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China Media Capital To Raise ‘A Few $100 Million’
HONG KONG – China Media Capital, a Chinese state-backed private equity fund, is to raise another round of capital, according to reports. The new finance is expected to run to “a few hundred millio...
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Anita Hill on the 'Surreal' Hearings That Changed Her Life and the Country
She tells her story in a new doc titled "Anita," 22 years after accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.read more
Alan Parker Tapped Guest Of Honor At Brussels Fest
PARIS– Following the footsteps of Bertrand Tavernier, British multi-hyphenate Alan Parker (“Midnight Express,”"Fame”) will be the guest of honor at Brussels Film Festival. As a...
Media General to Buy LIN Media for $1.6 Billion to Form Massive U.S. TV Broadcaster
Media General announced Friday it would buy LIN Media for $1.6 billion. The move will make the combined company the second largest pure-play broadcast business in the United States. The two companies ...
Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Hamlet on Stage
Benedict Cumberbatch will put his own spin on William Shakespeare's iconic “to be or not to be” soliloquy in a new revival of “Hamlet.” The “Sherlock” star will...
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Media General to Buy LIN Media for $1.6 Billion
Consolidation in the TV business continues unabated, as Media General on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire LIN Media for $1.6 billion. Pending regulatory approval, the combined group will i...
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Lady Gaga to Premiere 'G.U.Y.' Music Video on ... Dateline?
The pop musician will debut her next "Artpop" single on the NBC news magazine show on Saturday.read more
Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: March 14-21
Life is full of challenging things. It's hard to raise a child with special needs. It's hard to overcome one's learning disabilities. It's hard to give voice to the voiceless. It'...
Jennifer Lawrence's Advice for Shailene Woodley: ‘Don't Do Drugs or Make a Sex Tape’ (Video)
There are two golden rules for being a starlet in Hollywood, and who better to teach them than Jennifer Lawrence? The 23-year-old Oscar-winner's relationship with Shailene Woodley has become one o...
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Jimmy Fallon Belts it Out With Billy Joel (Video)
Also on the late night shows, Don Cheadle chats with Jimmy Kimmel and Shailene Woodley tells Seth Meyers what advice she's gotten from Jennifer Lawrence.read more
Univision’s UniMas Nabs ‘Nino Santo’ Drama From Canana, Sierra/Engine
Univision’s UniMas network has acquired two drama series from distributor Sierra/Engine Television — one from Mexico, one from the U.S. “Nino Santo” follows a group of young do...
Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Opens on Broadway: What, No Camels?
For director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, Broadway’s go-to guy for musical comedy (“The Book of Mormon,” “Elf,” “The Drowsy Chaperone”), Broadway’s “Aladdin” m...
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Media General to Acquire LIN for $1.6 Billion, Create U.S. TV Station Giant
UPDATED: The deal, valued at $2.6 billion including debt, will create "the second-largest pure-play television broadcasting company" in the U.S., according to the companies.read more
Turkish President And Thousands in Turkey Are Bypassing Twitter Ban
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday tweeted his disagreement with Turkey’s Twitter ban, enacted Thursday by the country’s Internet watchdog after  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
David S. Goyer on 'Da Vinci's Demons,' Batman and Why Second Acts are the Hardest to Write
David S. Goyer has made a career telling superheroes' tall tales. The writer of "Man of Steel," all three "Blade" films, and co-writer of "Batman Begins," Goyer also had a hand in "The Dark Knight" an...
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Fox, Discovery Best Positioned to Benefit From International Networks Growth, Says Analyst
After $5 billion in acquisitions in the past two years, Sterne Agee analyst Vasily Karasyov also predicts that international acquisitions activity will moderate.read more
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China's Wanda Group to Install RealD 3D in 780 Movie Theaters
The Chinese cinema giant has become one of the world's biggest consumers of high-end exhibition technology. read more
TV Station Mega Merger: Media General, LIN Set $1.6 Billion Deal
Station groups Media General and LIN are poised to merge in a $1.6 billion cash and stock deal that will create the nation’s second-largest pure-play broadcast group. The combination will bring ...
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Social Signals Guide CPG Product Development, Says General Mills Vet
Gayle Fuguitt spent 32 years working on General Mills' consumer-packaged-goods prowess before switching executive gears to lead the Advertising Research Foundation in 2012. She took a break from...
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Gemma Arterton, Stephen Mangan to Host U.K.'s Olivier Awards
The U.K.'s most prestigious stage awards, considered Britain's answer to the Tony's, will be dished out by the former Bond girl and TV star at a ceremony in April.read more

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