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‘Midnight Rider’ Assistant Director Pleads Not Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter
Hillary Schwartz, an assistant director on the film “Midnight Rider,” became the fourth filmmaker charged with crimes stemming from the on-set train accident that killed crew member Sarah...
Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create Web Content That Will Build Your Career
Terence Nance burst into the filmmaking scene in 2012 when his first feature, the experimental narrative film "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty," turned heads at the Sundance Film Festiva...
NBA Analyst Kenny Smith to Star in TBS Reality Show
Kenny Smith is signing to Team TBS for a new reality show, “Kenny Smith and Family,” which will center around Smith, his wife Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith and their five children, TBS said Tues...
‘Taken 3' Star Liam Neeson Framed for Murder in Film's First Trailer (Video)
Liam Neeson is a man on a different kind of mission in the first trailer for “Taken 3,” released Tuesday. The action-heavy franchise has revolved its plots around freeing hostages from the...
Five Secrets from Gillian Flynn: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Utopia’ and More
The author of “Gone Girl,” who also adapted the script, talked to Variety about her new movie and other projects. 1. Flynn said she didn’t imagine an actress playing Amy when she wrote the book....
Counterculture and Hollywood Converge at Mill Valley Film Fest
Part of the Mill Valley Film Festival’s charms is how it reflects both the local community’s roots and its forward-thinking spirit. Situated just beyond Sausalito as you cross the Golden Gate Brid...
‘The Walking Dead’ Bites Into the NFL’s TV Ad Game
The power of NFL games to rake in advertising coin for TV networks may be nearing its upper limit. The addition of a second night of NFL football to broadcast TV’s fall primetime schedule appears to...
Sofia Vergara, Eugenio Derbez Top Variety’s Power of Latinos List
There’s never been a better time to be Latino in Hollywood. Just ask Sofia Vergara, who is laughing all the way to the bank as the highest paid actress on television — and the one with the most e...
FCC Spikes NFL Broadcasts Blackout Rule
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed its sports blackout rules in a ruling Monday. The action eliminates the Commision's protection of the NFL's 39-year-old blackout policy, wh...
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It's Official: Dominic Cooper Boards ABC's 'Agent Carter'
He'll reprise his role as Howard Starkread more
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Brand of the Day: How Skype Uses Storytelling to Be the Most Human of Tech Companies
Skype knows it's much more than a platform for people to converse quickly and simply. It smartly understands that the real value of its technology lies in the human connections and how they affe...
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PepsiCo’s Javier Farfan Talks About Blowing Up Genres and What Makes Great Creative
Creating a new cultural fluency for a brand as large and diverse as PepsiCo seems like a tall order. But sitting across from the man charged with that task—a denim-draped, chill and focused Ja...
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Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI
"He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests"read more
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Elisabeth Murdoch Leaving Shine Once Endemol Deal Closes
Rupert Murdoch's daughter is currently non-executive chair of the Shine Groupread more
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Imax CEO on 'Crouching Tiger 2' Netflix Ruckus: "I Knew It Wouldn't Work for Some People"
Rich Gelfond insists the revolutionary deal to release the sequel simultaneously on Netflix and in select Imax locations does not threaten theatrical windowsread more
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TBS Greenlights Reality Series Starring Former NBA Pro Kenny Smith and His Family
'The Smiths' is set to debut in the springread more
‘Crouching Tiger 2’ Deal Reinforces Netflix’s Rebel Brand
Netflix doesn’t need every single one of its subscribers to have a burning desire to see the sequel to a 14-year-old Asian martial arts movie — nor does it really matter to the company ...
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4 Things Jessica Alba Wants You to Know About Her Booming Lifestyle Brand
There's a lot you don't know about Jessica Alba. That's possibly because her initial fame from TV and movies in the mid-2000s has died down a bit. But it might also be because tabloid-c...
ABC Renews ‘Mistresses’ for Season 3
ABC has renewed summer time drama “Mistresses” for a third season, a network representative told TheWrap on Tuesday. The network has ordered 13 more episodes of the series about four fr...
‘Mistresses’ Renewed for Season 3
ABC has picked up its summer series “Mistresses” for a 13-episode third season. “Mistresses” just wrapped its second season run earlier this month. It was a solid but unspecta...

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