Weekend Report October 20, 2014
Fury: $24MM David Ayer CAA - Todd Feldman Brad Pitt CAA - Kevin Huvane Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Cynthia Pett-Dante Shia LaBeouf CAA - Richard Lovett John Crosby Mana...
Hulu, Fullscreen, Maker Studios Execs Talk Subscription Streaming Challenges
With recent news that HBO and CBS are making a go of the subscription stream business, it was only natural the subject be on the minds of top execs in the space Tuesday at Variety‘s Entertainmen...
Terry Quinn, Calista Flockhart and Eric McCormack Join DirecTV's “Full Circle” for Season 2
“Full Circle” has a pretty full cast for its upcoming second season. The DirecTV anthology series has added a slew of actors for its sophomore run, including Stacy Keach, “Lost”...
Henry Rollins to Star in Comedy-Horror Miniseries ‘He Never Died’ (EXCLUSIVE)
TORONTO — Multitasking punk icon Henry Rollins is attached to star in a miniseries spinoff of the recently completed indie horror-comedy feature “He Never Died.” Toronto-based 108 Media bega...
Apple Earnings Soar on Strength of iPhone Sales
Strong sales of iPhones powered Apple to a better-than-expected $8.5 billion in fourth-quarter earnings on revenue of $42.1 billion, the company announced Monday. “Our fiscal 2014 was one for th...
CNN Layoffs, Diversity Prompt Concern From Congressional Black Caucus Leader
The Congressional Black Caucus has expressed concerns over how CNN's ongoing layoffs may be affecting diversity at the cable news network. In a statement issued to TheWrap, CBC chairwoman Rep. Ma...
BET Hip Hop Awards Crushes ‘Walking Dead’ in Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings
And the award for last week's most-tweeted television show goes to… the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards! The Viacom cable channel's awards show topped all TV series and specials last week on Twi...
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Changes the Game With a Dog Supreme Court and Real Tears
When "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" launched last April, the show's influences were pretty clear, and while well-executed, it was easy to write off as "'The Daily Show' with ...
‘What's the Deal?’ With Hollywood's Comic Book Movie Madness? (Video)
In the wake of Robert Downey Jr.‘s return to the MCU, Warner Bros. finally unveiled its own ambitious master plan for the DC Movie Universe in a conference call with investors, which included fi...
5 Horror Indies to Watch on Xfinity On Demand this Month
Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Xfinity On Demand. With Halloween fast approaching, Xfinity On Demand has a handful of indie horror streaming options to set the mood for thi...
ABC Close to Selling Out Oscar Telecast at $1.9 Mil an Ad
Madison Avenue continues to rush to the Oscars. ABC is nearing sell-out of its advertising inventory for its 2015 broadcast of the annual awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences...
Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Contenders Down to Eight Films
The field of documentary short subject contenders for an Academy Award has been narrowed to a shortlist of eight films, including “The Lion's Mouth Opens,” two-time nominee Lucy Walker...
MTV's ‘Real World: Skeletons’ Digs Into Contestants’ Pasts in New Twist
MTV has promised the most intense “Real World” yet for the 30th season of its long-running reality show franchise. “Real World: Skeletons” takes the show back to Chicago, which...
Eight Films Make Cut For Best Short Documentary Oscar
Three to five nominees will be chosen from the fieldread more
Apple Beats Fiscal Q4 Earnings Estimates, as Wall Street Eyes Huge iPhone Sales Pipeline
Apple handily topped analyst expectations for its September quarter, as the tech giant reported sales of 39.3 million iPhones — and Wall Street anticipates an even bigger surge for the smart...
Film Review: ‘Sand Dollars’
Remarkable sensitivity and exacting verisimilitude are just two of the many selling points for “Sand Dollars,” a psychologically nuanced portrait, set in the Dominican Republic, of an older Americ...
Ron Livingston Joins 'The 5th Wave' (Exclusive)
Chloe Moretz is starring in Sony's YA adaptationread more
Shia's 5 LaBeouf-iest Interview Revelations: My Whole Goal Was to Intimidate the F-ck Out of Alec Baldwin
When Shia LaBeouf‘s not wearing a bag over his head on red carpets or pulling off other such stunts, the “Fury” actor knows a thing or two about speaking honestly to his fans. LaBe...
Elwes, Highland Film Group Board Roth’s ‘The Stranger’
Producer Cassian Elwes (“The Butler,” Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert”) has boarded Guillermo Amoedo’s “Eli Roth Presents The Stranger,” produced by Eli Roth, Nicolas López and M...
Apple Beats Fourth-Quarter Earnings Estimates
The company earned earned $1.42 per share in its fiscal fiscal fourth-quarter on revenue of $42 billionread more

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