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Ex-AwesomenessTV chief joins Paramount

AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins as joined Paramount Pictures to lead a new youth-skewed division. Robbins will run Paramount Players, which will be devoted to producing films derived from the Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and BET brands. The move is the first major deal for Paramount since Fox veteran Jim Gianopulos became its chairman and CEO. […]

Fox planning $250m of staff cuts

21st Century Fox plans to make US$250 million of cuts across its US TV and film operations. The US-based TV and film giant, which is helmed by James Murdoch (pictured), reports quarterly results next week and in a communication to staff quoted by US media press Fox TV Networks boss Peter Rice told staff that […]