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David Koechner Cast As Troop Leader In Paramount’s ‘Scouts Vs. Zombies’

The Anchorman alum is set to play Scout Leader Rogers in the horror comedy from director/co-writer Christopher Landon. Paramount’s Scouts Vs. Zombies follows a group of — you guessed it — Boy Scouts who try to fend off a — how’d you know? — zombie attack in their small town. Show More Summary

Dakota Pictures Taps Pair Of VPs, Director Of Development

The Hollywood-based TV and film production company has tapped Christos Sourligas as VP Distribution, Corbin B. Larson as VP Production and Serena Turner as Director of Development. Sourligas will oversee theatrical and television acquisitions and distribution for Dakota Pictures. Show More Summary

‘Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Joins Penn Badgley In ‘The Paper Store’

EXCLUSIVE: Tatiana Maslany, who earned a Golden Globe nod for her starring role on the BBC America sci-fi series Orphan Black, has been cast in indie feature The Paper Store. Maslany stars opposite Penn Badgley (Greetings From Tim Buckley,...Show More Summary

HRTS Hitmakers Panel Jabs At Polarizing Emmy Categories

The lines between TV comedy and drama get blurrier by the season with such genre-straddling shows as Nurse Jackie, Louie, Californication and Justified. Two hourlong series, Shameless and Orange Is the New Black, will compete as comedies at the Emmys this year after previously being submitted as dramas at awards shows. Show More Summary

Fox 2000 Developing ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel From ‘Elf’ Writer

Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are attached to a sequel to the 1993 hit comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, which is in development at Fox 2000. Elf scribe David Berenbaum is writing the script for the studio. It’s been 21 years since...Show More Summary

Faith-Based ‘Noble’ Hoping To Catch Wave Of Recent Christian-Themed Hits: Trailer

EXCLUSIVE: Now might be the perfect time for more faith-based features to get a slice of the box office hunger that’s propelled Christian-themed fare like Fox’s Son Of God and Freestyle Releasing’s God’s Not Dead into the Top 10. True-tale...Show More Summary

Aereo Slammed One Last Time By Broadcasters Before SCOTUS Hearing

With just days to go before they meet their Aereo foes face-to-face at the Supreme Court, the broadcasters this week took one last swipe at what they claim is the “blatant and unapologetic copyright infringement” by the Barry Diller-backed streaming service. Show More Summary

Sony Pictures TV Prevails In ‘Shark Tank’ Lawsuit

A judge in Florida has ruled in favor of Sony Pictures Television in a $50 million lawsuit over the reality TV show Shark Tank. “Sony Pictures Television won a directed verdict and the entire case was settled afterwards,” said Sony TV spokeswoman Paula Askanas today. Show More Summary

Offensive Language Cited In MPAA Rejection Of Radius-TWC ‘Fed Up’ Key Art

The MPAA has rejected the key art for Fed Up, a documentary film about the fast food and junk food industries which reveals how children and parents are being fed a bill of goods by food manufacturers. Distributor Radius-TWC has vowed to fight the decision on appeal. Show More Summary

Column: ABC News Backhands Print Partner Over Pulitzer Prize Credits

Weekly Column: Few things in this world are more painful than the realization that an estrangement has occurred between two news organizations who had worked amiably together investigating doctors and lawyers squashing benefits claims...Show More Summary

John Legend, ‘Step Up 5?s John Swetnam Prepping Found Footage Dance Pic ‘Breaking Through’

EXCLUSIVE: R&B musician John Legend and Step Up: All In scribe John Swetnam are teaming up on coming-of-age dance drama Breaking Through, which has locked independent financing and is gearing up for a summer shoot. It’ll be the first...Show More Summary

Annapurna Pictures Ventures Into TV With Series About Greta Garbo & Marlene Dietrich

Film production and finance company Annapurna Pictures (American Hustle) has set its first major TV project, a series focusing on the intersecting lives of Hollywood icons Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Written by Angela RobinsonShow More Summary

Oscars: Paramount Courts Academy Voters For ‘Noah’ And It’s Only April!

Are you kidding? Did Paramount just officially start the 2014 Oscar campaign even as we are barely getting the Emmys off the ground and the Tonys are two months away? Uh, yes. Looks like it. One top studio exec (not from Paramount) forwarded...Show More Summary

‘American Psycho’ Director Mary Harron Signs With APA Ahead Of Salvador Dali Pic

EXCLUSIVE: Punk rock journalist-turned-American Psycho director Mary Harron has signed with APA. Harron is attached to direct the Salvador Dali biopic Dali and I and is currently co-adapting the script from art dealer Stan Lauryssens’s book. Show More Summary

Hot Trailer: Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’

Open Road Films is set to release the Eli Roth-directed The Green Inferno on September 5 after acquiring it at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. It’s Roth’s first directing gig since 2007?s Hostel 2, and he co-wrote the horror thriller...Show More Summary

NBCU’s Wilshire Studios Inks Overall Deals With Producers Stephanie Bloch Chambers & C. Russell Muth

NBC Universal Cable Entertainment’s Wilshire Studios is ramping up its unscripted development slate, inking new overall deals with Stephanie Bloch Chambers (Chrisley Knows Best, Married To Jonas) and C. Russell Muth (DEA, Bordertown Laredo). Show More Summary

Emmys: Major Deadline Looms And New Online Voting Process Rolls Out As The Race Takes Off

Emmy season is revving up already even though the primetime awards show won’t be happening until  the end of summer (Monday August 25th on NBC). But if you want to vote, the first major deadline looms tomorrow April 17,  the last day...Show More Summary

TLC To Try Out New ‘OMG EMT!’ Series About Emergency Medical Responders

TLC, the network that brought us obsessive coverage of families with armies of children,  obsessive coverage of little people, and obsessive coverage of people with obsessions,  now appears to be going off the deep end with programsShow More Summary

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