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‘Exodus’ Director Ridley Scott Explains Controversial Casting Decision
Thousands of people aren't happy with “Exodus: Gods and Kings” director Ridley Scott‘s decision to cast all white leads as Egyptians in the upcoming Biblical drama, but there'...
Time Warner Ends Negotiations With Vice Media
Time Warner has exited talks to acquire a large stake in Vice Media. According to the New York Times, sources close to the situation said  negotiations ended after the media companies could not agre...
Watch: Hugh Grant Swaps Hollywood for Hallowed Halls ‘The Rewrite’
Lionsgate has released a new trailer for “The Rewrite” starring Hugh Grant. The film features the actor as Keith Michaels, a once successful Oscar-winning screenwriter who is now desperate...
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Time Warner Ends Talks for Vice Stake
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Apple Blocks Developers From Selling User Health Data to Marketers
Apple updated its privacy policy to prohibit the sale of user health data to advertisers, according to The Financial Times. The policy update comes just ahead of an anticipated Sept. 9 launch of the...
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Showtime's 'The Affair': Go Beneath the Sheets of the "Dark" Romantic Drama (Exclusive)
The new three-minute promo premieres Sundayread more
MTV Uses Social Media for Global Audience Involvement
The power of live television and social media is helping to drive MTV Intl.’s global footprint and maximize opportunities for advertisers. Between the beginning of June and Aug. 16, the cabler produ...
Photogs Donate Prints to Help Kids Organization
One of Phil Stern’s iconic Marilyn Monroe portraits is among the works up for auction this year to benefit City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, an organization that gives children in underprivileg...
Producer Ted Hope: Indies Need to Take the Next Step
One of the pivotal figures of independent filmmaking during the fertile period of the 1990s and 2000s, Ted Hope has produced films by auteurs including Ang Lee, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Solondz, Todd H...
Productions Like ‘Fargo’ Benefit From Canada’s Fresh Tax Incentives
Canada, one of the first jurisdictions to offer incentives for stand-alone post-production, also provides breaks for visual effects, animation and, of course, filming. Recent productions benefiting fr...
Excerpt: Producer Sees New Opportunities for Independent Films in ‘Hope for Film’
I started using the phrase “a complete systems reboot” to describe what was needed for the film industry. Unless this happened, we were fated to stay mired in an outdated and unsustainable model. ...
Cutting Production Costs With Cheaper Previs?
At the Siggraph computer graphics conference in Vancouver earlier this month, Method Studios president Marc Weigert declared an ambitious goal: Make previsualization inexpensive enough to use for an e...
Adam Arkin ‘Masters’ the Segue Between Acting and Directing
“Action!” the word is said quietly but emphatically, and the cast and crew on the set of “Masters of Sex” jump into motion. The man behind the video monitor is longtime actor Adam Arkin, a...
Hollywood Photographer Phil Stern Is Still a Sure Shot
Legendary photographer Phil Stern is the man behind the lens for some of history’s most intimate portraits of Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr., James Dean and Elizabeth Tay...
International Star You Should Know: Richard Sammel
While European TV fans may know 53-year-old Richard Sammel as the Nazi police chief in love with the mayor of Villeneuve’s wife in “Un Village Francais,” American moviegoers are more likely to r...
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With Nearly 3 Billion Views, the Enigmatic 'DisneyCollector' Fascinates Children on YouTube
This week's most viewed Web series video isn't a song, dance, skit or prank. It's a simple unboxing video of the Play Dough Sparkle set featuring the Disney Princesses, uploaded by none ...
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Google Reveals Drone Delivery Test Program
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Watch: The Trailer for Cannes-Winning 'Leviathan' Paints a Powerful Portrait of Modern Russia
Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev ("The Return," "Elena"), "Leviathan" is an epic drama that won Zvyagintstev and co-writer Oleg Negin a screenplay award at this year's Cann...
Watch: Trailer for 'Time is Illmatic' is a Moving Look at Acclaimed Rapper Nas' Life
First premiering at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, "Time is Illmatic," a documentary film named after Nas' first album, explores the professional and personal life of the renowned rapper...
The Indiewire Springboard: Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch Transforms His 'God Help the Girl' Album Into Film
In "God Help the Girl," writer/director Stuart Murdoch created a coming-of-age story that doubles as an indie-pop musical. Murdoch is best known as a founding member of Belle and Sebastian a...

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