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 2018-01-17 05:07 

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HAF Project Market Unveils 16th Edition...

Film projects by China's Liu Jian, South Korea's E J-yong, and Indonesia's Edwin are among the works selected for the upcoming edition of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF). Other works ......

 2018-01-17 05:00 

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Kenny Chesney Signs With Warner Nashville...

In one of the most surprising defections in modern country music history, Kenny Chesney is leaving Sony Music, his label home for nearly the entirety of his career, to sign with Warner Nashville, s......

 2018-01-17 02:10 

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Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida to Be Honored at L.A. Italian Culture Festival...

Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event sponsored by Filming on Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles Creativit......

 2018-01-17 01:42 

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AIS Honors 13 Leading Women in Tech and Names 10 Winners of Its 2018 Technology Awards...

In a validation of the goals of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and with rhetoric demonstrating how far those movements still have to go, the 13 women who won the Advanced Imaging Society's Distinguished Lead......

 2018-01-17 01:35 

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance's 'Gemini Man'...

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has landed the female lead opposite Will Smith in Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media's "Gemini Man," sources tell Variety. Variety first reported that W......

 2018-01-17 01:26 

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'Shannara Chronicles' Canceled After Two Seasons...

"The Shannara Chronicles" has been canceled after two seasons, Variety has confirmed. The show, based on the book series by Terry Brooks, aired its first season on MTV in early 2016 bef......

 2018-01-17 01:21 

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Film News Roundup: Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles' Moved Back a Week...

In today's film news roundup, the wide release of "Hostiles" moves back a week, "Birthright: A War Story" gets special screenings and EOS World Fund backs projects fro......

 2018-01-17 00:25 

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Dylan Farrow Gives First Interview About Woody Allen Allegations: 'I Am Telling the Truth'...

In the wake of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements, Dylan Farrow will sit down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King to discuss her allegations of sexual abuse against Woody A......

 2018-01-17 00:00 

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Telemundo International Studios Unveils First Drama Series at NATPE...

MIAMI — In a sign of Telemundo's growing investment in scripted content, Telemundo International Studios has unveiled its first drama series production, prison thriller "El Reclus......

 2018-01-16 23:54 

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TV Review: 'Black Lightning' on the CW...

If you are familiar with CW's comic-book shows — a family of programs that includes DC Comics' "Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," and of course the Archie Comics' oddity "Riverdale" — then you prob.....

 2018-01-16 23:43 

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Sundance: How Will Festival Tackle #MeToo, Political Turmoil, and More?...

June Pictures CEO Alex Saks was having an amazing 2017. Her first three productions sold to Focus, Netflix and eOne after their Park City premieres; A24 picked up her Oscar contender "The Florida P......

 2018-01-16 23:37 

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Film Review: 'Maktub'...

Successful Israeli TV duo Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon jump to the big screen with sparkling results in "Maktub," a very funny and warmhearted comedy about two goodfellas who are jolted out of bad-guy......

 2018-01-16 23:34 

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How Guillermo del Toro's 'Shape of Water' Creature Was Inspired by Robert Redford...

When Guillermo del Toro started developing "The Shape of Water," he knew there were two keys to the film's success: a strong script and the right creature. He hired sculptor Mike Hill, creator of m......

 2018-01-16 23:22 

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Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen Help Keep Street's Spirits High...

Bruce Springsteen was back on Broadway, Bette Midler was making her exit, and the two together kept the Broadway box office buoyant in the middle of the usual January slowdown. "Springsteen o......

 2018-01-16 23:20 

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TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases Premiere Date, Trailer For '90s Comedy 'Everything Sucks!'...

In today's roundup, Netflix announces premiere date for "Everything Sucks!" and PBS is developing a three-part drama with Ruth Wilson. DATES Netflix will release new series ......

 2018-01-16 23:16 

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MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016...

The American film and television industry paid out $49 billion to local businesses across the country in 2016, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA, which represents the......

 2018-01-16 23:00 

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YouTube Sets Stricter Requirements for Creator Partners in Response to Advertiser Concerns...

YouTube is making its creator revenue-sharing program more restrictive and will start manually reviewing all videos in its Google Preferred premium advertising program — steps designed to ass......

 2018-01-16 22:48 

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Sophie Watts Steps Down as STX President...

