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Weekend Report September 2, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy: $22MM James Gunn UTA - Charlie Ferraro The Safran Company - Peter Safran Chris Pratt CAA - Jason Heyman Mosaic - Julie Darmody Zoe Saldana ICM Partners...
Robin Williams Tribute Special to Air on PBS
Stars and friends of Robin Williams will share memories of the late comedian in “Robin Williams Remembered — A Pioneers of Television Special.” The one-hour special will feature Will...
NBC Sports Takes Stake in Fantasy-Sports Startup FanDuel as part of $70 Million Round
Fantasy-sports startup FanDuel announced that it has closed $70 million in financing from investors including NBC Sports Ventures. The latest investment round — which brings the company to $88 m...
‘Sleepy Hollow’ Marketers Sorry for ‘National Beheading Day’ Stunt
The Fox series “Sleepy Hollow” drew ire on social media Tuesday for a marketing campaign touting “National Beheading Day” on the same day the world learned terrorist group ISIS...
First 4DX Theater in U.S. a Hit with Audiences, Data Shows (EXCLUSIVE)
It jerks. It rumbles. It sprays. It smokes. It smells. Now 4DX, the souped up theatrical experience that premiered in Regal Cinemas LA Live location this June, is outperforming traditional movie theat...
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What Makes for an Unforgettable Celebrity Ad? Share Your Thoughts at #AdweekChat
In the not-too-distant past, Hollywood A-Listers had to sneak off overseas to make easy money in advertising. But today, the stigma is lifting, and celebrity endorsements are everywhere you look. D...
Alden Ehrenreich Joins Cast of Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Alden Ehrenreich is in talks to join the cast of the Coen Brothers’ latest dramedy “Hail Caesar!” He joins Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johans...
IMG Names Karen Brodkin President of Business Affairs
IMG has named Karen Brodkin its new president of business affairs where she will oversee the global sports and media management group's worldwide business dealings. Brodkin joins the company aft...
Venice Film Review: ‘Fires on the Plain’
There are horrors-of-war movies, and then there are World War II horror movies, and judging by “Fires on the Plain,” it’s not entirely clear whether Japanese splatter director Shinya Tsukamoto u...
‘Little People Big World's’ Amy Roloff Preps for a Pop-Up Restaurant on Season Premiere (Exclusive Video)
The Roloff family has undergone some major changes over the past few years and it's about time some good things come their way. On this new season of TLC's “Little People Big World,̶...
Paramount Marketing Chief Josh Greenstein Close to Deal At Sony
Former Paramount Pictures chief marketing officer Josh Greenstein is in final negotiations with Sony Pictures to succeed Jeff Blake as chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution, according to pe...
TORONTO: Patrick Stewart’s ‘Match’ Nabbed for Foreign Sales
Premiere Entertainment Group has acquired the foreign sales rights for Patrick Stewart’s comedy-drama “Match.” Sales will begin at the Toronto Film Festival. IFC acquired U.S. rights...
‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “This Is Where I Leave You” leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $8.1 million for spots ...
Netflix Launching Selective Facebook Recommendations
Need a way to let your bestie know how much you loved the last season of “Pretty Little Liars,” but don't want your guilty pleasures to hit your social feed? Netflix just launched a ne...
Josh Greenstein Leaving Paramount for Top Marketing Job at Sony
Paramount's Josh Greenstein is nearing a deal to replace Marc Weinstock as the head of marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment, an individual familiar with the situation has told TheWrap. In resp...
Justin Bieber Arrested, Charged With Assault, Dangerous Driving After ATV Crash
Pop star Justin Bieber was back in handcuffs Friday after being arrested by Canadian authorities and charged with assault and dangerous driving. The “Boyfriend” singer was allegedly invol...
Netflix Renews and Cancels 'Hemlock Grove' for Final Season
One of the more difficult aspects of the Netflix model is how to judge the network's pick-ups and cancellations. Considering the company does not disclose any statistics regarding how many people actu...
Broadway Box Office: ‘It’s Only a Play’ Gets Boffo Start with Broderick and Lane
Star-heavy Broadway comedy “It’s Only a Play” went from zero to 60 last week, launching out of the gate with a strong tally in a week that saw overall Main Stem sales hold steady ah...
Vince Vaughn In Talks to Star in Michael Dowse's ‘The Politician’
Vince Vaughn is in early talks to star in comedy “The Politician” for Columbia Pictures and director Michael Dowse, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Matthew Bass ...
‘The Wire’ Being Remastered for HBO Marathon
Fans of “The Wire,” rejoice; your series is coming back — and it's getting a touch-up. HBO is remastering the David Simon series for HD, which ran from 2002 to 2008, with an eye ...

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