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  • Jay Z and Will Smith Team Up For Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

    Jul 27, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Following up on their work as producers on the 2014 remake of “Annie,” Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up for a miniseries on slain teen Emmett Till. Deadline reports that Jigga and his partner Jay Brown of Roc Nation, Smith and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment and Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment will serve […]

  • Will Smith Set for Paramount’s Action-Thriller ‘Bounty’

    Feb 20, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Paramount Pictures has picked up Sascha Penn’s spec script “Bounty,” with Will Smith attached to star. The Boston-set story has Smith playing a man wrongly convicted of murder. He escapes from prison determined to prove his innocence — a nearly impossible task after the widow of the man he supposedly killed puts a $10 million […]

  • Will Smith Bringing ‘Hitch’ to Television Via Fox TV

    Oct 23, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Will Smith will executive produce a small screen version of his film “Hitch’ through a new deal with Fox TV, reports Deadline.com. The romantic comedy series will be based on the hit 2005 movie which starred Smith as love guru Hitch who ironically becomes a fumbling mess when around the woman he has a major […]

  • Will Smith Developing Annual New Year’s Eve Special

    May 23, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Will Smith and his production company Overbrook Entertainment are reportedly developing a New Year’s Eve television special that would be similar to Dick Clark Productions’ “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” An insider tells the New York Post, “As of now, it’s being shopped to the networks. It would feature musical performances, possibly one by […]

  • BET Picks Up Repeats of ‘The Queen Latifah Show’

    Mar 20, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *BET is expanding its late-night talk block with the acquisition of Sony Pictures Television’s “The Queen Latifah Show,” notes The Hollywood Reporter. The syndicated daytime talk and variety show will join the network’s lineup on Monday, March 31, where it will be paired with repeats of “The Wendy Williams Show,” which BET nabbed in 2009. Both […]

  • Sony Swoops Rights to Graphic Novel ‘The Harlem Hellfighters’

    Mar 10, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to “World War Z” author Max Brooks’ soon-to-be published graphic novel “The Harlem Hellfighters,” about the U.S. Army’s 369th infantry regiment, an African-American unit fighting in Europe during World War I. The famed infantry regiment, which spent more time in direct combat than any other American unit during the […]