Jeff Ewing

Jeff Ewing is a staff writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he covers entertainment news.

Jane Fonda Arrested Again At Capitol Building Climate Action

Longtime activist and actress Jane Fonda was arrested today for a fifth time at Washington D.C. climate change protests held outside the U.S. Capitol. The arrest comes before the Oscar winner’s 82nd birthday, December 21st. Fonda has been a leader in the now weekly protests, called ‘Fire Drill Fridays’, which have drawn other celebrities like Ted Danson, Piper Perabo, Diane Ladd, and Sally Field (who was arrested last week). The protests are co-organized by Code Pink and...

Lego In Talks With Universal For Prospective Film Partnership

When Lego’s Warner Bros. deal expired, the company’s first move was to consider its options. The company is now in serious talks to begin a collaboration with the iconic Universal Studios for a potential long term film partnership. It’s previous partnership with Warner Bros. saw some major successes and, simultaneously, some surprising disappointments. 2014’s The Lego Movie was met with both critical acclaim and extraordinary public support. The Lego Batman spin-off in...

‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Drops Teaser Poster, Trailer

The official teaser poster and first look for A Quiet Place Part II were released today, signalling a return to Paramount Pictures’ extremely profitable horror film world on March 20, 2020 (both in Dolby Cinema and IMAX). Teaser Trailer, A Quiet Place Part II 2018’s A Quiet Place was a surprise hit and every studio’s dream. An original property produced on a budget of $17 million, the film went on to gross $340.9 million. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the entire world...

Reports Indicate Steve Burke Stepping Down As NBCUniversal CEO, Prompting Replacement Rumors

Variety reports that Steve Burke is widely expected to step down as CEO of NBCUniversal in the next year. Reports indicate that he’ll be replaced by Jeff Shell, now chairman of NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment. While Burke’s contract is set to expire in August 2020, sources say he could depart earlier in the year. In January of this year, Burke made heavy changes to NBCUniversal leadership, positioning Shell in a strong place to replace Burke at the end of his tenure....

Nielsen’s Releases Interesting Viewership Data On ‘The Irishman’

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino, is a top-tier Oscar contender. It’s longer running time and high budget are often box office killers as far as studios are concerned, but the crime epic is a feather in Netflix’s cap this Academy Award season. While Netflix often doesn’t release a lot of viewership information, Nielsen’s recently-released Subscription Video On Demand Content Ratings have revealed some interesting...

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