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Tom Cruise to be Honored with Japan’s J3C Award at LA EigaFest
The 4th annual LA EigaFest, hosted Sept. 12 – 14 at the Egyptian Theater, will honor Tom Cruise with the 2nd annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Award (J3C Award). The award, presented by the Jap...
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'Nurse Jackie' Books Tony Shalhoub for Season 7
The "Monk" star returns to cable after a stint on CBS' short-lived comedy "We Are Men"read more
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack Tops Album Chart for Second Week
Amid midsummer album sales doldrums, the “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1” soundtrack maintained its chart-topping position as compilations ruled the roost on the U.S. rolls last week....
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Jerry Seinfeld and Blondie Will Pick Up Honorary Clio Awards
The Clio Awards, one of the advertising industry’s most prominent creative competitions, announced today that it will honor comedian Jerry Seinfeld and the band Blondie as its 2014 Clio Honora...
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Study: Digital Display Ads Nine Times More Effective Than TV for Insurance Brands
The catchy jingles and memorable mascots we see on TV don’t seem to be what are attracting consumers to auto insurance companies these days. In fact, digital display ads are nine times more ef...
Ellen Page, ‘Same Love’ Singer Mary Lambert Top The Advocate's '40 Under 40' Entertainers List
The Advocate magazine has released the names of entertainers who made their annual “40 under 40” list. Ellen Page, who came out as gay on Valentine's Day, leads the list. Mary Lambert,...
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BET Wins Legal War Over Fan's Facebook Page (Exclusive)
A Florida judge says Facebook likes aren't the property of page creatorsread more
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Belk Taps iCrossing for Digital Business
National retailer Belk has named iCrossing in Chicago as its lead digital agency.  The shop won the business following a review with the Charlotte, N.C.-based retailer looking to raise it...
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Emmys: Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Robin Williams
Sara Bareilles to perform during In Memoriam segmentread more
Channing Tatum’s Free Association Taps Nellie Stevens-Reed to Oversee TV
Channing Tatum’s Free Association has added Nellie Stevens-Reed as veep of its television department. Stevens-Reed joins Free Association from Phantom Four Films, where she served as head of dev...
Film Review: ‘As Above, So Below’
Imagine the excitement of the rolling-boulder opening scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” stretched to feature length, then subtract such vital ingredients as John Williams’ pulse-elevating score...
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'As Above, So Below': Film Review
John Erick Dowdle directs this Paris-set chiller, starring Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldmanread more
FICG in LA Showcases ‘Mountain,’ ‘Wolf,’ ‘Paradise’
MADRID — Nicolas Echeverria’s “Echo of the Mountain,” Fernando Coimbra’s “A Wolf at the Door” and Mariana Chenillo’s “Paradise” will feature in the 2014 FICG in LA, which opens...
Kids Re-Enact ‘True Detective,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ in Honor of Emmys (Video)
What's more entertaining than “True Detective,” “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad?” Perhaps kids taking their best shot at re-enacting scenes from the Emmy-no...
Jamie Linden to Write Lionsgate’s ‘Chaos Walking’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Jamie Linden will write the screenplay of Lionsgate’s franchise starter “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go.” Robert Zemeckis has been attached to direct for the past year. Cha...
Watch: 'Selfie' and 'A to Z' Pilots Premiere Online Ahead of Regularly Scheduled Fall TV Release
"Selfie" is slated to premiere September 30 on ABC. "A to Z" is set for an October 2 debut. Yet their true unveilings have already happened, as both shows were released yesterday o...
Jackie Chan ‘Ashamed,’ ‘Heartbroken’ Over Son's Arrest on Drug Charges
Jackie Chan is “heartbroken” over his son's marijuana arrest in China last week. The Associated Press reported that the star of the “Rush Hour” franchise — and an ant...
Below the Line Bookings
The Gersh Agency has booked production designer Jade Healy (pictured left) (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) on David Lowery’s “Pete’s Dragon” at Disney, shooting in New Zealand; and producer...
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'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Nabs David Yates to Direct
Yates directed four "Harry Potter" moviesread more
Kino Lorber at 5: Distributor Finds Tomorrow’s Classics in Today’s Fest Scene
Even though the corporate specialty film entity known as Kino Lorber turns five this year, the roots of the firm reach back decades, a fact that’s essential to understanding its tactical methods and...

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