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Veteran husband-wife producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher have made Oscar-winning films. But with Divergent, they've launched their first franchise based on a young adult novel.

Banner image: Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick, producers of Divergent

Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN, 47 SEC

Kim Masters and Michael Schneider, who's sitting in for John Horn, discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

- News out of CinemaCon, the annual trade show for theater owners, is that global box office is strong except among the youth in the US.
- More Murdoch family drama and news of a succession plan to run the various companies of NewsCorp.
- Disney news: Anne Sweeney has been replaced by Ben Sherwood to run ABC and the other Disney-owned TV channels. What will his news background bring to the job?
- Disney plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the online studio Maker Studios.

More:
CinemaCon: Global Box Office Hits Record $35.9 Billion in 2013 Thanks to China
Disney Makes Unconventional Choice to Replace Anne Sweeney: News Head Ben Sherwood
Murdoch Promotes Son Lachlan in Succession Plan for Empire
Murdoch Shuffle: Lachlan Returns to Fox, News Corp; James Upped to Co-COO
Number of Frequent Young Moviegoers Plummets in 2013
Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios

'Divergent' Producers 20 MIN, 33 SEC

The producers of Divergent, Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher talk with Kim Masters about launching their first franchise based on a young adult novel. They talk about making a spectacle on a tight budget, shielding young actors from the dangers of fame, and balancing their married life with work.

 

Guests:
Doug Wick, Academy Award-winning producer (@Divergent)
Lucy Fisher, producer (@Divergent)

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