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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

23 September 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The yappy, snappy sequel to Disney's barking mad hit catches up with diminutive Californian canines Chloe (voiced by Odette Yustman, taking over from Drew Barrymore) and Papi (George Lopez) on their wedding day. Their home is soon filled with the patter of tiny paws, but when their owner falls behind on the mortgage payments, everyone must pitch in to keep the roof over their heads. Cheerful talking-animal fun for nippers of all breeds. »

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FX "Probably" Won't Continue 10/90 Show Strategy, CEO Says

17 September 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

FX Networks and Productions CEO John Landgraf told an investor conference Wednesday that "we have really now achieved a scale that allows us to truly compete with Netflix and HBO," predicting further ratings and financial upside for his group that is part of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills, he also said the company will likely stop acquiring shows under so-called 10/90 deals, such as Anger Management with Charlie Sheen, George Lopez's Saint George and Partners with Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence. The

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- Georg Szalai

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True Blood: The Complete Series & Season 7 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

8 September 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After seven seasons, the battles between vampires and humans in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps came to an end with the series finale of True Blood. For many fans of the show, it’s been difficult to say goodbye, but a return to the vampiric community is possible with HBO’s upcoming release of True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to Blu-ray and DVD.

HBO will release both True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to home media on November 11th. The Complete Series Blu-ray box set can be purchased for $299.99, complete with 33 discs and all previously released bonus features from past seasons, including 40 audio commentaries.

The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray will include behind-the-scenes bonus features of the bittersweet last days during the show’s 10-episode final season. We have the official press »

- Derek Anderson

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Eugenio Derbez Developing ‘The Valet’ Remake Under New Pantelion Deal

5 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mexican star Eugenio Derbez is developing a remake of the French film “The Valet” as the first project under his new first-look deal with Pantelion Films.

The exclusive deal with Derbez underscores the high stakes of reaching the coveted Hispanic moviegoing audience — a fast-growing demographic at the box office.

Derbez starred in and directed Pantelion’s hit “Instructions Not Included,” the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. at $44 million. The film grossed another $55 million outside the U.S.

“Pantelion and Televisa can reach my core fan base better than anyone and, with the distribution expertise and brand recognition of Lionsgate, I know we can build on the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions,'” Derbez said.

Derbez also starred in 2007’s “Under the Same Moon,” which took in about half of its $23 million worldwide in the U.S.

The Valet,” written and directed by Francis Veber, »

- Dave McNary

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Eugenio Derbez Signs Exclusvie First-Look Deal With Pantelion Films

5 September 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Mexican actor, director, writer and producer Eugenio Derbez, the star of Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S., has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Pantelion Films, the collaboration between next generation global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) and Mexican media corporation Grupo Televisa, the parties announced today. Derbez, through his newly-launched 3Pas ('tripas") Studios production company, a partnership with former Pantelion President of Production Benjamin Odell, will focus on Spanish and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the Us.

Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger said:

"We are thrilled to take our longstanding relationship with Eugenio to the next level.  He is a true auteur in every sense of the word, and he has an amazing ability to tap into the shared passions of Latino and American audiences. Teaming up with such an enormous talent cements »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘Instructions Not Included’s Eugenio Derbez Inks New Deal With Pantelion Films

5 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Eugenio Derbez, writer, director and star of hit Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included, has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Lionsgate/Grupo Televisa’s Pantelion Films, staying in business with the label that released his record-setting Spanish-language pic last year. The pact was made via Derbez’s newly launched 3PasStudios, a partnership with former Pantelion president of production Benjamin Odell. 3Pas will focus on Spanish- and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the U.S.

Instructions Not Included became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. when it opened last year. Pantelion also is behind biopic Cantinflas which has pulled in $3.6M since it opened last weekend in 382 theaters.

Derbez’s  credits include Under The Same Moon, also among the highest-grossing Spanish language films released in the U.S. He and Odell first worked together on Sangre de Mi Sangre in 2006, starring Derbez, which »

- The Deadline Team

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FX’s Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Comedy ‘Partners’ Opens to Ok Ratings

5 August 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX’s Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence comedy “Partners” got off to a pretty modest start on Monday, averaging a little over 1 million viewers for its two episodes.

The half-hour, starring the comedy vets as mismatched Chicago lawyers, is produced under Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television’s 10/90 model that bore comedies like “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Anger Management.” If the show meets certain ratings benchmarks after its initial 10 episodes, as those did, it will get the go-ahead for 90 more.

FX has stated that its analysis of ratings data doesn’t begin until L+3s come in (DVR playback within three days of a telecast), but according to same-night estimates by Nielsen, “Partners” averaged a 0.35 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.12 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock half-hour. It then dipped at 10:30 to a 0.30 and 1.01 million. This puts it a bit behind the March premiere of George Lopez 10/90 series “Saint George, »

- Rick Kissell

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Saint George: Season One Ratings

12 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

FX made a deal with the studio of Saint George that, if the first season drew high enough ratings, the sitcom would be renewed for a second season of 90 episodes (similar to the Anger Management deal). Will it be renewed or be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

On Saint George, a recently divorced successful entrepreneur (George Lopez) struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother. The cast includes Lopez, Jenn Lyon, Olga Merediz, Kaden Gibson, David Zayas, Danny Trejo, Diana-Maria Riva, Joey Pollari, and Tobit Raphael.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

7/12 update: FX has cancelled this »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Saint George: George Lopez Sitcom Cancelled; No Season Two

12 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Following a 10 episode run with low ratings, FX has reportedly decided to cancel Saint George. There won't be a second season of the sitcom.

