News Thumbnail
P&G Wants to Shelve Up to 100 Brands
Procter & Gamble, the largest packaged-goods player in the world, disclosed in an earnings call this morning that it will divest or shed 90 to 100 of its brands in a major streamlining effort. ...
NBC’s ‘Today’ To Air 18-Minute Musical Written By Kathie Lee Gifford
Can Matt Lauer or Natalie Morales handle a Broadway-style solo? In a move that appears to fill the appetite for live broadcasts of Broadway-like showstoppers, NBC’s “Today” intends t...
News Thumbnail
In Pitch, Project Gets a Shop That Works on Big Brands
In its acquisition of Pitch, niche holding company Project: WorldWide gets another small agency but one that works on big brands. Pitch's largest account is Burger King, for which it creates ge...
Robert Halmi Sr. Memorial Set for Aug. 8 in New York City
A memorial service for producer Robert Halmi Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 8 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The prolific showman, who spearheaded more than 200 TV movies an...
3 Great Video Games that May Lead to Great Movies
The woeful tales of "Super Mario Bros." and "Street Fighter" have taught studios that merely slapping a name to a movie is not enough to bring in the fans of the franchise. Also,...
News Thumbnail
'Sharknado 2:' Behind the Visual Effects of 'The Second One'
"If it didn't look real, it wouldn't be funny," says VFX supervisor Emile more
News Thumbnail
'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Most-Viewed YouTube Trailer From April-June
The video game clip, featuring Kevin Spacey, topped trailers for "X-Men Days of Future Past," "Cinderella," "Gotham" and "Orange is the New Black."read more
News Thumbnail
TV Ratings: ABC's 'The Quest' Finds a Small Premiere
The new reality series comes out of the gate with just a 0.7 rating in the key demo, while a steady "Big Brother" tops the more
News Thumbnail
Ex-MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath Joining Amazon Board
The appointment comes as the tech giant beefs up its streaming-media more
Review: You've Never Seen a Vampire Movie Like the Beautiful 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,' Produced By Elijah Wood
On Saturday, Indiewire will celebrate its 18th anniversary with Rooftop Films by co-hosting a screening of "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" in Brooklyn. More details are available here. Th...
ABC’s ‘The Quest’ Off to Slow Start Thursday; CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ Tops Night
ABC’s fantasy-themed reality series “The Quest” opened to small numbers on Thursday, a night that saw fairly typical results for the original programs on all the broadcasters — led...
News Thumbnail
Apple Closes on Beats Acquisition
The tech giant heralded the arrival of Beats Music and Beats Electronics with a welcome message on the Apple homepage. read more
For Jude Law, Acting is About the Work, Not Banking On Looks
In Richard Shepard's film, Law dons a prosthetic nose enhancement, some gnarly teeth, and sports severe mutton chops to play a womanizing safe-cracker out to score after being released from a long sti...
Film Review: ‘Deepsea Challenge’
Let no one suggest that James Cameron doesn’t put his mouth — and the rest of his body — where his money is.
‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’ Review: James Cameron's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Adjust your documentary-watching gauge closer to “Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom” (or, for the kids, Animal Planet) and further away from “Werner Herzog discovers one of the last...
News Thumbnail
'The Knick': TV Review
A bold, stylishly directed period medical drama powered by the winning duo of director Steven Soderbergh and star Clive more
News Thumbnail
Meet 3 of L.A.'s Pet-Friendliest Offices (Photos)
These industry offices have plenty of perks for pooches, from doggy calendars to daily visits from dog more
Film Review: ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’
Just in time for the latest Ebola outbreak comes “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero,” the second in-name-only sequel to Eli Roth’s overhyped 2002 cult hit.
Lionsgate Sues Pirates Over ‘Expendables 3’ Leaked Internet Copy
Lionsgate has filed a lawsuit against 10 anonymous individuals the studio alleges were responsible for illegally sharing a high-quality copy of “The Expendables 3″ three weeks before its t...
Fantasia Review: Dark Forces Are Lurking in 'Black Mountain Side'
The arctic thriller has a fairly respectable tradition, with several notable and varied exemplars: the sci-fi carrot-from-space classic "The Thing"; Hans Petter Moland's purely psychological...