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Blumhouse Taps Annapurna’s Josh Small as CFO (EXCLUSIVE)

Blumhouse has tapped Josh Small as its chief financial officer, Variety has learned. He leaves Annapurna, the indie studio behind “Detroit” and “The Master,” where he served in the same role. Annapurna will promote James Pong to replace the departing Small as CFO. At Annapurna, he has led business development. Pong joined Annapurna from Sony […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 12th, 2018

SNL Writer Responds To Donald Trump"s Tweets Like They"re Texts & It"s Actually Very Sweet

Even when Saturday Night Live is on break, its writers still find a way to troll Donald Trump. SNL writer Josh Patten has been keeping busy this summer with an "incredibly stupid project": responding to the president's tweets as if they were personal texts. Related: Donald Jr. & Eric Trump Are Super Jelly Of Jared Kushner! While the [...] Even when Saturday Night Live is on break, its writers still find a way to troll Donald Trump. SNL writer Josh Patten has been keeping busy this summer with an "incredibly stupid project": responding to the president's tweets as if they were personal texts. Related: Donald Jr. & Eric Trump Are Super Jelly Of Jared Kushner! While the NBC series has no problem ripping on POTUS hard, these faux exchanges are actually quite pleasant and makes us wish the two were friends IRL. Patten, who has written for the show since 2012 (including the Trump-hosted episode in 2015), teased his project in earlier this week, sharing: Proud to unveil my new, incredibly stupid project: Responding To Trump Tweets Like They Were Texts pic.twitter.com/UUz6AY87iQ — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 16, 2017 Since then, Patten has given the president several friendly replies, including suggestions on what to watch on Netflix and the best drinks to order at the U.S. Women's Open. Ch-ch-check out some of the best one-sided texts (below)! I missed it how'd it go — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 12, 2017 that sucks but if you do find some time check out stranger things — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 12, 2017 thanks for the link I'll read it later — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 12, 2017 looks like fun you should go to the louvre if you have time — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 13, 2017 Neat! You should try an Arnold Palmer (half-iced tea, half-lemonade!) 😜 — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 14, 2017 Ok text if you need anything — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 15, 2017 sounds neat keep me posted — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 16, 2017 sorry just seeing this — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 17, 2017 Oh for sure. Any good info? — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 17, 2017 haha sounds like a riddle — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 18, 2017 Yum! what did they serve at the dinner? — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 19, 2017 cool think I'm just gonna make some pasta — Josh Patten (@thejoshpatten) July 19, 2017 We hope he keeps this up -- Trump is bound to respond eventually! [Image via Twitter/Johnny Louis/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2017

Univision’s Fusion Media Group Taps Vice’s Anu Subramanian as CFO

Univision Communications’ Fusion Media Group has hired finance executive Anu Subramanian, previously CFO/COO of Vice Media’s digital division, as CFO. Subramanian will dual-report to Felipe Holguin, CEO of FMG, and Peter Lori, EVP, finance, chief accounting officer and deputy CFO at Univision Communications. Her hiring comes a few months after Univision began approaching prospective investors […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 14th, 2018

NY Times' Harvey Weinstein Story to Become Movie From Annapurna, Plan B - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterNY Times' Harvey Weinstein Story to Become Movie From Annapurna, Plan BHollywood Reporter5:37 PM PDT 4/25/2018 by Borys Kit. FACEBOOK; TWITTER; EMAIL ME · PRINT; COMMENTS. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images. Jodi Kantor (left) and Megan Twohey. Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's coverage earned the duo a Pulitzer Prize for their stories on the ...Annapurna, Plan B Plot 'Spotlight'-Like Movie On How NY Times Reporters Broke Harvey Weinstein Sex Scandal StoryDeadlineAnnapurna, Plan B Developing Movie on New York Times' Harvey Weinstein InvestigationVarietyHarvey Weinstein Sex Scandal Getting a 'Spotlight'-Style Film Treatment From Annapurna and Plan BIndieWireTheWrap -Business Insider -The Guardian -Gainesville Sunall 22 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 26th, 2018

Drake Bell & Josh Peck Melt Everyone"s Hearts With Epic Reunion Video - Watch Now!

