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Produced By Conference: Where Christopher Nolan Meets Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook

7 June 2012 4:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This article first appeared in the June 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. There will be plenty of the expected big names taking part: Director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas will talk about The Dark Knight Rises, and producer Nina Jacobson will discuss the success of The Hunger Games. Story: Brian Grazer, Shonda Rhimes, Christopher Nolan Among Speakers at Produced By Conference But this year's fourth annual Produced By conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America, also is making room for speakers from new media platforms such as YouTube, Amazon and Facebook that often draw viewers away

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- Alex Ben Block

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Forecast: 'Prometheus,' 'Madagascar 3' Go Head-to-Head This Weekend

7 June 2012 4:56 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Midnight Update: Prometheus earned a very impressive $3.56 million from midnight showings at 1,368 theaters. That's seven times as high as Super 8's $500,000 on the same weekend last year, and also higher than Inception's $3 million midnight start in Summer 2010. It's also more than twice the recent midnight debuts of Mib 3 ($1.55 million) and Snow White and the Huntsman ($1.38 million). Both of those movies wound up with over $50 million for the weekend, and there's now a very good chance Prometheus ends up with at least that much.Forecast: So far this Summer, it's always been pretty clear which movie would wind up taking the top spot at the box office each weekend. That's definitely not the case this weekend, though, as highly-anticipated sci-fi flick Prometheus squares off against the third installment in DreamWorks' Madagascar series. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is reaching 4,258 locations, which is the 11th-widest release ever (second-widest for an »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'The Fast and the Furious' Meets Isaac Newton at BiteSize Entertainment

7 June 2012 4:55 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rob Cohen, director of "The Fast and the Furious" and "XXX," is working with Academy Award-winning producer Gene Kirkwood ("Rocky") to develop a new action franchise based on the life of famed physicist Isaac Newton for BiteSize Entertainment. Cohen will write the screenplay and guide the design of a graphic novel based on a lesser-known part of Newton's life – his time as chief detective and head of the British Mint. "Working with someone of Rob's creative reach gives us the opportunity to go beyond the traditional concept of a movie franchise »


- Lucas Shaw

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'House' Creator David Shore Inks Deal With Sony TV

7 June 2012 4:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After closing the books on Fox's House, creator David Shore is starting a new chapter with a new overall deal. The veteran showrunner has inked a new three-year overall deal -- said to be in the eight-figure range -- with Sony TV after spending eight years at Universal Television, the studio behind House, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Story: 'House' Cast, Crew on the Final Day of Filming With his new deal, Shore is expected to develop new projects under his banner Shore Z Productions and work with other writer-producers to create potential shows. Shore began his television career

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- Philiana Ng

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TV Power Rankings: 'Thrones' Up, 'Mad Men' Down

7 June 2012 4:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Welcome to The Power Rankings! for the week ending June 3. This is the second week in a row of The Magnificent Seven, as we keep the standards high and the pretenders at bay. In fact, here's a hint, we might be scaling back again next week. But here's the other thing -- lots of great episodes got rewarded this past week, which means there's plenty of fantastic television for you to watch. Now, let's see who the king is this week. Fyi: The Power Rankings! are where television series are ranked on a weekly basis according to their most recent

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- Tim Goodman

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Kim Kardashian Offers 'Drop Dead Diva' a Tasty Proposition (Video)

7 June 2012 4:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Can Kim Kardashian act? It's hard to say -- it depends on how much reality one thinks her reality shows truly portray. Now, she's got a chance to prove her theatrical chops with some (totally) scripted work. Photos: Summer 2012 TV Shows Kardashian continues a three episode guest run on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva on Sunday at 9 pm Est, playing Nikki, the inventor of the dessert game-changing hybrid, the Pake (or, pie and cake). In this new preview clip, she plies her charms while presenting her sweets to Jane, who isn't quite convinced of the buy-in cost. “We

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- Jordan Zakarin

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Box office preview: 'Prometheus' and 'Madagascar 3' duke it out

7 June 2012 4:35 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Charlize Theron, you’re about to get knocked out of the top spot…by yourself. The Oscar-winning actress, who stars in last weekend’s chart topper Snow White and the Huntsman, has another blockbuster hitting theaters this weekend: the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi epic Prometheus.

