Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Avengers 2: A Battle Royale In The Making, What's On Tap For 2013 Upfronts, 2013 Summer Book Picks

Avengers 2: A Battle Royale In The Making, What's On Tap For 2013 Upfronts, 2013 Summer Book Picks

‘Avengers 2’: A Battle Royale In The Making

The financial mechanics of the Avengers sequel and its very bankable cast – not to mention Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man ascendancy – could become a battle of wills between the stars’ reps and the iron-fisted Marvel Studios. (DH)

What’s On Tap For the 2013 Upfronts

Upfront schedules for the five broadcast networks and an updated roster of what’s on the schedule – and not-  at each in advance of their presentations. (TDB)

Summer 2013’s Best Reads

Publisher’s Weekly’s roundup of summer 2013’s hottest titles. (PW)

Trailer Buzz: ‘The Butler’

The latest star-studded trailer for the Lee Daniels-directed life story of White House butler Eugene Allen. (FSR)

AMPAS Puts Emphasis On Community In E-Mail To Academy Members

Highlights from the mass e-mail to members by AMPAS’ Hawk Koch and Dawn Hudson summarizing last Saturday’s ‘The Future of Our Academy’ event. (DH)

Inside ‘The Great Gatsby’s Production Design

Oscar-winning set and costume designer Catherine Martin discusses her work on the Baz Luhrmann retelling. (VF)

The Amazon TV Pilots: New Media Meets Old-School TV Business

Far removed from the DIY, low-res origins of the web series, Amazon Studios’ approach is still rooted in analog fundamentals with seasoned industry pros at work. (LAT)

PBS Orders Pilot Script From ‘Resurrection Blvd.’s  Dennis Leoni

Leoni will executive produce and write the Alta California pilot with former Showtime president Jerry Offsay; project concerns two families in 19th century California. (VAR)

Hey Copper! – Season 2 Trailer Debuts For Season 2

The new trailer for the BBC America hit Copper, returning June 23 with a 13-episode second season. (EW)

‘American Idol’ Overhaul?

The latest options on the table for the once-mighty pop culture juggernaut in the face of series-low ratings and barely-veiled turmoil. (THR)

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