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Time Warner Invests in Epoxy, Video-Distribution and Social Tools Startup
Epoxy, a startup whose platform is designed to help content creators distribute and track video across social sites, has raised $6.5 million in funding led by Time Warner and Upfront Ventures, whic...
‘Tyrant’ Review: A Middle Eastern Soap With Nothing Radical to Say
I don't know if “Tyrant,” the new series from “Homeland” executive producer Howard Gordon, is lucky or unlucky to arrive in a new period of Middle Eastern unrest. The troub...
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Michelle Wie's U.S. Open Win: Bigger, Better Endorsements Could Follow
The golfer’s first major title could immediately boost sponsorship deals as the focus now turns to whether she can keep winning, sports marketing experts say.read more
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's Secret Start-Up: Vessel, Hulu Meets YouTube
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is building a subscription service for video — pretend YouTube and Hulu had a baby — according to several individuals with knowledge of the product. Kilar unvei...
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Anti-Defamation League Slams Gary Oldman for 'Anti-Semitic Tropes'
The anti-Semitism watchdog group has criticized Oldman for saying that Hollywood is "run by Jews."read more
New York Passes L.A. as Top Shooting Site for TV Drama Pilots
New York has become the primary site for filming TV drama pilots, supplanting Los Angeles, which saw overall pilot production hit an all-time low according to a survey released Tuesday by FilmLA. The ...
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That's a $6 Billion Upfront Wrap for All of NBCUniversal
NBC broadcast has wrapped its upfront sales effort, securing $2.52 billion in ad dollars across prime time, sports and late night, say sources familiar with the conversation: it's a significant ...
Keith Feldman Named President of Worldwide Distribution at Fox Home Entertainment
Fox Home Entertainment exec Keith Feldman has been elevated to president of worldwide distribution, the studio said Tuesday. Feldman, previously president of international distribution, will expand hi...
Gary Oldman Controversy: ADL Slams Actor’s ‘Irresponsible’ and ‘Anti-Semitic’ Remarks
Following published remarks by actor Gary Oldman, in which he defends Mel Gibson’s past anti-Semitic comments, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has said that Oldman, “should know better th...
Jason Kilar, Former Hulu CEO, Announces Investors in New Video-Focused Venture
Jason Kilar, the former CEO of Hulu, has announced his next venture: Vessel, a startup building a multimedia service with a strong focus on video, whose investors include Amazon.com founder and CEO...
2014 Lower East Side Festival Winners Announced
The 2014 Lower East Side Film Festival concluded their 11-day run this past weekend and have just announced the winners. The judges included Ilana Glazer (Comedy Central's "Broad City&q...
Rose Byrne to Make Broadway Debut in ‘You Can't Take It With You’
After starring in the upcoming big screen adaptation of “Annie,” it looks like Rose Byrne may have caught the theater bug. The actress is set to make her Broadway debut next spring in a ne...
How ‘Tyrant’ Cast a White Guy as the Son of a Middle Eastern Despot
“Tyrant,” the new FX drama debuting Tuesday, features white actor Adam Rayner in the lead role of Barry Al-Fayeed, the son of a Middle Eastern despot who returns to his home country. After...
Jandy Nelson’s ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights to Jandy Nelson’s upcoming coming of age novel “I’ll Give You the Sun.” The studio has set the project with Warner-based Denise Di No...
Santa Barbara Film Festival Launches New Summer Film Showcase
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has announced the launch of “The Wave Film Festival,” a new initiative designed to bring an eclectic mix of films to audiences in addi...
IFC Midnight Acquires North American Rights to Sci-Fi Thriller 'Outpost 37'
IFC Midnight has acquired the rights to the science fiction thriller "Outpost 37." The film centers on a documentary crew embedded with an elite unit of soldiers fighting to save mankind in ...
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NBC Books $2.52 Billion in Upfront Commitments, 12 Percent Gain
“We are very pleased to have led the market in both rate of change and volume growth this upfront," said NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke, noting the net's double-digit increases.read more
Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be 'Nakom,' 'American Milk,' 'Fog City' or 'Channel Zero'
Vote below for this week's Project of the Week. The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner...
Film Review: ‘Humshakals’
Doppelgangers abound in “Humshakals,” Sajid Khan’s latest celebration of crass stupidity.
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Santa Barbara Film Fest Announces Summer Showcase Featuring French Cinema
Entitled The Wave, the first edition of the five-day festival will center on eleven new French films.read more

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