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Project of the Day: 'The Pink Sorrys'
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...
Slamdance Names New Film Festival Director (Exclusive)
The Slamdance Film Festival is under new management. The film organization, which has served as a launching pad for directors like Christopher Nolan and Lena Dunham, has promoted its own rising star,...
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L.A. Film Czar: Assembly Action On Movie/TV Incentives 'A Great Vote Of Confidence'
Kenneth Ziffren says he and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti are looking forward to working with others on legislation to create and keep good industry jobs statewide. read more
‘The Good Wife’ Team Talks Plot Twists, Character Growth with Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose cut straight to the chase on Wednesday night in his discussion with “The Good Wife” gang. “We’re going to start with one question: what the hell happened to Will and why?...
Christopher Nolan Bashes 3-D and Digital Filmmaking at CinemaCon
Writer-director Christopher Nolan ("Memento," "Inception") isn't convinced that digital formats can compare to 35 mm film and he wasn't shy about telling the crowd of exhibitors at CinemaCon his belie...
Discovery Mulls Joint Bids for Major Sports Rights for Eurosport
LONDON — Discovery Communications is preparing to up its game in the sports rights field as it eyes further premium contests for Eurosport, in which it holds a majority stake. “Eurosport i...
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Fleetwood Mac Launching Reunion Tour With Christine McVie
The announcement was made on Thursday's "Today" show following an interview with the band at Stevie Nicks' house.read more
Jeremy Piven Calls ‘Mr. Selfridge’ Season 2 His ‘Best Season of TV’ (Exclusive Video)
Jeremy Piven says the second season of his PBS drama, “Mr. Selfridge,” is “the best season of TV I've ever done in my life.” “This season's actually funnier, edgi...
Bill Cosby Was Very Confused on The ‘Tonight Show’ (Video)
Jimmy Fallon's “Tonight Show” proved to be very different from the version Bill Cosby last visited in New York City. The 76-year-old comedy legend was in fine form on Wednesday night, ...
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Aereo Says It's a Technological Step Not a Rube Goldberg Device
In a legal brief, Aereo has asked the Supreme Court to reject broadcasters' arguments that its antenna-based Internet streaming service is "a sort of Rube Goldberg device" and just &qu...
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European Court Rules Internet Service Providers Can Block Piracy Sites
The Motion Picture Association's European branch welcomes the Court of Justice decision as a "proportionate and valid measure" in fighting copyright infingement.read more
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After Oscar, What Happens to Lupita Nyong'o?
Even after winning the Academy Award, Nyong’o faces a challenging lack of roles for darker-skinned actresses; says one agent, however: "If she can find a franchise, a big crossover film, or if she's...
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TV Upfronts: Cable Networks Struggle to Match Broadcast Ad Dollars
Starting next month, executives will make their cases to media buyers with more original scripted content and event coverage while touting their growing ratings ("Walking Dead," anyone?).read more ...
SAG-AFTRA Slashes Residuals Processing Time (Exclusive)
What used to take three months now takes about three weeks, and the union vows to stay on top of the process even as the number of residuals checks balloons.read more
Andrea Arnold Tapped Jury President of Critics Week’s Grand Prize
PARIS– British director Andrea Arnold has been tapped jury president of Critics Week’s Grand Prize. Arnold will preside over a jury comprising four international journalists. The Grand Pri...
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Cannes Critics Week Jury to Be Led by Andrea Arnold
The British director of "The Red Road" and "Wuthering Heights" will serve as president of the jury of four journalists to pick a Grand prize winner from the Cannes sidebar.read more
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BBC Worldwide Exec Ben Donald Sets up TV Indie Banner
Donald, who brokered deals for BBC's commercial arm on shows such as "Death in Paradise," is partnering with "Misfits" creator Clerkenwell Films to launch an indie TV production shingle.read more ...
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Germany's Constantin Media Results Slump as 'Mortal Instruments,' 'Enders Game' Disappoint
Constantin, which had another major flop in form of 'Pompeii' this year, booked a $8.4 million loss in 2013 as revenue fell 12 percent.read more
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Kim Dotcom Officially Launches Internet Party in New Zealand
The German national who can't run for office himself says the party will be a ""movement for the freedom of the Internet and technology, for privacy and political reform."read more
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'Spider-Man 2' Goes to China: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx Sweep Into Beijing
The Chinese capital is now viewed as a vital PR stop for Hollywood blockbusters, as Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans visited Monday and Johnny Depp is slated to arrive next week. read more

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