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Mark Burnett, CNN’s Amy Entelis & Ex-StudioCanal UK Boss Danny Perkins Sign Up To Keshet’s INTV

Mark Burnett is the latest A-list Hollywood exec to sign up to speak at Keshet's INTV conference. The Apprentice creator and Chairman of MGM Worldwide Television Group will give a keynote speech at the event, which is hosted and curated by Keshet Media Group and co-produced by Deadline, takes place March 11-12 in Jerusalem. He will speak alongside the likes of Cindy Holland, Netflix's Head of Original Programming, Greg Berlanti and former Channel 4 CEO and founder of… Read

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Facebook Gave Tech Companies Including Netflix & Spotify Intrusive Access To Personal Data

UPDATED with Netflix response, stock price. Facebook has suffered its latest privacy setback after it emerged that the social media platform gave tech companies including Netflix, Spotify and Microsoft intrusive access to personal data. The New York Times published a 4,000 word expose revealing that it discovered the access through hundreds of pages of internal Facebook documents. The access allegedly allowed Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook subscribers… Read

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Stephen Colbert Mocks Former Boss Les Moonves Over Lost Severance Check

UPDATED with video: Back in July, Late Show host Stephen Colbert pledged allegiance to “my guy” Les Moonves while stressing that accountability has to be for everybody in the wake of the first story of sexual misconduct allegations against then-CBS Corp. CEO Moonves. Since then, Moonves was fired from his job and yesterday the CBS board decided that he should not receive a dime from the $120 million in severance pay he had argued that he was entitled to. “I'm pretty sure… Read

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Premium Short-Form Content Maker Ficto Launches; Ex-Agent Mike Esola At Helm

Fiction Riot has launched Ficto, a subscription-based platform that delivers short-form premium programming designed to be consumed through mobile usage. Ficto launches with 20 series currently in production, available to consumers early next year. Fiction Riot will be meeting with content creators to secure and develop its second cohort of series to follow its consumer launch. Three of its original series, based on upcoming feature films, will be released in advance of… Read

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‘Girl’ Director Lukas Dhont To Reteam With Writer & Producer On Next Movie

EXCLUSIVE: Director Lukas Dhont is to reteam with his Girl co-writer Angelo Tijssens and producer Dirk Impens (The Broken Circle Breakdown) on his next movie, which will be “different but also in the style of Girl.” "We're slowly starting to shape and write it,” the director told us about the as-yet untitled project. “It's going to be different but also in the style of Girl. At the centre of it is a queer character. We’re working on the script and will present it to other… Read

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Texas Congressman-Elect Dan Crenshaw Reaches Out To ‘SNL’s Pete Davidson After Troubling Instagram Post

The unlikely friendship between Texas Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw and Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson continues to blossom after Davidson received backlash for a joke about the vet’s eyepatch. In fact, the two are showing us how decent human beings should act regardless of political views. After Davidson posted a troubling post last week, Crenshaw reached out to the SNL cast member to give him some words of encouragement. During an interview with Houston’s NBC… Read

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CBS Has Been Paying Les Moonves’ Legal Fees

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CBS’ board fired Les Moonves on Monday, seemingly puncturing a hole in his $120 million golden parachute. But a little-noticed clause in Moonves’ employment contract indicates that CBS has been picking up its former chief executive’s legal bills since he left the company in September. That would appear to incentivize Moonves to challenge the board’s decision in a confidential arbitration proceeding — though the executive said in an interview Tuesday that he has yet to… Read

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‘Mom’: Season 7 Hinges On New Deals With Stars Anna Faris & Allison Janney As Duo Seeks Salary Increases

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The Big Bang Theory is already set to end its run with its current 12th season. But could CBS lose both of Chuck Lorre’s long-running comedy series? The Lorre-executive produced Mom is in the midst of its sixth season, the last under stars Anna Faris and Allison Jamey's original contracts. I hear CBS would like to get another season of the praised sitcom, which is currently the network’s #3 comedy series among total viewers and adults 18-49 behind Lorre’s Big Bang and Youn… Read

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Michelle Obama Tells Jimmy Fallon Her Thought While Boarding Air Force One On Trump Inauguration Day: “Bye, Felicia”

The Tonight Shows Jimmy Fallon hosted book-touring former First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, showing a photo of her with President Barack Obama on Donald Trump’s inauguration day, waiving from Air Force One, asking what had been on her mind at that moment. “Bye, Felicia,” Michelle responded, speaking volumes and reducing Fallon to giggles. “A lot was going on that day,” added Obama, who was making her first visit to Fallon’s show while promoting her book, Becoming. By… Read

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Jimmy Fallon Reunites With ‘SNL’ Cast And Ariana Grande For Festive “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” Performance

Donning holiday sweaters amidst a flurry of fake snow, Jimmy Fallon joined by Ariana Grande and reunited with fellow Saturday Night Live alums Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan and Horatio Sanz for an encore performance of their low-tech, yet festive tune “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” on The Tonight Show. Watching the performance, it was as if we were transported to 2000 when the quartet performed the song for the first time on SNLWith Sanz on lead vocals and Fallon on keys… Read

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Hollywood Anti-Harassment Commission Developing System To Aid Freelancers

The Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality said Tuesday it has plans to develop a code of conduct, a response system and anti-bias training programs "to prioritize the protection of thousands of freelance entertainment industry workers who are not currently covered by existing workplace structures and HR departments." The plans are among the first initiatives to be announced by the commission almost exactly a year after… Read

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‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Casts Dylan Walsh; Ken Kirby Books ‘Grand Hotel’

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Unforgettable alum Dylan Walsh is set for a recurring role opposite Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan on ABC’s dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, from Bill Lawrence, Dave Hemingson and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Hemingson, Whiskey Cavalier, from WBTV and Lawrence's studio-based Doozer Prods., follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Foley — who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick, cunning and completely… Read