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Project of the Day: 'Mythical Creatures'
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 com...
Emmys: Netflix Pushes 'Orange is the New Black,' Kate Mulgrew at Academy Screening Hosted by Chelsea Handler
"Don't you love how relaxed this is? It's like you're in our living room." Though Chelsea Handler was hosting Netflix's For Your Consideration screening of "Orange is the New Black,&qu...
Helen Mirren: ‘Who Doesn't Love a Jolly Good Spanking?’
Jimmy Fallon played a rousing round of “Mirren, Mirren on the Wall” Monday, which resulted in Helen Mirren endorsing some light BDSM. “Whips and chains are not my style,” the O...
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South Korean Filmmakers Sign Petition Against 'Civilian Massacre' in Gaza
"Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook and "The Berlin Film" director Ryoo Seung-yong are among 100 public figures supporting the petition.read more
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Nicki Minaj Explains How Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix Came to Be (Audio)
"She told me, 'I want you to be you. I don't want you to hold back,' " Minaj told Hot 97 on Monday of the surprise collaboration.read more
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Kimberly-Clark Urges People to Drop Their Pants
In a new campaign for its Depend brand, Kimberly-Clark is encouraging people to "drop their pants." A MediaPost article this week said that the campaign is the largest to date for the...
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Whitney Houston Biopic Actor Defends Lifetime Movie
UPDATED: Arlen Escarpeta insists that the upcoming project, directed by Angela Bassett, does justice to the late singer.read more
Shazam Inks TV Ad Pacts with A+E, AMC, Dick Clark Productions and Others
Shazam Entertainment, whose app is best known for ID’ing songs, is making an even stronger push into American TV. The company has struck deals with partners including A+E Networks, AMC, Dick Clark P...
‘Frozen’ Director Jennifer Lee to Adapt ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for Disney (EXCLUSIVE)
Jennifer Lee, who co-wrote and directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, has chosen her next project: “A Wrinkle in Time.” Lee will write the bigscreen adaptation of Madeleine L’...
Shazam Adds TV Integrations With AMC, A+E
Music discovery app Shazam has partnered with eight TV partners for the launch of its new sales platform, Resonate.read more
Chris Pratt Raps Like Eminem and Talks About His Van-Living, Weed-Smoking Days (Video)
Peter Quill had “Hooked on a Feeling” playing on a loop. Chris Pratt, on the other hand, went with a constant rotation of “Forgot About Dre.” See video: ‘Guardians of th...
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Levi’s Stadium Brings Sporting Events Into the Mobile Age
Fans of the San Francisco 49ers have a whole new reason to attend games with smartphones in hand. The NFL team’s newly opened home, Levi’s Stadium, has been equipped with a massive WiFi ...
Startup Mozaic Branding Aims to Broker Branded-Content Deals for YouTube Stars
Mozaic Branding, a startup led by former Maker Studios exec Fran Solomita, has set up shop to steer more Madison Avenue branded-content deals to top YouTube creators. Solomita, most recently VP of bra...
The Whole ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cast Took Over Conan O'Brien's Entire Show (Video)
Just about the entire cast of “Orange is the New Black” appeared on Conan O'Brien‘s late night show on Monday, offering Coco a buzzy boost and the Netflix series a huge platform ...
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Doha Film Institute CEO Steps Down
Former banking executive Abdulaziz Al-Khater is leaving the Qatari cultural organization after less than two years.read more
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Gavin Polone: Don't Buy Tickets for the Ringling Bros. 'Spectacle of Cruelty' (Guest Column)
The producer makes an impassioned plea to animal lovers.read more
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Ringling Bros. to Gavin Polone: Animal Cruelty Claims 'Just Wrong'
Spokesman Stephen Payne says a guest column claiming the circus mistreats its elephants is false: "Our animals get better medical care than I do." read more
A&E IndieFilms to Back Doc on Autistic Boy Who Loved Disney
Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams ("Music by Prudence") will direct the feature-length "Life, Animated," based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind.read more
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Huge Gains for Paid Search on Mobile in Europe
A report from Kenshoo reveals a 24 percent lift in advertising spend across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for this quarter. Click volume is also on the rise. The research, which analyzed...
Latest ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Topples ‘Godzilla’ at Japan Box Office
Period action sequel has strongest live-action opening of the year.

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