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Andrew W.K. Hosting Kids Show for Maker.TV
Disney-owned Maker Studios, which creates online videos for millenials, announced the new Andrew W.K.-hosted kids series “Meet Me at the Reck, ” in which the “Party Hard” rocke...
‘Mockingjay’ Movies Set for eOne in Canada, Australia, Spain as Lionsgate Renews Output Deal
Entertainment One and Lionsgate have extended and expanded their feature film output agreements in Canada, Australia and Spain through 2018. The deal has covered the launch of “The Hunger Games...
TV Review: ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ The Final Season
Any past nitpicking about slow starts is obliterated by “Boardwalk Empire’s” opening flurry, as the show attacks its final season with admirable gusto. Looking even more sweeping and cinematic t...
Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Finds a Home with The Weinstein Company
Of course, nobody's really surprised about the news given Tarantino's history with the Weinsteins, who have teamed with the filmmaker throughout his career, starting at Miramax with his debut, "R...
Antipode Picks Up Venice Player ‘The Postman’s White Nights’
LONDON — Antipode Sales & Distribution has picked up global sales rights to Andrei Konchalovsky’s “The Postman’s White Nights,” which will have its world premiere in competition at t...
Samsung Unveils Virtual-Reality Headset Built with Facebook’s Oculus
Samsung Electronics launched a virtual-reality wearable headset technology — the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, built in partnership with Facebook’s Oculus — as the consumer-elec...
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Watch Two Minutes of 'Big Hero 6': Pain Ratings and Puberty
"It is alright to cry, crying is a natural response to pain"read more
‘Marvel Super Hero September’ Puts Spotlight on Characters Outside Theaters
Does Marvel have a new franchise with “Marvel Super Hero September?” In one of the more ambitious marketing efforts launched around characters or a popular franchise since Lucasfilm’...
Venice Film Review: ‘Bypass’
Characterization is the principal element left on the roadside in "Bypass," an artsy slab of British urban miserablism that remains oddly unmoving despite its surfeit of onscreen suffering.
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Who Pays $3.2M For a Superman Comic, Anyway?
It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a whole lot of moneyread more
Hollywood Publicists Scramble, But There's Little Defense Against Nude Photo Hacking
This is Hollywood's very own horror story. The cache of private, nude photos stolen from A-List actresses and uploaded for public consumption has the industry shaking over the security of its star...
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What Makes for an Unforgettable Celebrity Ad? Share Your Thoughts at #AdweekChat
In the not-too-distant past, Hollywood A-Listers had to sneak off overseas to make easy money in advertising. But today, the stigma is lifting, and celebrity endorsements are everywhere you look. D...
11 TV Shows We're Excited About This Season
Are you going to find a new favorite show this season? It's actually possible. From top-notch comedies like “A to Z” and “Black-ish” to thoughtful, genre-pushing dramas lik...
WME Invests in DWNLD App Creator
WME has made an undisclosed investment in DWNLD, a mobile platform that enables individuals to create and publish their own apps. The service, that officially launched this week, is positioned as an a...
Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Set with The Weinstein Co.
The Weinstein Company is re-teaming with Quentin Tarantino on his upcoming Western “The Hateful Eight” with shooting starting in January and a release set for the fall of 2015. The announc...
Toronto Preview: The Big Festival Arrives With a Winning Streak on the Line
The Toronto International Film Festival played hardball with films hitting the fall festival circuit this year, but the results didn't have much impact on a time of year when prestige movies are u...
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Ad of the Day: Ikea Hilariously Pitches Its 2015 Catalog as the Coolest Gadget Ever
Is print really dying? Not according to Ikea, which has good reason to still believe in dead trees. After all, the company prints around 200 million copies of its catalog every year in 27 languages ...
25 Must-See Movies at the Toronto Film Festival (Photos)
Toronto is the behemoth of the fall festivals, with dozens of screenings every day and a lineup of 285 features and 108 shorts. From Reese Witherspoon‘s “Wild” to Benedict Cumberbatc...
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The Weinstein Company to Distribute Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'
The film is set to be released in the fall of 2015read more
Andre Morgan, Kelvin Tong Have Faith in ‘Anna Waters’
Andre Morgan will executive produce “The Faith of Anna Waters,” a horror feature directed by Singapore’s Kelvin Tong.

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