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How CEO Pay Incentives Could Pave the Way for Media Megadeals
The prospect of 21st Century Fox acquiring Time Warner has Wall Street and Hollywood bracing for a wave of mergers and acquisitions to hit the media sector. Conventional wisdom holds that entertainmen...
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Private Film Fund Based in Canary Islands Launches (EXCLUSIVE)
In a bid to tap the hefty 38% tax breaks of Spain’s Canary Islands, Beverly Hills-based Defiant Pictures, run by producers Lucas Jarach and Nicolas Veinberg, has launched a private capital film fund...
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Robin Thicke Lists High Above L.A.’s Sunset Strip
SELLER: Robin Thicke LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $2,985,000 SIZE: 3,158 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Our Fairy Godmother in the Bel Air came tap-tap-tappin’ on Y...
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Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?
Toronto’s lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here’s some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest ...
Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Rory Kennedy's 'Last Days in Vietnam' Wonders Who Goes and Who Gets Left Behind
Rory Kennedy's hard-hitting war documentary "Last Days in Vietnam," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year to rave reviews, focuses on the emergency evacuation of U.S. forces in the f...
CNN's Gaza, Malaysia Airlines Crash Coverage Boosts Ratings – but Can't Touch Fox News Numbers
This is not exactly breaking news, but CNN thrives during times of breaking news. Last week was no exception as the Turner cable news network saw the largest ratings increases following Thursday's...
Fandor Acquires Cannes Film ‘The Strange Little Cat’ For Day-and-Date Release (Exclusive)
Fandor, the online streaming film company run by Ted Hope, has acquired German director Ramon Zürcher's domestic dramedy “The Strange Little Cat” for a day-and-date release. The movie...
Tribeca Winner 'Zero Motivation' to Screen At The Wassaic Project Film Festival
The Wassaic Project, an artist-run multidisciplinary arts organization in its seventh year, has today announced the full slate for their 2014 Summer Festival. Organized by Liliana Greenfield-Sand...
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Judge Won't Disqualify Tolkien Lawyers in 'Hobbit' Fight
Fighting claims that it has gone beyond the scope of its rights, Warner Bros. made a bid to disqualify Greenberg Glusker from representing the plaintiffs.read more
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TV Ratings: 'The Leftovers' Audience Climbing to 8 Million Viewers
The freshman HBO drama is scoring substantial growth across platforms, as lead-in "True Blood" continues to drive Sundays on the pay cable network.read more
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Comic-Con: 'Gotham' EP on Gordon's Origin Story and Lessons From Other Genre Shows
Showrunner Bruno Heller talks with THR about the Batman-themed series before his anticipated Fox pilot makes its big debut in Hall H on July 26.read more
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Tim Pastore Tapped as President of Original Programming at Nat Geo
The Emmy-nominated producer will transition from his role as exec vp production and development at National Geographic Studios and start his new position Aug. 18.read more
National Geographic Channels Names Tim Pastore President, Original Programming and Production
National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe announced on Tuesday that Emmy-nominated producer and television veteran Tim Pastore will be joining the network as president, original programming an...
‘Brothers & Sisters’ Alum Luke MacFarlane, Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore Join Syfy's ‘Killjoys’
“Brothers & Sisters” alum Luke MacFarlane, Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore have been cast as the leads in Syfy's newest scripted series “Killjoys,” the cable netw...
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Walt Disney Biopic to Air on on PBS
PBS and American Experience are taking a look at the man behind the mouse and will air “Walt Disney,” a four-hour, two-night film that aims to explore the life and legacy of the iconic fil...
Guest Post: Here's How to Get an Agent for Your Screenplay
Writer, director, and producer Brian Koppelman ("The Girlfriend Experience," "Solitary Man," "Ocean's 13") is constantly being asked how to find an agent. So he decided t...
‘Maleficent’ Passes $700 Million at Worldwide Box Office
Disney's “Maleficent” has surpassed $700 million at the global box office, the studio said Tuesday. It's Disney's 15th release ever to reach that threshold and the second of 20...
PBS Announces Walt Disney Special, Navy SEALs Documentary
PBS will explore the life of entertainment giant Walt Disney and the work of the U.S. Navy SEALs in its upcoming programming, the network said Tuesday. Disney will be the subject of an installment of ...
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Academy to Explore Advances in Filmmaking Technology and Aviation
"Hollywood Takes To The Air" will be hosted by Oscar winners Craig Barron and Ben Burtt.read more
Roadside Attractions Acquires Xavier Dolan's Cannes-Winning 'Mommy'
"Mommy" the latest film by Canadian director Xavier Dolan, has just been picked up by Roadside Attractions for U.S. distribution. The film was the co-winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes earli...

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