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Eddie Murphy’s Fourth ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Gets $13.5 Million Rebate From Michigan
The Michigan Film Office is rolling out the red carpet for Eddie Murphy and Paramount, approving a $13.5 million rebate for the studio’s upcoming “Beverly Hills Cop” reboot. The film...
Spike Lee Says America Is Addicted to Violence
The latest, greatest Spike Lee joint is, in fact, based on an old, obscure (but beloved) film. “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” finds Lee reaching both into the future and the past, as he used a ...
Maker Studios Launches New Brands Maker Gen and Maker Shop
Maker Studios announced on Thursday that it's adding two new consumer-facing brands to its ever-growing umbrella of products: Creator network Maker Gen and merchandise store Maker Shop. Maker Gen ...
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7 Agencies Chase Infiniti's Global Account
Infiniti Motor Co. will meet with more than a half-dozen agencies before selecting a handful of finalists to pitch its global creative account. The meetings are taking place this week, with Infinit...
Insiders at ‘Extra’ Grumble Over Tracey Edmonds as New Co-Host (Exclusive)
Insiders at “Extra” are grumbling at the hiring of Tracey Edmonds as co-host of the daily syndicated entertainment news magazine, saying the socialite and Hollywood producer is inexperienc...
Channing Tatum’s Manager Joins His Production Company
Veteran manager Peter Kiernan has joined Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin as a partner in their newly named Free Association production company. Kiernan, who has been partner and board member at Manage...
Lupita Nyong'o, Eugene Jarecki and David Gordon Green Among the 271 Invited to Join Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 271 artists and executives to join the organization this year. Honorees this year include Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, documentary filmmaker...
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Binge-Watching TV May Be Linked to Premature Death (Study)
The Journal of the American Heart Association has published a new study detailing the hazards of sedentary behavior and its relationship with excessive TV viewers.read more
James Jagger, Andrew Dice Clay Join Cast of HBO’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Drama Pilot
James Jagger, Andrew Dice Clay and P.J. Byrne are among the latest additions to the large cast of the pilot for HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama project from Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter...
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HBO's Scorsese-Jagger Pilot Adds Mick's Son, Andrew Dice Clay, Six Others to Cast
Eight more actors, including a "Sopranos" alum, join the sprawling rock 'n' roll drama that already counts Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano among its stars. read more
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Channing Tatum's Manager Joins Actor's Production Banner
Peter Kiernan is joining the "22 Jump Street" star and Reid Carolin as a producer at their Free Association production shingle. read more
The 6 Best Comedy Web Series Hubs You Need to Know About
With yesterday's launch of Thundershorts, a new platform for comedy web series, it's a good time to compare the internet's top laughter hubs. The age of YouTube has left many of us with a short a...
J.R. Havlan, Longest-Serving ‘Daily Show’ Writer, Says Goodbye
J.R. Havlan, the only “Daily Show” writer who has been with the show since the beginning, is ending his run after 18 years. The show plans a tribute to him in his last episode Thursday. Ha...
Rom-Com Sweethearts Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Reuniting in ‘Ithaca’
The reunion that 1990s romantic comedy fans have been waiting for is finally coming. Tom Hanks will be appearing in a small role in Meg Ryan‘s directorial debut, “Ithaca.” Ryan is al...
‘Downton Abbey’ Teases Turmoil and Change in Ominous Season 5 Clip (Video)
PBS released a promo video for the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” on Thursday and teased big “changes” on the way. “I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” Jim...
Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin Add Peter Kiernan as Partner at Production Company
Peter Kiernan has joined Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin as a partner in their newly-renamed production company Free Association. Most recently a partner and board member at Management 360, Kiernan ha...
Starz Ups Ken Segna to VP, Original Programming
Starz has promoted Ken Segna to vice president, original programming. Segna will be based at the Beverly Hill office. He will be taking the lead on new development and current productions, including t...
Exclusive: Check Out This Bizarre, But Captivating Poster For Documentary 'The Dog'
John Wojtowicz, the infamous bank robber who was the inspiration behind Al Pacino's character in Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon," is the subject for the upcoming documentary "The Dog...
Fullscreen Will Spend $10 Million to Produce New Series for YouTube
Fullscreen will spend $10 million to produce new series for YouTube, the company's CEO George Strompolos said Thursday. Strompolos, a former Google executive who left to form Fullscreen in 2011, m...
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4D Stakeholders Battling for U.S. Cinema Market
CJ 4DPlex and MediaMation are both opening their first U.S.-based 4D theaters in Southern California this weekend.read more

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