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Anne Sweeney Replacement: Disney's Bob Iger Surveys the Candidates
ABC News president Ben Sherwood, global distribution chief Ben Pyne and owned stations boss Rebecca Campbell are all seen as top contenders for the top job at Disney-ABC Television Group.read more ...
Disney Sets Imax Releases for ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Captain America,’ ‘Avengers’
Disney has extended its long-running exhibition partnership with Imax, setting a deal to release “Star Wars: Episode VII,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and other high-...
MipTV: Canal Plus Acquires Italian Mafia Drama ‘Gomorrah’
PARIS– In the run-up to MipTV, French paybox Canal Plus has picked up “Gomorra,” the Italian hit crime skein based on Roberto Saviano’s investigative bestseller. Helmed by Stef...
FX Networks, BSkyB Ink Transatlantic Comedy Pact
LONDON — FX Networks and BSkyB have inked an agreement to develop new comedy for audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. The two-year pact will see FX Networks and BSkyB co-fund and co-develop ...
John de Mol’s Talpa Set Ups Joint Ventures in U.K., Italy, Nordic Region
LONDON — John de Mol’s Talpa Holding has inked joint-venture pacts with Warner Bros.’ Shed Media Group in the U.K., Italy’s Toro, and Nordisk and Banijay Finland in the Nordic regi...
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Docu-Drama Planned on Disgraced German Soccer Boss Uli Hoeness
The president of top German team Bayern Munich was last week sentenced to three and a half years in jail for tax fraud of nearly $40 million.read more
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Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey' Returning to U.K. Cinemas
The British Film Institute will re-release the sci-fi classic across the country, following a Warner Bros.-backed digital restoration.read more
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76% of Marketing Execs Say They Don't Target With Behavioral Data
Seventy-six percent of marketers do not utilize behavioral data in either segmentation analysis or targeting, per a Razorfish study called The State of Always-On Marketing that surveyed 685 C-suite ...
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This Digital Agency Serves the Likes of Steve Madden and Ciroc Vodka
Specs Who Co-founders Ryan Aynes (l.) and Magnus Erhardt What Digital agency Where New York office Not long ago, Ryan Aynes was homeless, sleeping on a yoga mat at the YMCA, after launching an onl...
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The Changing Role of Bartenders in Ads
In 1956, intrepid reporter Hal Boyle of the Associated Press asked drinkers everywhere for a small favor: show a little love for the barkeep. “If you have sent flowers to your mother and tosse...
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21st Century Fox's FX Networks, U.K.'s BSkyB to Co-Develop Comedies
The two-year deal will see the unit of Rupert Murdoch's firm and the British pay TV giant, in which Fox owns a 39 percent stake, co-fund and co-develop half-hour scripted comedies for audiences on bot...
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Sony, 'Take the Money and Run' Creators Partner on TV Banner
Sony Pictures Television teams with Kieran Doherty and Matt Worthy to set up Stellify Media, its first move into production in Northern Ireland.read more
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U.K. Regulator: Betting Firm's Oscar Pistorius Ad Brought Disrepute to Industry
The ad from betting firm Paddy Power showed the South African Paralympian's head superimposed on an Oscar statuette and offered "money back if he walks" for bets on his murder trial.read more
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Johnny Depp Jetting to China to Promote 'Transcendence'
It will be the star's first trip to the world's most populous nation, where he is scheduled to make appearances with some of the country's top actors, music stars and artists.read more
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Malaysian, U.S. Handling of Flight 370 Search Sparks Anger in Chinese Media
Chinese state press and social media are united in their concern over the way the investigation is being carried out.read more
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MIPTV: 'The Voice' Creator John de Mol Expands Across Europe
De Mol's Talpa production company sets up joint ventures with Shed Media in the U.K., Toro TV in Italy and Nordisk Film TV and Banijay in Scandinavia.read more
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China's Censors Clamp Down on Booming Internet Video Sector
The new rules will require censorship approval for all streaming video, which could dampen recent growth of Hollywood content sales to the country's Internet giants. read more
California Production Tax Credit Generated $4.3 Billion in Activity
Backers of expanding California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program have received a strong endorsement from a new study by the Southern California Association of Governments. The study, rel...
Headless Horseman Spooks ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Fans at PaleyFest
The Headless Horseman isn’t just on an on-screen terror for the cast of “Sleepy Hollow.” The decapitated villain made an impromptu appearance on stage at PaleyFest Wednesday which no...
Timothy Olyphant on ‘Justified’ Final Season: ‘It Has to Come Down to Ava, Boyd and Raylan’
Timothy Olyphant was very clear about how he wants FX’s “Justified” to end its run. “It has to come down to Ava and Boyd and Raylan,” he said. Castmembers and producers F...

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