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NBC Nabs EuropaCorp’s ‘Taxi Brooklyn’
PARIS– NBC has acquired U.S. broadcast rights to the first season of “Taxi Brooklyn,” the New York-set action/comedy skein produced by Europacorp Television, the TV arm of Luc Besson...
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Film4 Chief Tessa Ross to Step Down
The head of Channel 4's drama unit and film division leaves to head up the National Theater.read more
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Aereo Tells Supreme Court Not to Kill 'Next Technological Step'
The upstart TV streaming service makes its last written arguments before an oral hearing next month.read more
Channel 4′s Film/Drama Chief Tessa Ross to Become Chief Exec of U.K.’s National Theater
LONDON — Tessa Ross is to become chief executive of the U.K.’s National Theater. She joins from pubcaster Channel 4, where she is controller of film and drama. Ross will join the National ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in 'Hamlet' on U.K. Stage
The "Sherlock" actor will portray the iconic Shakespeare character in the British capital in 2015.read more
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Disney's Anne Sweeney Talks Successor, Online Pay TV Services
At a conference in London, she ‎discusses the "creative transformation" rather than "creative destruction" of television and comments on the company's acquisition of Maker Studios.read more
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Hollywood Docket: 'Twilight' Trademarks; ESPN Lawsuit; 50 Cent Mixtape
A roundup of entertainment law news including the Conan Doyle estate objecting to "Sherlock Gnomes" and a Texas man objecting to the 1989 film, "Tango & Cash."read more
Italo Auteur Marco Bellocchio Appointed Cineteca Di Bologna Prexy
ROME – Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio has been appointed president of Italy’s Cineteca di Bologna, the prominent film archives known globally as a prime film preservation entity and also fo...
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Alyson Hannigan on 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale: Whole 'Room Was Crying' (Video)
The actress reveals secrets of the CBS show's final episode during a chat with Jimmy Kimmel.read more
Rupert Murdoch Promotes Sons; Peter Rice Re-Ups With Fox Networks Group
Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice has extended his contract with the company, and Rupert Murdoch has also promoted his sons. 21st Century Fox announced Wednesday that James Murdoch has been named Co-...
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5 Big Challenges Ben Sherwood Faces in Disney's Top TV Job (Analysis)
Anne Sweeney's successor must fix ABC primetime, court Hollywood talent and deal with a "GMA" host's $8 million salary demand.read more
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Sony's 'Powers' Move: Will PlayStation Become a TV Hub?
Is the decision to stream the comic book adaptation a one-off experiment or the first sign of a new, Netflix-style content player?read more
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Hollywood Already Exploring a Malaysia Airlines Movie
"I guarantee there are 50 different people working on 50 different projects ... right now," says one prominent producer.read more
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Murdoch Family Politics: What James and Lachlan Promotions Mean for Fox, News Corp
"The more time goes by, the shorter any Chase Carey interregnum is likely to last," says one Wall Street observer about the implications for succession in Rupert Murdoch's empire.read more
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Popcorn Sales Boom Showcases China Film Industry Growth
Unlike in North America, where concessions account for as much as 75 percent of cinema profits, China's theaters have banked mostly on box office -– but that's changing as the Chinese develop a tast...
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Russian Quotas: Hollywood Studios Would Be Hardest Hit
Russia's proposed quota on foreign films, introduced in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine, could hurt the studio's revenues in the region, worth some $860 million last year.read more
FilMart: ‘Angel Whispers,’ ‘Private Eyes’ Take HAF Prizes
Winners announced at 12 edition of HK - Asia Film Financing Forum
Peter Rice Extends Contract as Chairman and CEO at Fox Networks Group
LONDON — 21st Century Fox has announced that Peter Rice, chairman and CEO Fox Networks Group, has agreed to extend his employment agreement. James Murdoch, co-chief operating officer at 21st Cen...
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Fox Networks Group CEO Peter Rice Gets Contract Extension
‎James Murdoch says the unit has "continued to push creative boundaries across the company."read more
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Hong Kong Filmart: 'Angel Whispers,' Taiwan's 'Private Eyes' Win HAF Awards
In total, seven cash awards were given out by the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum to promising projects from across the region. read more

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