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Here's Why 'The Congress' Hit VOD a Month Before Its Theatrical Release
VOD continues to shake up indie film distribution. Until very recently, if a film opened in theaters first, audiences would usually have to wait months before it was released VOD.  Radius-TWC's r...
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Starbucks Looks to Share Its App Payment System With Other Retailers
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz revealed that his company had amassed nearly 12 million active monthly mobile users in the U.S. and Canada during the brand’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursd...
Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, July 25th. What Will You See?
These days, the number of indies premiering on a weekly basis can be both thrilling and intimidating. To help sift through the number of new releases (independent or otherwise), we've created the Week...
Indie Box Office Preview: Will 'Moonlight' Make For More Box Office Magic For Woody Allen and Sony?
While Hollywood keeps groaning about its box office woes, their indie counterparts continue to heat things up this weekend with a group of high profile new releases entering an already potent marketpl...
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'Star Wars: Episode VII': Mark Hamill on 'Fantastic' New Cast and Harrison Ford's Injury
"I'm a comic book nerd myself so I miss all you guys! Hopefully I'll be back next year," he told the BBC of missing Comic-Con at the "Guardians" UK premiere.read more
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Lawmaker to Push Bill Requiring Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Be Shown in Schools
Florida GOP state senator Alan Hays said he’ll propose a bill mandating that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object...
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Sleeping Yankees Fan Suing for $10M Would 'Possibly' Accept 'A Simple Apology' (Video)
UPDATED: Andrew Rector, who’s suing ESPN, MLB and the team tells NBC’s "Today" that comments made about his in-game nap were so “upsetting,” they justified legal action.read more
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Jon Bon Jovi-Led Group Eyes Buffalo Bills Purchase, New Toronto Stadium
The prospective ownership group has conducted a feasibility study identifying three potential stadium sites, yet the NFL team cannot negotiate with anyone who intends to relocate them before 2022.read...
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Nerd Love Is Worth Millions at Comic-Con
Brands are opening their checkbooks to reach fans at Comic-Con in San Diego. The going rate to put an image on the facade of the Marriott Marquis, which sits next to the convention center hosting t...
Film Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’
A culture-clash dramedy that presents itself as the most soothing brand of cinematic comfort food.
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Oscar-Nominated Producer Reveals Why His Car Is Now His Office (Guest Column)
As studios purge rich on-the-lot deals, this top dealmaker has learned to love — and make do with — a mobile workspace on wheels (complete with Siri as the assistant).read more
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Morgan Freeman Sucks on Helium Balloons With Jimmy Fallon (Video)
The actor transformed his iconic voice into a squeak on "The Tonight Show," while Justin Theroux told Jimmy Kimmel that he used to make snow cones in a Japanese circus. read more
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Wiz Khalifa Talks Strategy of Singles, 'Blacc Hollywood' Album and That Miley Cyrus Collab
The "We Dem Boyz" rapper tells THR of his Under the Influence setlist and his symbiosis with Ty Dolla $ign: "That's when the best things happen, when two people are at their best."read more
‘Expendables 3’ Leaks Online, Pirated Copy Downloaded 189,000 Times in 24 Hours
A DVD-quality copy of actioner “The Expendables 3,” starring Sylvester Stallone, has been downloaded via piracy sites more than 189,000 times over a 24-hour period — three weeks ahea...
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France's Wild Bunch, Germany's Senator to Merge
The combined entity will be a European independent film distribution and production giant.read more
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'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Director to Remake Bollywood Hit
Denmark's Niels Arden Oplev will direct "Deity," the English remake of 2012's hit thriller "Kahaani," which will be made by "Grace of Monaco" co-producer YRF Entertainment.read more
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Screen Australia Outlines Staffing, Program Cuts
The federal agency which supports film and television production in Australia was forced to make the cuts after the government pulled a total of $35.7 million out of its budget over the next four year...
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World Cup Boosts Ratings, But Causes Loss for France's TF1
The country's largest private television company reported an operating loss because of the cost of the games, though strong ratings staunched overall ad decline in a very weak French market.read more ...
Working Title Acquires Theatrical Rights to Library of ‘Famous Five’ Author Enid Blyton
U.K. production company Working Title has acquired theatrical rights to the library of children’s author Enid Blyton, whose books include “The Famous Five” series. Working Title plans to launch ...
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Nick Jonas on Truly Going Solo With 'Chains,' Dropping F-Bombs After DirecTV's 'Kingdom' (Exclusive Photo)
The Jonas Brothers breakout introduces his new alt-pop/soul-based sound with a single that has nothing to do with his rap, "Off the Chain," but features Dylan Penn in the video.read more

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