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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: A New Online Network for Filmmakers, IFP Gets Web Series and More
1. Facebook Buys Oculus VR: ICYMI, big news for Facebook. The social network has acquired Oculus VR, Inc., the immersive virtual reality technology company, for a total of approximately $2 billion w...
Comcast-TWC Deal Draws More Fire From Al Franken in Senate
Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable drew new fire in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, this time nearly drowning out an expected debate about the future of DirecTV and Dish Network. The Senate Judicia...
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FremantleMedia Acquires 'Jersey Shore' Creator SallyAnn Salsano's 495 Productions
The reality producer, whose "Party Down South" just scored a renewal on CMT, sells a 75 percent stake in the company. read more
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E! Green-Lights The Royals Starring Elizabeth Hurley
It's finally happening: E!'s scripted series, The Royals, will grace its viewers with its presence in 2015. A one-hour drama by Mark Schwahn about the British royal family and starring Eliza...
Gersh to Represent Budd Schulberg’s Estate
Gersh has singed a deal with Betsy Schulberg, widow to Budd Schulberg, to represent the iconic author and screenwriter’s estate. Gersh and Betsy Schulberg will work together to shepherd the mult...
Zombie Mini-Series 'In The Flesh' Returns To BBC America This May
BBC America's zombie mini-series "In the Flesh," created by Dominic Mitchell, will return for a second season on May 10th. The show will delve back into the world of Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a P...
Bethenny Frankel on Canceled Talk Show: ‘I'm Not Really Great When I'm Shackled’ (Video)
If anyone expected Bethenny Frankel to be heartbroken over the cancellation of her talk show, she's not. In fact, she claims she feels relieved. “I felt edited and diluted, a little bit cont...
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Vodafone Cuts to GroupM, Dentsu Aegis Media Agencies
Vodafone is down to two finalists in its global media agency search: A WPP GroupM team, led by MEC, and a Dentsu Aegis network effort, fronted by Carat, sources said. Earlier this month, Omnicom&rs...
Israeli Spy Thriller ‘The Green Prince’ Acquired by Music Box Films
Music Box Films has acquired all U.S. rights (excluding TV) to Nadav Schirman's spy thriller “The Green Prince,” it was announced Wednesday by Submarine and Global Screen. Music Box Fi...
‘Cinderella’ Peek Offers Cate Blanchett as Evil Stepmother
Walt Disney Studios is betting that new generations will embrace a lavish, live-action version of its animated classic “Cinderella,” teasing theater owners with new footage from the upcomi...
’22 Jump Street’ Scribe to Pen DreamWorks’ ‘Heist’
Oren Uziel has been set to pen the DreamWorks thriller “Heist” with “Need For Speed” helmer Scott Waugh directing. Steve Zaillian and Waugh are producing with Zaillian’s ...
‘Midnight Rider’ Location Manager Lawyer Defends ‘Conduct’
More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of “Midnight Rider,” a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on th...
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Ad of the Day: Keira Knightley Does Her Best Bond Girl Imitation for Chanel
Since first signing on as the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance in 2007, Keira Knightley has become firmly ensconced within Karl Lagerfeld's pantheon of waifish muses, a group tha...
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Judge Joe Brown Reveals 'Weird' Circumstances of Arrest
The TV judge complains to ABC News about the "loss of liberty" caused by his brief incarceration but says his time behind bars "reenergized" him.read more
Netflix Picks Up 3D Printing Doc 'Print The Legend'
Netflix's latest documentary acquisition is "Print The Legend," Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel's film about 3D printing that premiered at SXSW earlier this month, where it received the Special Jury...
‘Skyfall,’ ‘Hobbit’ Films Boost MGM Earnings, Revenues
MGM Holdings has reported a 97% jump in 2013 earnings and an 11% gain in revenues, thanks to “Skyfall,” its two “Hobbit” films, “Vikings” and “Teen Wolf.̶...
FremantleMedia Acquires ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Party Down South’s’ 495 Prods. (EXCLUSIVE)
FremantleMedia has acquired a majority stake in SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Prods., home of “Jersey Shore,” “Party Down South” and other hit unscripted series. FremantleMedia has taken a 75% stak...
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A TV Director's Open Letter to Anne Sweeney: It's All About the Shoes (Guest Column)
Forget the Disney executive suite. A director's chair is the most powerful place in television — just as long as you follow these simple guidelines from Bruce Leddy ("Cougar Town").read more
Oscilloscope Acquires 'Art And Craft' Ahead of Tribeca World Premiere
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the North American rights to "Art And Craft," a documentary with crime-caper undertones from Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman. The film will have its world prem...
‘Dear White People’ Star Kyle Gallner Joins Bradley Cooper in ‘American Sniper’ (Exclusive)
Fresh off the hit Sundance movie “Dear White People,” Kyle Gallner has been cast alongside Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood's “American Sniper,” TheWrap has learned. Eastwo...

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