Saturday, February 09, 2013 7:09 pm
The Hollywood Reporter's best of the week
By The Hollywood Reporter
JAY-Z'S ANNIE REMAKE: MEET THE MAN WHO MADE IT HAPPEN
Broadway lyricist Martin Charnin owns the rights but "hated" both previous filmed versions.
GRAMMYS 2013: WHERE TO PARTY WITH JAY-Z, CARLY RAE JEPSEN AND CEE LO GREEN
Industry insiders can choose among charity galas, VIP affairs and the best performances - like Justin Timberlake at the Palladium - before and after the Feb. 10 awards.
THR NAMES MUSIC'S 35 TOP HITMAKERS
Behind the songs of Katy Perry, Rihanna, Pink and Taylor Swift are the songwriters, producers and execs who make it all possible.
THR'S HITMAKER 2013: HOW PRODUCER MAX MARTIN SOLD 135 MILLION SONGS
The Swedish phenom who tops THR's inaugural list is responsible for Britney Spears, `N Sync and Pink's greatest hits.
JACK WHITE FRONTS THR'S 2ND ANNUAL MUSIC ISSUE
THR gets up close and personal with the quirky rock contrarian who won't rehearse for the Grammys, reneged on "The Lone Ranger" and "loves to f---" with his haters.
WHY MUSIC BIOPICS ARE A NIGHTMARE TO MAKE
Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain: How a complicated tangle of rights is preventing their stories from being filmed.
TV PILOT SEASON: JOHN CUSACK, JASON CLARKE TOP NETWORK WISH LISTS
Rose Byrne is also in the mix as big names weigh potential series commitments.
WHY MALIBU IS NOT OK WITH THE CHEVY MALIBU
The mayor of L.A.'s tony coastal enclave tells THR: "We thought it was time to use our fame for the advantage of our residents."
MELISSA McCARTHY SETS UP THREE NEW MOVIES
The actress and her partner, husband Ben Falcone, are developing projects at Universal and Fox and have launched a new company called On the Day.
WHY EVEN DVR WON'T SAVE `SMASH' RATINGS (ANALYSIS)
The NBC drama would need an unprecedented surge (triple digits!) to salvage its catastrophic premiere.