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FilMart: Lotte Aims for Epic Results
SEOUL — Lotte Entertainment may be South Korea’s number two film company, but it hates to be overshadowed by market leader CJ Entertainment. The company has no lack of ambition or resources. I...
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Betsy Brandt to Star in ABC's Susannah Grant Drama 'The Club'
The role is in second position to "The Michael J. Fox Show," meaning she would stay on with the NBC comedy should it earn a second season. read more
Film vs. TV Battle Intensifies: Universal Exec Calls for Theater Owners to Invest in VOD
"The DVD business is declining, and the home-viewing experience is being replaced by long-form serialized drama. It's a concern for us." So said David Kosse, the president of Universal International, ...
Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $500 Million-Plus
The Walt Disney Company just expanded its internet kingdom in a significant and expensive way. TWDC announced on Monday afternoon that it had reached a deal to acquire Maker Studios, the massive onlin...
Hong Kong Film Review: ‘Aberdeen’
Hong Kong hitmaker Pang Ho-cheung delivers an elegant slice of life with this finely observed family dramedy.
FilMart: China’s Online Video Biz to Grow in Size and Sophistication
Chinese platforms will also invest more in in-house created content.
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Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $500 Million
The deal values the digital media firm at up to $950 million if certain performance targets are met. read more
Disney Buys Maker Studios In Deal Worth At Least $500 Million
The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring Maker Studios, a top YouTube multichannel network, for $500 million with a performance-based earn-out of up to $450 million, the Mouse House announced. Maker Studios ...
‘Girls’ Finale: Director of Iowa Writers’ Workshop Weighs In
Sunday’s season three finale of “Girls” concluded with one of the most literary cliffhangers in TV history: Hannah Horvath clutching her acceptance letter from the Iowa Writers...
Okinawa Set as Yoshimoto’s Asian Hub
Southern Japanese island Okinawa is being shaped as a pole for Asian regional co-operation.
DreamWorks Acquires Novel ‘The Girl on the Train’ for Marc Platt (EXCLUSIVE)
DreamWorks Studios has preemptively acquired the rights to the Paula Hawkins novel “The Girl on the Train” for Marc Platt to produce. Platt will produce through his Marc Platt Productions ...
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt Set a Beach Date in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Teaser Trailer (Video)
A new teaser trailer for “Edge of Tomorrow” landed online Monday to remind fans of the big-budget, sci-fi action genre that the next full trailer for the Tom Cruise movie is only a day awa...
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'Entourage': Drama, Turtle Spotted Filming in L.A. in Cadillac's Ciel Concept Car
The Ciel's appearance in the movie raises the possibility that Cadillac could put the $100,000 retro-futuristic convertible into production.read more
Nick Cannon Wears Whiteface, Calls Himself ‘Connor Smallnut’ for ‘White People Party Music’ (Video)
David Bowie had Ziggy Stardust, Joaquin Phoenix had rapping Joaquin Phoenix, and now, Nick Cannon has… Connor Smallnut. Yes, Nick Cannon, the host of NBC's “America's Got Talent...
‘The Good Wife’ Creators, Cast Explain Sunday’s Killer Twist (SPOILERS)
Warning: Spoilers ahead. Like the 8.9 million viewers who tuned into Sunday night’s episode of “The Good Wife,” the CBS legal drama’s creators and cast members are mourning the...
Attention Filmmakers: Kodak Is Now Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program
The KODAK Scholarship Program is currently accepting submissions for the 2014 competition. The international program acknowledges and celebrates student filmmakers who demonstrate exem...
CinemaCon: Hollywood Tested By New Distribution Models
In the world of theatrical exhibition, the struggle between preserving traditional business methods and forging new ways to expand moviegoing has never been more intense. A recent deal by top exhibs w...
Tribeca Enterprises Sells 50% to Madison Square Garden: What Does It Mean for Tribeca Film Festival?
At first glance, Tribeca Enterprises, the company behind The Tribeca Film Festival, and The Madison Square Garden Company, whose holdings include The New York Knicks and The Radio City Christmas ...
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Neon Trees' Tyler Glenn Comes Out as Gay
The band's frontman, a lifelong Mormon, tells Rolling Stone that he began telling family and friends in October 2013, while writing their "Pop Psychology" album.read more
Film Review: ‘Age of Panic’
A domestic battle plays out against the craziness of France's 2012 presidential election in Justine Triet's whirlwind comedy.

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