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NBC’s John Miller to Receive PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement Award

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Longtime NBC marketing exec John Miller will be feted next month at the PromaxBDA conference in New York with the org’s lifetime achievement honor. Miller, chief marketing officer of NBC Olympics, is one of the most respected marketers in the TV biz and a much admired figure at NBCUniversal. He’s been with the Peacock since… Read more »

Timbaland to Develop TV Musical Based on His Album ‘Opera Noir’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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For the past two seasons on “Empire,” Timbaland has been the man behind the music — now, he’s going to be making his own musical. The producer has struck a deal with Leftfield Pictures to develop his upcoming album “Opera Noir” (w/t) into a musical. “Opera Noir” will be a scripted hip-hop musical based on and scored by… Read more »

ESPN Will Tackle Amazon, Twitter, Facebook in New Ad Push

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ESPN’s next match-up will pit the Walt Disney-owned sports-media juggernaut against some of its newest and fiercest rivals. A new series of ads from ESPN aims to prod viewers to choose watching ESPN live rather than streaming a movie, scanning a social-media site for friends’ birthdays or sharing pictures of food. The idea is to… Read more »

Cannes: Volker Schlondorff Shoots ‘Return to Montauk’ With Stellan Skarsgard

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LONDON — Volker Schlondorff, who won Cannes’ Palme d’Or and an Oscar for “The Tin Drum,” has started shooting “Return to Montauk” in New York. Pic stars Stellan Skarsgard and Nina Hoss, and the screenplay is by “Brooklyn’s” Colm Toibin and Schlondorff. Gaumont is handling international sales in Cannes, and Wild Bunch Germany will release… Read more »

John Malkovich Joins Fantasy-Drama ‘Valley of the Gods’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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John Malkovich is joining the cast of Lech Majewski’s fantasy drama “Valley of the Gods,” Variety has learned exclusively. Malkovich will star opposite Josh Hartnett as the reclusive trillionaire, Wes Tauros. Bérénice Marlohe (“Skyfall”), Keir Dullea (“2001: A Space Odyssey”), John Rhys-Davies and Charlotte Rampling round out the ensemble cast. Lech Majewski (“The Mill and… Read more »

Time Inc. to Launch People-Entertainment Weekly Internet TV Network

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Time Inc. is joining the over-the-top video fray with the People and Entertainment Weekly Network, featuring long-form TV-style programming on connected televisions and other devices set to debut this fall. The company also is announcing a video-only brand dedicated to covering digital stars on YouTube, Vine, Snapchat and other platforms, and “Life VR,” a new app that will… Read more »

Watch: Nicolas Cage Deals With Disaster in ‘USS Indianapolis’ Trailer

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Hannibal Classics Films and Patriot Pictures have released the first international trailer exclusively to Variety for Nicolas Cage’s World War II disaster movie “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.” Cage stars as Capt. Charles Butler McVay, whose ship was torpedoed in the South Pacific in July of 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bombs…. Read more »

‘Ride Along 2’ Rides Up to No. 2 on Disc Sales Chart

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Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Revenant” remained the top-selling disc for the second consecutive week, holding on to the No. 1 spot on the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart for the week ended May 1. But Walt Disney Studios’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” regained the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart, bumping “The… Read more »

Cannes: Mister Smith Opens ‘The Devil’s Doorway’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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London-based Mister Smith announced international sales rights on Directors’ Fortnight title “Mean Dreams.” Now word in the run-up to Cannes is that David Garrett’s four-year-old sales-financing company will be unveiling at least one more new title to Cannes, though it isn’t on its website and no trace of the title can be found on the… Read more »