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Annie Awards Open for 2014 Submissions
The submission period for entries for the 42nd annual Annie Awards has opened, and the ASIFA-Hollywood-backed kudos for animation has added a new category. Hopefuls can now submit entries for characte...
Ariana Grande Nabs Second Consecutive No. 1 Album With ‘My Everything’
TV and pop starlet Ariana Grande has gone two for two, as her second collection “My Everything” has become her second consecutive No. 1 album. The Nickelodeon star’s Universal Republic effort ca...
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Frito-Lay Uses Thursday Night NFL Games to Add Facebook Fans
Frito-Lay is counting on NFL fans to drive its Facebook effort for the potato chip brand Stax with a promotion that ties into Thursday Night Football games this fall. Starting Sept. 7, and during e...
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MTV to Air 'Tonight Show' in Africa
Jimmy Fallon's show has so far not had a TV deal on the continentread more
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Oren Aviv Joins Robert Simonds' New Film and TV Studio
He'll serve as president and chief content officer of the motion picture groupread more
Hot Snakes Media Adds Three to Executive Team
Hot Snakes Media founders Eric and Shannon Evangelista have announced the expansion of their company with new hires Hal Lewis, Billy Murphy and Paul Listro. Lewis joins Hot Snakes Media as executive v...
YouTube May Be Worth Up to $40 Billion—More Than Twitter
YouTube, broken out from Google’s overall business, is potentially worth more than Twitter with a valuation up to $40 billion, according to an analysis released today by Jefferies. The report ...
Jessica Chastain Joins Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Jessica Chastain is in early talks for the female lead opposite Matt Damon the Fox sci-fi pic “The Martian.” Ridley Scott is directing. Simon Kinberg, who has been with this project from t...
George Clooney to Direct Movie About U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal
George Clooney has come on to direct “Hack Attack” for Sony Pictures, delving into the hot-button topic of celebrity privacy scandals. The pic will be an adaptation of journalist Nick Da...
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George Clooney to Direct Phone-Hacking Scandal Movie for Sony
'Hack Attack' explores the Rupert Murdoch media scandalread more
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Patricia Clarkson to Star in HBO Romantic Drama
She'll reunite with producer Alan Poul ("Six Feet Under") and "Cairo Time" writer Ruba Nadda for "Elisabeth"read more
George Clooney to Direct Film on British Phone Hacking Scandal
George Clooney is returning to journalism and politics for his next directorial effort. The Oscar-winning actor/ director will get behind the camera for an adaptation of British journalist Nick Davies...
Chris Messina's Directorial Debut Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead Lands U.S. Distribution
Screen Media Films has acquired worldwide rights to Chris Messina's directorial debut “Alex of Venice,” in which Messina stars alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson, Derek Luk...
Top 20 TV Ratings: Emmy Awards Doubled Nearly All Competition Last Week
The 66th annual Emmys easily took the award for top-rated primetime telecast last week. The show's 4.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic was double that of any other broadcast sho...
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Oscars: Venezuela Picks ‘The Liberator’ for Foreign Language Candidate
The $50 million epic period piece about Simon Bolivar stars Edgar Ramirez.read more
Venice: Russian Maestro Andrei Konchalovsky on Digital Filmmaking
Nearly 50 years after directing his debut feature, “The First Teacher,” Russian maestro Andrei Konchalovsky returns to the Venice Film Festival competition for the fifth time as director with “T...
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Comcast Inks Multi-Year Deal as NASCAR Racing Series Sponsor
The reported $200 million deal follows an agreement for NBC Sports to carry the racesread more
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'The Flash' Stages 'Prison Break' Reunion (Exclusive)
Dominic Purcell reunites with Wentworth Miller on The CW comic-book dramaread more
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Bud Light Bumps Into One Big Problem With Its Secret Party Town: the Residents
When you secretly plan to bring 1,000 beer drinkers to a quiet mountainside village in Colorado, what could possibly go wrong? Well, a fair amount, as it turns out—most of it involving the re...
SyFy Greenlights Alien Miniseries Based Off Arthur C. Clarke Novel ‘Childhood's End’
SyFy is turning the Arthur C. Clarke novel “Childhood's End” into a six-hour miniseries set to air in 2015. The well respected work of science fiction, published in 1953, follows a pea...

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