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Amazon Becomes Exclusive Online Home of Select HBO Shows
Amazon and HBO announced a content licensing agreement that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for select HBO programming. Starting May 21, Amazon Prime members ...
FremantleMedia Claims Rights to YouTube User-Uploaded Clips
FremantleMedia is turning thousands of fan-uploaded YouTube clips of “American Idol” — and dozens of other shows it produces — into cash. In a partnership pairing two corporate...
How Companies Like BroadbandTV Have Helped Hollywood Turn Piracy Into Millions
Hollywood's fight against piracy has entered a new phase, one in which movie studios and TV producers are trying to make money off of what they once deemed stolen content. YouTube videos are the p...
Lupita Nyong'o Named People Magazine's ‘Most Beautiful’
The awards keep on coming for Lupita Nyong'o. The 31-year-old “12 Years a Slave” star went on an awards season tear that culminated in the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and now s...
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U.K. Cinema Admissions See First Quarter Slump
The 2014 January through March ticket sales of 39.9 million are 2.1 million lower than 2013 despite attention grabbing rollouts for "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and "The Lego Movie."read more
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'Fading Gigolo' Director John Turturro Touts 'Positive Sides' of Prostitution
Discussing his Wood Allen-starring romantic comedy, Turturro said, "People sometimes go to [sex workers] for reasons beyond just sexual contact -- and sometimes they are truly helped." read more ...
Tribeca Film Festival: 'Palo Alto' DP Autumn Durald On Being a Female Cinematographer
Since premiering last year at Telluride, Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" has been creating buzz for its cast of promising young actors (Emma Roberts, Nat Wolff and Jack Kilmer), but there's another "charact...
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Lupita Nyong'o Named People Magazine's 'Most Beautiful'
The breakthrough "12 Years a Slave" star won this year's best supporting actress Oscar.read more
AOL Launches Free Streaming Movies in Pact with Miramax
AOL is now playing in the movie biz. The Internet media company inked a deal with Miramax to deliver a selection of its full-length films to U.S. users, available to watch for free (with ads) across...
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Austrian Director Michael Glawogger Dies During African Shoot
The director of “Slumming” and “Whores' Glory,” who was 54, died in Liberia of Malaria.read more
China, U.K. Sign Co-Production Treaty
Treaty films can have dual nationality, access both financial systems
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Justin Bieber Visits Controversial Japanese Shrine, Burial Ground of WWII War Criminals
The popstar posted an Instagram photo of himself bowing reverentially before the tome, before replacing it with an apology, saying he was unaware of the highly controversial nature of the place.read m...
Pro-Russia Militiamen Abduct U.S. Journalist in Eastern Ukraine: Report
LONDON — Pro-Russian militiamen in Eastern Ukraine have abducted American journalist Simon Ostrovsky, who works for the U.S.-based news channel Vice News. Ostrovsky is being held in Slavyansk by...
Film Review: ‘The Other Woman’
Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann make an effective team in this ungainly yet weirdly compelling revenge comedy.
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'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Prequel to Film in New Zealand
The Weinstein Company-produced martial arts film will take advantage of the country's newly increased production incentives, as will the trilogy of "Avatar" sequels when they go into production there....
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The Other Woman: Film Review
Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann enact revenge on a cheating cad of a husband in Nick Cassavetes' adultery comedy.read more
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Japanese TV Networks Reschedule 'Titanic,' 'Pokemon' Episode After S. Korean Ferry Tragedy
The rescheduled "Pocket Monsters" episode featured a storyline about a submarine searching for a sunken ship. read more
Neil Patrick Harris Wanted the Heels Higher for Broadway’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
You could forgive John Cameron Mitchell for feeling a sense of ownership of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the 1998 musical he and Stephen Trask wrote. He also created the title role, and p...
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'Game of Thrones': Natalie Dormer Reveals How Cast Feted the Purple Wedding (Video)
Jimmy Fallon praised John Oliver for his THR cover, David Duchovny noted his name's worst misspelling, and Don Rickles talked Johnny Depp's odd fashion.read more
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Cannes: European Film Promotion Names 'Producers on the Move'
The 24 up-and-coming producers from across the EU will take part in the two-day networking session organized by European Film Promotion.read more

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