Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How Not to Negotiate a Distribution Deal
Negotiation is an essential but little understood part of dealmaking. To make fair deals with good distributors, there are mistakes you must avoid and steps you need to take. I recently gave a present...
Nat Geo Channel Sets Debut for ‘Re-Wilding’ Series ‘Live Free or Die,’ Releases First Trailer (Exclusive)
National Geographic Channel delves into a growing subculture who've adopted “re-wilding” on upcoming new series, “Live Free or Die.” The show, which follows five members of...
‘MasterChef,’ ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Lead Monday Ratings; ‘Under the Dome’ Hits Low
CBS’ “Under the Dome” seems to be running out of gas as it nears the end of its second season, falling to a series low on Monday, a night that saw NBC’s “American Ninja W...
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Apple Appears to Be Moving Into the Mobile Wallet Market
Speculation that Apple will debut a digital wallet on the upcoming iPhone 6 reached a crescendo over Labor Day weekend. Numerous publications detailed patent searches and tips from people "fami...
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China Cracks Down on Laughable Celebrity Endorsements
The U.S. market has a long tradition of celebrity spokespeople who endorse products they basically have nothing to do with. A classic example was in 1984, when soap opera actor Chris Robinson held a...
‘Community’ Creator Dan Harmon Ignores Fox Pilot Writing Duties in ‘Harmontown’ Trailer (Video)
“Community” creator Dan Harmon kept himself busy with a comedy tour after he was axed from the NBC sitcom, and apparently ignored writing a Fox pilot in the process. “I have a Fox pi...
Spike TV Names ‘Crossbones’ Producer Ted Gold as SVP, Scripted Original Series
Spike TV has hired Ted Gold as senior vice president, scripted original series. Gold, who will lead a newly created scripted development team and oversee all scripted program for the network, previous...
YouTube Will Take 5%-Plus Cut of Crowdfunding Donations
Google’s YouTube now lets creators solicit fans for donations — providing another tool for monetizing content — with the video site taking at least 5% of any coinage dropped into th...
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Studio Canal Backing New Venture From Silver Pictures Alums (Exclusive)
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are launching The Picture Company with backing from the French entertainment powerread more
You're Invited: Indiewire Talks to Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wiig, Channing Tatum and More at TIFF
Over four days, registered festival delegates can hear talent from this year's festival talk about their films with the staff of Indiewire. Guests include Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nightcrawler"), K...
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TV Ratings: History's 'Houdini' Miniseries Opens to 3.7 Million
Adrien Brody plays the great illusionist in the two-night eventread more
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Horizon Lands Turner's Media Buying Business
Turner Broadcasting has awarded the bulk of its media buying business to Horizon Media after a review, confirmed Dennis Camlek, svp of Turner.  The broadcaster's entertainment and news net...
Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support, Daughter Says
Melissa Rivers provided an update Tuesday on her mother, Joan Rivers, saying she remains on life support. “On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and s...
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Jermaine Fowler Developing Semi-Autobiographical Comedy for ABC (Exclusive)
The untitled entry follows a college dropout living with his estranged grandmotherread more
Warner Bros. Slates Russell Crowe-Ryan Gosling Pic ‘Nice Guys’ For 2016
Warner Bros. has dated the thriller “The Nice Guys,” starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, for June 17, 2016. Shane Black will direct with Joel Silver producing. Ken Kao of Waypoint Ent...
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Venice: 'Cymbeline' Lands North American Home With Lionsgate, Grindstone
The adaptation stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and 'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Dakota Johnsonread more
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'Game of Thrones' Swordsman Reportedly Cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Miltos Yerolemou played Arya Stark's sword teacher in the first season of the hit HBO showread more
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'Nice Guys' With Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe Arriving Summer 2016
A down-on-his-luck private eye and a leg-breaker try to solve the case of a missing girlread more
‘Walking Dead’ Season 5: Rick Is Being Hunted (Photo)
A new poster for the fifth season of “The Walking Dead” seems to confirm any and all suspicions that Rick Grimes and friends are in the company of cannibals. “Hunt or be hunted,̶...
Jake Gyllenhaal on Losing 30 Pounds and Himself in ‘Nightcrawler’
Jake Gyllenhaal has a razor-thin scar on the palm of his hand. It’s a permanent souvenir from the set of “Nightcrawler,” the Toronto Film Festival thriller, in which the actor plays a twisted cr...