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  • Blockbuster Games to Battle Big-Budget Movies for Fans' Dollars

    If marketers didn't have enough to worry about as they start to position movies against sequels in the "Star Wars," "The Avengers" and "Jurassic Park" franchises, the videogame industry has some serious competition of its own coming out in 2015. The next...
  • Who's In and Who's Out in the Digital Gold Rush

    The frenzy of dealmaking between traditional media congloms and digital upstarts is continuing into summer. In the latest moves, Time Warner is in talks to acquire 50% of hipster media outfit Vice Media for $1 billion, while Viacom bought a stake in...
  • TV Stars Shine Behind the Camera

    For an actor who's spent years in front of the camera, John Slattery says, there's a temptation to slide into the director's chair. "The idea slowly starts to form," he says. "'What would I do if given the chance? What would I do if I was shooting this?'...
  • O.J. Simpson Trial Ruling to Let TV Cameras in Court Created 20-Year Mess

    With a mug like this, "Good Morning America" doesn't come knocking every day. But they did 20 years ago, seeking an interview to indignantly take issue with a column I wrote arguing that the O.J. Simpson murder trial shouldn't allow cameras in the...
  • BTJA Critics' Choice Awards Frontrunners Explore Social Issues

    When Ryan Murphy began developing HBO's "The Normal Heart," he didn't go about it with his usual eye for unabashedly entertaining commercial fare with a social theme (or two) layered into the plot. Murphy, best known for creating Fox's "Glee" and FX's...
  • Series Thrive With a Single Director Instead of a Group

    The story of how "How I Met Your Mother's" Carter Bays and Craig Thomas met Pamela Fryman reads a little like the romantic comedy they were setting out to create. When the writers of CBS' newly commissioned multi-cam sitcom started looking for a...
  • Venezuela Feeds Audience's Needs With Aggressive Film Funding

    Despite the political and financial turmoil in Venezuela, local filmmakers are still churning out films -- and audiences are finding a way to see them. Private financing has accounted for some of the health of the biz, as have screen quotas, but the key...
  • Networks Make Some Quirky Choices on Emmy Ballot

    Some Emmy idiosyncrasies were already known -- like HBO's power-move to list "True Detective" as a drama instead of a miniseries, thus sending Showtime's "Shameless" scurrying to comedy. But the release of the official ballot has added a few more chess...
  • Harrison Ford Recovering After Broken Leg Surgery From 'Star Wars' Injury

    Harrison Ford has undergone successful surgery on his leg, injured June 11 on the "Star Wars" set. Ford's publicist Ina Treciokas released a statement Thursday disclosing that the 71-year-old actor had broken his leg after sustaining a bad ankle injury...
  • 'Star Wars': Rian Johnson to Write, Direct Episode VIII

    While production just began on "Star Wars: Episode VII," Disney and Lucasfilm are already focusing on Episode VIII. Sources tell Variety that "Looper" director Rian Johnson is in talks to write and direct the next film in the popular series. Johnson is...
  • Home Video Sales Fall in Q1 Despite Digital Movie Growth Spurt

    The home entertainment industry has good news and bad news to share with the latest quarterly release of consumer spending totals from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The good news: The first quarter of 2014 was marked by strong growth in digital...