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Cable TV Viewing Declined by More Than 12 Percent in January

Looks like Netflix and other streaming services are starting to have an impact on traditional TV viewing: Total live TV ratings were down 12.7 percent year over year across the networks of major media companies, according to a note from Nomura Research, which is based on recent numbers from Nielsen. Nomura analyst Anthony DiClemente wrote that this was “one of the worst declines we have seen since we launched coverage of these companies.” more »

Epix Movie Channel Hopes to Break into Scripted Programming

Sports documentary producer Ross Greenburg was feeling a bit nostalgic as he oversaw a crew of video editors crash on the first installment of his latest Epix series, Road to the NHL Stadium Series. "I started my career at HBO and had 33 great years there," he said from a tiny office at a downtown Manhattan production facility. "Epix reminds me of where we were at HBO in the early '80s. You have to build it from the ground up with programming." more »

Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time Gets IMAX Release, Locks Financing

Broad Green Pictures and IMAX are joining Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to wrap up financing on Terrence Malick's 30-years-in-the-making Voyage of Time, a cinematic celebration of Earth and time from the dawn of the universe to its eventual demise. more »

Here’s Who Will Dethrone American Sniper at Box Office

Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp and Kevin Costner couldn’t knock American Sniper out of the top spot at the box office, but a certain Hollywood heavyweight with a pineapple condo is about to do just that. more »

Star Wars Leak Prompts Disney to Seek Subpoena

The subpoena is directed to ImageShack, a website hosting a screenshot of what appears to be a Sith lord from the film set to be released in December. more »

Super Bowl XLIX Scores Top Overnight Numbers Ever

The New England Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX win on Sunday handed host NBC the highest overnight rating in the history of the big game with a 49.7 rating/72 share. The matchup, which saw Most Valuable Player Tom Brady and Co. top the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in a nail-biter, peaked at a 52.9/73 between 10-10:15 p.m. ET, NBC Sports specified. more »

Top Sundance Prizes Go to Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A tearjerker about a teenage boy and his friend, their love for cinema classics and efforts to buck up a, yes, dying girl, the film drew a minutes-long standing ovation after its premiere, and set off a bidding war among distributors, eventually selling to Fox Searchlight. more »

Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Lego Movie Win Top ACE Editing Awards

Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the big winners at Friday night's 65th annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton. Richard Linklater's Oscar favorite topped rivals American Sniper, The Imitation Game and Whiplash for drama, while Wes Anderson's artsy romp beat Birdman for comedy/musical. more »

How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Mickey Mouse Shorts Dominate Annie Awards

After a difficult week for DreamWorks in which they announced the largest layoff ever, the studio dominated the Annie Awards tonight. Their film How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the Annie Award for best feature film, which now sets it up as the favorite to win the Oscar. more »

How They Did It: Behind the Snickers “Brady Bunch” Super Bowl Spot

And just like that, Super Bowl XLIX is over, and with it the famous yearly run of Super Bowl commercials. We've picked two of the most popular spots to break down - Snickers' 'Brady Bunch' ad starring Danny Trejo and Mercedes-Benz's creature-filled 'Fable'. more »