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Music Box Acquires Pablo Larrain’s ‘The Club’ For North America

Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s The Club, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Funny Balloons is handing world sales. The film is Larrain's follow-up...Show More Summary

Viacom Renews Distribution Agreement With Mediacom

This will catch the eye of Viacom investors who fear that additional distributors will follow the lead of some relatively small operators that have dropped the entertainment company’s channels. Suddenlink and others that have done so...Show More Summary

FIFA Officials Arrested In Switzerland On US Corruption Charges

Swiss authorities, in cooperation with the US Justice Department, have arrested six top officials in FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, on several serious corruption charges going back to the early 1990s. While the Justice Department...Show More Summary

‘Grace And Frankie’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Comedy series Grace And Frankie has gotten a second season on Netflix. It will debut in 2016. The news was revealed tonight on an FYC panel at the Pacific Design Center that included series co-creators and executive producers Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Show More Summary

‘League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ To Be Rebooted By Fox

20th Century Fox is taking another stab at turning Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen into a film franchise, it was reported today. The studio is producing a new film based on the influential graphic...Show More Summary

Jimmy Smits To Star In Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Music Drama ‘The Get Down’

Jimmy Smits has been tapped for a key role in Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix The Get Down. Set in 1970s New York City, the series — a long-time passion project for Luhrmann — revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. Show More Summary

New ABC Drama ‘Oil’ Recasts 2 Roles

Add Sunday drama Oil to the list of newly picked up ABC/ABC Studios drama series that will be undergoing recasting. Oil, toplned by Don Johnson and Chace Crawford, examines the biggest oil discovery in American history which has triggered...Show More Summary

‘Aquarius’ Review: David Duchovny Dominates In Manson-Era Drama

Debuting on May 28, NBC's Aquarius really is a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite its entire 13-episode season going up on the network's website for four weeks, Netflix-style, and despite the 1960s-set...Show More Summary

‘Point Break’ First Trailer: Johnny Utah Rides Again

The first trailer for the Point Break remake has finally dropped, bringing with it a combination of nostalgia and extreme sports sure to warm the hearts of people still pining for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed and Keanu Reeves/Patrick...Show More Summary

‘Texas Rising’ Premieres To 4.1 Million Viewers On History

History’s 's 10-hour event series Texas Rising drew 4.1 million total viewers and 1.1 adults 25-54 for its two-hour opener last night. That is a solid Live+same day performance in this day and age though it fell short of the previous...Show More Summary

Vox Media Acquires Tech Site Re/Code

Vox Media announced today that it has purchased Revere Digital, parent company of tech-focused website Re/Code, in an all-stock deal whose financial terms have not been publicly disclosed. Though Vox already owns competing tech siteShow More Summary

Rapper Azealia Banks To Star, RZA To Direct, Lionsgate Feature ‘Coco’

EXCLUSIVE: Azealia Banks, the provocative hip hop artist who made her debut with the album Broke With Expensive Taste, has just landed her first starring role in a feature film. She’ll play the title character in Coco, a drama for Lionsgate that will be directed by Wu Tang Clan’s RZA. Show More Summary

HBO Developing VA Hospital Limited Series From Eric Roth & Denis Johnson

HBO has in the works Unarmed, a limited drama series from Oscar winner Eric Roth writer Denis Johnson set at an armed forces medical center. Warner Horizon and Timberman/Beverly are producing the project, now in development, which is...Show More Summary

Loud TV Partners With UK’s Plum Pictures To Create Content For U.S. Market

Leftfield Entertainment’s Loud TV (Tiny House Nation) is teaming with Stuart Cabb and Will Daws’ UK-based Plum Pictures to create formats and original series for the U.S. market. The companies will work out of Loud’s New York City offices. Show More Summary

Who Are The Winners And Losers From The Charter-TWC Mega-Deal?

The media landscape looks different today. Charter’s new agreement to pay $56 billion in cash and stock for Time Warner Cable, plus $10.4 billion for Bright House Networks, puts a high price tag on cable systems. And if the deal passes muster with regulatory officials, then Charter will become the No. Show More Summary

John Swetnam Cannes Pic ‘Spectrum’ Comes Together With Maple Leaf Funding

EXCLUSIVE: News of splashy deals for finished films, sizzle reels and scripts with talent attachments made on the Croisette will continue to be unveiled for the next few weeks. Here’s one that got done just before the fest market closed. Show More Summary

Broadway Box Office Tops $1.3B For Record-Breaking 2014-2015 Season

Broadway’s crazy 2014-2015 season ended on a very high note, especially if you’re a theater owner or one of a handful of producers with big fat hits: The week that ended Sunday brought the Street’s 52-week total gross to $1.36 billion. Show More Summary

Snapchat To Ramp Up Original Content, Taps Marcus Wiley As Programming Chief

Are self-destructing series the next frontier in original online content? Fast-growing social network Snapchat is taking another step in establishing itself as an original content player with the hire of former Fox SVP comedy MarcusShow More Summary

Kino Lorber Acquires Cannes Pic ‘Measure Of A Man'; Picturehouse Picks Up Ashley Judd Starrer ‘Big Stone Gap’

Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights to The Measure Of A Man, which earned Vincent Lindon the Best Actor Award at Cannes. Stephane Brizé directed the pic from a script he co-wrote with Olivier Gorce about a laid-off man who takes a demeaning job as a security guard at a supermarket. Show More Summary

Robert Rodriguez Boards Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’ Pic At Warner Bros

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is trying again in its long-running attempt to turn the Hanna-Barbera boy hero Jonny Quest into a live-action family adventure franchise. The studio has set Robert Rodriguez to direct the film, and he and Terry Rossio are rewriting a Dan Mazeau draft that made the Black List. Show More Summary

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