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Helen Hunt Joins ‘Blindspotting’ Series at Starz

Helen Hunt has signed on for a role in the upcoming “Blindspotting” series at Starz, Variety has learned. Hunt joins previously announced series lead Jasmine Cephas Jones, who is reprising the role of Ashley from the film on which the series is based. Variety exclusively reported yesterday that Benjamin Earl Turner, …read more

Aardman, Bandai Namco Entertainment Team For New Transmedia IP – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, Aardman and Bandai Namco team to create new trans-media IP, About Premium Content sells “Man in Room 301,” Filmlance International will adapt “Jana Kippo” for TV and BBC Three sets a new esports docuseries for BBC iPlayer. DEVELOPMENT Stop motion pioneers Aardman are teaming with video …read more

‘Soul’ Review: From the Minds Behind ‘Inside Out’ Comes an Even Deeper Look at What Makes People Tick

Where do people get their personalities? Do parents play a part, or are such things somehow determined before birth? For centuries, doctors of psychology, doctors of philosophy and doctors of theology have contributed their thoughts on the subject, but the latest breakthrough comes from another kind of doctor entirely: Pete …read more

‘Vikings’ Season 6 Final Episodes to Premiere on Amazon Before History Channel

“Vikings” Season 6 will roll out its final episodes on Amazon prior to airing on its linear home on History Channel. The last 10 episodes of the show’s final season will drop on Amazon in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Ireland on Dec. 30. They will then roll out …read more

Pepsi Will Sponsor a Buzzy New Music Competition With Fat Joe on Triller

NBC has “The Voice.” Pepsi hopes to build a similar phenomenon with “Your Wildest Dreams.” The beverage giant will launch a virtual hip-hop talent competition on Triller, the social-networking app that helps users edit and synchronize videos to backing tracks that is owned by producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media. Over …read more

‘Once Upon a Time in Venezuela’ Review: Subtly Powerful Documentary Probes a Ghost Town in the Making

Propped shakily over the lapping waters of Lake Maracaibo in the Caribbean-facing northeast corner of Venezuela, the tiny settlement of Congo Mirador is as tranquil as it is far-flung, but only the most obtuse of passing backpackers would describe it as idyllic. Impoverished and increasingly depopulated as it bears the …read more

Upscale TV Dramas Take Pride of Place at China’s Virtual Pavilion

Chinese companies unveiled a slate of high production value drama series ranging from historical war epics to contemporary shows set against the backdrop of modern cityscapes to lure foreign buyers at Singapore’s Asia TV Forum (ATF) on Tuesday. Presented as part of the China Pavilion, the 30-minute showcase streamed at …read more

Ichiyama Shozo Offers Helping Hand to Younger Filmmaking Generation

Legendary Japanese producer Ichiyama Shozo encouraged young filmmakers not to give up despite the challenging climate brought upon by digital revolution and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He recounted his 30-year career at a talk at the Singapore International Film Festival, part of the Singapore Media Festival. Despite having worked with …read more

Sia, Steve Aoki, Travis Barker Set to Perform on ‘MTV Movie and TV Awards: Greatest of All Time’

Artist and filmmaker Sia will perform at the “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time,” set to premiere on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The nine-time Grammy nominee’s newest single, “Courage To Change,” comes from her upcoming album and film “Music” movies, starring Maddie Ziegler as a nonverbal …read more

Netflix Unveils ‘Song Exploder Volume 2’ Trailer Featuring Dua Lipa, The Killers and More (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released a trailer for “Song Exploder Volume 2,” and Starz debuted a first look at its upcoming original series, “Run the World.” DATES HBO Sports and Major League Baseball are teaming up to produce “Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story,” set to …read more