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  • WarnerMedia CEO shakes up company with layoffs and focus on HBO Max

    08/08/2020 12:48:32 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/7/2020 | Lauren Feiner
    WarnerMedia’s new CEO, Jason Kilar, announced a management shake-up Friday that promotes its streaming executive Andy Forssell to lead a new HBO Max operating business unit. Kilar also announced layoffs, and the departure of some top executives.
  • WarnerMedia Layoffs Expected to Hit Warner Bros., HBO

    08/09/2020 5:19:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/9/2020 | Brian Steinberg
    WarnerMedia is expected to let go of at least 800 staffers at its Warner Bros. and HBO operations as part of a broad restructuring put in place by the unit’s CEO, Jason Kilar. Warner Bros. is expected to commence layoffs of around 650 people starting Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, while HBO is seen shedding between 150 and 175 staffers.
  • Warner Bros. says newspaper out to 'malign' Richard Jewell by requesting disclaimer for female reporter

    12/10/2019 2:40:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    EW ^ | 12 10 2019 | Sydney Bucksbaum
    The controversy surrounding Richard Jewell is heating up. Warner Bros. has released a statement responding to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s demand for a disclaimer saying the late journalist Kathy Scruggs (portrayed in the film by Olivia Wilde) did not sleep with an FBI source for information in real life. “The film is based on a wide range of highly credible source material,” the studio’s statement, obtained by EW, says. “There is no disputing that Richard Jewell was an innocent man whose reputation and life were shredded by a miscarriage of justice. It is unfortunate and the ultimate irony that the...
  • Could the next Willy Wonka be a woman? Warner Bros are 'considering casting female actress as the titular chocolatier in upcoming prequel'

    01/31/2020 6:30:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2020 | William Cole
    Willy Wonka could reportedly return to screens as a woman in a new prequel film. Bosses at Warner Bros. are allegedly considering taking on a female actress to play the role of the iconic chocolatier, after two previous adaptations starred Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder. It's also been reported that after Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the character from the Dahl estate in 2016, they are in the process of putting together a production team for the film.
  • Colin Farrell confirmed as The Penguin in Warner Bros. The Batman by director Matt Reeves after the first photos leak from the London set

    01/07/2020 9:23:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2020 | Brian Gallagher
    Months after it was first reported that Colin Farrell will be playing The Penguin in Warner Bros.' The Batman, director Matt Reeves has confirmed the news. The director took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that Farrell is indeed playing the Penguin, sharing a GIF of Farrell from the 2008 movie In Bruges with the caption, 'Wait - Is that you, #Oz?' along with a bat emoji. 'Oz' is a reference to The Penguin's given name, Oswald Cobblepot, and the tweet comes hours after the first photos of Farrell leaked from the London set.
  • In era of mass murder, Warner Bros' JOKER will be too much for many

    09/11/2019 2:44:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Sep 11, 2019 | Steven Zeitchik
    The film is "Joker," and while it comes in the form of a comic-book movie, it is the opposite of light. The movie focuses on the pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, circa early 1980s Gotham - a sad-sack clown slowly unraveling u At the Venice premiere, a moviegoer approached Phillips and said he thought Paris would burn as a result of the movie. Stephanie Zacharek wrote that Phoenix's character "could easily be adopted as the patron saint of incels," referring to the "involuntary celibates" group of frustrated males whose beliefs have come up in several mass killings. "In America, there's a mass...
  • Warner Bros. announces 'Matrix 4' starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss

    08/20/2019 7:38:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 52 replies
    "Matrix 4" has officially been greenlit! Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity while Lana Wachowski, who co-created the original trilogy, is also attached to the project. Lana will co-write, direct and produce the film. She will be joined by writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as producer Grant Hill, according to Variety. Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced the news on Tuesday.
  • Ellen DeGeneres has told executives she’s ready to ‘shut down show’: reports

    07/31/2020 8:46:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    news.com.au ^ | AUGUST 1, 2020 12:32PM | Bronte Coy
    Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly ready to call it quits on her show amid mounting pressure and a storm of negative publicity around toxic workplace allegations. According to the Daily Mail, the host, 62, has told executives at TelePictures and Warner Bros that she’s had enough and wants to walk away. “She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,” a source told the publication. “The truth is she knew what was going on, it’s her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive...
  • Director Ava DuVernay Demands Resistance Against Trump: ‘Silence Is No Longer an Option’ (revealing the real goal)

    06/04/2020 11:52:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Ava DuVernay, director of Warner Bros. The New Gods and Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, demanded that people “resist,” protest, and organize against President Donald Trump or else they’re “part of the problem.” “If you’re not resisting, protesting, organizing or speaking against this filth that Trump demands, you are a part of it,” said Ava DuVernay on Wednesday in the wake of the police involved death of George Floyd. “It’s really simple. Speak up. Silence is no longer an option.” DuVernay deleted the tweet.
  • Disney, Netflix, Nike, Warner Bros, NFL, Amazon, Hulu openly support riot instigators

