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‘Deep Fried Masters’ Writer-Producers Seek to Join Writers Guild

February 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Writer-producers and associate producers at Jane Street Entertainment — which produces “Deep Fried Masters” — will begin voting Feb. 25 on whether to be represented by the Writers Guild of America East. The National Labor Relations Board will conduct the mail-ballot vote for writer-producers at Jane Street seeking guild representation. Jane Street also produces “Rachael... Read more

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Mashable India Launched as Venture With Penske Media Corporation

February 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Digital news website Mashable is to launch an Indian unit in partnership with India.com. India.com is a joint venture between Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Penske Media Corporation, parent of Variety. “This new online destination will bring together Mashable’s mission of inspiring and informing its global community about how digital and technology are changing the world... Read more

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Costume Designers Guild Awards: “Birdman,” “Grand Budapest,” “Into the Woods” Top Films

February 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Costume Designers Guild Awards may come too late to influence the Oscars race, but they managed to confirm what already seems to be clear: “Birdman” is the film to beat. Albert Wolsky won the contemporary film category for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s backstage tale, while legends Colleen Atwood and Milena Canonero took prizes for “Into the Woods” (fantasy film)... Read more

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Watch: Justin Bieber Gets Egged in Comedy Central Roast Promo

February 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Justin Bieber’s skin ripples as raw eggs thwack against his bare, tatted chest in the first promo for his upcoming roast on Comedy Central, released on Tuesday. Bieber squints, and the egg yolk slides down his body, as an ominous clip of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” plays in the background. It’s just a taste of... Read more

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‘Dreadstar’ Superhero TV Series in Development With Comic Creator Jim Starlin

February 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Dreadstar” is coming to TV. Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink are teaming with comic book artist and creator Jim Starlin to develop the superhero series, UCP announced Tuesday. Starlin (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Captain Marvel” and the “Infinity Gauntlet” Trilogy) will serve as an exec producer and writer on the project. Ford Gilmore will also produce.... Read more

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‘Timbuktu’ Producer Sylvie Pialat Wins Second Toscan du Plantier Award

February 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu” has swept another kudo in France:  Its producer Sylvie Pialat won the Toscan du Plantier Award, Gaul’s equivalent to the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck award, at a Paris ceremony on Feb. 16. Pialat, who produced “Timbuktu” via her Paris-based company Les Films du Worso, was named Producer of the Year for... Read more

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Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Prince Jam at ‘SNL’ Anniversary Special After-Party (Video)

February 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If you thought the fun was over when the show ended at Sunday night’s “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special, it looks like you were wrong. Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Prince, Jimmy Fallon, Bill Murray, Haim and more all jammed at the after-party at the Plaza Hotel. Swift was joined by McCartney while performing “Shake... Read more

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From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ It’s Feast or Famine at the Box Office

February 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For the first month and a half of 2015, it’s been feast or famine at the multiplexes. The hits have been huge, but the flops have been equally gigantic. Last weekend, “Fifty Shades of Grey” became the latest film to trump estimates when it debuted to nearly $100 million over the Presidents Day holiday. That... Read more

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Already Pirated: Nearly 300,000 Downloads on Opening Weekend

February 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pirates showed a passion for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” with copies of the erotic thriller downloaded almost 300,000 times worldwide within three days of the film’s U.S. theatrical debut. That’s despite the pirated versions being low-quality recordings apparently made with a handheld camera in theaters. As of 6 p.m. ET Sunday, “Fifty Shades of Grey”... Read more

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Breaks Fandango Records

February 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Fifty Shades of Grey” smoked the competition last weekend to become the biggest-ever Presidents Day holiday debut with a massive $94.4 million haul. That’s not the only record that combusted under the heat of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s chemistry. Fandango said it sold 29% of the opening weekend tickets for “Fifty Shades of Grey,”... Read more

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