Neve Campbell passes on lowball SCREAM 6 offer from PARAMOUNT
FX sets FARGO Season 5 leads incl JON HAMM / BUZZFEED stock plummets 40% / APPLE gets next Steve McQueen pic
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY June 7, 2022.
Where this Fall you’ll finally be able to edit iMessage texts after you send them or even recall them as well, with the release of iOS 16 (is there also an “automatically activate after 3 beers 🍻” function that one could sync with an Apple Watch? asking for a friend).
Although SUBSTACK still somehaw can’t hook a brother up with the same ability ofr his newsletter. Not that I need it 😁.
PLUS: The COLORADO AVALANCHE will be in the NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS, blanking the EDMONTON OILERS 4 games to 0 last night. Will play either the TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING or NY RANGERS 🙏.
📽 THE SILVER SCREEN
AMAZON looking to buy US & a few international territories, and both talent have clauses in their deal for AMAZON execs to save all the “fun” name rhyming comments in meetings with them.
About a married couple who have secrets come out about each other’s pasts and… everything’s totally cool 👍. Will shoot this Summer. /Deadline
The “12 Years A Slave” filmmaker’s next pic is “Blitz”, set in WWII England.
Will shoot later this year, NEW REGENCY is producing, no price indicated or talent attached as of yet. /Deadline
ALSO IN MOVIES
PARAMOUNT is also being sued for not securing the rights from the original article that was “sourced” for the original “Top Gun” pic (“sourced” was the credit given in the movie). The rights reverted to the writer’s family after 35 years and PAR didn’t think it important to get them again… and the family uh disagrees. Seems like something that will go on for a while despite the family’s request to immediately pull the movie from release #yaHuh. THR has more legal minutia in the link 👆 if you’re inclined.
TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL Senior programmer Steve Gravestock is leaving after this year’s Fest, capping off a 25 year run with TIFF, primarily programming the Canadian films 🇨🇦. /THR
📝 IN OTHER WORDS - SCREAM edition
“I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise.”
- NEVE CAMBELL passing on PARAMOUNT’s $$ offer for “Scream 6”. Pic is shooting this Summer, so… hoping writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick didn’t have any important plans for the rest of June.
No word on what the offer actually was - although perhaps PARAMOUNT may dig into that extra $4 Million “Top Gun” money they found from the weekend to make it happen.
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📺 THE TV SET
Where FX apparently took advantage of CAA’s famous “J talent” packaging discount… (ok fine yes Juno is at UTA 🙄). Not many details other than it’s set in 2019 and deals with 2 questions:
When is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?
I mean, clever - but is it seriously that hard to just write a logline? 🤷♂️ Series creator Noah Hawley returning for this round as well. /Variety
Called “Tiny Beautiful Things”, about a woman who becomes an anonymous, revered advice columinst as her life is falling apart.
Eight, 30 min episodes. Reese Witherspoon & Laura Dern are exec producing, Liz Tigelaar (“Little Fires Everywhere”) is showrunning. /THR
ALSO IN TV
Minus Thursday Night Football which will now be “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Welcome to Flatch” and “Call Me Kat”.
Delayed Country series “Monarch” will be Tuesday’s at 9p (with a Sunday night premiere launch following NFL Football on 9/11). /THR
WBD is launching a Comedic Voices bootcamp program from their DEI initiatives - a week-long program to find new voices for Late Night & Unscripted genres. Application process open til July 1 here, bootcamp will happen in October. /THR
📝 IN OTHER WORDS - LASSO edition
“We are writing it like that. It was planned as three. Spoiler alert: Everyone dies.”
No word if the WBD #MoneyTruck (you know Zaz loves to ride shotgun) has made it’s way to Brett’s house after being rebuffed at Sudeikis’s.
💻 THE MEDIA BIZ
Eh honestly I’m tired of writing about him and TWITTER and the worst case of buyers remorse since AT&T and… well everything they bought in the 2010s.
So here’s a link if you’re more inclined than I am for his latest attempt to back out of his deal yesterday… but otherwise - moving on.
Essentially… a stock lockup period expired at the 6 month mark after going public this week, thus allowing many of BUZZFEED’s initial investors to dump the stock if they deem that uh, well they want to. /Yahoo Finance
Thus everyone fears a bunch of shares will be dumped on the market which would lessen the value of said BZFD shares. #toolate
Mostly licensed TV Shows & Movies in Spanish, or English programming dubbed in Spanish, although there is some original exclusive content.
The Espacio will also have over 50 streaming channels to watch so… kind of a hub within a hub deal, plus the ability to add on Spanish pay-streaming services. /Deadline
ALSO IN MEDIA
Tom Brady & Michael Strahan’s RELIGION OF SPORTS production company raised another $50 Million in a Series B round of funding (how much is that in crypto?).
Primarily from SHAMROCK CAPITAL, infamously known as being the owner of TAYLOR SWIFT’s uh… old (?) catalog.
ROS co-founder Gotham Chopra says the money will be used into non-sports programming and music. #BradyComesAlive /Variety
This is on top of about $13 Million raised in previous financing rounds. /Forbes
🏦 STOCK NOTES:
Relatively quiet day outside of BUZZFEED.
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👩💻 NEW TO WATCH:
OWN “All Rise” season 3, 8p
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” hits PVOD $20 home rental
🎥 TRAILER HOUSE
NETFLIX “Locke & Key” Season 3 teaser trailer - The final season PREMIERES WED AUG 10
NETFLIX also launched their Geeked Week thing yesterday and uh… I mean they basically threw up too many spots for me to put here so - a list of some things:
“Resident Evil” series trailer
“The Sandman” series teaser
“Manifest” S4 sneak peek
“The Midnight Club” series teaser
“1899” series teaser
HBOMAX “The Gordita Chronicles” series trailer - Exec produced by Eva Longoria & Zoe Saldana, about a family of 4 from the DR who moves to Miami in 1985. Nice spot, looks fun! PREMIERES THU JUNE 23
AMAZON PRIME “A League of Their Own” series teaser - 30 secs of images set to “Edge of Seventeen” so… very tease-y. PREMIERES FRI AUG 12
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