Anticipation is high for the film, but it will face stiff competition from fellow newcomer Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which will give families their first viable moviegoing option in a while.

The two films should lead the box office to its strongest results in weeks. Here’s how the Top 5 might shake »


- Grady Smith

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Former Fleetwood Mac Member Bob Welch Commits Suicide

7 June 2012 4:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bob Welch, a onetime guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Fleetwood Mac, was found dead of a an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Nashville home on Thursday, Nashville ABC affiliate Wkrn-tv reports. He was 66. Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told the station that Welch was found by his wife shortly before noon, and that the musician had left a suicide note. According to Aaron, Welch had recently been suffering health woes. Also read: Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62 Welch played with Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against score on concert sales chart this week

7 June 2012 4:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Top 20 Concert Tours 1. (1) Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; $1,996,815; $91.18. 2. (2) Cirque du Soleil - "Michael Jackson: The Immortal"; $1,633,745; $112.81. 3. (4) Radiohead; $1,114,246; $58.33. 4. (New) Red Hot Chili Peppers; $825,373; $58.92.   5. (5) Jason Aldean; $643,521; $43.30. 6. (6) Lady Antebellum; »


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Rob Cohen Developing Action Movie Based on Sir Isaac Newton

7 June 2012 4:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Get ready for Sir Isaac Newton, action star. Director Rob Cohen has partnered with producer Gene Kirkwood, who executive produced Rocky back in 1976, to develop a franchise based on Newton, the historical figure that is known for his work in the fields of physics and mathematics. Newly launched entertainment banner BiteSize Entertainment, described as a multiplatform studio, is behind the project and made the announcement. Photos: '80s Action Stars: Where Are They Now? Cohen will write a script, which will focus on Newton as the chief detective and head of the British Mint. He also will oversee the design

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- Borys Kit

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'True Blood': 5 Season 5 Teases From the Cast

7 June 2012 3:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It’s been a long wait, but True Blood finally returns for its fifth season on Sunday. When we last saw the residents of Bon Temps, many of them were suffering from serious threats from supernatural forces. Sookie (Anna Paquin) had just killed werewolf Debbie (Brit Morgan), but not before Debbie could shoot (and possibly kill?) Tara (Rutina Wesley). Photos: 'True Blood' Season 5 First Look Photos Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) had just killed off Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck), a member of the Vampire Authority. Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) was in a fight with his best friend Hoyt

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- Rebecca Ford

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Classic TV Batman Merchandise Headed Back to Store Shelves

7 June 2012 3:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kapow! Merchandise based on the classic campy sixties TV Batman is headed to store shelves for the first time in decades. Warner Bros. Consumer Products (Wbcp) announced a new licensing program inspired by the classic '60s television series, with merchandising featuring episode photos, illustrated character art inspired by the series' animated opening sequence, and the vehicles, gadgets and catchphrases that have made the show a cultural phenomenon. This is the first time in decades that the entire range of images has been licensed. The Wbcp license includes rights to the likenesses of the actors including Adam West as Batman, Burt

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- Andy Lewis

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Box Office Report: 'Madagascar 3' Breaks Records in Russia on Eve of U.S. Launch

7 June 2012 3:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

DreamWorks Animation and Paramount's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is breaking records in Russia, where it scored the biggest opening day ever for an animated release with $3.7 million. The 3D threequel, which opens in North America on Friday, began rolling out internationally mid-week, including on Thursday in Russia. Madgascar 3 -- returning Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinckett-Smith and David Schwimmer in the title voice roles -- also is opening this weekend in 28 foreign markets, including China, France, Korea, Brazil and Mexico. The family pic opened to $1.9 million in Korea on Wednesday, a national holiday,

