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Hong Kong Biz Finds Success With Mainland Ties
Stories about the death of the Hong Kong film industry are premature. Sure, the mainland China biz is grabbing all the headlines, and while Hong Kong’s annual film production has dropped from more t...
‘Night Flight’ Takes Off in Hong Kong
“Night Flight,” the Korean film that features in the Indie Power section of the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival (HKIFF) this week, has also found itself a distributor in the territory. Hong Kong and...
Technicolor Thailand To Close
Technicolor’s facility in Bangkok, Thailand, will close at the end of the month. Staff at the long-established plant have been told that their last day will be March 27 and that the facility will cl...
Pegasus Rides in With ‘Z Storm,’ ‘Ip Man 3′
Pegasus Motion Pictures on Monday (March 24) took the wraps off its big budget crime thriller “Z Storm,” which is set for summer release. The company, formed in 2009 by Raymond Wong after he b...
Byron Mann, Eugenia Yuan Add Flavor to ‘Jasmine’
Lon Haber & Co is representing rights to Hong Kong/U.S.-produced psychological thriller “Jasmine.” The Hong Kong-set, English-language film, now in post-production, stars Byron Mann (&...
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'Drop Dead Diva' Final Season: EP Says 'All the Ends Are Tied Up'
Josh Berman also promises that the sixth and final season, which kicks off at 9 p.m. Sunday on Lifetime, will feature "lots of twists and turns" before the Jane-Grayson relationship is resolved.read m...
‘Marvel's Agents of SHIELD’ Producer Teases ‘Captain America’ Crossover Episode
The producers of ABC's hit “Marvel's Agents of SHIELD” teased its upcoming crossover episode with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” during the show's PaleyFest ...
James Rebhorn: Remembering the Quintessential Character Actor
James Rebhorn – who died Friday at the age of 65 – was the quintessential character actor, and as such a representative of a proud if sadly disappearing breed. Rebhorn worked constantly, but seldo...
More Sony Cuts: Dallas Distribution Office Closed, L.A.'s Trimmed
Sony's downsizing is continuing, and its distribution office in Dallas is the latest casualty. Around 15 people will get pink slips and operations will be shut down there as of June 2, an individu...
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Les Miserables: Theater Review
The 1980s blockbuster returns to Broadway in a cinematically propulsive staging that stars Ramin Karimloo as prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, and Will Swenson as his adversary, Javert.read more
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Pantelion Picks Up Rom-Com 'Get Married If You Can' (Exclusive)
The stateside release for the movie -- Mexico's third highest-grossing film of all time -- is slated for June.read more
Asian Film Awards Academy Seeks Long-Term Expansion
The newly created Asian Film Awards Academy will seek wide-ranging educational and audience development roles and will invite other film festivals to become members. That expansionist course was outli...
‘Open Cage’s’ Zunino Preps ‘Jumble’ (EXCLUSIVE)
GUADALAJARA – Mexico-based scribe-helmer-producer Max Zunino, whose directorial debut “Open Cage” world preems Wednesday at Guadalajara competing for its Mezcal and Ibero-American kudos, is prep...
Disney Channel Star Bella Thorne Set for New ‘Amityville’ Horror Movie (Exclusive)
Disney Channel sensation Bella Thorne is set to star in the new “Amityville” horror movie for Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions, multiple individuals familiar with the project have...
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More Layoffs Strike Sony's Film Studio as Texas Office Closed
Sony is working with Bain & Co. to identify ways it can cut $100 million in costs.read more
James Rebhorn, ‘Homeland’ and ‘White Collar’ Actor, Dead at 65
James Rebhorn, the veteran character actor best known for his recent work on the Showtime drama “Homeland,” had died. He passed away at the age of 65 at his home on Friday, his representat...
‘Homeland’ Actor James Rebhorn Dies at 65
Update at 1:30 PM: Several reports confirm that melanoma was the cause of death, which Rebhorn had been battling for some time. Actor James Rebhorn, seen most recently in turns on “White Collar&...
‘Drop Dead Diva’ Creator Talks Final Season, Jane's Secret: ‘The Cat's Out of the Bag’
Lifetime's “Drop Dead Diva” kicks off its sixth (and most likely) final season on Sunday. After coming back from a previous cancelation, “Drop Dead Diva” creator Josh Berma...
‘Noah’ Opens as Strong No. 1 at Box Office in Mexico, Korea
“Noah,” the special effects-laden Biblical epic starring Russell Crowe, is off to the fast start overseas that distributor Paramount Pictures was hoping for. “Noah” brought in ...
The Voice Of Italy’s ‘Singing Nun’ Goes Viral Following Media Frenzy
ROME – Italy’s singing nun, Sister Christina Scuccia, is going viral and could be headed for international stardom after wowing the jury of “The Voice of Italy,” with her rendition of  Al...

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