Film School Rejects Buys One.Perfect.Shot. (EXCLUSIVE)

Film School Rejects has purchased One.Perfect.Shot., Variety has learned. The two popular film fan sites will merge with the migration expected to begin on Thursday. The sale price is not known, but it was an all cash deal. As part of the pact, One.Perfect.Shot. founder Geoff Todd will join Film School Rejects as an editor-at-large…. Read more »

Watch The PBS Documentary Hamilton’s America

Lin-Manuel MirandaY’all heard about this play Hamilton? Apparently it’s quite popular — so big that PBS made a movie about it. In all seriousness, the 90-minute documentary is a rare chance to see professional performance footage of the original cast in action together on stage. So if you’re intrigued about the musical that dominated the Tonys … More »

Spin Promotes Amazon’s ‘Good Girls Revolt’ With One-Time Revival of Print Mag (EXCLUSIVE)

Spin’s print magazine is back from the dead — for one issue only. The digital music mag, which ceased print publication in 2012, this week is releasing a singular print edition sponsored by Amazon to promote original drama series “Good Girls Revolt” set in the late ’60s. The special issue of Spin, titled “Peace, Love and… Read more »

Freeform Buys ‘Bad Dates’ Relationship Comedy From ‘Veep’s Timothy Simons

Freeform has put in development Bad Dates comedy from Veep’s Timothy Simons, Black List scribes Derek Elliott and Jack Donaldson, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Co-written by Elliott and Donaldson, Bad Dates will feature regular everyday people’s worst and most awkward dating experiences, reenacted. Simons will not act in the show, but will serve as producer. Brillstein’s Ben Curtis will executive produce.
Simons is known for his role as Congressman Jonah Ryan on…


Looking for Employees? Do What Goldman Sachs Does: Use Spotify

Looking for employees? Forget LinkedIn. Why not try Spotify? Goldmach Sachs Group is using Spotify to recruit millennials, according to reports. They’ve recently started running job advertisements on Spotify free. They’re apparently reaching out to Millenials, or young potential employees. The advertisements come in both audio messages and banner ads. The audio says, “It’s a […]

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‘Crosscurrent’: First Trailer For Chinese Film That Won Silver Bear For Cinematography

EXCLUSIVE: Crosscurrent, which garnered the Silver Bear for Artistic Achievement for cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing this year at the Berlin Film Festival and has gotten rave reviews both here and abroad, is getting a North American release by Cheng Cheng Films starting next weekend. The film is opening in New York this coming Friday, Oct. 28 before rolling out to more locations. Ping-Bing’s credits also include Assassin and In the Mood for Love. The film was written…


AT&T, Time Warner CEOs Begin Sales Pitch for $85.4 Billion Merger

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes hit the ground running Monday morning to sell Wall Street, consumers and media watchdogs on the merits of the $85.4 billion merger unveiled less than 48 hours ago. Stephenson and Bewkes made joint appearances on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and CNN’s “New Day” before hosting a… Read more »

Chris McCarthy Adds MTV Oversight With Promotion To President Of MTV, VH1 & Logo

Chris McCarthy’s rise at Viacom continues. Less than five months after he was elevated to president of VH1 and Logo TV, he has added flagship MTV to his portfolio. As President of MTV, VH1 and Logo, he will continue to report to Doug Herzog, President of the Viacom Music & Entertainment Group.
It was Herzog’s move to give McCarthy oversight of MTV, with MTV president Sean Atkins reporting to him, that led to Atkins’ decision to step down. (He will remain as a consultant…