime on CBS in July, while the others were livestreamed on the organization’s dedicated platform.

‘Cherry’ First Look: Apple Heads for Oscars with Tom Holland’s Hard-Hitting Drama

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SOURCE: IndieWire | Zack Sharf
November 24, 2020

Tom Holland scored Oscar buzz during the 2012-2013 awards season for his supporting performance in “The Impossible,” and now he’s back on Oscar pundits’ radar with his upcoming drama “Cherry.” Based on the 2018 novel by Nico Walker, the film reunites Holland with his Marvel Cinematic Universe directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who are diving into a hard-hitting character study after the record-breaking success of “Avengers: Endgame.” Vanity Fair has the official first look at “Cherry,” including new stills of Holland and his co-star Ciara Bravo.