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New York's IFC Center is Ignoring R-Rating for 'Boyhood'
Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making opus "Boyhood" is rated R in the states. Why? We're not so sure. It's a film that demands to be seen by the generation it depicts, meaning teenager...
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Espys Host Drake Says LeBron James Deserves an Award 'For Incredible Essay Writing'
As the host of next week's 2014 Espy Awards, the rapper revealed how he plans to make fun of all his friends in the room and why James' announcement was "one of the most historic things of our generat...
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How Sports Illustrated Got the LeBron Scoop
Around noon today, SportsIllustrated.com broke its biggest scoop to date: In a first-person essay, as told to SI senior writer Lee Jenkins, Miami Heat star LeBron James announced that he would be re...
ESPYs Exec Producer: We Would've Loved to Have Had LeBron James Announce Move on Our Show
LeBron James‘ first big “Decision” was televised on ESPN in 2010. His second one came via a Sports Illustrated exclusive essay. During an ESPYs call on Friday, TheWrap asked executiv...
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Michael Pitt on Working With Mike Cahill: ‘I Wanted to Connect With What’s Happening in Cinema Now’
Mike Cahill’s 2011 film “Another Earth” wasn’t a breakout hit, but the sci-fi allegory garnered no small amount of critical praise and admirers, some of whom attended Thursday̵...
Grammy-Winning Jazz Bassist Charlie Haden Dead at 77
Legendary musician Charlie Haden, who was comfortable in genres ranging from free jazz to folk music to punk rock, has passed away at the age of 76 after a prolonged illness, his record label announce...
Paramount to Extend Deal With Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes (Exclusive)
Paramount is negotiating an extension of its first-look deal with Platinum Dunes, the production company run by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, according to several individuals with knowledg...
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Starz Chief Defends Early Pickups, Talks 'Buzz' Envy and Staying out of Bed With Netflix
During his TCA executive session, Chris Albrecht pushes "Outlander," touts a more diverse audience with "Power" and laments the lack of love many of his originals get in the press: "I'm baffled someti...
BAMcinématek Presents Month-Long Retrospective on French Director Chris Marker
This August, BAMcinématek will screen the iconic films of French director Chris Marker in a special retrospective series chronicling the master cine-essayest. The event begins on August 15...
Starz Sets Premiere Dates for LeBron James Comedy ‘Survivor's Remorse,’ Reality Show ‘The Chair’
Starz's upcoming comedy miniseries “Survivor's Remorse” will premiere Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., while the reality offering “The Chair” will debut Sept. 6 at 11 p.m., the networ...
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Hyundai's Daily Twitter Followers Spike 40% During World Cup
With the World Cup wrapping up on Sunday, Hyundai and its agency Innocean are releasing social data that indicate the carmaker’s fútbol-themed campaign scored big with social media in t...
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Sun Valley: John Kerry Video Conference Victim of Bad Reception, Bloomberg Won’t Grade De Blasio
Even billionaires suffer from bad reception. That’s the takeaway Friday after organizers at the Allen & Co. media and technology conference tried and failed to get Secretary of State John Ke...
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Starz Courted 'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Series
Before the 2015 film adaptation came together, CEO Chris Albrecht told Universal he'd give a three-year commitment to a show based on EL James' juggernaut book. read more
Director Dito Montiel On Being a Straight Director Making a 'Gay Movie'
Dito Montiel’s directorial debut, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," based on his best-selling memoir of the same name, won both the Director’s Award and Special Jury Prize at Sundanc...
Fox Sports 1 Touts Saturday Baseball Success, Gears Up for Tuesday's All-Star Game
Cable channel Fox Sports 1 existed during last year's Major League Baseball Playoffs, but it didn't have the rights. This season it will exclusively air the Division Series and League Champio...
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Starz Announces Premiere Dates for ‘The Chair,’ ‘Survivor’s Remorse’
Starz’s original filmmaking experiment, “The Chair,” will premiere on Sat., Sept. 6 at 11 p.m., the cabler announced today. The series, created by “Project Greenlight” an...
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Post House Todd Soundelux Closes Its Doors
Todd Soundelux, the post-production house with roots stretching back to the 1950s, closed permanently yesterday. Todd Soundelux declared bankruptcy earlier this year. Leslie Cohen, the lawyer who was...
Moguls Converge on Sun Valley for Allen & Co. Retreat (Photos)
The post Moguls Converge on Sun Valley for Allen & Co. Retreat (Photos) appeared first on TheWrap.
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Megan Ellison in Talks to Rescue Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant' (Exclusive)
Annapurna Pictures is negotiating to help finance the survival story to be directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu after its original backer, Worldview, pulled back on film financing.read more
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Yahoo Acquires Mobile Streaming-Video Startup RayV
Yahoo has acquired RayV, an Israel-based startup that developed mobile video-streaming technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Yahoo, 11 employees of RayV will join Yahoo, mostl...

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