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IFC Orders Docu Parody Series from Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and Bill Hader
IFC is going deeper into business with “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen, ordering a docu-parody series that he created with fellow “Saturday Night Live” alums Seth Meyers and Bil...
Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader Parody Series Coming to IFC
IFC is expanding its slate with a new fake documentary series from “Saturday Night Live” vets Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and Bill Hader, plus a new comedy and music awards show. The network...
‘Begin Again,’ Formerly Called ‘Can A Song Save Your Life?,’ to Close 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
“Begin Again,” the John Carney comedy starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo that premiered in Toronto under the title “Can a Song Save Your Life?,” has been tapped as the c...
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Animal Planet Renews 'Treehouse Masters,' Greenlights 'Redwood Kings' (Exclusive)
"Treehouse" is set to return in May, while "Redwood" will debut in July.read more
Endemol’s U.S. Digital Unit Signs YouTube Tween Rapper MattyB to Content Deal
Endemol Beyond USA, the digital network affiliated with Endemol North America, has signed a premium content deal with MattyB, an 11-year-old YouTube pop-rapper from Atlanta. Under the pact, Endemol Be...
Mark Ruffalo-Keira Knightley Hit ‘Can A Song Save Your Life?’ Changes Name, Will Close Tribeca
Alas, audiences will now never find out whether a song can save their lives. Filmmaker John Carney's 80's -set musical drama “Can a Song Save Your Life?” was the big hit at last fa...
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U.K.'s Virgin Media CEO Talks BSkyB Competition, Content, Netflix
Tom Mockridge also talks about his long-time former boss Rupert Murdoch and John Malone whose Liberty Global owns the British cable giant.read more
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Tribeca: 'Can a Song Save Your Life?,' Retitled 'Begin Again,' to Close Film Festival
The John Carney film stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine.read more
Ratings: The CW's '100' Debuts to Biggest Time Period Audience Since 2010
CBS and Fox tied for first in ratings on Wednesday, as The CW's “100” premiered to the network's most viewers in the time period since 2010. CBS and Fox each had with a 2.2 rating/...
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'Divergent's' Ansel Elgort Hopes Movie's a Hit But Doesn't Want Life to Change (Video)
Author Veronica Roth also talks about why she celebrated her book deal by jumping into a bathtub of mini-marshmallows.read more
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Is 'The 100-Year-Old Man' Sweden's Next 'Dragon Tattoo'?
The feature is looking to do for Swedish comedy what “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” did for drama.read more
Hollywood's Big Budget Film Exodus Loses California $9.6 Billion
California's film and television tax credits generated $4.3 billion in economic activity and bolstered 22,300 jobs, according to a study released Thursday by the Southern California Association of...
Ralph Fiennes, Tom Stoppard, David Hare Lead 2014-15 Slate at London’s National Theater
Ten world premieres, including new plays by Tom Stoppard and David Hare, and a stage stint for Ralph Fiennes spearhead the National Theater’s 2014-2015 season led by outgoing a.d. Nicholas Hytner. F...
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Facebook Reportedly Slashing Organic Reach for Pages
Facebook is reportedly slashing organic reach for Pages, a move that could have a sweeping impact on brands that have spent big on the social platform as well as local companies that have worked har...
WE Tv Renews ‘SWV Reunited,’ ‘Braxton Family Values’
Reality skeens “SWV Reunited” and “Braxton Family Values” will each receive a new season on WE tv, the cabler announced today. A strong social media contingent has made “...
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Justin Timberlake Searches for Love via Hashtag in 'Not a Bad Thing' Video
The singer premiered the video -- calling for a real-life couple who got engaged on a train to the song -- on "Ellen" on Thursday.read more
Exclusive: James McAvoy Wants to Get Off in New Poster for 'Filth'
James McAvoy will be coming to a theater near you quite soon, only this time he'll be a little more mentally unstable than you've seen him before. As can be seen below in the exclusive new poster that...
Time Warner Cable CEO Robert Marcus Eligible for $80 Million Golden Parachute
Time Warner Cable CEO Robert Marcus, who served in the role for just 44 days before Comcast announced plans to take over his company, is eligible for an $80 million golden parachute in the acquisition...
Social-Entertainment App Startup Trailerpop Raises $750,000 Seed Round from WME, Others
Trailerpop, a startup whose app combines trailers and trivia games about movies with social media, announced $750,000 in seed-round of financing from investors including WME and Manatt Digital Media V...
Attention Filmmakers: Who Needs a Distributor? Check Out These DIY Digital Distribution Platforms.
For new filmmakers, finding ways to get people to see their films is just as much of a struggle as making them in the first place. Even for those films that make it into festivals, there's not necessa...

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