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CinemaCon: Fox Execs, Exhibs Miffed at John Fithian’s ’12 Years a Slave’ Comment
Not one to shy away from ruffling some feathers, John Fithian, prexy of the National Assn. of Theater Owners, may have gone too far when he admitted during his keynote speech Tuesday at CinemaCon to p...
ESPN, FOX Lead Sports Emmy Awards Noms
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced the nominees for the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. ESPN leads with the most network nominations at 30, followed by FOX with 18....
'January' and 'Venice' To Bookend 2014 San Francisco Film Festival
The San Francisco International Film Festival has announced its opening and closing night films with the Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst-starring "The Two Faces of January" kicking things off April ...
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CinemaCon: Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar,' Plugs Film Over Digital in Hollywood Reporter Q&A
UPDATED: Speaking with THR's chief film critic Todd McCarthy, the filmmaker says none of the new digital technologies can match the quality of celluloid, including projection system. read more
San Francisco Film Fest Selects Opening and Closing Night Films
The 57th annual San Francisco International Film Festival has chosen its opening and closing night films. The fest will open with a presentation of Hossein Amini’s Patricia Highsmith adaptation R...
Q&A: Scarlett Johansson on Chris Evans and the ‘Captain America’ Sequel
Scarlett Johansson joined the Marvel universe in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” as the Black Widow, a role she’s reprised in two other films, including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” She spok...
‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff Casts ‘Crazy Ones’ Actress Tiya Sircar as Replacement
The upcoming comedy pilot for “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff “How I Met Your Dad” has found a replacement for actress Krysta Rodriguez, who departed the project on Tuesday. Ti...
Winnie the Pooh Origin Story Developing at RatPac
The story of the bear that the Winnie the Pooh character was named for is in development at RatPac Entertainment. The company has acquired movie rights to the forthcoming picture book “Finding W...
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Clear Channel Outdoor Rolls Out New Mobile Platform ‘Connect’
New York-based Clear Channel Outdoor is bringing its global interactive mobile advertising platform Connect, which uses NFC tags or QR codes on advertising panels at pedestrian-accessible sites, to ...
Sundance Winner ‘Green Prince’ Gets U.S. Distribution
Music Box Films has bought U.S. rights to the Israeli documentary “The Green Prince,” which won the Sundance Audience Award in the world cinema documentary section. Music Box will open the...
AMC Has Ordered Its First Scripted Comedy Pilot, Is Developing New Series From Chris Carter, Wyatt Cenac and Billy Corgan
Ahead of its upfront presentation today, AMC has unveiled the projects it has in development, among them the network's first scripted comedy "We Hate Paul Revere," which has been order to pilot and wi...
NBC Plans 6 Summer Scripted Shows, Including Amy Poehler Project
NBC plans six summer scripted shows — the most of any broadcast network in 21 years — including the Amy Poehler comedy “Welcome to Sweden” and the John Malkovich pirate drama, ...
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'Noah': Religious Leaders Who Supported 'Son of God' Not Planning Screenings for New Biblical Film
Some organizations that were strong supporters of the Mark Burnett- and Roma Downey-produced story about the life of Jesus aren't as enthusiastic about Paramount's movie inspired by the Genesis story....
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NBC Slots 'Undateable,' 'Night Shift' and 'Crossbones'
"Taxi Brooklyn," "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" also receive summer premiere dates along with reality series "Food Fighters."read more
First Look at Ben Mckenzie as James Gordon in ‘Gotham’
We’ve seen Alfred Pennyworth and Harvey Bullock. Now, Warner Bros. has released the first image of Ben Mckenzie as Detective James Gordon in origin series “Gotham.” The studio tweete...
NBC Summer Slate Robust in Original Scripted Series
Six original scripted summer series, as well as a new original alternative series, will join NBC’s line-up, the network announced today. “The Night Shift,” “Undateable” and “Crossbones...
AMC To Develop Scripted Comedy, Late Night Project with Kevin Smith
After striking a vein with scripted dramas like “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead,” then supplementing those series with reality programming, entertainment cabler AMC will now pu...
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Foursquare's New Ads Tap Twitter and Require $100K Commitment
Foursquare has a new ad product that invites users to tweet marketing messages when they check into businesses. The product is called Tap to Tweet and will be available in early April, Adweek learned...
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AMC's Upfront Slate: First Comedy Pilot, Chris Carter Drama, More
UPDATED: The cabler has also inked an overall deal with "Sons of Anarchy's" Dave Erickson to co-write and exec produce its "Walking Dead" companion series.read more
Fox News Shifts ‘Sunday Housecall’ to Accommodate Bartiromo Show
Fox News Channel will move its “Sunday Housecall” program to make room for Maria Bartiromo’s  new business-focused Sunday talk show. Fox News said “Sunday Housecall” wil...

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