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Fox Acquires Greg Berlanti, Michael B. Jordan Pitch ‘Men Who Kill’
Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the pitch “Men Who Kill” with Michael B. Jordan attached to star. TJ Fixman would write the script with Greg Berlanti producing along with Sarah Schecter...
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Bryan Singer's Accuser Says He Was 'Like a Piece of Meat to These People'
"I was raped numerous times in that house, by numerous individuals," said Michael F. Egan, who told the press his mother had reported the alleged crimes to the LAPD.read more
Jon Stewart Was Obama's Toughest Interview in 2012, White House Press Secretary Says (Video)
President Obama's toughest interview of 2012 wasn't with a nightly news anchor, a newspaper, or even one of his critics at Fox News — it was with Jon Stewart. So said White House press s...
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Throwback Thursday: Shirley MacLaine's 'What a Way to Go!' Premieres at 1964 New York World's Fair
"What I remember most about the premiere is the diamond dress I wore, how difficult it was to fit into and how I had to hold my stomach in all day," the actress tells THR.read more
CANNES: WestEnd Films Boards Un Certain Regard Entry ‘Titli’
LONDON — London-based international sales and finance outfit WestEnd Films has scooped up rights to Kanu Behl’s “Titli,” which plays as part of Cannes official selection in Un ...
Weak Tech, Retail Drive Down Magazine Ad Pages
The magazine industry is getting off to a rocky start in 2014. While magazine ad pages declined in large part thanks to weakness in two key advertising categories, the tide also appears to have turne...
Dick Wolf Sells Reality Series to A&E (EXCLUSIVE)
“Law & Order” executive producer Dick Wolf is continuing his foray in the unscripted business. A&E has greenlit “D.O.A.” (working title), an eight-episode non-fiction...
Academy Sets Dates for Governors Awards, 2015 Oscar Noms
Oscar execs have filled in details of their upcoming awards calendar, setting dates for nominations and the Governors Awards, among other events. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences had ...
James Franco Calls NYT Critic a ‘Little Bitch’ Over ‘Of Mice and Men’ Review
James Franco is not a fan of the New York Times's theater critic. The actor vented his frustration about Ben Brantley on Instagram Thursday, taking the critic to task over his mixed review of Fran...
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ESPN Execs Talk Fox Sports 1 Competition, Outline Programming Strategy
Network president John Skipper acknowledged that NBA and Big Ten Conference rights run out in the next couple of years and bidding from recently launched Fox Sports 1 will likely drive the costs high...
Netflix, Snapchat, ‘Veronica Mars’ Win Producers Guild Awards
The Producers Guild of America will honor top executives from Netflix and Snapchat as well as the creative minds behind “Gravity” and “Veronica Mars” at the Digital VIP Awards,...
Save The Date: 2015 Oscars Will Go Down February 22nd
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network has announced the dates for the 87th Oscars.  After going down a week later this year because of the Olympics, the c...
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Cannes Lineup: Mixed Emotions for Europe
German outlets bemoan a poor showing; Italy trumpets the return of the Italian auteur; Spain enjoys the Almodovar effect; and the U.K. celebrates a strong presence.read more
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The Soul of 'Scandal': How Shonda Rhimes Uses Music for TV's Most Dramatic Show
"Finding that moment where you placed that perfect song -- there's nothing like it," the showrunner says.read more
TV Review: ‘Salem’
Marking WGN’s concerted foray into original series, “Salem” wants to have it both ways. This late-17th-century dive into the Salem, Mass., witch trials paints the Puritans as hypocritical scolds...
The Smart Thing About Dumb Mobile Video News
I’m not sure whether to be depressed or impressed by new NBCUniversal video initiatives #30SecondstoKnow and “15 Seconds to Truth.” Perhaps the former hashtag has shown up in your Twitte...
Relativity Carefully Rebuilds Rollout for Paul Walker’s ‘Brick Mansions’
Paul Walker’s sudden death in an automobile crash in November was devastating to his millions of fans. It also presented a challenge for Relativity, distributor of action movie “Brick Mansions,”...
Summer Films Must Win Back Apathetic Young Ticketbuyers
This is the moment of truth for two sectors of the movie business that are at opposite ends of the spectrum — opposite in terms of commerce and culture. For the Hollywood studios, it’s launch time...
FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros
Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook — manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimick...
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Ben Savage Making Directorial Debut on 'Girl Meets World' (Exclusive)
The "Boy Meets World" star will step behind the camera on the Disney Channel comedy for an episode filming later this month; "It's something I've been prepping for the last 20 years," he tells THR.rea...

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