Posts Tagged ‘news’

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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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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NBC4, ABC7 Top LA Area Emmy Awards

July 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC4 was the big winner at the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, taking home eight trophies, including investigative news reporting and news featuring reporting. ABC7 won six statuettes, including light news story (single report) and information/public affair series (more than 50% remote). The Television Academy held the awards ceremony Saturday night at the Leonard... Read more

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‘Godzilla’ Winning Weekend Box Office in Japan

July 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood retelling of Nippon classic gets warm welcome in last major territory to release

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ Release Set for July 28, 2017

July 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Marvel has slated the “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel for July 28, 2017, the studio announced on Saturday at Comic-Con. James Gunn will return to write and direct the followup. Gunn and Chris Pratt announced the news in a mock video sent in from London that closed off this evening’s Marvel panel. The sequel was... Read more

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Mary-Louise Parker Joins ‘The Blacklist’ Season 2

July 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mary-Louise Parker has joined the cast of “The Blacklist,” NBC announced at Comic-Con on Saturday. The Emmy winner will have a recurring role in the drama’s upcoming second season. Parker will play Naomi Hyland, a woman who’s hiding a dark secret from her husband. Creator Jon Bokenkamp described the character as “completely tied to Reddington,”... Read more

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Comic-Con: Next ‘Godzilla’ Monsers Revealed

July 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah will be the next monsters joining Legendary Entertainment’s “Godzilla” franchise, the company revealed at Comic-Con on Saturday. Gareth Edwards will return to direct after he completes his “Star Wars” spinoff film for Disney and Lucasfilm. Legendary chief Thomas Tull revealed the creatures during the start of the company’s Comic-Con panel. “Godzilla”... Read more

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Watch: Trailer for Documentary on Nicolas Cage’s Unfinished Superman Movie

July 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Nicolas Cage’s “Superman Lives” never got the chance to hit the big screen, but director/producer Jon Schnepp has released a full trailer for documentary, “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?,” in an effort to raise the finishing funds for post-production. The doc features footage from the original film’s early production, interviews with its director,... Read more

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