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Media and Entertainment Sector Profitability Forecast to Rise Again in 2014
Big media and entertainment companies worldwide are expected to average 28% profit margins this year, up from 26% last year, according to a forecast from consulting firm EY. That’s better tha...
Gene Simmons Launching Reality Music Competition at Mipcom
KISS rocker-turner-reality-star Gene Simmons will be launching a new reality music competition next month at Mipcom. Simmons has teamed up with Sierra/Engine Television on the talent competition ̶...
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MIPCOM: KISS' Gene Simmons to Launch 'Coliseum' Competition Series
The reality TV star will pitch the new show from Sierra/Engine Television on the Croisetteread more
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Could 'Avatar' Sequels Be First Features to Use Douglas Trumbull's High Frame Rate 4K 3D System?
At IBC, he says studios seem “eager" amid a recent box-office drop and jokes about how Michael Bay may use the technologyread more
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Ryan Reynolds' 'The Voices' Gets U.K. Distribution
Arrow Films has picked up the Marjane Satrapi-directed dark satire, which also stars Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaverread more
Afghanistan Sends ‘Love’ to the Oscars
Jamshid Mahmoudi’s debut feature, “A Few Cubic Meters of Love” is Afghanistan’s entry for the foreign-language Academy Awards.
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LVMH Invests $80 Million in K-Pop Giant Behind Psy
The luxury goods group is expected to help South Korea's YG Entertainment accelerate a push into fashionread more
Sony Pictures Pickup ‘Labyrinth of Lies’ Attracts Further Sales
LONDON — Beta Cinema has inked further deals on Giulio Ricciarelli’s post-war drama “Labyrinth of Lies,” which was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for North America last week following...
Leading Chinese Director Wang Quan’an Held on Paid Sex Charges
Wang Quan'an, winner of a Golden Bear in Berlin and one of China's leading film directors, has been held by authorities in Beijing on charges of using a prostitute.
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WWE, Ten Sports Extend India TV Deal
The five-year deal also calls for localized content and live eventsread more
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South Korean Box Office: Keira Knightley's 'Begin Again' Rises
Koreans love a good music drama, boosting the John Carney film in its sixth week of releaseread more
Toronto Film Review: ‘Learning to Drive’
Two very fine actors do what they can to enliven a bland cross-cultural bonding exercise in “Learning to Drive."
Alibaba’s IPO May Be Biggest In History
Analysts are divided over Chinese e-commerce giant, but with shares not priced too aggressively, it measures up against Internet rivals.
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Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson Talk YA Appeal of Their 'This Is Our Youth' Broadway Debut
"I think the issues, dynamics, relationships, problems and confusions are all pretty universal and timeless"read more
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Miss America Winner Crowned After Performing 'Pitch Perfect'-Inspired Version of 'Happy'
"I wanted every single little girl in America to be able to see that you can do that talent … and still be Miss America and have the time of your life," Kira Kazantsev saysread more
Korea Box Office: ‘Tazza 2′ Wins Quiet Post-Holiday Weekend
With numbers down across the board in the week following the Chuseok holidays, local gangster picture “Tazza 2” again took top spot at the Korean box office.
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Ray Rice Scandal: Watch ESPN Anchor Hannah Storm's Powerful Criticism of the NFL
The 'SportsCenter' star got choked up before asking: "What exactly does the NFL stand for?"read more
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Adam Scott and Producer-Wife Naomi Ink First-Look Deal at Universal TV (Exclusive)
The 'Parks and Rec' star and wife Naomi are best known for producing Adult Swim's 'The Greatest Event in Television History' specialsread more
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'Orange Is the New Black' Writer Divorces Husband, Now Dating Actress From Show
"In Piper and Alex, I'd found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like"read more
Kanye West Stops Concert Because Kid in Wheelchair Is Not on His Feet: ‘Stand Up!’ (Video)
Kanye West pretty much guaranteed he won't be getting the Mr. Sensitivity Award this year, after stopping one of his concerts and exhorting two fans to join the crowd standing up — even thou...

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