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How Much Does Hollywood Earn From Digital Releases?

16th September 2013

Although the studios release a wealth of information publicly about how their movies perform at the box office -- estimated weekend ticket sales, final results (sales and attendance), international ticket sales, etc. -- there is...

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Rupert Grint Joins The Drummer Cast

15th March 2012

Rupert Grint and Chloe Moretz are set to star in 'The Drummer'. The indie music biopic tells the story of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson and will see the 'Harry Potter' actor and the 'Hugo'...

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John Singleton To Direct Tupac Movie?

13th October 2011

John Singleton is set to direct the Tupac biopic. The filmmaker - who worked with the legendary musician on 'Poetic Justice' in 1993 - has stepped into the role following the departure of Antoine Fuqua...

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Soulja Boy For Tupac Biopic?

12th May 2011

Soulja Boy has been approached to play Tupac Shakur in a biopic about the late rapper.The 20-year-old star - real name DeAndre Cortez Way - is "thinking" about taking part in the project, which would...

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Ziggy Marley Becomes A Dad Again

3rd February 2011

Ziggy Marley has become a dad for the sixth time.The musician - the oldest son of the late reggae legend Bob Marley and his wife Rita - and his wife Orly Agai Marley welcomed their...

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Millionaire Producers May Sue Their Agent

12th July 2010

Seeming to take the advice of its courtroom foes, London-based Celador Entertainment is planning to sue the William Morris Agency (now the WME Agency) for what Britain's Guardian newspaper described today (Monday) as "acting improperly...

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Turmoil In Agency Business

28th April 2009

The ink had hardly dried on the documents setting forth the terms of the merger of two of Hollywood's top talent agencies -- The William Morris Agency and Endeavor -- when several top agents from...

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Morris, Endeavor To Merge

27th April 2009

Two of Hollywood's top talent agencies, the William Morris Agency and Endeavor are expected to announce today (Monday) that they are merging into a new company called WME Entertainment, published reports said over the weekend....

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Tyler Perry Still Looking For Success Abroad

22nd October 2007

Tyler Perry, whose Why Did I Get Married? has grossed nearly $40 million over the past ten days, defying industry predictions, now intends to disprove the notion that movies with black-oriented themes can not do...

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Nbc Closes Deal With Silverman

30th May 2007

NBC confirmed Tuesday that it had hired Ben Silverman, a former agent with the William Morris Agency and the founder of the independent production company Reveille, to take over creative and programming authority at the...

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Chetry Jumps Fnc Ship; Plucked Up By Cnn

19th February 2007

Weekend anchor Kiran Chetry, certainly a small fish in Fox News Channel's giant pond, found herself caught in a whirlpool of corporate maneuvering late last week, finally landing on the shores of CNN Friday where...

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Fox News Drops Chetry; Blames Agent

16th February 2007

Fox News Channel is cutting its ties with Kiran Chetry, who joined the cable news outlet six years ago as news update and weekend anchor -- because it is miffed with her agent. TVNewser ran...

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Wheeling And Dealing At Sundance

24th January 2007

In an unprecedented wave of buying led by Paramount Vantage and Fox Searchlight, the specialty divisions of major studios and other distributors picked up nearly a dozen movies at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday...

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Witherspoon Leaves Wma

19th April 2005

LEGALLY BLONDE star REESE WITHERSPOON has become the latest star to leave Hollywood's WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY (WMA). While HALLE BERRY, SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR and director MATTHEW VAUGHN dumped WMA after controversial comments made by...

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Vaughn Leaves William Morris

24th March 2005

LATEST: Director MATTHEW VAUGHN is the latest in a long line of celebrities to abandon the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY, after controversial comments made by agency boss DAVE WIRTSCHAFTER. The 34-year-old, who is married to...

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Berry Follows Gellar By Dumping Wma

18th March 2005

LATEST: HALLE BERRY has become the latest actress to dump Hollywood's WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY (WMA), after controversial comments made by the company's president. DAVID WIRTSCHAFTER recently offended former BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER star SARAH...

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Menudo To Make A Comeback

29th April 2004

RICKY MARTIN's old boy band MENUDO is making a comeback. MENUDO ENTERTAINMENT has signed the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY to head up its campaign to resurrect the group, which sold millions of records worldwide in...

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Zeta-jones And Fraser Swap Agents

6th February 2004

OSCAR-winner CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and actor BRENDAN FRASER have unwittingly switched talent agents. The Welsh stunner has been a client at WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY (WMA) for nearly a decade, and has moved to rival agency...

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Carter Boys' Mother Arrested For Assault

18th January 2004

The mother of popstars NICK and AARON CARTER has been arrested for attacking her estranged husband's new girlfriend. JANE CARTER allegedly broke a window to enter ROBERT's home, where she pulled 29-year-old GINGER ELROD...

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Sevigny Hits Back At Agency Claims

5th January 2004

LATEST: Hollywood actress CHLOE SEVIGNY has rubbished reports she was dumped by the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY after performing a sex act on screen - saying it was she who ended their association. The 29-year-old...

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Chloe Sevigny Dropped By William Morris

5th January 2004

Movie actress CHLOE SEVIGNY has been dumped by the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY, because of her unsimulated oral sex scene in controversial movie BROWN BUNNY. The 29-year-old star shocked audiences earlier this year (03) when...

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Blade Star In More Financial Trouble

4th May 2003

BLADE star WESLEY SNIPES is in more financial trouble after upsetting one of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies. The movie star lost his Florida mansion last year (02) due to non-payment of his mortgage...

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