Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:25 pm
The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week
By The Hollywood Reporter
`TONIGHT SHOW'S' NYC MOVE TO EARN NBC $20 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS
A THR analysis shows that while producing Jimmy Fallon's show at 30 Rock will cost more, the difference will be handily offset by incentives.
MOTION PICTURE MUSEUM: $2.5 MILLION BUYS YOU A GREEN ROOM
David Geffen's $25 million theater was just the beginning as the $300 million project hits a new, aggressive fund-raising phase that includes multiple naming rights.
THE CHINA CLUSTERF--K: IS HOLLYWOOD FED UP?
Erratic decisions, murky agendas: Frustrated studios are up against a not-so-secret agenda of the world's second-biggest box office market actively trying to build their own entertainment studio system.
BAZ LUHRMANN'S DESPAIR, DRIVE AND GAMBLE BEHIND ` GREAT GATSBY'
Like his protagonist Jay Gatsby, the Australian director once reinvented himself with a name change and new identity. Now, he's risked everything on his flashy $100 million spectacle: "I would do anything to make sure `Gatsby' stayed alive."
NAT GEO'S HOWARD T. OWENS ON BILL O'REILLY AND `THE BIBLE'S' ALLURE
The cable channel president tells THR why he went to the mat to stay in business with the `Killing Lincoln' producer and why he'd love to air Showtime's `Homeland.'
THE `BIBLE' EFFECT AND THE RESURRECTION OF TV MINISERIES
Fox's "Shogun," FX's "Fargo" and Lifetime/History's "Bonnie & Clyde" are bringing life back to a genre once considered dead.
`IDOL' PANIC: SECRET PLOT TO REPLACE MARIAH CAREY WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ FAILS
The plan to bring back Lopez midseason was abandoned when Carey's team threatened legal action, sources tell THR.
BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: `IRON MAN 3' ALREADY ROLLING OUT OVERSEAS, HEADS FOR $110 MILLION
The superhero tentpole doesn't open for another week in North America, where the clock is ticking for Disney and top theater circuits to resolve their battle over terms.
NBC RELEASES PULLED `HANNIBAL' EPISODE AS WEB SERIES
The episode, which contained a storyline about children murdering other children, was yanked in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
MICHAEL SHANNON ON THE `FUN' OF PLAYING A RUTHLESS SECURITY SISTER
The "Iceman" actor talked to THR about his Funny or Die-produced video and his latest film role as a real-life contract killer.