Posts Tagged ‘news’

NBC Sports Digital Launches ‘SportsWorld,’ Its Version of ESPN’s Grantland

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC Sports Digital has launched SportsWorld, a microsite within NBCSports.com dedicated to long-form storytelling stocked with stories, essays, videos and documentary films — an attempt to engage sports fans beyond the news and scores of the day, in a spin similar to ESPN’s Grantland. The new site, launched Thursday, is named after NBC Sports’ TV program in the ’80s, which featured global content... Read more

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Toho’s Mystery Romance ‘Initiation’ to Star Shota Matsuda, Atsuko Maeda

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shota Matsuda and Atsuko Maeda, the former leader of the megahit AKB48 girl group, will star in “Initiation Love,”

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CW Veteran John Maatta Joins Entertainment Arm of Greenberg Traurig

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

John Maatta, the longest-serving employee of the WB Network and the CW, is segueing to a post with the entertainment and media practice at Greenberg Traurig. Maatta, a well-liked and respected biz exec, will focus on legal matters related to entertainment development, production, new media, VOD, employment, co-production and financing agreements and issues involving TV... Read more

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‘Ellen’ to Air in Asia

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG — “Ellen” is to take to the airwaves in South East Asia on Lifetime Asia in a same day telecast as the U.S. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will premiere weekdays on Lifetime at 8pm Hong Kong and Singapore time. It will be available in Brunei, Hong KOng, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New... Read more

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Bill Murray on ‘St. Vincent,’ Fame and the ‘Virus’ of Oscars Season

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For Bill Murray, the idea of attending Bill Murray Day sounded like punishment. So at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, the comedian was having serious trepidation about the special day designated to showing his classic films “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes” and “Groundhog Day,” followed by the premiere of his latest comedy, “St. Vincent.” The celebration unfolded like... Read more

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Mipcom: Cecile de France, Nathalie Baye and Audrey Fleurot Join Cast of ‘Call My Agent!’ (EXCLUSIVE)

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES– ‘Call My Agent!,” the comedy mini-series marking French helmer Cedric Klapisch’s smallscreen debut, has attracted a top-notched cast of Gallic talent. Cecile de France (“Hereafter,” pictured above), Nathalie Baye (“Catch Me If You Can”), Audrey Fleurot (“The Intouchables”), have joined the cast of show, which is being shopped by TF1 International at Mipcom. Cast... Read more

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Alibaba Pictures Eyes Pact With Giant Hengdian Studios

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Alibaba Pictures Group has unveiled plans to set up a joint venture with Hengdian, the world’s largest studio facility.

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Giddens Ko Among Authors Banned by China in Hong Kong Political Reaction

October 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Through "Apple of my Eye" and "Cafe Waiting Love" prolific Taiwanese novelist has become film industry star

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Jason Reitman Sets ‘American Beauty’ Live Read With ‘Men, Women & Children’ Cast

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jason Reitman’s live read series is about to launch with the cast of his recent drama and a ’90s Oscar winner. Reitman, who hosts a live read series every year in which actors perform classic scripts, has set his “Men, Women & Children” cast to perform the “American Beauty” screenplay for one night only. The... Read more

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‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Foreign Box Office, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Opens in China

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Dracula Untold” topped the foreign box office this weekend, edging out “Gone Girl” and “Annabelle” overseas with a $33.9 million haul. The Universal Pictures release cost $70 million to produce and has a worldwide total of $86.1 million after two weeks of release. The film added 17 new territories in its second week playing overseas... Read more

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