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Andrea Arnold Tapped Jury President of Critics Week’s Grand Prize
PARIS– British director Andrea Arnold has been tapped jury president of Critics Week’s Grand Prize. Arnold will preside over a jury comprising four international journalists. The Grand Pri...
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Cannes Critics Week Jury to Be Led by Andrea Arnold
The British director of "The Red Road" and "Wuthering Heights" will serve as president of the jury of four journalists to pick a Grand prize winner from the Cannes sidebar.read more
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BBC Worldwide Exec Ben Donald Sets up TV Indie Banner
Donald, who brokered deals for BBC's commercial arm on shows such as "Death in Paradise," is partnering with "Misfits" creator Clerkenwell Films to launch an indie TV production shingle.read more ...
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Germany's Constantin Media Results Slump as 'Mortal Instruments,' 'Enders Game' Disappoint
Constantin, which had another major flop in form of 'Pompeii' this year, booked a $8.4 million loss in 2013 as revenue fell 12 percent.read more
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Kim Dotcom Officially Launches Internet Party in New Zealand
The German national who can't run for office himself says the party will be a ""movement for the freedom of the Internet and technology, for privacy and political reform."read more
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'Spider-Man 2' Goes to China: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx Sweep Into Beijing
The Chinese capital is now viewed as a vital PR stop for Hollywood blockbusters, as Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans visited Monday and Johnny Depp is slated to arrive next week. read more
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Australia's Seven Network Invests in Russell Crowe's 'The Water Diviner'
The broadcaster joins RatPac Entertainment as financiers of the WWI film, which is the star's directorial debut.read more
Beijing Festival Unveils Starry Jury for Deja-Vu Competition
The BJIFF has put together a festival of festivals-type competition selection.
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News Corp Investors, Analysts in Australia React to Lachlan Murdoch Elevation
Company shares fall slightly, his peers congratulate him, and talk that the company could one day acquire the Ten Network returns.read more
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China Breaks Film Monopoly, Gives Second State Company Power to Import Hollywood Titles
Chris Lee, former head of Columbia TriStar Pictures, has been named president of a company that will help the new importer and distributer acquire Hollywood films. read more
Dan Harmon Ponders a ‘Community’ Movie at Paleyfest
While the fate of NBC’s “Community” has never been certain — the comedy is reaching the end of its fifth season with no official renewal yet — creator Dan Harmon and the cast exp...
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Beijing Film Fest Confirms Chris Dodd, Alfonso Cuaron, Oliver Stone to Attend
Director John Woo, Paramount Pictures COO Frederick Huntsberry, "Frozen" producer Peter Del Vecho and other influential industry figures have all signed on to take part in the Chinese capital's top ci...
Tom Sherak Honored as Industry Icon Who Never Forgot His Roots
Tom Sherak was remembered as a consummate entertainer, humanitarian and rabid Dodgers fan during an emotional tribute Wednesday night at the exhibition trade show, CinemaCon. The former president of ...
After Disney-Maker, YouTube MCN Collective Digital Studio Lands ProSieben Investment
More big-media money is flowing to a digital-entertainment venture: German broadcasting giant ProSiebenSat.1 is buying a 20% stake in Collective Digital Studio, the YouTube multichannel network co...
‘Community's’ Dan Harmon Wants Donald Glover Back Once He's ‘Tired of His Donald-Ness’
The absence of former castmember Donald Glover was certainly felt during “Community's” PaleyFest panel on Wednesday at L.A.'s Dolby Theater. Creator Dan Harmon, who made the unlike...
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ProSieben's Red Arrow Makes Collective Digital Studio Investment
The German TV giant has acquired a 20 percent stake in Collective Digital Studio. read more
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Sabotage: Film Review
Arnold Schwarzenegger heads an elite DEA task force dealing with vicious blowback from a drug cartel raid in "End of Watch" director David Ayer's action thriller.read more
CinemaCon: Industry Moguls Gather to Honor Tom Sherak
Hollywood heavyweights gathered Wednesday night at the annual Will Rogers Pioneer Dinner  to honor the memory of the late Tom Sherak, who was being awarded posthumously with the org’s Pioneer o...
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Nicole Kidman's 'Strangerland' Begins Shooting in Australia
The indie mystery drama, starring Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving, is beginning production this week in Sydney and will later shoot in the remote outback towns of Canowindra and Broken Hill. r...
NBC's ‘Community’ Previews Upcoming Animated ‘G.I. Joe’ Episode (Video)
During Wednesday's PaleyFest at L.A.'s Dolby Theater, the cast and producers of NBC's “Community” introduced a first look at its animated homage to “G.I. Joe.” The ...

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