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Peter Jones to Direct ‘The Presidents Club’ Documentary (Exclusive)
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Jones has acquired the rights to “The Presidents Club,” the 2012 New York Times best-selling book by Time editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy....
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack Takes Over U.S. Album Chart
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1” became the second soundtrack for a hit Disney film to top the U.S. album chart last week. The compilation album, released by Disney’s Hollywood Reco...
Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill Embrace New York Fashion Week With One-Act Play
Innovative retail store Opening Ceremony has collaborated with "Her" director Spike Jonze and actor Jonah Hill for their New York Fashion Week runway show. The twosome have cowritten a one a...
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Veenome Releases YouTube Analysis Tool for Brands
To address the need for better data and measurement, viewability and video intelligence platform Veenome has launched a YouTube Channel Content Analytics tool.  Veenome's product will anal...
Editors Strike Against Mark Burnett's ‘Survivor’ For Union Contract
The editors of CBS’ reality TV hit “Survivor” have voted themselves off the job. At least for the time being. The post-production crew for the series halted work on the series, going...
Ex-Focus Features Chief Launches Distribution Company
Andrew Karpen, the former co-CEO of Focus Features, has launched an independent finance and distribution company called Bleecker Street. Financed by Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5-hour Energy, Blee...
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Thandie Newton Boards HBO's 'Westworld'
The drama pilot stars Anthony Hopkins and counts J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Jerry Weintraub among its producersread more
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Groupon Is Adding 100 Snapchat Followers a Day
Since beginning a Snapchat account one week ago, Groupon has gained 700 followers with daily challenges that give out prizes for interacting with the brand. Groupon started using Snapchat (under th...
Kevin Ward Sr. on Son's Fatal Crash: Apparently, Tony Stewart Was Only Driver Who Didn't See Him
Kevin Ward Sr. has broken his silence about his son's death with a mix of fond remembrances and thinly veiled shots at NASCAR star Tony Stewart, who's dirt-track car struck and killed Kevin Wa...
‘Gold Rush's’ Teen Millionaire Set to Host Epic Two-Hour Retrospective (Exclusive)
“Gold Rush's” wildly popular teenage millionaire Parker Schnabel will host a two-hour special of Discovery Channel's top rated series, TheWrap has learned. Also read: Discovery C...
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Toronto: Former Focus Co-CEO Andrew Karpen Launches New Distribution Company
UPDATED: Billionaire Manoj Bhargava, founder of 5-hour Energy, is financing the ventureread more
Former Focus CEO Andrew Karpen Launches New Distribution Company
Andrew Karpen, who most recently served as co-CEO of Focus Features, has announced the formation of Bleecker Street, a new distribution company that plans to release 3-5 movies in 2015, with an expand...
Alamo Drafthouse to Open First L.A. Theater
The Alamo is coming to Los Angeles. The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar & Highball, a popular Austin-based boutique cinema chain, will open its first theater in Los Angeles.  The Alama Drafthouse, ...
Emmy Telecast Prepping Tribute to Robin Williams
Less than a year after Robin Williams appeared on the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast to salute his mentor, Jonathan Winters, producers of the Aug. 25 ceremony are preparing an on-air tribute to the ac...
Robin Williams Tribute: Broadway to Dim its Lights on Wednesday
The Great White Way will glow a little less brightly on Wednesday night, in honor of actor Robin Williams, who was found dead Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway's theaters will turned its ...
Emmy Voters Lean Toward Barbed Political Commentaries on Latenight
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it’s the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoo...
For Emmy-Nominated Music Directors, There’s Little Room for Error
Of the five music categories in the Primetime Emmy Awards, the music direction category seems to be the least understood outside music circles. And yet the stakes couldn’t be higher, with four of th...
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ABC Family Renews 'Switched at Birth' for a Fourth Season
The network is ordering more episodes of the scripted dramaread more
Radio Disney to Sell 23 Stations, Lay Off Nearly 200
Radio Disney will be selling 23 of its 24 radio stations across the United States, effective Sept. 26. As part of the changes, 184 positions (about eight per unloaded station) will be eliminated at ...
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'Legends': TV Review
New TNT drama currently lacks the heft to be truly riveting. But maybe in the world of complicated fare, a little easy escapism isn't such a bad thingread more

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