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Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Top August Pre-Seller in Fandango History
The Marvel Studios tentpole is also the year's top pre-seller for a non-sequel, besting "The Lego Movie," which debuted to $69.1 million in February. read more
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Starz Earnings Boosted by Revolution Studios Sale, Subs Drop
UPDATED: The premium TV company touts its recent original series, with CEO Chris Albrecht saying they are "gaining meaningful traction with audiences and our distributors" and the Starz-branded servic...
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Lionsgate Acquires Stephenie Meyer-Produced YA Adaptation 'Down a Dark Hall'
Rodrigo Cortés will direct the big-screen version of Lois Duncan’s bestselling 1974 novel.read more
Lionsgate Steps ‘Down a Dark Hall’ with ‘Twilight’ Author
Lionsgate has acquired rights to supernatural drama “Down a Dark Hall” with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer and “Twilight” film franchise producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty...
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Biggest August Pre-Seller in History (EXCLUSIVE)
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is set to become the biggest August pre-seller in Fandango’s history, the online ticket company reports. The Marvel space adventure is outpacing sales of th...
Lionsgate Sets Rodrigo Cortes to Direct YA Thriller ‘Down a Dark Hall’
Lionsgate has acquired the rights to young adult thriller novel “Down a Dark Hall” and set Rodrigo Cortés to direct the big-screen adaptation, the studio announced Wednesday. The film i...
WATCH: First Trailer for Ben Stiller’s ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’
Fox has released the first trailer for “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” five months before the family film’s Dec. 19 opening. The trailer features plenty of slapstick and s...
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'Guardians of the Galaxy': Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel Salute Their Own Heroes at NYC Screening
Lee Pace and a visibly pregnant Zoe Saldana celebrated the Marvel film alongside Paul Rudd, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Ian Ziering in SoHo on Tuesday night.read more
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TNT Renews Dick Wolf's 'Cold Justice' for Third Season (Exclusive)
The real-life crime series has posted solid gains in its move to Fridays this summer.read more
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DreamWorks Animation Stock Plunges; Hits 52-Week Low
UPDATED: Shares of the film company were off 12 percent on several catalysts, including negative analyst notes and the threat of class-action lawsuits.read more
Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to Blast Off With $65 Million
“Guardians of the Galaxy” arrives in our solar system this weekend, powered by the strength of one of the most powerful brands in movies — Marvel. These interstellar adventurers are ...
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Discovery Second-Quarter Earnings Rise, CEO Talks Consolidation
UPDATED: The cable networks giant saw weaker U.S. trends, but strong gains in its international business, with CEO David Zaslav saying his team would stay disciplined in potential deals.read more ...
Chris Liddell Joins WME | IMG as Chief Financial Officer
Chris Liddell joined WME | IMG as Chief Financial Officer Wednesday, filling the void created by the departure of Peter Klein, whose departure TheWrap reported in early July. Liddell has more than 30...
WME / IMG Adds Chris Liddell as CFO
Liddell has previously served as vice chairman and CFO of General Motors and senior vp and CFO of Microsoft.read more
Networks Compete Against Themselves as Time-Shifted Viewing Spikes
Network and cable execs have a tough new competitor to square off against in primetime: themselves. In the past year, the volume of DVR playback viewing that occurs during primetime hours has reached ...
Emmy Supporting Nominees Break Free From Their Best-Known Roles
No profession is more about reinvention than acting, but this year’s comedy supporting acting nominees are proof that Emmy voters enjoy seeing performers break out of boxes — even if those actors ...
WME/IMG Names Corporate Vet CFO as Agency Faces Post-Merger Scrutiny
WME/IMG has filled the key void in its management ranks with the appointment of Microsoft and General Motors alum Chris Liddell as chief financial officer. Liddell (pictured) was recruited during the ...
Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen on Twitter, ‘SNL’ and Working Together
“It is an honor just to be nominated,” insisted both Lena Dunham, the creator and star of “Girls,” and “Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen, when Variety caught up with the Emmy comedy nominees r...
Laugh Tracks Are No Replacement for the Real Thing
A funny thing happened this pilot season. Or rather, a funny thing didn’t. The networks turned out a handful of multi-cams with laugh tracks — or sweetened live studio audience recordings, as they...
Production Designer Andrew Jackness Brings ‘Masters of Sex’ to Life
It’s not often that drawing a sex toy will land you an Emmy nomination. As the production designer for the pilot of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” about the lives and loves of sex researchers Vi...

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