Investor Advisory Firms Support Tribune Publishing’s Rejection Of Gannett Bid

Here’s the latest blow to Gannett’s $864 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing: Two of the leading investor advisory firms — Glass, Lewis & Co., and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) — urge Tribune investors to reject a protest effort that the owner of USA Today has proposed for next week’s annual meeting.
Tribune has rejected the buyout offers. And Gannett wants stock owners to withhold their votes for Tribune’s board at the June 2 meeting. That would have no…

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Variety Nominated for 27 Los Angeles Press Club Awards

Variety has been nominated for 27 Southern California Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club, including one for Variety’s special Marriage Equality issue, one for senior film writer James Rainey for Entertainment Journalist of the Year, and 12 for Variety’s design team, including two for Magazine Design. In addition to his bid for… Read more »

Starz Moves ‘Power,’ ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ to Sundays This Summer

Premium cabler Starz, which has aired most of its scripted originals on Saturday, is making a move to Sunday nights this summer. The network announced Wednesday that its most popular show, “Power,” will air alongside comedy “Survivor’s Remorse” on Sundays when they kick off their third seasons starting in July. “Power” bows July 17 at… Read more »

AICN COMICS Reviews: DC REBIRTH! CIVIL WAR II! THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA! GRIMM TALES OF TE

AICN COMICS Reviews: DC REBIRTH! CIVIL WAR II! THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA! GRIMM TALES OF TERROR! MAE! & More!

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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ‘You Me Her’ Roars Into TV’s New Sexual Frontier

AT&T’s new Audience Network is trying to make its mark on the Emmy  race this season with a couple of new series including the provocative comedy, You Me Her  which was part of their showcase at Deadline’s first-ever Contenders Emmys all day event at the DGA theatre last month where awards hopefuls got to strut their stuff in front of a packed audience of TV Academy and key guild members.  Joining me for a conversation about You Me Her was its creator/writer John Scott She…

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Starz Moving ‘Power’ & ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ To Sundays

Starz is moving its original drama series Power and comedy series Survivor’s Remorse to Sundays beginning with the series’ Season 3 premieres, from their previous Saturday night perch.
The new schedule kicks off with Power‘s third season premiere episode with a triple play beginning at 9 PM on July 17. Survivor’s Remorse follows a week later, on July 24, at 10 PM, with the first two episodes of Season 3 airing back-to-back with “The Night of the Crash” followed by “The…

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‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Eyes Offshore Top Hat – Intl B.O. Preview

There are a number of moving parts to the international box office this weekend with two new entries, and the second frame of last week’s champ, X-Men: Apocalypse. The latest from Disney, Alice Through The Looking Glass, hits more than 50 territories offshore, including China on Friday, while Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft boots up in 25 with France, Germany and Russia in the mix. XMA expands to Korea.
Alice Through The Looking Glass is going day-and-date across most…

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Beth Howland Dies: ‘Alice’ Regular Was 74

Beth Howland, who earned four Golden Globe nominations for her regular supporting role on the long-running CBS sitcom Alice, has died. She was 74. Her husband, Murphy Brown actor Charles Kimbrough, told the Associated Press that Howland died December 31 of lung cancer in Santa Monica.
She began her career at 16 on Broadway in the original 1960 production of Bye Bye Birdie starring Dick Van Dyke. Howland appeared in four other Main Stem shows during the next decade then…

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Greenwich Film Festival Adds Comedy Panel & More Events

The Greenwich Film Festival unveiled its lineup of events that includes LOL: The Big Business Of Comedy, a panel discussion June 11 to be moderated by Deadline co-Editor-in-Chief Mike Fleming Jr. Panelists include New Line production president Richard Brener, producer Chris Bender, manager-producer Peter Principato, Red Hour principal Stuart Cornfeld and Will Arnett. Also on the docket is a Children’s Acting Workshop panel and a Spotlight On conversation with fest honoree…

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