• Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:18:50 +0000
      An independent study of film-TV production incentives program in New Mexico — a key destination for runaway production from California — has offered an upbeat view of its impact. The study showed  production generated $1.5 billion in economic output since mid-2009 through earlier this year. During that period, producers received about $239 million in... Read more »
  • Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:20:24 +0000
    Brett Ratner sounds like such an improbable choice to direct a large-scale ancient Greek epic that, going into his “Hercules,” one could only hope for a modest improvement on Renny Harlin’s bargain-basement “The Legend of Hercules."
  • Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:40:20 +0000
    Updated President Obama raised money at the home of “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes on Wednesday evening, addressing unfolding crises in Gaza and Ukraine but also injecting a bit of levity in speaking to a crowd heavy in showbiz donors. Speaking in the backyard before a crowd shaded by white umbrellas, Obama acknowledged the anxiousness many... Read more »
  • Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:29:23 +0000
    The Television Critics Association session for the experts involved with PBS and WGBH’s upcoming “Nova” doc “Vaccines – Calling the Shots”  started off as combative — Paul Offit, the chief of the division of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, responded to a journalist’s question about whether parents who don’t vaccinate their kids “are idiots”... Read more »
  • Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:03:05 +0000
    “Arrested Development” star Portia de Rossi is set to join the upcoming season of  “Scandal,” ABC has confirmed to Variety. The news broke all thanks to De Rossi’s wife, Ellen DeGeneres. The daytime talk show host tweeted that De Rossi has signed on to do a “top secret arc.” So annoying when people brag on... Read more »
  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:49:51 +0000
    Jessica Biel is heading back to TV for “New Girl.” The actress will guest star in the season four premiere of the Fox comedy, Variety has confirmed. It will premiere on Sept. 16. Biel’s currently only booked for one episode. Biel will play Kat, “the hottest scientist in the world.” She’ll compete with Jess (Zooey... Read more »
  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:12:16 +0000
    There are two million new reasons to take the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a little more seriously. The characters’ co-creator Kevin Eastman is putting up for sale his first drawing of the pizza-loving crime-fighting turtles he first drew in 1984, and is seeking $2 million for the work, which can be seen below. The timing... Read more »
  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:51:56 +0000
    Continuing his run of strong dramatic roles, Dan Stevens has come on to star in indie “The Ticket” with Oren Moverman producing. Ido Fluk is writing and directing with Lawrence Inglee joining Moverman as a producer. The pic follows a blind man who regains his vision only to be engulfed in selfishness, blinded by his... Read more »
  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:40:04 +0000
    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social giant — which completed the $2 billion acquisition of virtual-reality company Oculus this week — will continue to “invest heavily” in building out VR and related technologies over the next several years. “There are huge opportunities to build the next generation of computing platforms,” Zuckerberg said on... Read more »
  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:22:06 +0000
    Marvel has announced the release date for another untitled film, this one dated May 4, 2018. The news comes less than a week after Disney and Marvel staked out five other dates from 2017 to 2019. The May 4, 2018 slot was vacated Wednesday morning by Sony when the studio disclosed it had undated “The... Read more »
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