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Reality TV Banners Launch Nonfiction Producers Assn. Run by Rick Feldman
A clutch of New York-based unscripted production companies have formed the Nonfiction Producers Assn. trade group designed to promote and foster the growth of the reality and documentary TV biz. TV in...
CBS Orders ‘Zoo,’ Based on James Patterson Novel, for Summer 2015
CBS said it would add a sci-fi drama, “Zoo,” to its lineup for next summer, continuing a recent effort to launch escapist fare with elements of the supernatural and the extraterrestrial f...
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CBS Orders James Patterson's 'Zoo' Drama Straight to Series
Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg will co-write the script for the thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans.read more
Box Office: ‘Tammy’ Tries to Steal Fireworks from ‘Transformers’
It’s Melissa McCarthy versus Optimus Prime in an Independence Day face-off. Historically one of the busiest weekends, the Fourth of July frame should see “Transformers: Age of Extinction&#...
‘True Blood’ EP Howard Deutch Signs 2-Year Deal With HBO
Howard Deutch, co-executive producer of “True Blood,” has closed a new two-year deal with HBO, his manager told TheWrap. Deutch has also directed four episodes of the Vampire drama, three ...
Academy Unveils Oscar Submission Dates
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled its calendar for submission deadlines. The first deadline is next week, for the sci-tech awards. Otherwise, most of the dates are in the ...
Jeffrey Ressner Dead: Entertainment Journalist at Time, US Weekly Dies at 56
Journalist Jeffrey Ressner, who covered entertainment, politics, business and pop culture, died June 20 of heart arrhythmia at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 56. Ressner was Los ...
Academy Sets Dates for Oscar Qualifying
The Academy has set submission dates for films and achievements to be eligible for the 87th Academy Awards. These newly announced dates do not have any effect on the previously announced dates for the...
Attention, Storytellers: Apply to The Future of Storytelling Competition for Web-Based Films, Narrative Games & More
Put your thinking cap on! Future of Storytelling has announced details for their two-day summit and an inaugural prize. The summit will be held on October 1st and 2nd and is a "gathering of ...
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Geek & Sundry Goes Big With San Diego Comic-Con Activations
Digital entertainment company Geek & Sundry is gearing up for a jam-packed schedule during this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, starting with a hosted space where its fans can meet...
Mid-Year Indie Box Office Hits and Misses: It's Been 'Grand' So Far (But Not for Everyone)
It's been a big year so far at the indie box office, though really only thanks to a handful of films -- and one "Grand" film in particular. At this point in 2013, the top five specialt...
Figuring Out 'The Leftovers': What We Know, What We Don't, and Questions for Episode 2
While apparently some found "The Leftovers" too dour to dwell on, many fans of Damon Lindelof, "Lost" or Peter Berg will stick with the show out of devotion, curiosity, or genuine ...
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Which Connected Device Is the Next Big Thing in Mobile?
Despite all of the hype around connected homes, cars, TVs and smartwatches, a series of discussions today at the Mobile Media Summit in London underscores the challenges that brands will have in mov...
‘Night Shift’ Renewed for Season 2 by NBC
NBC has renewed summer drama “The Night Shift” for a second season, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The network has ordered 14 episodes for the medical drama...
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Porsche 911's Most Memorable Hollywood Moments
The iconic car, which turns 50 this year, has taken star turns in classic films and big-screen blockbusters, from "Annie Hall" to "Gone in 60 Seconds."read more
Cameron Diaz Strips Down for Esquire, Talks Her First Nude Scene (Photo)
Cameron Diaz bares almost all on the August cover of Esquire, and tells the men's magazine about her first nude scene in this summer's “Sex Tape,” being in her forties and her dec...
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Disney Beats Sexual Harassment Retaliation Lawsuit
An ex-archivist asserted that the entertainment company has a "history of cover-ups," but a judge rules that he can't prove one here.read more
NBC Renews ‘The Night Shift’ for Second Season
NBC  has renewed its Sony Pictures TV drama series “The Night Shift” for a second season. The Peacock has given the greenlight to 14 new episodes of the medical drama. “The Night Sh...
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'Tammy': Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon on Comedic Falls and That 'Thelma & Louise' Selfie
"He’s my favorite person to work with — and to marry," said McCarthy of director-husband Ben Falcone at the L.A. premiere.read more
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Talk Midwest Upbringing, Working Relationship at ‘Tammy’ Premiere
After seven years of working to turn their concept into a feature film, comedic couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone said the premiere of “Tammy” Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre was no...

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