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Co-Author of California Tax Credit Bill: Studios Shouldn’t ‘Pit The States Against One Another’
When news broke earlier this month that the MPAA was planning to hold a summit of film commissioners, the timing stirred concern from some California lawmakers that it was happening right on the heels...
Screen Gems Launching Horror-Thriller ‘Scarecrow’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Sony’s Screen Gems has bought Mike Scannell’s horror-thriller “Scarecrow” with horror specialist Unbroken Pictures producing. Scannell’s spec script, set at a remote lake...
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Toronto: Rights to Thriller 'Kill Me Three Times' Go to Magnolia
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Stefan Gierasch, Who Appeared in ‘Carrie,’ Dies at 88
Stefan Gierasch, an actor with 60 years of experience and best known for his role in the 1976 Stephen King adaptation “Carrie,” died Sept. 6 of a stroke in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88. During ...
Read the Ad That Inspired Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ and Meet Hoaxer-Producer Chris Parkinson
As we reported earlier this week, Kevin Smith’s offbeat new horror-comedy “Tusk” came about after the filmmaker read a bizarre Internet ad. Originally posted on England’s free classified site ...
Daniele Watts Refuses to Apologize to the LAPD: There Was No Charge Against Me
“Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts is refusing to apologize to the Los Angeles Police Department despite backlash from critics and “overtly racist and sexist remarks” on...
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The CW's New Shows, From Best to ... Second Best
The CW is not a large network. Co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros., its target viewers are the teens and twentysomethings who play Minecraft, watch Netflix, work at odd hours or attend school, and so i...
Box Office: ‘Maze Runner’ Flying By Liam Neeson for $24 Million Opening
Fox’s dystopian “The Maze Runner” is leaving rivals in the dust as it heads for an opening weekend of about $24 million in the U.S., early estimates showed. The young-adult vehicle w...
NY Times Critic Unapologetic Over Shonda Rhimes ‘Angry Black Woman’ Remark
New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley is standing by calling Shonda Rhimes an “angry black woman” in her Friday review of the TV executive's upcoming ABC drama “How to Get A...
‘Beyond the Lights’ Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Portrays Divadom With Honesty and Compassion
When Viola Davis appeared at the 2012 Academy Awards without her usual wig and wearing her natural hairstyle, it was a gesture toward personal and emotional authenticity. This gesture can be felt as t...
Ioan Gruffudd Is Trying His Hardest to Die in New Series ‘Forever’ (Exclusive Video)
After being alive for more than 200 years, Ioan Gruffudd‘s character wants nothing more than for his life to finally end. But every time he dies, he comes back on ABC's new show, “For...
BuzzFeed Taps Andrew Gauthier to Lead Video Division
BuzzFeed has named Andrew Gauthier executive producer of BuzzFeed Video, overseeing a team of producers to create episodic video content, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Ga...
'American Horror Story' Launches Costume Contest for 'Freak' Fan Fashions
FX is launching a costume contest for the fans of its critically acclaimed and popular anthology television series, "American Horror Story," which will return to the air for its fourth seaso...
Al Jazeera Files Countersuit Against Al Gore and Joel Hyatt
Al Jazeera is firing back at Al Gore and Joel Hyatt’s claims that the Doha, Qatar-based company is withholding tens of millions held in escrow from its purchase of Current TV. In a counterclaim ...
‘The Voice’ Producer Talpa Media Sparks Buyers’ Interests
PARIS– Talpa Media, the reality TV powerhouse behind “The Voice” and “Utopia,” has lured several buyers’ interests shortly after being placed on the market. The com...
Social Media Buzz: ‘Maze Runner’ Buries Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend’s new movies a...
Join Indiewire Tonight for the L.A. Premiere of Rose McGowan's 'Dawn'
Tonight at 8pm, join us for the L.A. premiere screening of Rose McGowan's short film "Dawn" at the Downtown Independent theater. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier th...
BuzzFeed Names Andrew Gauthier Head of Video Division (Exclusive)
BuzzFeed has appointed Andrew Gauthier to executive producer of BuzzFeed Video, overseeing all shortform and episodic video content for the fast-growing Internet media company. In his new role, Gauth...
John Hawkes, Elle Fanning Play With Pianos and Heroin in ‘Low Down’ Trailer (Video)
Oscilloscope Laboratories has released the trailer for Jeff Preiss’ drama “Low Down,” which stars John Hawkes as legendary pianist Joe Albany and Elle Fanning as his daughter. “...
‘Fashion Police’ to Continue Without Joan Rivers
E! has come to a decision on the fate of “Fashion Police,” saying that the fashion-focused talk show will continue despite the passing of co-host Joan Rivers. “We are deeply saddened by ...

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