Daniel Adams Forms $50 Million Spiderworx Fund, Developing ‘L.A. Minute’

Film director Daniel Adams and Nashville music producer Michael Flanders have teamed up to create Spiderworx Media, a $50 million fund to produce theatrical motion pictures over the next several years. “An L.A. Minute,” co-written by Adams and former National Lampoon and High Times editor-in-chief, Larry “Ratso” Sloman, will be Adams’ first film to under… Read more »

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Met Gala

Here’s everything you wanted to know about the Met Gala, but were afraid someone would judge you for asking. Who is Anna Wintour? Editor-in-chief of Vogue, artistic director for Conde Nast and the inspiration for Meryl Streep’s character in “The Devil Wears Prada.” What is that new documentary produced by Conde Nast Entertainment that’s sort… Read more »

TV Upfronts 2016 Schedule: NBC, ESPN & Fox Consolidate Events; CBS At the Plaza

The upfronts are no longer a week-long dog-and-pony show — over the past decade they have expanded into a three-month dog-and-pony show featuring almost 100 presentations by traditional and new media networks. The broadcast upfront, traditionally the marquee culmination event, had seen few changes amidst an evolving media landscape but there are several coming this year. There is a consolidation trend — NBC’s presentation, which kicks off the week on Monday morning, will…

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‘Jungle Book’ King Again, Reigns On Newcomer Parade: ‘Keanu’, ‘Mother’s Day’ & ‘Ratchet & Clank’ – Monday Final

7th UPDATE, Monday, 1:44 PM: Without holdover The Jungle Book maintaining its dominance in theaters this weekend, the box office would have been in much sorrier shape than the the 53% drop compared to last year. That will all change on Thursday and through the weekend when another Disney movie comes into play: Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War which will set turnstiles spinning. The only question is how high it will go as it is tracking at around $190M going into the…

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Billy Corgan Talks D’arcy Wretzky In Smashing Pumpkins Tour Postmortem Essay

Musicians Billy Corgan, D'arcy Wretzky and James Iha attending 13th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 4, 1996 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)For a band that hasn’t released new music since 2014, the Smashing Pumpkins have had quite the headline-grabbing run lately. The acoustic In Plainsong tour has occasioned a reunion with founding guitarist James Iha, a stage-crasher altercation, covers of Hole and ZZ Top among others, and Billy Corgan’s latestMore »

Lionsgate Partners With Execs At Film Initiative Targeting Global Local Markets

Lionsgate sees a profit opportunity in films targeted to specific international markets, and hopes to tap it with a new partnership: Globalgate Entertainment.
The  initiative teams the studio with executives Paul Presburger, William Pfeiffer and Clifford Werber. They’ve already created a consortium with overseas producers, distributors and co-financing partners including Belga (Benelux), Gaumont (France), Kadokawa (Japan), Lotte (Korea), Nordisk Film (Scandinavia)…

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