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What CNN Sacrificed for Missing-Plane Ratings (Guest Column)
Wall-to-wall coverage, ridiculous theories: An analyst on how Jeff Zucker replaced news with "the pseudo-fictions of reality TV."read more
Screenz Puts Viewers in Judge’s Chair on Keshet’s ‘Rising Star’
LONDON — Distributor Keshet Intl. has tapped Screenz as its exclusive global technology partner for the hit talent format “Rising Star,” which claims to be the first primetime live t...
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MIPTV: Netflix Cuts Multi-Territory Deal for BBC's 'The Musketeers'
BBC Worldwide, the U.K. public broadcaster's commercial arm, also sells the first and forthcoming second season of the swashbuckling costume drama to French television network NT1.read more
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Johnny Depp's First Trip to China (Exclusive Photos)
In Beijing, Depp jams with a local rock star, does some sculpting in the arts district, holds court with prominent Chinese artists and -- yes -- finds time to promote "Transcendence."
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Inside Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' Trip to China
On a hectic, culturally rich swing through the Chinese capital, the global superstar plays guitar, does some sculpting, meets local artists and hypes his upcoming sci-fi thriller. read more
MipTV: BBC Worldwide Sells ‘The Musketeers’ Wide
PARIS– In the run-up to MipTV, BBC worldwide, the distribution arm of the British broadcaster, has closed a flurry of deals of “The Musketeers,” the contempo TV makeover of Alexandre...
Dorothy Arzner To Receive a San Sebastian Retrospective
MADRID – Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979), the first woman member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and still one of – if not the – most prolific of woman helmers in Hollywood –will be honored...
Korean Networks Sign For BBC Factual, Entertainment Shows
Pay-TV and FTA channels sign pre-MIPTV deals
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MIPTV: Audience Network Takes Aussie Thriller 'The Code'
The conspiracy thriller, which DCD Rights is selling at MIPTV, stars Lucy Lawless and David Wenham and will go out on the Sundance Channel in Latin America and on Denmark's public broadcaster DR.read ...
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China's Box Office Surges 30 Percent in First Quarter, Expected to Hit $4.64 Billion for 2014
Movie theater construction continued to boom during the period, with 18 new screens going up every day, giving China a screen count that's now half of the United States'.read more
Endemol Pacts with David Thompson’s Origin Pictures
LONDON — Endemol has inked an exclusive first-look development and distribution pact with drama producer Origin Pictures, which is led by former BBC Films topper David Thompson. The three-year d...
‘The Blacklist’ Producers Pay Close Attention to Social Media
Fans of NBC’s “The Blacklist,” take note, the show’s producers are watching. “We pay very close attention to the feedback,” said exec producer John Fox at the Telev...
U.K.’s Channel 4 Chases Global Partners with New Drama Strategy
LONDON — U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 is to invest millions in international drama co-productions as part of a new strategy unveiled Thursday. The network is looking to back shows that would sit c...
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German Box Office Falls in First Quarter
There were few new hits in the first three months of 2014, with Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” the best new entry in the territory.read more
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'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere: Cast Gets Sentimental, Calls Dibs on Set Pieces
Christina Hendricks says she's eyeing a picture from Joan's apartment as a keepsake, while Elisabeth Moss hopes to keep Peggy's ring as the AMC darling heads into its final stretch. read more
Richard Brick Dead at 68
Richard Brick, a producer, Directors Guild of America official and former New York City Film Commissioner  died Wednesday. He was 68. Brick worked on three Woody Allen movies — “Celebrity...
Brazil Launches Mip TV Forum
MADRID – For the first time at Cannes’ Mip TV market, Brazilian TV authorities and the Brazilian TV Producers (BTVP) trade assn. will create a forum to present co-production and sales opportunitie...
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'American Idol' Season 13: 7 Things You Didn’t See During the Top 8 Show
Who scored a high five from J.Lo? Which contestant has developed a movie star alter ego? Read on to find out. read more
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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Launch 'New Form' Digital Studio With Discovery
UPDATED: Former YouTube executive Kathleen Grace will head the studio. read more
60 Sexiest Seconds of Chris Evans: Captain (Naked) America (Video)
From the looks of things, Chris Evans, a.k.a. “Captain America” spends a lot of time at the gym. If you can't wait until this weekend to see Evans in “Captain America: The Winter...

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