Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Upfronts: $9 Billion On The Line,Trailer Buzz: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' How Social Media Took 'Gatsby' To Hit Status

Upfronts: $9 Billion On The Line,Trailer Buzz: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' How Social Media Took 'Gatsby' To Hit Status

$9 Billion Haul At Stake For Broadcasters In May Upfronts

With cable and new media content platforms rallying for the same dollars, the broadcast networks’ creation of new, compelling programming is crucial to matching their ad take of yester-year. (LAT)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

The international trailer is here for the Coen Brothers’ film, a Palme d'Or nominee at Cannes; cast includes Oscar Isaac, Carey Mullligan, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. (TEL)

How Social Media Helped Take ‘The Great Gatsby’ To A $51M Opening

Even as its own studio downplayed opening expectations, the film was trending on Facebook and Twitter for over 7 months; a look at the buzz by the numbers. (FOR)

Benedict Cumberbatch On ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Villainy

Cumberbatch, already on a roll with high-profile upcoming films – including August:Osage County and playing Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate – discusses his villainous turn in this weekend’s Star Trek sequel. (WSJ)

Upfronts: Fox Highlights

Vulture’s take on the  broadcaster’s Monday upfront presentation. (VUL)

Cannes: Bankside Films To Represent ‘Event 15’ In Exclusive Screenings

Bankside Films will hold exclusive screenings in Cannes for its latest acquisition, Event 15, a suspense thriller starring Jennifer Morrison and The Walking Dead’s Josh Stewart. (SCR)

‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot Could Snag Schwarzenegger

Schwarzengger is in discussions with International Film Trust as they’re in pitch mode to create a mainstream re-imagining of the 1984 Troma Entertainment cult classic. (VAR)

Dr. Joyce Brothers, Pop Culture’s First Psychologist, Dies At 85

After winning The $64,000 Question on-air in 1955, Dr. Brothers parlayed her persona and academic psychology cred into over 50 years of advice across television, radio and publishing. (NYT)

Leaving ‘The Office’

The Daily Beast’s collection of series highlights, via video clips, that made The Office a jewel in NBC’s comedy crown; the series finale airs this Thursday. (TDB)

Aereo Expanding To Atlanta

The company has announced a June 17 roll-out in Atlanta; this Wednesday Aereo will launch in Boston, the second city since its NYC debut. (THR)



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