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Watch: Steven Spielberg Talks Dyslexia, 'The Goonies' & How The Movies Saved Him

fb.indiewire.com – We learned acoupleof weeks ago thatSteven Spielbergwould finally move ahead with a couple of projects with two 2016 release dates already penciled in. As we wait to see what the future holds for the iconic director, let’s hear the director take a look back at his own life. Movies.comunearthed a video from 2012 where Spielberg sat down withFriends Of Quinn, an online community for young adults with learning differences, to talk about his history with dyslexia – he wasn’t diagnosed until 2007 – and how it’s affected both his career and personal life. 4 weeks 46 min ago via donnieyen
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Academy's new campaigning rules address Oscars song controversy

feedproxy.google.com – When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rescinded an original song nomination for the independent, faith-based movie "Alone Yet Not Alone" this year, it sparked a controversy and questions of bias at the institution. 4 weeks 19 hours ago via jackiechan
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DGA Awards 2015 Timeline Announced

deadline.com – The 67th annual DGA Awards were already set for February 7, 2015 and today the guild announced key dates leading up to the event. The DGA also clarified eligibility requirements for scripted television. Directors who wish to submit an episode of scripted television for awards consideration will only be allowed to submit in the same category for which they were hired to direct. 4 weeks 20 hours ago via jackiechan
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Oscars Shakeup: Weinstein Co. Splits With Longtime Awards Campaign Guru (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Veteran strategist Lisa Taback is now a free agent following a rift that started last season when TWC execs learned she was working on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" campaign outside of the parameters of her contract with them. 4 weeks 22 hours ago via jackiechan
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Joe Roth Nearing Deal to Sell Revolution for $500 Million (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – After five years of looking for a buyer, the producer is selling his company — which has a library of 46 movies, including "Click" and "xXx" — to a hedge fund manager and will become a consultant. 4 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Yellow Brick Mess: How a Failed ‘Wizard of Oz’ Movie Became a $100 Million Investor Nightmare (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Last month the animated movie “Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return” became one of the biggest computer graphic box office flops of all time, and was yanked from most theaters almost immediately. Last weekend, it made just $36,408. But according to an investigation by TheWrap, the movie's producers and fundraisers fared far better than the film's investors, who may have collectively lost up to $100 million, while the producers and fundraisers earned tens of millions of dollars, according to SEC filings. 4 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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R.I.P. Eli Wallach

deadline.com – The character actor best known as Tuco opposite Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad And The Ugly has died, The New York Times reports. Eli Wallach was 98. He appeared in scores of films and TV shows during a 60-year career and received an Honorary Oscar in 2011 4 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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As Paramount And Pangu Settle China ‘Transformers’ Beef, Jiaflix Chides Pangu For False Claims

deadline.com – Even though studios only reap about 25% of all ticket sales there and no ancillaries (less if the films are not co-productions), China can mean a significant boost to the global bottom line on a movie like Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Those high stakes, coupled with the uncertainty in mixing film capitalism in a bureaucracy controlled by a communist government means that Hollywood studios and other companies doing movie business in this fast growing region find themselves walking on eggshells, tip toeing around and trying not offend the wrong person. 4 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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John Cleese: James Bond lost humour to please Asian markets

theguardian.com – The Monty Python actor, who played Q in the Pierce Brosnan era of James Bond films, has said the series tried to emulate 'gritty and humourless' Bourne films. 4 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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“…Having A Wank”

hollywood-elsewhere.com – In a just-published Playboy interview, Gary Oldman is asked if it would mean something to to win an Oscar. His reply: “I suppose, yeah. I know it certainly doesn’t mean anything to win a Golden Globe, that’s for sure. It’s a meaningless event. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is kidding you that something’s happening. 4 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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‘Maleficent’s Robert Stromberg Now Most Successful In Losing Helming Virginity

deadline.com – With Maleficent reaching $521 million, Robert Stromberg has set the global box office record for the biggest-grossing live-action directing debut. He has toppled Joseph Kosinski, whose first outing Tron Legacy grossed just slightly more than $400 million worldwide. Stromberg far outpaces Rupert Sanders, who came up just short of passing Kosinski when he directed Snow White And The Huntsman, which grossed $396 million. 4 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Setting the Record Straight on Nikki Finke, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming

feedproxy.google.com – Get one thing straight. Peter Bart and Mike Fleming wouldn't have jobs right now if it weren't for Nikki Finke. Their recent back-and-forthon why Finke is no longer working at Deadline sticks in my craw. As you know, I disapprove of many of Finke's working methods, mostly her bullying, litigious, self-aggrandizing behavior. 4 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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How to Write Jokes for the Academy Awards

feedproxy.google.com – Have you ever wondered how the Academy Awards gets written every year? Bruce Vilanch is the man to ask. Starting as a writer on the broadcast 25 years ago, Vilanch has been the annual show’s head writer since 2000. What he specifically writes varies from host to host, but ultimately, ... 4 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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North Korea Is So, So Mad at Seth Rogen and James Franco

feedproxy.google.com – Columbia Pictures Looks like Seth Rogen and James Franco won’t be getting the Dennis Rodman Tour of Honor and Respect and Like, Just A Lot of Basketball should they ever happen to roll into North Korea, but we doubt that will come as a surprise to the comedic duo (and we also doubt that anyone will ever be able to just “roll” into the country, least of all a pair of Hollywood superstars known for their comedic hijinks).

4 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Daniel Radcliffe says he'd make the 'perfect' Robin

hitfix.com – When hit with a "rapid fire" question about whether he'd ever be willing to appear in another franchise, the "Harry Potter" star answered, "Batman. 4 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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