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New ‘Jurassic World’ Teaser: Bystanders Carried Off By Pterosaurs

Taking advantage of tonight’s The Walking Dead season 5 finale, Universal has released a new TV spot teaser for this summer’s Chris Pratt-fronted Jurassic World. The film picks up 22 years after the original Jurassic Park, with a fully functional dinosaur theme park built on the island of Isla Nubar. Show More Summary

A New Music Industry by Fred Goldring

New Artist Model - Music Business and Music Management School The health of the “music industry” has been in question since the rise of the internet and digital communication technologies, and finding a happy medium between all the parties involved has not been an easy task. Show More Summary

James Murdoch Meets With Indian Prime Minister

The 21st Century Fox co-COO and Uday Shankar, the CEO of the conglomerate's Star India, sat down with Narendra Modi. read more

NCAA Tournament Ratings Rise To New 25-Year High, ‘Bones’ Returns Steady, ‘Blacklist’ Down

The second Thursday of the 2015 NCCA Tournament saw Notre Dame and Kentucky move on the Elite Eight with primetime wins on CBS over Wichita State and West Virginia. Well, let's be honest, that second game of the night on the network wasn't a mere win by the as yet undefeated Wild Cats. Show More Summary

Network your way to Success

New Artist Model - Music Business and Music Management School Who will help you succeed in music? There is really nothing more important to your career than the RELATIONSHIPS you develop over time. It’s all about who you know and who knows you – and how big your network is. Show More Summary

Sony Pictures TV Buys Dutch Pay TV Group Film1 From Liberty Media

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) announced today it has closed a deal to acquire Dutch Pay TV group Film1 from John Malone’s Liberty Global. Under the deal, which still needs to get regulatory approval, SPT will fully own andShow More Summary

‘Walking Dead’ Finale Reveals First Look At ‘Fear’ Spinoff Series

Just days after the name of the companion series to AMC’s blockbuster zombie apocalypse was made public, we got a brief look at it tonight. During The Walking Dead Season 5 finale, a short promo for the upcoming Fear The Walking Dead was shown. And as the video above shows,  L.A. doesn’t really know what’s about to hit it. Fear The Walking Dead debuts this summer on AMC.

Bart & Fleming: A Mea Culpa; Frank Sinatra Re-Cast; Tent Pole Assembly Line

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.  FLEMING: I need to start off on a serious note. Show More Summary

Miroslav Ond?í?ek Dies: Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer Of ‘Amadeus’ Was 80

Miroslav Ond?í?ek, a leading member of the Czech New Wave and cinematographer behind the camera on Amadeus, Silkwood, and A League of Their Own, has died at age 80. Born in Prague, Czechoslavia, in 1934, Ond?í?ek was a graduate of the Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Show More Summary

‘Cinderella’ Takes International Box Office Crown; ‘Home’ Rounds $48M After 2 Frames

HIGHLIGHTS: Cinderella (DIS) waltzes to $336.2M global; Insurgent (LFG) approaches $100M offshore; Kingsman: The Secret Service (FOX) opens to $20M+ in China; Home (DWA/FOX) runs up another $24M; Get Hard (WB) muscles in with $4.6M debut… International...Show More Summary

‘While We’re Young’ Springs To Lively Debut For Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach ruled the specialty box-office weekend with While We’re Young – his latest film starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts – which had a robust debut in four theaters. The filmmaker joked Monday that the film  was his “most accessible”...Show More Summary

Academy Museum Blasts Off Spending $344, 000 For Rare ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Model

Proving they are serious about getting top drawer content for their new Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added a biggie with the $344,000 successful auction bid yesterday  for the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Space Shuttle from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Show More Summary

Gene Saks Is Dead At 93; Directed Neil Simon’s ‘Barefoot In The Park,’ ‘Odd Couple’ Films

Gene Saks, an actor-turned-director whose long kinship with Neil Simon led to the film versions of two of the most successful comedies of their time, Barefoot in The Park and The Odd Couple, as well as the Jason Robards film of Herb Gardner’s A Thousand Clowns, died Saturday of pneumonia at his home in East Hampton, Long Island. Show More Summary

‘Saturday Night Live’ With Host Dwayne Johnson Slips To Season Low

This is somewhat of a surprise. With one of its most popular hosts, Dwayne Johnson, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, dipped in the ratings to hit a season low in households. The show, hosted by Johnson with musical guest George Ezra, averaged...Show More Summary

‘Top Gear’ Fallout: UK Police Probe Alleged Death Threats Against BBC Chief

The Metropolitan Police is investigating alleged death threats made against BBC Director General Tony Hall in the wake of his decision not to renew Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson's contract. Hall announced that Clarkson would not return...Show More Summary

‘Ferguson’ Play Based On Grand-Jury Transcripts Turns Audience Into Judge

EXCLUSIVE: A new play based on grand-jury witness testimony from the controversial Michael Brown police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., will be presented for four nights next month in Los Angeles. Presented by Theater Verite Collective at...Show More Summary

This Week in Music Commentary

The Music Industry Really Wants To Kill Free Listening Bursting The Music Tech Bubble Should A Music Manager Also Be An Agent?

‘Shooting Clerks’ Trailer For Biopic of Kevin Smith Arrives

This amusing black-and-white trailer dropped over the weekend for Shooting Clerks, which tells the tale of an underemployed college drop-out working in a convenience store in New Jersey, selling beef jerky and Slurpee equivalents toShow More Summary

‘The Rock’s Revenge Of ‘Bambi’ Targets Disney Remakes: ‘SNL’

Dwayne Johnson eased on through the Saturday Night Live live sketches; the funniest had him in a WWF promo (B) and later paired him with Cecily Strong’s twit Brit as his date (A+), crashing an intimate dinner with Kenan Thompson andShow More Summary

‘The Rock’ Obama Shows Dwayne Johnson As Host With The Most: ‘SNL’

Last night’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-hosted Saturday Night Live wasn’t what you’d call intellectually brilliant. It was merely flat-out funny, as the Furious franchise frontman made it all look easy during his fourth tour in the SNL spotlight. Show More Summary

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