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New Entertainment Research Company C4 Acquires MPG Data Assets
C4, a new research-based SaaS company serving the entertainment industry, made a big statement Wednesday when it agreed to acquire all of Motion Picture Group's extensive data assets. The announce...
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As Facebook Stumbles, Tumblr Attempts to Capitalize
With the promise of a more lasting engagement and a greater shelf-life for individual posts, the microblogging platform Tumblr is attempting to woo marketers who've grown concerned about Faceboo...
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Time Inc., Now on Its Own, Has Loss in Q2
In the wake of its June 6 separation from Time Warner, Time Inc. released its report for the second quarter – its first quarter as a standalone company since 1990 – showing a net loss of...
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Clip: Elevator Beatboxing and ‘Cowabunga!’ (Video)
The reason the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” became such a phenomenon in the late 1980s is because of its perfect blend of action and humor. Much of the humor came from the personalities ...
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Petition for Weird Al to Perform at Super Bowl Passes 30,000 Signatures
Organizer Ed Ball tells THR he got the idea after someone floated Justin Bieber as a possibility: "I thought, 'Man, this is so crappy.' "read more
Film Review: ‘The Maid’s Room’
In Michael Walker’s highly atmospheric psychological thriller “The Maid’s Room,” obsessive curiosity propels the exploration of a gated Hamptons estate by a newly hired Columbian maid.
Obama Indicates Opposition to Internet ‘Fast Lanes’
When President Obama spoke at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum on Tuesday, he was asked about his position on net neutrality, the rules of the road for the Internet that are pending before the FCC. At t...
‘Scandal's’ Joe Morton on His Emmy Nomination: ‘This Is New and It's Special’ (Video)
The post ‘Scandal's’ Joe Morton on His Emmy Nomination: ‘This Is New and It's Special’ (Video) appeared first on TheWrap. Related stories from TheWrap:'Veep' Star Tony ...
Rachel Maddow Producer Expected To Seize Reins of ‘The View’ At ABC
A senior executive from MSNBC is expected to take the lead producing role at ABC’s “The View,” the latest signal that the durable daytime program will change radically following the ...
Ricky Gervais Says ‘Office’ Character Is ‘Absolutely F-cking Tragic’ in ‘Life on the Road’
Ricky Gervais is taking his most famous small-screen character, David Brent, to the big screen. TheWrap chatted with the British comedian Wednesday, just one day after news broke about the film R...
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Cast Dress in Shades of Grey on New Posters (Photos)
The post ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Cast Dress in Shades of Grey on New Posters (Photos) appeared first on TheWrap. Related stories from TheWrap:Lorde to Perform Lead Single, Curate Tr...
‘Hellcats’ Star Aly Michalka Joins CW's ‘iZombie’
Aly Michalka has snagged one of the recast roles on The CW's “iZombie,” a show representative told TheWrap. She'll play Peyton, the roommate and best friend to the show's main ...
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Microsoft Is Unveiling a New Interface for Bing Ads
Microsoft is rolling out a new Bing Ads interface to its users this month, bringing a wide range of upgrades, improvements and new features. “The changes, which reflect the feedback of our cu...
Warner Bros. Dates Animated Films for 2018 and 2019
With “The Lego Movie” established as a major franchise starter, Warner Bros. is tooning up its animation schedule by announcing release dates for two untitled movies for the Memorial Day holiday o...
CBS, Fox, Writers Guild Duel Over Need for FCC Ownership Curbs
While CBS told the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday that Federal rules limiting how many TV stations any media company can own in a market “are unwarranted,” consumer groups ...
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Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment Hires Its First TV Exec
Meredith Ditlow, most recently director of development at Valhalla Entertainment, will be the banner’s VP of television.read more
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Two More 'Lego' Movies Get Release Dates
Warner Bros. stakes out Memorial Day weekend in 2018 and 2019 for two untitled movies; sources say the plan is for "Lego" titles.read more
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FCC Looking Into Complaints About Miley Cyrus Fourth of July Weekend Special
Although there were only three complaints from the more than two million viewers, the agency is determining if the show violated rules against indecency or profanity.read more
Los Angeles Sees 34% Decline in TV Drama Production since 2007
Los Angeles is in grave danger of losing even more TV drama series because of the limits of the state’s production tax incentive program, a new report asserts. FilmL.A. disclosed Wednesday that ...
‘Batman v. Superman’ Date Shift Shows Summer Movies Aren’t Just for Summer
Summer films aren’t just for summer anymore. “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” may have blinked in its release date stare-down with “Captain America 3,” but by moving...

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