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MIP: Digital Is Key to Content Creators
As digital players continue to shape the traditional television landscape, the 51st edition of MIP TV plans to up the ante on showcasing multiscreen innovations, creating more synergies and opportunit...
Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt to Hunt Mexican Drug Cartels in ‘Sicario’
After winning an Oscar for his turn as a Mexican cop in “Traffic,” Benicio Del Toro is heading south of the border again, as he's nearing a deal to star opposite Emily Blunt in Denis V...
Syfy Orders ‘12 Monkeys’ Series Based on Brad Pitt-Bruce Willis Movie
Syfy prexy Dave Howe announced Friday that the cabler has given a series greenlight to the drama “12 Monkeys,” which is based on Terry Gilliam’s 1995 Universal Pictures film that starred Brad Pi...
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Box Office: Friday Shows 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' Headed for Record $93 Million-Plus Debut
The Marvel and Disney tentpole is on course to score the top April opening of all time in North America; "Noah" and "Divergent" lead holdovers. read more
Here Are Indiewire's Top 10 of the Week: 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale, Film Festival Advice and More
Happy Friday! Below are the 10 stories most-read stories on Indiewire this week. Click on the title to access the article. 1. Stanley Kubrick's Longtime Producer Trashes 'Room 237' and Lists 'Eyes Wi...
Israeli Duo Hit MIP With Global Concepts
Tal Shaked and Einat Shamir were crossing the road together in Cannes two years ago when they decided it was time to make a change. The two women, both fortysomething mothers who had worked in the Isr...
MGM TV Rides High With ‘Vikings’ and ‘Fargo’
With a muscular catalog of some 4,000 feature film titles and 10,500 TV episodes, MGM Television has a bounty of material from which to draw in fashioning its development slate, and prexy Roma Khanna,...
Red Carpet Launch at MIP Gives Special Pricey TV Series a Boost
Television trade shows like MIP TV have become valuable springboards for high-profile drama series and the top tier of these product launches are the red-carpet screenings. Black-tie bows at the Palai...
Chris Evans Needs Help With the Title of His Directorial Debut
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is expected to rake in record dollars at the box office this weekend, but star Chris Evans still needs your help. He’s looking for a better titl...
TV Review: Pretty & Poignant, HBO's Bruce Springsteen Doc 'High Hopes' is Still a Waste of Time & Talent
"I find I'm just trying to resolve something that's bothering me internally, y'know. That's really the thrust. The thrust isn't the theme. It's not conceptual. It's something that's continuing to ...
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ North American Tour to Feature Johnny Rotten, JC Chasez, Michelle Williams
The newly re-imagined 21st century version of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” is set to tour North American as an arena rock spectacular. The resurrected rock musical...
David Lowery in Talks to Add Directing Duties on Disney's ‘Pete's Dragon’ (Exclusive)
After being hired to co-write the screenplay, David Lowery is in negotiations to direct “Pete's Dragon” for Disney, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Th...
‘Godzilla’ Tramples Buildings, Bridges, People and Courage in New Preview (Video)
The terror and destruction in “Godzilla” will only be met by humanity's courage. But the 350-foot-tall monster will probably destroy most of that, too. A new preview (above) that Legen...
Hillary Clinton on Women in Media: ‘Double Standard Is Alive and Well’
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there is an enduring double standard for how women are treated in the media. “The double standard is alive and well, and I think in many respects t...
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NBCU Prevails in Epic 'Ghost Hunters' Legal Battle
The dispute alleged that the show about a team of paranormal investigators was stolen and in its more than seven years being litigated, it gave judges a lot to think about.read more
Benicio del Toro Teams Up with Emily Blunt in ‘Sicario’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to co-star with Emily Blunt in Denis Villeneuve’s thriller “Sicario.” Basil Iwanyk will produce, along with Thad and Trent Luckinbill and Mo...
SyFy Orders 12 Episodes of '12 Monkeys' from 'Nikita' Writers
Two pilots based on movies go in, only one comes out. SyFy has decided to move forward with the television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1995 film "Twelve Monkeys" and pass on "High Noon" from "Hannib...
Top Ten Moments from the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’
In honor of David Letterman’s retirement announcement, we’ve compiled a Top 10 list of some of his best moments on the “Late Show.” 10. Drew Barrymore flashes David Letterman o...
U.S. TV Producers in Bigger Hunt for Overseas Series to Remake
Turn on the TV on any given day and you’re likely to be watching a scripted series borne of a foreign country and reformatted for an American audience. From Showtime’s “Shameless” — a revamp...
Amy Ryan, ‘Workaholics’ Star Jillian Bell Join Jack Black in ‘Goosebumps’ (Exclusive)
Oscar-nominated actress Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”) and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) have closed deals to join the cast of Sony's “Goosebumps,” TheWrap has lear...

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