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Writers, Here is How Not to Interview an Acclaimed Director
I spent the night before my interview with Drake Doremus, director of the Sundance hit "Like Crazy" and the upcoming "Breathe In," brainstorming questions and making sure I didn't sound like a 20 y...
White House Privacy Survey Falls Short of Its Purpose
A White House survey that asks consumers for their opinion about big data and privacy may yield a few political talking points but not much meaningful or useful data, experts say. The survey popped ...
Malaysia Flight 370 Went Down in Indian Ocean, According to New Satellite Data (Video)
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's last position was in the southern Indian Ocean west of Perth, according to a new analysis of satellite data by a British satellite company and accident investigators...
Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie, AKA Oderus Urungus, Dead at 50
Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, who went by the stage name Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his apartment Sunday night. He was 50. Police in Richmond, Va., went to Brockie's home Sunday night in resp...
J.J. Connolly to Adapt Wilbur Smith’s ‘Birds of Prey’ for Corona, FremantleMedia
LONDON — Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia Intl. have confirmed that author and screenwriter J.J. Connolly is lined up to write the TV adaption of the first three novels of Wilbur Smith’s Cou...
Project of the Day: 'Creditors'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the com...
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Malaysia Airlines Says Plane Lost, None on Board Survived
Two weeks of searching and hope have led to a disappointing end.read more
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Crate & Barrel Splits With TBWA\Chiat\Day
The Playa del Rey, Calif., office of TBWA\Chiat\Day is splitting with client Crate & Barrel at the end of April when the agency’s contract with the retailer ends, sources said. Representa...
Thessaloniki Doc Fest's Sweet 16: Award Winners and a Look at Future Films from the Region
The 16th edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a popular companion event to the city's 55-year-old November fiction fest, came to a close in Greece's second largest city this weekend. Over...
Review: 'The Raid 2' Is One of the Great Action Films of Recent Memory
When the Indonesian martial arts movie "The Raid: Redemption" began making the rounds at film festivals back in 2011, it gained instant popularity for its frenetic choreography, and became an impressi...
Fox, Twitter Study Says Tweets Encourage Viewing – and Boost Advertisers
A new study funded by a TV network and Twitter found that TV and Twitter go great together — not just by getting viewers to watch shows, but by getting them to embrace products promoted by the s...
Revamped Singapore Festival Stresses SE Asian Credentials
New umbrella event in dates clash with CineAsia
TV Review: PBS’ ‘The Story of the Jews,’ ‘Your Inner Fish’
PBS has acquired a patina of cool since “Downton Abbey” and “Sherlock” arrived, but public television can’t — and probably shouldn’t — shed its stodgy image. Cases in point are a pair ...
Disney India Greenlights ‘Mahabharata’ Movie
Disney India has revealed plans for a two-part live-action film version of the mythological epic.
Justin Bieber Makes Tobacco Companies Swoon With James Dean-Inspired Instagram (Photo)
Justin Bieber continued to pose as an ample role model for his young fans over the weekend by posting a “James Dean-inspired” picture of himself with a cigarette in his mouth. But don'...
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Lawsuit Claims Buyers of '80s, '90s Hits Getting Inferior Re-Recordings
The proposed class action demands at least $5 million in damages over consumers being misled into buying non-original songs.read more
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Sends Wolverine Back in Time to Save Mutant-Kind (Video)
“Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change who we are and unite?” Professor Xavier wonders aloud in opening of brand new “X-Men: Days of Future Past” trailer. ...
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BBC's 'The Voice UK' Hits Season-Low Ratings With First Live Show
The average audience of 6.2 million for the first live episode of season three was up from the previous season though.read more
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Gwar Frontman Dead at 50
UPDATED: Dave Brockie, known to fans as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond, Va., home on Sunday evening. read more
Apple Shares Rise After Report About Comcast TV-Partnership Talks
Shares of Apple opened Monday up 1% after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is in early discussions with Comcast about a streaming-TV service delivered over the cable giant’s inf...

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