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Warner Bros Plans Buyouts, Potential Layoffs: Report

deadline.com – There's word tonight that the Burbank studio will offer buyouts to some workers in an effort to boost profit in the wake of Rupert Murdoch's withdrawn takeover bid. Citing inside sources, Bloomberg reports that Warner Bros might pink-slip employees if not enough staffers accept the buyouts. The cutbacks are expected to affect the film, TV and home entertainment units and will go beyond personnel. 2 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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Warner Bros Could Be Haunted By New ‘Conjuring’ Producer Lawsuit

deadline.com – Tony DeRosa-Grund is still battling it out with Warner Bros over his role and rights for The Conjuring franchise but now a new legal front has opened against the producer. A lawsuit with implications that could potentially spook the studio and New Line's plans to enlarge the horror franchise of the hit 2013 paranormal pic. 2 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Paramount Marketing Chief Josh Greenstein Close to Deal At Sony

variety.com – Former Paramount Pictures chief marketing officer Josh Greenstein is in final negotiations with Sony Pictures to succeed Jeff Blake as chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution, according to people at the studio familiar with the matter. Blake was forced out of his job in late July after 22 years with the studio. 2 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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Alex Kurtzman's Production Company Inks Three-Year Deal With Universal

feedproxy.google.com – Focus Features president of production Jen Brody will be joining Secret Hideout 3 weeks 40 min ago via donnieyen
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Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Continues Prepping for IPO, Taps Managing Director

variety.com – Relativity Media has hired veteran attorney Carol Genis for the newly created post of managing director, adding that it is continuing to prepare for an initial public offering. “I have worked closely with Carol for more than a decade, relying on her sound counsel,” said CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. “She is an incredibly talented executive with... 3 weeks 1 hour ago via theothersenhman
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Disney's ‘Frozen’ Empire Is Bigger Than Ever

thewrap.com – “Frozen” is as hot as ever for Disney, so don't expect them to let it go anytime soon. The Oscar-winning animated film topped out at $400 million domestic and $1.274 billion worldwide at the box office earlier this year, making it one of the company's all-time biggest smash hits. 3 weeks 4 hours ago via jackiechan
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Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Grandmaster’ to Release in 3D in October (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Iconic director likely to deliver a new version. Distributor says there is unfulfilled audience demand. 3 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Venice Review: Caleb Landry Jones Anchors Safdies' Must-See Junkie Drama 'Heaven Knows What'

fb.indiewire.com – Many filmmakers attempt to tell stories set in New York City that fit the setting, but sibling directors Joshua and Benny Safdie thrive on it. Their first two features, "The Pleasure of Being Robbed" and "Daddy Longlegs" — along with several notable short films — conjure a weird, off-kilter comedic sensibility from the poetic dimensions of urban grime. 3 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Venice: Good Films To Release ‘Short Skin’ in Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Indie distributor good Films will handle the Italian release of “Short Skin.” Films Boutique has acquired for international sales for the feature. Lead produced by Tuscany’s La Regle du Jeu in an unusual three-way Italy-Iran-U.K. co-production, “Short Skin” is backed by the Biennale College Cinema, a joint venture of the Venice Festival and fashion house... 3 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Artscope Goes to ‘Court’ With Chaitanya Tamhan’s Venice Player (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Artscope, the art film sales label of Paris-based producer-distributor-sales agent Memento Films, has acquired sales rights to Indian writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane’s “Court” before its world preem at Venice. It’s the first acquisition by Sata Cissokho, a former exec at New York’s Zeitgeist Films, who has been tapped to head Artscope with a mandate to forge... 3 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Venice: China Blue Boards ‘Dead & Beautiful’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Amsterdam-based lemming Film is teaming with Paris’ Les Petites Lumieres and Shanghai’s China Blue to produce “Dead & Beautiful,” an English-language China-set vampire movie from Dutch helmer-scribe David Verbeek. A title at the Venice European Gap Financing Co-Production Market, which kicked off Friday, “Dead & Beautiful” centers on a group of rich Shanghai kids who,... 3 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Bryan Singer accuser Michael Egan drops sex abuse lawsuit

rss.feedsportal.com – The X-Men director is "looking forward to moving on", says attorney. 3 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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Jackie Chan's Son May Never Work in Movies or TV Again After Drug Bust

feedproxy.google.com – Chinese entertainment industry figures say they won’t hire drug users. 3 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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Gov. Brown Trims Expansion Of California Film & TV Tax Credit In Deal With State Pols

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood will still be getting a lot more money from the Golden State but not the $400 million that was announced on August 14 in the state Senate. Last minute negotiations last night between Gov. Jerry Brown's aides and the state legislature leadership have trimmed the increase of California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program to somewhere between $300 million and $350 million, sources tell me. 3 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Nikki Finke Outed in New Video, Photos Amid Legal Settlement Talks

feedproxy.google.com – "GOTJA!" says the Committee for Decency in Journalism, an anonymous group that has launched NikkiStink.com 3 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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