Posts Tagged ‘news’

‘Justified’ Finale: Stars and Creator Break Down That Twist-Filled Ending (SPOILERS)

April 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the “Justified” series finale, “The Promise.” In what was perhaps the most unexpected twist of “Justified’s” six season run, once the dust had settled on the unpredictable series finale, all of our favorite characters actually succeeded in leaving Harlan alive. Despite the bloodshed and violence that... Read more

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Comcast-TW Cable Merger Debated at California Hearing

April 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger came before a public forum in Los Angeles on Tuesday, as dozens of activists and community leaders offered their owns support or opposition to the combination of two of the country’s largest cable and Internet providers. While the majority who spoke focused on the merger’s impact on the adoption... Read more

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Cary Fukunaga to Direct Series Based on Caleb Carr’s ‘The Alienist’

April 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cary Fukunaga will direct and executive produce a drama series based on the Caleb Carr thriller “The Alienist” with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content producing, Variety has learned. Eric Roth and Hossein Amini are also exec producing. Amini, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1998 for writing the script for “The Wings of the... Read more

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Mip TV: Studiocanal, Tomas Alfredson’s Spark TV Ink First-Look Pact (EXCLUSIVE)

April 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES – Deepening yet further its impressive TV talent base in Scandinavia, European film-TV mini-major Studiocanal has inked a first-look pact with Spark TV, the Stockholm-based TV production company created by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” director Tomas Alfredson and producing partner Piodor Gustafsson. Alfredson’s credits also include cult vampire tale “Let the Right One In.”... Read more

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Sanford Panitch Leaves Fox to Head Sony’s International Film and Television Division

April 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sanford Panitch is leaving 20th Century Fox to become president of international film and television at Sony Pictures, the studio said Monday. Newly appointed Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman is familiar with Panitch’s work. The two worked together for two decades when Rothman ran Fox’s film division. Panitch served as president of Fox International Productions,... Read more

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Syfy’s ‘Face Off’ Renewed for Season 9, Sets July Premiere Date

April 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Syfy’s inventive competition series “Face Off” has been renewed for a ninth season, Variety has learned exclusively. The contest — which tests the skill and creativity of special-effects make-up artists — will return for Season 9 on Tuesday, July 28 at 9 p.m. The ninth season of “Face Off” will also include the show’s 100th... Read more

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Helen Mirren’s Broadway Hit ‘The Audience’ Recoups

April 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Audience,” Helen Mirren’s stage reprise of the royal role that won her an Oscar, has moved into the black, managing to recoup its $3.4 million Broadway capitalization in eight weeks. The show, a hit in London that will re-open on the West End later this month with Kristin Scott Thomas playing the Queen of England, proved... Read more

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Mip TV: Fremantle Pacts With Shanghai Media For Future Formats

April 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

FremantleMedia and partners Shanghai Media Group and China Media Capital have set up a joint venture to create and develop entertainment formats for the Chinese market.

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‘Furious 7′ China Debut Equals North American Opening

April 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Sunday theatrical debut of “Fast & Furious 7” came within a wheel length of the action thriller’s North American debut. Some data sources put it ahead, others less than a bumper behind.

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Chinese Government Threatens Sina Over Poor Self-Censorship

April 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Portal and messaging service bosses promise to “intensify censorship” and publish more information with "positive energy."

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