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Attention Filmmakers: Who Needs a Distributor? Check Out These DIY Digital Distribution Platforms.
For new filmmakers, finding ways to get people to see their films is just as much of a struggle as making them in the first place. Even for those films that make it into festivals, there's not necessa...
If You Haven't Heard of French Director Bertrand Tavernier, Here's a Good Place to Start
Bertrand Tavernier’s "The French Minister" reaches America this Friday 40 years after his feature debut, 1974's "The Clockmaker." At 72, Tavernier shows no signs of slowing his eclectic experimentat...
Questlove Cameos as Corpse on Alec Baldwin's ‘SVU’ Episode (Video)
NBC kept it in the family for Wednesday's episode of “Law & Order: SVU,” which featured not only “30 Rock” veteran Alec Baldwin, but “Tonight Show” bandlead...
Only in New York: Theater Offers Free Admission for Babies to Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'
Want to expose your child to a Lars von Trier joint? New York's indie theater Sunshine Cinema has you covered. The best part? Your kid gets in for free. The theater's owner, Landmark Theaters, announc...
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Next Big Thing: 'Divergent,' 'Fault in Our Stars' Actor Ansel Elgort (Video)
Unknown six months ago, the actor (and former ballet dancer) appears opposite Shailene Woodley in two upcoming films and is on every studio's wish list.read more
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Former Russia Today Anchor Liz Wahl Reveals Details of Her Spontaneous On-Air Resignation
Wahl tells THR how she she wrote her March 5 resignation "on a piece of paper in the bathroom" before going on-air.read more
Jimmy Kimmel Pops the Pedestrian Question: ‘Have You Ever Had a Threesome?’ (Video)
Looking for a fun activity for the next family game night? Ask a bunch of pedestrians on the street if they've ever had a threesome, pause the video before they answer, and then take a wild guess....
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ABC to Test 'Shark Tank' on Thursdays With Special Airing (Exclusive)
The network, which has struggled to find a hit at 8 p.m. Thursdays, will air its smash reality series on April 10 and 11 as part of a special two-night event.read more
Netflix Gets Exclusive U.S. Rights to New Zealand Comedy 'Short Poppies,' Created by 'Flight of the Conchords' Star Rhys Darby
Netflix and Hulu have been scooping up exclusive streaming rights for international series -- while Hulu's home to Chris O'Dowd's "Moone Boy" and the original Scandinavian version of "The Bridge," Net...
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Comcast's TWC Acquisition: Shareholders Asked to Vote on 'Golden Parachutes' for Execs
UPDATED: Time Warner Cable CEO Robert Marcus is set to receive almost $80 million in golden parachute compensation in the merger.read more
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Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million
Tango is the latest messaging app to attract big dollars, with Alibaba Group leading a fundraising round of $280 million. The Mountain View, Calif-company is among the growing mobile messaging apps w...
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Rolling Stones Trying to Reschedule Australia, New Zealand Tour Dates Postponed After L'Wren Scott's Death
The band is working with promoters to return to the area this fall.read more
‘Game of Thrones’ Star Lena Headey Expains Cersei to Seth Meyers: ‘She's Just Damaged’ (Video)
Lena Headey says her ruthless character on the show, Cersei Lannister, is “just damaged.” Oh sure: She's in an incestuous relationship with her just-returned one-handed brother, and th...
Sony Pictures Television Launches Stellify with Doherty, Worthy
LONDON — Sony Pictures Television and media execs Kieran Doherty and Matt Worthy are launching production company Stellify Media, which will be based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Stellify will ...
President Obama Ribs Ellen for Oscar Selfie RT Record: ‘I Thought It Was a Pretty Cheap Stunt’ (Video)
The 44th President of the United States joined Ellen DeGeneres via satellite to plug Obamacare, talk “House of Cards” and “Scandal,” and to settle that whole Twitter retweet re...
'Cheap Thrills' Star Pat Healy On How to Make It As An Actor On Your Own Terms
There's a scene in "Cheap Thrills," a new dark comedy from first time director E.L. Katz, where Pat Healy's character Craig considers chopping off his pinky for $15,000. That morning, Craig had been...
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Ad of the Day: Walmart Surprises Everyone With a Truly Inspiring Ad
Walmart has been called many things in recent years. Inspirational has not often been one of them. But the retailer's recent pledge to buy $250 billion in products made in America over the next...
CNN's Don Lemon Asks If a Black Hole Could've Swallowed the Missing Plane (Video)
Has cable news completely gone to the zoo? As CNN's wall-to-wall coverage on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane continued late on Wednesday, Don Lemon asked an aviation expert whether Flight...
TV Review: ‘American Dream Builders’
Feeling much more like a Bravo show than something destined to rock NBC’s house, “American Dream Builders” represents a hodgepodge of reality concepts, mixing the feel-good uplift of “Extreme ...
Netflix Gets Exclusive Rights to Mockumentary Comedy Series ‘Short Poppies’ from New Zealand (VIDEO)
Netflix has landed streaming rights to “Short Poppies,” a mockumentary-style comedy created by and starring New Zealand thesp Rhys Darby (who costarred in HBO’s “Flight of the ...

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