Josh Peck and Drake Bell are on good terms again (because destiny), and our hands are still shaking after watching their epic reunion video. If you recall, the former Drake & Josh co-stars had a brief fallout after Drake took to social media earlier this year to express his anger about not being invited to [...] Josh Peck and Drake Bell are on good terms again (because destiny), and our hands are still shaking after watching their epic reunion video. If you recall, the former Drake & Josh co-stars had a brief fallout after Drake took to social media earlier this year to express his anger about not being invited to Josh‘s wedding. Drake later regretted his reaction, explaining, “We’ve been together 18 years, Josh and me, me and Josh. We’ve been so close, it was just one of those things where you know, I’d been talking to him, and he’s been telling me about the engagement. And then I saw on social media, the wedding, and I didn’t hear about it. So, it was just one of those things where it was just like, ‘You didn’t even tell me?! I had to find out on social media?’ And then you’re like, ‘You know what!? Fine!’ And then I’m like, wait, I probably shouldn’t have done that.” “I should have just texted that to him, you know,” Drake added. “I was just being cranky. It is what it is, dude. I love the kid. No hard feelings.” After sharing a make-up hug at the 2017 MTV VMAs, Josh took it a step further and filmed a video in which he totally surprises Drake while walking around at the event! You have to watch it for yourself. DRAKE AND JOSH REUNION In another video, the guys surprise YouTuber and superfan David Dobrick by blindfolding him and singing the Drake & Josh theme song! Click inside to watch… SURPRISED BY DRAKE AND JOSH!!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 1st, 2017

Celebs Are Reacting To Their New 280 Twitter Characters In VERY Different Ways!

Well, it happened. The 280 characters are here, and Twitter will never be the same. For some that's a fun new wrinkle for self-expression — but Chrissy Teigen is one star who has not come around to the idea. Related: Kim Kardashian Wants To Help You Get Dressed With Her New App The HIGHlarious hostess and model drew [...] Well, it happened. The 280 characters are here, and Twitter will never be the same. For some that's a fun new wrinkle for self-expression -- but Chrissy Teigen is one star who has not come around to the idea. Related: Kim Kardashian Wants To Help You Get Dressed With Her New App The HIGHlarious hostess and model drew a line in the sand, tweeting: I will NEVER use 280 characters nor will I favorite or retweet a tweet with them. THIS IS MY FIGHT SONG — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 8, 2017 LOLz! Obviously not ALL celebs felt the same way! See some of the random ways stars used their 280 for the first time (below)! We all have 280 characters? Well, as Shakespeare wrote, "Brevity is the soul of wit. The soul of wit is what brevity is. Brevity? Soul of wit? They're the same thing. Like if you had brevity in one hand and the soul of wit in the other, you’d be hard pressed to tell them apart." — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2017 Wait, hold on a second? Do I have #280characters?!? Oh no...quick think of something really interesting and long to talk about. Um.....uh.....all the pressure. The Pressure that comes with the privilege. Wait!! I know what’s so important!! Ok, I’ve always wanted to tell you all, — Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) November 7, 2017 280 is like going to a tapas bar and ordering a NY Strip with hollandaise and a side of onion rings dipped in melted cheddar followed by an ice cream sunday on a root beer float. — Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 8, 2017 We have all been masters of twitter until this day and it’s hilarious uruegehehegeheudhdbdbfnfndbdndjxbdbsbsjsjshsbsbsjsidishsbsvsvdjdkdkdjdjejdbsvsvsgshdudjdkfkdndbdndkdndbdbdjdjdjdjshsvdueueuehebdbdvedudjdbdbdbdbdiehdbdbdbdbd dvdjejeidjdhdvegehehehehebebdkfndndndndjeiejebrhehe — josh groban (@joshgroban) November 7, 2017 Oh shit I have been given 280 & it is not a good look for me or anyone else half of why i liked this app was because it forced me to be brief & self-edit what is the point of this I might as well be on Fucking Facebook or have a BLOG godamnit I still have characters left jfc jfc — zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) November 8, 2017 Wow this tweet is gonna be really long I really like this I can say really without cutting it out now. I can use punctuation if I feel like it!!! I don't have to spend 5 minutes figuring out which words to take out, I can use them all hahahahahahahaha epic wow it's still going 😃 — Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) November 8, 2017 .🍪🍪🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪🍪🍪 🍪🍪🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪🍪🍪 🍪🍪🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪🍪🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪🍪🍪🍪 🍪 🍪 🍪🍪 🍪 🍪🍪🍪🍪 — Cookie Monster (@MeCookieMonster) November 8, 2017 I will tell a story with my new long twitter abilities. Once, when I was 24, I went into a juice bar in LA. I was feeling low and sad. A man came in, took my hand, and in it he placed a small, plastic chicken. He said: "let go, and all the world will be yours." And then he left. — Alexandra Daddario (@AADaddario) November 8, 2017 In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. *DUN DUN* — Law and Order: SVU (@nbcsvu) November 7, 2017 my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. my pussy is magic. — IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) November 8, 2017 🎶🌎 It's a small world after all! It's a small world after all! It's a small world after all! It's a small, small world! It's a small world after all! It's a small world after all! It's a small world after all! It's a small world after all! 🌎🎶#WaltDisneyWorld #280characters pic.twitter.com/IIlAGL6bld — WDW Today (@WDWToday) November 7, 2017 [Image via Oscar Gonzalez/Adriana M. Barraza/DC5/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzNov 8th, 2017

