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National Geographic's 'Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers' Feels Real. Is That a Good Thing?
Things can get a little tricky when it comes to remembering tragedy with a commercialized product. The bottom line is whoever is "remembering" or "honoring" the devastating event is also airing it and...
‘How I Met Your Mother’ Co-Creator Defends Controversial Finale
Public opinion on Monday night's series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” might be divided, but Craig Thomas, the CBS sitcom's co-creator, figures that he and co-creator Carter Bay...
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Universal Moving Head of International Theatrical Operations Position from London to L.A.
UPDATED: Longtime international film president David Kosse has chosen not to relocate to Los Angeles; the studio will begin a search to fill his position.read more
New ‘Sex Tape’ Trailer Promises Promiscuity and Laughter (VIDEO)
If there’s one lesson to be taken from the new “Sex Tape” red band trailer, it’s that technology is never to be trusted. In an attempt to rekindle the spark in their relationsh...
RTL Group’s Asian Operations Starting to Take Off
Compared with its U.S. counterparts, RTL Group was a latecomer in South and East Asia. While HBO has been implanted in the region for some 20 years, the media giant just made its first move in 2012. R...
‘How I Met Your Mother': 14 of the Funniest and Angriest Reactions to Series Finale
(Spoiler alert: Do not read this if you haven't watched Monday's “How I Met Your Mother” finale.) “How I Met Your Mother” closed the book on nine seasons Monday night, ...
RTL Group’s German Flagship Channels Deliver Right Mix for Big Audiences
RTL Group’s German division, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, continues to perform solidly with the right mixture of hit scripted fare, both homegrown and imported, and hugely popular entertainment and...
RTL Group’s French Operations Stay Strong in Competitive Market
Over the past five years, RTL Group’s M6, Gaul’s No. 2 commercial channel, has weathered the global economic meltdown, the ad market crisis and audience fragmentation due to the launch of many DTT...
RTL Group Toppers: Quality Is No. 1 for Global Success
At MIP TV, Anke Schaeferkordt and Guillaume de Posch, co-CEOs of RTL Group, will be feted with Variety’s Achievement in International TV Award, which recognizes creativity, leadership and business a...
FremantleMedia Puts Focus on Growing Drama Production
RTL group’s global production and distribution arm FremantleMedia is best known for its reality competition shows, such as “The X Factor,” pictured above, and “Got Talent” franchises, but th...
RTL Group’s Netherlands Operation Embrances Digital Delivery
Six months after the launch of Netflix in the Netherlands, RTL Nederland — a subsidiary of RTL Group that operates seven channels in the Dutch market — is undergoing a digital transformation with ...
Universal to Move Head of Int’l Theatrical Operations Post to L.A.
LONDON — Universal Pictures is changing its international structure and relocating the head of the international theatrical operations to Los Angeles. The goal is to provide closer collaboration...
First Person: Why A Small Crew Can Actually Help You To Get The Shot
"Big in Japan" is a semi-fictionalized rock and roll road movie about a struggling Seattle band determined to not fade away. The film, which is based loosely on actual events, follows real life ro...
Rosie O’Donnell To Receive Special Honor at the 2014 Tony Awards
The organizers of the Tony Awards have tapped Rosie O’Donnell to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award, handed out annually to a legiter who’s made a significant contribution to humanitaria...
A&E Greenlights Reality Show ‘The Herbert Brothers’
A&E Network has given the go-ahead to a new reality series, “The Herbert Brothers.” The docuseries will follow five brothers who launched an advertising empire in their small town of B...
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Cable News: BBC Renews 'Musketeers,' Sundance Adds 'One Child' Mini, More
UPDATED: On the unscripted side, Esquire picks up "Friday Night Tykes" for a second season, A&E greenlights "The Herbert Brothers" and OWN sets a 10-part docuseries "Operation Change."read more ...
Watch: Grisly Horror in the Outback in Terrifying 'Wolf Creek 2' Trailer
The Australian outback and the murderous bushman are back. Greg Mclean's "Wolf Creek 2" stars John Jarratt, the same crazed and deluded serial killer of "Wolf Creek" (he even has an eerily familiar op...
‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent,’ and ‘Thor’ Score ‘Favorite Character’ MTV Movie Award Nominations
Katniss Everdeen, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, Veronica Mars, “Thor” antagonist Loki and “Star Trek Into Darkness” bad guy Khan are the choices fans have for Favorite Cha...
Lionsgate Signs ‘Heroes of Cosplay’ Producer Dave Caplan to Reality Development Deal
Lionsgate has signed reality producer Dave Caplan to a multi-year overall television deal to develop and produce unscripted programming through his Trooper Entertainment banner. Caplan joins Lionsgate...
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Reality TV Producer Dave Caplan Inks Overall Deal With Lionsgate TV
The "Heroes of Cosplay" EP will develop and produce new unscripted fare through his Trooper Entertainment banner.read more

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