"Range was built to empower exceptional storytellers, and the aspirations of this team go far beyond the field — to the intersection of sports, entertainment and culture. We are thrilled to partner with Steve, Alex, Sandy and the entire Mets organization and support their commitment to be the most innovative owners in professional sport — many of us at Range are lifelong Mets fans ourselves, and we know how important the responsibility of remaining true to the Mets narrative is," said Micelli and Bruss. "In addition to celebrating the authenticity, warmth and determination that define the New York Mets (and the city itself), we're excited to be developing forward-thinking partnerships that will bring fans even closer to their favorite players."
We wanted to both celebrate and honor our fans and our city by bringing best-in-class partners to support the Mets organization as we evolve the brand," said Mets team president Sandy Alderson. "We have an enormous opportunity in front of us — to both excite existing fans and entice new ones with the additional expertise and resources of Range, 4Front and Base Design as we make the New York Mets one of the most iconic teams in all of sport.
Sports marketing, social media, music and development teams from Range will also work the business. Range CEO Peter Micelli and managing partner Natalie Bruss, a veteran trend forecaster, will run point on the Mets for their agency, and work with leadership to find opportunities in film, television, fashion, social media and music.
Steve and Alexandra Cohen, who purchased the team last year in a deal valued at $2.4 billion, made the move to bring their "progressive vision for the organization to life as it intersects with popular culture and innovative digital technologies," an announcement said.
Range is working with agencies 4Front and Base Design to update the Mets brand identity – which may include visuals surrounding the team, outdoor advertising and digital presence. The marketing reboot will also aim to make the Mets' home turf, Citi Field, not only as a sports destination, but a hub for culture and entertainment.
A team of agencies led by Hollywood shop Range Media Partners is stepping up to the plate to make the New York Mets relevant to younger, diverse audiences.
4Front's clients include teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Las Vegas Raiders, Oklahoma City Thunder, Liverpool F.C., Minnesota Wild, UFC and the New Zealand All Blacks. Base Design is an award-winning branding agency whose clients include Apple, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Union Square Hospitality Group, Milk Studios and the Prince Estate.
Base's team, led by creative director Min Lew, includes Geoff Cook, Harry Laverty, Gavin May and Ross Gendels.” /> 4Front's team is led by Katie Foglia and includes Dan Migala, Tim Hirst, Brian Gainor, Ruchir Shah and AJ Stoner.

"Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, they set about making some recordings of their own."
Dec. 8th                        Brooklyn, NY                 Baby’s All Right
Teasdale says “Wet Dream,” the new song: “Wet Dream is a breakup song; it came about when one of my ex’s went through a stage of texting me after we’d broken up telling me that ‘he had a dream about me’.”
It’s rare that a new group releases two songs and they’re both great, but that’s the case with the new British duo Wet Leg, who just dropped the second song, “Wet Dream.”
"Amidst a night of hazy scenes in their native Isle of Wight – a sparsely populated island off the south coast of England accessible only by boat – Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers found themselves at the summit of a Ferris wheel.
14th                      Los Angeles, CA           The Moroccan Lounge Dec.
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The highlight is when Teasdale holds up her claws and exclaims (clearly to those who read lips), “I’m a fucking lawbsta!” The video — also directed by Teasdale — is something else completely, involving the duo and their band belatedly realizing that they have lobster claws for hands as they’re about to eat lobster.
Tickets are on-sale this Friday, October 1st at 10am local time. The duo has also announced their first run of US shows.
15th                      San Francisco, CA        Popscene at Rickshaw Shop” /> Dec.
As if the video and the group’s name weren’t a strong enough indication of where they’re coming from, behold their origin tale:
"They decided to start a band. The band is called Wet Leg.
The duo — Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers — hail from the Isle of Wight and are signed to indie powerhouse Domino Records, and set the alt world abuzz with their debut single and video “Chaise Longue,” which has racked up 3 million streams and a million video views. Their sound is essentially a modern take on early '80s post-punk, with stabby guitars and driving beats but big hooks that wouldn't be out of place in a more conventional pop setting.

