Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston Bombings: Watertown Is Shut Down, Tribeca 2013 Roundup: 1st Edition, Will Viewers Stick With 'Hemlock Grove'?, Exec Moves, Rep Moves

Boston Bombings: Watertown Is Shut Down, Tribeca 2013 Roundup: 1st Edition, Will Viewers Stick With 'Hemlock Grove'?, Exec Moves, Rep Moves 

Boston Bombings: What Happened Overnight in Watertown: 1 Suspect Dead, Another On the Run

A robbery last night near MIT and the killing of an MIT police officer led to an in-pursuit shoot-out towards Watertown, MA,  leaving one of the Marathon suspects dead and a transit officer in critical condition. Watertown is virtually shut down as police search house-to-house for the remaining suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presumed to be alive and dangerous. (ATL)

Tribeca 2013 Roundup: First Edition

The festival kicks off strong with noteworthy action, including: Anchor Bay’s North America acquisition of thriller Mr. Jones, FilmBuff acquires wine doc Red Obsession narrated by Russell Crowe, and Tiny Furniture director Lance Edmands signs with CAA in advance of his feature debut Bluebird(SSN)

The Biggest Mystery in the Netflix Whodunit ‘Hemlock Grove’: Will Viewers Keep Watching?

Netflix’s latest original series by horror fixture Eli Roth echoes the popular season-long murder mystery trend grandfathered in by Twin Peaks more than 20 years ago. Will the Netflix model of simultaneously releasing all episodes of a series’ season truncate the week-by-week social zeitgeist typically needed for a show to achieve hit status? (SSN)

Exec Shuffle: FilmDistrict, Original Productions, DreamWorks Animation

A weekly summary of major corporate moves in entertainment and media. (SSN)

Rep Moves: Paradigm, Gotham Group, Resolution

A weekly summary of the entertainment industry's major rep changes. (SSN)

Emmys Reverse Long-Form Acting Category Consolidation

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences statement: "Based on the unanticipated resurgence of television miniseries and movies, the Board voted tonight to reverse the consolidation, thereby reinstating the long-form lead and supporting categories in the 65th Emmy Awards competition." (B&C)

Amazon Unveils 14 Pilots for Future TV Shows

Six of the pilots are for a children's series and eight are for a comedy series that can be viewed for free by U.S., U.K. and Germany on Amazon’s site. Viewer surveys filled out after watching the pilots will be used to determine which pilots are picked up, with at least two of the pilots being released as a full season via Amazon’s video streaming service. (MASH)

Cannes: Ari Folman’s 'The Congress' to Open Directors' Fortnight

The part-animation and part live-action feature will premiere May 16th and stars  Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, and Harvey Keitel. The Congress was adapted from the sci-fi novel The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem. (THR)

IMAX Entertainment Chairman Greg Foster on What to Expect From 'Transformers 4,' Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Foster’s CinemaCon interview discussing IMAX’s five-picture deal with Paramount Pictures, Bay and Nolan. (HOL)

Major Film Studios Prosper on the Margins

Highlights from Nomura Equity Research’s report, Studio Revenue Never a Sure Thing,on current film business trends. (VAR)

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