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HBO to Air Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Documentary ‘Mr. Dynamite’
HBO has acquired the James Brown documentary “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” for the U.S. and Canada, with a premiere date set for Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. The feature length documentary ...
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Box-Office Preview: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to Rule Quiet Weekend
"The Identical" is the weekend's only new wide releaseread more
Well Go USA Nabs Rights to Gren Wells’ ‘The Road Within’
Well Go USA has acquired U.S. rights to Gren Wells’ debut “The Road Within,” the company’s president and CEO Doris Pfardrescher announced Thursday. The distributor plans a theatrical and VOD d...
New Casting Strategy: Let The Online Audience Cast The Stars of Your Film
When casting for "Star Wars: Episode 7," Lucasfilm launched an online campaign in search of "two major roles." Now JuntoBox Films takes the online casting process one step fur...
Toronto: Little Film Company Nabs World Sales Rights To ‘The Barber’
The Little Film Company has picked up world sales rights to “The Barber” (formerly known as “Trigger”), and is presenting the pic to buyers for the first time at the Toronto International Film...
New ‘Arrow’ Trailer Sees Oliver Mixing Business With Pleasure (Video)
Starling City's masked vigilante is in for new adventures when “Arrow” returns to The CW for its third season this fall, if the newest trailer is any indication. First of all, Oliver (...
Digital Audience Ratings: Furious Facebook Activity Drives ‘Fast 7’ to Top While ‘St. Vincent’ Rides TIFF Wave
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided...
‘Accused’ Tapped Dutch Candidate for Oscar’s Foreign-Language Noms
Paula van der Oest’s thriller drama “Accused” (“Lucia de B.”) will represent the Netherlands in the race for foreign-language film race at the Academy Awards. “Accu...
David Chase Won't ‘Befriend Any Journalist’ After Tony Soprano ‘Isn't Dead’ Report
“Sopranos” creator David Chase will no longer “befriend any journalist” after Vox writer Martha P. Nochimson reported that Chase said Tony Soprano “isn't” dead...
EOne Inks Digital Distribution Pact with Vimeo for Robin Williams ‘Merry Friggin’ Christmas,’ Other Titles
Entertainment One Films U.S. signed a distribution agreement with digital-video site Vimeo covering day-and-date release of four fall features — including “A Merry Friggin’ Christm...
Andrés Muschietti to Direct ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ Adaptation for Sony
Sony Pictures has tapped Andrés Muschietti to direct the highly-anticipated adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus.” Barbara Muschietti will come on board the project to pro...
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'Mama' Director Tapped for Sony's 'Shadow of the Colossus' Video Game Adaptation
"Hanna" co-writer is penning the script of the video game adaptationread more
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Mariska Hargitay to Appear on 'Inside the Actors Studio' (Exclusive)
The actress also will serve as a producer on "Law & Order: SVU"read more
Mick Jagger's James Brown Documentary ‘Mr. Dynamite’ to Air on HBO
HBO apparently feels good about Mick Jagger‘s James Brown documentary. The premium cable channel has acquired the U.S. and Canadian television rights to the feature-length documentary “Mr....
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Charlie Hunnam, Margot Robbie Eyed for 'The Mountain Between Us'
They'll be stranded in the mountainsread more
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HBO Nabs Rights to Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Documentary
'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' will debut on the network on Oct. 27read more
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AmEx Uses Bloggers to Take Fashion Week to Social Media
Coinciding with New York Fashion Week, American Express is holding its own fashion week event on social media to show off fall fashion looks from top online fashion experts. For the five-day campaig...
Telluride Film Review: ‘Merchants of Doubt’
Although it’s hardly the first issue-driven documentary bent on exposing the corrupt practices and outright lies perpetuated by multinational businesses, “Merchants of Doubt” distinguishes itsel...
Disney Channel Top-Rated Network Among Kids for Third Straight Summer
Disney Channel, boosted by a pair of original movies and popular new comedy series “Girl Meets World,” has emerged as television’s most popular total-day network among kids — as we...
How Amblin TV’s Success Led Spielberg to His New DreamWorks CEO
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV is the little engine that could, a tiny operation that has almost as many shows on the air as it has full-time employees. Amblin’s success at TNT in particular...

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