THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Thom Beers
The prolific reality producer (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers) scores the CEO job at Fremantle North America, putting him at the center of American Idol, The X Factor and America's Got Talent.
DOWN: Kenn Viselman
The writer-producer of The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure suffers the worst box-office opening for a release on more than 2,000 screens: $448,131 during Labor Day weekend ($207 a screen).
UP: Joe Early
A rare publicist-turned-business exec, the Fox marketing chief is promoted to COO of the network, second in command to Kevin Reilly and overseeing programming, digital, research and biz affairs.
DOWN: Jersey Shore Cast
JWoww, The Situation and the rest will end their run on MTV's Shore after the sixth season. But America mustn't fear: Spinoff Snooki and JWoww will return for at least another season.
Lionsgate Ent. (LGF)
FX deal for 100 episodes of Anger Management could generate $175 million in pretax profit over three years.
Epix, which provides the subscription DVD company pics for streaming, struck a deal to do likewise for Amazon.