Patti LuPone Cast in a New Role for ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 3
Patti LuPone is back for more “Penny Dreadful.” The Broadway legend, who guest starred as Joan Clayton (aka the Cut-Wife) in the sophomore season of Showtimes’s Victorian England-set...
Media Stocks Tumble As Markets Plunge on More China Worries
Media stocks are feeling the pinch of another broad market sell-off, with the Dow index dropping more than 400 points in midday trading. Netflix shares were down as much as 8%. Most of the traditional...
French Director Pascal Chaumiel Dies
French director Pascal Chaumeil has died aged 54 in Paris following a battle with cancer. Chaumeil recently completed post-production on upcoming comedy drama “A Little Job,” which reteamed the di...
Netflix in Japan: Tepid Demand for Originals, Data Indicates
Japan could be a tough market for Netflix to crack, if a new measurement system for gauging global demand for content is any indication. The desire to watch original series there including “Oran...
Google Doesn't Just Have a New Logo. It Has a Whole New Look for the Mobile Age
Google's branding just got a makeover.   The 17-year-old tech leader today released its new serif-free logo with a two-minute video showcasing the evolving ways that consumers use Google&...
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Paycheck Drops in 2014
Rupert Murdoch earned $5.1 million last year in his role as chairman of News Corp., a drop of more than 40% from his 2013 paycheck. News Corp. disclosed Tuesday that Murdoch earned $1 million in salar...
Oscars: Sweden Selects ‘Pigeon’ as Academy Award Entry
Sweden has selected Roy Andersson’s “A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence” as its entry for this year’s foreign-language film Oscar. The decision was announced at the Swedish F...
Video Music Awards Viewership Plummets on MTV
It may have set Twitter afire, but Sunday’s telecast of the “MTV Video Music Awards” drew the event’s smallest-ever audience on the network. According to Nielsen “live pl...
Train Passengers Enter Animated World to Escape Commute in 'Fellow Travellers'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a projec...
Watch: NSFW 'HALLWAY' Short is Sexy and Subversive Fun From a New Face of Independent Film
READ MORE: Necrophilia and Heavy Metal Among SXSW's Midnight and Short Films Lineup Leah Shore's wild short "HALLWAY" premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival, where the sexy (liter...
Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ to Play James Bond, 007 Author Says
Although a fan and studio favorite to play James Bond, 007 author Anthony Horowitz thinks Idris Elba is “too street” for the role. The English novelist, whose latest book in the Bond serie...
How Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan Took Control Of Their Lives For A Show About Their Lives
Every step of a television show's life cycle is cause for celebration or commiseration. And "The Jim Gaffigan Show," an affable family sitcom starring (surprise!) comedian Jim Gaffigan, has ...
Syfy Gives Second Seasons to ‘Dark Matter,’ ‘Killjoys’
Syfy has renewed freshman programs “Dark Matter” and “Killjoys,” the NBCUniversal-owned cabler announced Tuesday. Both premiering earlier this summer, the dramas’ rooki...
‘Brave’ Princess Merida to Appear on Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia the First’
“Sofia the First” is welcoming special guest star, Princess Merida from Disney Pixar’s “Brave.” She will appear on the Oct. 12 episode of the animated series, Disney Juni...
37th Aspen Filmfest Announces Full Lineup, Including 'Room,' 'Son of Saul' and More
READ MORE: 37th Aspen Film Festival Announces Brie Larson Oscar Contender 'Room' as Opening Night Film Aspen Film has released the full schedule for the 37th Aspen Filmfest, which runs September...
Human Rights Groups Call for Release of Vice Journalists Accused of Supporting ISIS
Two British Vice News journalists and their fixer remain in custody today in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury are charged with "working on behalf of a terror...
6 Tips for Getting Your Web Series Off the Ground
For indie filmmakers, the challenges of creating a web series may be the same as for a short or feature - slim funding, a crowded market, difficulties in building an audience and limited path for pric...
The 17 Indie Films You Must See This September: '99 Homes,' 'Goodnight Mommy' and More
"Before We Go" (September 4)(Film Page) Director: Chris Evans Cast: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Mark Kassen, Emma Fitzpatrick Criticwire Average: C Why is it a "Must See"?&nb...
Watch: No One's Hands are Clean in Visceral 'Macbeth' Trailer
READ MORE: Cannes Review: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Salvage Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' All hail Macbeth! Justin Kurzel's Michael Fassbender-starring and Palme d'Or-nominated "...
Nestlé Wants to Make Sure U.S. Hispanic Moms Know What Nido Is
Up until now, powdered milk brand Nido is primarily known among Latino moms for helping children transition from drinking formula or breast milk to regular milk. But with the boom in Hispanics livin...

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