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  • AOL Studios Chief Gabriel Lewis Exits, Nate Hayden Tapped to Run Originals (Exclusive)

    AOL named Nate Hayden VP of originals and branded entertainment, following the departure of AOL Studios head Gabriel Lewis. "Gabe (Lewis) has left to pursue other opportunities," an AOL rep said. Friday is Lewis' last day at AOL. Hayden (pictured above)...
  • Film Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

    If nothing else, Paramount's attempt at a bigscreen "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot should make for a fascinating case study in the power of fan outrage. Following the online uproar over their proposed deviations from the original material, among...
  • 'School of Rock' to become Nickelodeon series

    'School of Rock' to become Nickelodeon series
    Richard Linklater's 2003 film "School of Rock" will become a Nickelodeon series, and he will serve as executive producer. Two Viacom divisions, Nickelodeon and Paramount Television, are teaming for the project, they announced Monday. Production begins...
  • MTV Latin America Launches 'Acapulco Shore' (EXCLUSIVE)

    In keeping with its strategy to increase original programming at the local level, MTV Latin America has kicked off production on "Acapulco Shore," the first Latin American version of MTV's hit reality show "Jersey Shore," which ran 2009-2012. Skein will...
  • New Breed of Online Stars Rewrite the Rules of Fame

    He may be huge on YouTube, but few in Hollywood know who Shane Dawson is. Not yet, anyway. The 26-year-old is best known to 12 million-plus subscribers across three different YouTube channels, but he's about to make a name for himself in film and TV,...
  • BET Hires Facebook Marketing Exec Kay Madati as Chief Digital Officer

    Viacom's BET Networks has tapped Kay Madati, previously head of entertainment and media on Facebook's global marketing solutions team, to be its chief digital officer. Madati reports to BET chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee and will be based in Los Angeles....
  • Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos

    Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos
    San Francisco-based Listen.com launched Rhapsody, the first online music subscription service, late in 2001, long before Netflix had a single customer for its streaming videos. Today, Netflix has more subscribers in the U.S. alone -- 36 million -- than...
  • 'The Maze Runner,' 'The Equalizer' Join TV Ad-Spend Top 5

    In this week's edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, "This Is Where I Leave You" leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $5.1 million for spots that have aired 946 times across 44 networks through September 7. This is...
  • Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service

    Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service
    Electronics giant Sony Corp. now has rights to nearly two dozen Viacom television networks -- including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon -- to include in its upcoming cloud-based TV service. The deal, announced Wednesday, represents a new...
  • Viacom Wraps Purchase of U.K.'s Channel 5, Commissions Joint Projects

    LONDON -- Viacom Intl. Media Networks has wrapped its £450 million ($726 million) acquisition of U.K. free-to-air network Channel 5. Viacom also unveiled the first joint commissions between Channel 5 and Viacom's U.K. pay TV channels. The deal with...
  • Toronto: Wide Sells 'Margarita' to Japan's Aya Pro

    In an early sale on one of its flagship titles at Toronto, Paris-based Wide Management has licensed scribe-helmer Shonali Bose's late-teen romantic drama "Margarita, With a Straw" to Japan's Aya Pro. Deal closed after "Margarita's" Monday world...