In this week’s podcast, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond and host David Bloom catch up the latest news from the just-opened Cannes Film Festival, where Pete and the rest of the Deadline team are busy covering the first days of the annual glam fest and the deals and parties behind the glitz. “Grace of Monaco” had a noisy and controversial opening, but Mike Leigh’s biopic of the great British painter “Mr. Turner” promises awards glory for the film and its star, Timothy Spall (perhaps best known as Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail in several of the Harry Potter films) following its Croisette debut.
Pete and David also circle back to early in the week for Pete’s annual visit to Broadway, where he saw six Tony contenders in four days. He also gives his take on the week’s new movies, led by the monster mash of “Godzilla” and the true sports story of Jon Hamm’s “Million Dollar Arm.”
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In this week’s podcast, Deadline’s executive editor David Lieberman and I recap Upfronts Week in New York City as all the networks made their pre-season pitches to advertisers; the FCC approves the latest net neutrality proposal in a noisy meeting; and Tribune’s CEO criticizes the CW, one of his biggest business partners.
They also check in on the status of that AT&T-DirecTV megadeal, which turned out to be closer than most people realized, while the WWE’s stock gets body-slammed as it grapples with the Street’s disappointment over its NBCU contract extension.