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)
$15.22 (+7.1%)

FX deal for 100 episodes of Anger Management could generate $175 million in pretax profit over three years.

Netflix (NFLX)
$55.93 (-11.2%)

Epix, which provides the subscription DVD company pics for streaming, struck a deal to do likewise for Amazon.