    06/01/2020 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 31st 2020 | Billy D
    Following up on companies like Sony, Funimation, and NetherRealm Studios showing their true colors, various other corporations have stepped out of the shadows to openly make it known that they are traitors of peace, and betrayers of the American people. You can find the full list for the Traitors of America here. One of the original instigators of race baiting and sowing the seeds of corporate treason in America, Nike, was also one of the first to start the corporate bandwagon to pit America against itself when they tweeted out the following on May 29th, 2020. LetÂ’s all be part...
  • Trump Video That Used ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Score Removed After Warner Bros. Takes Legal Action (Tr)

    04/10/2019 7:44:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | April 10, 2019 | ERIN NYREN
    President Trump’s latest 2020 campaign video was removed from Twitter Tuesday night after Warner Brothers Pictures requested it be taken down due to the use of music from “The Dark Knight Rises'” score in the clip. “The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a Warner Brothers spokesperson said in a statement before the removal. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.” The two-minute video not only utilized Hans Zimmer’s “Why Do We Fall?” from the 2012 threequel, but also shared the font used for the...
  • Michael B Jordan pegged as potential Superman replacement after news Henry Cavill will not [tr]

    09/12/2018 12:44:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2018 | Staff
    Henry Cavill is hanging up his Superman cape after five years as the superhero. And rumors are already circulating about who will take the role of the DC Comics favorite. Michael B Jordan's name has been at the top of many lists, according to Deadline, who reported movie studio Warner Bros. 'has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time.'
  • Henry Cavill is OUT for good as Superman after 'refusing a cameo appearance in Warner Bros [tr]

    09/12/2018 11:42:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2018 | Joanna Crawley
    He's been in the blue suit for five years. But Henry Cavill is reportedly hanging up his Superman cape as scheduling conflicts lead Warner Bros to rule out any future appearances for the actor as the DC Extended Universe superhero. The Hollywood Reporter write that Henry, who has played Superman in three films, can't commit to a planned cameo in Shazam! and the studio is now also reportedly putting a stop to any future appearances in the franchise.
  • The Big Bang Theory to end in 2019 with final season

    08/22/2018 2:48:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 88 replies
    EW ^ | August 22, 2018
    Shock news: The Big Bang Theory will end in 2019. Warner Bros. just announced the CBS mega-hit comedy will have its final episode next year. The conclusion will mark the end of the longest-running multi-camera series in television history. In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said, “We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring...
  • Fantastic Beasts panel gets political at Comic-Con: 'Impeach Trump!'

    07/21/2018 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    Ew ^ | 7/21/18 | J Hibberd
    ....When the cast of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter prequel was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life, costar Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) shot back: “Impeach Trump!” That was met with plenty of cheers in the room....
  • Warner Bros. said to develop Michael Brown movie

    06/24/2017 9:12:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 19, 2017 | Veneta Rizvic
    Warner Bros. is developing a movie about Michael Brown's death, according to a Hollywood trade publication. The studio has acquired the rights to the memoir written by Lezley McSpadden, Brown’s mother, according to Tracking Board. The memoir is titled “Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.”
  • Blu-ray review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ (Extended Edition) has more to love

    01/02/2016 9:49:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Celebrity Cafe ^ | 12.30.2015
    Back on Nov. 17, Warner Bros. released the long-awaited, extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The film adds just 20 extra minutes, but packs a lot of emotion into those minutes. By now, most of us have seen the Hobbit movies and it can probably be agreed that Peter Jackson created amazing pieces of art. However, most of us wished for more in-depth scenes or more face time for a favorite character. With the extended edition, we get both, plus two full discs of bonus features. A few scenes were extended with just a couple...
  • 'Gilligan's Island' headed to the bigscreen

    03/03/2010 1:50:47 AM PST · by tlb · 83 replies · 3,126+ views
    Variety ^ | Mar. 2, 2010 | DAVE MCNARY
    The seven castaways of "Gilligan's Island" have found a home at Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment. The studio and production company have begun development on a feature film based on the iconic CBS sitcom, which generated solid ratings during its three seasons between 1964 and 1967 and then found something close to eternal life in syndication. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are onboard to produce for Atlas, with Brad Copeland penning the screenplay. Original show producer Sherwood Schwartz is aboard to exec produce along with son Lloyd Schwartz. Plans are for a contempo take on the well-known premise and characters,...
  • Bugs Bunny at 75: 'The Wascally Wabbit' looks to the future

    07/28/2015 11:21:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Meredith Hamilton
    A “hare-raising” 75 years has passed since Bugs Bunny made his motion picture debut. The Warner Bros. icon everybody knows and loves first appeared on July 27, 1940 in “Wild Hare,” a cartoon short directed by Tex Avery. The clip features a wily Bugs Bunny outsmarting Elmer Fudd, who hunts for a “silly wabbit” in vain. Warner Bros. made several rabbit cartoons in earlier years, but they were not the same as the distinctive cotton-tailed “Bugs” featured in July of 1940. Bugs Bunny was an “instant star,” He became one of the world’s best-known cartoon characters, starring in more than...
  • Netflix Lands TV Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

    05/02/2015 10:47:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Variety ^ | April 29, 2015 | Andrew Wallenstein, Debra Birnbaum
    Netflix is cooking up “Green Eggs and Ham” with help from the estate of Dr. Seuss, executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. TV Group. A 13-episode animated TV series will be adapted from the classic 1960 children’s book, continuing the adventures of some of its characters. Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content, channeled Dr. Seuss’ famous meter in announcing the deal: