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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
Project of the Day: 'Butterfly'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the c...
‘Predator’ Reboot in the Works With ‘Iron Man 3′ Director
20th Century Fox is bringing back its iconic “Predator” franchise for a reboot with “Iron Man 3″ writer-director Shane Black on board to direct. Fox-based John Davis, who produ...
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DirecTV and AT&T Make Their Case for Merger on Capitol Hill
Among other benefits, a combined company would have more leverage when negotiating programming deals, says AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.read more
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FX's 'Tyrant': 11 Secrets From the Israeli Set
From star Adam Rayner's shaky audition to the show's $3 million-plus budget, THR goes behind the scenes of the cable net's ambitious Arab drama.read more
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MMA Expands Award Categories to Include Wearables
The Mobile Marketing Association has added wearables as a category for its annual Smarties Awards, which celebrates the best mobile campaigns each year during New York’s Advertising Week. MMA...
James Franco Goes Broadway Bare-Ass for a Good Cause
Just when the world thought James Franco was out of surprises, here comes his jockstrap-clad bare butt. The eclectic actor and upcoming stage director dropped his drawers Sunday night in New York at ...
One Direction Sings the Alphabet Song on ‘Sesame Street’ (Video)
After singing all about the letter U, the lads of One Direction are now tackling the rest of the alphabet. Harry Styles and Liam Payne (sans the other band members) made another appearance on “S...
Keith Feldman to Head Worldwide Distribution at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has promoted Keith Feldman to president, worldwide distribution. Feldman most recently was president of Fox’s international homevideo distribution effort...
ABC Wraps Upfront Sales With Slight Rate Increase
ABC has effectively wrapped up its upfront ad sales for the 2014-15 season, an individual with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday. With all but a bit of clean-up left, the network is finishing...
Arizona State Schools Superintendent Outed as Racist by Media
Additional racist comments attributed to Arizona state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal have been unearthed. In a December 2010 post on Espresso Pundit, Huppenthal — writing under the ps...
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Warner Bros. Options Hot YA Book 'I’ll Give You the Sun'
Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan will produce the adaptation. read more
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Rose Byrne to Make Broadway Debut in 'You Can't Take It With You'
The Australian actress will star opposite James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen and Annaleigh Ashford in the fall revival of the classic 1936 comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.read more
Jay Leno Shouldn't Get the Mark Twain Award For Humor (But Not Because He's Not Funny)
Everyone's definitions of comedy are different. Poll a random group of strangers about who should win an award for being best at being funny, and the answers can range from Louis CK to a football to t...
Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes in Talks for Coens’ ‘Hail Caesar!’
The Coens are adding even more star power to their latest film, with Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes all negotiating to join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in Universal and Working Tit...

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