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Syfy Greenlights Silicon Valley-Based ‘Bazillion Dollar Club’

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Syfy is moving forward with the Silicon Valley-based docu-series The Bazillion Dollar Clubwhich follows notable tech financier Dave McClure and tech innovator Brady Forrest, the creative mind behind the hardware accelerator Highway1. Their companies offer two of the world's most aggressive accelerator programs that mentor startups leading up to the launch of their billion dollar idea.  The six episode, one-hour series goes before the cameras later this year and will air… Read

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Maker Studios Adds Five Toy-Oriented Video Sites To Chest Full Of Creators

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Maker Studios plumped up its chest full of YouTube video creators just ahead of the Christmas season, adding five big channels focused on the fast-growing toy sector, including the No. 2 site, DisneyCarToys. The other four are also in the top 40 toy-oriented YouTube channels, including HobbyKidsTV, TheEngineeringFamily, ToysReviewToys and AllToyCollector. DisneyCarToys is the big one, however, with 1.1 million subscribers. Together, the five attract more than 300 million… Read

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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Full List

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Fox Searchlight's Birdman leads the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six nods — best actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma follow with five noms each and Love Is Strange and Whiplash round out the Best Feature list. See the complete list of nominees below: 2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS BE… Read

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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – LIVE BLOG

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UPDATE 10:15 AM: Somebody out there got an itchy finger and published the full list of nominees; which went out on PR Newsire.  Scroll below in our blog to see what was nominated.  We're also adding fun factoids. PREVIOUS: 9:50AM: Deadline is live blogging the nominations announcement for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards today. Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna will be revealing the big list live from the W Hollywood. The awards ceremony is traditionally held the day… Read

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‘Selfie’ & ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Unaired Episodes Headed To Hulu – Update

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UPDATE: Comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, both recently cancelled by ABC, have a new home on Hulu. Selfie creator and executive producer Emily Kapnek tweeted last night that the un-aired episodes of the cancelled ABC freshman comedy will be available online beginning today. Kapnek, who also created the network's Suburgatory, said folks who want witness the remaining adventures of Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) will be able to watch on Hulu and… Read

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Suze Orman Leaving CNBC, Developing ‘Money Wars’ With Telepictures

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After 14 years as host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC, the Emmy winner and personal finance expert is leaving the network in March and moving on to the next leg of her TV career. Orman is developing Suze Orman's Money Wars from Warner Bros TV Group's Telepictures, to air five days a week. The show will focus on families, friends and couples whose disputes about money are affecting their lives. Understanding that fights about money are never really only about the money… Read

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Viola Davis & Debra Martin Chase Produce Drama Based On Prosecutor Kym Worthy

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Viola Davis, who portrays tough-as-nails law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating on ABC's breakout hit How To Get Away With Murder, is set to produce another ABC drama project about a powerful female lawyer, this time on the other side of the courtroom aisle. Davis and her producing partner Julius Tennon have teamed with producer Debra Martin Chase (Sparkle) for Conviction, a legal drama inspired by the life of Kym Worthy, the chief prosecutor of Wayne County, MI… Read

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UPDATED: Sony Hacker Paralysis Reaches Day Two

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2ND UPDATE: This Sony computer hacking episode isn't over. The corporation's computers are still down, in New York, overseas and on the Culver City lot of Sony Pictures, for the second day. IT experts are still working to figure out how the breach happened, and to stop a repeat. It is never opportune for something like this to interrupt a corporation's hard work, but Thanksgiving week is probably not the worst time for it. Here's the official line: “Sony Pictures… Read

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Parminder Nagra & Jessalyn Gilsig To Co-Star In ‘Evil Men’ USA Pilot

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ER and Blacklist alumna Parminder Nagra and Glee and Vikings' Jessalyn Gilsig are set to co-star opposite Dallas Roberts and Clifton Collins Jr. in Evil Men, USA Network's supernatural drama pilot, from CBS TV Studios and Universal Cable Prods. Written by Daniel Taplitz and directed by Gary Fleder, the project follows Harry Killas (Roberts), an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and… Read

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‘Suits’, ‘Sirens’ January Premiere Dates Set On USA

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USA Network has announced its flagship drama Suits will return for the remainder of its fourth season on January 28 and the second season of half-hour comedy Sirens premieres on January 27 with two back-to-back episodes as part of the network's Tuesday night comedy block. Suits' midseason premiere picks up from the cliffhanger, with Louis (Rick Hoffman) gaining the leverage needed to finally achieve his ultimate goal -- becoming a partner of the firm. From Universal Cable… Read

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Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: CNN & Fox News Reporters Attacked On-Air; Networks Go Live To Obama Remarks Over No Indictment – Update

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4th UPDATE, 10:27 PM: It's after midnight in Ferguson now but looks like reporters are still fair game for some. In the middle of a talkback with CNN's Jake Tapper just a few minutes ago correspondent Sara Sidner was hit in the head by a rock that someone threw at her. "Sorry I just got hit by a rock," said the tough reporter before going straight into describing the burnt out scene around her. "I'm OK, I'm OK, I've been hit by much worse in my day." Sidner went on to… Read

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International Emmys: UK’s ‘Utopia’ Wins Best Drama Series

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The UK's Utopia was hailed as Best Drama Series tonight at the 42nd annual International Emmy Awards, and Belgium's What If? won Best Comedy. Game Of Thrones star Stephen Dillanewon Best Performance by an Actor for UK drama The Tunnel, and Bianca Krijgsman took the actress award for the Netherlands' The New World. The UK series won awards tonight; no other country took two. Not to be confused with the ill-fated social experiment reality format that was recently cancelled… Read

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