EXCLUSIVE: Emmy Award-winner Johan Renck has signed with WME.
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EXCLUSIVE: Buchwald has signed Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose Cyrus for worldwide representation in all areas.
A country star and actor nearly three decades into his career, Billy Ray Cyrus is perhaps best known for starring opposite his daughter, Miley Cyrus, on Disney Channel’s smash hit teen series Hannah Montana, which spurred the release of narrative and concert films and launched Miley into the stratosphere, as a musical artist. Billy Ray also created and starred in the CMT comedy series Still the King, which ran for two seasons, appearing prior to that on the show Doc. In addition to Hannah Montana: The Movie, film credits include Mulholland Drive, Christmas Comes Home to Canaan, and The Spy Next Door, to name just a few.
Billy Ray exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard album chart and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. After seeing his lead single “Achy Breaky Heart” go multi-platinum — becoming the first song ever to achieve triple platinum status in Australia — he went on to release back-to-back hits including “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and “Some Gave All.”
On the heels of Ray’s second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be the Last, featuring the tunes “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New,” his success continued dozens more singles that redefined country music. More recently, he broke records alongside Lil Nas X with the worldwide smash “Old Town Road (Remix ft. Billy Ray Cyrus),” which came in as the highest certified song in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America, when it went 14x platinum in
EXCLUSIVE: Emmy Award-winner Johan Renck has signed with WME.
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S Club Juniors star Stacey McClean has split from her husband Fraser Franks after a decade together. The pop star, 34, who shot to fame during the 2000s in the spin off S Club 7 group, took to Instagram on Thursday to confirm her separation from her footballer husband, 33.The couple had been together for 10 years and said their daughter Nellie, four years old, is "the only thing that matters" following the split. Sharing the news with her 15K followers alongside a snap of their daughter, Stacey wrote: "Hello.
hit the market with a whopping price tag of $49 million.But at a preview of his new retrospective exhibit “Billy Joel: My Life — A Piano Man’s Journey” at the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, Joel hedged about movin’ out from his lavish Oyster Bay property — which is reportedly now off the market — or the LI stomping grounds where he grew up in Hicksville.“I know [you’ve heard] there’s a house for sale and on the market — that doesn’t mean I’m leaving Long Island,” Joel, 74, told the private audience on Tuesday night before the exhibit’s public opening on Friday.“This is my home; it will always be my home. We will always have this as our home — and we’ll come and visit this place a lot.”Certainly, the LIMEHOF — which opened its museum in Stony Brook last year — will feel like home for Joel until next August.
Miley Cyrus has finally given her smash hit ‘Flowers’ its live debut at a private performance in Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont. In a black gown, Cyrus performed the Grammy-nominated track backed by a modest piano accompaniment before an intimate crowd in a dimly lit room at the famed hotel on October 21.Miley Cyrus delivers first ever live performance of her Grammy-nominated smash hit “Flowers” at an invite-only event held at the Chateau Marmont.
Matthew Lillard has signed With Verve for representation.
Naman Ramachandran India-based Banijay Asia has signed with CAA for representation. “Banijay Asia and CAA will work closely to unlock creative opportunities across content and entertainment,” the companies said in a statement.
Adam Sandler worked with his entire family for his new Netflix animated film Leo and they all walked the red carpet together at the premiere!
Deadline Strike Talk is taking off today, for the first time in 28 weeks. Filmmaker Billy Ray will reunite with producer Todd Garner for the 29th and final installment of a program that each week covered the painful clashes between the signatories and the WGA and SAG-AFTRA with an insight honed by Ray’s experience as a member of the negotiating committee on the WGA team through several contract negotiations. Strike Talk has been quite a ride for all of us at Deadline. We will have a grand final installment day after Thanksgiving, when there will be plenty to be thankful for.
EXCLUSIVE: Independent Artist Group has signed Terrence Howard, the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor known for roles in Hustle & Flow, Crash and Empire, for representation.
