By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood January 7, 2013 at 3:08PM
- HBO has renewed its output pact with Universal, keeping a key aspect of its programming pipeline alive. This deal covers Universal and Focus Features titles released through 2021; the previous deal covered
Universal Titles released through 2016. HBO has been eager to solidify deals with its main studio partners (including Warner Bros. and Summit Entertainment), at a time when Netflix is looking to edge in. More on the deal and its impact at Variety.
- Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has announced that he will leave the streaming service. Kilar turned the streaming service into one of the most popular on the Web, but his departure was expected. Last month Kilar announced that Hulu's 2012 profits are up 65% from the year before, to $695 million.
- For your film edification, check out the original screenplay from the great must-see western "The Wild Bunch," by Walon Green and Sam Peckinpah - posted here.