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Oracle Buys Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion
Oracle is purchasing Micros Systems for $5.3 billion as part of a bigger push into retail and hospitality marketing. Oracle’s acquisition comes out to $68 a share, making it one of the company&...
Jason Schwartzman-Elisabeth Moss Comedy ‘Listen Up Philip’ Gets North American Distribution
Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Alex Ross Perry’s dark comedy “Listen Up Philip,”  starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss. Tribeca will release “Philip&#...
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Tribeca Film Picks Up Jason Schwartzman-Elisabeth Moss Comedy 'Listen Up Philip'
Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, the dark comedy will be released in October.read more
Attention, Filmmakers: Learn How to Create Fritz Lang's 'Beam of Light' Effect from 'Metropolis'
Remember just a couple of weeks back, when our favorite DIY special effects guru Joey Shanks shared an introductory crash course into Projection Mapping? His intro video laid out some of the technic...
Review: 'Penny Dreadful' (Finally) Delivers the Scares Horror Fans Have Been Waiting For in Episode 7, 'Possession'
For most of its run, Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" has been relatively dark, sometimes sexy but overall never really the nail-biting series most of us horror fans anticipated. Last night's epi...
Pearl Jam Rocks Out to ‘Frozen’ Hit ‘Let It Go’ (Video)
Pearl Jam has joined the rest of the world in mutual admiration for Disney's Oscar-winning animated hit “Frozen” by covering “Let It Go.” The rock band broke out its rendit...
Ratings: ‘Rising Star’ Debuts Decent Following Low ‘Wipeout’ Return
NBC finished first in both the key demographic and overall viewers on Sunday, even with lower numbers for “America's Got Talent.” ABC's “Rising Star” debuted to a 1.5 r...
Adopt Films Acquires This Year’s Palme d’Or Winner ‘Winter Sleep’
"Winter Sleep," the acclaimed but surprising winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, has been acquired by Adopt Films for U.S. distribution.  READ MORE: Cann...
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Sells Community Newspaper Group
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is selling its Community Newspaper Group, which distributes more than 235,000 copies of its papers in New York City, to Les and Jennifer Goodstein, the publishers of suc...
'One Chance' and 'Alive Inside' Top Provincetown International Film Festival Audience Award Winners
The 2014 Provincetown International Film Festival wrapped last night with a closing night party where this year's winners were announced. HBO, the event's key sponsor, backed this year's Audience Awar...
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Partner Back on Board After Threatening China Release
Beijing Pangu Investment Co., a Chinese sponsor on the upcoming release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” has resolved its differences with Paramount Pictures and will continue to be a...
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Fox's James Murdoch Meets Italian Prime Minister, Vows Production Investments
The company's Italian pay TV arm Sky Italia will invest heavily in two new television series, both with ties to Oscar winners. read more
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ESPN SportsCenter Announces Relaunch With Shareability Parkour Video
To herald ESPN's new format for SportsCenter, the network tapped video agency Shareability to use its formulas to create an online hit. "Along with those efforts we wanted to find a more l...
USA-Portugal Match Nets ESPN’s Highest-Ever World Cup Rating
The numbers continue to go up for the World Cup, as Sunday’s USA-Portugal match earned the highest-ever overnight ratings for a World Cup match on ESPN. According to Nielsen estimates, the late-...
Vishnu Athreya Named Vice President of Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network
Vishnu Athreya has been named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang, the cabler announced Monday. In his new position, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing day-to-d...
Three Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced To Jail In Egypt
Three journalists employed by Qatar-backed news agency Al Jazeera were given stiff prison sentences by an Egyptian court for reporting false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, among other charges...
Christina Hendricks Gives White House Summit a ‘Mad Men’ Moment
Christina Hendricks spoke at the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday, delivering brief remarks on how current policies for women need to be updated from the “Mad Men” era. Hen...
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OppenheimerFunds Searches for a New Creative Agency
OppenheimerFunds is looking for a new lead creative agency. The company has hired Ark Advisors in New York to manage the search, which is expected to conclude in the fall. Past media spending has r...
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CAA Acquires Experiential Marketing Group PGW
Creative Artists Agency has acquired experiential marketing company PGW to leverage the Venice, Calif. company’s sports expertise. PGW, launched as Promotions Group West in 1998, also provide...
ABC’s ‘Rising Star’ Opens to Sluggish Numbers Sunday Night
America really does seem to have its fill of music competition series, as ABC’s ambitious and heavily hyped “Rising Star” opened quietly in the ratings Sunday night. ABC has ordered ...

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