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FilMart: China Filmmakers Wrestle With Changing Market, Audiences
Cultural currency, identity and big data weigh on creative effort.
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California Assembly Committee Passage of Incentives Bill Sends a Message of Urgency (Analysis)
The extension of movie/TV subsidies for five years -- and the potential for $500 million a year in funding -- is declared a last-ditch effort to stem runaway production.read more
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Plans to Raze '12 Years a Slave' Site for Baseball Stadium Draw Outrage
Descendants of Solomon Northup are among those opposing plans to develop Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Va. -- where once stood a busy slave-trading district.read more
‘House of Cards’ Actor to Star in ‘The Inherited’ (EXCLUSIVE)
“House of Cards” actor Nathan Darrow will star in indie psychological thriller “The Inherited,” with shooting starting next month in Orange County, N.Y. Ash Christian of Craniu...
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Zuckerberg's Grip Already Causes Rift With Oculus Fans
Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clearly excited about the virtual reality future, but not everyone is excited to have him in the close-knit Oculus VR community. Zuckerberg just announced that...
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Theater Owners Chief: '12 Years a Slave' Was 'Too Intense' to Watch in Cinema
UPDATED: National Association of Theater Owners president-CEO John Fithian surprised CinemaCon with his comments about the Oscar-winning film, which he praised for "being one of the most important mov...
Okinawa Fest Wraps With ‘One Third’ Taking Top Prize
The 6th edition of the Okinawa Intl. Movie Festival announced the winners of its double-barreled Laugh and Peace competition section today at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan. ...
‘True Detective’ to Submit as Drama Series, Not Miniseries, for Emmys
Imagine the soliloquy Rust Cohle could spin about the philosophical reasoning behind Emmy submission strategies. HBO has thrown down the gauntlet, making the decision to enter “True Detective...
Cool Japan Gets Olympic Momentum, Cash Injection
“Cool Japan,” a now nearly decade-old government initiative to promote Japanese popular culture abroad, has long been derided as more high-flown talk than well-financed action. Compared with the S...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Throws Down With Joe Manganiello, Hulk Hogan on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' (Video)
The "Terminator" star and former Mr. Universe proved he was still a tough guy when he entered the wrestling ring on Monday night. read more
‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Storms Europe – Is ‘Avengers’ Effect Still in Play?
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” storms the box office starting Wednesday, when Disney rolls out out its third post-”Avengers” Marvel superhero sequel across much of Europ...
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'Innocence of Muslims' Actress Demands Google Be Sanctioned
Will the web giant have to put up a $128 million bond for allegedly "thumbing its nose" at an appeals court?read more
Lifetime Renews ‘Kim of Queens’ for Second Season (Exclusive)
Lifetime reality series “Kim of Queens” will be back this summer to rule the pageant circuit. The cable network has renewed the show for a 10-episode second season set to premiere on Tuesd...
FilMart: Jack Neo Floats ‘Frogmen’
Jack Neo is to direct action comedy "Ah Boys To Frogmen," the third instalment in his hit "Ah Boys to Men" feature franchise.
Facebook Spends $2 Billion on Virtual Reality Technology
Facebook has reached an agreement with Oculus VR, Inc. to acquire the leading virtual reality technology company for approximately $2 billion, the social network announced on Tuesday. The deal includ...
'Shameless' Aims for Emmy Gold by Switching Consideration from Drama to Comedy
After three seasons without an Emmy nomination for Best Drama, Showtime's William H. Macy-starring "Shameless" has decided not to compete anymore -- as a drama. Showrunner and executive producer John ...
Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’ Reveals First Look at The Penguin (Photo)
Fox has released the first image of actor Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot — aka the Penguin — for its upcoming Batman prequel, “Gotham.” The photo, unveiled Tuesday, is t...
Paul Walker's Death Caused by ‘Unsafe Speed,’ Sheriff's Report Says
The car crash that caused the death of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker last year was the result of “unsafe speed,” an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff'...
How ‘God's Not Dead’ Used Facebook, Pandora to Create a Christian Indie Hit (Exclusive)
The astounding $9.2  million opening weekend of “God's Not Dead” – the Christian indie movie no one had ever heard of –  wasn't the result of divine intervention. Th...
HKIFF: ’3D Naked Ambition’ Is Saucy, Not Scandalous
Hong Kong's second ever 3D porn flick will hit local theaters on April 3.

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