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13 Annoying Habits Filmmakers Need to Break
I spend hours on Skype these days with many of the online Postgraduate Film Degree students. I wear headphones and engage in all sorts of debates about independent filmmaking in all its varied and cha...
Horror Flick 'Inner Demons' Possessed by IFC Midnight
Seth Grossman, director of "The Elephant King" and "50k and a Call Girl," brought his newest project to the Los Angeles Film Festival this June, and now the supernatural thriller h...
DreamWorks Animation Q2 Earnings Fall Short of Estimates
DreamWorks Animation reported a loss of $0.18 per share in its second quarter earnings, a net loss of $15.4 million. Analysts were expecting a loss of two cents per share. For the second quarter, the ...
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How Are Social Networks Evolving? Join Us for #AdweekChat to Weigh in With Experts
Sometimes it can feel like the world of social media marketing has grown stagnant, with Facebook holding the throne since 2008 and Twitter long dominating real-time discussion. But as Adweek staff ...
Billy Bob Thornton Makes a Pitch for ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Guest Spots
At Monday’s Emmy Performers Peer Group party at the Montage Beverly Hills, the nominees thought long and hard about which TV shows they’d like to grace as a guest star. But “Veep’s” ...
Historic Tony Win Propels Broadway’s ‘Lady Day’ into Profit
Broadway play-with-music “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” powered by a lead performance that won Audra McDonald a historic sixth Tony win, has recouped its $2.6 million capi...
Brad Pitt Role in SyFy's '12 Monkeys’ Goes to… a Lady
“Cosmoplis” star Emily Hampshire has been cast in SyFy's “12 Monkeys” in a role previously played by Brad Pitt. “Hell on Wheels” actor Tom Noonan, meanwhile, wi...
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Twitter Stock Jumps 30 Percent on Solid Second Quarter Earnings
UPDATED: The San Francisco social network reported that revenue grew 124 percent to $312 million during the second quarter. read more
DreamWorks Animation Loses Money For the Second Quarter in a Row
DreamWorks Animation reported a loss of $15.4 million in the second fiscal quarter, the second consecutive quarterly loss for the company. It reported earnings per share of -$0.18, a result worse tha...
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How Will Changes in Russia Affect Hollywood?
Anti-gay legislation, a ban on swearing and calls for a quota on foreign films has many fearing a return to Soviet-era repression. read more
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SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)
"Even if the legal rule at issue affected only the multibillion dollar franchises based on Kirby’s creations … that would justify review," says the latest Kirby brief to the Supreme Court. "But th...
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Box Office Preview: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Tracking for $65M-Plus Debut
The Marvel and Disney tentpole will play in more than 4,080 theaters, the widest August release in history; "It's much more of a space opera than a superhero movie," says director James Gunn.read more...
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DreamWorks Animation Falls Short of Earnings Expectations and Shares Sink
UPDATED: The company says it hasn't yet reaped the benefits of "How to Train Your Dragon 2." The company also said regulators are looking into a write-down for "Turbo."read more
FCC Chairman Threatens to Intervene to Resolve Dodgers TV Dispute
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, in a strongly worded letter to Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, said that the agency “will intervene as appropriate” to resolve the dispute that has kept the Dod...
FXX's ‘The League’ Gets Season 6 Premiere Date
Get ready, “The League” fans: your favorite fantasy-football league is returning in September. “The League” will return for its sixth season Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. on FXX, the netw...
CNN Uses New John Walsh Series To Create Headlines In Regular Coverage
CNN’s new slate of primetime non-fiction programs are supposed to give its viewers a break from the news cycle the Time Warner outlet churns through each morning, afternoon and early evening. Now on...
Horror Movie ‘Inner Demons’ Acquired by IFC Midnight
IFC Midnight is acquiring U.S. rights to Schorr Pictures’ “Inner Demons,” which premiered last month at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the distributor announced Tuesday. Robin Schorr...
Exclusive: 'Hard Sun,' Drama Starring Robyn Buck, Acquired by Mance Media
Mance Media has acquired "Hard Sun," by writer/director Canyon Prince. The film, Prince's first feature, premiered at Dances With Films this year. Mance Media plans a 2014 VOD release that w...
Bryan Singer Tried to Settle Michael Egan Sex Abuse Lawsuit for $100,000
Bryan Singer, his lawyers and the lawyer of his accuser Michael Egan agreed to an out-of-court settlement for $100,000 in June, according to documents obtained by Buzzfeed. In the “memorandum of...
Bryan Singer’s Accuser Dropped by Lawyer Amid $100K Settlement Report
Jeff Herman has withdrawn as the attorney for Michael Egan, the plaintiff who accused director Bryan Singer and Hollywood executives of sexual assault in the late 1990s, when he was a minor. In a stat...

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