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CNN Announces ‘High Profits’ Following Marijuana Franchise

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CNN has announced a new original series to join its lineup in 2015. “High Profits” will introduce viewers to Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire, two business-minded, relentless individuals with a plan to franchise marijuana.  The eight-part series will grant exclusive access to the couple, owners of the Breckenridge Cannabis Club, and will highlight how the… Read more »

Judge Issues Injunction to Prohibit Aereo’s Live Broadcast Streams

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A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that officially prohibits Aereo from offering unauthorized streams of broadcast programming. The judge’s action is not a surprise given the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of broadcasters in June. But Aereo, which offered digital streams of broadcast programming to subscribers, sought a new legal avenue to continue its… Read more »

‘The Flash,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Top October Social Media TV Buzz

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Research firm Way to Blue has gathered numbers from the first two weeks of October to illustrate the social buzz behind fall’s new shows. Not surprisingly, topping the list in both overall buzz and intent-to-view is CW’s “The Flash,” starring Grant Gustin.  The superhero spin-off of “Arrow” topped all three of NBC’s new comedies combined… Read more »

Harvey Weinstein Teams with Will Ferrell on Comedy ‘Plus One’

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The Weinstein Company is teaming with Will Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Prods. on April Prosser’s comedy “Plus One.” The story centers on a woman who comes out of a long-term relationship only to realize that all her friends have married off — leaving her with an oversharing wild card as the only option for a wing… Read more »

20th TV Buys Comedy Based on Life of Basketball’s Baron Davis

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20th Century Fox Television has bought a single-camera comedy script for Fox Broadcasting Company that’s based loosely on the life of NBA All-Star Baron Davis, Variety has learned. Written and exec produced by Courtney Lilly (“The Cleveland Show,” “Guys with Kids,”) the show is about a kid from South Central who has to find a… Read more »

Scare Biz: How San Francisco’s ‘Spookeasy’ Could Launch Touring Haunted Theater Show

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When Scott Levkoff saw the Great Star Theater, in San Francisco’s Chinatown, he knew he had found the perfect venue to launch a potential new franchise with “Mr. Nobody’s Spookeasy.” The abandoned movie theater, built in 1923, and played Kung Fu movies during the 1970s and ’80s, will serve as the home for four “Spookeasy”… Read more »

Abu Dhabi Fest Kicks Off Proudly With Emirati Road Pic ‘From A to B’

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ABU DHABI – The Abu Dhabi Film Festival kicked off on a proud note Thursday with Emirati helmer Ali Mostafa’s road movie “From A to B” world-preeming positively with a slew of Arab stars on the sumptuous Emirates Palace red carpet, kicking off a solid selection that mixes other Arab bows with the cream of… Read more »

Greg Berlanti Plans Subversive Spin on Archie Comics’ ‘Riverdale’ for Fox

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Greg Berlanti may well be dubbed the king of comics, with new drama “Riverdale,” based on the indelible characters of the Archie Comics franchise, set at Fox with a script deal plus penalty. Warner Bros. TV is producing along with Berlanti Prods. Script is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, chief creative officer of Archie Comics. Aguirre-Sacasa… Read more »

‘Laggies’ Director Lynn Shelton on the Need for More Flawed Women on Screen

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Filmmaker Lynn Shelton didn’t direct her first film until after she’d turned 40, but she’s been plenty active since her 2006 debut, “We Go Way Back.” In addition to helming episodes of television shows like “Mad Men” and “New Girl,” she’s directed six films. Her latest, “Laggies,” comes out in wide release this week after… Read more »

Dean Devlin Co-Finances Anthony Hopkins Drama ‘Go With Me’

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Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment will co-finance and take all worldwide rights to Anthony Hopkins’ drama “Go With Me.” The film, co-financed by Enderby Entertainment, is based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr. and will be directed by Daniel Alfredson (“The Girl Who Played with Fire”) from an adaptation by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs…. Read more »