ICM Axes MP Literary Agent Nick Reed

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 1:50pm PST

He used to co-head ICM’s motion picture lit department until 2008 when Nicole Clemens was put in sole charge. The agency is working to “transition” his clients Len Wiseman, Stephen Moyer, Steven Seagal and Ben Barnes, which means ICM is hoping to keep all of them even though he’ll be … Read More »

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274 Feature Films Eligible For 82nd Oscars

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 9:43am PST

Osc2Beverly Hills, CA — Two hundred seventy-four feature films are eligible for the Academy Award® for Best Picture of 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 82nd Academy Awards® consideration, feature films must open in

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Scott Lambert And Relativity Part Company

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 9:07am PST

After only a year to the month at Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media, Scott Lambert and the company have gone their separate ways. Insiders tell me he was escorted out of the offices, and this cryptic email was sent around by Relativity: “Please be advised that Scott Lambert is no longer working with … Read More »

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Unofficial 2009 Spec Market Scorecard

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 5:50am PST

Here are some talking points for this weekend’s holiday parties. Jason Scoggins, a partner at the literary management and production company Protocol, has compiled what he readily admits is a “terribly unscientific” but which I find very interesting compilation of the 2009 feature film spec script market based on information … Read More »

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Hot Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 5:45am PST

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Hot Trailer For Jon Favreau’s ‘Iron Man 2′

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 5:11am PST

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Holiday Comic Making Hollywood Rounds

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 3:23am PST

It comes from the cartoonists at http://gigundoindustries.com:

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A Heartwarming Hollywood Holiday Story

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 3:16am PST

jjingle bellsI’m told that Carol Kravitz, the production coordinator of the cable TV show Breaking Bad, just launched a holiday giving campaign on the Production Coordinators’ 411 Google group. Working members of her Local 871 made contributions to pay the minimum … Read More »

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Agency Assistant’s Witty Xmas Party Invite

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 6:25pm PST

fourchristmases_galleryposter‘Twas the night Hwood closes, and all through the land
Not an agent was rolling, with some soon to be tanned;
Bosses’ phone calls were ignored by assts without care,
In hopes that their contact soon would turn rare;
The actors were nestled all

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WME Hires Gersh’s John Buzzetti To Head Theatre Department

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 1:37pm PST

UPDATES Dave Wirtschafter Drops WME Co-CEO Title
UPDATES Gersh Theater Agent Goes AWOL Again

wme-new-logo-final smallerThe hiring of Gersh’s high profile but also high strung theater department head … Read More »

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Deadline Hollywood Now Has Larger Readership Than Variety And The Hollywood Reporter Combined

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 11:42am PST


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2009

Deadline.com’s Deadline/Hollywood by Nikki Finke now has a larger readership than Variety and The Hollywood Reporter combined.

November 2009 comScore ratings data released Wednesday show Deadline.com exceeded 1,111,000 unique visitors. That surpassed the combined number

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TOLDJA! Nancy Tellem Stepping Down As President Of CBS Television Entertainment Group

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 10:38am PST

UPDATES EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Tellem Discussing Stepping Down At CBS

cbs2EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned her new title will be “Senior Adviser To The CEO”. “It’s a position where she steps back … Read More »

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‘Avatar’ Now 78% Of Online Tickets Sales

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 7:18am PST

UPDATE: That’s as of this morning, according to the big online movie ticketseller Fandango. MovieTickets.com says Avatar currently accounts for 70% of all its ticket sales this week and is reporting 350 sold out Avatar performances. Both services say between 68%-78% ticket buyers are male. And that 75%-89% of all Avatar ticket … Read More »

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16th Annual SAG Awards Nominations

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 6:27am PST


Los Angeles, California (Dec. 17, 2009) – Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2009 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were … Read More »

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Media Analyst Rich Greenfield Ups News Corp Stock From ‘Sell’ To ‘Neutral’ Because ‘Avatar’ “Won’t Be Disaster Profit-Wise”

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 4:38am PST

newscorplogoHe’s also raising his 2010 EPS forecast because of James Cameron’s movie coming out at midnight tonight. I know what you’re thinking: the fortunes of a Big Media corporation don’t rise or fall based on a single movie. Because Wall Street understands … Read More »

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Dave Wirtschafter Drops WME Co-CEO Title

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 12:55am PST

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that the following email is going out to WME staff from Dave Wirtschafter this week today:

Wirtschafter_Dave09I want to let all of you know that moving forward I have decided to remove the Co-CEO portion of

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Wall Street Journal Signs With UTA

By | Wednesday December 16, 2009 @ 5:51pm PST

wall street journalIt’s for representation in Hollywood. The Wall Street Journal is leaving behind its longtime reps at CAA. I’m told UTA will sell film and television rights to published articles across all sections of the Wall Street Journal, which … Read More »

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Hulu Now Makes Crappy Original Programs

By | Wednesday December 16, 2009 @ 5:14pm PST

hulu smallHulu and Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, creator of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, today announced the creation of If I Can Dream, a weekly show that will launch exclusively on Hulu and www.ificandream.com. “The partnership … Read More »

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63 Original Songs Eligible For 82nd Oscars

By | Wednesday December 16, 2009 @ 4:19pm PST

Beverly Hills, CA — Sixty-three songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 82nd Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today:

“All Is Love” from “Where the Wild Things Are”
“Almost Over You” from “My One and

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