• Wed, 04 May 2016 13:09:19 +0000
    LONDON — Paramount Pictures and Locksmith Animation, which launched in 2014 with backing from Elisabeth Murdoch, have inked a deal to co-develop and co-produce a series of animated projects for the studio. Under the pact, Paramount and Locksmith are progressing three properties, which Locksmith has been developing since it launched, with plans to head into... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 13:00:43 +0000
    James Schamus’ Symbolic Exchange and the Black List are partnering to find an emerging screenwriter who would write an original horror film, Variety has learned exclusively. The project would fall within the Writers Guild of America’s low-budget guidelines. The Black List has similar partnerships with The Picture Company and Studiocanal, Warner Bros., Disney and the... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 13:00:41 +0000
    Live Nation has partnered with virtual reality (VR) streaming startup NextVR to stream hundreds of concerts and other events to users of VR headsets. A first concert will be streamed this summer, and both companies plan to release a full schedule later this year. Users will be able to watch converts through the NextVR app on... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 12:56:22 +0000
    “The Intouchables” director duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache are reteaming with Gaumont on “C’est la vie,” a magic-filled comedy turning on the behind-the-scenes of a lavish wedding. Set over the course of one night in an 18th century French castle, “C’est la vie” chronicles a crazed wedding party from the perspectives of its caterer,... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 12:37:49 +0000
    CBS is moving closer to clinching the season demo crown, winning the primetime ratings race again in young adults for the sixth time in the last seven weeks behind TV’s top comedy (“The Big Bang Theory”) and reality show (“Survivor”). Last week, according to Nielsen, CBS tied with ABC for the 18-49 lead while winning... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 12:37:07 +0000
    PARIS — Paris-based Reel Suspects has kicked off major territory sales on Emiliano Rocha Minter’s “We Are the Flesh,” one of the most talked-about of Mexican feature debuts in recent years. Counting with the rare distinction of endorsement from not only “The Revenant’s” Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, who talked the film up on a Mexuco press... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:32 +0000
    Hulu is bringing back sitcom “The Mindy Project” for season five and drama series “The Path” starring Aaron Paul for a second run, and has secured rights to Ron Howard’s feature-length Beatles documentary. The announcements are part of the Internet TV service’s slate of programming and new ad initiatives, unveiled Wednesday at the Hulu Upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:01 +0000
    NBC’s second annual Red Nose Day is bringing together some big names for a good cause. Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Steve Buscemi, “Undateable’s” Ron Funches and Key & Peele are confirmed for the fundraising telecast, Variety has learned. Additional talent will be announced at a later date. Red Nose Day will be broadcast live on May 26... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 11:45:17 +0000
    Hulu has seen the light when it comes to “The Path.” The drama series about a family wrapped up in a cult-like religious movement has been renewed for a second season. The Universal Television series created by Jessica Goldberg (“Parenthood”) wraps its 10-episode first season on May 25. The series stars Aaron Paul and Michelle... Read more »
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 11:25:04 +0000
    In its second run-up-to-Cannes pickup, Film Constellation, Fabien Westerhoff’s newly-launched London-based financing-licensing company, has acquired international sales rights to IFC-distributed U.S. crime drama “The Land.” Written and directed by Steven Caple Jr. in his feature debut, this slice of Cleveland youth culture features the on-screen presence of hip-hop stars Erykah Badu and Colson Baker (aka Machine... Read more »
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