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California Super-Sizes Its Film, TV Tax Credit Program
It's payback time for the Golden State, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed off Wednesday on blockbuster legislation that super-sizes California's TV and film tax credit bill. “This will send ...
China’s Youku Tudou Launches Heyi Film Production Arm
HONG KONG — Chinese online video giant Youku Tudou has launched a movie production and investment company Heyi Film. Heyi will be run by Allen Zhu and CEO with Youku Tudou’s founder Victor Koo...
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China's Youku Tudou Launches Film Division
The Internet video giant's newly formed Heyi Film Inc. is described as the "first online and offline film company"read more
Shonda Rhimes to Make Acting Debut on ‘The Mindy Project’
Shonda Rhimes will add actress to her list of achievements with an appearance on “The Mindy Project.” Also read: ABC Brands Shonda Rhimes Lineup TGIT or Thank God It's Thursday (Video...
Netflix Unveils ‘Marseille,’ First French Drama Commission
PARIS — Following months of speculations, Netflix has finally unveiled details about its first French drama commission: “Marseille,” a sprawling crime skein created and penned by ...
Film Review: ‘Rosewater’
The punishing ordeal of imprisoned Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari brought to the screen with impressive tact and intelligence by writer-director Jon Stewart in “Rosewater.”
Watch: 'Friends' Reunion on 'Jimmy Kimmel' Brings Phoebe, Rachel & Monica Together Again
This was most definitely a break, and we're sure glad it's over. It may not be a movie, holiday special or even a bit featuring the full cast, but Jimmy Kimmel has given fans of the smash '90s sitcom...
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'Rosewater': Film Review
An emotionally accessible but very modest tale of one man's temporary misfortune at the hands of the Iranian governmentread more
‘Rosewater’ Review: Jon Stewart Gets Earnest With a Real-Life Story of Middle East Brutality
Jon Stewart fans, here's the bottom line: Stewart's debut as a movie director, “Rosewater,” has little in common with his Emmy-winning day job as host of “The Daily Show With...
Film Review: ‘Night Will Fall’
Clearly a work of passion and scholarship, docu "Night Will Fall" is both time capsule and teaching tool.
‘Friends’ Reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow in Character on ‘Kimmel’ (Video)
Jennifer Aniston didn't know what fan fiction was and she didn't seem to know what Jimmy Kimmel had in store for her. Touting his “Friends” fan fiction and convincing Aniston to r...
Film Review: ‘Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People’
A timely reminder of how images of African-Americans have been stereotyped and demonized by popular media, “Through a Lens Darkly” tells the lengthy history of that misrepresentation while also ce...
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Jimmy Kimmel Reunites 'Friends' Co-Stars to Read Awkward Fan Fiction
Are Ross and Rachel about to "make love"?read more
John Lennon's Killer: ‘Sorry for Being Such an Idiot’
The killer of John Lennon remains in prison after being denied parole for the eighth time last week. In the transcript of his hearing before the parole board, Mark Paul Chapman said, “I am sorr...
Watch the ‘Friends’ Reunion on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ (VIDEO)
Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow staged a miniature “Friends” reunion on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night on ABC. The five minute sketch, which followed Anisto...
Netflix Tackles Politics in First French Original Series ‘Marseille’
Netflix has had great success exploring American political intrigue with “House of Cards,” and now the streaming giant is setting its sights abroad with another series of political machina...
Venice: Bureau Sales to Rep ‘The Goob’ International Sales Rights (EXCLUSIVE)
Moving into the international distribution of firstrun films, the Bureau Sales, the overseas licensing arm of London- and Paris-based production houses the Bureau/Le Bureau, is repping international s...
Venice: Pyramide Strikes Early Sales on ‘Last Hammer Blow’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Tapping into France’s new generation of femme filmmakers, Pyramide Intl. has struck early sales on Alix Delaporte’s “The Last Hammer Blow,” which world premieres in competition at Venice. Pyra...
Venice: Several Pan-European Shingles Banding Together to Produce ‘Hier’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Hungary’s Mirage Film Studio is teaming with France’s Les Films de L’Apres-Midi, the Netherland’s Rotterdam Films, Germany’s One Two Films and Bleck Film in Sweden to produce Hungarian Balin...
Venice: France’s BAC Films Grows With Renewed Production Focus (EXCLUSIVE)
France’s BAC Films is renewing its production focus, upping French distrib buys and dramatically increasing film investment under owner-CEO David Grumbach. The company is at the fest for Mohsen Makh...

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