Category Archives: Industry News
Launch Pad alum Matthew Tente, whose spec Burn Run is heating up the town this week, marks the first official signing for Chris Bender’s newly formed Good Fear.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Big changes at Vice Media, a few shake-ups at Starz, a new SVP of Unscripted Series at TBS and TNT, and more!
With a X-Men: Apocalypse on the horizon and the follow up to the Disney’s live action Alice in Wonderland on its heels, how will things shake out this holiday weekend?
The Barreto family, known as “Brazil’s first family of cinema”, has closed a deal for the worldwide representation rights of their cinematic slate with Cisneros Media Distribution.
The Angry Birds Movie swooped into theaters this weekend, surprising everyone by overtaking Captain America: Civil War for the #1 spot.
On Sunday, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s jury for the 69th Cannes Film Festival handed out awards to the best of the fest on the Croisette.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Soo Koo is headed from Disney to Warner Bros., Peter Eskelsen is leaving Imagine TV, Malcolm Gray is joining the Russo Brothers, and more!
Predicting this weekend is like splitting hairs. Captain America: Civil War will have a sizable third weekend to be sure, but newcomers The Angry Birds Movie and Neighbors 2 will duke it out for a chance at 1st place.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman has been acquired by Amazon Studios who will partner with Cohen Media Group for domestic distribution. The film joins a streak of indie film pick ups for the studio at Cannes.
After 18 years together, Benderspink manager-producers Chris Bender and J.C. Spink have ended their professional relationship, in what is said to be an amicable split.
Celluloid Dreams has secured deals for Bone Tomahawk, starring Kurt Russell, and the documentary The Eagle Huntress, executive produced and narrated by Daisy Ridley.
Captain America: Civil War fell harder than expected, a nearly 60% decline thanks to The Jungle Book barely dropping at all, and Money Monster over-performing. The latest Marvel flick pulled in $72.6 million in its second weekend out, bringing its domestic total to $295.966 million and worldwide to $942,892 million.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. There’s been a changing of the guard at Comedy Central, while Sony has a new CFO. That and more in this week’s shuffle!
Captain America: Civil War will easily take the top spot in its second weekend, facing no real competition from newcomers Money Monster or The Darkness.
Though Captain America: Civil War’s opening wasn’t quite as fanciful as we’d imagined, $179 million is now the record to beat for 2016. Even if it didn’t clear $200 million, it’s a great start, taking into account it’s $84 million higher than the last Captain America flick’s opening.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Amblin Partners has a new Head of Communications, Sharon Bordas is the latest VP at Lifetime, OWN loses co-president Sheri Salata, nad more!
If you’ve somehow avoided seeing Captain America: Civil War advertised literally everywhere—from pizza boxes to Audi commercials—then FYI: lines might be long at your local theater this weekend.
As expected, Disney’s The Jungle Book took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, pulling in over $43 million with just a 29% drop from the week before. That’s a roaring first three weeks for the live-action spectacular, which officially passed the $250 million domestic mark on Sunday as it surpassed the studio’s estimates.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Tony Shaw heads from Captivate to Escape Artists, Alexandra Cocean joins Voltage, and Relativity emerges from bankruptcy with Adam Fields.
The Jungle Book is poised to overtake the domestic cumulative of every Disney remake but Alice In Wonderland by Sunday night, leaving it around $250 million on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Key & Peele’s cat-centered comedy Keanu will claw its way into second.
The Jungle Book reigned with a relatively small 40% dip in its second weekend, tripling newcomer The Huntsman: Winter’s War’s take, which had an icy reception at the box office.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. 51 Minds Entertainment makes a lot of moves, Vice Media replaces their Chief Revenue Officer, STX Entertainment finds its new COO, and more!
After a stunning first weekend that earned it the second place spot for record April openings, The Jungle Book has earned itself the title of fifth biggest movie in 2016 after only 5 days. And while the original Huntsman opened at $56 million, Winter’s War is looking at a far lower number, likely shy of $30 million in 2nd place.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is making some changes to its annual awards show. The new rules will apply to the 74th Golden Globes which have been set for January 8, 2017.
Exceeding everyone’s expectations, The Jungle Book went above and beyond, firmly claiming the second place spot of all Disney live action remakes. Though still falling a bit shy of Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million opening, Jungle’s $103 million take proves it has the four-quadrant appeal Disney was counting on.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Angela Silak moves up at Nickelodeon, Variety’s Brian Lowery heads to CNN, Gabrielle Carteris is officially elected president of SAG-AFTRA, and more!
With glowing reviews and an early $32 million in foreign sales last weekend, The Jungle Book is set to revive a box office that flagged in the quick drop-off of Batman v Superman. The number to beat is $67.9 million—that’s what the live action Cinderella remake made its first weekend last March.
HarperCollins won a multi-house auction to serve as the publisher of Michael Mann Books, the publishing imprint founded by the Oscar-nominated writer, director and producer earlier this year.