Amy Berg on Her Hollywood Sex Abuse Expose: ‘We Get One Screening’

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Thank you for telling this story!” an audience member cried out just before the first — and possibly final — screening of Amy Berg’s Hollywood sex abuse documentary “An Open Secret.” The film premiered Nov. 14 as part of the DOC NYC festival, playing to a supportive crowd that looked like it filled Manhattan’s 475-seat... Read more

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New York’s Dodgeville, Mexico’s Varios Lobos Team On ‘I’m No Longer Here’ (EXCLUSIVE)

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LOS CABOS –New York’s Dodgeville Films, producer of Sundance selected “To Be Takei,” is teaming with Mexico’s Varios Lobos to produce “Ya no estoy aqui” (I’m No Longer Here”), the second movie from Mexico’s Fernando Frias (“Receta”). A Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund recipient, “Here” also competes in Los Cabos Fest’s Mexico-U.S.-Canada Co-production Forum. Dodgeville’s Gerry... Read more

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CBS Warns Viewers That It May Go Dark on Dish Network

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS started alerting viewers Friday night that Dish Network could pluck out the Eye in certain markets, in the latest dispute to hit the pay-TV biz. “Attention, Dish customers! You could soon lose CBS,” the broadcaster’s spots said. Over all, there are 12 CBS-owned stations covered under Dish agreement. CBS has relaunched keepcbs.com for the Dish dispute, in a... Read more

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CBS Cancels ‘The Millers’

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS has pulled the plug on Will Arnett’s “The Millers” a few episodes into its sophomore season, Variety has confirmed. The comedy will air a new episode on Nov. 17, but no scheduling decisions have been made beyond that point. After a move to Mondays behind “Two Broke Girls,” the multicam laffer has slipped to... Read more

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Johnny Depp, Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford & More Bring Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’ to Concert

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

At the Montalban in Hollywood on Thursday night, patrons were treated to the first, and by some accounts the only, live performance of songs from the T Bone Burnett-produced “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,” released Nov. 10 on Harvest Records. All the principals featured on that album were there on stage: Jim... Read more

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Oscar Producers Tap Greg Berlanti as Head Writer for ABC Telecast

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have tapped showrunner-director Greg Berlanti to lead the writing team for the 2015 telecast on ABC. Berlanti will steer the writing along with “Arrow” and “The Flash” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg. Michael Green, another Berlanti associate, and Seth Grahame-Smith are also on board as writers for the Feb. 22... Read more

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’48 Hours’ Prison Diary Revisits ‘Survivor’ Producer Murder Trial

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Always preoccupied with slain spouses, the latest edition of “48 Hours” contains a genuine Hollywood twist. Subtitled “Prison Diaries,” the CBS News program revisits the case of Bruce Beresford-Redman, the former “Survivor” producer who is still on trial in Mexico for the 2010 murder of his wife, Monica. Having profiled the case two years ago,... Read more

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‘Batman V. Superman’ Shooting in Imax

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be shot with Imax cameras, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed to Variety. News that the superhero matchup would use the cameras first bubbled up on Twitter after a user observed the filmmakers as they shot scenes in Chicago. Snyder’s “Man of Steel” showed in Imax, but didn’t use... Read more

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Shanghai Disney Resort to Offer Bespoke Attractions, Chinese ‘Lion King’ Premiere

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New theme park will include Disneytown and Toy Story Hotel

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Riley Keough Crime Thriller Finds Financing (EXCLUSIVE)

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Starring Riley Keogh, “Wolverine Hotel” from director Patricia Chica is howling closer to production with a recent financing commitment from Jean-Guy Després, who will serve as exec producer. The edgy crime thriller is produced by Canada-based Byron Martin. Looking to cast a Latino actor as co-star, Chica met with rising Mexican thesp Luis Gerardo Mendez (“We Are... Read more

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