Instead, the ceremony's three presenters will instead share hosting dutires: Columbia Journalism School professor and documentary filmmaker June Cross; documentary filmmaker C.J. Hunt ("The Neutral Ground") and documentary filmmaker ("The Slow Hustle") and actor ("Body of Proof") Sonja Sohn.
As previously announced, NATAS has split this year's News & Documentary Emmy Awards will into two individual ceremonies: categories honoring TV news programming on Tuesday, September 28th, and categories honoring documentaries on Wednesday, September 29. PT on NATAS' streaming platform, Watch.TheEmmys.TV. Both ceremonies will be live-streamed at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m.
"Carlos Watson has graciously reached out to us and asked to be removed from his hosting duties tomorrow night so as not to distract the focus from the talented nominees in the documentary categories of the 42nd News & Documentary Emmy Awards," NATAS said in a statement.
Watson co-founded Ozy, described as "a multi-platform media company that aims to help curious people see a broader and bolder world," in 2013. He hosts "The Carlos Watson Show" for the service, which also operates the festival event OzyFest, and has been behind series such as PBS' “Third Rail With Ozy” and “OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation,” which won a news Emmy last year.
But in the New York Times report written by Ben Smith, some of Ozy's claims about its audience size have been called into question, including a 2019 press release that claimed 50 million monthly unique users.
Watson's decision to step down comes following a New York Times report on Monday questioning the validity of Ozy's various traffic claims, and revealing that Ozy co-founder Samir Rao had posed as a YouTube executive, touting Ozy's success, during a conference call with Goldman Sachs bankers in February.
Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson has informed the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences that he will no longer host the documentary portion of the 42nd News & Documentary Emmy Awards on Wednesday night.
Each of our verticals is thriving, and we stand completely behind our numbers and performance.” Watson, however, told the newspaper that the growth was "the result of our team acting pretty fearlessly to launch and grow five newsletters, 12 TV shows, six podcasts, now four annual festivals starting next year, and the Ozy Genius Awards.
It's the Goldman Sachs incident that perhaps riled the most reaction, however: "Trying to fool the world’s most famous bank, even by the hype-ridden standards of the media business, is way over the line." (Ozy blames Rao's actions on a mental health crisis.)” />
Monday's news ceremony is hosted by CNN's Wolf Blitzer, MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart, ABC's Juju Chang, CBS' Norah O'Donnell, Univision's Teresa Rodriquez, Vice's Alzo Slade, PBS' Stephanie Sy and Telemundo's Julio Vaqueiro.

She is repped by attorney William Sobel.” />
Apple has ordered a series adaptation of the "Amber Brown" books by Paula Danziger, Variety has learned.
Carsyn Rose ("The Rookie," "Cousins for Life") will star in the title role, with Sarah Drew ("Grey's Anatomy," "Cruel Summer"), Darin Brooks ("Blue Mountain State," "The Croods: Family Tree"), and Liliana Inouye ("The Slows") also attached. Bonnie Hunt is set to write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner on the adaptation.
As an actress, she recently appeared in the Showtime limited series "Escape at Dannemora," while her past credits include the "Cars" and "Monsters Inc." franchises, the original "Jumanji," and two of the "Toy Story" films. Hunt has created multiple TV shows in the past, namely "The Building," "Bonnie," and "Life With Bonnie," all of which saw her play the lead role.
Then in 2012, Danziger's friends and fellow authors Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy revived the series and have since written three more entries. The "Amber Brown" books have been published in 53 countries with over 10 million copies in print. Danziger wrote nine books in the series prior to her death in 2004.
Along with Hunt, Boat Rocker's Bob Higgins and Jon Rutherford are executive producing the series. Boat Rocker is producing the series for Apple.
Brooks will play Max and Inouye will play Brandi Colwin. “Amber Brown” is an unfiltered look at a girl finding her own voice through art and music in the wake of her parents’ divorce. Amber Brown (Rose) is an everykid who is going through what many children experience, and making sense of her new family dynamic through her sketches and video diary. Drew stars as Amber’s mother, Sarah Brown.

