Posts Tagged ‘news’

Syndication Ratings: ‘Wendy Williams’ Hits Series High While Rookies Continue to Shine

October 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A month into its sixth season, “The Wendy Williams Show” hit a series high last week highlighting a syndication frame that also saw several new shows continue to perform well. “Williams,” distributed by Debmar-Mercury, rose 13% week to week to hit a 1.8 household rating for the first time (equating to about 2.33 million viewers),... Read more

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Universal, CW and Hulu Buy Into Yahoo’s Tumblr Autoplay Video Ads

October 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Entertainment companies have yet another social-marketing tool to play with: Yahoo’s Tumblr micro-blogging site has launched autoplay video ads, with initial advertisers including Universal, CW and Hulu. The video ads on Tumblr will show up in users’ feeds, muted by default and presented in a continuous loop — like Facebook’s autoplay ads. On Tumblr’s Android and iOS apps, the... Read more

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‘Big Brother’ to Launch in China on Youku Platform (EXCLUSIVE)

October 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG – Global hit reality TV show “Big Brother” is to launch in China from early 2015 following a deal between Endemol and Youku Tudou. The deal is the first time that the iconic format, which has been produced as 25 series in over 70 territories, has been sold to a video platform, rather... Read more

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‘Fazura’ set as E!’s First Malaysian Miniseries

October 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Celebrity and socialite Nur Fazura Sharifuddin gets her own show.

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Jon Feltheimer Sheds Little Light on Lionsgate-Alibaba Deal

October 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer says he is looking for the right partner in China, as markets talk of a stake sale to Chinese ecommerce giant.

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Tokyo Festival: Hideaki Anno Warns of Trouble Ahead for Japanese Animation

October 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"It may even be too late," says "Evangelion" director

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Marcia Strassman: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Her Career

October 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Marcia Strassman made her mark as the 1970s version of Alice Kramden, playing the (mostly) understanding wife of Gabe Kaplan on ABC’s “Welcome Back, Kotter.” But Strassman, who died Friday at 66, was in showbiz for more than 10 years before she wound up on the sitcom that became a pop culture touchstone, in part... Read more

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Marcia Strassman, ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Actress, Dies at 66

October 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Actress Marcia Strassman, who is known for her roles in such hits as “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “M*A*S*H,” died on Saturday after a long fight with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed. She was 66. Along with her many TV credits, Strassman is also recognized for her roles opposite Rick Moranis in “Honey I... Read more

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Radius-TWC Chief on ‘Citizenfour’: ‘It’s Going to Get Heated’

October 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Citizenfour” rode the national debate over Edward Snowden to a smashing debut at the art house box office this weekend, positioning itself as one of the year’s few documentary success stories. The intimate account of the computer analyst’s decision to blow the whistle on widespread surveillance by the National Security Agency premiered to a sterling... Read more

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New York Television Festival Hands Out Development Deals, Competition Awards

October 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The New York Television Festival wrapped Saturday with the presentation of more than 30 development pacts to participants and the ceremony crowning the winners of its competition for independently produced pilots. Among the development pacts handed out was a deal from History for the unscripted project “Wreck Hunters,” from Los Angeles-based producers Gary Simson and... Read more

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