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Toronto: ‘Stories of Our Lives’ Seeks to Highlight Kenya’s LGBT Community
A brave new film looks to shine light on the lives of millions who have been affected by the rising tide of anti-gay sentiment on the African continent. “Stories of Our Lives,” five vignettes abou...
Toronto: Strand Nabs U.S. Rights to Cannes Winner ‘Love at First Fight’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Chicago-based distributor Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Thomas Cailley’s “Love at First Fight” (Les Combattants). Pic was a standout this year at Directors’ Fortnight in Can...
Toronto: Media Luna Adds ‘Unlucky Plaza’ to Sales Slate
Media Luna has acquired world sales rights to Singapore writer-director Ken Kwek’s feature bow “Unlucky Plaza” in advance of its world preem in the Toronto film festival’s Discovery program Se...
Taylor Lautner's Parkour Movie ‘Tracers’ Heading to Saban Films
Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Taylor Lautner‘s parkour-themed action-thriller “Tracers,” the new distribution company announced Friday at the Toronto Internationa...
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Why Disney and Others Are Wary of Canada's Plan to Unbundle Cable TV Subscriptions
U.S. content providers are warily eyeing efforts by Canadian regulators to unbundle Canada’s cable TV industry, a move that could eat into the profits of companies like Disney and Comcast that...
Chris Rock’s Tribute to Joan Rivers: ‘We Liked Johnny Carson, But We Loved Her’
Chris Rock spoke to Variety about his new comedy “Top Five,” which premieres at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday night. During the interview, he took a moment to reflect on the death ...
Ratings: NBC's NFL Kickoff Crushes Competition
Are you ready for some football? Well, you'd better be, because from here on out the NFL games that air in primetime will dominate Sundays and Thursdays across the broadcast networks. Last night&#...
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Venice: James Franco Turns His Visionary Award Ceremony Into Film Shoot For Upcoming Project
The multitasking actor claims he no longer feels like he’s running out of time read more
James Franco Shoots ‘Zeroville’ At Venice Film Fest
VENICE – James Franco-directed film “Zeroville” used the Venice Film Festival’s red carpet and Sala Grande theatre which doubled as a set on Friday. Franco, with a shaved skull sportin...
NFL Kickoff Game on NBC Up in Ratings From Last Year
The NFL returned in a big way Thursday night, with the league’s annual kickoff special on NBC between the Green Bay Packers and defending champion Seattle Seahawks generating monster ratings and...
Stephen Colbert Measures Catholic Outrage Over Gays Marching in St. Patrick's Day Parade (Video)
The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on FacebookAccording to Fox News, Catholic leaders were “up in arms” over the decision to...
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Could Scott Naturals Be Even More Environmentally Friendly?
As Kimberly-Clark goes national with its Scott Naturals toilet paper—the environmentally friendly version without a center tube—some think that the brand could go further and perhaps own...
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Carole King Musical 'Beautiful' Sets Dates for U.S. Tour, London Run
The Broadway show is bound for Rhode Island, Chicago, Los Angeles and North Carolinaread more
Ben Browning Joins FilmNation as Co-President of Production, Acquisitions
Ben Browning has joined FilmNation Entertainment as co-president of production and acquisitions, a newly-created position that will further the company's synergy between production and acquisitio...
Watch: Cliff Curtis is 'The Dark Horse' Of Chess in Exclusive TIFF Trailer
Cliff Curtis ("Whale Rider") takes on the persona of Genesis Potini, a chess genius struggling against his own internal battles while hoping to influence future generations in Jame...
Is Shooting on Film Worth the Money? This Up-and-Coming DP Thinks So
Evan Prosofsky is one lucky dude. Not only does he have the attention of some of the top musicians in the spotlight today, he's getting to shoot their music videos. On film. Yes, you read right. It's...
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Joan Rivers Remembered by Joy Behar, Kathy Griffin and Charlie Rose on Morning Shows
"Can we talk?"read more
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Why Shepard Fairey and PUSH Will Be Painting Outside Art of Elysium Gala
Spike Jonze, Moby, Beck and Karen O are curating the Sept. 5 street art happening at downtown L.A.'s Ace Theatreread more
Joan Rivers Remembered: Latenight Hosts Pay Tribute [VIDEO]
Joan Rivers got the last laugh on the day of her death, as latenight hosts like Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart paid tribute to the woman and her glass ceiling-shattering career. Whi...
Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, September 5. What Will You See?
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, September 5th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Gringo Trails Director: Pegi Vail Synopsis: "Is...

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