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  • Broadcast TV viewers in U.S. to see more dramas next season

    By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Viewers may be laughing a lot less when they turn on their televisions this fall, as the major U.S. broadcasters are loading up their schedules with dramas in an effort to lure some defecting viewers back from cable. For...
  • CANNES: Simon Pegg-Monty Python's 'Absolutely Anything' Scores Strong Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Absolutely Anything," a sci-fi farce combining Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale with members of Monty Python's Flying Circus, has racked up strong sales at Cannes. The film, currently in post-production with Terry Jones directing, has been sold by GFM...
  • Upfronts 2014: Comedy Left Behind as Networks Turn to Drama, Reality

    Desperate times call for desperate scheduling. And in the case of network comedy, that means breaking with longstanding traditions in seeking to invigorate a signature TV genre that is struggling mightily to find its place in the DVR age. The upcoming...
  • Film, TV productions flocking to Massachusetts; tax credit is big draw

     Film, TV productions flocking to Massachusetts; tax credit is big draw
    Desi Van Til describes her film "Tumbledown" as a love letter to her home state of Maine. Van Til wrote the indie movie that stars Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall and is based on her life growing up in Farmington. She envisioned filming at some of the...
  • Phil Alden Robinson finally finds his dream script

    Phil Alden Robinson finally finds his dream script
    It's been 25 years since the treasured baseball fantasy "Field of Dreams" premiered and the phrase, "If you build it, he will come" became part of the pop cultural lexicon. The Kevin Costner blockbuster put writer-director Phil Alden Robinson on the...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies; subject of controversial film

    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies; subject of controversial film
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76. Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer,...
  • Bob Hoskins dies: Five of his memorable movie roles

    British character actor Bob Hoskins, who has died at age 71, made a career playing tough guys, gangsters and blue-collar blokes with a unique combination of menace and charm. Here are five of his most memorable performances on the big screen. "The...
  • CBS Renews 'Mentalist,' Cancels 'Crazy Ones,' 'Hostages,' 'Intelligence' & 2 More

    CBS has given a seventh-season renewal to drama "The Mentalist" while dropping the ax on five first-year shows: "The Crazy Ones," "Hostages," "Intelligence," "Friends with Better Lives" and "Bad Teacher." "Mentalist" (pictured) renewal went down to the...
  • Expect a shout fest from 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn'

     Expect a shout fest from 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn'
    Robin Williams is given 90 minutes to live in "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn." The movie doesn't even need five minutes to signal that it's already a goner. Williams, perhaps a little too excited to have another starring role in film, plays put-upon...
  • Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups

    Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups
    Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity. Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...
  • Robin Williams is in a selling state of mind

    Robin Williams is in a selling state of mind
    Comic actor Robin Williams, who stars on the sitcom "The Crazy Ones," is taking some trims in his real estate portfolio. First he sold a house in the Hollywood Hills for $869,000, and now he has listed a Napa Valley-area estate at $29.9 million. The...