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‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Envisions Five Seasons For Amazon Series

The creator of Amazon Studios' acclaimed Transparent has an endgame timetable planned out for the streaming series. "In my mind, it's 5 years It's 5-years because Six Feet Under went for 5-years, " Jill Soloway told me today after delivering the filmmaker keynote Saturday morning at the Film Independent Forum, held at the DGA HQ. Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein Talks At Produced By NY — Live Coverage

Refresh for updates 1:10 PM PST: Harvey Weinstein is the final speaker today at PGA's first Produced By NY conference.  His session is sponsored by anti-piracy group CreativeFuture. A sizzle reel of Weinstein's greatest hits started the event off with clips from Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech, St. Show More Summary

‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Gets Phil Lord, Chris Miller Script Commitment

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on with Warner Bros to write The Lego Movie sequel. They wrote and directed the first film, but it has been an open question of whether they would return beyond producing the sequel. It's a big step for Warner Bros to broaden the franchise. Show More Summary

Produced By NY: James Schamus On Bad Advice, Data Flow & The Four Most Important Words In The Business

Leading off the second Produced By NY 2014 interview session, producer Bill Horberg (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Disconnect) led an often hilarious conversation with film-biz polymath James Schamus, who started out by playing the devil's advocate on the theme of advice to young producers. Show More Summary

Barbara Hall Talks Showrunning Rules; Terry Winter Reflects On ‘Boardwalk’ — Produced By NY

During a loose, hour-long session at the PGA's Produced By NY conference, TV's top showrunners, sardonically prodded by moderator Mark Gordon, held onto spoilers and indicated, that, alas, the only way to learn how to be a show runner is to become a show runner. Show More Summary

‘Constantine’ Debuts OK, ‘Blue Bloods’ Inches Up Against World Series – Ratings

Three years ago, the series premiere of Grimm had to face Game 7 of the World Series. In a true breakout fashion, it surprised, opening with a strong 2.1 Live+ same day rating among adults 18-49 and leaping from its lead-in (1.0 for Chuck). Show More Summary

‘Empire’ Shows Off Hip Hop’s High Stakes Drama — Hot Trailer

Fox dropped a trailer to its midseason hip-hop family drama Empire during the World Series last night. From Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer, Empire centers around Lucious Lyon (Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Show More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week in D.I.Y & Indie Music

The Importance of Music Video Promotion 3 Creative Album Release Strategies for Artists at Any Level 5 Ways Indie Labels & Artists Can Increase Music Monetization What Is A Music Publishing Deal? - and Do I Really Need One? MORE: 9 Expert...Show More Summary

Malco Theatres Exec on Adam Sandler's Netflix Deal: "Guess He Wants to Be a TV Star"

On the eve of ShowEast, honoree Bobby Levy also shares his opinion on Christopher Nolan's controversial 'Interstellar' experiment and glimmers of a box-office recovery read more

Produced By NY: Women Breakthrough On TV & B.O., But Glass Ceiling Remains

Producer Cathy Schulman held up a list of more than a dozen titles on a sheet of paper: They were the movies made, since Bridesmaids that were about and for women. This was progress, Schulman, president of Mandalay Pictures, noted, joking that her list could formerly be contained on a gum wrapper. Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Rocket Fuel - What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding?

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‘Produced By NY 2014?: Jake Gyllenhaal Interviewed By Hawk Koch: ‘I Love The Abrasion’

The first NYC edition of the PGA's `Produced By' confab launched this morning with  a conversation between former PGA president and producer Hawk Koch and Night Crawler's Jake Gyllenhaal, also in town prepping for his Broadway debutShow More Summary

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

Apple Unveils iTunes 12: Major Redesign, New Features Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform SFX Owned Beatport Aquirehires Listn, Will Shut It Down MORE: Marketing TuneCore Launches YouTube Money...Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Rocket Fuel – What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding?

IANSC | Rocket Fuel – What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding? Jesse Lakes | How To Become a Digital Music Marketing Superhero

How To Become a Digital Music Marketing Superhero

Today, I am going to tell you a story about Jim O’RecordSales. Jim’s biggest responsibility is to ensure an album’s digital marketing is optimized to earn as many online purchases as possible throughout the entire release cycle (from pre-order, to release day and beyond). Show More Summary

Rocket Fuel – What can a new Platform add to the world of Crowd-funding?

The concept of crowd-funding has proved one of the biggest successes of the last few years, with musicians turning to fans to finance albums, tours, merchandise and (probably) rounds of drinks for their road crew. Not only have there been thousands of bands running campaigns, but the number of platforms available for their use has multiplied too. Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: DIY Musician Debunked: Of Course You Don't Do It All Yourself

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DIY Musician Debunked: Of Course You Don't Do It All Yourself

I first heard the term DIY when perusing a scrapbook store. It’s simple. Whatever it is you do it all by yourself…without any help. That’s what that term means. Understand? Good, glad that’s settled. Now what about DIY musician? When...Show More Summary

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