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Weekend Box Office Review (04/11/10)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Since the top three movies are uncommonly close this weekend, rankings could be affected by the final numbers when released tomorrow. There was only one new release this weekend, Date Night.

An Open Letter to Variety

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

We used to rely on you, Variety. At festivals, your film reviews gave insecure acquisition execs the push they needed to buy the tiny little movie they liked.

Nikki Finke: Hollywood Reporter Offered Me Editor-In-Chief Position In December | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The fact is that Deadline's surprising editorial and financial success opens up a lot of opportunities almost daily. For instance, in early December 2...

NBCU's Jeff Zucker Launches Charm Offensive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Within the next hour, Jeff Zucker will be sitting down with Los Angeles-based showbiz journalists for one of his annual off-the-record sessions. But t...

Industry Buzz: Which Young Heartthrob Should Star In Captain America? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Hollywood is abuzz with speculation about who will star as Captain America in Paramount's adaption of the beloved Marvel Comic Book. Nikki Finke's De...

iPad: What Impact Will It Have on Hollywood?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the world scrambles to determine whether the iPad is a game-changer or a modern day Newton, the implications for media consumption and the entertai...

Finke: The Oscar Badmouthing Has Begun! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


Bob Lefsetz: Music World's Nikki Finke?

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Meet the most influential man you've never heard of. Bob Lefsetz, a 56-year-old blogger, is to music what Nikki Finke is to Hollywood -- a reclusiv...

The 2009 Black List Revealed

Deborah Schoeneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Deborah Schoeneman

Behold the Black List! The coveted list of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, compiled by about 300 development executives and high-level a...

With "Avatar," Technology Has Never Looked So Human in Film (VIDEO)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Technology has never looked so human in film. James Cameron has created a wholly believable, realistic world, at once marking a new cinematic era and expanding the possibilities of film in our technology-dependent, digital entertainment-driven 21st century. From here on out, movies will be divided into two epochs: B.A. and A.A. Before "Avatar," After "Avatar."

Nikki Finke Poaches Variety Star To Edit New York Version Of Deadline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media is going bicoastal. Media Corporation (MMC)'s Jay Penske and's Nikki Finke today announced the hiring of Mike Flemi...

Nikki Finke Slams NYT's Bill Carter: 'Never Met A Network Boss Whose Knob He Didn't Shine'

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Carter is very touchy when folks like me accuse him of never having met a network boss whose knob he didn't shine. In response, he likes to claim that...

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Entertainment?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of ...

Why the Big Fade for Bruno?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

Why the big fade? It's actually not much of a mystery. Once you see the movie, the only mystery is why it wasn't predicted in the first place.

Nikki Finke Denies "Thuggish" Ways: "I'm Not Mean, I Just Write Mean"

New York Times | DAVID CARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Among movie executives, the stories of Ms. Finke's aggressiveness are legion, but they remain mostly unspoken because people fear being the target of ...

Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily Acquired By Media Corporation

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media Media Corporation (MMC), the digital media company that owns and operates the portal and email service as well as a growing portfoli...

Hollywood Reporter Throwdown! Industry Watchers Trash Each Other

The New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Along come the blogs, and now they share that agenda with us," said Neil Stiles, the publisher of the Variety Group. "There's no question about that....

Nikki Finke: Variety Ordered Hit Pieces On Me After Failed Attempt To Buy Deadline Hollywood Daily

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Since I did not sign a non-disclosure agreement, I am free to tell Hollywood the following: On February 27th, Neil Stiles, the president and publisher...

New Generation Of Bloggers Fight For Hollywood Supremacy

Financial Times | Matthew Garraha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With one day to go before the Oscars, some tense races are nearing the home stretch. Will the best-picture winner be the favourite Slumdog Millionaire...

Breaking: Unnamed Agency Lets Go of Assistants | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

More strike fallout. An insider tells us that a big Hollywood agency (HINT: It's usually referred to by its initials) has laid off a small army of ass...

WGA Strike Update: Nikki Finke, Eat Your Heart Out | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

23/6 continues our up-to-the-minute writers' strike coverage, picking up where Deadline Hollywood Daily left off. LATEST: The strike's decomposing pi...

Strike Queen Nikki Finke Named NY Observer's "Media Mensch Of The Year"

New York Observer | Doree Shafrir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

No one has ever accused Nikki Finke--the contentious journalist who has worked for the Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, this newspaper and the...

Strike Becoming Nikki Finke's Make-It Moment

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When some striking members of the Writers Guild of America created a series of videos depicting speechless actors in support of the writers' cause, th...

Media Thanks Part II: Even More Delicious The Next Day!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Happy day after Thanksgiving! We hope you had fun yesterday with your loved ones, friends and families as you trypped the light (to)phantastic and joi...

Report: Yesterday's Writer's Strike Talks "Productive," Today "They Really Start Advancing The Ball Forward"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

I am thrilled to give you a report on how today's much-anticipated resumed contract talks went between the writers and the producers. And they went we...