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Infinti Cuts to 4 Global Review Finalists
Infiniti Motor Co. has narrowed its agency search to four finalists in its global creative review and TBWA\Worldwide, the incumbent since the late 1990s, is not among them. Making the cut are Crispi...
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7-Eleven Extends Birthday Celebration With Mobile App
As you may already know, July 11 (7/11) is the day convenience store giant 7-Eleven has adopted as its birthday, and every year for the past dozen years the chain, to mark the occasion, has given aw...
Cinema Guild Resurrects Thom Andersen's Landmark 'Los Angeles Plays Itself' and More for Home Distribution
In 2003, Thom Andersen released a landmark documentary that was equally eloquent and well paced. "Los Angeles Plays Itself" saught to challenge the state of film and its relationship with Lo...
AMI Taps Amobee to Handle Mobile Advertising
American Media Inc., publisher of titles like Men’s Fitness, Shape and Star magazine, struck a partnership with mobile advertising company Amobee,  empowering the company to exclusively ma...
Vatican Taps Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten To Help Devise Digital Era Media Strategy
ROME – The Vatican has appointed former Hong Kong  governor Chris Patten as head of a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to improve its media strategy in the digital age. Patten, 70, who i...
Discovery Fit & Health Becoming Discovery Life
Discovery Fit & Health is rebranding itself as Discovery Life Channel on Jan. 15. The network plans thematic strips of programming at each primetime hour. At 8 p.m., it will air medical mysteries....
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Jerusalem Film Festival Opening Night Postponed Amid Security Concerns
Due to Israeli-Palestinian hostilities, organizers have moved the opening film event from Thursday to a week later.read more
Sony Pictures Worldwide Goes for Gold and Picks Up 'The Bronze' starring Cecily Strong and Melissa Rauch
Currently in production in Ohio, "The Bronze" -- directed by Oscar nominee Bryan Buckley and written by star Melissa Rauch and her husband Winston -- has been acquired by Sony Pictures World...
NBC’s ‘Night Shift’ Solid, ABC’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Gains
NBC has won another Tuesday in key demos behind an “America’s Got Talent” repeat and an original episode of drama “The Night Shift,” which continues to rate as the summer...
‘X-Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Community’ Among mtvU Fandom Awards Nominees
MTV is pitting fandom against fandom by nominating 32 titles spread across four categories for the mtvU “Fandom of the Year” award. Massive box office hits including “X-Men: Days of ...
Ratings: ‘America's Got Talent’ Repeat Trumps All on Slow Night
If you didn't turn on your TV last night, you didn't miss much: there were only three original shows across the so-called “Big 4” networks. NBC topped the night outright on the str...
Sun Valley: Media Moguls and Tech Titans Mingle at Allen & Co. Conference
The signs are simple, unadorned, set against a white backdrop. “Private function,” they read. That’s the way Allen & Co., the investment bank that sponsors the closely-watched an...
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'The Bridge' Showrunner on Season 2: 'Fun But Scary as Shit' (Q&A)
Elwood Reid talks about giving the show a more sinister tone, coaching Diane Kruger on exhibiting the right amount of social awkwardness and the "f—king crazy things" FX encourages him to show onscr...
Advertisers Wager NBC’s Katherine Heigl Drama Will Lead Freshman Scripted Series In New TV Season
Katherine Heigl may be a polarizing figure in some circles, but advertisers seem to like her just fine. A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections from four major ad buyers finds that NBC’s ...
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'Modern Family' Dunphy Home Sells for $2.15 Million
The 2,792-square-foot Cheviot Hills property is used for exterior shots, as the homeowners are paid a fee for each on-location shooting.read more
BBC America Greenlights Historical Drama ‘The Last Kingdom’ From ‘Downton Abbey’ Producers
“The Last Kingdom,” a new historical drama from the producers of “Downton Abbey,” is coming to BBC America, the broadcaster announced on Wednesday. Based on author Bernard Corn...
Germany-Brazil World Cup Match Was Bigger Than Super Bowl on Twitter
Yesterday's World Cup semifinal between Germany and Brazil (in which Germany routed the host nation 7-1, setting a record for largest deficit ever in a semifinal match) became the most discussed ...
Reliance ADA Ready to Sell Indian Cinema Circuit, say Reports
Loss-making cinema chain was once country's largest
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Suggests Rosie O'Donnell Has Planned 'View' Return for 'A Very, Very Long Time' (Video)
UPDATED: "In comes to 'The View' the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates...
Does Iceland Deserve a Better Movie? Examining the Landscape of 'Land Ho!'
A combination of tax breaks and photogenic scenery has led to a boom of American productions utilizing Iceland’s unique landscape. In cases like "Prometheus," "Oblivion" and Ch...

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