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Omar Comin' in HD, Yo! HBO Confirms 'The Wire' is Being Remastered But No Release Date Set Yet
Everyone has a favorite TV show. Many even contend their television show is the best of the bunch. The top dog. The head honcho. Heisenberg. Tony Soprano. Stringer Bell -- wait, no -- Marlo. No, that'...
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NBC Developing Exorcism Drama (Exclusive)
'The Possession of Maggie Gill' will be written by John Glenn and hails from Amblin Televisionread more
Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Inks 3-Year Deal with Universal
Alex Kurtzman’s newly-formed production company Secret Hideout has inked a three-year production deal with Universal Pictures. Jeb Brody, Focus Features president of production, and Bobby Cohen,...
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Memorial Sloan Kettering's New Ads Pitch a Message of Hope
Memorial Sloan Kettering abandons some of the staples of hospital advertising in a new campaign from Pereira & O’Dell New York that breaks today. Gone are somber testimonials from patient...
Warner Bros. Sets ‘Nice Guys’ Release for Summer 2016
Warner Bros. hopes that a period detective film starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling will thrill summer audiences looking for alternatives to superhero flicks. The studio will release “The N...
Alex Kurtzman Forms New Company Secret Hideout, Extends Deal With Universal
Alex Kurtzman is going independent while also deepening his relationship with Universal Studios. The writer/director/producer (“Star Trek,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “T...
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Alex Kurtzman's Production Company Inks Three-Year Deal With Universal
Focus Features president of production Jeb Brody will be joining Secret Hideoutread more
Spike TV Names Ted Gold Senior Vice President of Scripted Originals
Ted Gold has been named senior vice president of scripted original series at Spike TV, announced Sharon Levy, executive vice president of original series. In the newly created position, Gold will lead...
Ratings: NBC and Fox Tie on Labor Day
NBC and Fox tied for first place in the key demographic Monday night, while CBS took first place in total viewers, according to preliminary numbers. Both NBC and Fox averaged a 1.6 rating/5 share in t...
‘Breaking Bad’ Piracy Rates Soar Fivefold After 2014 Emmy Wins
The strong showing by “Breaking Bad” at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards — including its win for best drama series — prompted thousands of pirates to take to their computers an...
Ethan Hawke’s ‘Cymbeline’ Gets U.S. Distribution
Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline,” ahead of its world premiere at the Veni...
HBO’s ‘The Wire’ Will Be Remastered, Rebroadcast
“The Wire” fans can start saying their favorite expletives: Creator David Simon’s beloved drama about the gangs, police and other factions that make Baltimore tick is getting a facel...
Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How Not to Negotiate a Distribution Deal
Negotiation is an essential but little understood part of dealmaking. To make fair deals with good distributors, there are mistakes you must avoid and steps you need to take. I recently gave a present...
Nat Geo Channel Sets Debut for ‘Re-Wilding’ Series ‘Live Free or Die,’ Releases First Trailer (Exclusive)
National Geographic Channel delves into a growing subculture who've adopted “re-wilding” on upcoming new series, “Live Free or Die.” The show, which follows five members of...
‘MasterChef,’ ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Lead Monday Ratings; ‘Under the Dome’ Hits Low
CBS’ “Under the Dome” seems to be running out of gas as it nears the end of its second season, falling to a series low on Monday, a night that saw NBC’s “American Ninja W...
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Apple Appears to Be Moving Into the Mobile Wallet Market
Speculation that Apple will debut a digital wallet on the upcoming iPhone 6 reached a crescendo over Labor Day weekend. Numerous publications detailed patent searches and tips from people "fami...
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China Cracks Down on Laughable Celebrity Endorsements
The U.S. market has a long tradition of celebrity spokespeople who endorse products they basically have nothing to do with. A classic example was in 1984, when soap opera actor Chris Robinson held a...
‘Community’ Creator Dan Harmon Ignores Fox Pilot Writing Duties in ‘Harmontown’ Trailer (Video)
“Community” creator Dan Harmon kept himself busy with a comedy tour after he was axed from the NBC sitcom, and apparently ignored writing a Fox pilot in the process. “I have a Fox pi...
Spike TV Names ‘Crossbones’ Producer Ted Gold as SVP, Scripted Original Series
Spike TV has hired Ted Gold as senior vice president, scripted original series. Gold, who will lead a newly created scripted development team and oversee all scripted program for the network, previous...
YouTube Will Take 5%-Plus Cut of Crowdfunding Donations
Google’s YouTube now lets creators solicit fans for donations — providing another tool for monetizing content — with the video site taking at least 5% of any coinage dropped into th...

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