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About.com Gets Into Native Advertising
After years of being one the most-sought out sites for advice online, About.com is changing its look for the first time in a decade to help it reach the modern audience—and add native advertis...
Toronto: Mongrel Nabs Sales Rights to Aussie Feature ‘The Daughter’
Mongrel Intl. has acquired international sales rights to Australian stage director Simon Stone’s feature bow “The Daughter,” and will be repping the title during the Toronto film festival, the c...
Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Continues Prepping for IPO, Taps Managing Director
Relativity Media has hired veteran attorney Carol Genis for the newly created post of managing director, adding that it is continuing to prepare for an initial public offering. “I have worked cl...
USC Honors Dennis Hopper With Exhibit, Screening
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is the new home of the Dennis Hopper Collection.  The announcement of the collection, an assembly of the late actor and artist’s scripts, awards, film posters, ...
Mark Duplass Inaugurates New Award from Woodstock Film Festival
The Woodstock Film Festival launches its new Fiercely Independent Award by honoring Mark Duplass, who will appear in this year’s festival title “Creep,” which he also co-wrote and c...
Russell Brand Documentary to Explore Social Media, Political Activism
Mayfair Film Partnership Limited and Interloper Films are teaming to produce a feature-length documentary about comedian, author, actor, radio host and political activist Russell Brand. Ondi Timoner ...
Omar Comin' in HD, Yo! HBO Confirms 'The Wire' is Being Remastered But No Release Date Set Yet
Everyone has a favorite TV show. Many even contend their television show is the best of the bunch. The top dog. The head honcho. Heisenberg. Tony Soprano. Stringer Bell -- wait, no -- Marlo. No, that'...
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NBC Developing Exorcism Drama (Exclusive)
'The Possession of Maggie Gill' will be written by John Glenn and hails from Amblin Televisionread more
Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Inks 3-Year Deal with Universal
Alex Kurtzman’s newly-formed production company Secret Hideout has inked a three-year production deal with Universal Pictures. Jeb Brody, Focus Features president of production, and Bobby Cohen,...
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Memorial Sloan Kettering's New Ads Pitch a Message of Hope
Memorial Sloan Kettering abandons some of the staples of hospital advertising in a new campaign from Pereira & O’Dell New York that breaks today. Gone are somber testimonials from patient...
Warner Bros. Sets ‘Nice Guys’ Release for Summer 2016
Warner Bros. hopes that a period detective film starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling will thrill summer audiences looking for alternatives to superhero flicks. The studio will release “The N...
Alex Kurtzman Forms New Company Secret Hideout, Extends Deal With Universal
Alex Kurtzman is going independent while also deepening his relationship with Universal Studios. The writer/director/producer (“Star Trek,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “T...
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Alex Kurtzman's Production Company Inks Three-Year Deal With Universal
Focus Features president of production Jeb Brody will be joining Secret Hideoutread more
Spike TV Names Ted Gold Senior Vice President of Scripted Originals
Ted Gold has been named senior vice president of scripted original series at Spike TV, announced Sharon Levy, executive vice president of original series. In the newly created position, Gold will lead...
Ratings: NBC and Fox Tie on Labor Day
NBC and Fox tied for first place in the key demographic Monday night, while CBS took first place in total viewers, according to preliminary numbers. Both NBC and Fox averaged a 1.6 rating/5 share in t...
‘Breaking Bad’ Piracy Rates Soar Fivefold After 2014 Emmy Wins
The strong showing by “Breaking Bad” at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards — including its win for best drama series — prompted thousands of pirates to take to their computers an...
Ethan Hawke’s ‘Cymbeline’ Gets U.S. Distribution
Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline,” ahead of its world premiere at the Veni...
HBO’s ‘The Wire’ Will Be Remastered, Rebroadcast
“The Wire” fans can start saying their favorite expletives: Creator David Simon’s beloved drama about the gangs, police and other factions that make Baltimore tick is getting a facel...
Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How Not to Negotiate a Distribution Deal
Negotiation is an essential but little understood part of dealmaking. To make fair deals with good distributors, there are mistakes you must avoid and steps you need to take. I recently gave a present...
Nat Geo Channel Sets Debut for ‘Re-Wilding’ Series ‘Live Free or Die,’ Releases First Trailer (Exclusive)
National Geographic Channel delves into a growing subculture who've adopted “re-wilding” on upcoming new series, “Live Free or Die.” The show, which follows five members of...

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