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Netflix’s The Starling Is A Long-Awaited Dream Come True For Screenwriter Matt Harris [Interview]

Making movies is hard. That’s no secret. But sometimes getting a specific movie made is exceptionally difficult, and it takes years to make it happen. Such is the case with “The Starling,” an upcoming Netflix drama starring Melissa McCarthy that has been more than 15 years in the making. For screenwriter Matt Harris, it’s the […]

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Alanis Morissette Doc, ‘Dune,’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’

New works by Kenneth Branagh, Edgar Wright, and Céline Sciamma will screen at the 2021 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition, the festival will also host a special presentation of “Dune,” the big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction novel that is set to have its world premiere at this summer’s Venice Film […]

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‘The Starling:’ Netflix Lands $20 Million Deal for Ted Melfi’s Film, Starring Melissa McCarthy

Netflix has reportedly won an auction and acquired the world rights to the Ted Melfi-directed “The Starling” in a $20 million deal.Deadline reported the transaction was made on the basis of a script and a four-minute promo reel, underlying the lengths that companies will go to to secure noteworthy original content in an entertainment industry […]

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Netflix Wins Rights to Ted Melfi’s ‘The Starling’ With Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Kline

Netflix has won the global rights in an auction to “The Starling,” a dramedy directed by Ted Melfi that stars Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant, Chris O’Dowd and Daveed Diggs, the streamer announced Monday.“The Starling” is described as a heartwarming and comic story about a woman who suffers through a hardship and then becomes […]

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