Friday, April 26, 2013

Focus Features Picks Up Marvin Gaye Film, L.A. Entertainment Jobs At 5-Year High, Sony's 2014 Summer

Focus Features Picks Up Marvin Gaye Film, L.A. Entertainment Jobs At 5-Year High, Sony's 2014 Summer

Cannes: Focus Picks Up Marvin Gaye Biopic

Focus Features has acquired worldwide sales to Julien Temple’s Untitled Marvin Gaye project, starring Jesse L. Martin as Gaye, and Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Dwight Henry as his father. (THR)

L.A.'s Entertainment Job Market Shows Strength –March Numbers Rival 2008

131,600 jobs were created by the film, television and music industries last month, a double digit increase over last year, and the highest level since 2008. (LAT)

Mark Sony Down For A Killer 2014 Summer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 21 Jump Street 2, Think Like A Man Too and Jason Segel comedy Sex Tape will open between May and June 2014. (DH)

YouTube Drops Price for Upfront Packages to Lure TV Dollars

YouTube will unveil its restructuring of up front ad deals for premium content in its “Brandcast” presentation during next week’s NewFronts. (AA)

Venezuela’s President Orders Arrest of American Filmmaker

President Nicolas Maduro announced that Los Angeles filmmaker Timothy Tracy had been “captured” at the Caracas Airport for allegedly inciting and funding unrest in the country; Tracy was in Venezuela filming documentary footage. (WAPO)

Bill Clinton Touts Potential of Crowdfunding at Creativity Conference

Highlights from the Creativity Conference sponsored by MPAA, Microsoft and Time, including Harvey Weinstein’s Google comments. (VAR)

Tribeca: ‘Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia’ Documentary Premieres

Director Nicholas Wrathall discusses his collaboration and filming with Vidal during his last years. (W&F)

NBC Renews 5 Dramas, In Advance Of Upfronts

Revolution, Grimm, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire and Parenthood have all received early pick ups for the 2013-14 season. (LF)

April 2013 Spec Market Scorecard

The latest patterns emerging in the spec market for April. (SCOG)

The Creepiest Movie Ad Campaign of the Summer

Lionsgate overlaid silhouettes of ax-wielding killer, from its You’re Next slasher film into posters for other releases in a move not unanimously appreciated; Lionsgate says it’s only in select markets, not the entire outdoor buy. (VUL)

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