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- Pamela McClintock

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NBC Lands Charlize Theron's 'Hatfields & McCoys' TV Series

7 June 2012 3:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is taking on the Hatfields & McCoys. Less than a week after news broke that Oscar winner Charlize Theron would shop a modern-day series based on the famous feuding families, she has sold the project in an off-network move to NBC, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project hails from ABC Studios, where Theron has an overall deal. Through her Denver and Delilah Productions banner, Theron and producers Dawn Olmstead (Prison Break) and Beau Flynn (Journey to the Center of the Earth) are behind the project, with John Glenn (Eagle Eye) attached as a writer. Theron currently

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- Lesley Goldberg

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E3 2012: Video Editing With Gestural Control Is 'Not Far' Off, Says Xbox Live Exec Marc Whitten

7 June 2012 3:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Microsoft demonstrated how its Kinect allows gamers to learn new moves with Dance Central 3 during this week’s E3 show in Los Angeles—but in the not-so-distant future, we might also see such control for professional editing systems and other filmmaking tools. Microsoft’s motion controller was launched two years ago at E3 and with 19 million sold its acceptance has been “really encouraging,” said Xbox Live corporate vp Marc Whitten. He added that an increasing number of games are enabled by Kinect’s gestural capabilities, as well as voice control. But additional uses are on the way, and Whitten told

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- Carolyn Giardina

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'America's Got Talent' Contestant Timothy Poe: More Evidence of Military Lies?

7 June 2012 3:18 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The evidence that "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe failed to tell the truth about his military service continues to mount. As TMZ reports, a photo of a soldier shown during Poe's audition is not Poe at all, but rather a different soldier altogether. Also read: Howard Stern's "America's Got Talent" Debut: Funny, Charming and Brutally Honest (Video) Staff Sgt. Norman Bone -- the man who's actually pictured in the photo -- contacted the website to set the record straight. And he's not happy about the case of mistaken identity. "First thing that came »


- Tim Kenneally

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Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

7 June 2012 3:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bob Welch, a former Fleetwood Mac guitarist in the 1970s who helped bridge the gap between the band's blues-focused and pop-rock incarnations, died Thursday at his Nashville home of an apparent suicide, according to police. He was 66. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2012 Wkrn-tv, Nashville's ABC affiliate, as well as the Tennessean newspaper are reporting that Welch's wife found the musician with a gunshot wound to the chest at their home in the suburb of Antioch, Tenn. shortly after noon. Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch left a suicide note. He also noted that the musician

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- Marc Schneider, Billboard

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FCC Chairman Proposes Eliminating Viewability Rule

7 June 2012 3:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In what could turn out to be a big win for the cable TV industry, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is proposing to eliminate the viewability rule — a regulation that requires cable TV operators to ensure that all of their customers have access to local must-carry TV signals. Under the chairman's proposal, according to several sources close to the agency, the regulation — which is opposed by the cable TV industry -- would be phased out over six months. After the cut-off date, cable's analog TV subscribers would have to use »

- Doug Halonen

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'Bel Ami' Review: Robert Pattinson's Bloodless Erotic Adventures

7 June 2012 2:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Remember Jon Lovitz's "Tales of Ribaldry" sketches on "Saturday Night Live"? He would slap on a powdered wig, arch his eyebrows and purse his lips while telling absolutely wicked and lascivious tales of saucy milkmaids and naughty footmen. It was a great spoof on how something sexy could become silly and labored, all in the presentation. Which brings us to "Bel Ami," a dishwater-dull rake's progress. It's a throwback to those 1960s movies that hid behind the legitimacy of literary adaptation (this one's based on a Guy de Maupassant novel from »


- Alonso Duralde

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Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch dead in apparent suicide

7 June 2012 2:32 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. He was 65. Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch's wife found him with a chest wound at their south Nashville home around 12:15 p.m. Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976, and had hits including "Sentimental Lady" in 1977 and "Ebony Eyes" in 1978. Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham did backing vocals on "Sentimental Lady." Aaron said »


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