Caroline Brew editor SFO Entertainment has slated releases for feature documentaries “Feeding Tomorrow” and “Killing Me Softly With His Songs” with Gravitas Ventures. These releases mark the inception of documentaries, docuseries and scripted projects under the banner of SFO Entertainment, aligned with its mission to create entertainment that inspires passion for social issues. “We believe in shedding light on critical issues that impact our world, and we are committed to making a positive impact through the power of cinema,” SFO Entertainment founder Jon Sheinberg said in a statement, adding that this partnership will “help spread the light far and wide.” Focused on the global issue of food scarcity and sustainable agriculture, “Feeding Tomorrow” explores solutions to feed the growing population and create a more sustainable future.
Leo Barraclough International Features Editor More than 800 film industry professionals in Germany and Austria have signed an open letter opposing antisemitism, with the number of signatories continuing to grow. The signatories include a wide range of directors, writers, producers and other film industry professionals.
EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed JamPot, the podcast network founded by Made In Chelsea star and regular podcaster Jamie Laing.
Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to Maciek Hamela’s In the Rearview, winner of well over a dozen awards at film festivals around the world, including the top prize at Sheffield DocFest.
Paul Thomas Anderson has reportedly worked with Radiohead spin-off The Smile on a mysterious new project.The director has worked with Radiohead previously, including on the direction of their ‘Moon Shaped Pool’ video ‘Daydreaming‘ while guitarist Jonny Greenwood has scored for Anderson’s films in the past including Liquorice Pizza, There Will Be Blood and The Master.Eagle-eyed fans on social media spotted that posters for a project have appeared at London’s Prince Charles Cinema linking Anderson and The Smile, who are made up of Thom Yoke, Greenwood and Tom Skinner.The cinema themselves tweeted the image with a side-eye caption earlier today and it features The Smile on a poster with a new project titled Wall Of Eyes.
Festival and specialty fare crowded the top ten this weekend with Priscilla (A24) and The Holdovers (Focus Features) expanding to hit nos. 4 and 6 respectively. Yash Raj Films’ Bollywood thriller Tiger 3 is at no. 8, and world of mouth continued to buoy Radical (Pantelion/Participant) with Eugenio Derbez, rounding out the list at no. 10.
Laura Anderson has been soaking up the rays with her newborn baby, Bonnie Rose, whom she welcomed to the world back in September. The mother and daughter jetted off to Dubai to enjoy their first holiday together.
EXCLUSIVE: Pete Davidson has signed with WME. Davidson has been with WME agent Mike Berkowitz for years on the touring front and will now be repped in all areas by the agency.
So the good news is that the half year double strike that ground Hollywood to a halt is over. The bad news is Billy Ray has just about come to the end of the road on Deadline Strike Talk, which to our mind has been superb and a light in the darkness. He will do one more episode or two to wrap up the lessons we hopefully learned from this labor discord, and then we will beg him to keep a podcast presence with Deadline. In sober and intelligent tones, and with a superb roster of guests, he has helped create an understanding of the intricacies, forces and history that went into the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The hope is he, and his initial co-pilot Todd Garner, will want to continue together or separately an inside baseball dialogue with the industry that Deadline serves. That is a conversation for another day. Here, Billy Ray discusses the settlement that puts the industry back to work. And he is joined by California State Senators Anthony Portantino and Dave Min to discuss the role of state government in supporting the labor movement.
Blake Shelton recalls Billy Ray Cyrus giving him a tough love pep talk before he made his first TV appearance more than 20 years ago. The "God’s Country" singer said he was "scared to death" in 2001 when he was asked by CMA Awards organizers if he would appear on the show and do a commercial bumper in which he'd tease who was coming up and sing about 20 seconds of his song "Austin." Shelton told Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday that while he stood in the wings, Cyrus exited the stage after presenting an award, introduced himself and asked Shelton if he was all right. "And I go, ’Man, I’m scared to death.