Diversity Panel Reveals Leaps Forward in TV, Sluggish Progress in Film

February 26, 2015 in Black-ish, business, CAA, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Matthew Belloni, The Business, THR Online, USA by Liz Isenberg


"On average, TV shows that were somewhat diverse tended to do better than shows that weren't. ... Diversity clearly sells," says Darnell Hunt, author of a newly released UCLA study on Hollywood diversity.

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Sony Shake-Up Continues: Digital Chief Out

February 26, 2015 in entertainment, hollywood reporter, Movies, The Business, THR Online, USA by Borys Kit


Bob Osher has been fired from his position as the head of Sony Pictures Digital.

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Paramount Confirms Adam Goodman’s Exit, Begins Search for Successor

February 26, 2015 in business, entertainment, hollywood reporter, The Business, THR Online, USA by Pamela McClintock


The executive, who ran the studio's production efforts, was pushed out of the top job after six years.

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WME Board Member Peter Grosslight Dies at 68

August 21, 2014 in business, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Obituaries, Representation, The Business, THR Online, USA, William Morris Endeavor by Rebecca Sun


Grosslight, who had pancreatic cancer, most recently served as the agency's global head of music

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Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera for Withholding Money From Sale of Current TV

August 15, 2014 in business, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Television, The Business, THR Online, THR, Esq. by Eriq Gardner


Attorney David Boies also blasts Al Jazeera for making sure the complaint has been filed under seal

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Judge Rules MLB’s Antitrust Exemption Doesn’t Apply to Television Broadcast Rights

August 9, 2014 in business, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Television, The Business, THR Online, THR, Esq. by Eriq Gardner


In a fight over how game telecasts are distributed, a judge won't yet let MLB, NHL, Comcast and DirecTV defeat some fans challenging the system.

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Donald Sterling’s Petition to Stay Clippers Sale Ruling Denied by Appellate Court

August 9, 2014 in business, Culture, Donald Sterling, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Sports, Steve Ballmer, The Business, THR Online, THR, Esq. by Austin Siegemund-Broka


The ex-Clippers owner requested the court block his wife's $2-billion sale to Steve Ballmer, but it responded "presently there is nothing for this court to review" the same afternoon.

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Judge OKs Clippers Sale to Steve Ballmer

July 28, 2014 in business, Donald Sterling, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Los Angeles Clippers, Sports, Steve Ballmer, Television, The Business, THR Online, USA by Austin Siegemund-Broka, Hilary Lewis


UPDATED: The Los Angeles superior court ruled against current owner Donald Sterling.

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Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit

July 28, 2014 in business, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Mean Girls, Movies, Paramount, The Business, THR Online, THR, Esq. by Eriq Gardner


In a legal war over such films as "Mean Girls" and "The Manchurian Candidate," the studio tells the judge about "careless copying and pasting" and inconsistent plaintiff witness testimony.

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Record Industry Targets General Motors, Ford Over Music-Copying Vehicles

July 28, 2014 in Automotive, business, Culture, entertainment, hollywood reporter, Music, The Business, THR Online, THR, Esq. by Eriq Gardner


A lot of money could be on the line thanks to a largely forgotten 1992 law.

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