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AXS TV Renews ‘The X Factor U.K.’ For Season 12 in the U.S.

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

AXS TV has renewed “The X Factor UK” for the second consecutive year, bringing the overseas show to domestic screens, serving as the official U.S. home to the competition series. Like last season, all episodes of the upcoming twelfth season will air within 24 hours after the respective UK broadcasts. The new season, which brings back judge Simon... Read more

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Big Softie Harvey Weinstein Opens ‘Finding Neverland’ on Broadway At Last

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When Harvey Weinstein throws a Broadway opening, Hollywood shows up. There was Bryan Cranston, sporting a mustache and a full head of hair, chatting at intermission. Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford walked the red carpet too. Opening nighters could also spot Christoph Waltz, not to mention Anson Elgort and Olivia Wilde. Gloria Estefan, at work... Read more

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‘The Goldbergs’ Actor Joins Dan O’Shannon CBS Comedy Pilot

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jacob Hopkins, who is currently recurring on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” will appear in CBS’ Dan O’Shannon comedy project, Variety has learned. The pilot from scribes O’Shannon (“Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Cheers”) and Peter Warren follows a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives. Hopkins will guest star as Phil, a popular childhood acquaintance to Andrew (played... Read more

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Beijing Film Festival Opens New Chapter With 5th Edition

April 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The BJIFF is at last looking more like the major movie industry event it aspires to be.

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STX Entertainment Taps Jim Amos as SVP of Theatrical Distribution

April 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jim Amos has joined STX Entertainment as senior vice president of theatrical distribution. Amos most recently served as vice president of distribution at alternative content company Fathom Events. He previously spent nearly 30 years as a member of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s distribution team, including working as domestic distribution president from 2009 to 2013. At Sony,... Read more

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‘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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