David Fincher Working On 1980s Music Video Industry Comedy For HBO STEREOGUM

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Following the announcement that Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s 1970s music industry drama was given the go-ahead at HBO, news has trickled out that David Fincher is also working on a music biz series. The Gone Girl director is currently prepping a half-hour comedy pilot called Living On Video, ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM

Academy’s Music Branch Still Wrestles With Rules Change Variety – Music

Last year’s much-talked-about disqualification of a song nominee prompted rule changes for the 2014 Oscars, but they remain controversial for some of the Academy’s 240-member music branch. “Alone Yet Not Alone,” from a little-seen, faith-based film, was yanked from the 2013 competition when word leaked that its composer, former branch ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Sony Rejected Theaters’ Proposal to Debut ‘The Interview’ in Limited Release Variety – Music

As threats of violence imperiled the Christmas debut of “The Interview,” Canadian exhibitor Cineplex and other U.S. chains urged Sony Pictures earlier this week to consider opening the comedy in roughly 20 theaters before releasing it more broadly. They believed the limited-release strategy could have helped the studio and theater ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Sony Lefsetz Letter

Yes, the hack was a criminal attack. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve been laughing over the revelations, while I’m not crying over the racist comments. The truth is these Hollywood mavens think they’re better than us. And they can’t stop crying about piracy, can’t stop bitching ….Read More Via:: LEFSETZ LETTER