Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Join Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’

LONDON — “The Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, who plays “Queen Elizabeth II” in Netflix series “The Crown,” have joined director Andy Serkis’ true love story “Breathe.” The screenplay is written by William Nicholson, who was Oscar nominated for “Gladiator” and “Shadowlands.” The film is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”)… Read more »

21st Century Fox Taps Glover Park Group’s Chip Smith to Head Public Affairs

21st Century Fox has tapped Washington veteran and Glover Park Group CEO Chip Smith to serve as its head of public affairs. Smith replaces Michael Regan, who stepped down last week after 15 years as Fox’s top lobbyist. As exec VP of public affairs, Smith will oversee worldwide legislative, regulatory and strategic policy matters for the… Read more »

Univision Swings to Q1 Profit After Earnings Rise on Advertising Growth

Univision Communications reported first quarter earnings that were powered by advertising gains at its networks and local stations. The Spanish-language media giant on Thursday reported a 5.7% revenue gain to $660.4 million and net income of $65.7 million, compared to a loss in the year-ago quarter of $138.7 million. Univision said it saw strong advertising… Read more »

Discovery Q1 Results In-Line With Expectations Helped By U.S. Ad Sales

There doesn’t appear to be a second shock in Discovery Communications’ Q1 earnings this morning, after it made its surprising announcement last night about a major belt-tightening effort.
At first glance, the numbers appear to be roughly what Wall Street expected. Net income at $263 million was up 5.2% vs last year’s Q1 on revenues fo $1.56 billion, up 1.6%. The top line matched analysts’ forecasts. Earnings at 42 cents a share beat predictions for 40 cents.
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Discovery Q1 Profit Rises 5% On U.S. Cable Performance

Discovery Communications said first quarter profit rose 5.2% owing to performance at the company’s U.S. cable networks, which saw revenue increases in both advertising and distribution fees The company said net income in the period came to $263 million, or 42 cents per share,. compared with $250 million, or 37 cents per share, in the year-earlier period…. Read more »

Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Board Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’- Cannes

EXCLUSIVEAndrew Garfield and Claire Foy are in talks to board Andy Serkis directorial effort Breathe. The inspirational true story follows Robin (Garfield), handsome, brilliant and adventurous man with whole life is ahead of him before he is cruelly paralysed by polio. Foy will star as Robin’s wife Diana, whose devotion and determination transcend his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, travelling the world and transforming the lives of…

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