Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Holland-Dozier-Holland Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

February 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Songwriters, like writers of all stripes, are often prone to finding themselves left out of the spotlight. But for a select few, their names became a de facto seal of approval, a little parenthetical trademark on the middle of the record that lets listeners know they’re in for something good: Lennon-McCartney, Kander-Ebb, Bacharach-David. And of... Read more

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Rick Nicita and Paula Wagner List BevHills Compound

February 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SELLERS: Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA PRICE: $12,500,000 SIZE: 6 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Hawk-eyed informant Rick Wrinklebottom has kindly clued Your Mama in via digital communiqué that one of Hollywood’s premiere power couples, Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita, have just today heaved their walled and gated compound high in the mountains above... Read more

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How Are These 13 Classic TV Shows Still Not on Streaming?

February 8, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Netflix struck a streaming coup last month when it added every episode of Friends, then scored another win this month by adding the first five seasons of MASH. So what's left? A surprising number of modern classics are still padlocked under pay-per-episode arrangements, meaning they could (and likely will) still come to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu or Crackle. Some of the most highly demanded shows still airing—The Simpsons and Game of Thrones, say—are already available on streaming for those with cable subscriptions. But that still leaves many programs up for negotiation. Such discussions are, of course, usually kept quite secret, so we (Adweek digital managing editor David Griner and TV writer Sam Thielman) decided to create out own wishlist. Check it out below and let usk now which shows you'd most want added. 13. Saved by the Bell Sam Thielman:

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Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

February 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday. Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a... Read more

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Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

February 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday. Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a... Read more

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Snoop Dogg and Friends Kick off Grammy Weekend at the Palladium

February 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Snoop Dogg and his merry band of hop-hop, R&B and now electronic cohorts packed the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday for the Levi’s and Snoop pre-Grammy party, a rousing special-guest-infused bash to kick off the weekend of Grammy-related shindigs around Los Angeles. The crowd — a mix of music industry-ites, fashion heads and LA scenesters —... Read more

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TrustNordisk Picks Up Ingrid Bergman Docu

February 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– TrustNordisk has picked up the international sales rights for Stig Björkman’s documentary “Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words,” an intimate portrait of the young Swedish actress who became a revered Hollywood star. The Scandi company will present a short promo for the film at the EFM. ”We are proud to represent the film about... Read more

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of a fiercely independent-minded Hollywood mogul and the producer of many independent films in his own right including “Mystic Pizza” and studio hits including “Master and Commander,” died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. His son John Goldwyn told the New York Times he died... Read more

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Harry Sloan, Jeff Sagansky Make $303 Million Investment in Indian Pay-TV Service

January 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran Hollywood executives Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky are investing at least $303.7 million to acquire 33.5% of Videocon d2h, a pay-TV service in India that provides direct-to-home broadcasts. The funds are part of the monies raised in 2013 in an initial public offering by Sloan and Sagansky through their Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company. Monday’s... Read more

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10 Directors to Watch: Dan Gilroy Dissects L.A. in ‘Nightcrawler,’ Next Project

January 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A veteran screenwriter and native Angeleno, Gilroy may be a first-time helmer, but between movie-star wife Rene Russo, Pulitzer-winning dad Frank D. Gilroy (“The Subject Was Roses”), writer-director brother Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton”) and film-editor twin John Gilroy (“Salt”), he’s also Hollywood royalty. None are easy acts to follow, yet at age 55, Gilroy is living... Read more

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