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How Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Will Tackle the News
News organizations have always treated data as simply a complement to the news, but freshly relaunched FiveThirtyEight is flipping that idea on its head. Hot topics are secondary to stats with the Na...
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Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture
Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platfo...
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Aretha Franklin Celebrates Birthday With Denzel Washington; Working With Andre 3000, Babyface on New Music
The singer held an exclusive and small party Saturday in New York for her 72nd birthday, which is Tuesday.read more
Hong Kong Film Review: ‘Silver Spoon’
This bigscreen version of Hiromu Arakawa's bestselling manga is a smooth if unadventurous youth pic.
Sony to Close Texas Office With More Layoffs
In the latest in a string of layoffs and closings at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio is closing its Dallas office. The Texas location is reported to close in early June, and consists of about ...
21st Century Fox's Plan to Exit Australian Stock Exchange Gets OK
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox will be delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange, after that country's regulators on Sunday approved the plan. Trading on the ASX will be suspended on May ...
‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’ Stars Pick the Creepiest Supernatural Beings (Video)
The post ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’ Stars Pick the Creepiest Supernatural Beings (Video) appeared first on TheWrap.
China Expected to Confirm Second Theatrical Distribution License (EXCLUSIVE)
A seismic shift is set to hit the Chinese film distribution sector within the coming weeks. The Chinese government is expected to confirm the allocation of a second theatrical distribution license. Th...
Hong Kong Biz Finds Success With Mainland Ties
Stories about the death of the Hong Kong film industry are premature. Sure, the mainland China biz is grabbing all the headlines, and while Hong Kong’s annual film production has dropped from more t...
‘Night Flight’ Takes Off in Hong Kong
“Night Flight,” the Korean film that features in the Indie Power section of the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival (HKIFF) this week, has also found itself a distributor in the territory. Hong Kong and...
Technicolor Thailand To Close
Technicolor’s facility in Bangkok, Thailand, will close at the end of the month. Staff at the long-established plant have been told that their last day will be March 27 and that the facility will cl...
Pegasus Rides in With ‘Z Storm,’ ‘Ip Man 3′
Pegasus Motion Pictures on Monday (March 24) took the wraps off its big budget crime thriller “Z Storm,” which is set for summer release. The company, formed in 2009 by Raymond Wong after he b...
Byron Mann, Eugenia Yuan Add Flavor to ‘Jasmine’
Lon Haber & Co is representing rights to Hong Kong/U.S.-produced psychological thriller “Jasmine.” The Hong Kong-set, English-language film, now in post-production, stars Byron Mann (&...
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'Drop Dead Diva' Final Season: EP Says 'All the Ends Are Tied Up'
Josh Berman also promises that the sixth and final season, which kicks off at 9 p.m. Sunday on Lifetime, will feature "lots of twists and turns" before the Jane-Grayson relationship is resolved.read m...
‘Marvel's Agents of SHIELD’ Producer Teases ‘Captain America’ Crossover Episode
The producers of ABC's hit “Marvel's Agents of SHIELD” teased its upcoming crossover episode with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” during the show's PaleyFest ...
James Rebhorn: Remembering the Quintessential Character Actor
James Rebhorn – who died Friday at the age of 65 – was the quintessential character actor, and as such a representative of a proud if sadly disappearing breed. Rebhorn worked constantly, but seldo...
More Sony Cuts: Dallas Distribution Office Closed, L.A.'s Trimmed
Sony's downsizing is continuing, and its distribution office in Dallas is the latest casualty. Around 15 people will get pink slips and operations will be shut down there as of June 2, an individu...
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Les Miserables: Theater Review
The 1980s blockbuster returns to Broadway in a cinematically propulsive staging that stars Ramin Karimloo as prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, and Will Swenson as his adversary, Javert.read more
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Pantelion Picks Up Rom-Com 'Get Married If You Can' (Exclusive)
The stateside release for the movie -- Mexico's third highest-grossing film of all time -- is slated for June.read more
Asian Film Awards Academy Seeks Long-Term Expansion
The newly created Asian Film Awards Academy will seek wide-ranging educational and audience development roles and will invite other film festivals to become members. That expansionist course was outli...

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