Ryan Murphy Signs Overall Deal With Netflix

Ryan Murphy is moving the Netflix. The prolific producer has signed a new multi-year overall deal to produce new series and films at the streaming service starting July 1, 2018. The new deal, which is reportedly worth as much as $300 million, makes exclusive what had already been a growing relationship between Murphy and Netflix. Earlier … Read more

Ava DuVernay, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Roll Out Entertainment Jobs Fund for Minority Communities

Getty Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett announced on Monday the start of the Evolve Entertainment Fund, a partnership with filmmakers like Ava DuVernay and groups like Film Independent with the goal of offering youth in underprivileged communities a chance at a job in Hollywood. The new fund was created as an addendum to Garcetti’s Hire … Read more

Medusa Heads Up: Cody Fern is the Major Discovery of ‘American Crime Story: Versace’

Don’t be diverted by the sleek clothes, vibrans colors or transformative work of its lead actors — the crown jewel in the medusa head of “American Crime Story: Versace” is necomer Cody Fern. From a small mining town in Australia, with only one prior credit to his name, Fern plays the little-known David Madson — … Read more

‘American Crime Story’: Here’s What Andrew Cunanan Did in Miami That Wasn’t on the Show

FX “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” spent much of its second episode dealing with Andrew Cunanan’s time on the run from the law. He arrived in Miami, ostensibly to stalk and kill Gianni Versace, but wound up spending a lot of time in the city before the eventual murder. Cunanan (Darren Criss) … Read more

‘American Crime Story’: Did Andrew Cunanan Really Wrap People in Duct Tape?

The second episode of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” dials back to before Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) was murdered in the show’s premiere, filling in more of the story of what led to his death at the hands of Andrew Cunanan. Much of the episode centers on Cunanan (Darren Criss) after his … Read more

‘American Crime Story’ Fact Check: Did Gianni Versacci Have AIDS?

(Some spoilers ahead for the second episode of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”) The second episode of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” goes ahead and delves into the single biggest point of contention between the Versace family and the book “Vulgar Favors” by Maureen Orth: the contention that Gianni … Read more

‘American Animals’: Insane Real-Life Heist Rescues Uneven Crime Drama

sundance It’s not the easiest climate in which to sell a story about white dudes who plot a heist to kick up some excitement in their privileged lives — or at least to sell it and make us care. Director Bart Layton manages that with “American Animals,” which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic competition at … Read more

What the Hell Is ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Actually Based On?

FX’s follow-up to “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” delves into the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, and like the previous season of the series, it aims to dramatize a real true crime story. The show is largely based on a true crime book written by a journalist, which is the … Read more

‘American Crime Story’ Fact Check: Did All That Crazy Stuff Really Happen at the Gianni Versace Murder Scene?

FX (Spoilers ahead for the premiere of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) Ryan Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” has finally begun on FX, with its premiere episode starting at the end — with spree killer Andrew Cunanan’s (Darren Criss) murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) … Read more

‘Orphan Black’ Star Tatiana Maslany Quietly Dropped From Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’

“Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany will not be part of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming drama, “Pose,” when it airs on FX next summer. The actress had originally been cast as a modern dance teacher who takes a special interest in the talent of Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain) in the series set in mid-’80s New York City. … Read more