Chris Pine is climbing up the TheWrap's PowerGrid this week, thanks to "Star Trek Into Darkness." The actor is now among the Top 200 list, which none of his co-stars can boast.
Indie "Frances Ha" saw its director, writer and producer move up this week. Noah Baumbach, who worked with Greta Gerwig on the project, jumped up just behind "The Hobbit's" Peter Jackson.
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Aviva Drescher is back on for the sixth season of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City," a Bravo insider told TheWrap.
The housewife, who held the production hostage along with her cast mates for bigger paychecks earlier this month, broke the news on Twitter.
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The term “zombie director” refers to a board member who’s elected without the support of a majority of the shareholder votes — and their existance infuriates corporate governance watchdogs. But Cablevision reports today that two of the five candidates for the board seats to represent public investors failed to meet that threshold at yesterday’s annual meeting. Since the company only nominated five people for the openings — and there were no outside candidates — they couldn’t lose. But Bond Street Holdings’ Vincent Tese won with just 45.2% supporting him and 54.8% withholding approval. New Century Holdings’ Leonard Tow was supported by 48.2%. Another director who failed to win a majority last time — former JP Morgan Chase Managing Director Thomas Reifenheiser — barely made it above that level with 50.5% support. The results outraged New York City Comptroller John Liu who oversees the city pension funds’ 532,020 Class A Cablevision shares and had urged investors to oppose the board candidates. “Shareowners delivered a stinging rebuke to the five Cablevision directors we opposed for being ineffective and unaccountable, including majority votes against two of them,” Liu said. “Both Mr. Tese and Dr. Tow, should immediately step down. In Mr. Tese’s case, this is the third majority vote against his directorship in the past four years. Enough is enough.” Liu is running for mayor as city labor leaders allege that Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan refused to bargain in good faith with unionized cable installers — a charge that the company rejects. Yesterday the company called in police when union protesters disrupted the shareholder meeting.
Despite the miserable weather, film financiers reported a strong market at the Cannes Film Festival, with Lionsgate and the Weinstein Co. making the biggest splashes with their acquisitions of Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties" and Stephen Frears' "Philomena," respectively.
"Cannes was a strong market and titles were priced at the right levels," said the Gersh Agency's Jay Cohen, who noted that equity funds were very active and distributors seemed to buy what they wanted early on.Related Articles: The Scene at Cannes: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Jimmy P' (Updated Photos) Cannes: The Weinstein Co. Pays $6M for Stephen Frears' 'Philomena' What Buyers Want at Cannes: More Jennifer Lawrence, Less Sylvester Stallone
While some creatives may consider a porn parody of their work a confirmation of their success, "Girls" creator Lena Dunham "can't just laugh off" Hustler production "This Ain't Girls XXX."
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Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell are praising Mike Darnell following the alternative programming chief's announcement of his departure from Fox on Friday.
"Mike Darnell was a pioneer in reality television," Seacrest said in a statement to TheWrap. "He brilliantly paved the way for all of us, creating a powerful entertainment genre that audiences can't get enough of. I've had the privilege of working with him for more than a decade, and I've learned so much from him."Related Articles: 'American Idol' & 'Voice' Winners: Who's Broken Out, Who's Just Broken (Photos) WME Signs Departing Fox Exec Mike Darnell (Exclusive) Image Caption: Getty Images
Fox sent a wave through the television ranks when it announced on Friday that Mike Darnell, its alternative programming president, is leaving the network at the end of June.Related Articles: Fox's Mike Darnell, Alternative Programming Chief, Exiting Network WME Signs Departing Fox Exec Mike Darnell (Exclusive) Jennifer Hudson in Negotiations to Judge 'American Idol'
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive," the company announced on Friday.
The vampire romance, which stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright, will world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.
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