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Sony Marketing Exec Christine Birch Exits Studio Under a Cloud of Controversy; Was It Pot or Not?

High Times cover boys Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg both have offices on the Sony lot, where like the rest of Hollywood, there seems to be a real double standard, not just between men and women, but between talent and executives, who used to be able to get away with just as much as their famous collaborators.

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Sue Kroll Launches Kroll & Co. Shingle on Warners Lot; Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock to Star in First Projects

Kroll will serve as an executive producer on Bradley Cooper's directorial debut A Star is Born and Edward Norton's directorial debut Motherless Brooklyn, as well as John Crowley's adaptation of The Goldfinch.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.30.18)

Kathleen Gallagher replaces longtime Universal Pictures Home Entertainment exec Dick Longwell who is retiring after 20 years in senior sales and distribution. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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A24 Co-Founder John Hodges Exits as Sale Rumors Plague Indie Studio Behind “Moonlight,” “Lady Bird”

Surely David Fenkel and Daniel Katz have learned by now that there's a ceiling for arthouse films these days. A24's biggest success, Lady Bird, grossed $49 million domestically, so can that ceiling support the duo's ambitions, or will a larger distributor make them an offer they can't refuse?

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DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson Taking Leave of Absence

Nelson's leave of absence comes just as Justice League ends its theatrical run as the lowest-grossing entry in the DCEU. According to reports, she needs time to deal with personal matters, including recovering from a recent back surgery.

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Inside the MGM Coup That Led to Gary Barber’s Firing and a Studio Without Leadership

Barber relaunched Orion Pictures, led the company's $1 billion acquisition of Epix, cut costs across divisions, and squeezed every penny possible out of MGM's library with the help of streaming platforms that were hungry for content. So what's behind his abrupt exit?

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.16.18)

In an attempt to broaden their appeal and do some damage control following sexual harassment allegations, Vice Media has hired Nance Duboc to replace CEO Shane Smith. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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A+E Chief Nancy Dubuc Leaving to Become CEO of Vice Media, Where She’ll Broaden Brand’s Appeal to Women

Dubuc is expected to provide some much-needed leadership at Vice, which has been forced to fire several top executives following sexual harassment allegations from multiple employees who have also taken aim at the company's corporate culture, suggesting it is in dire need of repair.

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Essential Reading: “God Country” Might Be the Best Example of the Comics Medium in Decades

Written by Donny Cates with art by Geoff Shaw and Jason Wordie, the six-issues limited series published by Image Comics involves a West Texas family who gets dragged into the battle for a living sword.

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Launch Pad Alum David Case Signs With Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions

His original screenplay The Noble Woman tells the remarkable true story of a 16th Century French noblewoman who must fight to survive under impossible conditions when she and her lover are marooned on a remote Canadian island during an expedition to the New World.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.02.18)

In a big restructuring, Rich Ross is out at Discovery and TLC's Nancy Daniels is in, among others. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Launch Pad Alum Amber Alexander Signs With Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions

Her fantasy-romance manuscript Beautifully Damned is described as a cross between Twilight and True Blood. The YA story follows two immortal beings who are living as teenagers as they fight to find each other while struggling against the systematic persecution of humans with magical powers.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (02.16.18)

Following the departure of Jennifer Salke at NBC, the peacock network promotes two women from within to run their scripted programming. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Fangoria Lives! Dallas Sonnier’s Cinestate Acquires Iconic Horror Movie Magazine

The beloved magazine will return to print as a collectible quarterly this Halloween, and the deal also includes the assets and trademarks to out-of-print publications such as Starlog and Gorezone.

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Sony’s New Deal With Wizard World Demonstrates How Studios Continue to Overvalue IP

"It’s not the most ridiculous idea that Sony would go looking for more comic book IP, but the way it’s going about it is what feels so misguided, and until someone explains to me the value of an IP that has no popular recognition, I will continue to be baffled," writes Neil Turitz.