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Will age classifications for music videos work?

David Cameron has announced age ratings for music videos in the UK. But will a 15 or R18 label really protect children from the latest Rihanna spectacle? And could censorship do more harm than good? According to the powers that be, music videos are now so subversive that they require film-style age certificates. Show More Summary

Holliday Grainger Toplines ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ For BBC One; Levi Meadon Joins Syfy’s ‘Olympus’

Holliday Grainger is adding another literary adaptation to her résumé. The Great Expectations and Anna Karenina actress will star as the title character in BBC One's Lady Chatterley's Lover. Also joining the cast are Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and James Norton (Happy Valley). Show More Summary

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify TV/Theatrical Contract

The rank and file has voted overwhelmingly to approve the new, three-year contracts covering theatrical, primetime and basic cable TV production. The balloting was 92%-8%. The deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers...Show More Summary

Hot TV Clip: ‘The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story’

Here's the first five minutes from the tale of six kids who struck sitcom gold a quarter-century ago. Lifetime's The Unauthorized Story Of Saved By The Bell dives into the behind-the-scenes drama as the cast struggles to maintain their squeaky-clean image amid growing stardom. Show More Summary

Repped By SAG-AFTRA, KPCC Gets First Union Contract

Repped by SAG-AFTRA, the Pasadena-based public radio outlet has sealed its first union contract with management at Southern California Public Radio. KPCC's three-year deal covers more than 70 reporters, newscasters, correspondents, producers,...Show More Summary

CNN, Glenn Beck's The Blaze Reportedly Discussed Joint Venture

The talks centered on transforming the HLN network, according to the Wall Street Journal read more

Ken Loach Calls For Cultural Boycott Of Israel, Labels U.S. A “Bully”: Reports

The Sarajevo Film Festival, which concludes Saturday, has been the scene of yet another hard stance from a filmmaker regarding the conflict in Gaza. Late Thursday, outspoken British director Ken Loach gave a speech at the Katrin Cartlidge...Show More Summary

Chris Long Inks Warner Bros. TV Deal

With The Mentalist likely closing its final chapter, the series' veteran writer-producer Chris Long is focusing on development with a first look deal at the studio behind the CBS procedural drama, Warner Bros. TV. Long has been on The Mentalist since day one, starting as a co-executive producer and quickly getting promoted to executive producer. Show More Summary

Box Office Friday: ‘If I Stay’ To Take No. 1, ‘Sin City 2? Tanking In Dog Days Of Summer

Have been watching matinee numbers and now early evening gross roll in and it's painful to watch movie going so soft this weekend. Summer is winding down, er, barely breathing. Bearing the brunt is Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For from director Robert Rodriguez. Show More Summary

CBS Buys Genius Comedy From Michelle Morgan & Aaron Kaplan

Friends With Better Lives executive producer Aaron Kaplan is back at CBS with another multi-camera project, The Brain. The comedy, written and executive produced by Michelle Morgan, was bought by CBS with a script commitment and laid off at CBS TV Studios. Show More Summary

Aaron Paul Starts Production Company, Inks First Look Deal With Sony TV

As Aaron Paul is preparing to take a final bow for his acclaimed performance on AMC's Breaking Bad at the Emmys, the actor is staying in business with Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV. Paul has signed a first-look deal with the studio to develop and produce new series projects. Show More Summary

‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Launches With Biggest Day In FXX History

FXX enjoyed its most watched day in its history with the first day of it's 12-day The Simpsons marathon. Not surprisingly, the marathon — every The Simpsons episode ever in 12 days —  scored its best numbers so far in primetime  Thursday — just over 1 million viewers, including 623,000 demo viewers. Show More Summary

Does TV Hurt Movie Careers? ‘True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey Coveted For ‘The Stand’ And ‘Gold’

EXCLUSIVE: Remember how a movie actor's stock dropped when they slummed on the small screen? Matthew McConaughey heads into the weekend as a favorite to win an Emmy for HBO's True Detective. His performance as Rust Cohle, stacked on top of his Oscar winning Dallas Buyers Club role, is  so impressive he is being chased for numerous plum film roles. Show More Summary

FCC gears up review of Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable

Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45-billion takeover of Time Warner Cable is receiving new scrutiny amid protests from consumer groups who are demanding state and federal regulators block Comcast's ambitions to grow.

‘Emerald City’ Not Going Forward At NBC

NBC won't be heading for Oz. The network has opted not to proceed with Emerald City, its 10-episode Oz-themed drama series, which had been ordered straight-to-series for next season. The project hails from executive producers Matthew...Show More Summary

Alicia Witt Signs With Innovative Artists & The Schiff Company

Actress and singer/songwriter Alicia Witt has signed with Innovative Artists and The Schiff Company. Witt recently landed a lead role in her second movie for the Hallmark Channel, Holiday Help. She played the role of Alice in her first Hallmark movie, A Very Merry Mix Up. Show More Summary

Ghost-Hunter Drama Set To Haunt BBC America & BBC One

Life On Mars creators Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham are writing the six-episode period drama The Living And The Dead. Co-produced by BBC America and BBC Wales Drama Production, the story follows Nathan Appleby, a reluctant gentleman farmer in 1888 England who is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife. Show More Summary

‘Bates Motel’s Freddie Highmore & Kerry Ehrin Sell Romantic Comedy To NBC

Bates Motel star Freddie Highmore is making his writing debut, teaming with A&E drama's co-creator/executive producer Kerry Ehrin for a romantic comedy series project. The untitled half-hour, which the two conceived while attending the Critics Choice Awards together for Bates Motel, has been sold to NBC with a script commitment. Show More Summary

‘MythBusters’ Chops Three To Take Show Back To Its Roots

“It's not only the end of this episode, it's not only the end of this season — it is also the end of an era," MythBusters host Adam Savage told viewers at the end of Thursday's episode. "This was the last episode of MythBusters to feature the incredible trio of Kari Byron, Tory Bellici, and Grant Imahara." 'That's right. Show More Summary

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