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  • Dylan Minnette to Co-Star With Jack Black in 'Goosebumps'

    Dylan Minnette has landed the co-lead opposite Jack Black in Sony's adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic book series "Goosebumps." Odeya Rush also stars in the family project with Rob Letterman directing. Story is loosely based on the series and follows...
  • Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho lands 'Girls' writing gig

    Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho lands 'Girls' writing gig
    Years ago, when I first interviewed Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho, she told me about visiting her senora here in town whenever she was in need of counsel. It took me a few minutes before I realized she was talking about a specific type of Latina...
  • Dish Sets Stage for DirecTV Merger with Transfer of Satellites: Analyst

    Dish Network said it is transferring five satellites to EchoStar -- a move that paves the way for a merger with DirecTV, according to Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet. The prospect of a DirecTV-Dish merger has kicked around for years, but Comcast's...
  • Time Warner Cable CEO: Comcast Deal Is a 'Dream Combination'

    Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, a lame duck with Comcast's pending $42 billion takeover of the No. 2 cable operator, called the proposed merger a "dream combination" that will accelerate innovation and efficiency of the combined company. Marcus, who...
  • Dish to Raise Rates in 2014, Keeps Blaming Programmers for Hikes

    Dish Network in February will increase prices on core programming packages for most customers by $5 per month -- among other fee hikes -- and as usual, the satcaster is putting the blame for the bigger bills on broadcast and cable TV nets. Dish said...
  • 'Girls' Producer Murray Miller Inks Two-Year Overall with HBO

    HBO is strengthening its relationship with Murray Miller, signing a two-year overall with the UTA-repped "Girls" producer. Miller, who has served as co-exec producer on HBO's "Girls," has been promoted to exec producer on the Lena Dunham-starrer as a...
  • DirecTV accuses Dish Network retailer of illegal sales ploys

    Apparently when it comes to selling satellite TV, anything goes. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento, satellite broadcaster DirecTV accuses Dish One, a retailer majority-owned by rival Dish Network, of using all sorts of duplicitous and...
  • Beware of 'Smaug.' 'SNL' makes push to hire black women.

    Beware of 'Smaug.' 'SNL' makes push to hire black women.
    After the coffee. Before pretending to do important things today. The Skinny: Caught a classic episode of "The Sopranos" last night. I think everyone anointing "Breaking Bad" the greatest drama ever needs to revisit Season 1 "The Sopranos." Friday's...
  • Laura Dern tells all about 'Enlightened'

    Laura Dern tells all about 'Enlightened'
    The HBO series "Enlightened" is impossible to imagine without Laura Dern's portrayal of Amy Jellicoe, the unlikely agent of corporate change who sets the whole story in motion with an unforgettable mascara-streaked meltdown on the job. Dern did more...
  • Directors on Their Teams: Nicole Holofcener on 'Enough Said'

    In her fifth film, Fox Searchlight's "Enough Said," Nicole Holofcener wrote and directed a tale of middle-age romance, which is full of charm but has plenty of heartbreak as well. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini as two people who...
  • Dish's Ergen Sees Operator Mergers in Face of TV Programming 'Monopolies'

    Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said large media companies are "essentially monopolies" whose market power is pushing pay TV providers toward consolidation -- and added that a merger with DirecTV "makes a lot of sense strategically." "You have a...
  • Will DirecTV keep its Sunday Ticket football package or punt?

    For almost two decades, DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games has been a superstar performer for the satellite broadcaster. But like any team with an aging and expensive player, DirecTV now has to decide whether to keep...