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Broad Green Pictures Hires Four Execs In Marketing And Legal Departments

Broad Green Pictures hired four executives in both its marketing and legal departments with Courtney Harris as senior VP of Digital Marketing, and Anne Collins as VP of field publicity and promotions. Shyla Brown and Cole Loveall both join the movie studio as directors of legal and business affairs. Harris previously worked at Open Road for five years, most recently as VP, digital marketing where she was responsible for the digital strategy for all theatrical campaigns… Read

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BET Greenlights New Series From Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Wanda Sykes & More – Upfronts

BET Networks has unveiled its 2017-18 programming slate at its annual Upfront presentation in New York. The lineup  includes a new scripted dramedy from Kevin Hart, new late-night comedy shows from Steve Harvey, Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock (previously announced), and a new unscripted relationship series Love Room from the producers of the Love & Hip Hop franchise. BET also greenlighted The Bobby Brown Story miniseries as a follow-up to its hit The New Edition Storyand… Read

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‘Little Prince’s Mark Osborne & Scribe Adam Kline Link With Fox Animation For Two New Projects

EXCLUSIVE: They're already working together on a Bone screenplay for Warner Bros and now Mark Osborne and Adam Kline have two new projects in the hopper with 20th Century Fox Animation. The Little Prince director and the Artemis Fowl scribe have sealed deals with the studio to develop films based on Kline's books Escape From Hat and With Kind Regards From Kindergarten. The former now has Osborne attached to direct and produce for Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios with the Ku… Read

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Warner Bros. TV Ups Peter Girardi To Dual EVP Roles

Peter Girardi has been promoted to EVP of Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, and Alternative Programming at WB Animation. In the newly created position, Girardi will have oversight of day-to-day operations at Blue Ribbon, while also spearheading alternative programming at WB Animation. He’ll report to Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. As EVP Blue Ribbon Content and the number two exec under… Read

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AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan Made $30.5M In 2016, Up 72.4%, Proxy Shows

AMC Networks shares lost 29.9% of their value last year — but due to a quirk in the way it had to report compensation you wouldn’t know that from the package for CEO Josh Sapan. The proxy statement it just filed at the SEC shows him with $30.5 million, up 72.4%. Much of the increase is due to a shift in AMC’s pay strategy to offer performance stock units as opposed to cash. That boosted the tally because the SEC requires companies to report the cash awards in the year… Read

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‘Shooter’: Patrick Sabongui, Troy Garity & Jaina Lee Ortiz Set To Recur In Season 2

Patrick Sabongui (Homeland), Troy Garity (Ballers) and Jaina Lee Ortiz (Rosewood) are set for recurring roles opposite Ryan Phillippe on the second season of USA Network’s breakout drama series Shooter. Based on the best-selling novels by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, Season 2 follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of… Read

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‘Timeless’ EP Eric Kripke On The Moment He Realized He Was Telling A James Bond Story — AwardsLine Screening Series

“That's what's so interesting about the show, is all of these storylines, and all of the historical components are really reflections, and a mirror to the characters finding out more about themselves,” Timeless star Abigail Spencer reflected last night, discussing the human element behind NBC’s time travel drama. “It's really just a journey for each of these human beings to find out what they're made of, and what they're not made of—their mettle, and their foibles, and… Read

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‘3 Generations’: Weinstein Co. & MPAA Agree On PG-13 Rating, With GLAAD’s Backing & Some Cuts

UPDATED, With statement from MPAA and GLAAD 1:37 PM: Both the Motion Picture Association of America and GLAAD have sent out statements in regards to the new PG-13 rating given by Classifications and Ratings Adiministration. MPAA stated: “This film has gone through all of the regular procedures outlined in CARA’s rules. While we cannot discuss the process for a particular film due to a confidentiality agreement, we can confirm that TWC has accepted the PG-13 rating for the… Read

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Famke Janssen Joins Cast Of Michael Caton-Jones’ Movie ‘Asher’

EXCLUSIVE: Famke Janssen has joined Ron Perlman, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli and Nadine Velazquez in Michael Caton-Jones’ Asher, a film about a Mossad member-turned-gun-for-hire in New York who is living the good life but at the end of his career. When one of his final gigs goes upside down on a job involving a woman, he has to make a life-altering decision. The original script was written by Jay Zaretsky. Josh Crook, Adam Folk, Perlman and Brian Wilkins are listed… Read

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NFL Players Union Stands In Solidarity With WGA As Strike Looms

The NFL Players Association has weighed in on the threatened writers strike, urging management's AMPTP to "negotiate in good faith towards a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement that reflects the hard work of thousands of writers." "There is no question that the AMPTP employers can afford to make a reasonable deal,” the leaders of the players union said in a letter sent today to AMPTP president Carol Lombardini and obtained by Deadline (read it below). “The… Read

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‘The Reykjavik Confessions’: Buccaneer Media, Balt Kormakur’s RVK Studios Plot True Crime Drama

EXCLUSIVE: Marcella producer Buccaneer Media and Baltasar Kormakur's RVK Studios have pacted to co-produce The Reykjavik Confessions. An English-language dramatization of one of Iceland's most mysterious murder investigations, it has John Brownlow (The Miniaturist, Fleming) attached to write. The story is based on the 1974 case in which two men vanished in the barren outskirts of Iceland's capital 10 months apart, After six months of unsuccessfully trying to pin the… Read

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Amazon Shares Spike As Q1 Financials Beat Analyst Expectations

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Amazon seems to look like a bargain to traders: Its shares are up more than 5% in post market trading after reporting Q1 results that beat analyst expectations. If the enthusiasm continues tomorrow then the company’s stock could hit a new high as it approaches $1,000 a share. The company generated net profits of $724 million, up 41.1% vs the period last year, on revenues of $35.7 billion, up 22.6%. The Street anticipated $35.31 billion in revenue. Earnings at $1.48 a… Read