Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics to Pick Up ‘Grandma’

January 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Classics is nearing a deal for worldwide rights to “Grandma,” Variety has confirmed. The comedy features a standout performance from Lily Tomlin that could factor into future awards races. The pact is in the $2 million range. The film co-stars Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer and Julia Garner. Paul Weitz (“Admission”) directs. In... Read more

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Taiwan’s Catchplay Backs New Regency Slate

January 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lineup includes Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio-starring "the Revenant"

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Flowchart: The Best Way To Watch Super Bowl XLIX

January 27, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

You don't need a big-screen TV to watch Super Bowl XLIX. With the growth of digital platforms, there's plenty of ways to view the game. Whether you're more comfortable keeping tabs in real time with social media or you just like to watch the 30-second spots, we've created this handy flow chart to help you navigate a plethora of options. Don't worry: For those of you who hate football and commercials, we've got you covered, too.

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Sundance: Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘Brooklyn’ Starring Saoirse Ronan

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Brooklyn,” a heartwarming and emotional story about an immigrant’s journey to New York, has sold to Fox Searchlight, Variety has confirmed. The bidding for the project, which sparked interest from a number of studios including The Weinstein Co., Focus Features and Roadside, went for $9 million. “Brookyln” premiered on Monday night, to both sniffling and... Read more

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Rainn Wilson Shares His Favorite Super Bowl Ad (He Just Can’t Remember What It’s For)

January 27, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Rainn Wilson Age 49 Claim to Fame

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Sony Pictures Animation Hires Kristine Belson as President

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired DreamWorks Animation veteran Kristine Belson to the newly created post of president of Sony Pictures Animation. Belson, who received an Oscar nomination for “The Croods,” will report to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “I’m thrilled to have Kristine join... Read more

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TV Review: TruTV’s ‘Breaking Greenville’

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As TruTV continues redefining its niche, “Breaking Greenville” seems to offer an example of the network’s direction, for good and (mostly) ill. Basically a reality sitcom – think “The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s” newsroom setting meets “Green Acres” – the show centers on dueling newscasts in the tiny TV market of Greenville, Miss. (No. 190... Read more

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Film Factory Picks Up Pablo Trapero’s ‘The Clan’ (EXCLUSIVE)

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Zeroing in on one of the most anticipated Latin titles this year, in the run-up to the Berlin Film Festival, Spain’s Film Factory Ent. has acquired world sales rights outside Latin America to “The Clan,” an ‘80s –set suspense thriller which marks the next film from Argentina’s Pablo Trapero (“White Elephant,” “Lion’s Den”). Film Factory... Read more

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Take Me to the River’

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Clouds of displaced sexuality hover over the flowing rivers, fertile fields, and little girls on big horses in tyro helmer Matt Sobel’s Midwestern gothic tale.

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CBS Orders ‘Rush Hour’ Drama Pilot, 2 More Comedies

January 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS has ordered a drama pilot based on the “Rush Hour” action pic franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The Warner Bros. TV pilot was written by comedy vets Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick. “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian are exec producing with Lawrence, McCormick and Jeff Ingold of Lawrence’s... Read more

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