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Sesame Workshop Appoints Jeffrey Dunn as President and CEO
There's a new boss on “Sesame Street.” Jeffrey Dunn, former president and CEO of HiT Entertainment, has been appointed president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, the company behind the chil...
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Spotify Jumps Into Video With Branded Advertising
Following in the footsteps of competitors Pandora and iHeartRadio, Spotify is launching video ads to help monetize its 30 million consumers who stream digital music. The first brands to run campaign...
Fox Nabs ‘Minority Report’ Pilot with Big Commitment
Fox has made a hefty pilot commitment to “Minority Report,” an adaptation of the futuristic 2002 Steven Spielberg pic, from 20th Century Fox TV and Paramount TV. Max Borenstein, who wrote ...
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Warner Bros. Promotes Courtney D. Armstrong to Executive VP, Worldwide Business Affairs
Patti Connolly, who currently holds the position, will retire in the fallread more
Vince Klaseus Named President of Universal Brand Development
Universal Studios has made Vince Klaseus president of Universal brand development, the company announced on Monday. Klaseus will report directly to Universal head Jeff Shell. In the newly-created role...
‘Penny Dreadful’ Casts Broadway Star Patti LuPone for Season 2
“Penny Dreadful” is beefing up its cast big-time as it prepares for its second season. The “Showtime” drama has cast Patti LuPone as a guest star for Season 2. The two-time Ton...
Toronto Interview: Jennifer Aniston on Her ‘Dream Role’
Jennifer Aniston says her performance in new drama “Cake” was physically and emotionally tough, but it was “beyond a dream role.” Aniston came to the Variety Studio Monday to c...
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Reese Witherspoon's Peggy Lee Film Lands Director
The project, based on a Nora Ephron screenplay, had been put on hold after Ephron died in 2012read more
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5 Surprising Revelations From 'Boy Meets World' Actress Danielle Fishel's Memoir
Topanga tells allread more
Universal Taps Vince Klaseus to Expand Studio’s Family and Kids Business
Universal Pictures is turning to former Disney executive Vince Klaseus to manage the company’s expansion into the kids and family arena. Klaseus will serve as president of a newly created brand ...
Studios Hit With New Class-Action Suit Over Anti-Poaching Pacts
The Walt Disney Co., DreamWorks Animation and Sony Pictures Animation are among the defendants in a new class-action suit, contending that the studios and other visual effects and animation companies ...
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s New Manse Moving Along
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Thanks to Betty Beantown we were kindly directed this a.m. to a brief update in the Boston Globe about the stately mansion well-compensated supermodel Giselle Bündchen and her pr...
Next Bat-Game ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Out June 2015
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced June 2, 2015 as the release date for “Batman: Arkham Knight.” The massive open-world game originally had been set to be released this f...
Publicis Groupe Acquires Turner Duckworth
Design firm Turner Duckworth, known for its work for brands like Coca-Cola, Visa, Miller, Oreo, Google and Samsung, has been acquired by Publicis Groupe. Turner Duckworth was founded in 1992 and led...
‘Sons of Anarchy’ Bids Farewell to Fans at Emotional Premiere Party
In what turned out to be a very emotional send off, FX hosted the final season premiere of drama “Sons of Anarchy” to laughs and some tears at the TCL Theater Saturday night. Fans of the s...
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'Top Gun 2' Lands 'Jungle Book' Writer (Exclusive)
Skydance is producing the sequel to the 1980s classic with Jerry Bruckheimerread more
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NFL Analysts Applaud Ray Rice Firing After Domestic Abuse Video Surfaces
"There's no way you should even condone having that person in the building."read more
Hot TIFF Buy: Paramount Nabs Chris Rock's 'Top Five' for Over $12.5 Million
In what is likely to be the biggest acquisition at the Toronto International Film Festival, following a bidding war Paramount has reportedly purchased the rights to "Top Five," written by, d...
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'Agents of SHIELD' Taps Hayley Atwell, George Stephanopoulos for Guest Gigs
The 'Agent Carter' star will arrive early on ABCread more
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Female-Led 'Minority Report' TV Follow-Up Lands at Fox
'Godzilla's' Max Borenstein will pen the script for Paramount, Amblin and 20th Century Fox TVread more

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