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QED Hits Ex-CEO Bill Block With Infringement Lawsuit

EXCLUSIVE: With allegations of at least $1 million for a Bruce Lee movie going in the wrong pockets and supposedly shady foreign distribution deals, the former CEO just got slammed with a trademark infringement and unfair competition complaint by his old company. Show More Summary

AMC Chief Charlie Collier Adds Sundance TV Oversight As President & GM

Charlie Collier is expanding his domain at AMC Networks. The AMC President & General Manager has been named President & General Manager of SundanceTV. He will serve in a dual role overseeing both networks, and will continue to report to Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks. Show More Summary

Top Music Industry April Fools Pranks

Early this morning, Rdio revealed the streaming service struck a strategic partnership with iconic Cats of the Internet after a top-secret meeting prior to the GRAMMYs. In celebration, purr to the "Meow Mix" station, and welcome Rdio-Meowz on Lalakazoo | A Tribute To The Kazoo Berklee President Roger Brown,...

‘Transporter Refueled’ & ‘Hillsong – Let Hope Rise’ Moved: See You In September

EuropaCorp said today it has pushed the release date of its franchise reboot The Transporter Refueled from mid-June to September 4. Luc Besson’s company says the move puts the film into the same fall-release zone when the other pics in the series bowed. Show More Summary

A Cord Cutter’s Delight? Sling TV Will Offer HBO For $15 A Month

This is the second shoe to drop from the announcement today about Dish Network’s carriage agreements with Turner and HBO. The satellite company says that its $20 a month Sling TV streaming service will also offer HBO for an additional...Show More Summary

Kevin James Inks Film & TV Deal With Sony, Will Star In New Comedy Series

EXCLUSIVE: The King of Queens star Kevin James is reuniting with the TV studio behind the hit CBS sitcom for a new comedy staring vehicle. James and his Hey Eddie Productions have made a two-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television to produce projects for television, including a sitcom which he would headline. Show More Summary

Deborah Gregory’s ‘Catwalk’ Books To Be Adapted As TV Series By Producer Jesse Collins

Producer Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) has acquired the rights to The Cheetah Girls author Deborah Gregory's Catwalk young adult book series to develop it as a TV show. Search is underway for a writer to write the adaptation,...Show More Summary

GeoRiot Aiming to Change Link Management for Musicans on a Global Level

GeoRiot has spent the last year developing a suite of tools to enhance e-commerce on a global level. Offering an in-depth look into analytics that reveal specific user interest, GeoRiot has now made the toolset available to all online marketers. These Tools Are Now Available To All Online Marketers: Advanced...

India’s Videocon Lists On Nasdaq Via Deal With Sloan & Sagansky’s Silver Eagle

India's fastest-growing direct-to-home pay-TV provider, Videocon d2h Limited, has completed its initial listing on the NASDAQ through a transaction with Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp, the acquisition vehicle formed by media executives Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky. Show More Summary

Turner And HBO Secure Distribution Deals With Dish Network

The deals were a long time coming considering that Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting ended a month-long blackout of the programmer’s channels in November. Following temporary extensions of the carriage pacts that expired last year,...Show More Summary

ABC Family Orders Three More Reality Series

Days after ordering scripted series Shadowhunters and Kevin From Work, ABC Family continued its push into unscripted genre. The cable net has ordered Startup U, Next Step Realty: NYC and Monica The Medium, which join recently greenlighted reality programs Becoming Us and Job Or No Job. Show More Summary

E! Orders Another Kardashian Series, Renews ‘#Rich Kids’ & 2 More

E! today unveiled plans for three new original unscripted series — Stewarts & Hamiltons, WAGS and the Kardashian-based series Dash Dolls (working title), the latter of which is set for this fall and will focus on the employees of the family’s clothing boutiques. All three have been ordered for eight one-hour episodes. Show More Summary

‘Weird Loners’ & ‘The Dovekeepers’ Off To Soft Ratings Start

This midseason has produced more that the average number of solid new broadcast series launches: blockbuster Empire, which has been joined by several other hopefuls, new Fox comedy Last Man on Earth, ABC’s Fresh off the Boat and Secrets and Lies and CBS’ CSI: Cyber and The Odd Couple. Show More Summary

AOL, Fox Sports Partner For Online-Video Coproduction, Distribution

AOL will begin distributing Fox Sports video content, including game highlights and material from @TheBuzzer, Garbage Time and Fox Sports Digital Originals, the companies announced in an AOL blog post this morning. Fox covers Major League...Show More Summary

IFC Joins Growing List Of TV Networks Waiting For Live + 3 Ratings Stats

IFC today joined the pack of TV networks announcing it will wait for time shifted viewing numbers before reporting its show ratings because the metric a provides a more accurate reflection of audience size these days than the immediacy...Show More Summary

UTA Brings In Two More CAA Agents — 10 Total Now

UTA has closed deals with CAA agents Mackenzie Condon and Chelsea McKinnies, who will be joining their 8 colleagues who made the jump yesterday. Condon is a talent and literary agent working in film and television and will be based in UTA's New York offices. Show More Summary

Lionsgate launches new specialty distribution label

Lionsgate announced the launch of a new specialty distribution label that will focus on multiplatform release strategies in an effort to cater to next-generation audiences.

Gangsta rap isn't dead and gone, despite claims to the contrary

It’s 20 years since Eazy-E’s death. Other gangsta rap stars may have distanced themselves from the genre – but that doesn’t mean the gin and juice has run dry Last week marked the 20th anniversary of Eazy-E’s death. Though the Compton...Show More Summary

USA Network To Air NHL Playoff Games For First Time In 30 Years

Raise your hand if you remember watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs on USA Network. OK, you four can put your hands down. The NBCUniversal-owned cable net will share this year’s postseason wealth with NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, bringing CupShow More Summary

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