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Sony Pictures Television Promotes Marketing Executives Jaime Blanc, Cathy Goldman

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Sony Pictures Television has promoted marketing executives Cathy Goldman (pictured above, left) and Jaime Blanc (pictured above, right). Blanc has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of marketing, advertiser sales. She joined the company in 2013, and has nearly 20 years of experience within the industry. She has previously held positions at… Read more »

‘The Conjuring’ Series, Spinoffs Top $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

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New Line’s four-film “Conjuring” series has scared up more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, thanks to “Annabelle: Creation” taking in more than $110 million. The low-cost franchise launched in 2013 with “The Conjuring,” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators, and was spun off with 2014’s demonic doll “Annabelle,” followed… Read more »

Steve Mnuchin’s Former Yale Classmates Urge Him to Resign From Treasury

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Over 300 of Steve Mnuchin’s Yale University Class of 1985 classmates have signed a letter asking him to resign as Secretary of the Treasury in response to President Donald Trump’s comments on recent events in Charlottesville. The letter, which was posted on lettertostevemnuchin.com, addressed Yale’s legacy of graduates serving as presidents, members of the cabinet, and… Read more »

Steve Bannon Returns to Breitbart News After White House Exit

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WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News on Friday, after he was ousted as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. Charlie Spiering, the White House correspondent for Breitbart, tweeted that Bannon returned as executive chairman and chaired their evening editorial meeting. 🚨Siren🚨 Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and… Read more »

Kathleen Kennedy

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The eight-time Academy Award-nominated producer was handpicked by George Lucas to become president of Lucasfilm in 2012, and scored a $2 billion mega-hit with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It marks another highpoint in the long and uber-successful career of one of the most respected executives in the industry; over the past few decades, Kennedy… Read more »

Summer Late-Night Ratings: Stephen Colbert Grows Total Viewers Lead, Gains Ground on Jimmy Fallon in Key Demo

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As the summer begins to wind down, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has shown no signs of slowing down in the ratings. According to Nielsen data from May 25 to Aug. 13, Colbert is averaging a 0.53 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 3.38 million viewers per episode. “The Tonight Show Starring… Read more »

‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Dies at 76

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Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” died from congestive heart failure Thursday in Lexington, Ky. He was 76. The actor, who was part Seminole and part Cherokee, was best known for portraying Native American tracker Billy Sole in Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer “Predator” in 1987. Landham’s early work in the 1970s included several X-rated… Read more »

Carl Icahn Steps Down as Trump Special Adviser

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is stepping down as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on regulatory reform, he announced Friday. In a letter posted on his website addressed to POTUS, Icahn responded to criticism on the Democratic side that his role might create a conflict of interest. “I never sought any special benefit for… Read more »

TV News Roundup: Viola Davis to Produce ‘XQ Super School Live’ Event

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In today’s roundup, NBC gives a commitment to drama pilot “The Unrequited,” while Viola Davis will exec produce the multi-network live event “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live.” DEVELOPMENT NBC has given showrunner Kevin Falls a put pilot order for “The Unrequited,” Variety has confirmed. The hourlong drama series will tell the story of four adult siblings… Read more »

Dale Spina, Former Warner Bros. Ad Exec Who Worked on ‘Batman’ and ‘Beetlejuice,’ Dies at 66

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Dale Spina, formerly Warner Bros.’ vice president of creative advertising and a copywriter for the studio, died on Aug. 4 after a brief illness. He was 66. Spina served as co-head of The Idea Place, Warner’s in-house ad agency that was formed in the early 1980s. He worked on “Batman,” the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, “Beetlejuice,”… Read more »