Chris Hardwick’s Shingle Teams With Blumhouse on Three-Picture Production Deal

Chris Hardwick has launched new production shingle Spitball and teamed with Blumhouse Productions for a three-picture, first-look deal for films produced under the Blumhouse banner. Hardwick is planning on directing one of the pics and be a creative force on all three. Hardwick and Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse, hinted at the collaboration on Hardwick’s […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

Universal, Blumhouse Extend To Decade-Long Film, TV Production Pact

In the wake of another strong finish for a Blumhouse genre film, The Purge: Anarchy, Universal Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions have made a new 10-year first-look production agreement. This will include Blumhouse partnerships with NBC.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineApr 3rd, 2017

Universal, Blumhouse Extend To Decade-Long Production Pact

In the wake of another strong finish for a Blumhouse genre film, The Purge: Anarchy, Universal Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions have made a new 10-year first-look production agreement. This will include Blumhouse partnerships NBCUnive.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineApr 3rd, 2017

Josh Hutcherson Farted in Tom Hanks" Face During "Polar Express" Filming

Josh Hutcherson is sharing a super embarrassing story involving Tom Hanks! The 25-year-old Future Man actor told James Corden what happened during his appearance on The Late Late Show on Wednesday (November 22). The incident took place while Josh and Tom were filming 2004′s Polar Express, marking one of Josh‘s first big acting gigs. “I [...] Josh Hutcherson is sharing a super embarrassing story involving Tom Hanks! The 25-year-old Future Man actor told James Corden what happened during his appearance on The Late Late Show on Wednesday (November 22). The incident took place while Josh and Tom were filming 2004′s Polar Express, marking one of Josh‘s first big acting gigs. “I had the most embarrassing moment, I think, of my entire life,” Josh said. “I haven’t really told anybody until now.” “We’re shooting this scene where he’s playing the hobo and he’s on top of the train, skiing down, and I’m nestled under him, and we’re like, ‘Whoa, this is crazy,’” Josh continued. “I farted. I farted in the scene, it happened, I did it, and instead of playing it cool, Tom Hanks is like, ‘Whoa, whoa, oh my God, this kid, what the heck.’” ‘My first big movie and I just farted in his face,” Josh added. “It was a rite of passage and looking back on it, it was very funny, but at that moment, I thought my face was gonna just start sweating blood.” Watch below! Young Josh Hutcherson Ripped One on Tom Hanks.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 24th, 2017

