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Mark Burnett

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  • Lindsay Lohan's latest 'last chance' -- can it save her?

    "I GUESS darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis for Greek mythology," says actor Brendan Fraser. WELL, AS ... a lot of you ... some of you ... a few of us -- watched the...
  • Hallmark Movie Channel To Emphasize Mystery Dramas And Tweak Name

    Hallmark Movie Channel, known for the family-fare films that have long been associated with the greeting-card empire's forays into media, intends to add a little tension to the mix by emphasizing mystery dramas starting in the fourth quarter of this year....
  • A Letter to Mark Burnett: Faith-Based Films Vs. Culture Wars

    Memo to: Mark Burnett Apparently you are not content just to be television's most prolific producer, Mark, so you have now committed yourself to a new career as a film producer -- one with a specific mission. You want Hollywood to give God a comeback....
  • Life and Death On the Set

    Not since the tragic deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during the making of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" 32 years ago has the world's production community been so shaken and outraged by an on-set fatality as the one two weeks ago that claimed...
  • Upfronts 2014 Preview: Upstarts Giving TV Networks a Run for Advertisers' Money

    During this year's upfront market, TV networks more than ever will have to compete outside the box. For decades, the main rivals in the annual springtime haggle over commercial inventory in TV's new fall season have been, well, other TV nets. In an...
  • First Machinima, Now Maker: Why Studios Suddenly Got Hot for MCNs

    All eyes are on the Los Angeles-based corner of the online video world known as multichannel networks (MCNs) right now as result of two major developments just this past week: reports of Disney in preliminary talks to acquire Maker Studios for $500...
  • Despite Auds' Dedication to Hand-Drawn Animation, CG Is Slowly Making Inroads in Japan

    The Japanese market loves homegrown hand-drawn animation: In 2013, six of the 10 top-earning domestic films were toons, with Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," at $120 million, topping the list. And while the local biz has maintained its traditional...
  • Faith-Based 'The Ether - Vero Rising' Set as Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Hollywood veteran Larry A. Thompson is developing a movie version of recently published faith-based novel "The Ether -- Vero Rising." Thompson is looking to go into production before the end of the year on "The Ether" as a possible franchise starter. He'...
  • John de Mol's Talpa Set Ups Joint Ventures in U.K., Italy, Nordic Region

    LONDON -- John de Mol's Talpa Holding has inked joint-venture pacts with Warner Bros.' Shed Media Group in the U.K., Italy's Toro, and Nordisk and Banijay Finland in the Nordic region. Talpa's agreement with Shed Media will see the company become the...
  • Prolific Mexican Producer Alex Garcia Is Just Getting Started

    Mexican producer Alex Garcia's AG Studios is ready to break ground later this year on a facility in New Orleans, where it plans to shoot three English-language movies back-to-back-to-back. But that's just one of several ambitious projects from the 47-...
  • ABC's 'Rising Star': Network TV's Next Big Thing?

    In terms of hot formats, arguably no unscripted show is having a bigger moment than "Rising Star." After a major launch in Israel last year, "Rising Star" was acquired by several foreign territories before ABC got in on the action, landing the format...
  • Two Winners at PGA - 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave'

    "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" have wound up in a dead heat as both won the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film -- the first tie in the PGA's 25-year history for the trophy. Ben Affleck announced the awards Sunday...