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Multi-cultural Luc Besson Takes a Bow at Locarno
LOCARNO – For decades now, Luc Besson, a director who gave French cinema a huge shot of mainstream action-traction and grandfathered – though not old himself – a new generation of Gallic act...
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BBC TV Chief Claims 'Top Gear' Host Not Racist Despite 'N-Word' Footage
‎But Danny Cohen says there have been some "significant issues" regarding the show, and he and Jeremy Clarkson "disagree on the language some have recently found very offensive."read more
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AMC Networks Quarterly Profit Drops, Revenue Rises
UPDATED: The cable networks company, which is led by CEO Josh Sapan and has focused on original shows, saw revenue jump 37.6 percent.read more
NFL Launches ‘NFL Now’ Internet-Video Service on Apple TV, Xbox, Roku and Other Devices
The National Football League has taken to the digital field with the kickoff of NFL Now, an Internet-video service offering gridiron fans hundreds of hours of free content and a $1.99-per-month pre...
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Inside the NFL's Plan to Take on Yahoo, ESPN With New App
UPDATED: After years of seeing its rivals dominating highlights and fantasy football, the NFL Now app seeks to compete in the mega-billion-dollar market of "companion content."read more
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Why Female Action Vehicles Won't Break Hollywood's Boys Club (Opinion)
The recasting of male-centric film franchises with women is a welcome development, but should hardly be touted as groundbreaking progress. read more
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Met Opera Standoff Threatens $60 Million Theater Business
Live performances being broadcast into theaters could come to an end if a federal mediator can't help solve a worsening labor dispute.read more
Beatles ‘Hard Day’s Night’ to Stream Exclusively on Hulu Plus
The Beatles’ classic 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night” will be available for streaming starting Friday, Aug. 8, exclusively on Hulu’s subscription-video service. Hulu has ex...
Scripps Networks’ Q2 Profit Falls 3.7% As Costs Offset Revenue Increases
Scripps Networks Interactive said second-quarter net income fell approximately 3.7% as costs associated with programming offset increases in revenue from advertising and distribution at the company...
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Scripps Networks Second-Quarter Earnings Drop, Revenue Rises
The company behind HGTV, Travel Channel and the Food Network says its advertising revenue rose 7.6 percent.read more
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Gets Three-Year Residence Permit in Russia
Snowden, who is the subject of a planned Oliver Stone movie, will be able to travel abroad and get Russian citizenship in five years.read more
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Sarah Paulson Reveals Most Awkward 'American Horror Story' Scene (Video)
Late-night shows also welcomed UFC fighter Jon Jones, who recently got into a very public brawl.read more
Europa Distribution Stages Locarno Workshop on TV Acquisition of Indie Pix
LONDON — Europa Distribution, which reps more than 140 independent distributors from 28 countries in Europe and beyond, is to host a workshop at the Locarno Film Festival on TV rights deals. Abo...
Beyonce to Receive MTV VMA Video Vanguard Award
Amid reports that Beyonce would once again grace us with a performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, the network has confirmed it's much more than that. In addition to performing, Bey...
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'Inbetweeners 2' Scores U.K.’s Biggest Opening Day for Comedy
The film made $4.6 million to break the previous record set by the first movie in 2011 and looks likely to reach the biggest opening weekend for a comedy in British box-office history.read more ...
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San Sebastian Film Festival Unveils Seven Competition Titles
The Spanish festival will screen films from Francois Ozon and Bille August, among others, in its competition section.read more
China Blocks Foreign-Owned Instant Messaging Services
Terrorism given as explanation. Unclear whether dissent or western technology is the underlying target.
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Chinese Musical TV Drama Draws Ratings, Criticism for 'Copying' 'Glee'
"My Youth High Eight Degrees" debuted on Chinese screens in July although some say the plot, setting and characters are all reminiscent of the American hit show.read more
Sarah Paulson on ‘American Horror Story’ Snake Sex Scene and Breastfeeding Zachary Quinto (Video)
Sarah Paulson has had to do some pretty icky things on “American Horror Story,” but the most challenging for her was when she was called to have a sensual scene with a snake. On “Lat...
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BBC's 'Great British Bake Off' Hits Its Highest Season Launch Ratings Ever
The baking competition has moved from BBC Two to the U.K. public broadcaster's flagship network BBC One.read more

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