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  • Roger Ebert Widow Says Critic Would Have Given 'Life Itself' 'Two Thumbs Up'

    Roger Ebert was remembered Monday as a critic whose love of movies was second only to his zest for life at the New York premiere of "Life Itself." The Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebert became famous for the long-running "At the Movies" program with Gene...
  • Fox Taps Two for Writers Intensive Fellowship Program

    Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox TV have set a development pact with writing partners Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft after tapping the pair as its Fox Writers Intensive fellows for 2014. Gonzalez (pictured left) and Haft (pictured right) were chosen...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago
    It looks like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are going to have some company when they start filming again in Chicago. Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama “Empire” has been picked up by Fox and will likely film in...
  • Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago

    Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago
    Gabourey Sidibe will join fellow Oscar nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels' upcoming pilot for Fox, “Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin filming in Chicago this month but will be...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox
    Hip-hop is coming to Fox. The network has picked up "Empire," an urban-flavored drama from writer-director Lee Daniels ("Precious," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") for its upcoming schedule. The Imagine Television/20th Century Fox Television series is...
  • Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire' Gets Series Order at Fox

    "Empire," the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough...
  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
  • LA Screenings' Pick-Up List

    Disney/ABC ABC Studios is selling a diverse slate of new hours as well as a trio of unique comedies. On the drama side, "Marvel's Agent Carter" and "The Whispers" may hold the most global appeal, but others have potential as well. "Agent Carter," the...
  • Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'

    Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'
    Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...