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Layoffs Hit CNN Atlanta Amid Ratings Surge From Non-Stop Malaysia Flight Coverage
CNN laid off 16 employees Thursday from its Image and Sound unit in Atlanta, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap. Among those given pink slips were photographers and vid...
5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Christopher Nolan, Crowdfunding and a Short Doc About Piracy
1. The Crowdfunding Backlash: Part of the reason that crowdfunding works is because it allows people to feel part of a larger community -- whether it's a community of Zach Braff fans or a co...
Cedric the Entertainer to Host Critics’ Choice TV Awards
Actor, comedian and producer Cedric the Entertainer has been tapped to host the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The awards show will broadcast live on Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m...
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Ukraine's Odessa Film Festival Vows to Open Despite Crisis
The event will double prize money in some categories in a show of resilience after it lost all state funding. read more
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Taco Bell Buys Its First Instagram Ads to Push Waffle Tacos
Taco Bell's "Wake Up Live Mas" campaign entails a clever TV push, radio ads, in-store point-of-purchase and earned social media—all common marketing fare nowadays. At the same ti...
Emma Watson Addresses ‘Little Mermaid’ Casting Rumors
After Deadline broke news last week that Sofia Coppola had signed to direct a live-action “The Little Mermaid,” media outlets started to speculate that Emma Watson (who appeared in Coppola...
Fourth Victim Dies Following SXSW Car Crash
The Austin, Texas police department has confirmed the death of another victim in the wake of the fatal car crash that took place at the SXSW festival. DeAndre Tatum, the fourth victim, died Thursday a...
Wu-Tang Clan to Release Single Copy of Upcoming Album for Millions of Dollars
The Wu-Tang Clan just pushed the envelope wide open. The rap group plans to release only one copy of its secretly recorded double-album, “The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.” They will sell th...
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'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit No Longer Involves Funkadelic's 'Sexy Ways'
Bridgeport Music is dismissed from the ongoing case.read more
Fox O&O in New York Tops ‘GMA’ and ‘Today’ in Demos
Fox 5′s “Good Day New York” scored an historic ratings first this month by pulling ahead of both of its primary natonal competitiors — “Good Morning America” and “...
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Gangsta Rap Era Returns in Court Case, 'House of Lies,' Chief Keef's Instagram Page (Video)
Gunplay and braggadocio are still part of the genre, no matter how much it's entered mainstream culture.read more
‘Fault in Our Stars': How Shailene Woodley and an Oxygen Tube Re-Define Female Leads
“The Fault in Our Stars” pushes the boundaries for a female lead with its unstinting look at a terminal cancer patient, Shailene Woodley told theaters owners at the annual CinemaCon trade...
LA Times Promotes Megan Garvey to Deputy Managing Editor, Digital
Megan Garvey has  been promoted to the deputy managing editor, digital, of the Los Angeles Times, the media outlet announced with a letter to staff on Thursday. Garvey, who has been with the Times si...
Electric Daisy Carnival Documentary to Hit Theaters in May Via Focus, Tugg (Exclusive)
Get ready to party, people! Focus Features has acquired U.S. rights to the Electric Daisy Carnival documentary “Under the Electric Sky (EDC 2013),” which premiered at the Sundance Film Fe...
‘Game of Thrones’ Actress’ SXSW Thriller Finds Distributor
In a pre-Cannes deal, Magnet Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to “Honeymoon,” starring “Game of Thrones” actress Rose Leslie. The movie, the directorial debut of Leigh J...
Exclusive: Film Forum Announces Summer Slate, Including New Films From Jonathan Demme and Jafar Panahi
Film Forum has announced its summer lineup, and as expected, it's an eclectic and exciting mix of docs and dramas, relative newcomers and respected veterans, and all films are of interest. The season ...
Jai Courtney Officially Signs on to ‘Terminator: Genesis’
After working out a deal where Jai Courtney is able to do both “Terminator: Genesis” and Summit’s “Insurgent,” the Aussie actor has officially signed on to play Kyle Rees...
NBC News Lures ‘Nightline’ Anchor Cynthia McFadden From ABC
NBC News said Thursday it had hired Cynthia McFadden, who leaves ABC News after a stint there lasting 20 years. McFadden was named senior legal and investigative correspondent for the NBCUniversal uni...
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CinemaCon: 5 Things to Know About the First 'Gone Girl' Footage
The trailer for David Fincher's thriller featured a haunting version of Charles Aznavour's "She."read more
Arte Mecanica, Tort, Stavenhagen Team on ‘The Broken Years’ (EXCLUSIVE)
GUADALAJARA – Ozcar Ramirez’s Arte Mecanica, director Gerardo Tort (“Round Trip,” “Streeters”) and Tort’s screenwriter Marina Stavenhagen (“Have You Seem Lupita?) are teaming to make ...

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