ESPN Is Sent on New Trajectory at Disney

After committing billions over the past few years to snare valuable sports rights, Disney is signaling it might play a more careful game when it comes to ESPN. Disney on Wednesday unveiled a new corporate structure that pulls ESPN out of its shared structure with the bulk of

Seth MacFarlane Signs With WME

WME has signed Seth MacFarlane as well as his production company Fuzzy Door. He was previously repped by CAA and continues to be repped by Jackoway Austen and manager Joy Fehily. MacFarlane is best known for creating “Family Guy,” the animated comedy that has been running on

Owen Wilson Goes Full Bob Ross in ‘Paint’ Trailer

IFC has dropped the trailer and art for its upcoming comedy “Paint,” and leading man Owen Wilson goes full-on Bob Ross mode in it. The film stars Wilson as Carl Nagyl, Vermont’s top TV painter who has everything going for him, from a fanbase to a van and even a perm, until a

Europe Steps in to Support Edgy Muslim Stories

While the final five in the international category at the Oscars ended up being mostly Eurocentric, the shortlist was one of the most diverse. Especially notable are the number of edgy stories set in different Muslim societies. They come not only from the Arab world such as

Foreign Films Surge With Oscar Interest

Slowly but surely, the Oscars are starting to reflect the best in international film, rather than simply celebrating the most impressive achievements in American (and occasionally English, Irish and Australian) production. That’s a good thing for world cinema — to be