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John Lennon's Killer: ‘Sorry for Being Such an Idiot’
The killer of John Lennon remains in prison after being denied parole for the eighth time last week. In the transcript of his hearing before the parole board, Mark Paul Chapman said, “I am sorr...
Watch the ‘Friends’ Reunion on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ (VIDEO)
Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow staged a miniature “Friends” reunion on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night on ABC. The five minute sketch, which followed Anisto...
Netflix Tackles Politics in First French Original Series ‘Marseille’
Netflix has had great success exploring American political intrigue with “House of Cards,” and now the streaming giant is setting its sights abroad with another series of political machina...
Venice: Bureau Sales to Rep ‘The Goob’ International Sales Rights (EXCLUSIVE)
Moving into the international distribution of firstrun films, the Bureau Sales, the overseas licensing arm of London- and Paris-based production houses the Bureau/Le Bureau, is repping international s...
Venice: Pyramide Strikes Early Sales on ‘Last Hammer Blow’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Tapping into France’s new generation of femme filmmakers, Pyramide Intl. has struck early sales on Alix Delaporte’s “The Last Hammer Blow,” which world premieres in competition at Venice. Pyra...
Venice: Several Pan-European Shingles Banding Together to Produce ‘Hier’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Hungary’s Mirage Film Studio is teaming with France’s Les Films de L’Apres-Midi, the Netherland’s Rotterdam Films, Germany’s One Two Films and Bleck Film in Sweden to produce Hungarian Balin...
Venice: France’s BAC Films Grows With Renewed Production Focus (EXCLUSIVE)
France’s BAC Films is renewing its production focus, upping French distrib buys and dramatically increasing film investment under owner-CEO David Grumbach. The company is at the fest for Mohsen Makh...
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Netflix Orders First French Original Series
"Marseille" will launch with eight episodes in all Netflix territories in late 2015read more
Beverly Hills PD Investigating Black TV Producer's Claims of Mistreatment
The Beverly Hills Police Department is looking into allegations of mistreatment brought forth by Charles Belk, TheWrap has confirmed. The freelance TV producer was detained for six hours on Friday aft...
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Shonda Rhimes Books 'Mindy Project' Cameo
The prolific showrunner will guest-star on the Fox comedyread more
Universal to Demolish ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Soundstage, But Preserve Silent Film’s Set
As it upgrades its production facilities and expands its theme park, Universal Studios is planning to demolish Stage 28, one of the oldest on the lot, while preserving a 90-year-old set housed in the ...
Disney Faces Even Larger Autism Lawsuit as Plaintiffs Could Nearly Triple
A discrimination suit brought against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is seeking to add even more plaintiffs, nearly tripling in size, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday. Attorneys for the 26 p...
Venice Film Review: ‘Messi’
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is one of the most talked about, and least talkative, human beings on the planet.
China’s Alibaba Sees Profits Rise Steeply
Last financials before mega-IPO show company expanding mobile business
New Book Claims Katie Couric Accused Diane Sawyer of Trading Sexual Favors for Stories
Katie Couric is prone to low blows according to “The News Sorority,” an upcoming book from Sheila Weller that follows the career ascension of Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour. ...
Los Angeles Mayor: Tax Credit Bill Will Bring Tens of Thousands of Jobs Back to State
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax incentives will mean tens of thousands of jobs returning to the state, as the $330-million-per-year p...
Marisa Tomei Comedy ‘Loitering with Intent’ Gets U.S. Distribution
The Orchard has acquired U.S. rights to Marisa Tomei’s “Loitering With Intent,” four months after the comedy premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, written by and co-starr...
‘Wolverine’ Star Rila Fukushima Replacing Devon Aoki on ‘Arrow’
Rila Fukushima will put the martial arts skills she honed on “The Wolverine” to good use. The Japanese model and actress has joined the upcoming season of “Arrow” in a major re...
Fox Developing Insomnia Drama ‘NOD’
Fox has given a wake-up call to “NOD,” confirming it is developing a project based on the novel of the same name by Adrian Barnes about a world where much of humanity has lost the ability ...
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Fox Prepping Sci-Fi Insomnia Drama 'Nod'
'Detroit 1-8-7's's Jason Richman is adapting Adrian Barnes' book of the same nameread more

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