Posts Tagged ‘year’

International Artists Share in Bounty of Academy Award Nominations

February 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has been under fire for the lack of racial and gender equality in Oscar nominations, but there’s one area where the org can freely boast about diversity: this year’s international contenders. There are non-U.S. nominees in 22 out of 24 categories. The long list includes two of... Read more

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Rare Harry Houdini Film to Screen at TCM Classic Film Festival

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A rare 1919 silent film starring illusionist Harry Houdini will screen for the very first time at the TCM Classic Film Festival in March. “The Grim Game,” which had been lost for decades, has now been restored and will also make its world TV debut on TCM later in the year. Aside from being one... Read more

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NBC Says It Will be a ‘Huge Disappointment’ if Super Bowl Doesn’t Break Ratings Records

January 16, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

What is NBC shooting for when it comes to this year's big game? Oh, just 115 million people. It's expected that each Super Bowl

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NBC Says It Will be a ‘Huge Disappointment’ if Super Bowl Doesn’t Break Ratings Records

January 16, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

What is NBC shooting for when it comes to this year's big game? Oh, just 115 million people. It's expected that each Super Bowl

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TV Land Promises ‘Reinvention’ in 2015 with Single-Camera Comedies

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

At TV Land it’s goodbye Betty White, hello Hillary Duff when it comes to original comedy series. TV Land prexy Larry Jones promised reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Saturday that the cabler will unveil “a whole new TV Land” this year. “There’ll be a big reinvention for us between now and next... Read more

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Sundance: Fox Searchlight Buys Noah Baumbach Comedy ‘Mistress America’

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the first major deal prior to the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Noah Baumbach’s comedy “Mistress America,” starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke. The film will world premiere at Sundance before its release later this year. Baumbach directed from a script he co-wrote with Gerwig. The film is produced... Read more

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Bono Addresses Injury and iTunes Debacle in New Year’s Blog Post

January 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

U2 frontman Bono took to the blogosphere to ring in the New Year on Thursday, posting a 6,000-word reflection on his year entitled “Little Big Book of a Big Year: Bono’s A to Z of 2014,” including notes on the hubbub around the free iTunes release of U2’s latest album and the November bicycle accident that left... Read more

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Steve Carell Breaks the Mold in ‘Foxcatcher’

January 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After spending years making audiences laugh, Steve Carell delivered one of the most chilling performances of the year in the true-crime thriller “Foxcatcher.” The role has already garnered him Golden Globe and SAG Award noms, and now the actor is being honored with the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award on Jan. 4 at the... Read more

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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Becomes 2014’s Best-Selling Album

December 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ending the year in typical fashion, Taylor Swift held the top of the U.S. album chart for a seventh non-consecutive week, becoming the year’s bestselling title in the process. The singer’s Big Machine smash “1989” maintained its position at No. 1 with total sales of 430,000, according to Nielsen Music data for the week ending... Read more

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2014 Top 10 Books: Film Adaptations Fuel Young Adult Novel Sales

December 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There’s no fault in these stats. Nielsen’s list of the year’s top selling books reinforces how important film adaptations are to driving sales of young adult novels. Nine of the 10 top selling books of the year were tied into a film adaptation or film franchise of some kind, with various publications of John Green’s “The... Read more

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