Ben Stiller Video On Red Hour Move To Fox

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 3:23pm PDT

Listen to what Ben says about Tom Rothman. Oy vey! But the mogul — surprisingly — took it well. I hear Stiller even sent over T-shirts with Red Hour’s new Fox logo (I don’t want to spoil the punchline) to senior people on the lot. Updates my previous, Read More »

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CBS New Media Writers Now WGA Members

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 12:14pm PDT

Los Angeles – Internet writers employed at CBS studios in the L.A. area have unanimously voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, West. The vote was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

“This is good news for new media writers. Congratulations and welcome to the Writers

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‘Basterds’ Comes On Tracking Very Strong; Only ‘G.I. Joe’ Showing More Male Interest; But Quentin’s Re-Cut Still Cannes-Length…

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 10:45am PDT

Quentin’s already much maligned Weinstein Company/Universal pic is getting 50s in “‘definite interest” from men. And women are stronger on Inglorious Basterds than on District 9, even though the Sony pic opens a week earlier. (That movie’s “looking really good, … Read More »

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Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer’

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 10:44am PDT

(This video was auto-playing, so I deleted it last night. Now it’s not annoying.)

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Where Is Bob Iger’s 26% Disney Pay Cut?

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 9:45am PDT

iger-mouse-small.jpgWhen you’re the 3rd highest paid CEO in Corporate America, Wall Street holds you to a different standard. So after Bob Iger announced that Disney’s 3rd-quarter profit had slid 26%, shares of the stock moved sharply lower — as much … Read More »

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Behind-The-Scenes Of RBI-U.S. Fire Sale

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 7:13am PDT

Two things you should know from Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier’s bombshell announcement is this: Tad Smith wasn’t fired. He actually resigned in July because he has another job starting September 1st. It was merely announced Thursday because so much other … Read More »

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“Arthur”: Pay Cuts

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 4:40am PDT

Arthur’s work is his own and does not necessarily reflect my views. Creative license. (And to the dimwits who don’t appreciate Arthur’s graphic commentary: this is based on Francisco de Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son.)


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DHD Advisory: August Tune-Up

By | Friday July 31, 2009 @ 4:36am PDT

There’s a lot happening behind the scenes at Deadline Hollywood Daily to bring you a better, bigger, and (as usual) ballsy news and analysis website. But it’s also going to take time away from my 24/7 reporting for a few weeks. … Read More »

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Universal Makes 3-Pic Judd Apatow Deal; ‘Funny People’ Weekend $25M Or $40M?

By | Thursday July 30, 2009 @ 4:49pm PDT


Judd Apatow will direct those next 3 films, so Universal will now be his helming home. Obviously, this means the studio has great faith in his pic Funny People opening this weekend which already has … Read More »

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Hollywood Helps Thaw Havana Relations

By | Thursday July 30, 2009 @ 4:48pm PDT

Reuters is reporting today from Havana that the city’s Malecon seaside avenue is hosting Hollywood stars like Benicio del Toro, Bill Murray, Robert Duvall and James Caan who all arrived in Cuba on Wednesday. Del Toro is in town to receive an award today from Cuban artists and intellectuals for … Read More »

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Fan Shit-Storm Over That ‘Eclipse’ Recast: Shameless Plug For ‘Twilight’ Traffic, Part 2

By | Thursday July 30, 2009 @ 3:57pm PDT

Well, well, well… Summit Entertainment thought it could get one over on the Twilight Saga fans. After all, one red-headed actress is interchangeable with another, right? But the studio’s gambit failed when Rachelle Lefevre who was recast after starring … Read More »

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New Pay Schedule For WME Assistants

By | Wednesday July 29, 2009 @ 1:29pm PDT

UPDATES WME Pay For Assistants Worse Than WMA

WME this week put in place that new pay schedule for WME assistants I told you was coming. The New York office’s … Read More »

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Big Media Earnings: Film/TV Bright Spots

By | Wednesday July 29, 2009 @ 12:48pm PDT

Hey, Hollywood, don’t get suckered by this week’s earnings reports of doom and gloom at the Big Media companies. In fact, the entertainment sides of some of these companies are doing — dare I say it — better. Now why this isn’t translating into more projects, and more jobs, is … Read More »

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More Shameless Plugs For ‘Twilight’ Traffic

By | Tuesday July 28, 2009 @ 6:10pm PDT

I’m told actress Rachelle Lefevre, who played “Victoria” in the first two films, will be replaced by well known actress who’s also a redhead, Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron Howard’s daughter) in the upcoming ECLIPSE, the 3rd film in the Twilight Saga franchise. Lefevre has scheduling conflicts after playing the part … Read More »

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WSJ: Microsoft & Yahoo Near Search Deal

By | Tuesday July 28, 2009 @ 5:31pm PDT

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo and Microsoft “are moving toward sealing a search partnership, say people familiar with the matter — a deal that ends a protracted dance and unites the pair against Google. Microsoft, … Read More »

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Morris Agent Lonner To Join Chuck Roven

By | Tuesday July 28, 2009 @ 12:23pm PDT

Former William Morris agent David Lonner isn’t just finalizing his deal to become an independent manager. I’m told he and Atlas Entertainment founder and workaholic film producer Chuck Roven (The Dark Knight, Get Smart) want to join up in a talent management company together. Roven has always kept his hand … Read More »

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USC Law Taps Former Warner Bros’ John Schulman To Start Showbiz Law Program

By | Tuesday July 28, 2009 @ 10:46am PDT

The USC Gould School of Law just made this announcement:

Long-time Warner Bros. Entertainment executive John Schulman has been recruited by the USC Gould School of Law to head its new Entertainment Law Program.

Schulman, who retired from Warner Bros. last year after serving as executive vice president and general counsel

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IAC Flavor Of The Month (Replaces Tina): The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 8

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 6:21pm PDT

ben and barry's ice cream

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WRAPUP: NBC Universal’s Putz Finally Jumps While Being Pushed; The Ben Silverman Experiment Ends, Pt 9

By | Monday July 27, 2009 @ 6:00pm PDT


Here’s the e-mail that Ben Silverman sent to Hollywood pals announcing his exit from NBC Universal and landing at Barry Diller’s IAC: “Its [sic] go time brother!!!!!!! Let’s rock it out!!!!!” Is there any wonder that everyone at his old workplace … Read More »

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