Executive producers include Legendary’s Joshua Grode, as well as Michael Dreyer, Bradbeer and Thorne.” /> “Enola Holmes 2” is produced by Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes. Brown and Paige Brown also produce through through their PCMA Productions shingle.
Emmy and BAFTA-winning director Harry Bradbeer (“Fleabag,” “Killing Eve”) and BAFTA and Tony-winning writer Jack Thorne (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “The Aeronauts”) are also returning for the sequel.
Principal photography is set to kick off in London. The pic is produced by Legendary in partnership with Netflix, after Netflix acquired the worldwide rights, excluding China, to the first film from Legendary last year.
Bonham Carter plays Eudoria Holmes, the matriarch of the famous sleuthing family, in the series that is based on Nancy Springer’s beloved books. The films tell the story of Enola (Brown), the rebellious teen sister of Sherlock Holmes (Cavill), who is a gifted super-sleuth in her own right and often outsmarts her famous siblings.
Helena Bonham Carter will rejoin Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill for a new “Enola Holmes” mystery for Netflix.
During Saturday’s Tudum global fan event, Netflix announced that Louis Partridge would reprise his role as Tewksbury. Rounding out the ensemble cast alongside Brown, Cavill and Bonham Carter are David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma, Adeel Akhtar, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Hannah Dodd, Abbie Hern, Gabriel Tierney and Serrana Su-Ling Bliss.
Released in 2020, “Enola Holmes” was a massive hit for Netflix, with the streamer reporting that an estimated 76 million households tuned into the movie during its first 28 days of release.

Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, “Home Sweet Home Alone” ” />
Zach Baylin, “King Richard”   
Akela Cooper, “Malignant”  
Last year’s list included Andy Siara (“Palm Springs”) and Emma Seligman (“Shiva Baby”), while previous years honored now-acclaimed screenwriters such as Charlie Kaufman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”) and Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park," "Downton Abbey").
The class of 2021’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch includes eight solo honorees and two pairs. Interviews with those being honored in 2021 will be featured in the Oct. 6 issue of Variety.
Jeremy O. Harris, “Zola” 
Variety‘s 2021 class of 10 Screenwriters to Watch are listed below.
Julia Cox, “Nyad”  
Steven Levenson, “Tick, Tick…Boom!”
Ron Mael and Russell Mael, “Annette” 
Some of the screenwriters are being honored for films that have already premiered and received critical acclaim, like “King Richard,” while others, like “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” remain highly anticipated. At least half of the selected films had their production schedules or release dates altered by the pandemic. The annual 10 to Watch program celebrates breakthrough screenwriters, actors, directors, comics, animators, producers and cinematographers.
The Mill Valley Film Festival, founded in 1977, also hosted the 2019 and 2020 10 Screenwriters to Watch reception. During the seven previous years, the event was hosted by the Whistler Film Festival.
Camilla Blackett, “Queen”  
17 at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The magazine will also honor Italian helmer-scribe Paolo Sorrentino ("Hand of God") with the Creative Impact in Screenwriting Award. A conversation with the honorees will take place on Oct. Variety has released this year’s list of 10 Screenwriters to Watch.
17 with the honorees, moderated by Variety's Malina Saval. After taking place virtually in 2020, this year 10 Screenwriters to Watch will return to an in-person celebration in Mill Valley. The event will also feature a panel discussion Oct.
Jessica Knoll, “Luckiest Girl Alive” 
Randy McKinnon, “Notes from a Young Black Chef” 

