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MIPTV: Baltasar Kormakur's Crime Series 'Trapped' Gets Series Order

The crime drama from Kormakur's Icelandic TV shingle RVK looks at a grisly murder in an isolated town cut off from the rest of the world. read more

Sirius XM Radio CEO James Meyer's Compensation Soars 600 Percent to $23M

The primary reason for his boost was the $13.6 million in options awards last year compared to zero in 2012. read more

'Girls' Coffee Shop to Replace Starbucks in Grand Central Station

A new location of the locally-owned Cafe Grumpy is set to replace a Manhattan outpost of the Seattle chain. read more

MIPTV: 'X-Files' Showrunner Frank Spotnitz Inks First-Look Deal With StudioCanal's Tandem Communications

The writer for TNT's upcoming "Transporter" series has launched a London-based shingle to produce high-end series out of Europe. read more

Comcast: Merger With Time Warner Cable Isn’t Anti-Competitive

In an extensive filing to the FCC, Comcast touts its proposed merger with a promise it will extend the same protections agreed to when it acquired NBCUniversal. read more

MIPTV: Italy's RAI Launches Commercial Arm for Sales, Co-Production, Digital Distribution

The still-unnamed division kicks off its co-production efforts with kids animated series "Pio the Chicken." read more

MIPTV: The Weinstein Co. Takes Italian 'Gomorrah' Series for U.S.

TWC is also planning a U.S. adaptation of the series, based on the best-selling book by Italian investigative journalist Roberto Saviano. read more

AwesomenessTV Taps Disney Vet to Lead Consumer Products

Former Claire's CEO James Fielding joins AwesomenessTV as global head of consumer products and retail. read more

Ukrainian YouTube Star Calls for Freedom in Home Country, With Help From Richard Branson (Video)

Yulia Marushevska's viral video "I Am a Ukrainian" has been viewed more than 8 million times -- at least once by the blond billionaire who's bankrolling her U.S. speaking tour. read more

'House of Cards' Future in Maryland Unclear After Last-Minute Deal Fails in Legislature

UPDATED: The producers of the Netflix series have threatened to move production of the third season elsewhere without $15 million in incentives -- but they may not get that. read more

MIPTV: 'Transporter' Series Reboot for TNT Heavy on Action

After a troubled season one shoot, the small screen adaptation of the hit action movie franchise returns for a 24-episode season 2 on TNT. read more

China Box Office: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Opens Huge

The national Qingming holiday period boosts the movie to a muscular $39.2 million opening in the world’s second largest film market. read more

Imax Sells 20 Percent Stake in Its China Business

The deal aims to strengthen the giant screen exhibitor's position in the booming Chinese movie market. read more

MIPTV: Spain's Atresmedia Takes Israeli Gameshow 'Boom!'

The interactive, ticking timebomb quiz show has already sold to Fox in the U.S. and France's TF1. read more

MIPTV: Germany's Tele Munchen Group Takes Syfy's 'Olympus'

The deal with Great Point Media gives TMG all German-speaking rights to the mythological drama series from Robert Halmi Sr.. read more

MIPTV: Yellow Bird Begins Shoot on Jo Nesbo Series 'Occupied'

The political thriller, set in a near future where Russia occupies oil-rich Norway, is being co-produced by GTV, TV2 Norway and Arte France. read more

Cannes: Argentine Director Pablo Trapero to Head Un Certain Regard Jury

The filmmaker will help decided the winner of the prestigious Cannes sidebar, where three of his films have competed at past festivals. read more

Filmart: Fortissimo Lands More Sales Deals for Berlinale Winner 'Black Coal, Thin Ice'

The sales company also locked up a series of distribution deals for the Hong Kong film fest's opening movie, "The Midnight After." read more

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