‘Shutter Island’ #1 Again, ‘Cop Out’ #2, ‘Crazies’ #3; Overall 2010 Leading 2009

By | Sunday February 28, 2010 @ 10:00am PST

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SUNDAY AM: It’s a dull pre-Oscar weekend at the North American box office with only two major releases are genres fighting each other for No. 2. … Read More »

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24th Annual Cinematographers Awards

By | Saturday February 27, 2010 @ 11:12pm PST

ASCLOS ANGELES, February 27, 2010–Christian Berger, AAC, Alar Kivilo, ASC, CSC and Eagle Egilsson claimed top honors in the three competitive categories at the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration here tonight at the Hyatt

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AFTRA National Board Approves Joint Bargaining With SAG

By | Saturday February 27, 2010 @ 5:34pm PST

AFTRA_LOGO_SLOGOLOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (Feb. 27, 2010) — The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than more 70,000 performers, journalists, broadcasters, recording artists and other talent

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Robert Pattinson Clueless About ‘Twilight’ 3D

By | Saturday February 27, 2010 @ 2:42pm PST

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41st NAACP Image Award Winners

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 10:05pm PST

Anika Noni Rose and Hill Harper hosted the 41ST NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, which was broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium tonight on FOX. The star-studded event was executive-produced by Vicangelo Bulluck. Celebrated were the accomplishments of people of color working in the fields of literature, music, television

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From Anna Wintour To Hamptons Swells

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 4:42pm PST
Mike Fleming

au pairsDocumentary filmmaker RJ Cutler, who directed the Anna Wintour/Vogue profile The September Issue, is heading from high fashion to the Hamptons social swirl. Cutler successfully pitched Warner Bros on the feature film Au Pairs, an adaptation of the Melissa de la … Read More »

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‘Hurt Locker’s Nicolas Chartier Admits Sending Private Emails About ‘Avatar’

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 2:09pm PST

Osc2Oy, now there’s even more about Oscar badmouthing, and this is even more unimportant. I’ve learned that Hurt Locker financier and producer Nicolas Chartier today admitted to Summit Entertainment he sent more emails about Avatar. But these weren’t mass mailings to … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 1:21pm PST
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Summit Takes Side In Dueling Musketeers

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 12:54pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Summit Entertainment has acquired domestic distribution rights for The Three Musketeers, a 3-D period adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel that will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Constantin Films and Impact Pictures are producing a film that will be shot in “real 3-D.” The action … Read More »

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BBC vs ITV On ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ Series

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 12:53pm PST

From Deadline|London editor Tim Adler: You wait ages for one cozy class-bound drama to come along again, and then two come along at the same time. Bit like London buses really. The BBC this week announced it has signed a deal with PBS to remake that classic ITV … Read More »

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BBC May Cut U.S. Imports Budget By 33%

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 10:50am PST

From Deadline|London editor Tim Adler: There’s a great scoop in this morning’s Times of London but it’s bad news for American television producers: the BBC could have 1/3 less to spend on importing Hollywood TV shows such as Mad Men and Heroes. That’s because the BBC Trust, the corporation’s governing … Read More »

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Jake Sully Weighs In On Oscar Race…

By | Friday February 26, 2010 @ 10:29am PST

Some snarkster sent this to me a few days ago. I think it deserves equal time since Nicolas Chartier’s email has gotten so much publicity:

From:  Jake Sully

I hope all is well with you. I just wanted to write you and say I hope you liked Avatar and if you did and want us to win, please tell (name deleted) and your friends who vote for the Oscars, tell actors, directors, crew members, art directors, special effects people, if everyone tells one or two of their friends, we will win and not a film that grossed $6M at the box-office, we need movies that people actually see to win, like the movies you and I do, so if you believe Avatar is the best movie of 2010, help us!

I’m sure you know plenty of people you’ve worked with who are academy members, in fact many of them likely worked on Avatar which employed hundreds of people (many from Los Angeles) and did not make the movie with 6 Brits and a number of Jordanians, please take 5 minutes and contact them. Please call one or two persons, everything will help!

best regards,
Jake Sully, Pandora Films

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LATE NIGHT GOP WARS: Letterman Pits Mitt Romney Against Leno’s Sarah Palin

By | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 6:22pm PST

Jay Leno made news when he announced that Sarah Palin will be among his high-profile guests when he returns to The Tonight Show next week (aka “The Jaysurrection”). Now David Letterman’s lineup for next week pits Mitt Romney against Sarah Palin on Tuesday night — and the ratings may well provide … Read More »

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Academy May Discipline ‘The Hurt Locker’

By | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 4:09pm PST

UPDATES Oscar Campaign Badmouthing Has Begun!

Osc2Aren’t you shocked, shocked, that there’s badmouthing during awards season? And don’t you love how some media are pretending this is the end of Hollywood as we know it? Today, Summit Entertainment … Read More »

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Farrelly Brothers Cast Christina Applegate

By | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 2:46pm PST

christina_applegateThis may be welcome news to people like me who have Jennifer Aniston fatigue. After receiving Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG nominations for her title role in the canceled ABC sitcom Samantha, Who?, Christina Applegate is segueing once again from TV … Read More »

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2nd Annual “Produced By” Confab June 4-6

By | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 2:33pm PST

LOS ANGELES (February 25, 2010) – Following on the heels of last year’s sold out inaugural conference, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that the second annual Produced By Conference (PBC) will be held June 4-6, 2010 at 20th Century Fox Studios. Reaching across film, television and

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TOLDJA! It’s Ellen vs Simon On ‘Idol’

By and | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 2:23pm PST

Now everyone is reporting the story we broke on January 25th: TV TUG OF WAR: It’s Ellen vs Simon.

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Howard Stern Won’t Be Next ‘Idol’ Judge

By | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 1:59pm PST

american idol logoFrom Deadline|London editor Tim Adler: You may be upset or relieved to hear my news that Howard Stern definitely won’t be joining American Idol as the judge replacing Simon … Read More »

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Ex-ITV Chief Joins TV Management Firm

By | Thursday February 25, 2010 @ 11:10am PST

From Deadline|London editor Tim Adler: Michael Grade, ITV’s former executive chairman, has become non-executive chairman of UK management agency James Grant Group. The agency represents TV presenters, including ITV mainstays Ant & Dec, America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan and radio DJ Fearne Cotton. Holly Pye, the highly-regarded … Read More »

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