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SXSW Audience Winner ‘Before I Disappear’ Picked Up for North American Distribution
IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “Before I Disappear,” five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest. Shawn Christensen...
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Kiss' Gene Simmons: 'I'm On the Side of Donald Sterling'
The Kiss member feels Sterling should have been let off with a fine, fears loss of privacy.read more
‘Before I Disappear’ Starring Emmy Rossum and Paul Wesley Gets North American Distribution
Shawn Christensen‘s “Before I Disappear” has been picked up by IFC Films for North American distribution, the company announced Tuesday. The film, which stars Christensen, Fatima Pta...
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Bomb Gaza and 6 Other Mobile Games Banned by App Stores
The Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out in app stores with games like Bomb Gaza being used as a new kind of information warfare. In fact, Google started pulling apps from its Play store that it ...
James Corden Emerges as Possible Craig Ferguson Replacement
Sources close to the situation have confirmed that British actor and comedian James Corden has emerged as a possible contender to replace outgoing “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson, alt...
Locarno’s ‘Love Island’ Kicks Off Stellar Festival Run for The Match Factory
LONDON — Cologne-based sales company The Match Factory has a busy two months ahead of it with a stellar fall fest lineup that includes four titles at Locarno film festival, four at Venice, and o...
How Hitler Got That Mustache, and What Else We Learned From ‘World Wars’
History's “The World Wars” begins with German soldiers in a trench, pulling gas masks over their faces. A skinny private with a bushy mustache finds that his mask won't seal becaus...
Henry Jenkins Will Give Keynote at Convergence Section of New York Film Festival
The Film Society of Lincoln Center have announced that Henry Jenkins, Provost's Professor of Communication Journalism and Cinematic Arts at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism...
Craig Ferguson Replacement James Corden: Watch His Tony-Winning Performance and Acceptance Speech (Video)
You might not know who James Corden is at the moment, but you'll be familiar with him soon. As TheWrap reported on Tuesday, British actor Corden has been tapped as the new host for CBS’ R...
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Facebook Outage Points to Importance of ‘Dark Social’
Depending on which metrics one considers, the two-hour Facebook outage on Aug. 1 signaled a potential disaster for other websites or survivable inconvenience. With a tweet (see below), Chartbeat ch...
Debmar-Mercury Promotes Alexandra Jewett to EVP of Programming
Debmar-Mercury has promoted Alexandra Jewett from senior to executive vice president of programming. In partnership with Lonnie Burstein, who will remain in the role, the team will oversee all progra...
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'Left Behind': Nicolas Cage vs. the Apocalypse in First Trailer (Video)
Cage tries to save a plummeting plane in the end-of-days thriller based on the best-selling book series.read more
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PetSmart Searching for a New Creative Agency
PetSmart's reviewing its agency roster again. This time, the country's largest specialty pet retailer sent out a request for proposals for its creative business with responses due this week...
Tribeca Winner ‘Point and Shoot’ Gets U.S. Distribution
The Orchard has acquired U.S. theatrical and digital rights to Marshall Curry’s documentary “Point and Shoot,” which won the documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. Th...
Why Ricky Gervais Shouldn't Bring Back His Character from 'The Office'
"Life on the Road," according to the BBC, will feature Gervais as Brent, "a travelling salesman financing a UK concert tour in the hopes of fulfilling his dreams of becoming a rock...
Jim Caviezel Has a ‘Hoosiers’ Moment with ‘When the Game Stands Tall’
Teamwork was at the top of everyone’s mind Monday as the cast and creators – and real-life inspiration of “When the Game Stands Tall” arrived at the ArcLight for the film’s premiere. Inspire...
FiGa/Br Bows With ‘August Winds’
LOCARNO – Driving still more into one of the building assets of Brazilian filmmaking –movies and new filmmakers from its regions outside Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo – L.A.-based sales-distribut...
Jillian Michaels Rides to Malibu Spread
Telegenic personal trainer Jillian Michaels announced in late June that she will not — for the third time — return as the baddest of the badass trainers on the next season of “The Biggest Loser....
Wolfgang Petersen Developing ‘Ghost Brigades’ for SyFy
SyFy has announced that Oscar nominee Wolfgang Petersen (“Air Force One,” “Das Boot”) and Scott Stuber (“Safe House,” “Ted”) have signed on to develop &...
CBS, NBC Evening Newscasts Suffer Worst July Sweep in Demo Since 1991
This August, NBC and CBS News are trying to forget their Julys. Last month, “Nightly News” and “Evening News” both had their lowest sweep period in the key 25-54 news demo sinc...

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