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French Film Board Aims to Shake Up Local Biz
The French National Film Board, CNC, has unveiled a first series of proposals aimed at shaking up Gaul’s movie landscape and subsidy system. The CNC initiative stems from an industry report cond...
In Gloomy Upfront Market, TV Nets Seek Ray Of Light
You might think Madison Avenue’s intense ardor for TV was in danger of cooling. Advertisers appear to have committed as much as 5% to 10% less to broadcast-television primetime in this year’s “u...
Here's Sad Proof Middle America Doesn't Care About World Cup (Infographic)
Soccer still isn't scoring with Middle America this World Cup. Have a look at TheWrap's infographic, above and blown up below. Each soccer ball represents one of ESPN's top 25 markets for ...
Film Review: ‘Coherence’
You've attended less interesting (but also less irritating) dinner parties than the one at the center of "Coherence," a scrappy, low-budget hybrid of paranoid domestic thriller and sci-fi head trip th...
Sexual Abuse Case Against Garth Ancier Withdrawn
Michael Egan, III, who has filed sexual abuse lawsuits against director Bryan Singer and three Hollywood execs, has dismissed his suit against TV exec Garth Ancier. The motion was filed in federal cou...
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Dermot Mulroney to Star in 'Insidious: Chapter 3'
Leigh Whannell wrote the script and will direct the horror movie.read more
Cinedigm Promises Robust Expansion of Digital Networks
Citing strong reactions to its plans for launching three digital networks, Cinedigm topper Chris McGurk is promising a robust expansion of its streaming services. McGurk made the assertion Wednesday a...
Ariana Grande Is Bringing ‘TRL’ Back to MTV
MTV's “Total Request Live” is coming back. For one day only, the iconic music show returns with Ariana Grande for “Total Ariana Live.” The special will feature a scaled-dow...
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Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films List: Surprising Facts and Stats
Which director and decade ruled the rankings? Which movies did women like more than men? THR highlights the most interesting intel from the entertainment-industry ranking.read more
‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Top List of Binge-Watched Shows
Americans have embraced binge-watching — at least for certain TV shows. About 91% of viewers said they’ve engaged in binge-viewing, according to a survey conducted this spring by TiVo, wh...
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Rob Dyrdek Gets Renewals, Pilot in MTV Deal
Celebrations are in order for MTV producer Rob Dyrdek. The network today that closed a "multi-year production deal" with Dyrdek and his company Super Jacket that includes pilot order for a...
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'All Is Lost' Director J.C. Chandor on Redford's Oscar Snub: 'Everyone Was Frustrated'
The filmmaker also gave THR an update on his next film, "A Most Violent Year," starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, while Bennett Miller talked about believing in his "Foxcatcher" stars Steve Ca...
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Kraft's Cheesy Yahoo Motion Ads Lifted Related Search 77%
The difference between a static image and a slightly animated picture may be subtle, but Yahoo is claiming that its Motion Ads are leading to higher sales and increased positive brand association.&n...
Sundance's Next Fest Bringing Movies and Music to Downtown L.A. in August
The Sundance Institute's Next Fest is bringing a bit of Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles. The festival, which takes place from Aug. 7 to 10, will premiere six films in L.A. from the 2014 Su...
Michael Egan Sex Ring Lawsuit Against Garth Ancier Dropped
Michael Egan's sex ring lawsuit against television executive Garth Ancier was dropped on Wednesday. “We are pleased the case filed in Hawaii against Mr. Ancier has been dropped given it had ...
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Sex Abuse Case Against Garth Ancier Withdrawn
Michael Egan III dismisses a Hawaii case but files three others in Los Angeles.read more
Jack Reynor Top Choice to Play Josh Hamilton in Casey Affleck's ‘Miracle Shot’
Jack Reynor is being eyed to play baseball slugger Josh Hamilton in Relativity's “Miracle Shot,” which will mark the directorial debut of Casey Affleck, an individual familiar with the...
Diane Sawyer on the Changing Roles for News Anchors
In April, Variety spoke to Diane Sawyer about Barbara Walters’ retirement from television. Sawyer sounded wistful, already knowing that her own career was about to undergo a big change. In light...
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FX Drama Tyrant Rules Respectable Kingdom of 775K Demo Viewers
Tyrant is off to a reasonable start, if not an earth-shaking one: the drama pulled in a .61 rating, which came out to some 775,000 viewers in the key 18-49 demo. Not bad, with plenty of room to grow...
FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Premieres to 2.1 Million Viewers on Tuesday
FX’s Middle East-based political family drama “Tyrant” drew a little over 2 million viewers in its premiere Tuesday night — a modest number, but not too shabby given the subject ma...

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