After a longer wait than he may have hoped, James Bond is finally returning to the big screen. For beleaguered movie theaters across the globe, it's not a minute too soon.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, "No Time to Die" was originally scheduled for April 2020. However, coronavirus scrambled those plans and forced the film to delay its release date three times over the last 18 months. It cost $250 million to produce, and at least $100 million to promote on a global scale, which explains why the film's backers — MGM in North America and Universal Pictures in the rest of the world — opted to save the 007 adventure until it had a better chance of selling enough tickets to turn a profit.
Bond has historically been a big draw to older audiences, a demographic that hasn't been eager to return to theaters with the threat of new COVID-19 variants. Territories such as Korea, Japan, Australia and the majority of Southeast Asia reinstated stricter lockdown measures, meaning most multiplexes have been forced to close and those given permission to stay open have reduced hours of operation. At the same time, many international countries have capacity restrictions in place and some areas, including France, Italy and Germany, have been requiring ticket buyers to show proof of vaccination to go to the movies. More than usual, box office ticket sales will be tricky to predict.
6), Russia (Oct. 30, and Japan, Mexico and Spain on Oct. 29), throughout the next month. 8, the 25th entry in the Bond series will premiere in Korea on Sept 29, followed by Brazil, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on Sept. Ahead of its domestic launch on Oct. "No Time to Die" will open in 15 international markets, including France (Oct. 1. 7) and China (Oct.
Disney's "Black Widow" ($78 million) and Universal's "Fast and Furious" sequel "F9" ($69 million) had the biggest debuts, followed by Disney's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" ($58 million) and Warner Bros. Recent tentpoles from major studios have launched overseas to mixed results. However, "No Time to Die" was able to secure a release date in the country in late October. and Legendary's "Dune" remake ($34 million). In plague times, it would also rank as one of the better starts for a Hollywood movie at the international box office. Ticket sales for several COVID-era Hollywood movies have suffered because they haven't been able to play in China, the world's biggest movie market.
For "No Time to Die," an opening weekend above $90 million would be impressive because it wouldn't be far off from its latest franchise predecessors, 2015's "Spectre" ($123 million debut internationally) and 2012's "Skyfall" ($109 million debut internationally).
"No Time to Die," the latest entry in the British spy series, is expected to ignite the international box office and generate at least $90 million over the weekend. It debuts in 50 overseas markets, including the United Kingdom, beginning on Wednesday.
Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw and Christoph Waltz also star.” /> Along with Craig, the cast includes Rami Malek as Bond’s adversary Safin, Lashana Lynch as a new 00 agent and Léa Seydoux as Bond’s love interest. Anticipation for "No Time to Die" has been stratospheric because it marks Daniel Craig's fifth and final return as the legendary secret agent.

Nina K. Simon and Pelecanos are writers and executive producers on “We Own This City” along with Ed Burns. All three worked together on HBO's “The Wire,” which was created by Simon. Noble will executive produce along with Kary Antholis and Reinaldo Marcus Green, who also directs. Bill Zorzi is writer and co-executive producer, with Dwight Watkins also writing.
Corbett, and Chris Clanton. Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles, and Jamie Hector are among those starring in the show along with Thaddeus Street, Tray Chaney, Jermaine Crawford, Nathan E. Hector, Chaney, Crawford, Corbett, and Clanton all previously appeared on "The Wire."
Production on David Simon and George Pelecanos' new HBO series, "We Own This City," has been temporarily shut down due to a COVID-19 case onset, Variety has learned.
Ever since production restarted with new COVID protocols in place, multiple series have been forced to suspend production at different times. Other recent examples include Hulu's "Woke," HBO's "Westworld," and Netflix's "Bridgerton."” />
"We Own This City" is currently shooting in Baltimore, Maryland. It is based on the book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The six-hour limited series chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. The plainclothes unit went completely rogue and began hunting and robbing citizens and drug dealers alike as decades of a relentless drug war and mass incarceration in Baltimore spun wildly out of control.
"Production will be paused on 'We Own The City' this week due to a COVID event and is scheduled to resume with the usual shooting cadence next week," HBO said in a statement to Variety.

