Posts Tagged ‘year’

‘Lego Movie’ Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Set to Script Sequel

October 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Lego Movie 2″ is gaining momentum with Phil Lord and Chris Miller signing on with Warner Bros to write and produce. The duo wrote and directed “The Lego Movie,” which grossed over $460 million worldwide this year. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing with Lord and Miller, and Jill Wilfert, Matt Ashton, Chris... Read more

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Recording Academy, CBS Shuffle Grammy Nominations Announcement Plan

October 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Recording Academy and CBS are shaking up the Grammy nominations process, returning to the traditional early morning unveiling of most categories — other than the top prize of album of the year — after announcing key categories as part of a primetime special for the past six years. This year, album of the year... Read more

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New York Television Festival Launches Production Arm, Pacts with A&E, Fox, History, Orchard

October 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The New York Television Festival is expanding its reach with the launch of a production unit, fortified by development pacts with several of the fest’s longtime partners. NYTVF Prods. opens its doors with deals in place to help this year’s winners develop projects for A&E Network, Fox and digital network the Orchard. History is on... Read more

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Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ Sets Box Office Record

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hrithik Roshan starrer “Bang Bang,” a Fox Star remake of Tom Cruise-toplined “Knight and Day,” has set a box office record for Bollywood films in North America by reaching a total gross of $2.56 million making it the top Hindi movie of the year in the continent. Co-starring Katrina Kaif, the film in its third... Read more

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Infographic: The Evolution of TV Over the Last 20 Years

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

While the storytelling medium of a television show may not have changed much, the way people tune in to their favorite programs has. Just 20 years ago, the patent for the first Internet-connected TV was filed in France. This year, more than 110 million U.S. adults watch a digital program using a connected TV. "Over the span of just 20 years, the experience of watching TV and the business of advertising on TV have changed significantly," Videology CEO Scott Ferber said. "This year,

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‘Transformers 4′ Crushes Competition in Home Video Sales Charts

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The big sci-fi action sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures, easily topped all three national home video charts for the week ending Oct. 5. The film, which earned $245.4 million in U.S. theaters and ranks as the year’s No. 4 movie in terms of box office gross, shot to the top of the... Read more

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Russia Set to Toughen Up Anti-Piracy Laws

October 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian lawmakers are set to toughen up anti-piracy laws by the end of the year. Websites that are repeat offenders when it comes to hosting illegally sourced films and TV shows will be shut down. Sergey Semenov, legal counsel to the Russian Film and TV Producers’ Assn., told delegates at the... Read more

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New York Film Fest: Less Risk, More Reward for Studios

September 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As Toronto fought Telluride for premieres, and fest competition for prestige pics reached a fever pitch this year, the New York Film Festival quietly delivered some key victories: world premieres of two highly anticipated lit adaptations for its opening night (David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” Fox) and centerpiece (Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice,” Warner Bros.). At... Read more

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The Voice Inks Three-Season Sponsorship With Nissan

September 18, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

When NBC’s The Voice comes back on air Monday with new celebrity judges Pharrell Williams

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Media and Entertainment Sector Profitability Forecast to Rise Again in 2014

September 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Big media and entertainment companies worldwide are expected to average 28% profit margins this year, up from 26% last year, according to a forecast from consulting firm EY. That’s better than major stock-market indices, and the highest level since it began tracking sector-wide profitability in 2006. Of the 10 media and entertainment sectors EY tracks, cable TV leads the pack.... Read more

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