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AMC Renews Halt and Catch Fire For Second Season

The series, about the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, was not a breakout, opening with soft 1.2 million viewers and a 0.34 demo rating, but attracted what the network said was a committed core audience. more »

Tom Lesinski, Former Legendary Digital Head, Launches Energi Entertainment

Energi has signed a two-year “first look” development and production deal with Legendary Television and Digital Media and is already attached to several ongoing development projects. more »

Kung Fu Panda Director to Helm Animated Noah’s Ark Comedy

The film is described as a reworking of the biblical tale from the animals' point of view, following an outcast aardvark named Gilbert who must leads a ragtag group of creatures to the ark in time to escape the flood. more »

James Cameron Says Avatar Sequels Will Allow Him to Address ‘the State of the World and Human Affairs’

Don't you dare call sequels cheap or creatively bankrupt, because Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos has something to say about it. more »

Heads Up, Documentary Filmmakers: Sundance Institute’s First-Ever ShortsLab Coming to L.A.

Documentary filmmakers take note: Sundance Institute invites you to its inaugural day-long ShortsLab in Los Angeles. The program is slated for September 13 at LA's independent rep house Cinefamily, and will focus on short-form documentary films. more »

California Congressional Delegation Presses Jerry Brown to Sign TV and Movie Incentives Bill

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and 34 other members of California’s congressional delegation are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign legislation that would expand the state’s film and TV incentive program to $400 million in tax credits per year. more »

NAB Slams FCC over Planned TV Spectrum Auction

The NAB has petitioned the D.C. District Court of Appeals over the FCC’s blueprint for its debut spectrum reverse auction, saying the commission’s TVStudy will lead to broadcasters being hurt. more »

Betty Boop Film Planned by Simon Cowell and Animal Logic

What do you get when you cross a British reality TV show host, the studio that made Happy Feet, and an 84-year-old cartoon sex symbol? You may not have to wait much longer to find out. more »

Fact-Checking Movie Producer Ted Hope’s Crazy Hollywood Memoir

According to the Fandor CEO's new book, he once burned down a town and bargained with Russian mobsters. But is he printing the truth or the legend? more »

Don Pardo, Saturday Night Live Announcer, Dead at 96

Pardo was the announcer for the long-running NBC sketch comedy show for all but one of its seasons, even beyond his retirement from NBC. more »