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Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg Join HBO's 'Bessie' Biopic
"True Detective's" Tory Kittles has also been added to the cast of the TV movie based on blues icon Bessie Smith.read more
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Academy Announces Submission Deadlines
Submissions for the Scientific and Technical Awards are due July 11, and the deadline for official screen credits is Dec. 3.read more
Viacom’s Music Group Launches Director Diversity Program
Viacom’s Music Group, which includes MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO, has launched its Director Diversity Program. The VMN Spectrum Director Diversity Program is designed to help attract and provide training...
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A Look Back at Google's History of Social Media Failures
In some alternate social media history, the term Crush List is a verb—meaning to elevate a friend to the most prominent position within one’s social network. And somewhere MySpace founde...
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Neil Gaiman's American Gods Finds a Home at Starz
It's been rumored for years and now coming to pass: Neil Gaiman's beloved fantasy novel American Gods has a network ready to develop a long-rumored TV adaptation. The deal, initially, is fo...
Reality TV Producers Form New York-Based Trade Association
Things just got real in the trade world. A group of New York-based reality TV production companies have formed the non-profit trade group called the Nonfiction Producers Association (NPA), which will ...
World Cup Star Misses Game-Winning Shot, Sears Painful Memory Into His Flesh
Chile was eliminated by the narrowest of margins in a World Cup knockout game on Saturday when they lost to host country Brazil in a 3-2 contest that eventually came down to penalty kicks. Mauricio Pi...
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Starz, Bryan Fuller Board Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods'
The premium cable network has joined the FremantleMedia project with a script-to-series commitment.read more
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'Ghost: The Musical': Theater Review
The Oscar-winning Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore romantic fantasy has been turned into a Broadway musical, put on tour and brought to the Pantages in Hollywood.read more
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World Cup 2014: Hollywood Cheers on U.S. vs. Belgium
UPDATED: Spike Lee, Josh Duhamel and Patrick Stewart are among the stars rooting for America in today’s big soccer game.read more
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USA vs. Belgium: World Cup Live Blog 2014
Celebrities, players and ex-players follow the big game in real-time.
Starz Is Developing Neil Gaiman's ‘American Gods’ With Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Starz is developing a series based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel, “American Gods,” with executive producers Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. FremantleMedia North America will p...
World Cup Fever Still Contained Mostly to Coasts (Infographic)
Millions of Americans have World Cup fever, but it remains for the most part a coastal epidemic. As TheWrap reported last week, the largest markets for ESPN's household World Cup ratings have been...
RIP Paul Mazursky, Academy Award-Nominated Writer-Actor-Director-Producer, Dead at 84
Paul Mazursky, an actor, writer and director whose career spanned from the 1950s to the 2000s and is perhaps best known for "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice," has died at age 84, Variety rep...
Jeffrey Ressner, Politico and Rolling Stone Journalist, Dead at 56
Journalist Jeffrey Ressner, who covered entertainment and politics for four decades at outlets like Rolling Stone, Politico and Time, died Saturday, June 28, at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles....
Is This the Death of the Big Screen Documentary?
Thanks to cheaper digital production equipment and a seemingly endless line of new distribution options, documentary filmmakers are experiencing boom times. But who's getting the bucks from this b...
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Greenpeace Targets Lego for Shell Partnership in New Campaign
Environmental group Greenpeace staged a protest today at Legoland in Windsor, England, targeting Lego for their partnership with Shell, The Drum reports. Shell has faced harsh backlash from environm...
Village Voice Workers Move Closer to Strike
After 13-hours of negotiations between management and staffers ended in a stalemate Monday night, the unionized workers of the Village Voice voted to authorize the bargaining committee to set a strike...
‘Hieroglyph’ Pilot Joins Fox Tradition of Aborted Takeoffs
Fox’s “Hieroglyph” will never get a chance to decipher the riddle of success in primetime. And while pulling the plug on the show before it ever airs might sound surprising – all that research...
World Cup USA vs. Belgium: Hollywood's Studio-by-Studio Guide for Blowing Off Work and Watching the Game
“We should leave work and go watch the game.” – Everyone It's already a slow work week with the 4th of July on Friday.  The “Out of Office until July 7th” replies ar...

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