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Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Tops Piracy of Fall TV Premieres with 1.3 Million Downloads
Pirates have swarmed all over “Gotham,” the Batman prequel series that debuted on Fox last week, giving it the dubious distinction of far exceeding file-sharing activity of any other new ...
The Weinstein Company Annoys the Hell Out of Theater Owners With 'Crouching Tiger' Plans
After its success in releasing Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" on VOD just two weeks after theaters, The Weinstein Co. continues to experiment with distribution strategies t...
‘Annabelle’ Is Ready to Raise the Dead Horror Movie Box Office
“Annabelle,” the demon doll spinoff from last year's breakout hit “The Conjuring,” opens Friday and analysts are projecting it will take in roughly $25 million for Warner ...
‘Into the Storm’ Director Enlists in Navy SEAL Thriller ‘The Lake’ (EXCLUSIVE)
EuropaCorp has hired “Into the Storm” director Steven Quale for its underwater action-thriller “The Lake.” The upcoming project, written by EuropaCorp topper Luc Besson and ...
Chicago Theater Review: ‘The World of Extreme Happiness’
The title of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s fascinating, flawed play about massive social change in China, “The World of Extreme Happiness,” is almost beyond ironic.  Nobody in this work, premiering a...
Robin Williams’ Autopsy Results Delayed for One Month
The results of Robin Williams’ autopsy have been pushed back to Nov. 3, Marin Country Counsel announced in a statement. They were originally scheduled to be ready on Tuesday. “We originall...
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EBay and PayPal Will Part Ways in 2015
After a strategic review, eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal as a separate business in 2015. The e-commerce giant's board of directors is touting the separation as a means of enhancing ...
Universal Pictures Brings Back Emerging Writers Fellowship Screenwriting Program
Universal Pictures will seek out new screenwriters through its Emerging Writers Fellowship for a second year, after the first exceeded the studio’s expectations. The studio will start accepting ...
NBCU Cable Shakeup: Frances Berwick Role Expanded to Lifestyle Networks Chief, Adam Stotsky Named E! GM Amid Suzanne Kolb Exit
NCBUniversal is combining Bravo, E!, Oxygen and Esquire under its Lifestyle Group. Frances Berwick, who currently heads Bravo and Oxygen, will lead the group. Meanwhile, Esquire's Adam Stotsky h...
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Gale Ann Hurd Among Newly-Named AMPAS SciTech Council Members
Cinematographer John Bailey, VFX supervisor John Knoll and editor Michael Tronick have also joined the Councilread more
‘Manhattan Love Story’ Review: ABC Romcom Is Not an Instant Attraction
Like a bumpy first date, ABC's “Manhattan Love Story” is hard to stomach initially. The pilot, which debuts Tuesday and introduces Dana (Analeigh Tipton) a serial monogamist and Peter ...
Bravo’s Frances Berwick to Oversee E! and Esquire; Adam Stotsky Adds E! Duties
NBCUniversal is shaking up the management picture at E! Entertainment, the cabler that has been in a ratings slump as viewer interest waned in its celebrity-focused brand of unscripted series. Frances...
Robert Simonds’ Studio Taps Jack Pan as Marketing Chief
Marketing veteran Jack Pan is the latest hire at Robert Simonds’ new film and television company, joining a collection of studio hands that includes former Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogel...
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E! Shakeup: Frances Berwick Expands Purview as Suzanne Kolb Exits
Berwick adds Esquire Network, too, while Esquire president named GM of E!read more
‘Annabelle’ Cast Talks Terrible Gifts at Screening
The Chinese Theater in Hollywood played host Monday to a screening of horror flick “Annabelle” Monday, the prequel to James Wan’s 2013 “The Conjuring.” The film, based in part on the stories...
Jack Pan Joins Robert Simonds’ New Studio as President of Marketing
Robert Simonds has added marketing vet Jack Pan to his new studio, it was announced Tuesday. Pan joins the team as president of Motion Picture Marketing. In his new role, Pan will oversee all aspects ...
Fox Buys ‘Big’ TV Show Remake from ‘Enlisted’ Team
Continuing with the current TV trend in mining Gen X and Gen Y nostalgia for project ideas, Fox has bought a half-hour comedy loosely based on the Tom Hanks movie “Big” from “Enliste...
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Robin Williams: Autopsy Results Delayed for Another Month
Results were originally due back Sept. 30read more
Cartoon Network Sets Premiere For Miniseries ‘Over The Garden Wall’
Cartoon Network’s first animated miniseries “Over The Garden Wall” is set to make its debut on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., and will run over five consecutive nights. The ten-episode mystery ad...
Fox News Tops Cable Ratings in Third-Quarter Primetime For First Time
In a busy summer for big news stories, Fox News Channel topped all of ad-supported cable in third-quarter ratings, standing as the most-watched network in weekday primetime for the first time since 20...

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