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Weekend Report August 25, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy: $18MM James Gunn UTA - Charlie Ferraro The Safran Company - Peter Safran Chris Pratt CAA - Jason Heyman Mosaic - Julie Darmody Zoe Saldana ICM Partners...
David Frankel to Direct Sci-Fi Drama ‘Departure’
David Frankel will direct sci-fi romantic drama “Departure” for Good Universe, the company announced on Wednesday. The “Devil Wears Prada” director is helming from a script by ...
Drafthouse Films, Participant Media Acquire US Rights to ‘The Look of Silence’
Joshua Oppenheimer‘s “The Look of Silence” has been acquired for distribution in the U.S. by Drafthouse Films and Participant Media, the companies announced on Wednesday. The compani...
‘Looney Tunes’ Spin-Off Heats Up With ‘X-Men’ Scribes, ‘Focus’ Directors
The Warner Bros. “Looney Tunes” spin-off “Acme” looks to be gaining speed, as the studio has set “X-Men: First Class” scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen t...
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DJ Nash, David Janollari Developing Romantic Comedy for NBC (Exclusive)
Called 'The Catch'read more
‘Friends’ 20th Anniversary Spawns Real-Life Central Perk Coffee Shop
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of NBC's “Friends,” Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Eight O'Clock Coffee will bring the show's most iconic...
Zurich Film Festival to Honor Michael Shamberg with Career Achievement Award
Michael Shamberg (“Erin Brockovich,” “Pulp Fiction”) will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye award for lifetime achievement in cinema at this year&...
Gov. Brown Trims Funding for California TV, Film Tax Credit Bill
The funding for a bill that would expand and extend California's TV and film tax credit program has been cut back after 11th-hour negotiations between Gov. Jerry Brown and sponsors of the measure,...
Drafthouse and Participant Acquire Joshua Oppenheimer's 'Act of Killing' Sequel 'The Look of Silence'
Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have announced the acquisition of Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Look of Silence." Oppenheimer's film will make its world premiere at the Venice...
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Garry Marshall's Play 'Billy & Ray' to Star Vincent Kartheiser
The "Mad Men" actor will star opposite Larry Pine in the comedy charting the birth of the film noir genreread more
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NBC, Claudia Lonow Developing Family Comedy 'Assisted Loving'
Based on the book by Bob Morrisread more
Watch: Jeffrey Tambor Tries to Come Out to His Kids in 'Transparent' Trailer from Amazon
We've all binged on Jeffrey Tambor before (who didn't watch George Sr. in "Arrested Development" Season 4?), and now Amazon is bringing you more of your favorite TV dad -- only this time, he...
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Gov. Jerry Brown, California Legislature to Approve Film/TV Tax Incentive Increase
The credits reportedly will be installed over a five year period and be totaled at $330 million a yearread more
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Pop-up Central Perk Coming to NYC to Celebrate 'Friends' 20th Anniversary
Could we be any more excited?read more
MGM TV Prepping ‘In The Heat of the Night’ Series with Tate Taylor, Warren Littlefield (EXCLUSIVE)
MGM TV is in the early stages of developing a drama series based on the 1967 pic “In the Heat of the Night,” with Tate Taylor and Warren Littlefield as exec producers. Taylor, writer and d...
‘Cops’ Employee Shot While Covering Robbery (Video)
An employee of the television show “Cops” was shot while covering the police response to an armed robbery, Omaha police said. Deputy Chief David Baker (pictured) said in brief remarks to r...
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Legacy Launches New Anti-Smoking Ads Targeted to Teens
Viewers who tuned into the VMAs saw an ambitious new anti-smoking ad campaign launched by the American Legacy Foundation. The “Finish It” commercial is part of the Legacy’s ongoing...
Governor, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On California Movie and TV Tax Credit
California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are expected to announce a deal on Wednesday to extend and expand California’s movie and TV tax credit, a source close to the negotiations sai...
‘Survivor’ Enlists John Rocker as a Castaway
Former pro baseball player John Rocker has found a new career: Reality TV contestant. Atlanta Braves vet Rocker is among the castaways who will compete on the upcoming 29th episode of CBS's realit...
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Mophie Selects a Creative Agency
Deutsch L.A. has won a pitch to become the first lead agency for Mophie, a smart phone case maker with plans to advertise on next year's Super Bowl, according to sources. Sources previously ide...

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