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U2 and Apple collaborate on non-piratable 'interactive format for music'

Bono says that that the band have been working on new technology that will revolutionise the way in which we consume albums U2: Songs of Innocence review Apple makes it easier to delete the new U2 album from iTunes libraries U2 and Apple are apparently collaborating on a new, interactive format for music. Show More Summary

Scotland Votes To Remain In The UK: Political Changes Loom, Effect On Film & TV Biz Uncertain

There are 31 of 32 districts reporting on the Scottish vote for independence. A phenomenal 86% voter turnout is estimated, and the result saw 1.6M voters in favor of separating from the United Kingdom — curiously Glasgow was pro, Edninburgh was con. Show More Summary

‘Red Band Society’ Bus Ads Pulled Over Offensive Language Referring To Octavia Spencer

Here's the latest flap involving marketing for a new TV show that has offended some L.A. citizens. Metro Los Angeles today yanked ads for Fox's Red Band Society from its buses today after activists complained about offensive language. Show More Summary

Hot Trailer: Christoph Waltz & Amy Adams In Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

Here's the first trailer for Tim Burton's biopic about the couple whose paintings became one of the first mass-marketed art sensations in the 1950s and early '60s. Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and five-time nominee Amy Adams...Show More Summary

Nick Cave, Terry Gilliam, Kevin Smith Films Among 14 Specialty Debuts

Films from notables Nick Cave, Kevin Smith and Terry Gilliam, and another featuring Downton Abbey vet Dan Stevens are helping fill this weekend's box office, despite studio blockbuster debuts for The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave...Show More Summary

Lionsgate acquires distribution rights for 'The SMOSH Movie'

Nearly 10 years after Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox started their YouTube channel SMOSH, the comedic duo will head to the big screen.

Broadcast Networks Deemed Mostly Mediocre When It Comes To Latino Inclusion In New Report

Like a progressive public school from the 70's, the National Latino Media Council this year dropped A-F grades it has been giving broadcast networks for Latino inclusion efforts in front of and behind the camera, opting instead for a...Show More Summary

Shark Spec Script ‘In The Deep’ Won By Sony

Sony Pictures has won a vigorous bidding battle pegged at high-six figures for In The Deep, a spec script by Tony Jaswinski that had created feeding frenzy all day. The film will be produced by former Warner Bros executive Lynn Harris;...Show More Summary

Ian Sander & Kim Moses Ink First-Look Deal With 20th TV, Set Biblical Drama At Amazon

Ian Sander and Kim Moses have signed a first-look deal with 20th  Century Fox Television Studios to develop and produce new series for the studio through their Sander/Moses Prods. The deal stems from Sander and Moses' collaboration with 20th TV on the drama Runner. Show More Summary

Godzilla Sequel To Be Scripted By Max Borenstein

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Pictures has closed a deal for Max Borenstein to write the screenplay for the sequel to Godzilla, which Gareth Edwards will direct. It is the latest example of how Borenstein is becoming a go-to guy for Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni's event film factory. Show More Summary

Jada Pinkett Smith Circling ‘Magic Mike 2?

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros seems determined to turn Jada Pinkett Smith into a night club owning magnate. She is already the linchpin of WB's DC Comics series origin tale Gotham playing an imposing hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster...Show More Summary

Legal Drama From Jerry Bruckheimer & Rick Eid Gets CBS Put Pilot Commitment

One of the most successful combinations in network drama has been CBS, Jerry Bruckheimer and crime procedural. Now the ingredients are back together in a new hourlong project — this time on the legal side — which has received a put pilot commitment from CBS. Show More Summary

‘Fargo’s Noah Hawley To Adapt His Novel ‘Before The Fall’ In Sony Pic Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has acquired Before The Fall, a novel written by Noah Hawley, who shared the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries for hatching the FX television transfer of Fargo. That series also brought Emmy nominations for Billy Bob Thornton and  Martin Freeman. Show More Summary

James Schamus On Screenwriting: “124 Pages Of Begging For Money & Attention”

When James Schamus is on a bill, he can generally be trusted to deliver an intellectual reality check to the motion picture business. That's just what he did tonight in London as the first guest of BAFTA's 2014 Screenwriters' Lectures series. Show More Summary

Ang Lee Next Directing ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ At TriStar

EXCLUSIVE: Ang Lee will next direct an adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. It is Lee's first film since he won the Best Director Oscar for Life Of Pi, and he's reuniting with Tom Rothman at TriStar. Rothman,...Show More Summary

Yahoo Poised To Collect A Windfall As Alibaba IPO Raises A Record $21.8B

Yahoo owns 22.4% of the Chinese e-retail company, and plans to sell about 140M of its shares. So it has to be thrilled to learn that Alibaba has sold its new stock at $68 a share — the high end of the range it had anticipated. Alibaba will collect $21.8B, making  this the largest IPO ever in the U.S. Show More Summary

Fox Moves ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Out of 2015; Sets ‘Deadpool’ For Feb. 2016

20th Century Fox's feature adaptation of videogame Assassin's Creed, originally scheduled for Aug. 7, 2015, has been moved off next year's schedule, but looks to resurface at some point in 2016.  The studio also shifted release dates...Show More Summary

Alibaba to Raise $21.8 Billion in Largest U.S. IPO

With its shares priced at $68 apiece, the Chinese Internet company is worth some $168 billion read more

Disney Slams Expanding Autistic Kids Lawsuit – Claims “Irrelevant” Action More About Media Attention Than Seeking Justice

This is not the happiest place on Earth by far for either side. Not only do Walt Disney Parks and Resorts want an Americans With Disabilities Act lawsuit from the families of children with developmental disorders tossed but they also really don't want to see any more plaintiffs added to the controversial case. Show More Summary

Kevin Connolly To Star In Fox Fantasy Football Comedy Based On Matthew Berry

FX has had success with The League. Now Fox is tapping in the hot fantasy football world with a high-profile comedy package that has landed a put pilot commitment from the network. Titled Fantasy Life, the multi-camera/hybrid comedy, from 20th TV, has Kevin Connolly attached to star. Show More Summary

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