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Tom Hardy Signs First-Look Deal with NBCUniversal

Actor Tom Hardy is quite busy these days, and apparently he's decided he needs a couple more projects on his plate: according to the ´╗┐Hollywood Reporter´╗┐, the English-born actor's Hardy Son & Baker production company has just signed a two-year first-look deal with NBCUniversal International Television Production.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 4, 2014 12:43 PM
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As CinemaCon Wraps, Hollywood Needs to Learn Popcorn Time (Studio Roundups, DEMO VIDEO)

We wrap up studio-by-studio takeaways from the exhibitor convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas, as movie theaters and studios are stuck in an old paradigm. And then there's Popcorn Time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2014 8:58 PM
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How to Make Sense of the Universal Shake-Up

It doesn't matter if you turn the studio around and score the number one summer market share. The firing of Universal co-chairman Adam Fogelson reminds us that what matters is whether or not your bosses like you. I remember seeing Adam Fogelson speak at CinemaCon a few years ago, when he was head of marketing at Universal. I thought he came off cocky. The man does not lack for confidence.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 12, 2013 10:36 PM
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Studios Sticking with Hulu

Hulu was for sale. But studios 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company are doubling down in the web streaming service. They will maintain their respective ownership positions and together have committed to lay down a cash infusion of $750 million. They say they're investing in future growth.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 12, 2013 1:52 PM
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Reactions to Ex-NBC Universal Honcho Jeff Zucker as President of CNN

Yes, it's true: CNN Worldwide is finally going to shake things up by hiring former NBC Universal chief executive Jeff Zucker as its new president, succeeding former head Jim Walton. Zucker's takeover will begin in January of 2013.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 1:15 PM
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