On Saint George, a recently divorced successful entrepreneur (George Lopez) struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother. The cast also includes Jenn Lyon, Olga Merediz, Kaden Gibson, David Zayas, Danny Trejo, Diana-Maria Riva, Joey Pollari, and Tobit Raphael.

FX made a deal with Debmar-Mercury (part of Lionsgate) that if the first season hit a certain ratings threshold, the cable channel would be obligated to order a second season of 90 episodes (similar to the Anger Management deal).

The sitcom debuted in March to 1.21 million viewers but the ratings quickly fell in subsequent episodes. The season (now series) finale drew just 651,000 »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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George Lopez Movie ‘Spare Parts’ Sets Release Date for Jan. 16

19 June 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aiming for the growing Hispanic market, Lionsgate and Pantelion have set a Jan. 16 release date in the U.S. for George Lopez’ inspirational drama “Spare Parts.”

Pantelion is a film venture between Lionsgate and Televisa. Its “Instructions Not Included” was a solid success with $44 million in domestic grosses last year — eclipsing “Pan’s Labyrinth” as the top Spanish-language grosser in the U.S.

The project, formerly called “La Vida Robot,” is directed by Sean McNamara. Lopez is producing through his Travieso Productions with David Alpert through Circle of Confusion along with Rick Jacobs, Leslie Kolins Smith and Ben Odell.

The film is based on a true story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who team up to build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition. Marisa Tomei portrays a teacher whose belief in the rag tag team helps lead them to success and Lopez plays the teacher supervising the students. »

- Dave McNary

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Lionsgate's 'Spare Parts' Gets January 2015 Release Date

19 June 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Hellbent on pleasing the underserved--and burgeoning--Hispanic audience, Lionsgate and Pantelion Film have scheduled upcoming flick "Spare Parts" for release on January 16, 2015. Starring George Lopez, the film is based on the true story of four Hispanic high school students who start a robotics club and, with no experience and little money, work their way up to challenge the country's reigning robotics champ, MIT. Jaime Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, Alexa PenaVega and Carlos Pena star alongside Lopez. Sean McNamara, who has helmed many kids TV and film projects, is directing from a script by newcomer Elissa Matsueda. »

- Jacob Combs

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Uni puts Bourne pic back to 2016

18 June 2014 6:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures announced on Wednesday (18) that it had moved Untitled Next Bourne Chapter from its August 14 2015 slot.

The action film starring Jeremy Renner is now scheduled to open on July 15 2016.

Justin Lin will direct the fifth instalment inspired by the books of Robert Ludlum. Renner reunites with producer Frank Marshall, who is producing alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate Entertainment.

Lin will also produce for his Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Universal has moved the Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton into the August 14 2015 slot.

O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell will portray Ice Cube, Dr Dre and Eazy-e. F Gary Gray directs and Cube and Dre produce with Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-WrightWill Packer serves as executive producer alongside Gray.

Lionsgate and Pantelion Films will release Spare Parts starring George Lopez, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis and Carlos Pena on January 16, 2015.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Watch Trailer For Nick Cannon-Directed High School Comedy 'School Dance'

7 June 2014 8:48 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Who knew that Mr. Mariah Carey - aka Nick Cannon - had directed another feature film? It's a high school comedy titled "School Dance," which judging from the trailer, is exactly the sort of film you would expect Cannon to direct. I mean, seriously, think about it. If Cannon was directing "Selma" then that would be an unexpected surprise, and we would be forced to look at him in a different light altogether (“Wow! Cannon is directing 'Selma'? I didn’t know the brother was so deep”). But "School Dance"? Yeah that sounds about right.The cast is also what you would expect: Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Luenell, Amber Rose, George Lopez, with Bobb’e J. Thompson in the lead, »

- Sergio

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Nick Cannon's 'School Dance' Red Band Trailer

4 June 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The first red band trailer for School Dance has arrived, from writer and director Nick Cannon. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Bobb'e J. Thompson, Luenell, George Lopez, Katt Williams, and Mike Epps, the story follows a high school loser who never made it with the ladies, until he joined the campus' hottest dance crew. In an attempt to impress his dream girl Anastacia, Jason must overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacia's gangsta brother, and pass the crew's initiation. Watch and find out if Jason has what it takes to win the heart of this beautiful young woman, or if he's going to fall on his face trying in what is described as a fresh, sexy, and outrageously funny comedy.

