Paul De Rolf, Choreographer for ‘Petticoat Junction’ and Spielberg’s ’1941,’ Dies at 74

Tweet The dancer, actor and director passed away on Thursday in Australia. Paul De Rolf, the choreographer, dancer and actor best known for his work on The Seven Little Foys, The Ten Commandments, Petticoat Junction and Steven Spielberg’s 1941 has died, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He was 74. De Rolf passed away on Thursday in Australia from Alzheimer’s disease. De Rolf acted opposite...
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Directors Guild Elects Thomas Schlamme as New President

Tweet The announcement was made during the Guild’s biennial convention on Saturday. Director Thomas Schlamme has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America as voted by the delegates at the Guild’s national biennial convention at the DGA national headquarters in Los Angeles. “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by my peers to lead our Guild, and I greatly look forward to...
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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ — What You Need to Know Before Seeing It

Tweet To those who have never watched a Transformers movie — as well as those who have simply forgotten everything that happened in earlier installments — there’s much that might seem confusing about promotion for Transformers: The Last Knight… and not simply “Anthony Hopkins, why?” If a primer feels in order before hitting the multiplex, just read on and get up to speed before...
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My Wild Summer With Tom Cruise: Women, Sean Penn and the Making of ‘Risky Business’

Tweet In an exclusive book excerpt, Curtis Armstrong, who would go on to co-star in ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ and ‘Moonlighting,’ reveals on-set raunch and shooting secrets (“Bible study and blow jobs,” girls lined up outside Cruise’s hotel room) of a teen classic made just before the birth of a megastar. You may not know his name, but Curtis Armstrong’s...
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Rep Sheet Roundup: ‘All Eyez on Me’ Producer Signs With APA

Tweet THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact [email protected]. Get with the Program All Eyez on Me producer L.T. Hutton has signed with APA. Along with partner Morgan Creek, his Program Pictures produced...
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Whitney Houston, Laird Hamilton Docs to be Part of Hamptons Film Fest Screening Series

Tweet The SummerDocs series returns for its ninth year as the festival will also host free Friday and Sunday screenings. The Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series will return for its ninth year this summer. Five documentary films will be screened from July 8-Aug. 26 with each screening followed by discussions with filmmakers and subjects led by HIFF co-chairman Alec Baldwin...
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Comedy Actress Roundtable: Exclusive Portraits of Emmy Rossum, America Ferrera, Issa Rae and More

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Reginald Hudlin to Direct Valiant’s Supernatural Superhero Movie ‘Shadowman’ (Exclusive)

Tweet Independent comic book company Valiant Entertainment is continuing its march towards the big screen, with Heat Vision learning that the adaptation of its Shadowman series has brought on new creative team to re-develop the property. Adam Simon, showrunner for WGN America’s Salem, will rewrite a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski based on the supernatural comic book property, sources familiar...
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‘The Mummy’ Director on the Ending’s Terrifying Evolution

Tweet [Warning: This story contains spoilers for The Mummy] With The Mummy, Tom cruise takes on his biggest on-screen transformation yet. The final moments of the film tease a very different type of character for Cruise to sink his teeth into going forward, should he return in titles in Dark Universe, the shared universe Universal is launching with this movie. Cruise’s Nick Morton sacrifices...
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Clock Ticking Down for European Digital Single Market

Tweet Filmmakers, in Europe and Hollywood, fear legislation set to pass this year could destroy the foundations of independent film financing. With the chaos resulting from this week’s British election, the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit and the daily eruptions out of the Trump White House, news from the European Union on its plans for a digital single market (DSM) has slipped out of the headlines. But...
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