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Thailand’s Kantana Sets up Japan JV With Nippon TV and Nikkatsu
Three way venture extends from computer graphics to co-production.
Atlantique Prods and Keshet U.K. Join Forces on Drama Series ‘Crater Lake’
PARIS– Paris-based Atlantique Prods. is joining forces with Keshet U.K., the London arm of Israel’s Keshet International (KI),  to develop “Crater Lake,” a new drama series creat...
Weekend Report June 30, 2014
Transformers: Age of Extinction: $100MM Michael Bay WME - Rob Carlson Mark Wahlberg WME - Ari Emanuel Leverage - Stephen Levinson Nicola Peltz WME - Brian DePersia Management 3...
Lorenz Merz’s ‘Cherry Pie’ Tops Spain’s Cinema Jove
MADRID – Lorenz Merz’s “Cherry Pie” won the top Valencia Moon and a Euros 30,000 ($40,800) cash prize for its Spanish distributor at the 29th Valencia Intl. Film Festival Cinema Jove, a cinema...
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'Transformers 4' Has Biggest South Korea Opening of Year
The Michael Bay franchise opened to $22.4 million and accounted for more than half of all tickets sold in the country during its first five days of release.read more
Film Review: ‘Giovanni’s Island’
Through an unusual blend of realistic storytelling and childlike imagination, a little-known, never-before-filmed chapter of Japanese history comes to light.
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Film Imports Plummet in South Korea as Local Titles Dominate Box Office
Despite being one of the most lucrative international territories for Hollywood blockbusters, customs reports show that the county is importing 60 percent fewer films today than in 2008. read more ...
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Elton John: Jesus Would Allow Gay Priests to Get Married
Saying some of the Catholic Church's rules are "old and stupid," the singer also lauds Pope Francis as "wonderful."‎read more
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Bollywood Hit 'Dhoom 3' to Get Wide Release in China
The action blockbuster starring Aamir Khan will open on 2,000 screens in 400 Chinese cities, a record for an Indian film in the country. read more
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Indie Music Labels File European Commission Complaint Against YouTube
Impala, which represents 4,000 small labels including the homes of Adele, Royksopp and Mogwai, claims YouTube is threatening to drop their music if they don't sign up to Google's new music subscriptio...
Fullscreen CEO Is In No Rush to Sell: We're Worth More Than Maker Studios
Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos has debated selling his company ever since Disney acquired Maker Studios, YouTube's mega video provider, for $500 million-plus. That kind of payday is irresistible...
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Monty Python Members Talk Reunion Shows, Louis C.K., Scottish Independence

The five remaining members of the U.K. comedy troupe gave a press conference in London to tout their upcoming "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" shows, which will feature physicist Stephen Hawking in a g...
Brisbane to get Revamped new Festival
Asian films showcased as APSA Awards and Brisbane festival combine forces.
Busan’s Asian Cinema Fund Backs New Talent
Applications for funding soar by 30%, especially from India.
‘Penny Dreadful’ Finale Gives Fans Their Money’s Worth (SPOILERS)
Occasionally, the right cast can trump relatively mundane material, and so it is with the opening arc of “Penny Dreadful,” the macabre Showtime series that turned Victorian-era monsters into a mas...
‘Nurse Jackie’ Season 6 Finale Recap: Could Things Get Any Worse for Jackie?
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR “NURSE JACKIE” SEASON SIX FINALE BELOW The dedicated nurse and hardcore drug addict has hit rock bottom (we can only hope it doesn’t get worse) in tonight’s sixth...
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Lisa Ling Says Maria Shriver Should Run for California Governor
Ann Curry, Michael Bloomberg and The Jerusalem Post's Khaled Abu Toameh were honored alongside Shriver at the Southern California Journalism Awards.read more
Zendaya on Exiting Aaliyah Biopic: ‘The Project Wasn’t All the Way There’
It didn’t take long for Zendaya to explain her reasoning for leaving Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” The Disney Channel actress and singer was set to...
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The New Video Ad Viewability Metric Is Drawing Scrutiny
The Media Rating Council today is adopting a viewability metric, or “currency,” for online video ads that defines when viewable display impressions count. It’s the industry’s...
‘America’ Review: Another Dinesh D'Souza Doc That's Easy to Mock
Author, filmmaker, and convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza returns to movies with “America,” based on his best-seller of the same title, a follow-up to the screechy, slapdash “2016: O...

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