The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
HOLLYWOOD'S NEW BOX OFFICE PROBLEM: FALL'S PRESTIGE MOVIE PILEUP
"Argo" proved an October launch can win awards and box office, but with studios still reeling from big summer bombs, at least a dozen adult dramas are set to rollout over six weeks.
SHADOWY BUYER EMERGES IN DIGITAL DOMAIN PURCHASE
A Hong Kong source tells THR that behind-the-scenes investor Che Feng, the owner of Harmony Energy, may be involved in the deal for the VFX powerhouse.
PAUL HAGGIS PENS OPEN LETTER PRAISING LEAH REMINI'S 'BRAVE' BREAK WITH SCIENTOLOGY
The screenwriter, who left the Church in 2005, writes that he was surprised how quickly "Leah was attacked by her celebrity 'friends' who were disparaging her character."
NBCU EXEC JEFF SHELL BUYS BEVERLY HILLS HOME, SPURS TALK OF NEW L.A. JOB
The $7.25 million buy comes as rumors persist that Comcast's favored international exec could be poised for a big role in film or TV.
'BREAKING BAD' FREE AGENT VINCE GILLIGAN HAS STUDIOS IN PURSUIT
Hollywood's hottest unsigned TV showrunner is weighing interest from Sony, Warner Bros. and others as eight figures or a movie deal could tip the scale.
THR COVER: THE CHILLING HISTORY OF HOW HITLER HELPED HOLLYWOOD
In devastating detail, an excerpt from a controversial new book reveals how the big studios, desperate to protect German business, let Nazis censor scripts, remove credits from Jews, get movies stopped and even force on MGM executive to divorce his Jewish wife.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER UNVEILS THE TOP 25 FILM SCHOOLS OF 2013
USC boasts a new Interactive Media Building; AFI counters it's got James L. Brooks as its new artistic director. In its third annual ranking, THR surveys the nation's top institutions as they compete to turn out Oscar winners.
WES BENTLEY OPENS UP ABOUT COMEBACK FROM HEROIN ADDICTION
The actor considered the next Christian Bale after "American Beauty," who began using drugs to escape expectations, has landed major roles in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" and Ryan Murphy's HBO pilot "Open."
MODERN SEINFELD TWITTER ACCOUNT LANDS CREATOR A SITCOM JOB
Jack Moore joins Fox's "Us & Them" on the strength of the fantasy mashup account, which he said "was basically pitching storylines."
ROB LOWE, RASHIDA JONES TO DEPART 'PARKS AND RECREATION'
NBC's sole returning fall comedy will see two of its main players exit in the middle of the upcoming season.
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