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‘The Omen’ Prequel Movie in the Works at Fox

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Fox is developing “The First Omen,” a prequel to 1976’s horror-thriller “The Omen,” with Antonio Campos in talks to direct and David S. Goyer on board to produce. Ben Jacoby has written the script for the prequel. Campos directed “Christine,” which premiered at Sundance and starred Rebecca Hall as Christine Chubbuck, the 29-year-old news reporter… Read more »

Pandora’s Masterplan: Be The Netflix Of the Music World

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Pandora’s founder and newly-appointed CEO Tim Westergren had a bold message for investors Thursday: Don’t worry about losses right now. Instead, think of Pandora as the music industry’s equivalent of Netflix, which built its streaming service with the money it made from DVD rentals. Or Amazon, which wasn’t profitable for years as it built its cloud and… Read more »

MGM TV Hires Barry Poznick to Lead Unscripted

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Veteran producer Barry Poznick had been hired to head unscripted programming for MGM Television, the studio announced Thursday. The move is the first major hire made since Mark Burnett took over as president of the studio in December. As president of unscripted television, Poznick will report to Burnett and will lead the creative and development… Read more »

Vevo Relaunches Website With Focus On Personalization, Kills Vevo TV

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Music video platform Vevo relaunched its website Thursday with bigger, bolder and more dynamic imagery and a new focus on personalization that mimics the company’s recently-launched iPhone and Apple TV apps. The new website nudges visitors to sign in, and first-time users are guided through an onboarding process during which they can pick genres and individual musicians they like…. Read more »

Baltimore TV Station Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation; Suspect Shot By Police

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The man who allegedly threatened WBFF, Fox’s Baltimore news affiliate, with a bomb Thursday was shot by police outside the station, according to local authorities. The bomb threat suspect, who was outfitted in a panda suit, reportedly broke into the WBFF building around 1:20 p.m. Thursday to demand that the station cover a government conspiracy-related story…. Read more »

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on ‘The Voice’ and ‘NCIS’ to Celebrate Joining Forces Initiative

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Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are heading to Hollywood for a good purpose. Next week, the D.C. duo will appear on NBC’s “The Voice” together. The first lady will also appear on CBS’ “NCIS.” The TV appearances have been booked for the women to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative, which was… Read more »

Zoe Kravitz in Talks to Star With Scarlett Johansson in ‘Rock That Body’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Zoe Kravitz is in early talks to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the Sony Pictures comedy “Rock That Body.” Lucia Aniello (“Broad City”) will direct the film and produce along with Paul W. Downs through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky. Downs is also attached to star. The script, which appeared on… Read more »

Amazon Smashes Q1 Earnings Expectations, Touts Original Film Slate

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Amazon beat first-quarter 2016 expectations in dramatic fashion, with the diversified e-commerce company reporting revenue up 28% to $29.1 billion and earnings far above Wall Street estimates. Net income was $513 million in Q1, or $1.07 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $57 million a year ago. It was Amazon’s fourth straight quarterly profit. Analysts… Read more »

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Enjoying Ratings Renaissance as Young Women Lift ABC Show in Season 12

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Other components of ABC’s Shonda Rhimes-branded TGIT may be ailing, but leadoff hitter “Grey’s Anatomy” has never looked healthier. In a good example of how younger viewers are discovering veteran shows on multiple platforms, the hospital drama has seen a ratings resurgence in its 12th season — driven largely by adult women under 35 who… Read more »