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 2022-06-29 12:40 

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'Sansn and Me,' 'Master of Light' Win Sheffield Doc/Fest...

Rodrigo Reyes' "Sansn and Me" (Mexico/U.S.) has won best film at the Sheffield Doc/Fest (June 23-28) international competition. Supported by BBC Studios Documentary Unit, the awa......

 2022-06-29 10:19 

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Israel Introduces Film, TV Tax Rebate Worth $13 Million...

The Israeli government has introduced a new film and TV tax rebate said to be worth around 45 million shekels ($13 million) over two years. The rebate, which was introduced via a government directi......

 2022-06-29 10:11 

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Rappler, Philippines Independent News Publisher, Ordered to Close...

Rappler, the independent news organization that earned its co-founder Maria Ressa a Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, has been ordered to close down. The paper had been under siege for much of the past si......

 2022-06-29 09:39 

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Lars von Trier's 'The Kingdom Exodus' Gets First Teaser, Poster as Final Instalment in Drama Trilogy Sells Wide...

"The Kingdom Exodus," the third and final instalment in Lars von Trier's "The Kingdom" trilogy, has gotten its first teaser and poster. The first glimpse at the final season......

 2022-06-29 09:30 

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'Superheroes' to Open Karlovy Vary, 'Three Thousand Years' Closes Festival...

Paolo Genovese's "Superheroes"; will be the opening film of the 56th Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on July 1, while George Miller's "Three Thousand Years of Longing&......

 2022-06-29 09:00 

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Amy Schumer, Hasan Minhaj, Jerrod Carmichael and Taylor Tomlinson to Be Honored at Just for Laughs Awards...

Amy Schumer, Hasan Minhaj, Taylor Tomlinson and Jerrod Carmichael will receive awards at the Just for Laughs award show next month. The ceremony will take place at the Just For Laughs Montreal fest......

 2022-06-29 08:57 

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'Burning Days' Review: A Sweltering, Stylish Small-Town Allegory for Corruption in Strongman Societies...

Compassion is in almost as short supply as water in Emin Alper's sardonic, seething Un Certain Regard breakout "Burning Days," a parched little parable about small-town corruption......

 2022-06-29 08:30 

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Ukrainian Creatives Make In-Roads With Local Industry in London...

As the war between Russia and Ukraine closes out its fourth month, displaced Ukrainians continue to make their way to safe-haven countries, most without any guaranteed prospects of work. Diana Olif......

 2022-06-29 07:30 

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India's Roy Kapur Films Reveals Eight-Series Slate (EXCLUSIVE)...

After the twin successes of "Aranyak" on Netflix and "Rocket Boys" on SonyLIV, Siddharth Roy Kapur's Roy Kapur Films has revealed eight more series in development and ......

 2022-06-29 07:05 

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Warner Bros. Discovery Launches 'Dare to Ride,' China's Legend Media Buys 'Evolve' - Global Bulletin...

POWER PACKED Warner Bros. Discovery has partnered with energy company Shell for an adrenaline-filled show, "Dare to Ride," that has begun airing on Discovery in Southeast Asia and India. "Dare to R......

 2022-06-29 06:15 

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Viaplay Orders 'End of Summer' Thriller Series with 'Young Wallander,' 'The Bridge' Helmers on Board (EXCLUSIVE)...

Scandinavia's leading streamer Viaplay has ordered "End of Summer," a psychological thriller based Anders de la Motte's bestselling Swedish novel of the same name. Jens Jons......

 2022-06-29 06:15 

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Crypto Queen Scandal Uncovered: Doc Series About OneCoin Ponzi Scheme In the Works at Sky, Channel 4 (EXCLUSIVE)...

A cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that pulled in an estimated $4 billion worldwide is getting the documentary treatment. Sky Germany, the U.K.'s Channel 4 and super-indie Fremantle are backing a ......

 2022-06-29 05:49 

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment Backing Development Programs in Australia, Taiwan...

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment is adding firepower to two industry and talent development programs in the Asia Pacific region. One is the third edition of the Impact Australia ......

 2022-06-29 02:04 

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Travis Barker Reportedly Hospitalized in Undisclosed Medical Emergency: 'God Save Me'...

Travis Barker was reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles Tuesday for an undisclosed reason. According to multiple reports, the 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer and husband to Kourtney Kardashian was r......

 2022-06-29 00:08 

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Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell to Host 'The Real Love Boat' on CBS (TV News Roundup)...

Wife and husband team Rebecca Romijn ("Star Trek: Strange New Worlds") and Jerry O'Connell ("The Talk") will co-host CBS' upcoming reality series "The Real Love ......

 2022-06-28 23:10 

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'Everything Everywhere All at Once' Deleted Scene Shows Michelle Yeoh Battling Jenny Slate...

A new deleted scene from "Everything Everywhere All at Once" has just been released. The A24 film stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, an exhausted mother and wife whose laundromat is be......

 2022-06-28 23:01 

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U.K. Crew Shortage Will Reach a Breaking Point Unless 1% of Production Budgets Go Toward Training, BFI Study Finds...

