Posts Tagged ‘year’

Berlin: Films on Charlie Hebdo, Terrorism Draw Interest at Festival

February 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BERLIN – Like several of the Oscar best-picture nominees, the highest-profile — and among the bestselling – projects at this year’s Berlin European Film Market were based on real-life events: IM Global’s Mel Gibson-directed “Hacksaw Ridge”; FilmNation’s Nicolas Cage starrer “Army of One”; and “Gold,” with Matthew McConaughey, from Sierra/Affinity. One all-too-real event, however, may be... Read more

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Beck On Kanye’s Grammy Criticism: ‘You Can’t Please Everybody’

February 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After the 57th Grammy Awards, Kanye West clarified that in his near-interruption of Beck’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year that he intended to announce that Beyonce should have won. Beck, who encouraged West to join him on stage after he’d turn around and left, hasn’t taken offense to West’s insult. “I was just so excited he was... Read more

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Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition Wraps More Video Around Bikini Franchise

February 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated biggest issue of the year — the Swimsuit Edition, which has nothing to do with actual sports — is still rooted in print. But the mag has steadily built out its major money-maker into a multiplatform event spanning several weeks, despite perennial criticism that the feature shamelessly exploits and objectifies women. And... Read more

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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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