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Box Office: What 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Means for Year-Round Tentpoles (Analysis)

feedproxy.google.com – Marvel Studios and Disney circumvented the rules by going outside the traditional May-July corridor to launch "Guardians," which opened to record-breaking numbers; ditto for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." 2 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Jason Statham Searching For Action Role In China

feedproxy.google.com – According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Statham, who is currently in Beijing as part of the global promotional tour of his new film The Expendables 3, has voiced his continued interest in finding a suitable Chinese action film project in which to star.Statham starred alongside Taiwanese actress Shu Qi for Hong Kong director Corey Yuen in his career-making 2002 film, The Transporter, and has been hoping to work in Asia ever since. 2 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Studio Ghibli May Have Made its Last Animation

feedproxy.google.com – The animation powerhouse is considering ending production of new movies, according to current studio head, following the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki and the under-performance of its latest releases. 2 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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Studio Ghibli Announces A Break In Production

rss.feedsportal.com – The talk is of restructuring...After months of worried speculation following the news last September that co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, it appeared this weekend that the worst fears for the future of Studio Ghibli had come true. 2 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Fox Signs ‘Planet of Apes’ Director Matt Reeves to Overall Deal

variety.com – Twentieth Century Fox has closed a three-year overall production deal with “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” director Matt Reeves. The studio made the announcement Friday, noting that the first-look deal has been in the works for months and pre-dated the success of “Apes,” which has grossed $370 million worldwide in three weeks of... 3 weeks 23 hours ago via jackiechan
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Argentina Currency Crisis Stops Hollywood from Exporting Profits (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Hollywood studios have been unable to take tens of millions of dollars out of Argentina for roughly two years, a victim of the country’s ongoing financial crisis, Variety has learned. It’s an issue that plagues all U.S. companies, but is particularly problematic to the entertainment business as it has struck one of the biggest markets... 3 weeks 23 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Kevin Feige Addresses Marvel's Lack of Female-Led Movies

feedproxy.google.com – "I hope we do it sooner rather than later," the studio president says about the possibility of a female super hero being given the spotlight in a Marvel movie. 3 weeks 23 hours ago via jackiechan
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How Much Will Piracy of ‘The Expendables 3' Cost Lionsgate?

thewrap.com – A leaked copy of Lionsgate's “The Expendables 3” will cost the studio millions in revenue at the box office, experts in intellectual property and piracy tell TheWrap. People have downloaded the movie two million times since it leaked this past weekend, and two weeks remain before the third installment in Sylvester Stallone‘s action franchise opens in theaters.

3 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Michael Bay extends first-look deal with Paramount

rss.feedsportal.com – Agreement has also been expanded to include another of Bay's production companies. 3 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Woman with middle name 'Skywalker' told she infringes copyright

theguardian.com – Laura Matthews tried to renew her passport with the signature L. Skywalker, referencing the Star Wars character, but was told that her adopted name is a trademark and cannot be accepted More on Star Wars: Episode VII 3 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Sony Estimates $488 Million Full Year Loss

variety.com – Troubled electronics giant Sony has flummoxed nay-saying analysts with a rise in six-fold increase in net income in the three months to June of JPY26.8 billion ($261 million). 3 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Summit Knocks 'Twilight' Money Lawsuit Out of U.S. Court (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The film company, using a Winston Churchill quote, successfully convinces the judge that if the dispute is going to be tried, it should be in England. 3 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Kodak Will Continue To Produce Film Stock Following Pleas From Hollywood

deadline.com – Celluloid lives to film another day: “After extensive discussions with filmmakers, leading studios and others who recognize the unique artistic and archival qualities of film, we have in place a plan that will enable us to continue production” of film stock, Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke says. 3 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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Lawyer who launched sexual-abuse case against Bryan Singer withdraws

theguardian.com – Michael F Egan III, who claims the X-Men director raped him in 1999, has been dropped as a client by Jeff Herman after refusing to settle for $100,000, according to reports LA court dismisses sex abuse claim by UK actor against Bryan Singer 3 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again

feedproxy.google.com – A spat between the director and the screenwriter, who earlier received sole credit after WGA arbitration, resurfaced at the film's British release, and it could affect the movie's awards chances.A spat between the director and the screenwriter, who earlier received sole credit after WGA arbitration, resurfaced at the film's British release, and it could affect the movie's awards chances. 3 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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