Critical crew shortages caused by the ongoing U.K. production boom can be alleviated by an industry-led investment approach, a study published by the British Film Institute (BFI) recommends. Film a......

 2022-06-28 22:58 

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Stacey Abrams on the End of Roe v. Wade and Whether Hollywood Should Ditch Georgia...

Stacey Abrams says the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means that her race to unseat Brian Kemp as governor of Georgia will determine the access that women in her state have ......

 2022-06-28 22:20 

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'Top Gun: Maverick', 'Stranger Things 4' Land Location Guild Awards- Film News in Brief...

"Top Gun: Maverick" and "Stranger Things" are among the films and TV that landed Location Managers Guild Awards. The 9th Annual LMGI Awards honor outstanding and creative vi......

 2022-06-28 21:44 

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Muse Wow the Crowd at Spain's Mallorca Live Festival: Concert Review...

While Ibiza has long been a music mecca for international tourists keen on catching big-name DJs at a club, Spain's other, larger, Balearic island, Mallorca, is hoping to become a live music magnet......

 2022-06-28 21:30 

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Taylor Sheridan Takes Over as Showrunner on Paramount+ CIA Drama Series 'Lioness' (EXCLUSIVE)...

Taylor Sheridan is stepping in as showrunner on his Paramount+ series "Lioness," Variety has learned exclusively. Thomas Brady ("NOS4A2," "Hell on Wheels") was o......

 2022-06-28 20:55 

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'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Film Trilogy Plan Got Derailed by Bad 'Solo' Box Office, Says 'Devastated' Screenwriter...

Had "Solo: A Star Wars Story" not disappointed at the box office in 2018, then "Obi-Wan Kenobi" might've been a full-fledged movie trilogy instead of a six-episode Dis......

 2022-06-28 20:29 

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Embattled Disney CEO Bob Chapek Gets Contract Extension...

Embattled Walt Disney Company chief Bob Chapek got a critical endorsement after the entertainment giant's board of directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend his contract for an additio......

 2022-06-28 20:02 

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SpoteemGoteem Arrested After Attempting to Flee From Police on Jet Ski...

Rapper SpoteemGoteem was caught in an unconventional face-off with Miami police over the weekend after he reportedly attempted to flee from officers on a jet ski. He was arrested and taken to Miami......

 2022-06-28 20:00 

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'Wicked' Songwriter Stephen Schwartz on Why the Movie Must Be a Two-Parter: Nothing Can Follow 'Defying Gravity'...

According to Stephen Schwartz, nothing can follow "Defying Gravity." And for the "Wicked" songwriter, that's one key reason why the movie version of his blockbuster Br......

 2022-06-28 19:52 

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RLJE Films, Shudder Buy Nyla Innuksuk's Alien Invasion Story 'Slash/Back' (EXCLUSIVE)...

RLJE Films and Shudder have acquired Nyla Innuksuk's "Slash/Back,"; an alien invasion thriller that premiered to raves at this year's SXSW. The two companies are business units of AMC Ne......

 2022-06-28 19:47 

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Netflix Top 10: 'Umbrella Academy' Season 3 Usurps 'Stranger Things 4' With 125 Million Hours Watched...

After four weeks in the No. 1 position of Netflix's Top 10 chart, Season 4 of "Stranger Things" has finally slipped from the top. Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy" to......

 2022-06-28 19:22 

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'Minions: The Rise of Gru' Looks to Illuminate July 4 Box Office With $70 Million Debut...

Tiny yellow henchmen will attempt to spark fireworks at the box office over the July 4 weekend. "Minions: The Rise of Gru," the fifth installment in Universal and Illumination's popular......

 2022-06-28 19:15 

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Freeform's 'AZNBBGRL' Pilot Unveils Breakthrough Cast for Teen Drama Set in Orange County's Little Saigon...

"AZNBBGRL," the upcoming coming-of-age series from Freeform and 20th Television, revealed its series regular cast on Tuesday. The show will be led by Cathy Bui, Lynn Kim Do and Jazelle ......

 2022-06-28 19:12 

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Ukonwa Ojo Steps Down as Chief Marketing Officer for Amazon Studios, Prime Video (EXCLUSIVE)...

Ukonwa Ojo has stepped down as chief marketing officer of Amazon's Prime Video and Amazon Studios, the company announced to staff on Tuesday. During her time at the streamer, Ojo led the marketing ......

 2022-06-28 19:04 

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Ryan O'Connell Loved Playing a 'Salty Little Bitch' on 'Queer as Folk'...

When Ryan O'Connell created "Special," a a semi-autobiographical Netflix series about a gay man with cerebral palsy, he "didn't give a shit" about making the sho......

 2022-06-28 19:00 

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Academy Invites 397 New Members, Including Billie Eilish, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jamie Dornan, Dana Walden...

Anya Taylor-Joy, Billie Eilish, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Caitrona Balfe, Jamie Dornan and Disney exec Dana Walden are among the 397 artists and executives invited to join the membership of the Academy of......

 2022-06-28 18:41 

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Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Trafficking Underage Girls With Jeffrey Epstein...

