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Media Luna Picks Up Samuli Valkama’s ‘No Thank You’
LONDON — Sales company Media Luna has acquired Samuli Valkama’s comedy-drama “No Thank You,” which is based on Anna-Leena Harkonen’s novel “Ei Kiitos.” “No Thank You” centers...
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China's Alibaba Invests in Maker of 'The Hobbit' Mobile Game
The e-commerce giant invests $120 million in free-to-play company Kabam behind such titles as "Fast & Furious 6: The Game" and an upcoming "The Hunger Games" mobile game.read more
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Film Factory Takes Alex de la Iglesia’s ‘Messi’
BOURG MADAME, France – Forging a partnership with Mediapro, one of Spain’s most prominent producers of international art house auteurs, Film Factory has acquired world sales rights outside Spain t...
French News, Arts Cable Channels Face Closure as Government Blocks Move to Free TV
TF1 may shutter its all news network LCI and M6 drop arts channel Paris Premiere after French regulators prevented them from becoming free-to-air.read more
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‎Chinese Web Giant Tencent Moves Into Online Games, Novels
Tencent Literature pacts with Giant Interactive as Internet novels increasingly become go-to source of inspiration for game and film producers in China. read more
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Spanish Industry Divided Over 'Game of Thrones' Recovery Plan
Tax breaks to attract international productions face opposition from Spanish producers who say Madrid should do more to help the local industry.read more
Sundance Film Festival Expands to Hong Kong
The famed Sundance Film Festival is expanding to Hong Kong, the indie film institute announced on Thursday. The festival will debut on September 19 and run through the 28th of the month. John Cooper, ...
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Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong
The Sundance Film Festival is expanding its reach into Hong Kong through a screening series in September. The Sundance Institute and Metroplex will present new American independent films,  accompanie...
Sundance Film Fest Heading to Hong Kong For a New Film Series
The Sundance Film Institute is joining forces with The Metroplex to offer a satellite program of eight films, which will screen in September.read more
‘Undateable’ Renewed for Second Season by NBC
Chris D'Elia may be “undateable,” but NBC is banking on the comedian being marketable. The network told TheWrap Thursday that it has renewed D'Elia vehicle “Undateable”...
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Chinese TV Station Head Arrested for Suspected Corruption
Liu Wen, the director-general of documentary channel CCTV-9, has been detained on suspicion of economic malpractice Chinese media reports say. read more
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China’s Orange Sky Golden Harvest Warns Of Profit Slump
Pan-Asian cinema group points to weak distribution activities.
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NBC's 'Undateable' Renewed for Second Season
The Bill Lawrence comedy was a rare standout this summer, averaging 2.8 million viewers on Thursdays.read more
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‘Undateable’ Renewed for Season 2 by NBC
Buddy comedy “Undateable” has been renewed for a second season by NBC. Exec producer Bill Lawrence tweeted Thursday evening that he was “overexcited” to do a second season of t...
Emmy Parties Preview 2014: How to Spend August on a Champagne Diet (Updating)
MTV's Video Music Awards crash into the new Forum in Inglewood on Sunday, Aug. 24 — the night before the Emmys. This creates the rare celebratory confluence on the order of last November'...
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Founders Complete Buyout of Australian Distributor Madman
Indie film and TV powerhouse exists from toys group
Apple to Cut Beats Staff by 200 Following $3 Billion Acquisition
Apple will cut 30 percent of Beats Music staff over the next year, eliminating redundant positions, an individual with knowledge of the company's plans told TheWrap. None of those employees will l...
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Stereo D Shrinking California Workforce With Toronto Expansion
Burbank-based visual effects specialist Stereo D is planning to shrink its California employee base as part of its upcoming move to open a Toronto office. The company asked employees Thursday if they ...
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Off Broadway Review: ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’
Stephen Adly Guirgis is such a quintessentially New York playwright, it’s incredible how popular his plays are outside the city limits. You have to wonder what those out-of-towners will make of ...
Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Caine Are Creepy and Crazy in ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Trailer (Video)
Jim Sturgess plays a novice doctor obsessed with madness in “Stonehearst Asylum.” Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and Kate Beckinsale co-star in the turn-of-the-century creep-fest, thoug...

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