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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT STARS IN UNIQUE PAYMENT SCHEME

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A unique payment system was devised to cover the performances of the stars of Arrested Development, which is returning after an absence of seven years via Netflix, the Hollywood Reporter reported on Thursday. Each of the actors, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera, is being guaranteed at least one starring episode […]

REPORT: CNN’S ZUCKER RAIDING VARIETY, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New CNN chief Jeff Zucker is planning to beef up the cable news channel’s coverage of the entertainment business and will raid Variety and The Hollywood Reporter to do so, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Monday), citing an unnamed source. According to the column, Zucker is also looking to bring other […]

TRADE PAPERS REVIEW ZERO DARK THIRTY

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Judging from early trade reviews, director Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is everything that her Hurt Locker was: a harrowing drama that is likely to receive overwhelming praise from critics, earn numerous awards — even, perhaps, a heap of Oscars — but bomb — no pun intended — at the box office. The raid on […]

REPORT: OBAMA LETTER HELPED OPEN CHINA TO HOLLYWOOD

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In late December, President Obama wrote a personal letter to Chinese president Hu Jintao urging the Chinese leader to make good on repeated promises to allow more foreign films to be shown in the country and to increase the percentage of box-office revenue that foreign producers may receive, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which cited […]

REPORT: TOP MTV EXEC OUSTED FOR TAKING KICKBACKS

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Brian Fays, a top MTV Networks ad executive, has been ousted after an investigation by the company into alleged kickbacks from advertisers that amounted to millions of dollars, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Thursday), citing unnamed sources. According to the trade publication, Fays offered discounts on advertising in return for cash kickbacks — sometimes delivered […]

OWNER OF NIKKI FINKE SITE SUES THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Penske Media Corporation (PMC), owner of Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com and other media-related websites, has made good on its threat to sue the Hollywood Reporter for copyright infringement. The suit accuses the trade publication of resorting on an almost daily basis, to “the outright theft of intellectual property, including but not limited to whole articles, content, […]

PALIN DOCUMENTARY WON’T CONCEDE DEFEAT

July 25, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

After attracting mostly Sarah Palin fans — and not many of those — during the past two weeks, Stephen K. Bannon is withdrawing The Undefeated from theatrical release and plans to release it on video on demand and pay-per-view beginning Sept. 1. It will then be released on DVD on Oct. 4, ARC Entertainment announced […]

HARRY POTTER FINALE PREMIERES IN LONDON

July 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Thousands of Harry Potter fans packed Trafalgar Square in London this evening for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final installment of the boy wizard series. The red-carpet to-do was broadcast in the U.K. and on the Internet in 3D via Sky 3D. Early trade reviews have been positive […]

HANKS AND ROBERTS STAR IN FLOP

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who would have thought that a movie starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts would flop right out of the gate? But that’s what appears to have happened in the case of Larry Crowne. The movie earned $16.1 million over the July 4th weekend, landing in fourth place, and today’s Hollywood Reporter, citing figures from CinemaScore, […]

SUPER BOWL AUDIENCE MAY EXCEED 2010’S

February 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year’s Super Bowl game was the most-watched television program in U.S. history; this year’s may even be bigger. In a poll conducted for the Hollywood Reporter by Penn Shoen Berland, 78 percent of respondents said that they plan to watch Sunday’s telecast, an increase of 6 percent from 2010 and 10 percent from 2009. […]

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