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Startup Incubator O Labs Launches From ICM, Law Firm Manatt and Design Firm Originate
O Labs' first portfolio company is Versus, a platform for e-sports tournaments. read more
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ICM, Manatt and Originate Form Incubator for Media and Tech Startups
ICM Partners, software developer Originate and law and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips have created O Labs, a joint venture designed to fund and develop media and technology startups by ...
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Larry Clark’s ‘The Smell of Us’ to World Premiere in Venice
LONDON — Larry Clark’s Paris skateboarders pic “The Smell of Us” will have its world premiere in Venice Days, an independent sidebar running during the Venice Film Festival. Th...
Larry Clark's 'The Smell of Us' to Premiere at Venice Days
The feature, about a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris, is the first film by the "Kids" director to shoot outside the U.S.read more
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Jackie Chan to Visit Romania to Promote Chinese Film Festival
The veteran Hong Kong action superstar will open the "Chinese Film Days" festival in September. read more
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Warner Bros. Creates 'Harry Potter' Global Franchise Development Team
UPDATED: Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros. U.K., Ireland and Spain, w‎ill lead the team tasked with developing and executing "a high-level strategic vision" for the brand....
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Warner Bros. Conjures Up Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team
LONDON — Warner Bros. Entertainment has conjured up the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team, based in both London and Burbank, to “develop and execute a high-level strategic vision ...
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Barry Diller's IAC Swings to Second-Quarter Loss
The company's media unit also saw weaker results amid the closure of the Newsweek print business and sale of its digital business.read more
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Jimmy Fallon Plays 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Prank on The Roots (Video)
The late-night shows also saw Daniel Radcliffe cut a complete stranger's hair.read more
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Nintendo Posts Bigger Quarterly Loss as Wii U, 3DS Sales Slump
The Japanese game giant's operating loss grew to $92.7 million for the three months to March, as sales of its consoles and software fell 8.4 percent compared to the same quarter last year. read more ...
Starz’ ‘Outlander’ Clip Has 1940s Nurse Taking Charge in 1740s Scotland (Video)
For the first clip from its upcoming drama “Outlander,” Starz went with an unexpectedly subtle moment form the series premiere. Caitriona Balfe‘s Claire Randall is a 1940s nurse tran...
Dumb Starbucks Episode of ‘Nathan For You’ Takes Viewers Behind the Media Sensation (Video)
When Dumb Starbucks opened its doors in Los Angeles back in February, it became an instant media sensation as people speculated who was behind it and what it meant. Eventually, it was revealed that co...
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Italy Raises Production Tax Credits
After years of cuts in the cultural sector, the country's new minister of heritage and cultural activities passes a law designed to grow the film and tourism industries.read more
Chris Pratt Talks Dramatic Weight Loss for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (Video)
Chris Pratt looks to be in great shape for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which opens this Friday, but that wasn't always the case. And, according to his appearance on “Late Show,...
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Mark Lazarus Joins Arclight Films in Australia
Experienced acquisitions and development executive exists federal funding body Screen Australia
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DMG Pacts With China Film Association to Promote Chinese Movie Industry
The company behind Hollywood co-productions "Looper" and "Iron Man 3" joins the state-backed group to tackle issues facing the business in the country.read more
Olivia Wilde Comes Between Jason Bateman and Billy Crudup in ‘The Longest Week’ Trailer (Video)
Jason Bateman finally gets cut off at the tender age of 40 in the trailer for “The Longest Week.” He plays a spoiled rich kid who's never had to take responsibility for his own life wh...
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UCLA Flood: ABC 7 Airs Crude Prank Phone Call (Video)
A man posing as an official claimed to know the cause of the burst pipe in Westwood: "It was either a cherry bomb or someone took a really large dump."read more
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'Lucy:' How VFX House ILM 'Surprised' Luc Besson With the Visuals
"He asked us to resist the temptation to show things early, until it was at the stage that it was really compelling," says ILM VFX supervisor Richard Bluff.read more
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China’s Fosun in Funding Pact With Shanghai Film Group
Conglomerate backing Jeff Robinov takes further step in entertainment

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