Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Superman 'Man of Steel' Trailer Hits, HRTS Comedy On TV: A Conversation With Lorne Michaels, CinemaCon: Exhibitors Predict Hits & Misses

Superman 'Man of Steel' Trailer Hits, HRTS Comedy On TV: A Conversation With Lorne Michaels, CinemaCon: Exhibitors Predict Hits & Misses

‘Superman’ Trailer Lands

A breakdown of the latest trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, scheduled to open June 14, which premiered last night with no shortage of star wattage, including the latest Superman, played by Henry Cavill. The clip has garnered nearly 2M YouTube views in less than 24 hours.  (WAPO) 

HRTS Comedy On TV: A Conversation With Lorne Michaels

Highlights of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series conversation featuring comedy legends Martin Short and Lorne Michaels. (SSN)

Cinemacon:Theater Owners Forecast Summer 2013 Hits And Bombs

Buzz on what theater owners and operators are excited about – and not- on the CinemaCon floor. (DH)

Oscars: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Re-Hired to Produce 2014 Telecast

Hawk Koch, AMPAS president whose term ends this summer, cited “overwhelming support” for the producers to return. Oscar producers are traditionally chosen by the Academy president in the fall, but Koch said the choice was being made now in order to “establish continuity” for the 2014 show. (THR)

Indian Paintbrush President Mark Roybal in Talks to Move to Fox

Roybal’s title, if the move is successful, would be Executive Vice President of Production, the title held by Peter Kang prior to his leaving the studio for Paramount. (THR)

DirecTV Orders 10 Episodes Of Neil LaBute Drama Series ‘Full Circle’

Series marks the second DirecTV original drama series since Rogue. Full Circle will examine 11 central characters unaware of their connected lives. LaBute is creator, writer and co-executive producer, along with Nick Hamm, on the 10-episode drama that goes into summer production for a fall debut. (DH)

Legal Landmark: Artists Start to Reclaim Rights to Their Music

Effective September 13 of this year, Section 203 of the Copyright Act will allow authors to reclaim rights to their works after 35 years from publishers and record companies. Filing notices of termination will be the duty of the artists and authors of those works while many legal ambiguities, including master recordings and contracts written in another media generation, are sure to be closely watched. (VAR)

David Mamet and Other Big Authors Choose To Self Publish

Mamet is one of the high-profile ICM literary clients who’ll be self-publishing via ICM’s partnership deal offering the service starting today. At stake are better promotion and marketing control by prospective authors and a more favorable royalty split. Other literary agencies have made the leap to tap into a platform of the industry that sees 235,000 books self-published annually. (NYT)

‘Pitch Perfect’ Is Getting a Sequel

Screenwriter Kay Cannon will return for the sequel due to premiere in 2015. (VUL)

William Friedkin Tells All

The candid director of twenty-one films, including ‘70s classics The Exorcist and The French Connection, discusses his recently published memoir The Friedkin Connection. (TDB)

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