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'Dawn of The Planet of The Apes' Takes U.K. Summer Box Office Crown

'Apes' edges 'The Inbetweeners 2' and fights off strong competition from the World Cup read more

Guillermo Del Toro To Preside Over Legendary’s Promo/Talent Hunt On YouTube

Legendary Entertainment will combine a talent hunt with subtle promotion of its upcoming Guillermo Del Toro horror film Crimson Peak in a contest announced in concert with Google's YouTube Spaces, which provide production and post-production facilities for YouTube creators in four big cities. The deal is a successor to a Legendary/Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Warner Bros Plans Buyouts, Potential Layoffs: Report

There's word tonight that the Burbank studio will offer buyouts to some workers in an effort to boost profit in the wake of Rupert Murdoch's withdrawn takeover bid. Citing inside sources, Bloomberg reports that Warner Bros might pink-slip employees if not enough staffers accept the buyouts. Show More Summary

Hot TV Teaser: ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 2

Here's a 30-saecond first look at the sophomore season of ABC's superhero series. The voice-over reminds the team that “the enemy has the advantage, but we must fight on for those we've lost so the sacrifices they made were not made in vain.” There's lots of running, explosions, anguished glances and the like. Show More Summary

NBC Adapting Korean Geriatric Travel Reality Series With Craig Zadan, Neil Meron

NBC has put in development Better Late Than Never, a reality series based on the South Korean format Grandpas over Flowers from content company CJ E&M. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (The Sound of Music, Smash) will produce the project, which draws parallels to Berry White's Off Their Rockers that started on NBC. Show More Summary

Summer Film Budgets vs. Total Worldwide Grosses

While studios tout records, market share and No. 1 status based on box office grosses, we thought it'd be a good idea to look at some of this year's summer films (tentpoles and not) to see how their budgets stacked up against their worldwide...Show More Summary

‘Breaking Bad,’ Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas “Score” Big On Piracy Charts, Too

Breaking Bad broke big in more ways than one after it collected Best Drama and several other Emmys last week. A day after the now-ended AMC show gathered all that Emmy iron, it also jumped to No. 2 among the most-pirated Emmy nominees, according to a…

MPAA Plans Runaway Production Summit In D.C.

Well, that's certainly looks like a kick in the teeth to the home of Hollywood. Just days after the state Senate voted overwhelming to increase and expand California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program to $330 million for the...Show More Summary

Disney Defrosts New ‘Frozen’ Short For 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios has unveiled plans for Frozen Fever, a short film debuting in the spring that will feature characters from the No. 1 animated movie of all time. Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the Frozen spinoff...Show More Summary

Netflix Nabs Rights To New Fox Drama ‘Gotham’ In Precedent-Setting Deal

In what is believed to be the first SVOD deal for a broadcast series made before its premiere, Netflix has reachedan agreement with Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution for the upcoming Fox drama series Gotham. Under the pact, Netflix will become the exclusive subscription video on demand home of the Warner Bros. Show More Summary

ABC Buys Parents Comedy With Put Pilot Commitment

ABC's two strongest comedy series, Modern Family and The Middle, are about families with kids. The network is adding two more, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat, this coming season, and has put in development another for next season.Show More Summary

Dax Shepard Driving Warner Bros ‘CHiPS’ Film; Michael Pena To Play Ponch

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has set Dax Shepard to write, direct and star in a screen version of CHiPS, that NBC series that ran from 1977 and 1983 and featured two officers who patrolled the highways of California armed with motorcycles and the tightest khaki cop uniforms in television history. Show More Summary

Abortionist Pic ‘Gosnell’ Hires ‘True Crime’ Writer To Script

True Crime novelist, screenwriter, and conservative commentator Andrew Klavan (One Missed Call, A Shock To The System, Haunting Melissa) has been hired to script the crowdfunded TV film project Gosnell, about Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Show More Summary

Primetime Emmys Telecast Rules Quiet Holiday Week’s Twitter TV Ratings

The Emmys might not be No. 1 among awards shows in terms of ratings or social-media oomph, but they dominated the week's Twitter TV ratings, nearly doubling even the biggest sports event, the season-opening college football game featuring defending...Show More Summary

Fox’s ‘Gang Related’ Cancelled After Summer Run

EXCLUSIVE: Fox's drama Gang Related will not be coming back as the network has opted not to renew the undercover drama for a second season. Originally slated for a midseason launch, the action series starring Ramon Rodriguez was given a summer berth instead. Show More Summary

PR Firm Apologizes For ‘Sleepy Hollow’ “Headless Day” Promo After Beheading Of Second US Journalist

A PR firm drumming up buzz for Fox's Sleepy Hollow series apologized Tuesday afternoon for launching an ill-conceived “Sleepy Hollow Headless Day” campaign after a second American journalist was killed by decapitation. The “HeadlessShow More Summary

Susan Lyne Moves From AOL’s Brand Group To A New Fund For Women-led Internet Ventures

The former president of ABC Entertainment and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is now also the former CEO of AOL's Brand Group. She just left the job that she took in February 2013 after the Internet company asked her to be president of its new venture entity, The BBG Fund. Show More Summary

Warner Bros Could Be Haunted By New ‘Conjuring’ Producer Lawsuit

Tony DeRosa-Grund is still battling it out with Warner Bros over his role and rights for The Conjuring franchise but now a new legal front has opened against the producer. A lawsuit with implications that could potentially spook the studio and New Line's plans to enlarge the horror franchise of the hit 2013 paranormal pic. Show More Summary

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