Saturday, August 20, 2022

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from August 14th to 20th, 2022 - Update #12

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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TELEVISION - From DeadlineWarner Bros. Discovery has shuttered HBO Max's non-scripted division.  Discovery already has a non-scripted division and HBO Max is supposed to merge with Discovery+, so...

BUSINESS - From Deadline:  Swedish video game company Embracer Group has acquired "Middle-earth Enterprises," a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, which owns the intellectual property catalogue and worldwide rights to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Financial terms of the sale were not revealed.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  Viewership of streaming programming surpassed that of cable TV for the first time in July, Nielsen reported.

NETFLIX - From Deadline:  Netflix has released a teaser trailer for "Wednesday," which is director Tim Burton's re-imagining of "The Addams Family."

ACADEMY AWARDS - From AlJazeeraThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native-American activist who endured abuse when she took a stand at the 1973 Academy Awards against anti-Indigenous racism in the U.S. film industry.  The Academy will host Littlefeather, now 75, for an evening of conversation and healing on September 17th, 2022.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Robert De Niro will star in Warner Bros' mob drama, "Wise Guys," which will be directed by Oscar-winner, Barry Levinson.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  The very busy Kenya Barris ("Black-ish") will write and direct a re-imagining of "The Wizard of Oz" for Warner Bros.

MOVIES - From Variety:   Actress Bryce Dallas Howard says she was paid so much less than her costar, Chris Pratt, on the "Jurassic World" sequels, but that Pratt did fight for pay equity.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro:  The winner of the 8/12 to 8/14/2022 weekend box office is "Bullet Train" with an estimated take of 13.4 million dollars.

CRIME - From YahooPolitics:  The FBI's search warrant for Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property has been released and can be read at the "Yahoo" link.


From Deadline:  German film director, Wolfgang Petersen, has died at the age of 81, Friday, August 12, 2022.  He came to prominence in America with his West German war film, "Das Boot" (1981).  He earned two of the film's six Academy Award nominations, "Best Director" and "Best Adapted Screenplay."  He would go on to direct some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and action films, including "In the Line of Fire" (1993), "Outbreak" (1995), "Air Force One" (1997), and "The Perfect Storm" (2000), to name a few.

From THR:  Prolific film and television character actress, Denise Dowse, had died at the age of 64, Saturday, August 13, 2022.  She appeared in numerous film and said that her roles in "Ray" (2004) and "Coach Carter" (2005) were her favorites.  Her extensive TV career including recurring roles in "Beverly Hills, 90210," "The Guardian" and HBO's "Insecure."

From GuardianUK:  The television, film, and stage actress, Anne Heche, has died at the age of 53, Thursday, August 11, 2022 after being declared "brain dead."  She first came to fame as the twins "Vicky Hudson" and "Marley Love" on the daytime soap opera, "Another World" from 1987-91, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award.  She came to prominence in the mid to late 1990s in a number of prestigious films, including "Donnie Brasco" (1997), "Psycho" (1998), and "Six Day, Seven Nights" (1998).  In recent years, she had recurring roles on such television series as NBC's "Chicago P.D." and CBS' former series, "All Rise."

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