The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
WILL SMITH’S ‘AFTER EARTH’ APOCALYPSE: WHO LOSES MOST?
As the sci-fi bust heads toward a loss in the tens of millions, fallout touches Sony, M. Night Shyamalan and the star once considered box-office royalty.
INSIDE JOHNNY DEPP’S $20 MILLION SALARY STANDOFF
The actor’s “Black Mass” negotiation heats up amid a debate over whether a reduced fee is fair.
IS LEGENDARY’S NEW CHINA DEAL FOR REAL?
The three-year co-production deal with China Film Co. gives the company needed leverage as it eyes a new Hollywood partner.
WARNER BROS. GIVES UP ‘FRIDAY THE 13TH’ RIGHTS TO BOARD CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S ‘INTERSTELLAR’
Sources tell THR that the price of admission for Warner Bros. joining Paramount’s sci-fi movie from the “Dark Knight” producer was the studio’s stake in the classic horror franchise, along with its portion of a future “South Park” movie.
EMMYS: 27 OF TV’S SUPPORTING STARS SIT FOR CLASS PHOTO
From the stars of “Homeland” and “Newsroom” to “Mindy” and “Modern Family,” these second seed drama and comedy VIPs are ready for their close-ups.
REVENGE OF THE OVER-40 ACTRESS
From Cameron Diaz to Sandra Bullock, the A-list of actresses is aging along with the moviegoer as their clout (and salaries) skyrocket, and Hollywood fails to groom another generation amid franchise fever.
STUDY: GLOBAL MEDIA INDUSTRY POISED TO TOP $2 TRILLION IN 2016
Services like Netflix and Hulu will help keep the U.S. as the biggest entertainment market in the world for the foreseeable future, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
NORMAN LEAR PENS NEW PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO JEAN STAPLETON
The “All in the Family” creator on the star who gave life to Edith Bunker: “You could count on Jean to be in the role every split second she was working.”
L.A. SCREENINGS: WHICH NEW TV SHOWS CLICKED WITH INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
After a year of flops, there’s optimism around the new class, including “SHIELD,” ”Hostages” and “The Blacklist”: “Nothing to go crazy over, but a lot of good shows.”
ANTHONY PELLICANO WIRETAP LAWSUIT NEARS SETTLEMENT
A source tells THR that AT&T will pay out more than 500 unintentional victims whose calls with ex-THR editor Anita Busch were illegally recorded.