• Tue, 05 May 2015 21:18:08 +0000
    The WGA East has asked the Nonfiction Producers Association to start contract talks for a deal that would cover work by writers and producers on reality TV shows. The move prompted a chilly response from the association. The group signaled it won’t go along with the idea, asserting that its members already provide fair compensation... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 20:33:10 +0000
    The latest edition of Disney’s hit videogame “Infinity” will feature the latest “Star Wars” installment — “The Force Awakens” — and several of the company’s other big film franchises, the company announced just hours after CEO Bob Iger promised a slow and measured roll-out of merchandise connected to the film. “Infinity 3.0 Edition” will have... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 20:19:29 +0000
    Walden Media and Montecito Pictures have bought movie rights to Joe Ballarini’s upcoming three-book series “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monsters.” HarperCollins imprint Katherine Tegen Books acquired publication rights last month and plans to publish the book in late 2016 or early 2017. The story follows a teen girl searching for the child she was babysitting... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 20:17:38 +0000
    The threat of piracy to Hollywood via livestream apps is overstated, according to Kayvon Beykpour, co-founder of Twitter-owned Periscope. In an appearance Tuesday at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in New York, Beykpour blamed press coverage of the copyright-infringing streams that popped up during Saturday’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for magnifying the extent of the infractions, though he... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 20:08:14 +0000
    Orson Welles’ 100th birthday arrives Wednesday and the historic Crest Theater in Westwood is marking the occasion by screening the late auteur’s once-overlooked noir classic, “Touch of Evil.” The 1958 film stars the late Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Zsa Zsa Gabor in a tale of murder and kidnapping in a corrupt Mexican border... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 19:29:22 +0000
    This makes sense. “The Good Wife” alum Josh Charles has checked into “Masters of Sex” where he will play a self-made businessman attempting to bottle the smell of sex. A charismatic salesman, Charles’ character of Daniel Logan has a season-long arc for the new season of the Showtime drama — one that will complicate things for Michael Sheen’s... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 19:21:31 +0000
    The winners of the 71st annual Theater World Awards, the trophies honoring debut performances on Broadway or off it, will look familiar to Tony watchers: More than half of the names on the list — including “An American in Paris” star Leanne Cope, who wins the Dorothy Loudon Award — showed up in the Tony... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 19:15:28 +0000
    Apple TV set-top customers, starting in the fall of 2015, will be able watch CBS Sports’ coverage of many different sports live — and in full high-definition — under a new agreement with the Eye. But they will not be able to watch National Football League games. NFL has granted rights to ESPN for “Monday... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 19:08:00 +0000
    Pantelion Films is set to reach its annual goal of six releases in July with English-language demon possession “The Vatican Tapes,” starring Michael Pena. Since its inception in 2010, the joint venture between Mexican media conglom Televisa and Lionsgate has acquired and invested in titles aimed at the U.S. Hispanic market. “We think comedy is where opportunity... Read more »
  • Tue, 05 May 2015 19:04:12 +0000
    Jason Momoa is in talks to join the all-star cast of Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke in MGM and Sony’s “Magnificent Seven” remake. Vincent D’Onofrio, Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes are also set to star, with Antoine Fuqua directing. Sony and MGM are splitting the cost evenly, with Sony distributing the pic. MGM... Read more »
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