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Broadway Box Office: James Franco Rings In Strong Sales for ‘Of Mice and Men’
The start of spring break and a strong turnout for shows fronted by James Franco, Idina Menzel and Denzel Washington contributed to Broadway’s $2 million surge last week. Overall, according to T...
Former TV Judge Joe Brown Arrested After Court Meltdown
Former television judge Joe Brown was arrested Monday on contempt of court charges and sentenced to five days in jail. The 66 year-old TV star, who is now running for for the District Attorney General...
‘Extra,’ The Voice’ Partner for Singing Competition
Long-running entertainment news show “Extra” will be partnering with NBC’s hit singing competition show “The Voice” for the first time when they send one singer to “...
WATCH: Tom Cruise Caught in Time Loop in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Teaser Trailer
In the spirit of releasing teasers leading up to trailer releases, Warner Bros. has unveiled the latest clip for “Edge of Tomorrow.” A 20-second preview for Doug Liman’s upcoming sci-fi ...
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New York Theater Industry Saddened by Loss of James Rebhorn
The veteran actor, who died Friday at 65, had a stage career spanning more than three decades, including seven Broadway productions.read more
UCLA Jonsson Center to Fete Sony Pictures TV Prexy Steve Mosko
The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s (JCCF) 19th annual Taste for a Cure event will honor Sony Pictures TV prexy Steve Mosko with the Gil Nickel humanitarian award, named in honor of JCCF sup...
Ellen Page Fires Back at Anti-Gay Pastor's Letter Over Twitter
Judging by her response, Ellen Page doesn't need your blessing or approval.  The actress, who recently came out as gay, tweeted a blistering reply to an unnamed pastor who had sent her a letter c...
‘Prometheus 2' Lands ‘Green Lantern’ Writer; May Feature Multiple Michael Fassbenders (Exclusive)
After working with Ridley Scott on a new “Blade Runner” movie, veteran scribe Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the untitled “Prometheus” sequel for 20th Century Fox, The...
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CinemaCon: Paramount Shows First 'Hercules,' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Trailers
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Will Arnett took the stage during Monday's presentation. read more
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Disney Acquires Maker Studios
Disney has acquired Maker Studios, the digital video network that distributes such strange hits as PewDiePie and Shay Carl (the work of co-founder Shay Carl Butler), as well as a series of fash...
FilMart: Lotte Aims for Epic Results
SEOUL — Lotte Entertainment may be South Korea’s number two film company, but it hates to be overshadowed by market leader CJ Entertainment. The company has no lack of ambition or resources. I...
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Betsy Brandt to Star in ABC's Susannah Grant Drama 'The Club'
The role is in second position to "The Michael J. Fox Show," meaning she would stay on with the NBC comedy should it earn a second season. read more
Film vs. TV Battle Intensifies: Universal Exec Calls for Theater Owners to Invest in VOD
"The DVD business is declining, and the home-viewing experience is being replaced by long-form serialized drama. It's a concern for us." So said David Kosse, the president of Universal International, ...
Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $500 Million-Plus
The Walt Disney Company just expanded its internet kingdom in a significant and expensive way. TWDC announced on Monday afternoon that it had reached a deal to acquire Maker Studios, the massive onlin...
Hong Kong Film Review: ‘Aberdeen’
Hong Kong hitmaker Pang Ho-cheung delivers an elegant slice of life with this finely observed family dramedy.
FilMart: China’s Online Video Biz to Grow in Size and Sophistication
Chinese platforms will also invest more in in-house created content.
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Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $500 Million
The deal values the digital media firm at up to $950 million if certain performance targets are met. read more
Disney Buys Maker Studios In Deal Worth At Least $500 Million
The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring Maker Studios, a top YouTube multichannel network, for $500 million with a performance-based earn-out of up to $450 million, the Mouse House announced. Maker Studios ...
‘Girls’ Finale: Director of Iowa Writers’ Workshop Weighs In
Sunday’s season three finale of “Girls” concluded with one of the most literary cliffhangers in TV history: Hannah Horvath clutching her acceptance letter from the Iowa Writers...
Okinawa Set as Yoshimoto’s Asian Hub
Southern Japanese island Okinawa is being shaped as a pole for Asian regional co-operation.

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