‘Hotel Rwanda’s Terry George Looks At Armenian Genocide With ‘The Promise:’ Toronto Q&A

The last time he introduced a hot button film on a genocidal campaign at the Toronto Film Festival, Terry George came away with momentum that infused Hotel Rwanda with the momentum it needed to break through and make a global impact. He’s back here with The Promise, a sweeping drama set against the backdrop of the WWI…

via ‘Hotel Rwanda’s Terry George Looks At Armenian Genocide With ‘The Promise:’ Toronto Q&A — Deadline

Lee Daniels Fox Series ‘Star’ Loses Showrunner Over Creative Differences

There will be a change up top of Lee Daniels’ upcoming Fox series “Star,” as showrunner Charles Murray has departed the music drama, Variety has confirmed. Murray exited over “differing visions” with co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy, according to an insider, who adds that the split was amicable. Prior to joining “Star,” Murray was on “Sons……

via Lee Daniels Fox Series ‘Star’ Loses Showrunner Over Creative Differences — Variety

Mel Gibson Calls ‘Batman v Superman’ a ‘Piece of S–t’

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has another vocal detractor: Mel Gibson. “It’s a piece of s–t,” the 60-year-old director told Deadline at the Venice Film Festival. “I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic-book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know….…

via Mel Gibson Calls ‘Batman v Superman’ a ‘Piece of S–t’ — Variety

‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Replaces Donald Trump in First Teaser

Getting fired is going to be even more daunting as Arnold Schwarzenegger steps into Donald Trump’s shoes as the boss in NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” In the first look at the new season, Schwarzenegger semi-reprises his “The Terminator” role as the promo pays homage to the iconic science-fiction franchise that made the former “Governator” a household name….…

via ‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Replaces Donald Trump in First Teaser — Variety

The Guardians of the Galaxy Will Be in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Vin Diesel Confirms

What Groot lacks in vocabulary, Vin Diesel made up for by spilling some Marvel news. In a Facebook live video that aired on the actor’s personal page on Friday, Diesel confirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in the upcoming Avengers movie “Infinity War.” “Now, the Guardians will be included in ‘Avengers: Infinity […]

via The Guardians of the Galaxy Will Be in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Vin Diesel Confirms — Variety

TV Ad Growth Overshadowed by Surge of Digital Giants Like Facebook, Google

Ad revenue in the U.S. TV industry is enjoying a brief rebound thanks to higher pricing in the upfront and scatter marketplaces. But while the Big Four TV conglomerates celebrate single-digit ad-revenue growth, they may want to look outside their sector for a reality check. Over the past few months, Facebook has managed to surpass the……

via TV Ad Growth Overshadowed by Surge of Digital Giants Like Facebook, Google — Variety