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Rule Breakers 2013

‘Breaking Bad’s’ Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston Pen Mutual Fan Letters

For The Hollywood Reporter's Rule Breakers 2013 issue, the pair, photographed together, trade notes on what drove the AMC hit to record ratings.

How to Turn Three Teen Movies Into $26 Million and Counting

A24, the hot indie behind James Franco's "Consider This Shit" campaign for "Spring Breakers," turned viral marketing of smart acquisitions "The Bling Ring" and "The Spectacular Now" into box-office…

How Matthew McConaughey Changed the Narrative of His Career (Guest Column)

"Mud" producer Lisa Maria Falcone on the 44-year-old actor's turn from rom-com lead to acting tour de force: "I see this intensity in his eyes, you know this guy is going to kill it."

‘Frozen’ Director Wants to Break a Sci-Fi Blockbuster Barrier

Disney Animation's first female director tells THR she would have loved to work with renowned artist Glen Keane on "The Little Mermaid": "There was something so magical about that film."

Why ‘Gravity’s’ Alfonso Cuaron Was Kicked Out of Film School

The self-proclaimed formerly "obnoxious" director and his co-writer son Jonas discuss working together to pen the space epic starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney: "The idea sounds more crazy…

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey: How ‘The Bible’s’ Power Couple Work Together

The executive-producing husband and wife on "kicking down doors" to pitch the project -- now the top-selling miniseries DVD of all time -- as well as preparing its sequel, plus a feature film…

‘Fast & Furious 7’ Director James Wan’s Last Interview on Set Before Paul Walker Crash

"Compared to my past work, the set pieces in this film are incredibly out there," the director of "The Conjuring" and "Insidious Chapter 2" told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's an amazing playground…

Ted Sarandos’ ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Gamble: An Analyst Takes Stock

Richard Greenfield writes that Netflix originals like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" are widening the rift between what customers want and what traditional TV provides.

Key and Peele: ‘Lorne Michaels Has a History of Relating to White Men’ (Q&A)

Comedy Central's cult heroes talk to THR about building the No. 1 cable show in its time slot among young men, making a Judd Apatow movie and "Saturday Night Live's" casting problem: "There are a…

‘Despicable Me 2’s’ Mastermind: My Dad Was a Disruptor, Too

Chris Meledandri, whose sequel grossed almost $1 billion, recalls his fashion-designer father bringing Italian-style clothes to big cities: "If you were dressing in his clothes in New York or…

Ylvis’ Plans After ‘The Fox’: ‘We Won’t Be Disappointed If We’re Kicked Out of the Country’

The Norwegian duo on their top-selling children's book and what else is next after the "tanked song project" that drew 275 million YouTube views: "We'll return to our office in Norway and still be…

‘Under the Dome’s’ Success Secret: CBS Execs ‘Were Able to Make Big, Ballsy Decisions’

Entertainment chief Nina Tassler and TV president David Stapf broke out the pricey, high-profile Stephen King miniseries during the summer slump -- and inked a groundbreaking deal with Amazon for a…