Off Broadway Review: ‘Mala Hierba’

July 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Second Stage really knows how to show a girl a good time, the proof being its excellent track record of producing vital work by important women playwrights. Chalk up another win with “Mala Hierba,” a funny and frightening play that Chicago playwright and TV scribe Tanya Saracho (“Looking,” “Girls”) has set in the household of a brutal... Read more

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Kurt Sutter Inks New Deals with 20th TV and FX

July 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Sons of Anarchy’s” Kurt Sutter has signed a new, three -year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television and a first-look development deal with FX, Variety has learned. The contract is an exclusivity agreement between the “Anarchy” scribe and exec producer-creator and 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21. Sutter will finish the final season of... Read more

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Time Warner Unmoved by Fox’s Board Seat Offer

July 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

21st Century Fox is will to give Time Warner shareholders representation on its board as part of a bid for the media giant. However, participation in the leadership of the tightly controlled conglomerate may not be enough to make much difference, according to an individual close to Time Warner. “It’s cosmetic; it doesn’t matter,” said... Read more

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Fox Sports Digital, Sporting News Join In Digital Partnership

July 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox Sports Digital and Sporting News Media said they would share content and traffic across their top sports properties, including FoxSports.com, SportingNews.com and Goal.com The partnership’s projected reach is expected to be a minimum of 55 million digital sports fans in the U.S. every month. The partners will develop joint digital video programming and editorial... Read more

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Endemol, Charlie Brooker Launch House of Tomorrow

July 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Television production and distribution giant Endemol has added to its stable of U.K. production companies with the launch of drama and comedy shingle House of Tomorrow, led by TV writer, producer and presenter Charlie Brooker and television executive Annabel Jones. House of Tomorrow will produce dramas, comedy series and feature films for the... Read more

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Dendy and Nine Raise The Stakes in Australia’s Online Video Sector

July 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leaders and latecomers jostle for position ahead of Netflix's expected arrival 'Down Under'

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Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Channel Online

July 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters. The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on “important issues... Read more

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Quentin Tarantino Confirms He’s Still Doing ‘The Hateful Eight’

July 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Quentin Tarantino fans, rejoice: The director announced at Comic-Con that post-Civil War film “The Hateful Eight” is still happening. “The Hateful Eight” has had a colorful life so far. Back in January, pages from the screenplay had leaked, and Gawker posted a story pointing to them. Tarantino filed a lawsuit against the media outlet (which... Read more

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Watch 5 Minutes of the ‘Simpsons’-’Family Guy’ Crossover

July 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Comic-Con gave fans a sneak peek at the highly-anticipated “The Simpsons”-”Family Guy” crossover episode on Saturday, and now the five-minute trailer has hit the web, giving everyone a look at the Simpsons and Griffin families colliding. The episode, airing Sept. 28 and fittingly titled “The Simpsons Guy,” has the Griffins accidentally ending up in Springfield,... Read more

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Comic-Con: ‘Batman v. Superman’ Beats ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Online Chatter

July 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

DC bested Marvel at Comic-Con with its film presentation Saturday — at least when it came to early online buzz. The first look at Warner Bros. and DC’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” edged out Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” generating 112,108 overall mentions and 8,356 intent-to-view mentions, or 7%, according to research... Read more

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