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Netflix and the creators of “Stranger Things,” Matt and Ross Duffer, are being sued by a company that says the idea for the hit show was stolen from a screenplay called “Totem.”According to the lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in California federal court, Irish Rover Entertainment says that “Stranger Things” copies a lot from “Totem,” a screenplay written by Jeffrey Kennedy, including “plot, sequence, characters, theme, dialogue, mood, and setting, as well as copyrighted concept art.”The lawsuit says the two projects are connected by a man named Aaron Sims, who worked closely with Kennedy during its development. Sims, the lawsuit says, was hired to create the concept art for the first two seasons of “Stranger Things.”Also Read: 'Watchmen,' 'Fleabag,' 'Succession' and 'Stranger Things' Win 2020 Peabody AwardsKennedy says he got the idea for “Totem” after the death of a childhood friend, Clint Osthimer, who suffered from epilepsy. “During their childhood together in rural Indiana,” the lawsuit reads, “Osthimer and Kennedy dealt with the constant threat of Osthimer’s ‘personal demon,’ epilepsy, which created ‘lightning showers’ in his brain. These lightning showers or seizures would send him to an alternate supernatural plane where the demon resided.”The lawsuit tries to paint many similarities between “Totem” and “Stranger Things.” In one example, the lawsuit says:In “Totem,” one of the characters is a little girl named Kimimela or “Kimi” for short who has supernatural powers. Kimimela helps her friends find the portal gate to an alternate supernatural plane and helps them battle the plane’s inhabitants; a dark spirit named Azrael and his army of Blackwolf.Also Read: 'Stranger Things 4': Hopper's Alive, He's Just Not Doing So Great (Video)By comparison, the lawsuit describes “Stranger Things” by saying:In “Stranger Things,” one of the characters is a little girl name Eleven or “El” for short who has supernatural powers. Eleven helps her friends find the portal gate to an alternate supernatural plane and helps them battle the plane’s inhabitants; a Shadow Monster and his army of Demogorgon.Irish Rover Entertainment is suing for copyright infringement and seeking unspecified damages. A representative for Netflix told TheWrap, “Mr. Kennedy has been peddling these far-fetched conspiracy theories for years, even though Netflix has repeatedly explained to him that The Duffer Brothers had never heard of him or his unpublished script until he began threatening to sue them. After we refused to give in to his demands for a payoff, he filed this baseless lawsuit. There is no shortage of people who would like to claim credit for creating ‘Stranger Things.’ But the truth is the show was independently conceived by The Duffer Brothers, and is the result of their creativity and hard work.”Also Read: 'Stranger Things 3' Sets Viewership Record for Netflix - Says NetflixA similar lawsuit was filed in 2018 by a man named Charles Kessler, who alleged that the idea for “Stranger Things” came from him. He said he pitched the idea to the Duffer brothers at a 2014 Tribeca Film Festival party.Kessler dropped his lawsuit the day before it was set to go to trial.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story Netflix, ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Sued for Copyright Infringement At TheWrap
“Fleabag,” “Stranger Things,” “Succession,” “Ramy,” “Watchmen” and “When They See Us” are among the nominees for the 2020 Peabody Awards, which recognizes the best of digital and broadcast media for the year. The six programs were among a crowded field of 13 contenders in the entertainment category.Of this year’s 60 total nominations, PBS and HBO lead the pack with 11 and seven nominations, respectively. They were followed by Netflix with five, Amazon with three) and Showtime, CNN, NBC News, and the podcast company Pineapple Street Studios with two each. 30 winners will be named at a later date, as the traditional ceremony has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. This year’s nominees encompass a range of today’s most pressing topics, including the criminal justice system, repercussions of the MeToo movement, and immigrant rights, according to the Peabody Awards board.Also Read: Netflix Acquires Millie Bobby Brown's 'Enola Holmes' From LegendaryOther nominees in the entertainment category include “David Makes Man,” which is OWN’s first Peabody nomination, as well as “Dickinson,” “Float,” “Good Omens,” “Our Boys,” and “Unbelievable.”“Peabody is proud to champion this year’s nominees who inspire our connection, provoke our thinking and delight our senses. From the communal strength of black women to the eminence of science to the conviction of those who speak up, these stories and their creators celebrate the diversity of human experience and of our democracy. Amidst the challenges of our present moment, we can find empathy, entertainment and truth in these nominees,” said Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody.Here is the full list of nominees:ENTERTAINMENT“Chernobyl” (HBO) HBO Miniseries and SKY in association with Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, and Word Games“David Makes Man” (OWN) Page Fright and Outlier Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television“Dickinson” (Apple TV Plus) Apple / wiip / Anonymous Content / Tuning Fork Productions / Sugar 23 Productions“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video) All3Media International