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years for facilitating financier Jeffrey Epstein in sexually abusing underage girls. The British socialite and close confidante to Epstein was convicted i......

 2022-06-28 18:27 

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Trump Knew Jan. 6 Protesters Were Armed, Aide Testifies...

President Trump knew that protesters were carrying weapons before directing them toward the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, where they stormed the building and interrupted the electoral count, a ......

 2022-06-28 18:00 

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'Fallout' Amazon Series Casts Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Aaron Moten (EXCLUSIVE)...

The "Fallout" TV series adaptation at Amazon has added Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, and Aaron Moten to its cast as series regulars, Variety has learned exclusively. The trio joi......

 2022-06-28 17:49 

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Chris Pratt Confronts Outrage Over Religious Beliefs, Denies Ever Belonging to Anti-LGBTQ Church...

"Why are they coming after me?" Chris Pratt recently asked in a new Men's Health magazine profile. The "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World" star ......

 2022-06-28 17:41 

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'Retaliators' Musical Horror, Featuring Mtley Crue and Papa Roach, Sets Worldwide Release (EXCLUSIVE)...

Horror-thriller "The Retaliators," which features music from Mtley Crue and Papa Roach, has sold into CineLife and Trafalgar Releasing for North America. The Better Noise Films-produce......

 2022-06-28 17:29 

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Bob Iger to Publish New Nonfiction Book via Random House...

Bob Iger is set to pen his second nonfiction work. Random House has acquired the rights to an upcoming book from the former Walt Disney Company CEO, the publishing imprint announced on Tuesday. Cur......

 2022-06-28 17:27 

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French Public Broadcasting Staffers Go on Strike to Protest Plan to Eliminate TV License Fee...

Thousands of staffers and freelancers working for France's public broadcasting groups, spanning France Televisions, France 24, Arte and Radio France, went on strike on Tuesday in Paris to pro......

 2022-06-28 17:20 

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Elmo Gets His First COVID Vaccination Shot...

Elmo just got a COVID-19 vaccine shot — in a new public service announcement from Sesame Workshop aimed at persuading human parents to get their young kids COVID shots, too. The beloved red M......

 2022-06-28 17:15 

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Baz Luhrmann Expanding 'Australia' Into Six-Episode Director's Cut 'Faraway Downs'...

Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" is about to get the Snyder Cut treatment. The 2008 epic love letter to his native country was a box office dud when it hit theaters over a decade ago an......

 2022-06-28 17:07 

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Cardi B Confirms Kanye West and Lil Durk as 'Hot S---' Features...

After releasing a teaser video announcement over the weekend for her new single "Hot Shit," due July 1, Cardi B revealed that the song will include features from Kanye West and Lil Durk......

 2022-06-28 17:07 

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'Harley Quinn' Trailer: Harley and Ivy Are Back for Raunchy, Bloody Season 3...

Everybody's favorite queer supervillain couple is finally back. The first trailer for "Harley Quinn" Season 3 has been released, with the popular adult animated series set to make......

 2022-06-28 17:04 

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Rockers Este Haim and Christopher Stracey on Transition Into Scoring Together With 'Maid' and 'Cha Cha Real Smooth'...

Este Haim, arguably the most demonstrative member of the sister-trio Haim on stage, has really been demonstrating behind the scenes what she's musically capable of, with her move into TV and ......

 2022-06-28 17:00 

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NBC Orders Prehistoric Series 'Surviving Earth'...

NBC has ordered eight episodes of "Surviving Earth," an unscripted series about how life not only survived during the cataclysmic events of the prehistoric era, but thrived. The series aims to find......

 2022-06-28 16:58 

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Babyface Signs With Capitol, New Album Features Ella Mai, Ari Lennox, More...

Legendary hitmaker and 12-time Grammy winner Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has signed with Capitol Records, the company announced Tuesday. His first project for the label will be "Girls' Night Out," ......

 2022-06-28 16:56 

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Music Box Buys Amanda Kramer's 'Please Baby Please' Starring Andrea Riseborough (EXCLUSIVE)...

Music Box Films has picked U.S. rights to "Please Baby Please," a stylish queer thriller directed by Amanda Kramer ("Ladyworld,"; "Give Me Pity!") which premiered......

 2022-06-28 16:56 

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Amazon Picks Charissa Thompson to Host 'Thursday Night Football' Ancillary Programming...

Charissa Thompson, a regular presence at Fox Sports, is broadening her horizons. The sportscaster, known for hosting "Fox NFL Kickoff" on Sundays during the NFL season, will also be wor......

 2022-06-28 16:49 

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CAA-ICM Merger to Result in 105 Layoffs...

More than 100 employees will be laid off as a result of the merger between Hollywood talent giants CAA and ICM Partners, Variety has learned. It is expected that 425 employees will make the transit......

 2022-06-28 16:48 

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'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Sequel Sets December 2023 Release Date...

More ghostbusting is coming just in time for Christmas 2023. The sequel to 2021's hit movie "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is set for December 20, 2023. Although no plot details for th......

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