Prior to AMC Networks, Carroll was a general manager of Bravo, where he helped launch shows such as "Inside the Actors Studio" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."” />
Carroll oversaw all business operations for the company and recent years focused on building out its portfolio of niche streaming services and the AMC Plus service.
AMC Networks chief operating officer Ed Carroll is stepping down after 34 years with the company.
He's the latest executive to leave the company that is seen as a prime acquisition target at a time of consolidation in media. Carroll will stay through year's end.
Josh Sapan, AMC Networks' longtime CEO, transitioned last month to a vice chairman role. Carroll's exit is the latest high-level departure at the cable-centric company that is home to AMC Network, SundanceTV, IFC, BBC America and WeTV.
“I’ve appreciated all of Ed’s efforts to help ensure a smooth transition as I’ve taken on a new interim role with the company,” added Matt Blank, AMC Networks Interim Chief Executive Officer. “His long history building AMC Networks’ strong brands and powerful original content slate is now paving the way for the company’s ongoing pivot to being the worldwide leader in targeted streaming.”
“Among the things I am most proud of is greenlighting 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men,' including teaching Bryan Cranston how to act and Jon Hamm how to look good in front of a camera.” “It has been a great ride and extremely satisfying to work with an extraordinary team to create TV shows with impact and, most recently, to successfully bring to market a new streaming platform with AMC Plus,” said Carroll.
In addition, Carroll spearheaded AMC Networks’ expansion overseas across Europe, the U.K. and Latin America, and he oversees the company's streaming portfolio of Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. During his accomplished tenure at AMC, Carroll led the creation of AMC Studios, enabling the company to produce and distribute their own original content, including "The Walking Dead" franchise and the upcoming "Interview with the Vampire" series slated for a 2022 premiere.
In a business where credit for achievement can be actively sought, Ed looked for none, choosing to make all around him look good. “He has been at the center of the shows and movies that brought success to the company, and at the center of what has made AMC Networks a great place to work. “For decades, Ed has been the heart and soul of AMC Networks,” said Josh Sapan, former AMC Networks President and Chief Executive Officer and recently named AMC Networks Executive Vice Chairman, in a statement. His kind is rare.”

"Archer" has been renewed for Season 13 at FXX.
6. Like Season 12, new episodes will debut on FXX and be available to stream the following day on FX on Hulu. The news comes as the adult animated comedy is currently airing its twelfth season. The current season is slated to end its run on Oct. Season 13, which will consist of eight episodes, will debut in 2022.
With a limited number of spy jobs up for grabs, can The Agency compete against the soulless vultures of IIA, or will the mom-and-pop spy agency be the next to get swallowed alive? In the current season, Archer and gang face a new threat: a spy conglomerate known as IIA (International Intelligence Agency). "Archer" follows superspy Sterling Archer as he navigates the changing landscape of the spy world.
“'Archer' remains one of FX’s signature series and we are happy to extend its legacy with another globetrotting season,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX. Our thanks to them and the incredible voice cast who keep this fan favorite spy comedy as fresh and exciting as ever.” “Like Sterling Archer himself, Adam Reed, Matt Thompson, Casey Willis and the entire team at Floyd County Productions are endlessly creative and always find a way to surpass themselves.
Jon Benjamin as the (former) world’s greatest spy, Sterling Archer; Aisha Tyler as the spy with marital problems, Lana Kane; Jessica Walter as Archer’s mother and spymaster, Malory Archer; Judy Greer as the loveably crazy office assistant, Cheryl/Carol Tunt; Chris Parnell as the top office spy, Cyril Figgis; Amber Nash as the positively offensive go-getter, Pam Poovey; Adam Reed as the opportunist, Ray Gillette; and Lucky Yates as the unscrupulous scientist, Algernop Krieger. The voice cast includes: H.
I guess just thanks?” said Thompson and Willis.” /> ahhh, damn. I had something for this. So… Lost it. Nope. “On behalf of our entire team of talented illustrators, animators, writers and actors, I just wanted to say…
It is unknown at this time how exactly Mallory Archer will factor into the Season 13, given that Walter passed away in March 2021 at the age of 80. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the subject will be addressed in upcoming episodes of Season 12. It was previously reported that she had finished recording all of her episodes for Season 12.
The series is produced by FX Productions. "Archer" was created by Reed and is executive produced by Reed, Matt Thompson and Casey Willis at Floyd County Productions.