Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Academy Buys ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Shuttle for $344,000

March 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It looks like the Academy is ramping up their collection for their upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, nabbing the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Space Shuttle from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Academy bought the model at the Premiere Prop’s Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday for a sizeable $344,000. The shuttle can be seen at length... Read more

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Multi-Ethnic Coalition Denounces Controversial Deadline Article

March 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A coalition of several organizations issued a statement on Wednesday condemning a Deadline Hollywood article that sparked controversy for its characterization of the TV industry’s casting practices regarding minority actors. The coalition, comprised of American Indians in Film and Television, Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, NAACP Hollywood Bureau and National Hispanic Media Coalition, condemned Deadline for... Read more

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Mulder and Scully Are Returning for The X-Files Miniseries

March 24, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back! Actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have agreed to reprise their iconic roles for an upcoming six-episode reboot of The X-Files on Fox. "I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," series creator and executive producer Chris Carter said in a release on the show's newly updated website ,

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PopPolitics: Reza Aslan on Why Iranians Love Hollywood, But the Regime Fears It (Listen)

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Author and scholar Reza Aslan, who just signed on to host a new series for CNN, says that average Iranians see the prospect of an agreement between the U.S. and Iran over that country’s nuclear program as an important step toward lifting sanctions and opening up their society. “For most Iranians it is not just... Read more

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‘Outlander’ Boss Ron Moore Talks ‘Harrowing’ Final Episodes at PaleyFest

March 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The cast and creators of Starz’s “Outlander” were on hand at the show’s packed PaleyFest panel in Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Thursday night, where eager fans got a first look at the show’s midseason premiere almost a month before the show’s broadcast return on April 4. Stars Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser),... Read more

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‘Homeland’ to Jump Ahead in Time, Shoot in Europe for Season 5: PaleyFest

March 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Carrie Mathison hanging up her CIA badge? That appears to be happening in the upcoming fifth season of “Homeland.” During the opening session of PaleyFest at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood Friday night, “Homeland” showrunner Alex Gansa dropped a few tidbits about the Showtime drama’s fifth season during the Q&A session with star Claire Danes... Read more

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Zelda Williams, Patricia Arquette Honor Family Members at Noble Awards

February 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In light of the #AskHerMore campaign that arose this past awards season — which contends that celebrities in Hollywood should be asked about more than their red carpet style — the 3rd Annual Noble Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday could not have been more relevant. The awards honored celebrities such as Kristen Bell, David... Read more

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After a Rocky Few Years, Hasbro’s TV Strategy Is Changing Again

February 23, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual property, which for decades has been key to its bottom line. But as kids' consumption patterns change radically with the advent of new technologies, the company has struggled to find a balance between its core business and its entertainment properties. Over the last few years, the company has poured billions of dollars into (and received billions of dollars from) big-budget movies and triple-A video games, plus a joint-venture cable network called The Hub (a costly misstep), which since was rebranded and partially sold back to partner Discovery. And now, Hasbro is trying something new. TV product created and licensed by Hasbro is going in a number of different directions this year.

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Oscars Live Blog: Red Carpet Photos, Interviews and More

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Welcome to our 87th Academy Awards live blog. Follow Variety’s award-winning staff for all of the behind-the-scenes action from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood!

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Sneak Peek: Apple’s Oscar Commercial with Martin Scorsese

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Apple is using the Academy Awards to remind Hollywood that the iPad is a powerful filmmaking tool. The tech giant enlisted Martin Scorsese for a spot scheduled to run during the Oscar telecast that will feature real-life high-school students using the tablets to shoot and edit their own work. Apple donated iPads to the Los Angeles... Read more

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