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Kino Lorber Takes Eugene Green’s ‘La Sapienza’ (Exclusive)
VENICE – Specialty North American distributor Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to New York-born Gallic auteur Eugene Green’s “La Sapienza,” about a burned-out contempo...
Apple ‘Actively Investigating’ iCloud Link to Celebrity Photo Leak
After the massive photo leak that exposed nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and dozens more, Apple said it’s looking into a vulnerability in its iCloud service that could have all...
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FBI and Apple Investigating Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak
Kate Upton was also a victim read more
Discovery Digital Networks Head Jim Louderback Resigns
Jim Louderback, g.m. of Discovery Digital Networks, is leaving the company two years after the cable programmer bought web-video startup Revision3, where he had been CEO. Louderback announced that he...
Film Factory Takes San Sebastian Competition Player ‘Flowers’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Bulwarking its already powerful Spanish pic lineup, Film Factory Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to “Flowers” (“Loreak”), a flagship contempo Basque movie production. Made by Fil...
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Ad of the Day: Ideas Are Feared and Neglected in a World of Shortsighted Cretins, Says GE
In its advertising, GE usually sticks to one of two themes. There are the "cool technology stunt" ads ("Drop Science," "#SpringBreakIt") and the "human face of tec...
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'Magic Mike XXL' Begins Production, Steven Soderbergh Steps Behind the Camera
Says alter ego Peter Andrews: "It's ON!"read more
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Box-Office Crash: What Caused Hollywood's Miserable Summer?
It's official: North American summer revenue barely cracks $4 billion, an eight-year low and down 15 percent from 2013 read more
Lily Collins-Sam Claflin Romantic Comedy ‘Love, Rosie’ Gets U.S. Distribution
The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution are teaming on U.S. distribution early next year of Constantin Film’s romantic comedy “Love, Rosie,” starring Lily Collins and Sam C...
‘Saved by the Bell’ Casting Director on Returning for the Movie, Why Finding a New ‘Dustin Diamond’ Was Tough
Casting director Robin Lippin has a long list of television credits to her name, but her time on “Saved by the Bell” and all of its spinoffs made her uniquely qualified to work on Lifetime...
Telluride: Hilary Swank on Her Comedy Roots, How She Picks Roles and Why She Acts
Dressed in a brown sweater, tight jeans, and boots appropriate for the intimate mountain festival, Swank accepted the award from TFF co-director Julie Huntsinger. "I'm speechless," Swank sai...
5 Summer Box Office Takeaways: Marvel Rules, China Rises and Stars Matter
The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade. To be sure, there were massive hits...
Telluride Awards Wrap: No Slam Dunk, But Lots of Possibilities
As the four-day Telluride Film Festival wraps Sept. 1, the big awards question is: Did we see the 2014 Oscar best-pic winner? Since Telluride has screened the winner in five of the last six years, it...
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‘One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film’: Venice Review
The groundswell in favor of reconsidering ‘They All Laughed’ alongside Peter Bogdanovich’s most significant work continues with this exhaustive appreciationread more
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'The Maze Runner' Rules Revealed in New Featurette
"If you survive, we do it all again the next day"read more
North Korea Condemns U.K. TV Series as ‘Despicable Burlesque’
LONDON — The government of North Korea has condemned a TV political thriller about the country that has been commissioned by U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4. The series, “Opposite Number,”...
Venice Film Review: ‘Tsili’
"Punishing" may be the appropriate default setting for Holocaust dramas on film, but restless Israeli auteur Amos Gitai goes for extra credit in "Tsili," a short, stark adaptation of Aharon Appelfeld'...
Venice Film Review: ‘Leopardi’
Despite considerable enthusiasm among international cognoscenti for the 19th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, his fame remains largely at home;
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'Foxcatcher': Steve Carell's Chilling Mission Statement Triggers a Chant in New Trailer
"I want more than anything to win a gold medal, and we have someone who could do that, but there are some psychological issues that we need to take care of"read more
Telluride Film Review: ‘Madame Bovary’
Although worlds away from the deadpan sci-fi whimsy of her 2009 debut, “Cold Souls,” director Sophie Barthes’ subdued take on “Madame Bovary” similarly reveals a sly intelligence at the helm...

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