Sophie Watts has stepped down as president of STX. In a press release STX said that Watts was leaving to "focus on new business opportunities." Watts' departure has been rumored f......

 2018-01-16 22:38 

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J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO...

J.J. Abrams has written a new sci-fi drama television series that is currently the subject of a bidding war between Apple and HBO, Variety has confirmed with sources. Details of the project are bei......

 2018-01-16 22:38 

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Hugh Wilson, 'Police Academy' Director and 'WKRP in Cincinnati' Creator, Dies at 74...

Hugh Wilson, creator of CBS show "WKRP in Cincinnati" and writer-director of the first "Police Academy" movie, died Jan. 14 in Charlottesville, Va. He was 74. Wilson was a writer for th......

 2018-01-16 22:37 

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State Attorneys General File Suit Over FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal...

WASHINGTON — State attorneys general filed lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the FCC's repeal of most of its net neutrality rules. Other litigation was also filed by Mozilla and several p......

 2018-01-16 22:17 

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Film Review: 'Itzhak'...

Good music and good company make "Itzhak" a pleasure, though those seeking a methodical career overview should look elsewhere than this genial personality sketch of the world-famous violinist. Alis......

 2018-01-16 22:14 

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'Flash' Standalone Film Taps Directors John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein (EXCLUSIVE)...

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" scribes helmers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct "Flashpoint,"; the Flash standalone movie starring Ezra Mille......

 2018-01-16 22:02 

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Miramax Parent Company Enters Fray for Weinstein Co....

The parent company of Miramax is making a bid for the Weinstein Co. assets — an effort believed to have garnered the support of embattled Weinstein Co. founders Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weins......

 2018-01-16 22:00 

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'9-1-1' Renewed for Season 2 at Fox...

Fox has renewed drama series "9-1-1" for a second season, the network announced Tuesday. The seriesfrom creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minearexplores the high......

 2018-01-16 21:53 

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Tyler Perry Studios President Ozzie Areu Exits to Form New Studio With Brother...

Ozzie Areu is departing from his post as president of Tyler Perry Studios and joining with his sibling Will Areu to form Areu Bros. and purchase the former campus of Tyler Perry Studios. The new co......

 2018-01-16 21:39 

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Film Review: 'The Third Murder'...

It was probably time for Hirokazu Kore-eda to take a break from the tender seriocomedies about parents and children that have occupied his last decade, given that 2016's "After the Storm" was a goo......

 2018-01-16 21:35 

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Ann Curry on Leaving NBC's 'Today': 'It Hurt Like Hell'...

Ann Curry says she survived after being ousted from NBC's "Today" by staying humble and true to herself. "It hurt like hell," the 61-year-old former "Today" co-a......

 2018-01-16 21:28 

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International Newswire: Russian Basketball Movie 'Three Seconds' Crowned Box-Office Champ...

In today's International Newswire, Russia crowns basketball movie as box-office champ, newly restored print of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire" to be premiered at Berlinale, Czech Film Fund launches ......

 2018-01-16 21:18 

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'Kevin Probably Saves The World' Stages an 'Agent Carter' Reunion (EXCLUSIVE)...

In 2015 Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas launched "Agent Carter" on ABC, a Marvel series centering on secret agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in the 1940s. It was a show executive producers Butte......

 2018-01-16 21:13 

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Justin Timberlake Slammed for Holding Listening Party at Prince's Paisley Park Studios...

During Prince's lifetime, his Paisley Park was an active recording studio and rehearsal space, hosting sessions or tour prep for Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, R......

 2018-01-16 21:00 

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Santa Barbara Film Festival Honoring Sam Rockwell for 'Three Billboards' (EXCLUSIVE)...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has selected Sam Rockwell as the recipient of its 2018 American Riviera Award, Variety has learned exclusively. Rockwell will be honored with a tribute......

 2018-01-16 21:00 

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Octavia Spencer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg Selected for Sundance Jury Duty...

Octavia Spencer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel Morrison, and Joe Swanberg have been selected for the U.S. dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute announc......

 2018-01-16 20:30 

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Jean-Claude Van Damme-Dolph Lundgren's 'Black Water' Bought by Saban...

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Pasha Patriki's "Black Water," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. The action-thriller is the fifth collaboration ......

 2018-01-16 20:30 

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Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil OWN Drama 'Love Is__' Adds Five Series Regulars...

