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Judge Refuses to Disqualify Tolkien Attorneys in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dispute
A federal judge is refusing to disqualify Greenberg Glusker as the law firm representing the estate of “The Lord of the Rings” creator J.R.R. Tolkien, which is engaged in a legal tangle wi...
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Venice Fest Unveils Venice Days Lineup
The independent sidebar will open with Kim Ki-Duk's "One on One" and close with soccer documentary "Messi."read more
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Smart Promo: Ubisoft Pushes Marketing to Limits at Comic-Con with ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’
Fanboys don’t have the reputation for being the most athletic bunch, but Ubisoft is about to test their skills at Comic-Con with an elaborate parkour obstacle course set up in San Diego this wee...
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Hillshire Brands Sees 20% Jump in Purchase Intent With Beacons
Hillshire Brands and IPG Mediabrands-owned agency BPN are announcing an interesting case study today about how beacons (the devices set up in brick-and-mortar stores to trigger location-based offers...
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Edgar Wright Finds New Film Following ‘Ant-Man’ Exit
Following his very public departure from directing Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” Edgar Wright now looks ready to move on as he is in talks to direct “Baby Driver” for Working Title...
Philip Seymour Hoffman Didn't Want ‘Trust Fund Kids,’ Left Fortune to Their Mother
Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of Hollywood's most successful actors when he died of a drug overdose in February, but he had no intention of using his earnings to overindulge his three children. T...
Film Festival Scramble: Telluride Loses Its Surprises as Toronto Gets Tough
Tuesday morning's announcement of the first set of films for this year's Toronto International Film Festival was more than just a blast of programming from the biggest of the fall's film f...
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How CEO Pay Incentives Could Pave the Way for Media Megadeals
The prospect of 21st Century Fox acquiring Time Warner has Wall Street and Hollywood bracing for a wave of mergers and acquisitions to hit the media sector. Conventional wisdom holds that entertainmen...
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Private Film Fund Based in Canary Islands Launches (EXCLUSIVE)
In a bid to tap the hefty 38% tax breaks of Spain’s Canary Islands, Beverly Hills-based Defiant Pictures, run by producers Lucas Jarach and Nicolas Veinberg, has launched a private capital film fund...
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Robin Thicke Lists High Above L.A.’s Sunset Strip
SELLER: Robin Thicke LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $2,985,000 SIZE: 3,158 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Our Fairy Godmother in the Bel Air came tap-tap-tappin’ on Y...
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Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?
Toronto’s lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here’s some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest ...
Watch: Exclusive Trailer for Rory Kennedy's 'Last Days in Vietnam' Wonders Who Goes and Who Gets Left Behind
Rory Kennedy's hard-hitting war documentary "Last Days in Vietnam," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year to rave reviews, focuses on the emergency evacuation of U.S. forces in the f...
CNN's Gaza, Malaysia Airlines Crash Coverage Boosts Ratings – but Can't Touch Fox News Numbers
This is not exactly breaking news, but CNN thrives during times of breaking news. Last week was no exception as the Turner cable news network saw the largest ratings increases following Thursday's...
Fandor Acquires Cannes Film ‘The Strange Little Cat’ For Day-and-Date Release (Exclusive)
Fandor, the online streaming film company run by Ted Hope, has acquired German director Ramon Zürcher's domestic dramedy “The Strange Little Cat” for a day-and-date release. The movie...
Tribeca Winner 'Zero Motivation' to Screen At The Wassaic Project Film Festival
The Wassaic Project, an artist-run multidisciplinary arts organization in its seventh year, has today announced the full slate for their 2014 Summer Festival. Organized by Liliana Greenfield-Sand...
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Judge Won't Disqualify Tolkien Lawyers in 'Hobbit' Fight
Fighting claims that it has gone beyond the scope of its rights, Warner Bros. made a bid to disqualify Greenberg Glusker from representing the plaintiffs.read more
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TV Ratings: 'The Leftovers' Audience Climbing to 8 Million Viewers
The freshman HBO drama is scoring substantial growth across platforms, as lead-in "True Blood" continues to drive Sundays on the pay cable network.read more
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Comic-Con: 'Gotham' EP on Gordon's Origin Story and Lessons From Other Genre Shows
Showrunner Bruno Heller talks with THR about the Batman-themed series before his anticipated Fox pilot makes its big debut in Hall H on July 26.read more
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Tim Pastore Tapped as President of Original Programming at Nat Geo
The Emmy-nominated producer will transition from his role as exec vp production and development at National Geographic Studios and start his new position Aug. 18.read more
National Geographic Channels Names Tim Pastore President, Original Programming and Production
National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe announced on Tuesday that Emmy-nominated producer and television veteran Tim Pastore will be joining the network as president, original programming an...

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