• Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:47 +0000
    On last night’s “Empire,” viewers got a taste of V Bozeman’s new song, “Black and Blue,” when the rising star performed for Billy Baretti (Judd Nelson) — the owner of Creedmoor Records and Lucious Lyon’s (Terrence Howard) bitter mentor-turned-rival. This is Bozeman’s second appearance on “Empire,” following her breakout performance of “What Is Love” in... Read more »
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:57:23 +0000
    LONDON — Political thriller “The Truth Commissioner” has started to shoot in Belfast and Dublin. Pic stars Roger Allam, whose credits include “The Queen,” “Tamara Drewe” and “The Book Thief.” The story, which is based on David Park’s novel, starts as the peace treaty is signed in Northern Ireland. The U.K. Prime Minster sets up... Read more »
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:27:34 +0000
    David Geffen has donated $100 million for the renovation of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, which will be renamed for the showbiz mogul in the fall. Lincoln Center is in the midst of a $500 million fundraising campaign for the overhaul of the venue designed by Max Abramovitz that opened in 1962 and is home... Read more »
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:44:29 +0000
    PARIS– French pubcaster France Televisions has inked a first look deal with Universal, according to Gaul’s news website BFMTV. Under the deal, France Televisions, which operates five free-to-air channels, has a first look right on new series produced by Universal, which previously had an output deal with Gaul’s top commercial net TF1. Among the Universal... Read more »
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:58:01 +0000
    Universal Pictures had submitted a version of the film shorn of nudity and with sex scenes already edited.
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:25:45 +0000
    LONDON — Netflix has struck a global deal with FremantleMedia Intl. on supernatural thriller “The Returned,” which is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) and Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”). The series, which premieres in the U.S. on A&E on March 9, will launch exclusively on Netflix in all territories outside of the U.S.... Read more »
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:07:57 +0000
    LONDON — Europe’s top entertainment business, RTL Group, kept revenue stable in 2014 at €5.81 billion ($6.42 billion), the company reported Thursday. EBITA was steady too, at €1.15 billion ($1.27 billion), buoyed by a profit hike at its German operations, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Higher revenue from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and acquisitions was offset by lower... Read more »
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:27:51 +0000
    DVD specialist joins expanding list of Japanese indies to go bust
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:59:06 +0000
    Content production and management split into nine functional centers
  • Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:54:37 +0000
    While some latenight hosts are gone but not forgotten, at times it seems as if Conan O’Brien is forgotten, but not gone – having settled into a comfortable but relatively low-profile niche on TBS. So if nothing else “Conan in Cuba,” his contribution to diplomatic relations, provided a reminder of the inventiveness O’Brien brings to... Read more »
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