School Dance comes to theaters July 2nd, 2014 and stars Bobb'e J. Thompson, Luenell, Mike Epps, George Lopez, Katt Williams, Dashawn Blanks, Langston Higgins, Julian Goins. The film is directed by Nick Cannon. »

- MovieWeb

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J.J. Jamieson Set As Head Of Production Of Televisa & Lionsgate’s South Shore TV

4 June 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran TV executive and producer and writer J.J. Jamieson has been named head of production for South Shore Television, the U.S. joint venture of Grupo Televisa and Lionsgate. He will report to Televisa USA Chief Creative Officer Michael Garcia and Lionsgate Evp Television Chris Selak, who just re-upped her contract. Jamieson will focus on South Shore’s English-language drama, comedy, limited and alternative series projects and oversee the TV side of all overall talent production deals that include pacts with George Lopez’s Travieso Prods., Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Prods. and Wilmer Valderrama’s Wv Enterprises. South Shore’s first series, a co-production with ABC Family, is drama series Chasing Life (pictured), based on a popular Televisa format, which premieres June 10. Most recently, Jamieson oversaw television for Bob Cooper’s Landscape Entertainment. He also ran the TV departments at Last Straw Prod., the Warner Bros.-based shingle he founded with actor-producer Anthony Lapaglia, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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TBS cancels 'The Pete Holmes Show'

23 May 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Conan O’Brien received three extra years of job security from TBS last week, but Pete Holmes wasn’t so lucky today. The network has canceled his late-night talk show, EW has confirmed.

The Pete Holmes Show, which began its second cycle of episodes in February, will air its final installment in the post-Conan midnight slot on June 19. The half-hour series, which is executive produced by O’Brien and debuted last fall, features an emphasis on sketch comedy and a monologue that traffics in personal anecdotes rather than topical jokes. TBS said in a statement: “We recognize Pete as »

- Dan Snierson

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Anne-Marie Ross to head Pantelion International

13 May 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former Lionsgate evp of international sales Anne-Marie Ross has been hired to lead the newly launched Pantelion International.

The company arrives with George Lopez, Marisa Tomei and Jamie Lee Curtis project La Vida Robot.

The project centres on four undocumented Mexican-us high school students who take on an MIT team in a robotics competition.

Ross will work closely with Pantelion’s development and production teams on home-grown titles and will also sell third-party fare.

She reports to Pantelion CEO Paul Presburger.

“Anne-Marie has been a proven star for Lionsgate’s international theatrical sales operations, and her knowledge of the global marketplace and network of relationships around the world make her perfectly suited to help us build Pantelion’s international business,” said Presburger.

“From original films to co-productions, local language remakes and third-party titles, we see opportunities throughout the global marketplace for Pantelion’s diversified slate of mainstream commercial films with cross-cultural appeal and relatable Hispanic characters »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Anne-Marie Ross to head Pantelion Int'l

13 May 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former Lionsgate evp of international sales Anne-Marie Ross has been hired to lead the newly launched Pantelion International.

The company arrives with George Lopez, Marisa Tomei and Jamie Lee Curtis project La Vida Robot.

The project centres on four undocumented Mexican-us high school students who take on an MIT team in a robotics competition.

Ross will work closely with Pantelion’s development and production teams on home-grown titles and will also sell third-party fare.

She reports to Pantelion CEO Paul Presburger.

“Anne-Marie has been a proven star for Lionsgate’s international theatrical sales operations, and her knowledge of the global marketplace and network of relationships around the world make her perfectly suited to help us build Pantelion’s international business,” said Presburger.

“From original films to co-productions, local language remakes and third-party titles, we see opportunities throughout the global marketplace for Pantelion’s diversified slate of mainstream commercial films with cross-cultural appeal and relatable Hispanic characters »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: Pantelion Launches International Division

13 May 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aiming to expand international operations, Pantelion Films has named Lionsgate sales executive Anne-Marie Ross as president of its new international division.

Ross will report to Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger.

Pantelion — a joint venture between Lionsgate and Televisa — will kick off its international slate at Cannes with George Lopez’ “La Vida Robot,” starring Lopez, Marisa Tomei and Jamie Lee Curtis in the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students competing against MIT in a robotics competition.

“From original films to co-productions, local language remakes and third-party titles, we see opportunities throughout the global marketplace for Pantelion’s diversified slate of mainstream commercial films with cross-cultural appeal and relatable Hispanic characters, themes and settings,” Presburger said.

Ross will oversee international sales of Pantelion’s titles and start a third-party business to represent films for international sales and licensing. She will also work with Pantelion’s development and production »

- Dave McNary

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Celebrities Tweet 'Happy Cinco de Mayo', Festival In Detroit Interrupted By Shooting

4 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

People in the United States and Mexico are celebrating Cinco de Mayo today, the holiday celebrating Mexico’s 1862 defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is a chance for people to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage, and is celebrated with parades and festivals.

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Unfortunately, on Sunday, at the Cinco de Mayo parade in Detroit, a 19-year-old man was shot and killed. The alleged shooter, a 24-year-old, was arrested and the parade was cancelled.

“These types of events are important to maintaining a strong sense of community. It’s disheartening … that it was canceled because of a shooting. This is the first time I can remember in my whole life that violence has happened during the parade. It’s an event so many people look forward to,” said Detroit City Councilwoman and Cinco Parade Grand Marshal Raquel Castaneda-Lopez.

Still, many other Cinco de »

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