The upcoming OWN series "Love Is__" has added five more series regulars to its cast, Variety has learned. From creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the series is based on the true s......

 2018-01-16 20:20 

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Matt Damon Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct Comments: 'I Really Wish I'd Listened'...

Matt Damon apologized for his controversial remarks regarding the #MeToo movement and recent sexual misconduct revelations on the "Today" show Tuesday morning. While discussing Damon's ......

 2018-01-16 20:09 

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Starz Names Audrey Lee General Counsel, Executive Vice President...

Audrey Lee has joined Starz as executive vice president and general counsel, the premium cabler announced Tuesday. Lee will report directly to Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht and take over f......

 2018-01-16 19:49 

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Ryan Murphy on 'Versace,' Darren Criss' Star Turn and the #MeToo Movement...

Ryan Murphy is poised to give audiences another jolt of innovative storytelling starting Wednesday with the premiere of FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story." The produce......

 2018-01-16 19:45 

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Billboard Music Awards to Air Live Coast-to-Coast on NBC...

NBC will air the Billboard Music Awards live coast-to-coast in a three hour telecast on May 20, the network announced Tuesday. This will mark the first telecast of the music awards show on NBC. The......

 2018-01-16 19:24 

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PBS Chief Talks Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley, #MeToo...

PBS in recent months parted ways with two of its highest-profile on-air personalities, Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley, amid sexual-misconduct allegations. Speaking Tuesday at the Television Critics ......

 2018-01-16 19:13 

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'Mom' Star Anna Faris Lists Former Hollywood Hills Home (EXCLUSIVE)...

Comedy actress Anna Faris listed one of the two homes she owns in the leafy, lower Nichols Canyon area of L.A.'s Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million. The "Mom" star, soon to be seen on the silver scre......

 2018-01-16 18:57 

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Stagecraft Podcast: Why Keegan-Michael Key Craves the Green Lights...

"I don't think there are a lot of performances on Broadway right now that are this fluid." That's Keegan-Michael Key talking about "Meteor Shower," the Broadway comedy......

 2018-01-16 18:44 

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James L. Brooks to Be Honored With Laurel Award by Writers Guild...

James L. Brooks has been selected as the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West's 2018 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement. He will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards West C......

 2018-01-16 18:35 

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'RuPaul's Drag Race,' 'The Wall,' 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Win Reality Breakthrough Awards...

MIAMI — "RuPaul's Drag Race" sashayed to the win for competition reality series at the 4th annual Reality Breakthrough Awards. NBC's "The Wall" and A&E......

 2018-01-16 18:34 

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Alec Baldwin Criticizes Stars Denouncing Woody Allen: 'It's Unfair and Sad'...

In a tweet posted Tuesday morning, Alec Baldwin said that actors expressing regret for working with Woody Allen is "unfair and sad." "Woody Allen was investigated forensically by ......

 2018-01-16 18:17 

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Amazon Fire TV Adds Live Programming Guide for HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax...

Amazon is making its Fire TV internet set-top look more like traditional cable TV. On Tuesday, the ecommerce giant launched new interfaces showing Amazon Fire TV users what's currently airing......

 2018-01-16 18:16 

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Chromecast Devices Can Cause Wifi Connectivity Issues...

Some of Google's streaming hardware is causing Wifi connectivity issues, according to multiple reports from router makes as well as affected users. Router makers have been issuing firmware up......

 2018-01-16 18:12 

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Telefilms Heads, Former Televisa Exec Form New Prodco, THR3, Announce First Production, 'Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata'...

The Mexican media market is buzzing as a new challenger has entered the ring in the increasingly competitive world of high-end TV and film production. Telefilms executives Toms Darcyl, Ricardo Cos......

 2018-01-16 18:09 

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Greg Berlanti Opens Up About Andrew Kreisberg: 'I Was Shocked, I Was Disappointed, I Was Confused' (EXCLUSIVE)...

It's been just about two months since the revelations about producer Andrew Kreisberg's misconduct came to light, leading to his dismissal from his role as showrunner of "The Flash" and......

 2018-01-16 18:08 

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'Fifty Shades Freed,' Gabrielle Union's 'Breaking In' Build Social Media Buzz...

A pair of Universal films — "Breaking In" and "Fifty Shades Freed" — dominated social media buzz last week with a combined 189,000 new conversations, according t......

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