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News Wrap: Fincher, Aronofsky In Creative 50, Vudu Adds Mad Men, WB Demands China

by Maggie Lange
June 16, 2011 5:21 AM
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Power lists are always a must-read: Ad Age has published The Creative 50, which includes Hollywood directors Darren Aronofsky and David Fincher. Comedians dominate the list this year, including: Tina Fey, the Lonely Island boys (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone), Kristen Wiig, DumbDumb creators (backed by Will Arnett and Jason Bateman), and Tony-winner Book of Mormon writers Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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Walmart-owned streaming service Vudu has added all four seasons of Mad Men. Vudu continues to stock TV shows as well as a film catalog; it now includes all seasons of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, and “next-day” episodes from CW’s Gossip Girl and TNT’s Hawthorne and Franklin & Bash.

Warner Bros. Entertainment will offer China’s first ever on-demand movie service. The program, YOU On Demand, is estimated to appear in three million homes by the end of August. So far, Warner Bros. reports that its library has over 600 available films already approved by the Chinese government’s censorship process.

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