Posts Tagged ‘news’

‘Veep’s’ Timothy Simons Knows You Hate Feeling Bad for Jonah

April 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Veep” actor Timothy Simons has a conundrum: he’s a nice guy who plays one of the most annoying characters on television. Simons plays White House staffer Jonah Ryan on the HBO comedy — a character who is usually the butt of everyone’s jokes, yet also the one who would make an offensive remark about this... Read more

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CBS Will Add More ‘On The Ground’ Reporting to ‘Face The Nation’

April 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS wants to add something extra to the ranks decades-old Sunday-morning talk shows: Shoe leather. Rather than turning to a veteran TV anchor with decades of hosting and interviewing under his or her belt, CBS said Sunday it would fill Bob Schieffer’s seat at “Face the Nation” with an operative with years of experience in longer-form... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Tops $800 Million Globally in Less Than 2 Weeks

April 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Furious 7″ shot past the $800 million mark globally after less than two weeks in theaters. Its performance essentially ensures that it will become the first film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise and the first Universal Pictures release in history to top $1 billion. “Furious 7″ easily topped foreign box office charts, picking up... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Dominates Competition With $60.6 Million

April 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It wasn’t even a contest. “Furious 7″ roared to the top of the box office chart for the second weekend in a row, picking up $60.6 million and driving its stateside total to a massive $252.5 million. That ranked as a 59% drop from the Universal Pictures release’s record-breaking $147.2 million debut and puts “Furious... Read more

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‘Furious 7′ Heads for $60.2 Million Weekend, Crossing $250 Million Mark

April 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Furious 7” is blowing the competition out of the water on its second lap at the box office, despite a sharp drop from its historic debut last weekend. The Universal sequel earned $18.8 million on Friday in the U.S., putting it on track for a second weekend of $60.2 million. As expected, that’s miles ahead... Read more

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IFF Panama: Central America on the Right Track for Growth

April 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PANAMA – As the leaders of the Americas, including U.S. President Barack Obama, meet in Panama City for the seventh Summit of the Americas, they will be all too aware that it is the economies of Central America that are leading growth in the region. And, according to a report published on Tuesday (April 7)... Read more

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SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal on Corporate and Educational Films

April 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with producers for a three-year agreement covering work in corporate/educational films and non-broadcast recorded material. The agreement combines the legacy SAG and AFTRA contracts as a result of the merger in March 2012 that created a union of about 160,000 members. The legacy contracts were jointly negotiated in 2011... Read more

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Paul Feig Tapped for CinemaCon Comedy Honor

April 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Spy” director Paul Feig has been selected to receive CinemaCon’s Comedy Filmmaker of the Year award on April 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Feig previewed the Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock comedy “The Heat” at CinemaCon in 2013, two years after the release of “Bridesmaids.” Fox will release “Spy” on June 5. Feig directed from... Read more

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Paul Feig Tapped for CinemaCon Comedy Honor

April 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Spy” director Paul Feig has been selected to receive CinemaCon’s Comedy Filmmaker of the Year award on April 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Feig previewed the Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock comedy “The Heat” at CinemaCon in 2013, two years after the release of “Bridesmaids.” Fox will release “Spy” on June 5. Feig directed from... Read more

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HBO Acquires SXSW Doc ‘Mavis!’

April 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HBO has acquired North American distribution rights to “Mavis!,” about the life of musician and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The doc, directed by Jessica Edwards, premiered at SXSW in March to positive reviews. Staples was part of the iconic 1960s gospel group the Staple Sisters. “Mavis!” was produced by First Film. The deal was... Read more

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