Madison Pettis

  • How to Make a Portfolio of Media Companies

    Let’s talk about two different types of media stocks.

    Motley Fool
  • 'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection. "I feel very grateful, lucky and proud to represent this part of the world," said Yared Zeleke, 36, whose…

    AFP
  • Guillermo Del Toro On Enthralling & Energizing Jury Experience – Cannes Q&A

    With one title left to screen, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to wind down and the jury is poised to enter its final deliberations before announcing this year’s prize winners on Sunday evening. Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with jury member Guillermo del Toro about his…

    Deadline
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal courts Hollywood in L.A. visit

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to keep the Peach State on Hollywood's mind.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.

    Associated Press
  • Regina George’s ‘Mean Girls’ Mansion Is Up for Sale

    Now this is fetch: “Mean Girls” fans willing to cough up $15 million can now live in Regina George’s mansion. The home that Rachel McAdams’ character’s family (led by cool mom Amy Poehler) occupied in the hit 2004 teen comedy is selling for a pretty mean price. The 20,000-square-foot home is…

    Variety
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    'Poltergeist' remake released in US theaters

    1980's horror classic "Poltergeist" gets a remake, coming out in US theaters Friday. The movie tells the story of a family who moves into a new home... only to discover that they are not its only occupants. Duration: 01:50

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  • Digital Tracking: The Future of ‘Tomorrowland’ at the Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and…

    Variety
  • UP Orders ‘Last Hope With Troy Dunn’ To Series

    The network that bill itself as “feel good TV for you and your family” had greenlighted its latest series — and it certainly fits that bill. Casting is underway for UP’s working-titled  Last Hope With Troy Dunn, in which author and motivational speaker Dunn tracks down lost loved ones and…

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  • Michael Caine says he is unrecognisable in latest film role

    By Matthew Stock CANNES, France (Reuters) - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognisable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor. "The challenge that I put myself, and always have done, is 'How…

    Reuters
  • Europe’s Digital Single Market: War Not Over, Warns Indie Film, TV Chief Jean Prewitt

    The battle to protect the film and television industries’ ability to license copyright territory by territory in Europe appeared to have been won at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the war is not over, Jean Prewitt, CEO of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, told Variety. On…

    Variety
  • Koons sculpture raises 12 million euros at Cannes AIDS auction

    A huge sculpture called "Coloring Book" by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros ($13.2 million) at a star-studded charity auction near Cannes that raised more than 33 million euros for AIDS research. Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender and Marion…

    Reuters
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    Celebs Soak Up the Sun at Hotel du Cap (11 photos)

    The annual Cannes Film Festival isn't all about film. For decades, the famous have frolicked in and around the pool at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in nearby Antibes, France. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton chose it as the location for their honeymoon. Kate Moss was reportedly banned for…

    Yahoo Celebrity
  • Introducing The Quentin Tarantino Of Uganda

    You know Hollywood and Bollywood, but have you heard of Wakaliwood? Uganda's growing action film industry is spearheaded by an unlikely pair, New Yorker Alan Hofmanis and Ugandan native Isaac Nabwana. The duo is creating kick-ass movies with computer-generated bombings and epic fight scenes that…

    Huffington Post
  • Amy Schumer to Write, Star in Fox Mother-Daughter Comedy (Exclusive)

    Paul Feig, the director of 'Bridesmaids' and the upcoming 'Spy,' is attached as one of the producers.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Jackie Chan Opens Film and TV School in China

    The Hong Kong kung-fu star will serve as dean of the Film and Television Academy.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Joe Henderson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

    Joe Henderson, who was just tapped as showrunner of Lucifer, has signed an overall deal with the studio behind the new Fox drama series, Warner Bros. Television. Under the two-year pact, he will render executive producer/showrunners services on  Lucifer as well as develop new projects for…

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