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Vanessa Hudgens Takes the Lead in Broadway-Bound ‘Gigi’
Producers of the upcoming revival of 1973 Lerner and Loewe musical “Gigi” have tapped Vanessa Hudgens to star in the Broadway-aimed production, which will play a tryout run this winter in ...
How Marvel’s Success Will Help ‘Star Wars’
Five years after buying Marvel Studios and clearly benefitting from new film franchises, Disney is taking what it’s learned in managing the superheroes and applying it to Lucasfilm’s ̶...
Sam Clafin-Max Irons College Drama ‘The Riot Club’ US Rights Acquired by IFC
IFC Films acquired the U.S. rights to “The Riot Club,” which premieres Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Lone Scherfig-directed film stars Max Irons and Sa...
Toronto: Sam Claflin-Max Irons’ Drama ‘Riot Club’ Gets U.S. Distribution
IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig’s “The Riot Club,” starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger. The world premiere of th...
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Fox's Dana Walden, Gary Newman Talk Two Jobs, Pilot Season Plans and 'Utopia's' Drop (Q&A)
The newly elevated chairmen also address agent concerns and Fox TV Studios' futureread more
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Top 10 Branded Web Videos: Dior Tops Chart With Charlize Theron 'Gold' Spot
Dior’s new ad featuring decade-long spokeswoman Charlize Theron grabs the top spot in this week’s Adweek/VidIQ top 10 branded YouTube chart, showing that celebrity endorsements still go ...
Toronto: Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions Buys Beach Boys Biopic ‘Love & Mercy’
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have bought North American rights to Beach Boys biopic “Love & Mercy” for $3 million. The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, three days...
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CBS' Les Moonves: "Overnight Ratings Are Virtually Irrelevant Now"
CBS is "monetizing the majority" of the audience that tunes in to an episode a few days after it airs, the exec saidread more
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Which Three Department Stores Are Nailing Digital?
In the battle for digital relevance, three brick-and-mortar department stores are leading the way, according to a new report from L2.  Nordstrom, Macy's and Sears achieved "geniu...
Hamptons Festival Sets Competition Slate, Award for Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher will take home special awards from the 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which also has set the slates for its Golden Starfish competitive categories. Swank, who̵...
Nick Jonas’ Media Blitz Kicks Off With Nightclub, Ryan Seacrest Stripteases (Video)
Nick Jonas‘ obliteration of his squeaky-clean Disney origins continued Tuesday night at New York gay club BPM. The 21-year-old was on hand to promote his new single “Jealous” as well...
Hilary Swank & Joel Schumacher to be Honored at Hamptons International Film Festival
The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher will receive awards and be honored at this year's 22nd festival. The two will both participate in individual &qu...
Michael Moore's 13 Rules for Making Documentary Films
With Moore's permission, below you can find his keynote in its entirety: 1. My number one guiding principle in making documentary films is essentially the "Fight Club" Rule. What is the fir...
20th Century Fox Promotes Craig Dehmel to Executive VP of International Distribution
Twentieth Century Fox has promoted Craig Dehmel to executive vice president of international distribution. The newly expanded role will oversee all international distribution matters including strate...
Sarah Jones’ Family Urges Court Not to Dismiss Open Road from Lawsuit
The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed on the set of “Midnight Rider,” says that the film’s distributor Open Road Films bears liability for the accident, challenging ...
Donald Sterling Calls Out Kobe Bryant and Others for Offensive Comments
Disgraced former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — who was stripped of his team and received a lifetime ban from the National Basketball Association after he was caught making racist ...
Watch: James Franco Plays Napolean Dynamite in 'Pulp Fiction' for His New AOL Series
AOL Originals has moved further into the online content arena with a trailer for its new series, "Making a Scene With James Franco." In the new trailer, Franco plays what amounts to an ...
Why Ray Rice Media Blitz Won’t Throw NFL For a Loss
The National Football League has endured several days of terrible publicity, stemming from its serialized mishandling of the domestic violence case involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Ye...
'East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem' to Kick Off 15th Woodstock Film Festival
The Woodstock Film Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary this October with a special kick-off event featuring the world premiere of Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman's feature documentary, &quo...
Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct, Agrees to Alcohol Treatment
Shia Labeouf pleaded guilty in a New York court Wednesday to disorderly conduct charges stemming from his recent Broadway meltdown, according to CNN. As part of the plea agreement, the actor has repor...

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