Drake Bell Knows His Response To Josh Peck"s Wedding Snub Was Dramatic AF

Brothers fight even when they don't mean it! On-screen bros are no exception, as Drake Bell reveals he definitely shouldn't have called out Josh Peck on Twitter after not being invited to his former costar's wedding. Back in June, Peck tied the knot with Paige O'Brien in front of family, friends, and John Stamos — and social [...] Brothers fight even when they don't mean it! On-screen bros are no exception, as Drake Bell reveals he definitely shouldn't have called out Josh Peck on Twitter after not being invited to his former costar's wedding. Back in June, Peck tied the knot with Paige O'Brien in front of family, friends, and John Stamos -- and social media users could help but notice his Drake & Josh costar was nowhere to be found. Photo: Drake's Shredded Abs Serve As A Big F U To Josh! Bell noticed, too, and made his thoughts about being snubbed loud and clear for everyone to see. He tweeted: "True colors have come out today. Message is loud and clear. Ties are officially cut. I'll miss you brother." Bell's dramatic tweets were deleted a day after he posted them -- and looking back, he realized he probably shouldn't have made his frustrations public to begin with! In a Facebook Live chat on Saturday, the 31-year-old admitted he was just really hurt by not receiving an invite and hearing about the event on social media. Chatting with Entertainment Tonight, he explained: "We've been together 18 years, Josh and me, me and Josh. We've been so close, it was just one of those things where you know, I'd been talking to him, and he's been telling me about the engagement. And then I saw on social media, the wedding, and I didn't hear about it. So, it was just one of those things where it was just like, 'You didn't even tell me?! I had to find out on social media?' And then you're like, 'You know what!? Fine!'" But after his reaction declaring their brotherhood over for all the internet to see, Bell confessed he was actually "just being cranky." He continued: "And then I'm like, wait, I probably shouldn't have done that. I should have just texted that to him, you know. I was just being cranky. It is what it is, dude. I love the kid. No hard feelings." Let's hope Josh feels the same way! Related: VMA Nominations -- Snubs, Surprises, & One Feud Face Off! As for the future of Drake & Josh, the Give Me a Little More Time singer revealed he's open to reunite with his Nickelodeon brother on the small screen, adding: "I would love to do [a Drake & Josh reunion.] I would love to. If there's time, if it's in our schedules and it's right, I would jump in it in a second." Though Bell and Peck haven't talked about an onscreen reunion, the rocker confirmed they have since made up over the wedding drama -- as they've been conditioned to resolve their differences in a 30-minute sitcom structure. Thanks, Nick! [Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 31st, 2017

Annapurna Completes $350 Million Credit Facility

Annapurna, the indie film and television company behind “Zero Dark Thirty” and “American Hustle,” has completed a $350 million revolving credit facility. The move comes as Annapurna is re-positioning itself as a full-fledged studio. It has built up an in-house distribution and marketing team, and is also moving more heavily into the small-screen world. Previously,... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 5th, 2017

Jenna Dewan Tatum Will Star in Fox Musical Drama Pilot "Mixtape"

Jenna Dewan Tatum will take on one of the lead roles in Fox’s new musical drama pilot Mixtape! The 37-year-old World of Dance host will star opposite Callie Hernandez and Madeleine Stowe. Mixtape hails from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran and Annapurna Television. Written by Josh and directed by Jesse Peretz, Mixtape is “a romantic [...] Jenna Dewan Tatum will take on one of the lead roles in Fox’s new musical drama pilot Mixtape! The 37-year-old World of Dance host will star opposite Callie Hernandez and Madeleine Stowe. Mixtape hails from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran and Annapurna Television. Written by Josh and directed by Jesse Peretz, Mixtape is “a romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Mixtape captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies,” Deadline reports. Jenna will play Joanna, “a young professional with everything always under control. She’s the most rational person she knows. And yet she’s a little guarded, as if always prepared for the worst.” Also previously cast in the pilot are Megan Ferguson and Jahmil French. “Very excited and grateful to be a part of this incredible show with such an amazingly talented cast!” Jenna shared on Instagram......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 19th, 2018

Josh Groban Asks Kim Kardashian for Help Dealing with Paparazzi!

