Berlin: Brenton Thwaites to Star in Zombie Movie ‘Office Uprising’ (EXCLUSIVE)
In a pre-Berlin move, Australian actor Brenton Thwaites has signed on to star in the zombie action movie “Office Uprising,” Variety has learned. The Exchange is launching sales at the Berl...
‘Madoff’ Review: Ponzi Schemer’s Story Is Surprisingly Humane
Criminal pasts seem to be all the rage on television this week. Between Tuesday night’s anticipated “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” and ABC’s four-hour minis...
Miley Cyrus Joins NBC’s ‘The Voice’
Miley Cyrus has been named a key adviser for the upcoming tenth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” TheWrap has learned. Cyrus also shared the news on Twitter, along with a picture of hers...
Jessica Chastain to Star in Sitting Bull Movie ‘Woman Walks Ahead’
Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star as an adviser to Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull in 19th Century drama “Woman Walks Ahead.” IM Global will begin selling international rights at th...
Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Can Proceed, Judge Rules
A judge in Pennsylvania said that prosecutors can pursue criminal sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby, rejecting efforts by Cosby’s attorneys to dismiss the case at this point, the Associa...
Activist Viacom Investor: Whatever You Do, Don’t Name Philippe Dauman Chairman
Hedge fund SpringOwl Asset Management, a small investor in Viacom, has asked the company not to name current CEO Philippe Dauman chairman. The fund released a statement condemning Dauman Wednesday aft...
Bill Cosby Criminal Case in Pennsylvania to Proceed, Judge Rules
Bill Cosby‘s criminal case will go forward. A judge refused to toss out a criminal charge brought against the scandal-plagued comedian on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Montgomery County, Pennsy...
From Yahoo to Fox, Corporations Slash Workforces to Adapt
Both new and old media heavyweights are in the throes of transforming their companies and slashing their workforces as they confront an adapt-or-die moment. In the past week alone, 21st Century Fox an...
Network Pilot Season In a Frenzy Thanks to Cable and Digital Dealmaking
Not so long ago, January was literally full of drama. Network TV development execs typically spent the December holidays reading 60-plus scripts for prospective drama series. The following month would...
Coca-Cola Is Teaming Up With Marvel to Run a 60-Second Spot on Super Bowl 50
Coca-Cola and Marvel are joining forces for a superheroic commercial in Super Bowl 50, the soda brand has confirmed to Adweek. Adweek received a package Wednesday containing co-branded mini-cans of...
Teleflora Will Be Your Love-Note Coach This Valentine's Day
Suffering from writer's block on your Valentine's Day card this year? Teleflora is here to help you master the lost art of letter writing. From now through Feb. 12, the flower delivery brand...
Oscar’s Song Crop Ranges from ‘Simple’ to Complex
This year’s batch of Oscar original song nominees represents quite the motley crew, with an operatic aria on one end of the spectrum and a bumping, post-coital soul track on the other.
The Orchard Acquires Award-Winning Sundance Doc 'Life, Animated'
READ MORE: Sundance Exclusive: Moving Clip From 'Life, Animated' Highlights How Disney's 'Aladdin' Connected With An Autistic Boy The Orchard has acquired North American distribution rights to R...
LevelK Boards Jonas Akerlund’s Swedish Pop Docu ‘Roxette Diaries’
Sales outfit LevelK has snatched up Jonas Akerlund’s “Roxette Diaries,” a docu feature chronicling the rise of the popular Swedish pop band in the 80’s and 90’s. Boasting hu...
Vanity Fair’s Caitlyn Jenner Issue Named Cover of the Year
Caitlyn Jenner has another award to add to her impressive trophy case. Vanity Fair’s “Call Me Caitlyn” cover has been named the Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine ...
Presidential Candidates’ Spouses Get Their Close-Up in ‘Running Mates’
“Running Mates,” an original digital series from ABC News that profiles the significant others of this year’s presidential candidates, is now live on the news division’s digi...
Box Office: ‘Hail, Caesar!,’ ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ No Match for Super Bowl
George Clooney, Nicholas Sparks and some zombie hordes will take the field against the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, as a few brave movies try to hold off Super Bowl mania in what is shapi...
Shari Redstone Hints Philippe Dauman Won’t Become Viacom Chairman
Shari Redstone, the daughter of 92-year-old media mogul Sumner Redstone who resigned as CBS chairman Wednesday, indicated that Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman wouldn’t follow CBS CEO Les Moonves by b...
Fullscreen Hires Ex-Fox Exec Jeni Mulein as VP, Scripted Development
Jeni Mulein, previously VP of event series at Fox Broadcasting, has joined Fullscreen as vice president of scripted development. Mulein reports to Fullscreen VP of scripted programming Polly Auritt, w...

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