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‘Tammy’ Review: Melissa McCarthy's Character Comedy, Minus Comedy and a Character
One of the questions that comes up a lot in Screenwriting 101 classes is, “What does the protagonist want?” It's a question that co-writers Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone might have ...
Mick Jagger Calls Monty Python ‘Wrinkly Old Men Trying to Relive Their Youth’ (Video)
Mick Jagger says Monty Python seem like “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money.” But before you accuse the pot of painting the kettle black, real...
Exclusive: Made in NY Media Center By IFP Names First Ever Social Good Fellow
The Made In NY Media Center by IFP has named Lindsay Branham as the recipient of the inaugural Envision Social Good Fellowship at the Media Center. Branham is a filmmaker, photographer and t...
Turkish Romantic Drama 'Ships' Acquired by IndiePix
"Ships," the debut film from Turkish director Elif Refiğ, has been acquired by IndiePix for both U.S. and international distribution.  The film, which follows the romance between...
Exclusive: Kickstarter Announces Program for 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival (And It's Free!)
Kickstarter will present the 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Friday, July 18, featuring a selection of films which raised money on the crowd funding platform. Fo...
Catalonia’s Sitges Fest Fetes Roland Emmerich
MADRID – Announcing its first heavyweight creative presence at Spain’s Sitges Festival, L.A.-based scribe-helmer-producer Roland Emmerich, director of “Independence Day,” “2012” and “Sta...
‘Scarface,’ ‘Beach Boys Musical’ Among 26 Projects Qualified for California Tax Credits
Thirteen television series, 11 feature films and two made-for-TV movies have been initially qualified for allocations under California's TV Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The 26 projects ...
Comedy Central and the New Mockumentary: How 'Nathan For You' and 'Review' are Changing the Game
Comedy Central is revising reality. A fixture of mainstream comedy since “This is Spinal Tap,” the mockumentary format allows the judgement-free camera to let Michael Scott and Nigel Tufnel embarr...
Justice Ginsburg's Rousing Hobby Lobby Dissent Has Been Turned into a Beautiful Song (Video)
Jonathan Mann has been writing a song a day for nearly 2000 days, and few have been more topical or important as his latest. The singer-songwriter, who boasts a sizable YouTube following for his impro...
Ann Coulter Defends Soccer Column on Sean Hannity's Fox News Show (Video)
Ann Coulter is aware of the “hissy fit” that soccer fans threw about her recent column “America's Favorite National Pastime: Hating Soccer,” but she isn't phased. The c...
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'Tammy': Film Review
Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon star in the Ben Falcone-directed road-trip comedy with Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Duplass, Nat Faxon and Toni Collette.read more
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Travel Channel Star Adam Richman Apologizes for Controversial Instagram Comments
The network has postponed the July 2 premiere of his new series, "Man Finds Food," after Richman reportedly went on an expletive-filled rant against a few Instagram users.read more
The 9 Indie Films You Must See This July
With June behind us, here are 9 indies on our radar that will be hitting theaters this month. 1. "Boyhood" (July 11)Director: Richard LinklaterCast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan...
Keshet Inks ‘Rising Star’ Recording Pacts with Universal Music Group
Keshet International has inked a wide-ranging, multi-territory agreement with Universal Music Group for representation rights to all contestants appearing on Keshet’s singing competition series “R...
Hobby Lobby Ruling: Where Are Stewart and Colbert When We Need Them Most?
The Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby contraception case comes at a grim time for America — one of those too-long periods when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are off the air. The de...
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Chinese Audiences Bemused by 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Product Placement
In a full theater on a working Monday afternoon, a Beijing audience smiled at the proliferation of familiar products in the movie, but some were confused about people drinking Chinese energy drinks in...
'Closed Curtain' Director Jafar Panahi Talks About Making Movies Under House Arrest: 'Put Yourself in My Shoes'
If you've been following Jafar Panahi's story from afar, it's almost chilling to hear his voice on the phone. In 2010, the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker (whose credits include "The White Balloon&qu...
‘Teen Wolf’ Takes $11.5 Million as Top California Production Tax Credit
The fifth season of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” will receive $11.5 million in tax credits, the highest of the 26 new allocations from California’s Film and Television Tax Credit program for the 2014-15 ...
Dolly Parton Denies Lip-Syncing: My Boobs Are Fake But My Voice Is Real
Dolly Parton tells critics who think she lip-synced at a British music festival: “My boobs are fake, my hair's fake, but what is real is my voice and my heart.” Parton spoke to the Sun...
‘What's the Deal?': Jeff Sneider's Early Awards Season Picks – The Moscars (Video)
With a throng of prestige pictures flooding theaters in the fall, a lot of solid movies from the first half of the year get overlooked. That's why the early releases deserve a little recognit...

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