Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer's Biggest Box Office Risks, Lionsgate's $250M In Cannes Sales, Zack Snyder On 'Man of Steel'

Summer’s Riskier Bets: What’s On The Line For The Majors

A studio-by-studio look at their biggest box office gambles for summer. (THR)

Lionsgate Doubles 2012 Cannes Take To The Tune of $250 Million

With a deft hand for launching franchises and its Summit acquisition, Lionsgate stock per share has more than tripled; $250M Cannes haul is for nine films. (VAR)

Zack Snyder On Superman Iconography and ‘Man of Steel’

The NYT’s interview with Snyder on  what’s different this time as director of the latest attempt to revive the 75 year old pop-culture bastion. (NYT)

Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn Reteam, ‘Only God Forgives,’ Booed At Cannes

Only God Forgives, now screening at Cannes, takes a mass critical drubbing. (HUFF)

‘The Hangover III’ and ‘Before Midnight’ – A Tale of Two Trilogies

A look at the evolution of the two franchises on the eve of their third acts. (TDB)

HBO Leads Critics’ Choice Nominations

HBO and FX landed the most nominations with HBO garnering 21 nods to FX’s 19 for the June 10 ceremony; full list of nominees included. (VAR)

Deal Buzz: Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts Re-Up With ABC Studios

Berg and Harberts, whose credits include GCB, Pushing Daisies and Off The Map, have signed a new two-year overall deal and will be executive producers of Revenge’s third season. (DH)

Cannes: James Toback Q&A

Toback, long a film business soothsayer, discusses his pairing with Alec Baldwin for their Seduced And Abandoned documentary. (TOH)

Julie Delpy Discusses ‘Before’ Trio

Delpy on the making of the critically acclaimed Before movie series, all co-written by Delpy, Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke. (WSJ)

Rachael Harris Moves Over To ICM

Harris, currently recurring on USA’s Suits as well as landing co-star role in David Spade’s ABC pilot contender Bad Management, has signed with ICM; she was previously with UTA. (DH)

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