Thursday, May 2, 2013

Scripps Networks Q1 Report, Bradley Cooper Exits 'Jane Got A Gun,' CAA Hosts NewFront Presentation

Scripps Networks Q1 Report, Bradley Cooper Exits 'Jane Got A Gun,' CAA Hosts NewFront Presentation

Scripps Networks Reports Lower Q1 Earnings

Revenue increased to $594M while earnings were lowered by a tax adjustment and increased programming and employee expenses. (MCN)

Bradley Cooper Is the Latest Person to Exit 'Jane Got a Gun'

Cooper cites scheduling conflicts in exiting the role previously vacated by Michael  Fassbender and Jude Law. (VUL)

Creative Artists Agency Doesn't Sell Ads, Hosts a NewFront Anyway

The agency hosted a presentation in NYC to highlight awareness of their clients’ digital projects and connect with media buyers. (AA)  

Chris Kelly, Of Rap Duo Kris Kross, Dies In GA At 34

Musician-rapper Kelly, whose Jump single with partner Chris Smith made them multi-platinum crossover stars, has died in Atlanta; no official cause of death is known. (TIME)

Peter Levinsohn Joins Universal Pictures as President & Chief Distribution Officer

Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson announced the appointment; Levinsohn is former president of new media and digital distribution for Fox Filmed Entertainment. (THR)

The Great Gatsby' Premiere In NYC

EW’s red carpet report on last night’s premiere. (EW)

William Friedkin To Receive Special Venice Golden Lion

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement nod, Friedkin will premiere the Warner Bros. restored print of Sorcerer at the Venice Film Festival’s 70th edition, running Aug.28 – Sept. 7, 2013. (DH)

Can Hollywood's Star Machine Master Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything'?

Reddit’s Q&A forum feature, with a healthy percentage of the 18-34 demo among its 3 million users, can be pop culture gold but Morgan Freeman’s recent AMA to promote Oblivion is seen as an example of a major backfire. (LAT)

The Digital Stage for Six-Second Zingers

The Twitter comedy festival, a five day event partnering with Comedy Central, has brought the use of the Vine video app by comics to the forefront. (NYT)

Why Tonight’s Season Finale of 'Parks And Recreation' Almost Certainly Will Not Be a Series Finale

Vulture’s look at Parks & Recreation numbers and buzz in spite of NBC silence on a season renewal. (VUL)

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