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‘Transformers’: The Anatomy of a Cross-Platform Money Maker
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” barrels into multiplexes June 27, hell-bent on global domination. With a pricetag north of $210 million after rebates, it’s one of the summer’s most expensive...
Five Big Themes That Could Sway Emmy Voters
The Primetime Emmy nominations are meant to serve as an annual scorecard of the best work in television. But picking kudos contenders is a highly subjective process, and plenty of unpredictable, zeitg...
YouTube, Amazon Start Playing Hardball With Sellers
The ascendance of digital media has given the Internet’s biggest distributors new market clout. And YouTube and Amazon are increasingly throwing their weight around with suppliers in disputes that a...
Aereo Supreme Court Ruling: Fox, Disney and Others React
The Supreme Court brought the Aereo experiment to an end on Wednesday, ruling that the online TV service violates television broadcasters’ copyrights. Reactions to the decision, both positive an...
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Box-Office Preview: 'Transformers 4' Looks to Revive Franchise With $100 Million-Plus Debut
Mark Wahlberg replaces Shia LaBeouf as star of Michael Bay's blockbuster action series; John Carney's "Begin Again," starring Keira Knightley, opens at the specialty box office.read more
‘Game of Thrones’ Re-Enacted by Pugs (Video)
Three pugs have perhaps unwillingly deigned to dress up as your favorite “Game of Thrones” characters. It's all part of a promotion for Blinkbox, a British movies-on-demand service tha...
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TV Ratings: 'Extreme Weight Loss' Improves, 'Talent' Repeat Tops
"Celebrity Wife Swap" takes a small hit in its latest episode, while "The Night Shift" sheds a little more.read more
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Consumer Groups Claim That CarMax's Ads Are Deceptive
A coalition of 11 consumer groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commision to investigate CarMax for using deceptive advertising, writes Chistopher Jensen for The New York Times. The groups c...
Bring Your Indie to Europe: Festivals Unite to Promote Independent American Cinema
American independent film has been granted a new voice in European markets. Today, the Leiden International Film Festival announced a partnership with the American Film Festival of Wroclaw, Poland a j...
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Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai's Annual Pay Rises 20 Percent Despite Company Losses
His pay, $1.8 million, was up as much as that of new president of U.S. entertainment Nicole Seligman in yen terms, though he declined to accept a bonus.read more
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Natpe Europe: Agnieszka Holland to Direct Third Season of 'House of Cards'
Holland, who most recently helmed the NBC miniseries “Rosemary's Baby,” will shoot two episodes of the upcoming season of the Netflix political drama.read more
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Annalect Taps Wunderman's Samardzija as Analytics Chief
Annalect has named longtime Wunderman exec Slavi Samardzija chief analytics officer at the Omnicom Group’s data and analytics unit. Samardzija had been with the WPP company since early 2000 an...
‘America’s Got Talent’ Repeat Tops Tuesday Ratings; ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ Rises
Even in repeat, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was the dominant program in the ratings race on Tuesday, a night that also saw a pretty good return to originals for ABC’s &#...
Watch: Katherine Hepburn in 'The African Queen' is the Ideal Action Film Heroine
Although for most "The African Queen" is not the go-to action movie, screenwriting instructor and story consultant Jennine Lanouette has created a comprehensive video showing why Kather...
Watch: Katherine Hepburn in 'The African Queen' is the Ideal Action Film Heroine
Although for most "The African Queen" is not the go-to action movie, screenwriting instructor and story consultant Jennine Lanouette has created a comprehensive video showing why Kather...
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MLB 14 The Show Says Baseball Is Better With Shareable Web Content
Fans will agree to disagree, but baseball die-hards will never let go of their firm belief that America's favorite pastime is the best out there. Capitalizing on that fanaticism, Sony Computer E...
Aereo Founder: Supreme Court Ruling ‘Chilling’ To Technology Industry
With Aereo’s future in doubt, the company’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia blasted the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of broadcasters, saying that it “sends a chilling message t...
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Diane Sawyer Leaves World News, David Muir Will Anchor
Diane Sawyer is officially stepping down from the leadership of ABC's World News franchise, and David Muir is stepping up. Starting Sept. 2, David Muir will become the anchor and managing editor...
NYC Council Probes ‘Sweatshop Conditions’ for Freelance Reality TV Workers
The New York City Council's Civil Service and Labor Committee held a public hearing to probe “sweatshop conditions” for freelance workers in the reality TV industry on Wednesday. The h...
Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia: ‘Our Work Is Not Done’
Moments after Aereo's chief investor declared the company “over” in light of a Supreme Court ruling against it, Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia defiantly said the company's R...

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