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WGA West Earnings Slid 6.4% in 2013
Hollywood writer earnings fell 6.4% last year to $1.01 billion as TV writing fell 6.2% and  feature film work plunged 7.2%, according to the Writers Guild of America West. Total covered earnings for ...
CBS Orders Drama Series ‘Zoo’ Based on James Patterson Novel
CBS has ordered drama series “Zoo,” based on the James Patterson novel of the same name and produced by “Mission Impossible” producers. The network has given a straight-to-seri...
Publicis Groupe Acquires E-Commerce Shop
Publicis Groupe is acquiring e-commerce shop Crown Partners. Following the acquisition, Crown will be folded into Razorfish’s technology platform services, The Wall Street Journal reports. The...
Attention, Filmmakers: Make a Movie on Your Phone for the Original iPhone Film Festival
Stop taking that selfie and get down down to business. The Original iPhone Film Festival has just announced it's accepting submissions for their 2014 event. Submissions are free and entries will ...
Jack Osbourne Buys Studio City Mini-Macmansion
BUYER: Jack Osbourne LOCATION: Studio City, CA PRICE: $3,200,000 SIZE: 5,614 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: In late May rock ‘n’ roll scion budding television and docu...
London Theater Review: Tabloid Takedown ‘Great Britain’
Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, “Great Britain,” the National Theater’s bold sa...
Bryan Singer Reveals New Characters in First Page of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Script (Photo)
The internet's comic book fans collectively squealed with excitement when Bryan Singer posted his first ever Instagram picture containing a treatment he co-wrote for “X-Men: Apocalypse.̶...
Reality TV Banners Launch Nonfiction Producers Assn. Run by Rick Feldman
A clutch of New York-based unscripted production companies have formed the Nonfiction Producers Assn. trade group designed to promote and foster the growth of the reality and documentary TV biz. TV in...
CBS Orders ‘Zoo,’ Based on James Patterson Novel, for Summer 2015
CBS said it would add a sci-fi drama, “Zoo,” to its lineup for next summer, continuing a recent effort to launch escapist fare with elements of the supernatural and the extraterrestrial f...
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CBS Orders James Patterson's 'Zoo' Drama Straight to Series
Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg will co-write the script for the thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans.read more
Box Office: ‘Tammy’ Tries to Steal Fireworks from ‘Transformers’
It’s Melissa McCarthy versus Optimus Prime in an Independence Day face-off. Historically one of the busiest weekends, the Fourth of July frame should see “Transformers: Age of Extinction&#...
‘True Blood’ EP Howard Deutch Signs 2-Year Deal With HBO
Howard Deutch, co-executive producer of “True Blood,” has closed a new two-year deal with HBO, his manager told TheWrap. Deutch has also directed four episodes of the Vampire drama, three ...
Academy Unveils Oscar Submission Dates
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled its calendar for submission deadlines. The first deadline is next week, for the sci-tech awards. Otherwise, most of the dates are in the ...
Jeffrey Ressner Dead: Entertainment Journalist at Time, US Weekly Dies at 56
Journalist Jeffrey Ressner, who covered entertainment, politics, business and pop culture, died June 20 of heart arrhythmia at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 56. Ressner was Los ...
Academy Sets Dates for Oscar Qualifying
The Academy has set submission dates for films and achievements to be eligible for the 87th Academy Awards. These newly announced dates do not have any effect on the previously announced dates for the...
Attention, Storytellers: Apply to The Future of Storytelling Competition for Web-Based Films, Narrative Games & More
Put your thinking cap on! Future of Storytelling has announced details for their two-day summit and an inaugural prize. The summit will be held on October 1st and 2nd and is a "gathering of ...
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Geek & Sundry Goes Big With San Diego Comic-Con Activations
Digital entertainment company Geek & Sundry is gearing up for a jam-packed schedule during this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, starting with a hosted space where its fans can meet...
Mid-Year Indie Box Office Hits and Misses: It's Been 'Grand' So Far (But Not for Everyone)
It's been a big year so far at the indie box office, though really only thanks to a handful of films -- and one "Grand" film in particular. At this point in 2013, the top five specialt...
Figuring Out 'The Leftovers': What We Know, What We Don't, and Questions for Episode 2
While apparently some found "The Leftovers" too dour to dwell on, many fans of Damon Lindelof, "Lost" or Peter Berg will stick with the show out of devotion, curiosity, or genuine ...
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Which Connected Device Is the Next Big Thing in Mobile?
Despite all of the hype around connected homes, cars, TVs and smartwatches, a series of discussions today at the Mobile Media Summit in London underscores the challenges that brands will have in mov...

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