Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CinemaCon: Adam Fogelson Warns Film Biz Will 'Suffer' Without New Model, Tribeca Review: 'Mistaken For Strangers,' TV Castings For 4/17/13

CinemaCon: Adam Fogelson Warns Film Biz Will 'Suffer' Without New Model, Tribeca Review: 'Mistaken For Strangers,' TV Castings For 4/17/13

CinemaCon: Universal’s Adam Fogelson Warns That Studios, Exhibitors Will 'Suffer' Without New Model

Ancillary market windows - and the struggle to come to a clear resolution to accommodate myriad consumers - were the main points of the speaker session. Fogelson admitted he doesn’t have the answers but said, “If we don't experiment, we have a business problem that will affect all of us.” (THR)

Tribeca Review: ‘Mistaken For Strangers’

SSN’s review of Tom Berninger’s music documentary about indie rock band The National. (SSN)

TV Castings For 4/17/13

A look at the most recent television castings. (SSN)

Disney Will Release A New 'Star Wars' Movie Yearly As Of 2015

Disney confirmed the release strategy today, beginning with J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII. (EW)

‘Bling Ring’ To Open Un Certain Regard At Cannes

Cannes officials tweeted that Sofia Coppola’s film, based on a real-life ring of teen Hollywood burglars, will open the Un Certain Regard portion of the fest, but it will not be in competition for the Palme d’Or.  (VAR)

AMC Develops Futuristic Crime Series 'Ballistic City' from 'Pacific Rim' Screenwriter and 'Oblivion' Director

Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham is attached to write and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski attached as executive producer and director of the first episode should it move to the pilot stage. Series is seen as a potential companion to The Walking Dead(TOH)

Boston Marathon Bombings: Investigators Zero In On Possible Suspect

The FBI and Boston police say no arrests have been made as surveillance footage from a Lord & Taylor store directly across from the blasts possibly shows a male dropping off a large backpack. Authorities have been sifting through various footage, including from nearby stores, news crews covering the marathon, and spectators’ cell phone videos. (WAPO)

Free VOD Usage For Cable & Broadcast Networks Jumped 40% In 2012

Rentrak’s latest report, based on data from cable set-tops, also shows that 43 million TVs watched free content from the Big Four broadcasters, a jump of 60%. Included in the report are the Top 10 transactional movies on demand for 2012. (FC)

Hoping to Duplicate Success, Networks Turn to More Spinoffs

Cross-pollination of sturdy shows, the cost-efficiency of backdoor pilots, increased exposure and built-in audience awareness are major factors for the networks banking on spinoffs. Recent examples are impending spinoffs of Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries, Chicago Fire and NCIS: Los Angeles. (TVG)

ABC Television Network Executive, Preston Davis, Dies At 63

Davis worked at ABC for 35 years, retiring as President of Broadcast Operations and Engineering in 2011, the first African American president of any division within ABC. (DH)


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