Josh Groban is all smile as he chats with paparazzi outside of Craig’s restaurant on Thursday night (May 10) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 37-year-old singer looked handsome in a blue jacket over a gray sweater and black jeans as he stepped out for dinner with friends. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Josh [...] Josh Groban is all smile as he chats with paparazzi outside of Craig’s restaurant on Thursday night (May 10) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 37-year-old singer looked handsome in a blue jacket over a gray sweater and black jeans as he stepped out for dinner with friends. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Josh Groban After dealing with all of the questions from the paparazzi, Josh reached out to an expert to help him survive them – Kim Kardashian! “I went to a very “scene” restaurant tonight which I rarely do and waiting for my car was exhausting I’m exhausted when did paparazzi become bizarro 60 minutes I was asked about North Korea and Taylor swift it was a real ride how do you do it @KimKardashian k goodnight,” Josh tweeted. Give Josh some tips, Kim! I went to a very “scene” restaurant tonight which I rarely do and waiting for my car was exhausting I’m exhausted when did paparazzi become bizarro 60 minutes I was asked about North Korea and Taylor swift it was a real ride how do you do it @KimKardashian k goodnight — josh groban (@joshgroban) May 11, 2018 10+ pictures inside of Josh Groban leaving dinner….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 11th, 2018

Olivia Wilde Sets Directorial Debut ‘Booksmart’ With Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein to Star (EXCLUSIVE)

Olivia Wilde is setting her directorial debut “Booksmart” with Annapurna Pictures and cast Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein to star. The pic is being produced by Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez, the female-focused production banner wing of Gary Sanchez Productions. Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison are producing for Annapurna and Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 16th, 2018

Armie Hammer Set to Star in Untitled Annapurna Thriller (EXCLUSIVE)

Following his critically acclaimed role in “Call Me By Your Name,” Armie Hammer has found his next project in an untitled Annapurna Pictures thriller. “Under the Shadow” helmer Babak Anvari is writing and directing, with Lucan Toh of Two & Two Pictures, Christopher Kopp of AZA Films, and Annapurna Pictures all on board to produce. […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 7th, 2018

Snap CFO Drew Vollero Is Out, Replaced by Amazon Exec Tim Stone

Snap is swapping out its CFO: The corporate owner of Snapchat is replacing its current CFO Drew Vollero with Tim Stone, a longtime Amazon executive. The company announced the news in a regulatory filing Monday, stating that it had come to an agreement with Vollero on Friday and that he would continue to serve until May […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 7th, 2018

Netflix Reveals Massive Amount of Original Content for 2018

If you’re a fan of Netflix‘s original content, you better clear off some time in your schedule this year as there’s going to be so many movies and TV shows to watch that you won’t have time for much else! Netflix’s CFO revealed today (February 27) that the company will be spending upwards of $8 [...] If you’re a fan of Netflix‘s original content, you better clear off some time in your schedule this year as there’s going to be so many movies and TV shows to watch that you won’t have time for much else! Netflix’s CFO revealed today (February 27) that the company will be spending upwards of $8 billion on content in 2018, increasing the amount of original TV shows and movies to around 700. The 700 TV shows and movies include about 80 original productions from other countries, like Germany’s Dark. “Let’s continue to add content — it’s working, it’s driving growth,” CFO David Wells said (via Variety) of the company’s strategy. “People don’t care where the stories come from,” he said about not all shows being Netflix-produced. “We’re about having the best content. We don’t necessarily have to do it ourselves.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 27th, 2018

Twitter Adds Former Google CFO Patrick Pichette to Its Board

Twitter has added longtime Google CFO Patrick Pichette to its board of directors, where he is replacing Pepsi CFO Hugh Johnston. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the appointment with a tweet after the close of markets Tuesday, saying that he was “thrilled” for Pichette to join the company’s board. Big news: Patrick @Pichette is joining... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 19th, 2017

WME / IMG Adds Chris Liddell as CFO

Liddell has previously served as vice chairman and CFO of General Motors and senior vp and CFO of Microsoft.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterMar 16th, 2017

‘American Hustle’ Producer Jonathan Gordon Heading Production for Megan Ellison’s Annapurna

Megan Ellison has selected producer Jonathan Gordon as president of production for her Annapurna Pictures. He will oversee the development and production of Annapurna projects, and will report to Ellison. Gordon produced David O. Russell’s “A.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 30th, 2017