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Setback to California Incentives? State Senator Signals Opposition to Legislation
Industry backers of legislation to extend California’s film and TV tax credit were taken by surprise by an email sent from the office of State Sen. Kevin de Leon on Tuesday in which his chief of...
Academy Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs as President
In a move most insiders expected, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as its president on Tuesday. This marks her second term. Officers, including the p...
Cheryl Boone Isaacs Re-Elected Academy President
Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-elected to a second term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Tuesday night. Isaacs, a member of the AMPAS Board of...
Marilyn Burns, Who Starred in ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ Dies at 65
Marilyn Burns, one of the original “scream queens” who starred in Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” died Tuesday in Texas. She was 65 and was found ...
Marilyn Burns, Star of Original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Dead at 64
Marilyn Burns, who gained fame as heroine in the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” horror film, has died, TheWrap has confirmed. She was found dead in her home by a family member in Houst...
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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Star Marilyn Burns Dies at 65
The actress also had cameos in the film's two reboots.read more
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BuzzFeed Names Greg Coleman President
BuzzFeed has appointed Greg Coleman as president, replacing Jon Steinberg, who left the company earlier this year to head up MailOnline’s North American business. Coleman was previously CEO o...
Comedy Central Orders Magic-Based Variety Show Pilot
Comedy Central has ordered a pilot for a weekly variety show — but with a magical twist. “Sleight of Mouth” would star magician and TV host Justin Willman and comes  from Comedy Central...
Robert Redford Sues NY State Over $1.6 Million Tax Bill for Sundance Channel Sale
“All the President's Men” star Robert Redford is once again taking on the government. And this time, it's financial. Redford has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Departme...
Liam Neeson’s Action-Thriller ‘Run All Night’ Set for April 17
Warner Bros. has set Liam Neeson’s action-thriller for April 17 — the fifth major release to land on the date. Neeson stars as an aging hitman forced to take on his former boss to protect ...
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Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Reelected as President
UPDATE: While the marketing executive has won her second, one-year term as head of the organization, Jeffrey Kurland was elected first vice president.read more
‘Belle’ Director Amma Asante on How the Indie Drama Turned Her Into a Hollywood Player
If you asked most people in Hollywood who Amma Asante was just a few months ago, you'd probably get a blank stare. Now, after the release of her critically acclaimed film “Belle,” the...
‘Scary Movie's’ Jon Abrahams Joins Zac Efron in EDM Movie ‘We Are Your Friends’ (Exclusive)
Jon Abrahams, who co-starred in “Scary Movie” and “Meet the Parents,” will join Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski in Working Title's EDM-fueled coming-of-age drama “We ...
‘Kick-Ass’ Star Directs ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Party of Five’ Favorites in Suicidal Rocker Biopic (Exclusive Video)
Guilt-ridden rocker Adam Webb (Randall Batinkoff of “Kick-Ass”) vows to kill himself in “37: A Final Promise.” But just a few weeks shy of the pre-planned expiration date ̵...
Porn Shoots Fizzling in Los Angeles, Thanks to On-Set Condom Rule
Los Angeles is losing its status as the production center of pornographic films, thanks to  a voter-approved measure requiring performers to wear condoms on sets. Permits issued for X-rated productio...
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Stars Talk Audition Memories, Nudity and Writers’ Room Secrets
In a deft demonstration of corporate synergy, Netflix tapped new talkshow host Chelsea Handler to moderate a Q&A for “Orange Is the New Black,” the streaming service’s Emmy-nomin...
House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard to be Demolished in Late 2015
The Sunset Strip location of Live Nation’s House of Blues is scheduled for demolition in late 2015. Developer Combined Properties Inc. plans for the House of Blues to be replaced with a complex cons...
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Liam Neeson's 'Run All Night' Lands a New Release Date
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the action movie will hit theaters in spring 2015. read more
5 Questions With ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Host Cat Deeley: Emmy Nominee Quickie
Cat Deeley is nominated for a Primetime Emmy, her fourth season in a row to receive the honor. This time around, however, the droves of “So You Think You Can Dance” fans hope the result is...
SnagFilms Acquires 'Sewing Hope,' Spotlighting Women's Rights Activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
SnagFilms has acquired the distribution rights to "Sewing Hope," a documentary about Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, who runs a vocational school for women who have been kidnapped or sexually assa...

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