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France’s Philippe Gas to Head Shanghai Disneyland
HONG KONG – Frenchman, Philippe Gas has been appointed as general manager of the new Shanghai Disney Resort. Gas joins from Euro Disney in Paris, where he was President of Euro Disney S.A.S., the ma...
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Ad of the Day: Ballerina Misty Copeland Stars in Jaw-Dropping Spot for Under Armour
Under Armour is shifting creatively from brawny footballers to ballerinas. Pivoting from its usual focus on men's athletic apparel, UA CEO Kevin Plank announced the brand's biggest-ever wom...
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IndieStream: Elisabeth Moss in 'The One I Love' Leads a Packed Week of VOD Premieres
Also streaming this week are the Sundance Best Doc winner "Rich Hill," James Franco’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s "Child of God" and the award-winning horror flick "Lyle" -- for free!read more...
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Emma Watson Joins Twitter Protest Against Turkish Politician
The recently named UN women goodwill ambassador follows Turkish women who have posted pictures of themselves laughing after the country's deputy prime minister said women should not laugh in public.re...
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One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Was Global Album Top Seller in 2013
The album sold 4 million copies in six weeks as U.K. musical acts claimed the best selling album in the world for the sixth time in seven years.read more
Picture Tree Acquires Paulo Coelho Biopic ‘The Pilgrim’ (EXCLUSIVE)
LONDON — Berlin-based international sales and production outfit Picture Tree Intl. has secured the global distribution rights for the Paulo Coelho biopic “The Pilgrim — the Best Story of...
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'Gomorrah' to Give BSkyB First Taste of Sky Europe
The Italian mafia series, a huge hit for Sky Italia, premieres in the U.K. on Monday in a possible test run for future shows that could air across the enlarged "Sky Europe" following a deal with Fox.r...
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American Heart Association Gets Emotional
The American Heart Association has launched a new campaign that is an emotional departure from its image as a purely factual and educational resource. The $4 million campaign, which includes digita...
Media Luna Picks Up Samuli Valkama’s ‘No Thank You’
LONDON — Sales company Media Luna has acquired Samuli Valkama’s comedy-drama “No Thank You,” which is based on Anna-Leena Harkonen’s novel “Ei Kiitos.” “No Thank You” centers...
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China's Alibaba Invests in Maker of 'The Hobbit' Mobile Game
The e-commerce giant invests $120 million in free-to-play company Kabam, which is behind such titles as "Fast & Furious 6: The Game" and an upcoming "The Hunger Games" mobile game.read more
Film Factory Takes Alex de la Iglesia’s ‘Messi’
BOURG MADAME, France – Forging a partnership with Mediapro, one of Spain’s most prominent producers of international art house auteurs, Film Factory has acquired world sales rights outside Spain t...
French News, Arts Cable Channels Face Closure as Government Blocks Move to Free TV
TF1 may shutter its all news network LCI and M6 drop arts channel Paris Premiere after French regulators prevented them from becoming free-to-air.read more
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‎Chinese Web Giant Tencent Moves Into Online Games, Novels
Tencent Literature pacts with Giant Interactive as Internet novels increasingly become go-to source of inspiration for game and film producers in China. read more
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Spanish Industry Divided Over 'Game of Thrones' Recovery Plan
Tax breaks to attract international productions face opposition from Spanish producers who say Madrid should do more to help the local industry.read more
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Box Office Shocker: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Eyes $95M-Plus Debut
UPDATED: The galactic superhero tentpole earned $11.2 million Thursday night alone, besting the $10.2 million earned in early April by fellow Marvel title "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."read mo...
Sundance Film Festival Expands to Hong Kong
The famed Sundance Film Festival is expanding to Hong Kong, the indie film institute announced on Thursday. The festival will debut on September 19 and run through the 28th. It will offer the Hong Kon...
Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong
The Sundance Film Festival is expanding its reach into Hong Kong through a screening series in September. The Sundance Institute and Metroplex will present new American independent films,  accompanie...
Sundance Film Fest Heading to Hong Kong For a New Film Series
The Sundance Film Institute is joining forces with The Metroplex to offer a satellite program of eight films, which will screen in September.read more
‘Undateable’ Renewed for Second Season by NBC
Chris D'Elia may be “undateable,” but NBC is banking on the comedian being marketable. The network told TheWrap Thursday that it has renewed D'Elia vehicle “Undateable”...
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Chinese TV Station Head Arrested for Suspected Corruption
Liu Wen, the director-general of documentary channel CCTV-9, has been detained on suspicion of economic malpractice Chinese media reports say. read more

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