Staff at the theater, and officials at Laemmle Theaters headquarters, declined to comment.

Reviews of the film have been abysmal, dismissing the drama about the history of FIFA as little more than propaganda for an organization mired in scandal and controversy.

Few Laughs

NBC, which gave the world classic comedies including “Cheers,” “Seinfeld” and “Friends,” has only two sitcoms on its fall TV schedule.

That’s the lowest number since 1978 for the network, which has struggled to launch comedy shows in recent years.

Further demonstrating its sidelining of sitcoms, the Burbank broadcaster, which will instead focus on dramas, is relegating its two comedies, “Undateable” and “People Are Talking,” to Fridays – traditionally the weeknight with the lowest viewership.

Funding Fury

Crowdfunding is dead, claims outspoken director Uwe Boll after failing in two online campaigns to finance the next film he hoped to make, “Rampage 3: No Mercy.”

Boll, who directed video game-to-movie adaptations such as “House of the Dead” and “BloodRayne” fell far below his target figures with recent Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns, then took to the Internet to vent his frustration.

In a You Tube video rant titled “F—- you all” he expressed anger at his fan base for not supporting his ambitions with donations and declared, “For me, crowdfunding is absolutely dead.”

He added that he was abandoning the idea of making the new film and instead opting to hit the links.

“I have enough money to play golf until I’m dead,” he said.

Early Night

Tycoon Sumner Redstone clearly wasn’t in the mood for a late night on his 92nd birthday party – as he left the festivities at 8 p.m. according to several Hollywood trades.

The Bel Air bash at Vibrato jazz club and restaurant had earlier seen Tony Bennett serenade the billionaire Viacom and CBS boss with signature hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Soon after the veteran entertainment titan left the party, guests including wealthy pals Robert Evans, Michael Milken and Ron Burkle also reportedly headed home.

Staff reporter Sandro Monetti can be reached at smonetti@labusinessjournal.com or (323) 549-5225, ext. 226.

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