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Broadcasters Want FCC to Investigate ‘Collusive’ Ad Sales By Pay TV Operators

Variety - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:15
As FCC chairman Tom Wheeler seeks to limit TV stations from jointly selling advertising time, broadcasters are hitting back at the competition, asking federal regulators to look at the “collusive” advertising practices of cable, satellite and telco pay TV operators. The National Assn. of Broadcasters, in a filing on Wednesday, pointed to a company called... Read more »
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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin to Star in Netflix Comedy From 'Friends' Creator

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:15

The "9 to 5" stars will co-star in the 13-episode series "Grace and Frankie" from Skydance Productions.

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Karlovy Vary Fest to Launch Retrospective Program

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:14

Elio Petri, Anurag Kashyap and Ben Rivers will be feted at the Czech festival in early July.

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U.S. Rappers Behind China’s ‘Black Coal’ Berlin Winner

Variety - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:00
HONG KONG — Rap musicians 50 Cent (pictured), Timbaland and Eminem and New York Knicks basketball player Carmelo Anthony are among the unlikely U.S. investors behind “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” the cutting edge Chinese film which won the Golden Bear at Berlin this year. They were corralled into backing the film by New York-based Daniel... Read more »
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The 100: TV Review

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:00

The sci-fi drama presents the CW's ultimate vision for humanity: an Earth populated only by attractive teenagers, whose parents are left out in space.

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Thousands Protest 'Peter Pan's' White Tiger Lily

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:56

A new petition has collected over four thousand signatures, after launching on Tuesday.

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Fox Networks Promotes Two Executives

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:39

Jessica Fang and David Espinosa are each given senior vice president titles in the company's distribution division.

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U.K. Government Extends Tax Relief to Theater Productions

Variety - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:34
LONDON — The U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has extended tax relief to live theater productions, including plays, musicals, operas, ballet and dance. He also confirmed changes to film tax relief announced in the autumn. Osborne, who is in charge of the country’s finances and was announcing the annual budget, said the government... Read more »
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Study: U.S. Posted First Full-Year Pay TV Subscriber Drop in 2013

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:20

Cable, satellite TV and telecom firms collectively shed 251,000 video subscribers in 2013, led by continued cable losses, the research firm estimates.

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Sylvia Rhone Named President of Sony Music’s Epic Records

Variety - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:07
Music biz vet Sylvia Rhone has been named president of Sony Music’s Epic Records unit. Rhone was already working under the Sony Music umbrella with the label, Vested in Culture, she launched in January 2013 as a New York-based joint venture with Epic. She will continue to report to Epic chairman-CEO L.A. Reid. Rhone has... Read more »
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Obama to Make First Appearance on 'Ellen' as President

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:07

The commander in chief is set to talk health care on Thursday's show.

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Tribeca Film Festival to Offer Day of Free Screenings

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:01

For the first time, the New York City fest and presenting sponsor AT&T will screen 35 films -- including features starring Elisabeth Moss, James Franco and Nas -- free of charge.

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'The Giver' Trailer First Look: 'The Way Things Look and the Way Things are are Very Different' (Video)

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:53

NBC's "Today" debuted a teaser for the upcoming film adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel, starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites.

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New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Shows Goblins and Rhinos (Video)

Feedburner - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:45

The final trailer for this summer's superhero sequel brings everything about Peter Parker's "greatest battle" into focus.

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Comcast Expands Out-of-Home Live TV Service to 53 Channels, But Still No Broadcast Nets

Variety - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:34
Comcast has added 18 live channels to its outside-the-home streaming service — bringing the lineup to 53 — but it remains devoid of live broadcast programming from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. The nation’s biggest cable operator Xfinity TV Go app and web-streaming service now offers live feeds of Turner’s TBS, TNT and truTV; NBCUniversal’s USA... Read more »
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Colombia’s Andres Baiz Preps ‘Domestic Animals’

Variety - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:10
MIAMI – Following up “Satan – Profile of a Killer,” “The Hidden Face,” “Roa,” and “Metastasis” – the Sony Television-produced Latino version of “Breaking Bad” –  Andres Baiz (pictured), one of new Colombia cinema’s founding fathers, will direct “Domestic Animals,” a Miami-set dramedy which marks his first – if only part – English-language feature. “Animals”... Read more »
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