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DreamWorks Taps Lyndsay Harding as CFO
Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has hired Lyndsay Harding as its new chief financial officer, replacing Larry Wasserman. Jeff Small, president and COO, made the announcement. Wasserman lef...
Hey Budweiser: On NFL, This Hypocrisy’s For You
A whole host of constituencies are complicit in the excesses of big-time sports, but most of them don’t try to have their beer and drink it too. So the indignation and shock expressed by advertisers...
Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Mockingjay’ Massacres Competition, While ‘Wick’ Wins Trending
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided...
Hamptons Film Festival Adds ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Wild’
The 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival has added two high profile festival-circuit titles to its 2014 slate, with Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for the Saturday Centerpiece screen...
CBS Promotes Karen Church, Fern Orenstein to SVP
CBS has upped Karen Church and Fern Orenstein to senior vice president of casting, announced Peter Golden, CBS Entertainment’s EVP of talent and casting. They join current casting SVPs Lucy Ca...
Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay Sell 1970s Drug Trade Pilot to TNT
Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay are investigating the drug trade business, as TNT has ordered an untitled serialized drama pilot about the cocaine business in 1970s Florida from their Jerry Bruckhei...
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TNT Orders Drug Trade Drama Pilot From Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay
'Masters of Sex' showrunner Michelle Ashford penned the scriptread more
'Wild' and 'Foxcatcher' Added to Hamptons International Film Festival Lineup
The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced additional films for their 22nd fest, which will take place from October 9-13 this year. READ MORE: Tommy Lee Jones-Directed 'The Homesman'...
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TV Stars Get a 228% Boost in Follow Rate When They Live-Tweet
If TV marketers are having a hard time getting their stars to live-tweet, maybe this stat will help: Cast members’ accounts get a 228 percent increase in follow after live-tweeting their shows...
Is Chris Rock's 'Top Five' An Awards Contender?
Most films acquired out of the Toronto International Film Festival open in the new year -- unless the distributor is gunning for awards season. READ MORE: Was Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worth the $12.5 ...
How Gordon Willis Inspired Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Steven Soderbergh
American Cinematographer magazine's upcoming October issue will be devoted to the career of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC., including never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on "...
TLC's ‘Breaking Amish’ Tackles Adoption, Racism in New Season (Video)
Season 3 of TLC's “Breaking Amish” introduces a new cast of young Amish people making their way to New York City to experience a different kind of life. For some, as seen in this clip ...
TV Review: Amazon’s ‘Transparent’
Almost instantly achieving a beguiling and bittersweet tone, “Transparent” represents the sort of breakthrough destined to firmly put Amazon’s nascent original programming push on the map. Jeffr...
Raindogs Cine Boards ‘Variaciones,’ Julian Goyoaga’s Debut (EXCLUSIVE)
Raindogs Cine, the Uruguayan outfit behind German Tejeira’s pic “A Moonless Night,” which world preems Friday in San Sebastian’s New Directors sidebar, is preparing “Variaciones de K...
DOC NYC to open with US Premiere of 'Do I Sound Gay?'
After its recent debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, David Thorpe's "Do I Sound Gay?" is set to open DOC NYC for its US premiere. Thorpe raised over $120,000 on Kickstarte...
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5 Hottest Twitter Innovations From Brands
Big name marketers are testing just about any type of interaction on Twitter these days to stand out. While some marketers are bulking up their tweets with buttons to drive sales, some of the most ...
‘Tyrant’ Renewed for Season 2 by FX
“Tyrant” will continue its reign on FX. FX has renewed the drama for a second season, the channel said Thursday. Production on the 13-episode second season is scheduled to begin next sprin...
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Paul Reiser Joins Will Smith in NFL Concussion Movie (Exclusive)
Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks also starread more
Chuck Todd's ‘Meet the Press’ Ratings Fall Back Down to Earth in Week 2
“Meet the Press With Chuck Todd” has come back down to Earth in the new host's second week, though the sophomore effort still slightly topped the news program's quarter-to-date ave...
Microsoft Eliminates 2,100 Jobs in Latest Round of Layoffs
Microsoft handed out pinkslips to 2,100 employees Thursday as part of the company’s plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000 through the end of the year. Those impacted by the cutbacks this week ...

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