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‘Big Bang Theory’ Production Resuming
“The Big Bang Theory” is going back into production Wednesday after a weeklong delay because of contract negotiations with the show's stars. “Production on season 8 of ‘The...
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'Portlandia's' Carrie Brownstein to Finish Nora Ephron Script 'Lost in Austen'
Good Universe has come aboard to produce the feature with Columbia and Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions.read more
Color Version of ‘Nebraska’ to Air on Epix
As part of its premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” Paramount Pictures-owned television network Epix is scheduled to show the film on Sunday not only in its theatrical black-and-white forma...
‘Late, Late Show’ Replacement James Corden Has Small Shoes to Fill, Ratings-Wise
James Corden will have to overcome relatively low name recognition when he takes over the “Late, Late Show” from Craig Ferguson next year — but at least he won't face high rating...
‘Into The Storm’ Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Into the Storm” leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $9.4 million for spots that have a...
Nora Ephron's ‘Lost in Austen’ to Be Finished by ‘Portlandia's’ Carrie Brownstein
“Portlandia” co-creator Carrie Brownstein has landed her first feature writing assignment, as she has been hired to complete Nora Ephron‘s unfinished screenplay “Lost in Austen...
Mob Scene Creative + Productions Sold to Investor Group
Marketing and advertising firm Mob Scene Creative + Productions has inked a deal to sell a majority stake in the Beverly Hills-based company to a private investor group. As part of the transaction, Mo...
Significant ‘Star Wars’ Presence Planned for Disney Theme Parks
The Walt Disney Co. plans for “a far greater ‘Star Wars’ presence” in its theme parks, company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday. The first look at new attractions based on the sci-...
Hulu Launches ‘El Mariachi’ Series, 6 Other MundoFox Shows
Hulu is boosting its programming lineup en Español, launching seven series from Spanish-language broadcaster MundoFox, including episodes from the current season of “El Mariachi.” Hulu is...
Criterion Collection Adds Jonathan Demme's 'A Master Builder' to Library
The Criterion Collection announced that it has added Jonathan Demme's latest film, "A Master Builder," to its library. READ MORE: Abramorama Picks Up Jonathan Demme's 'A Master Builder...
Magical Quarter Helps Disney Post Record Earnings
Thanks to big screen hits and its wide range of other businesses, Disney posted extremely strong financials in the third quarter, including record earnings per share. The company reported on Tuesday t...
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Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa Join WWE Star Dave Bautista in 'Kickboxer'
UPDATED: Ted Fields is producing the 3D remake of the 1989 cult classic.read more
Bill Cosby Leads 2014 New York Comedy Festival Lineup
Bill Cosby will play Carnegie Hall as part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, which boasts a lineup that includes new names to the fest such as Amy Schumer and Nick Offerman as well as festiva...
‘Kickboxer’ Reboot Punches Up Cast With Scott Adkins, Tony Jaa
Scott Adkins and Tony Jaa have stepped into the arena for the reboot of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1989 actioner “Kickboxer.” The duo is joining previously announced stars Dave Batista ...
‘Guardians of the Galaxy's’ Dave Bautista to Be Joined by Tony Jaa in ‘Kickboxer’ Remake
Martial arts legend Tony Jaa (“Ong Bak”) and Scott Adkins (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) have joined the cast of The Exchange's 3D reboot of “Kickboxer,” which stars ...
‘Expendables 3′ London Premiere: Sly Heckles His Comrades, Wesley Snipes Calls Out a Crybaby
There was fighting talk on the red carpet at Leicester Square’s Odeon on Monday night. Lionsgate’s “Expendables 3″ exploded onto the big screen for its first global outing, wit...
‘Batman v Superman’ Set Video Shows Off Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Video)
We've seen Ben Affleck brooding in his Batman getup before, but new photos of the actor on the set of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” show off our first look at Bruce Wayne out of...
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Time Warner Stock Down Sharply After Fox Withdraws Bid
UPDATED: Rupert Murdoch's company sees its shares rise in after-hours trading on the news and the announcement of a $6 billion stock buyback program.read more
Martin Freeman Wants Two Emmys, But He'd Have to Beat His Friends
He's made a career out of playing meek, nice-guy protagonists, but things changed for Martin Freeman when he took on the role of Lester Nygaard on FX's “Fargo.” The latest Freeman ...
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Patrón Seeks a New Lead Agency
The Patrón Spirits Company has begun a search for a new agency to handle its creative and media business.  Incumbent Cramer-Krasselt was invited to defend but declined, according to a r...

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