Limited and Amazon Studios“Float” (Disney Plus) Pixar Animation Studios“Good Omens” (Amazon Prime Video) BBC Worldwide Limited and Amazon Studios“Our Boys” (HBO) HBO in association with Keshet Media Group and MoviePlus Productions“Ramy” (Hulu) Hulu, A24 Television“Stranger Things” (Netflix) Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps EntertainmentAlso Read: 'Space Force' Teaser: Steve Carell Comforts Himself by Singing 'Kokomo' Alone in His Office (Video)“Succession” (HBO) HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, and Gary Sanchez Productions“Unbelievable” (Netflix) Timberman-Beverly Productions, Sage Lane Productions, Escapist Fare, Katie Couric Media, and CBS Television Studios for Netflix“Watchmen” (HBO) HBO in association with White Rabbit, Paramount, Warner Bros. Television and DC“When They See Us” (Netflix) Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks for NetflixDOCUMENTARIES “16 Shots” (Showtime) Showtime Documentary Films in association with Topic, Impact Partners, and Chicago Media Project“American Factory” (Netflix) Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media for Netflix“Apollo 11” (CNN) CNN Films“For Sama” (PBS) Frontline, Channel 4 News, ITN Productions, Channel 4“Independent Lens: Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (PBS) Idiom Film, LLC and Louverture Films, in association with Field of Vision“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)” (A&E) Grain Media for A&E IndieFilms Network“Leaving Neverland” (HBO) Amos Pictures and HBO Documentary in association with Channel Four (HBO)“One Child Nation” (Amazon Prime Video) Next Generation in co-production with ITVS, WDR/ARTE, Motto Pictures and Pumpernickel Films in association with Chicago Media Project and Chicken & Egg Pictures“POV: América” (PBS) Lifelike Docs, American Documentary | POV“POV: Inventing Tomorrow” (PBS) Fishbowl Films, Motto Pictures, 19340 Productions, Shark Island Institute, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, IQ190 Productions, American Documentary | POV“POV: Midnight Traveler” (PBS) Old Chilly Pictures LLC, American Documentary | POV, Independent Television Service“POV: Roll Red Roll” (PBS) Sunset Park Pictures, Artemis Rising, Fork Films, Doc Society, Multitude Films, American Documentary | POV“POV: The Distant Barking of Dogs” (PBS) Final Cut for Real, Mouka Filmi, STORY, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, American Documentary | POV“POV: The Silence of Others” (PBS) Semilla Verde Productions, Lucernam Films, American Documentary | POV, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting, El Deseo“Sea of Shadows” (National Geographic) Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with Appian Way, Malaika Pictures, The Wild Lens Collective for National Geographic Documentary Films“Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime) Bunim/Murray Productions and Kreativ Inc. for Lifetime“The Edge of Democracy” (Netflix) A Busca Vida Filmes Production in association with Violet Films for Netflix“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” (HBO) HBO Documentary Films and Kunhardt Films“Warrior Women” (World Channel) Co-production of Castle King, LLC and ITVS in association with Vision Maker Media“Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men” (Showtime) Showtime Documentary Films presents A Mass Appeal Production in association with Endeavor ContentNEWS “A Different Kind of Force: Policing Mental Illness” (NBC News)“American Betrayal” (NBC/MSNBC) NBC News, Engel Unit“Capitol Hill Controversy” (WTVF-TV) NewsChannel 5 Investigates“Coal’s Deadly Dust” (PBS) Frontline, NPR“Flint’s Deadly Water” (PBS/WGBH) Frontline with Five O’Clock Films“Police. Arrest” (Now News) PCCW NowTV“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Raced to Death–The Plight of the American Thoroughbred” (HBO)“The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America” (CNN)“The Invisibles” (NBC5/KXAS-TV)“Unwarranted” (WBBM-TV)Also Read: Joe Russo to Write 'Extraction 2' for NetflixPODCAST/RADIO “70 Million” (Lantigua Williams & Co.)“Dolly Parton’s America” (WNYC) Osm Audio and WNYC Studios“Finding Fred” (iHeart Media) iHeartMedia and Fatherly in partnership with Transmitter Media“Gangster Capitalism: The College Admissions Scandal” (C130 Originals) C13Originals, a division of Cadence 13“Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul” (WXPN)“Have You Heard George’s Podcast?” (BBC Sounds) BBC Sounds/George the Poet Ltd.“Headlong: Running From ‘Cops'” (Stitcher) Pineapple Street Studios, Topic Studios“In The Dark: The Path Home” (APM Reports) American Public Media“Silencing Science” (Public radio, Reveal) The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX“Stonewall OutLoud” (NPR)“The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow” (Pineapple Street Studios) Pineapple Street Studios (a division of Radio.com), Glass Cannon Inc.“The Refuge” (Montana Public Radio) Auricle Productions, Montana Public Radio, Pulitzer CenterPUBLIC SERVICE“Border Hustle” The Texas Tribune and TIME“Detained” The Marshall Project in partnership with The Guardian“Long Island Divided” NewsdayCHILDREN’S & YOUTH “Molly of Denali” (PBS Kids) WGBH Educational Foundation, Atomic Cartoons“Treasure Island 2020” (BYU Radio) Gen-Z MediaRead original story ‘Fleabag,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Among Nominees for 2020 Peabody Awards At TheWrap
Hopper is alive, and "Stranger Things" fans are apparently going to learn something massive about the character.
