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Fall Festival Preview: 40 Films That Could Debut In Venice, Toronto, Telluride or New York
As Cannes came to a close earlier this summer, speculation and predictions immediately loomed for what was in store for the the major festivals of the very early fall (or, in some cases technica...
How Do Indie Filmmakers Survive in Russia?
The 36th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF, June 19-28), upstaged by an impending war epic in the Ukraine, took place in a city of rampant construction, filled with new immigrants from all over...
Review: Why Jafar Panahi Was Right to Defy the Iranian Government Again With 'Closed Curtain'
In 2011, shortly after he was banned by the Iranian government from making movies for 20 years, Jafar Panahi pulled off the impossible with "This Is Not a Film," a bold, diary-like productio...
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Pink Floyd Confirms Release of 'Endless River' Album: 'Mainly Ambient, Instrumental'
The October release will be the band's first new album in 20 years.read more
‘King of the Screwups’ in the Works as Series at Alloy
Young-adult specialist Alloy Entertainment is developing a TV series based on K.L. Going’s “King of the Screwups.” Alloy’s president Leslie Morgenstein and Cheryl Dolins are on...
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YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley Invests in U.K. Online Video Network Firm Rightster
He joins the company's advisory committee as it raises money for two acquisitions.read more
TV Review: ‘Leah Remini: It’s All Relative’
Seemingly terrified to actually be about something, “Leah Remini: It’s All Relative” starts with a potentially interesting concept — the actress having broken with the Church of Scientology ...
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'Pretty Little Liars' 100th Episode: Tyler Blackburn Predicts 'Stunned' Viewers
Will Hanna and Caleb reunite? The actor tells THR that the former lovebirds have a completely "different dynamic than they've experienced before."read more
Jimmy Kimmel Makes Movie Critics Say Something Nice About ‘Transformers’ Director Michael Bay (Video)
Before Michael Bay unleashed a fourth “Transformers” movie to destroy the competition at the box office, the majority of film critics destroyed the sequel for being too long, too loud, and...
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Assemble in New Trailer (Video)
Fandango debuted the latest look at the upcoming Marvel film, starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana.read more
New Regency Taps Jeff Elefterion and Heta Paarte for Top Marketing Posts
Elefterion, an 18-year veteran of The Weinstein Company, will head up the company's domestic marketing team, while longtime Focus executive Paarte will take the reins of New Regency's international ef...
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'America' Filmmakers Demand to Know Why Google is Getting Their Search Results Wrong
The move comes on the heels of Costco allegedly removing the movie's source material, Dinesh D'Souza's book "America: Imagine a World Without Her," from its store shelves.read more
Czech Rep. Sees Jump in Foreign Production Spend as Incentives Hiked
Czech film bizzers are reporting a healthy jump in foreign productions and a new “more business-like” approach to the country’s production incentives, which have been boosted by CZK 300 million ...
‘Lego Movie’ Parody is a Terrifying Protest Against Oil Companies (Video)
Suddenly, the “Lego Movie” feels like the prologue to a horrible tragedy. Greenpeace on Tuesday released a new video that parodied the massive hit Warner Bros. film, the organization's...
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'Sharknado' Video Game Arriving With Syfy Sequel (Exclusive)
An app inspired by the cult B-movie will be released to coincide with the franchise's July 30 return to the cable network.read more
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Home Shopping Network Looks to Entertainment Programming, Promotes Bill Brand
The HSNi chief marketing officer also assumes the role of president of the retail network as it puts greater emphasis on the content of its commerce. read more
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China's Online Video Site Sohu to Screen 20 U.S. TV Shows, Including 'Conan' and 'Masters of Sex'
Sohu.com's CEO says Chinese audiences love U.S. TV. read more
J.K. Rowling Posts New Harry Potter Story, With Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup
Seven years after his last appearance, Harry Potter has returned. Like his original adoring fans, the boy wizard is all grown up in this new 1500-word chapter from author J.K. Rowling, which was publi...
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J.K. Rowling Reunites Older Harry Potter With Hogwarts Friends in Pottermore Post
UPDATED: The author's new story, set at the final of the Quidditch World Cup, briefly crashed her Pottermore website.read more
Alan Rickman, Richard Gere, And Matt Bomer Set To Attend Italy’s Giffoni Children’s Fest
ROME – Alan Rickman, Richard Gere, and a trio of hot younger Hollywood stars will be feted by Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival for children, the unique event where children from all over the ...

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