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Rooney Mara Joins Somalia Drama ‘A House in the Sky’
Rooney Mara will produce, and may star in, Annapurna Pictures’ abduction drama “A House in the Sky,” the story of Amanda Lindhout’s 15-month imprisonment. Annapurna has optio...
MTV Signs ‘Ridiculousness’ Host Rob Dyrdek to Multi-Year Deal
Rob Dyrdek is sticking with MTV. The “Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness” star and his production company, Super Jacket, have signed a multi-year production ...
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Rooney Mara to Star in, Produce 'A House in the Sky' for Annapurna Pictures
Annapurna has optioned the best-selling memoir by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.read more
Fox Sees Upfront Volume Fall In Tough TV-Sales Market
TV’s Fox network expects to complete its “upfront” ad sales with volume lower than what it sold in 2013, according to  a person familiar with the situation, owing to ratings shortfa...
Guest Post: Here's How to Get A Web Series Off The Ground
I have been a comedian for about twenty years. During the first five of those years, I was also an elementary school music teacher in NYC. I was teaching kids how to play "Hot Cross Buns" on...
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Joe Carnahan Boards 'Five Against a Bullet' for Sony
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the action thriller. read more
Jason Bateman’s ‘Longest Week’ Gets U.S. Distribution
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to the indie comedy “The Longest Week,” starring Jenny Slate, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jason Bateman. It’s the feature directing ...
SKE Options Nonfiction Book ‘Busted’ for TV; Sarah Jessica Parker to Star
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has optioned nonfiction book “Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love,” the police crime thriller written by Wendy Ruderman and ...
Comedy Central Ups Jim Sharp to Exec VP, Original Programming and Development
Comedy Central has promoted veteran network exec Jim Sharp to West coast exec VP original programming and development. The former senior VP will report to content development and original programm...
Rooney Mara to Star in ‘A House in the Sky’ for Megan Ellison's Annapurna
Rooney Mara is going on a harrowing adventure. Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures has optioned the memoir “A House in the Sky,” written by Amanda Linhout and Sara Corbett, for the R...
CW Announces Fall Premiere Dates, ‘Supernatural’ Retrospective Special
The CW is sticking close to form with its fall rollout strategy, on Wednesday announcing premiere dates for its new and returning series designed to avoid head-to-head collisions with the Big Four bow...
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TV Ratings: FX's 'Tyrant' Delivers an OK 2.1 Million Viewers
Shy of recent debuts, the 82-minute broadcast draws a very steady audience over the course of its premiere.read more
‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Kicks Off Sundance Next Fest in L.A.
The Sundance Institute Next Fest will kick off with a 10th anniversary screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” on Aug. 7 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The film, starring Jon Heder and direct...
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’ Leads Healthy U.S. Album Chart
In a promising kickoff for summertime music sales, Lana Del Rey’s sophomore offering led a trifecta of albums with sales in six figures onto the U.S. album chart last week. The pop siren’s Intersc...
'Life After Beth,' 'Napoleon Dynamite' and More Included in Sundance NEXT FEST's Awesome Lineup
Sundance Institute has announced the lineup for their four-day long NEXT FEST summer festival. The event, which includes both music and film, will take place in Los Angeles from August 7-10.  RE...
Joe Carnahan to Write, Direct ‘Five Against a Bullet’ for Sony
Joe Carnahan is set to write and direct “Five Against a Bullet” for Sony Pictures, TheWrap has confirmed. Described as being in the vein of classic macho movies “The Wild Bunch”...
Ben Kingsley to Voice Bagheera in Disney's ‘The Jungle Book’
Ben Kingsley has been cast to voice the black panther Bagheera in Disney's live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” the studio announced on Wednesday. Directed by Jon Favreau from ...
WATCH: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Teaser
As the U.K. premiere of the fifth season of “Downton Abbey” draws near, ITV has released a 20-second teaser narrated by Downton’s butler, Carson (Jim Carter). Last season of the Brit...
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The CW Sets October Premiere Dates, Focuses on 'Flash'
The network is putting a lot of promotion behind the "Arrow" spinoff, heavily repeating its planted pilot and encoring the first two episodes after the parent series. read more
Ben Kingsley to Voice Bagheera in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’
Ben Kingsley has been tapped to voice Bagheera in Disney’s new live-action take on “The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau. Idris Elba is on board to voice Shere Khan and Scarlett...

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