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The coronavirus has hit the industry like a wrecking ball. Starting late last week, news emerged — sometimes in bursts — of productions shutting down across the globe. In every case it wasn't a decision that was made lightly, after all the lives and livelihoods of the cast and crew will be temporarily derailed by […]
Netflix is the latest media company to suspend film and TV production in the face of escalating health crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted President Donald Trump to declare national emergency on Friday. For a list of TV shows that have been halted across broadcast, cable and streaming, click here. All scripted TV […]
Priah Ferguson has been promoted to series regular on the upcoming fourth season of "Stranger Things," Variety has learned exclusively from sources. Ferguson began on the Netflix show as a guest star, appearing in four episodes of the second season, before moving up to a recurring role in Season 3. She has received critical praise […]
The "Stranger Things" star says she's "frustrated" by "inappropriate comments" and "sexualization" in the media.
Fandom explodes as beloved character's fate is revealed in clip titled "From Russia With Love."
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The Duffer Brothers have apparently determined how much time they need to tell Stranger Things' next chapter — and, once again, eight appears to be enough. Although Netflix declined to comment, TVLine has learned exclusively that the Netflix's phenom's recently-ordered fourth season will likely consist of eight total episodes. That's on par with the episode […]
Lisa took on the role of Eleven to save Milhouse from the "Over/Under" with a little help from Homer.
Netflix said on Wednesday that Season 3 of Stranger Things was viewed by 64 million households in its first four weeks on the platform, the hit series' best numbers to date. The revelation came as the streaming service reported better third-quarter earnings that mostly beat Wall Street estimates. Last month, Netflix re-upped for another trip […]
Two great pieces of news from the Upside Down: “Stranger Things” has been renewed for a fourth season at Netflix and the streaming service has signed the sci-fi series’ creators and showrunners, Matt and Ross Duffer a.k.a. The Duffer Brothers, to a multi-year film and series overall deal.And to accompany this announcement, Netflix dropped an announcement video that hints “Stranger Things 4” won’t take place in the fictional Hawkins, Indiana, following the “Stranger Things 3” finale’s major post-credits scene cliffhanger. Watch the clip above to see what we’re talking about here.The financial terms of the Duffers’ overall deal with Netflix were not disclosed.Also Read: 'Stranger Things' Star Noah Schnapp Explains Season 3's Ambiguity About Will“Stranger Things,” which launched its third season July 4, stars Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin, Maya Hawke and Priah Ferguson.The series was created by The Duffer Brothers and is produced by Monkey Massacre Productions and 21 Laps Entertainment. The Duffers executive produce the series alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment and Iain Paterson.“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with ‘Stranger Things’ and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement Monday. “We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”Also Read: Finn Wolfhard on 'Stranger Things 3' Finale's Post-Credits Cliffhanger, Mike and Eleven's Future“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix,” the Duffers added. “Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”Courtesy of NetflixHere’s the Duffers’ bio, courtesy of Netflix:The twin brothers were raised in Durham, North Carolina and began making films in the third grade using the Hi8 camcorder they received as a gift from their parents. They went on to attend Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, graduating in 2007 with degrees in film production.After graduating, the Duffer Brothers wrote and directed several short films, attracting the attention of both Warner Bros., which acquired their script for the post-apocalyptic horror film Hidden, and filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, who hired them as writers for multiple episodes of the Fox series Wayward Pines.Building on their growing success, the Duffer Brothers pitched their idea for Stranger Things, an homage to 1980s genre films. The series was picked up by Netflix and premiered in the summer of 2016 to critical-acclaim and went on to become a global phenomenon, with Matt and Ross at the helm as writers, directors and showrunners.Stranger Things has garnered over 50 awards nominations, including those from the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, SAG, DGA, WGA, BAFTA, the Art Directors Guild and the People’s Choice Awards, among many others.The Duffers are repped by Alex Kohner of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman, and repped as directors by CAA.Read original story ‘Stranger Things’ Renewed for Season 4; Duffer Brothers Sign Overall Film and TV Deal With Netflix At TheWrap
Millie Bobby Brown debuted gorgeous honeyed locks on a Miami based stylists Instagram Thursday.