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John Hegarty's 5 Most Provocative Thoughts About Creativity
John Hegarty is an advertising icon, as co-founder and creative leader of Bartle Bogle Hegarty. And with that comes many honors, like getting inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall o...
Broadway’s ‘Realistic Joneses’ Opens: The Case for More Than Mindless
Producers at the April 6 opening night party of starry Broadway play “The Realistic Joneses” had plenty of cause for celebration as the positive reviews started to roll in. But they couldn...
Profit in Sight: Nearly 670,000 Subscribe to WWE Network
The WWE Network is close to turning a profit less than two months after launching. The WWE announced early Monday that the all-digital streaming service, that launched in the U.S. on Feb. 24, has 667...
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Mickey Rooney: Six Memorable Movie Roles (Video)
The Hollywood institution died Sunday at the age of 93; here's a look back at highlights from his nine decades in show business. read more
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'The Voice UK' Season Finale Leads Local Ratings
The show, won by the will.i.am-coached contestant Jermain Jackman, peaked at 8.3 million, slightly down from last year's finale tally of 8.7 million.read more
MIPTV: VICE, FremantleMedia Feed Munchies to Youth Hungry for Food Shows
CANNES — Youth programming digital upstart VICE Media and FremantleMedia, the distribution-production giant behind shows like “Idols,” “Got Talent” and “The X Facto...
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Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand at Murder Trial, Apologizes to Reeva Steenkamp’s Family
Pistorius tells the court and the victim's family, “I can promise that when she went to bed that night she felt loved.”read more
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Simon Cowell's 'Got Talent' Sets Guinness Record for World's Most Successful TV Format
The format, which includes "America's Got Talent," is the world's most successful reality TV format on the back of the highest number of adaptations.read more
Xbox Entertainment Studios, U.K.’s Channel 4 Partner on ‘Humans’
CANNES — Xbox Entertainment Studios and U.K.’s Channel 4 have inked a co-production deal for drama series “Humans,” based on the Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans.” Distrib...
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Microsoft's Xbox Partners With U.K.'s Channel 4 for Original Drama 'Humans'
The gaming platform's other original programming plans include a live action "Halo" project executive produced by Steven Spielberg. read more
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Germany Cuts Funding for Film Tax Incentive
The German tax incentive program has backed such projects as "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Monuments Men" and "The Book Thief."read more
Mip TV Q&A: Caroline Torrance, Head of International Scripted at Zodiak Media
CANNES– Variety caught up with Caroline Torrance, who took the reins of Zodiak Media’s international scripted in October. Torrance joined Zodiak from BBC Worldwide where she headed script...
Mip TV: Canal Plus Acquires ‘The Honorable Woman’ and ‘Halt And Catch Fire’
CANNES– French pay TV giant Canal Plus has acquired Hugo Blick’s “The Honorable Woman,” the politically engaged series toplining Maggie  Gyllenhaal, which world-premieres today at Mip T...
Studiocanal’s Tandem Communications And Lionsgate Team Up On ‘Sex, Lies And Handwriting”
CANNES– Studiocanal’s Tandem Communications and Lionsgate, who signed a co-financing and distribution deal last year, are set to team up on this first project, the procedural crime drama &...
Mip TV BRIEFS: ‘House of Cards’ To Go Out To Southeast Auds Via RTL CBS Asian Joint Venture
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Entertainment Network and Sony Pictures Television have announced a deal that will bring “House of Cards” to Southeast Asia on May 1 exclusively on the new RTL C...
Michael Cera, Seth Green, Sarah Silverman Get Xbox Series
Michael Cera, Seth Green and Sarah Silverman are among the newest notable names Xbox Entertainment Studios is turning to as it fills out a slate of original series it will start releasing across Micro...
Mip TV: Entertainment One Inks Sales on AMC and SundanceTV Shows
CANNES– Rolling off its recent output deal with AMC Networks, Entertainment One Television Intl. has inked a raft of sales on  AMC’s “Turn” and “Halt And Catch Fire̶...
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Yahoo Preparing Bold Entry into Original TV Programming Business (Report)
Following fellow web giants Netflix and Amazon, the company plans to acquire a slate of high-end, cable-quality shows, as part of strategy to boost its reputation with advertisers. read more
Dick Clark Productions Adapting YouTube's FailArmy for TV
Dick Clark Productions International and Jukin Media have partnered to bring popular YouTube channel FailArmy to television. In an announcement on Monday at MIPTV, the companies are moving forward on ...
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First Look: 'Dr. Cabbie' Starring 'Big Bang Theory''s Kunal Nayyar (Video)
Co-produced by Bollywood star Salman Khan, the Canada-set film revolves around an unemployed Indian immigrant doctor who converts his taxi into a mobile medical clinic.read more

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