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Michael Shamberg, Jordan Peele Join BuzzFeed as Part of Major Expansion
Producer Michael Shamberg and actor/comedian Jordan Peele are joining BuzzFeed Motion Pictures as advisers as part of the company's major expansion. Peele, one half of Comedy Central's “...
Locarno Review: How Do You Turn Architecture Into a Love Story? On Eugene Green's Brilliant 'The Sapience'
The premise of the "The Sapience" ("La Sapienza") could easily provide fodder for a clichéd indie drama: an estranged couple travels to the countryside in a desperate attemp...
Weekend Report August 11, 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: $65MM Jonathan Liebesman CAA - John Campisi Principato Young Entertainment - David Gardner Megan Fox ICM Partners - Chuck James William Fichtner UTA...
Locarno Review: If Judd Apatow Made a Lesbian Sex Comedy, It Might Look Something Like 'Love Island'
Imagine "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" with more progressive sexual politics and you might start to get a sense for "Love Island," the spritly English language comedy from Bosnian dir...
Charles Poekel: Why Christmas Tree Vendors Should Get More Recognition
As the 67th Locarno Film Festival gears up, the festival known for discovering new trends will screen a film depicting a well-known North American holiday tradition – Christmas tree sales. Variety s...
Tracy Morgan's Lawyer Says '30 Rock’ Star is ‘Struggling,’ Gives Walmart Lawsuit Update
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyTracy Morgan has spent most of the last two decades on NBC airwaves, but it was his lawyer who took his place on the “T...
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Product Placement: Effective or Disruptive? Join #AdweekChat to Share Your Take
You might not remember (or even see) the ads that run between segments of your favorite TV shows these days. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the product placements.  Whe...
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Tracy Morgan 'Still Struggling' After Accident, Attorney Says
Also, why is Walmart to blame for what happened to the comedian?read more
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Simon Pegg: Roberto Orci Is 'Part of the Star Trek Family'
The Brit who plays Scotty says J.J. Abrams' expected replacement as director of the franchise reboot has the Trekkie cred to take on the third installmentread more
Why BuzzFeed Is Launching Its Own Hollywood Studio
Are you ready for “Listicle: The Movie”? BuzzFeed, the Internet-media company best known for its shareable list-based articles, is expanding across multiple vectors — including chang...
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BSkyB to Offer Weekly Online Sports Package
U.K. company continues to attract users to its Netflix challenger Now TV broadband service, which also offers film and entertainment packagesread more
Chinese Multiplex Launches Own Film Rating System
China regulators have for years resisted calls for movie classifications
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Producer Michael Shamberg Joins BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
The "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained" producer will act as an adviser read more
‘Inbetweeners 2′ Scores Biggest U.K. Opening Weekend Box Office in 2014
LONDON — British youth comedy “The Inbetweeners 2” has scored the biggest opening weekend box office in the U.K. this year. The film nabbed more than £12.5 million ($21 million). The pic to...
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Amazon Not Accepting DVD Preorders of 'Maleficent' in Apparent Disney Dispute
The e-tailer is also locked in a dispute about e-book pricing with Hachetteread more
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Chinese Cinema Sets Its Own Ratings System As Scary Movies Frighten Kids
China has no film ratings system, there but there are growing calls for a national set-up to protect minorsread more
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Sundance Channel Expands in Latin America
The indie film channel's parent company, AMC Networks, sees the region as a key priority read more
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'The Inbetweeners 2' Has Biggest U.K. Opening of 2014
The British comedy sequel snares $21 million to topple "Transformers"read more
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'Cut Snake': Melbourne Review
Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell and Jessica de Gouw play the three points of an incendiary romantic triangle in this noirish crime thriller set in the mid-1970s.read more
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Ian McKellen Helps South African Director With YouTube Marriage Proposal
Gandalf fills in for Patrick Stewart to help director Brett Best propose to Trekkie boyfriend. read more

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