MPs produce legislation for holding a Brexit referendum in the next few months

REUTERS/Simon Dawson Cross-party group of MPs publish draft legislation for holding a Brexit referendum before the end of May. MPs from the Conservatives, Labour and other parties unveil two draft bills designed for holding a referendum on Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the next few months. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said it shows […]

Apple inks deal with A24 studio to produce original, feature-length films

Enlarge (credit: Apple) Apple has lined up another partnership to boost its video-content offerings. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with A24 studio, a New York-based production company responsible for movies, including the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Moonlight. Details of forthcoming projects haven’t been disclosed, but […]

‘Jacob and the Sea Beast’: Netflix to Produce New Movie From ‘Big Hero 6’ Director

Chris Williams, the co-director of Disney’s wonderful Big Hero 6, is making his solo directorial debut with a CG animated film produced by Netflix. Williams is penning and directing the animated adventure movie Jacob and the Sea Beast, which Netflix will produce for release on its streaming platform. Netflix continues to be one of the most ardent […]

Fox Searchlight Launches New TV Division That Will Produce Original Shows and Adaptations of Movies

Fox Searchlight Pictures, the Fox Entertainment Group distribution company which specializes in releasing independent movies, has announced the creation of a new television division called Searchlight Television. What does this new company mean for the TV landscape in the coming years? Searchlight Television A press release explains that the new division will make the company […]

Amy Poehler Will Direct, Produce and Star In Netflix Movie ‘Wine Country’

Good news, everyone. The extremely funny and talented Amy Poehler is getting in on that sweet Netflix original action. Poehler will produce, direct and star in the Netflix film Wine Country. And in case you were wondering – yes, Tina Fey is involved. More on the Wine Country movie below. Amy Poehler is one of the funniest […]

Michael B. Jordan to Produce ‘The Liberators,’ a World War II Drama About Black Combat Unit

Fresh off his powerhouse performance in Black Panther and coming off his ascent as the internet’s latest boyfriend, Michael B. Jordan is jumping behind-the-scenes. Jordan will produce The Liberators, a World War II drama about the all-black combat unit who helped lead to military desegregation, through his Outlier Society Productions. However, it’s uncertain if he will star in […]

The Obamas are in advanced talks to produce shows for Netflix

Pool/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama is in talks with Netflix to provide shows for the streaming platform, according to a New York Times report published Thursday night. The deal, which is not yet final, would bring exclusive content from Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama to Netflix’s 118 million subscribers. The Obamas, still […]

Daily Podcast: Netflix Will Soon Produce All of the Original Content In The World, Last of Us, M Night, Silver Surfer, Mark Millar, Wrinkle In Time

On the February 27, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, a Last of Us movie, M Night Shyamalan goes to Apple, the shocking amount of original content Netflix is producing […]

Some Great Barrier Reef turtle populations produce nothing but females

Enlarge / Sea turtle. (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Humans figure out whether to develop as males or females based on the presence of a single gene on the Y chromosome. But that’s just one of a dizzying number of ways that plants and animals determine their sex. A large group of reptiles, including crocodilians and many […]

The effects of a winter ‘bomb-cyclone’ could produce a minus-100-degree wind chill in one part of New Hampshire

Amir Levy/Getty Images An Arctic air mass enveloping parts of the Northeast US on Friday sent temperatures below zero in some areas. The frigid weather is the byproduct of a bomb cyclone and polar vortex that slammed the East Coast for much of the week. The storm left some vehicles encased in ice on roads […]