Why Amazon Paid a Billion Dollars For People to Watch Video Games
In LA, we have a saying -- "what do you do?" It's less of a question and more of a self-defense mechanism for wayward screenwriters looking to slip you a first draft, or the occasional act...
What Marketers Can Learn From the Fast-Casual Restaurant Boom
By now, you've probably heard the back story behind Steve Ells' vision to shake up the traditional quick-service restaurant industry with fresh food inspired by gourmet dishes when...
Thom Yorke Solo Album ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ Downloaded 400,000 Times Over Weekend via BitTorrent
Downloads of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s first solo album in eight years, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” topped 400,000 in the first three days of he surprised fans with its re...
Ben Affleck is Totally Cool With Complaints Over His Batman Casting
After rubbing Ben Affleck‘s nose in the fact that he wasn't able to attend George Clooney‘s wedding over the weekend, “Today” Show co-host Matt Lauer asked the actor about ...
'Go the F— to Sleep' Author Writes Follow-Up: 'You Have to F—ing Eat'
Adam Mansbach has turned his attention to kids' eating habits, "the other universal source of parental anxiety"read more
Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell Reunite For an Evening Of Comedy in New Jersey
Who better to host a fundraiser than friends and funny men, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell? The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will host, "A Conversation With Stephen Colbert and Ste...
Jane Fonda, Viola Davis Fundraise at Rape Foundation’s Annual Brunch
Like most celebs Jane Fonda gets a lot of requests to help charities. At Sunday’s Rape Foundation annual brunch at Ron Burkle’s Beverly Hills estate, Fonda, host of the event, said for years she h...
Marriott Launches Global Creative and Content Marketing Studio
Following the trend of marketers becoming publishers, Marriott International is launching a global creative and content marketing studio to handle internal work for its portfolio of 18 travel-relate...
DreamWorks Animation’s Stock Soars on Sale Talk
Softbank’s $3.4 billion play for DreamWorks Animation has sent the entertainment company’s stock soaring. Shares of the film and television studio were up more than 20% in pre-market tradi...
TV Review: ‘Star Wars Rebels’
Perhaps the “Star Wars” franchise’s worst-kept secret during the second-trilogy era is that its best screen depictions have come via TV animation. Inaugurating the Disney-synergy juggernaut befo...
Marshall, Thykier Set Up Film and TV Production House Archery Pictures
LONDON — Liza Marshall, former chief at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, has joined forces with Kris Thykier to set up film and television production company Archery Pictures. Marshall wi...
Actor and Ex-White House Staffer Kal Penn Joins Fusion's Election Coverage
He'll contribute to the live primetime program 'Midterm Mayhem: The Ultimate Political Smackdown'read more
Kathryn Bigelow Shocks With Powerful Short That Connects Elephant Poaching With Terrorism
"When you buy something made of ivory, where does the money go?" This is the initial question that Kathryn Bigelow poses in her three-minute Public Service Announcement "Last Days,&qu...
David Lynch "Filled With Hope" to Make Another Movie With Laura Dern
The director dropped hints about a future film project and revealed his thoughts on the Oscars at the Lucca Film Festival in Tuscanyread more
Vania Catani’s Bananeira Filmes Launches New Gen Brazilian Talent, Primes Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Zama’ (EXCLUSIVE)
RIO DE JANEIRO — Argentina has a New Argentine Cinema; Carlos Reygadas, Mantarraya and Canana ushered in a new era in Mexico; the Novissimo Cine Chileno exploded onto the scene at the 2005 Valdi...
Former Scott Free U.K. Head Forming Production Outfit With U.K. Producer Kris Thykier
The pair are joining forces to set up Archery Picturesread more
Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Is in Hospice Care
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, a 2013 Medal of Freedom recipient, is in hospice care due to continued deterioration of his health and dementia. “We actually called in hospice care t...
Weekend Report, September 29, 2014
The Equalizer: $35MM Antoine Fuqua CAA - Scott Greenberg Denzel Washington WME - Patrick Whitesell Marton Csokas WME - Andrew Finkelstein Anonymous Content - Sandra Chang &nb...
‘Finding Neverland’ Musical Finds Its Broadway Theater
The Harvey Weinstein-produced musical “Finding Neverland” has found its Broadway home, nabbing the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for an April opening. The tuner, which got an unusual showcase on the 2014...
John Oliver Finds Strange Link Between Drone Strikes and Harvey Keitel (Video)
Did you know that last week, the United States launched drone strikes in Waziristan and Yemen, killing several suspected terrorists? Don't feel bad if the answer is no; the attacks went largely u...

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