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Jim Henson Company's Former CEO Pushes for Stronger Intellectual Property Protection
Former Jim Henson Company CEO Charles H. Rivkin, who has been tapped by President Obama as an assistant secretary of state, has named the safeguarding of the entertainment industry's intellectual ...
Director Werner Herzog to Cameo in ‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 7
Acclaimed German director Werner Herzog will cameo in the seventh and final season of “Parks and Recreation.” Herzog shared the news during a Q&A at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Th...
TV Land Gives ‘The Exes’ 12 More Episodes in Season 4
TV Land has ordered an additional 12 episodes of original sitcom “The Exes” for its upcoming fourth season. The announcement ups “The Exes’” fourth season episode count from 12 to 24, the fi...
Toronto: China Lion Hitches With ‘Breakup Buddies’ in N. America
TORONTO – China Lion Film Distribution has picked up multi-territory rights to “Breakup Buddies,” a Chinese comedy by celebrated director Ning Hao. The company acquired rights in North America, ...
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Ad of the Day: Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song' Drives Epic Live-Action Trailer for Destiny
Ad agency 72andSunny assembled quite the crew for its latest live-action trailer for an Activision video game—in this case Destiny, a new post-apocalyptic shooter game coming out Tuesday that&...
Eugenio Derbez Developing ‘The Valet’ Remake Under New Pantelion Deal
Mexican star Eugenio Derbez is developing a remake of the French film “The Valet” as the first project under his new first-look deal with Pantelion Films. The exclusive deal with Derbez un...
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Pitch Fills Its Top Strategy Role
Pitch has reached into the Torrance, Calif. office of Saatchi & Saatchi to fill its top strategy role.  Sara Bamossy is the shop's new chief strategy officer, filling a vacancy left la...
AFI Latin American Film Fest Lineup Includes Guillermo del Toro's 'The Book of Life'
Later this month, the AFI Latin American Film Festival will take place at the famed Silver Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland. We now have the full lineup for the festival, which is celebrating...
NBC's NFL Kickoff Scores Third-Highest Rating in 13 Years With 26.9 Million Viewers
The Seattle Seahawks outscored the Green Bay Packers by 20 points in Thursday's National Football League season opener, and NBC just flat-out scored, pulling in 26.9 million viewers. That total is...
Cinelicious Pics Acquires Two Raunchy Josephine Decker Films
New distribution company Cinelicious Pics has announced the acquisition of all North American rights to two of Josephine Decker’s films: "Butter on the Latch" and "Thou Wast Mild &...
Social Media Buzz: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tests ‘The Identical’s’ Faith
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend’s new movies a...
Quentin Tarantino to Take Over Programming at New Beverly Cinema
Uber-film fan Quentin Tarantino said that he plans to take over as programmer at his New Beverly Cinema on Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, the repertory theater he’s owned since its founder, Sherm...
‘Days of our Lives’ Newcomer Billy Flynn on the New Chad DiMera: He's ‘Going to Piss Off a Lot of People’ (Exclusive)
Watch out, Salem: Chad DiMera's back in town, and he's ready to take over. Or at least he thinks he is. The Sept. 12 episode of “Days of Our Lives” brings the introduction of new c...
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Evian's Real-Time Marketing Reaps Big Social Stats
Water brands aren’t typically known for envelope-pushing marketing programs. But new results from a recent Evian Twitter campaign that the brand shared with Adweek reveal how the marketer uses...
Bill Murray’s ‘St. Vincent’ to Get Earlier Release
The Weinstein Company will give audiences in New York and Los Angeles an earlier look at “St. Vincent” than originally planned. The Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy comedy about a curmudge...
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Jay Z Argues Sound Engineer's Song Rights Lawsuit Came Too Late
Hip hop artist also explains why Chauncey Mahan shouldn't be considered a joint author of 45 songsread more
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From Phone Banks to Facebook: Katie Couric's Stand Up to Cancer Broadcast Plans
"In prior years, we've had a phone bank, and that seems so five minutes ago"read more
IFC Center's 35mm Series Brings Back Woody Allen, Nicholas Roeg Classics
The IFC Center will play host to classic films exclusively on 35mm, showcasing the increasing rarity and emotive appeal of the medium, as opposed to digital film consumption. The first three...
We Don't Mean To 'Judge,' But The Toronto Film Festival Needs an Opening Night Makeover
Awards-buzz hopes for David Dobkin's "The Judge" came to a halt last night. The Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall drama found the underwhelming reaction that we've largely come to expect ...
'Frank,' Starring Michael Fassbender in a Mask, Hits VOD Early. Here's Why
The film distribution business is changing so rapidly that it's not exactly fair to say that "Frank," which stars Michael Fassbender as a musician who wears a giant fake head at all tim...

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