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DirecTV Refuses to ‘Bail Out’ Time Warner Cable in Dodgers Standoff
Despite a threat from the FCC to begin arbitration, DirecTV refuses to back down in its standoff with Time Warner Cable over rights to the Dodgers’ SportsNet LA channel. In a statement issued on...
Awards Race Shaping Up for Below-the-Line Talent
Artisans account for 10 of the Academy’s 17 branches. Yet most Oscar handicappers tend to focus on the best pic and/or acting races. Those pundits don’t know what they’re missing. For one thing,...
Runaway Production Has Cost California $2 Billion Since 2010
For the first time, there’s a calculation of just how much coin California is losing as a result of runaway production — and it’s not a pretty picture. According to the California Film Commissio...
James L. Brooks Signs With WME
Iconic writer and director James L. Brooks has signed with WME. Brooks has a long list of credits he is known for, which include “Broadcast News,” “Terms of Endearment” and ...
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James L. Brooks Signs With WME
The agency’s TV department also has signed writer/producers Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) and Patrick Harbinson (“Homeland”).read more
‘The Simpsons’ Producer James L. Brooks Signs With WME
WME has signed Oscar-winning director, writer and producer James L. Brooks, who created iconic TV shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and ...
APA Jumps Into the Thick of the Busy Below-the-Line Business
Even for a business in a constant state of flux, there’s lately been a considerable amount of upheaval and consolidation among below-the-line agencies. In the past few months, one shop, APA, which h...
Jim Gaffigan's CBS Pilot Gets Series Order From TV Land
Jim Gaffigan‘s CBS pilot will finally air — but not on CBS. TV Land has given a 10-episode order to Gaffigan's comedy with Peter Tolan, which had previously been developed by CBS. Also...
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'Resurrection' Scores Tony Winner for Major Season 2 Arc (Exclusive)
Donna Murphy joins as a mysterious government agent monitoring Omar Epps on the ABC drama's upcoming run.read more
Judd Apatow Hires ‘South Park's’ Pam Brady to Rewrite ‘Business Trip’ (Exclusive)
Producers Judd Apatow and Benderspink have hired Emmy-winning “South Park” writer Pam Brady to work on the screenplay for their Universal comedy “Business Trip,” TheWrap has le...
‘Outlander’ Cast and Crew Celebrate New York Screening: ‘Make the Show for the Fans’
Six days prior to its multiplatform preview debut, Starz’s “Outlander” preemed Monday at the 92 Street Y to a very enthusiastic crowd. An adaptation of author Diana Gabaldon’s popular historic...
‘Hercules’ Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend
In this week’s edition of the Variety/iSpot.tv Movie Commercial Tracker, MGM’s “Hercules” leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $8.4 million for spots that have aired 1...
Jim Gaffigan Comedy Nabs Series Order from TV Land
Jim Gaffigan’s domestic comedy “The Gaffigan Show” has landed a series order at TV Land. The show, which has a 10-episode order for a 2015 premiere, revolves around Gaffigan’s ...
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CBS' Jim Gaffigan Comedy Moves to TV Land With Series Order
Repeat episodes of "The Gaffigan Show" will air on fellow Viacom-owned cabler Comedy Central a week after their debut. read more
CW's ‘Flash’ Adds ‘Rake's’ Kelly Frye as Supervillainess Plastique
CW's “The Flash” has added Plastique to its ranks. Kelly Frye has been cast in the role of Bette Sans Souci aka Plastique, a show representative told TheWrap. Bette was a bomb disposal...
Here's How to Watch An Award-Winning Film (Starring Gaby Hoffman!) For Free
Another day, another distributor coming up with creative ways to utilize video on-demand to bring their films to the world. This time the movie is "Lyle," a thriller starring Gabby Hoffman, ...
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Apologizes for Controversial 9/11 Poster
Following backlash for a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” poster depicting the titular turtles jumping from an exploding building above the “September 11″ Australian release date...
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The Chairman of the FCC Is Annoyed With Time Warner Cable
Maybe it was the widespread feeling that Tom Wheeler is too close to the industry he regulates. Maybe it was pressure from Congress. Maybe it was John Oliver calling him a dingo. Whatever the reason...
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer Made $63.6 Million Last Year Thanks to New Deal
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer‘s compensation figure hit $63.6 million in fiscal 2014, according to the proxy report that the company filed on Tuesday. The studio chief's apparent massive rais...
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CNN Overtakes MSNBC in July as Ratings Take a Hit
Fox News Channel is the only cable news net to see growth from 2013 as big news from the Gaza Strip and Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 drive the end of the month — and MSNBC falls to fourth place behin...

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