Posts Tagged ‘news’

Showrunners Michelle Ashford, Carlton Cuse, Jenji Kohan Talk Sex, Emmys and Binge-Watching at HRTS Panel

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

No topic – from sex and nudity to binge-watching – was off limits at the Hollywood Radio and Television Society’s Hitmakers Newsmaker luncheon as the creators of some of the most popular shows on TV discussed what it takes to create and maintain a hit skein. Michelle Ashford, creator of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” “Bates... Read more

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‘Downton Abbey’ Producer Develops Sigmund Freud Crime Drama Series

April 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival Films is developing a crime series centered on Sigmund Freud, “Freud: The Secret Casebook.” “The X-Files” writer Frank Spotnitz and writer-director Nicholas Meyer will produce the series, in which the founder of psychoanalysis is portrayed as the first criminal profiler. The series will combine murder mystery with a portrayal... Read more

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AMC, Smithsonian Execs Talk Second Screen at Film Finance Forum East

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When it comes to the “second screen” or co-viewing, television execs think it’s just a matter of time. Digital Kitchen co-founder and president, Don McNeill, said its an inevitability that advertisers and television networks alike will come to embrace viewer distraction and place content on mobile devices and tablets which will in turn create to... Read more

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Wes Anderson, Tom Hiddleston on Working With Tilda Swinton

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Wes Anderson “Tilda was at Sundance for ‘Orlando’ when we showed our short film of ‘Bottle Rocket’ there in 1993. I had never seen — as an audience member and also, from a snowy distance, in person — anyone remotely like her. And like everyone else in Park City, I was immediately captivated.” Bong Joon-ho... Read more

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‘Frozen’ Outlasts ‘Eternal’ at Japan Box Office

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney cartoon becomes 2014 top title, but challengers are queuing up.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Human Capital’

April 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This slick, stylish fusion of class critique and murder mystery confirms Paolo Virzi as one of Italy's more dynamic directors.

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MSNBC Airing 15-Second Daily News Video

April 14, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Now you have no excuse to not have time for the news. MSNBC announced they will be airing 15-second pieces produced by Now This News as part of a series called 15 Seconds to Truth. “MSNBC viewers want honest and informed perspectives that explore the often overlooked angles of important stories,” Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, said in a statement. “With this new series, we aim to continue delivering that unique vantage point in a visually gripping way, on-air and on mobile and social platforms.” One story will be featured daily, mostly focused on topics that may appeal to a younger audience. It will be used as a bumper in or out of commercial breaks, and the videos will also be shared on both companies various social channels. For example, the inaugural clip on Monday used its time to explain a little more about

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Emperor hires Chan for China Theaters Push

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hong Kong studio expands into mainland China exhibition sector.

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Bollywood Stars, Cricketers Buy In To Indian Soccer League

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Star power hopes for repeat of Indian Premier League cricket success

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‘Mad Men’ Recap: The Gang’s All Here in Season 7-A Premiere, ‘Time Zones’

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you haven’t seen the season opener of “Mad Men.” Here we are bracing for the heartache of knowing we’ll be saying goodbye to “Mad Men” in a mere 14 episodes — and season seven opens with a joyous treat, the equivalent of a slab of birthday cake topped with... Read more

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