EMMYS: ‘Starry Night’ Key Art Unveiled

By | Monday June 14, 2010 @ 3:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

404236_EMMYS_KA_R10Here is the Key Art for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, which the TV Academy will reveal tomorrow. It has a disco/Dancing With the Stars vibe and a monochromatic background that makes NBC’s “more colorful” logo at the bottom a little … Read More »

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WME Signs ‘Nowhere Boy’ Director Sam Taylor-Wood

By | Thursday May 27, 2010 @ 3:49pm PDT
Mike Fleming

samtaylorwoodWME has signed Sam Taylor-Wood, the British photographer/conceptual artist who made her feature directing debut on Nowhere Boy, the BAFTA-nominated film about the childhood of Beatles frontman John Lennon. The  Weinstein Co will release the film October 8 in the U.S. … Read More »

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Sony, Happy Madison Playing With Viral Sensation ‘Pixels’

By | Wednesday May 12, 2010 @ 3:10pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison are in early talks to develop a movie based on Patrick Jean’s video-game themed sci-fi invasion video Pixels, which has become a viral sensation. No deal yet at Columbia, but Happy Madison bought the rights to Jean’s work and Adam Sandler’s company is a fixture … Read More »

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R.I.P. Frank Frazetta

By | Monday May 10, 2010 @ 2:14pm PDT
Mike Fleming

frank_frazetta_kaneonthegoldenseaFamed fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has passed away at the age of 82. The Brooklyn-born artist was a child prodigy and though he dabbled in baseball and scouted for major league teams, he became a hall of fame graphic artist. Read More »

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Now WME Engaging In Ageism?

By | Monday May 3, 2010 @ 9:54pm PDT

Staffers at the WME office in NYC noticed recently that the portrait of William Morris is suddenly missing. The oil painting of the founder of the 112-year-old agency that Endeavor took over last year had hung by the main conference room for a long time. But it suddenly disappeared the same week that … Read More »

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More On Tim Burton & ‘The Addams Family’

By | Wednesday March 24, 2010 @ 10:06am PDT
Mike Fleming

Last week, I wrote about a Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment deal to acquire the original Addams Family drawings by Charles Addams so Tim Burton could direct a stop-motion 3D animated film. Numerous Deadline readers thought the story was false based on an MTV.com “exclusive” report. I stand by my story. The … Read More »

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Protest Grows To Keep LACMA Film Series

By | Saturday August 15, 2009 @ 9:47pm PDT

save film at lacma

Since July 28th when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art first announced that it would end its 4-decades-old film program in mid-October because of $1 million in losses over the last 10 years, an online … Read More »

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Endeavor’s Richard Abate Talking To 3 Arts

By | Friday August 14, 2009 @ 3:28pm PDT

I hear the deal isn’t done yet. Remember how pre-merger he was pushed out by William Morris alpha female Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, and then took all his clients with him. Meanwhile, 3 Arts Entertainment has been trying to recapitalize.

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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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“Arthur”: Bottom Lining ‘Brüno’

By | Saturday July 18, 2009 @ 12:53pm PDT

Arthur’s work is his own and does not necessarily reflect my views. Creative license.


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“Arthur”: Lesher, Etc.

By | Wednesday July 1, 2009 @ 8:10pm PDT

Arthur’s work is his own and does not necessarily reflect my views. Creative license, people.


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“Arthur”: The Hollywood Hug

By | Friday May 22, 2009 @ 11:49am PDT

Arthur’s work is his own and does not necessarily reflect my views. Creative license, people.


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“Arthur” On DHD: Bluetooth

By | Friday May 15, 2009 @ 12:06pm PDT

Arthur’s work is his own and does not necessarily reflect my views. Creative license, people.


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‘Arthur’ Debuts On DHD: Momentum

By | Wednesday May 6, 2009 @ 2:02pm PDT

From time to time, DHD’s new graphic artist “Arthur” will comment on the Hollywood scene. His views are not necesarily my own. (Remember, I’m always looking for cartoon commentary about showbiz as well as photographs.)


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Should U.S. Have Minister Of The Arts?

By | Saturday January 10, 2009 @ 1:45pm PST

According to an email making the Hollywood rounds, Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. “While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position,” the email reads. … Read More »

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What’s Really Happening Inside Morris? Allegations Pouring In That Spew Hate; Motion Picture And Talent Dept Layoffs; Key Tenpercenter Departs With Clients; But Another Agent Talks Way Back In

By | Thursday October 9, 2008 @ 11:40pm PDT

2ND UPDATE: WMA is so sensitive to my publicity surrounding this wave of leavings and layoffs (see my previous, William Morris Starts Laying Off Agents…) that the agency gave me info that was flat-out wrong. A Morris executive last night claimed that, since … Read More »

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Google Will Sell NBC Uni Cable TV Ads

By | Monday September 8, 2008 @ 10:59pm PDT

NBC Universal  and Google entered into a multi-year partnership in which Google will broker TV advertising on some NBC cable channels. The deal, set to go into effect in coming months, covers advertising inventory through Google TV Ads service on Sci Fi, Oxygen, MSNBC, … Read More »

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Does Boss Use Fox Film Research Library?

I love anything dealing with Hollywood history, so I enjoy Tom Rothman’s historical monologue Fox Legacy on the Fox Film Channel. But, surprisingly, today’s New York Times profile on the Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman’s cable show didn’t mention the closing of the 20th Century … Read More »

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Who Now Controls The Weather? NBC Uni

By | Sunday July 6, 2008 @ 3:15pm PDT

Like there isn’t enough media consolidation… News reports say NBC Universal and two partners have reached a deal to buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications, ending a long negotiation that had attracted several Big Media companies — … Read More »

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