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Hollywood, FL, United States

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Past articles by Anita:

Anita Busch Remembers Tom Pollock: Smartest Guy In The Movie Business

Editors note: When he ran Universal Pictures and after he left to partner with Ivan Reitman in Montecito, Tom Pollock was a favorite call for journalists. He was not only a humorous truth teller with a spine, but one of those rare people who left us walking away from a call always feeling smarter for […] → Read More

The Gotham Group Options ‘Stay Up With Hugo Best’ From Author Erin Somers

The novel 'Stay Up With Hugo Best,' published April 2, which follows a young assist. and a late-night comedy host, will become a film. → Read More

Buddy Morra Dies: Comedy Talent Manager Who Helped Launch Billy Crystal’s Career

Buddy Morra, the former talent manager who at one time handled comedians as Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Robert Klein, JoAnn Worley, David Letterman, Martin Mull, Jim Carrey, Marty Short, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Dick Cavett, Woody Allen, Tom Poston, John Pizzarelli, Michael Feinsten, Michae... → Read More

Female Empowerment Comes To Faith-Based Arena With ‘Arise’, About Historic Israeli Leader

The Biblical account of the only female warrior in the history of ancient Israel --Deborah -- is in the works as a faith-based film. → Read More

Disney & Fox Combine For 11 Oscars – A Glimpse Of The Future?

Disney and Fox, which is heading closer to closing its mega-merger, together win 11 Oscars → Read More

‘Roma’s Alfonso Cuarón Sends “Gracias” To The Academy For Recognizing Film About Indigenous Woman

“I want to thank the Academy for recognizing a film centered around an indigenous woman, one of the 70 million domestic workers in the world without work rights, a character that historically… → Read More

Amblin Grabs Feature Spec ‘Distant’ In Pre-Emptive Strike

Amblin picks up 'Distant,' from screenwriter Spenser Cohen ('Extinction'), touted as 'When Harry Meets Sally' meets 'The Martian'. → Read More

Gunpowder & Sky Acquires Suspense Novel ‘Here Lies Daniel Tate’

Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the rights to Cristin Terrill’s award-winning suspense novel Here Lies Daniel Tate to develop into a feature film. They are also partnering with screenwriters Nora Kletter (Queen Sized) and Grainne Belluomo to adapt the book but are changing the protagonist from ma... → Read More

Eminem’s VR ‘Marshall From Detroit’ Sundance Title Releases Today

Fans of Eminem will be happy to learn that his virtual reality experience, 'Marshall From Detroit', releases this morning for free on Oculus → Read More

Nancy Tellem, MGM Board Member, Joins Office Of CEO

Nancy Tellem, the former president of CBS Television who is an MGM board member, will now be working on long-term strategy in the office of the CEO at the company → Read More

‘Shrink,’ Based On ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld’s Comic, Resurrected At Sony For Potential Franchise

'Shrink', a feature project based on Rob Liefeld's comic book about the female psychiatrist and her superhero clients, is being resurrected. → Read More

Brad Anderson To Helm Survival Thriller ‘Existence’ For Tucker Tooley Entertainment

The survival thriller 'Existence' from Anthony Jaswinski ('The Shallows') will be directed by Brad Anderson from Tucker Tooley Entertainment. → Read More

David Farr Set To Script ‘Quatermass’ For Legendary, Hammer

David Farr (The Night Manager) has been tapped to script <emQuatermass for Legendary Entertainment and partner Hammer which promises to be a new take on the iconic British sci-fi hero. → Read More

‘Saint Judy’ Trailer: First Look Of Biopic About LA-Based Immigration Attorney Judy Wood

First trailer 'Saint Judy' (Michelle Monaghan, Common, Alfred Molina and Alfred Woodard), a biopic about immigration attorney Judy Wood. → Read More

STXFilms And Kevin Hart Join For Two Projects, First Up Is ‘Black Friday’

Kevin Hart gets two more projects in development at STXFilms, which distributed the Hart/Bryan Cranston-starrrer 'The Upside' → Read More

How An English Teacher, High Schoolers & A Hollywood Publicist Found Oscar With ‘Period. End Of Sentence.’

Period. End of Sentence.'s Oscar nomination wouldn't have come about without an English teacher, her students and a Hollywood publicist. → Read More

‘Free Solo’: Nat Geo’s Oscar Nominated Feature Documentary’s Camera Dilemma

For NatGeo's Free Solo, co-directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, it was all about chronicling the first-ever free solo climb of El Capitan at Yosemite National Park and they did it in a way that was both breathtaking and suspenseful. → Read More

‘The Favourite’s Oscar Nominated Production Designer Fiona Crombie On The Biggest Challenges

The Favourite's Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton received their first Oscar nominations this morning -- and one of 10 -for the period comedy -- for Best Production Design. → Read More

Glenn Close Says Oscar-Nominated ‘The Wife’ Role Was Unlike Any Other

Glenn Close, who is enjoying her seventh nomination this morning for portraying the woman behind her world-renown writer husband in The Wife told Deadline that the role "was different than anything I had ever done before. → Read More

‘Van Helsing’ SyFy Star Kelly Overton Signs With More/Medavoy

EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Overton, the star of SyFy’s successful one-hour drama series Van Helsing, has signed with More/Medavoy for management representation. Overton also had a recurring role in the HBO s… → Read More