Monday, May 13, 2013

High Hopes For 'World War Z,' 'Iron Man 3' Tops Box Office For Second Week, The Money Men Of The Upfronts

High Hopes For 'World War Z,' 'Iron Man 3' Tops Box Office For Second Week, The Money Men Of The Upfronts

High Hopes & Guessing Games For ‘World War Z’

The Brad Pitt starrer doesn’t open until June 21, but has been saddled with both analyst and inside predictions over its budget, rewrites and a third act retool as Paramount hopes the final result speaks for itself. (DH)

‘Gatsby’ Box Office Better Than Expected as ‘Iron Man 3′ Continues to Rule the World

Iron Man 3 took first place again in its second weekend with $72.4M as Warner Bros.’The Great Gatsby placed second with a better-than-expected $51.1M. (SSN)

The Money Men of the Upfronts

The top agency media buyers in play for the 2013-2014 season. (THR)

Baz Luhrmann On His ‘Gatsby’ Gamble

Fresh from a successful box office opening for his take on Gatsby, Luhrmann discusses the hot-button signatures, from the 3D aspects, the soundtrack and production decisions. (HUFF)

2013 Indie Slate Trailing 2012 Numbers So Far

Current grosses for new indie releases are included in the report on this weekend’s specialized box office; upcoming releases Frances Ha and Before Midnight could buck the current trend. (TOH)

Fox Expected to Announce ‘24’ Resurrection At Upfront Presentation Today

Fox has reportedly signed Kiefer Sutherland to a deal for 24 to return as a limited series; another limited series joining 24 on the Fox schedule is M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines. (DH)

Barbara Walters To Retire In 2014

ABC News President Ben Sherwood and Barbara Walters confirmed that Walters will announce her retirement on today’s The View; the news legend has been with ABC for 37 years. (WAPO)

TV: 47 New Shows On The Broadcast Schedule

Synopses and cast photos of 47 new shows across the five broadcasters. (TDB)

‘American Horror Story’ Adds Two To Season 3

Ryan Murphy confirmed that Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone have been cast in American Horror Story: Coven, joining Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Gabourey Sidibe. (VUL)

Broadcast Executive Jobs Still Hold Time Honored Allure For Cable Execs

Cable is where the increased action is with fewer constraints and arguably better job security, but the traditional network model of the broadcast executive is still a challenge many would like to accept. (THR)

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