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Danny Zappin, Ousted CEO of Maker Studios, Raises $25 Million to Launch Digital Studio
Danny Zappin, who was fired as CEO of Maker Studios and unsuccessfully tried to block a shareholder vote on Disney’s acquisition of the mulitchannel network he co-founded, has raised $25 million...
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Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn Board 'Captain Fantastic'
The latest talent additions come as Entertainment One picks up the international rights to the Viggo Mortensen-starrer by writer-director Matt Ross. read more
Martin Scorsese Rallies to Keep Film Stock Alive: 'Film is an art form'
Hollywood directors including Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams and Judd Apatow recently lobbied Hollywood studios to support Kodak to keep film stock in use -- and their efforts seeme...
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John Malone: Combined Fox-Time Warner Would Be 'Very Powerful'
The Liberty Media chairman also comments on pay TV deals and their regulatory prospects and how transparent the Obama administration is.read more
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Ad of the Day: Is Toyota's Swagger Wagon Sequel Good Cringey or Bad Cringey?
Swagger Wagon, Toyota's white-hot viral hit of 2010 (or at least the whitest viral hit of 2010), has pulled back into the cul-de-sac for a new round of awkward suburban rap. This time, a new fa...
Nickelodeon Orders ‘School of Rock’ Show Straight to Series
“School of Rock,” a 2003 Paramount Pictures comedy directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black, is set to become a new musical comedy series on Nickelodeon next year. The network...
‘Sharknado 2' Heading to Theaters for One Night Only
“Sharknado 2: The Second One” will be the second one to hit theaters after a stunning TV debut. The SyFy original movie will be presented by Fathom Events for one night only on Aug. 21 at ...
‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season Finale: Men vs. Women, Old Vs. New
It didn't take long for Donna Clark to become the most interesting character on AMC's “Halt and Catch Fire,” which ended its first season Sunday. Played by Kerry Bishe (fourth bill...
'F*ck yeah, let's go:' Robin Wright Discusses Playing Robin Wright in 'The Congress'
"The Congress," loosely based on Stanislaw Lem's science-fiction novel, "The Futurological Congress," takes a meta "Being John Malkovich" approach by featuring Wright as ...
Tribune Company Re-Named, Re-Branded
Tribune Company has a new name after spinning off its publishing business. The multimedia company will now be known as Tribune Media Company and will focus on its radio, television and digital assets....
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'Orange Is the New Black': Sisterhood and 'Soul-Saving Chicken' On Set (Video)
"Today" stepped behind Litchfield prison bars with Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks and Adrienne C. Moore.read more
Weekend Report August 4, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy: $94MM James Gunn UTA - Charlie Ferraro The Safran Company - Peter Safran Chris Pratt CAA - Jason Heyman Mosaic - Julie Darmody Zoe Saldana ICM Partners...
Legendary Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
The Camerimage International Film Festival, which celebrates achievement in cinematography, has decided to honor a legendary filmmaker for their 22nd annual festival -- five-time Oscar nominee Caleb D...
Nickelodeon Orders ‘School of Rock’ Series
Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 200...
Time Inc. Hires Digital Sales Vet Mark Ellis, Former Head of Yahoo North America Sales
Time Inc., looking to boost digital ad revenue, has tapped Mark Ellis, most recently VP of North American sales for Yahoo, to develop an integrated sales strategy across the company’s propertie...
Fox News’ Sean Hannity Takes Show To Israel For First Time
Sean Hannity will anchor his primetime Fox News Channel program from Israel for the first time starting this evening. Fox News Channel will present his show, “Hannity,” from Israel, a fe...
Nascar Enlists IMG To Secure International TV Rights
After establishing deals with Comcast’s NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox in recent months, Nascar is turning its attention to international opportunities: The racing organization said it select...
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Johnsonville Capitalizes on National Bratwurst Day With '12 Days of Bratsgiving'
Johnsonville today launches its biggest campaign related to National Bratwurst Day with a 12-day, sausage-themed Facebook effort dubbed "12 Days of Bratsgiving." Leading up to National Br...
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How 6 Ad Women Would Rebrand Pro-Choice
Where a politician stands on women's issues may be a tentpole of election season but, according to The New York Times, an enduring label of modern politics—pro-choice—has lost favor....
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Tribune Company Rebrands as Tribune Media
Tribune Company has announced a rebranding as Tribune Media Company, following news yesterday that the company would spin off its troubled print publications into Tribune Publishing. The rebranding ...

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