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DreamWorks Animation sale could help it at box office, analysts say

feedproxy.google.com – DreamWorks Animation has evolved from a fledgling studio into a $700-million-a-year multimedia powerhouse, but Wall Street analysts said Sunday that the proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. could help the studio weather an increasingly volatile run at the box.. 11 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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Watch: Michael Moore's #1 Rule For Documentary Filmmakers (Exclusive)

fb.indiewire.com – 25 years ago, Warner Brothers made the unprecedented decision to give a wide theatrical release to a documentary film called "Roger & Me." Although the title, "Roger & Me," appears rather unassuming, the film's premise is anything but ordinary -- chronicling one man's repeated attempts to contact General Motors CEO Roger Smith about the impact that GM's downsizing had on the residents of Flint, Michigan, many of whom had worked their entire lives in the auto industry.

11 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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John Carpenter Talks About His Storied Filmmaking Career, Creative Differences, and the Term ‘Slasher’

feedproxy.google.com – Horror filmmaker John Carpenter’s body of work is atypical in that his films often seem to have been made by an uncompromisingly intuitive commercial artist. Never content just to take a check, Carpenter abandoned the Halloween franchise after co-writing and producing the series’ first two unsuccessful sequels and took on ... 11 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Marvel Keeps Rights to its Biggest Characters

ign.com – Marvel and the Jack Kirby estate have released a joint statement saying they have resolved their long-running legal disputes outside of court. This comes just days before the two parties were set to appear before the Supreme Court. Their statement reads, “Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. 11 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Woman sues Disney, says ‘Frozen’ was based on her life story

insidemovies.ew.com – Could Elsa and Anna be based on real people? That’s what New Jersey-based author Isabella Tanikumi is claiming in a 11 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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Joining With Rival Sony, Movie Executive Jeff Robinov Starts Studio 8

rss.nytimes.com – After ending on ugly terms with Warner Bros., Mr. Robinov is making a brash bet on a deeply troubled business and opening his own production company. 12 weeks 12 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Universal Loses Bid To Toss James Bond Copyright Suit From MGM & 007 Producer

deadline.com – The same day that the case over who owns the sequel rights to Dungeons & Dragons wrapped up, the case over the alleged "James Bond knockoff" got the go-ahead to continue. In a sealed order a federal judge is "denying" the motion by Universal to get the multi-claim copyright infringement Section 6 lawsuit from MGM and Bond producer Danjaq tossed. 12 weeks 12 hours ago via brucelee
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10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood

fb.indiewire.com – So who, among the roughly 6% of directors who are women(the figure put forth in thiswidely reported 2014 survey), should work more? Short answer is, obviously, all of them. Because if we’re working to redress the ludicrous gender imbalance that exists in the U.S. film industry (and that is a too-obvious-to-even-comment-on goal, right? 12 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Trial Ends; Will Warner Bros Or Universal Cast Magic Sequel Spell?

deadline.com – The legal battle over whether production company Sweetpea Entertainment or toy giant Hasbro owns sequel rights to Dungeons & Dragons came has come to an end — at least for now. But the seven-day trial that wrapped late Tuesday in federal court in downtown LA did not end quietly. "Hasbro cannot have it both ways," attorney Patricia Glaser said in her closing statement, calling out the company for disputing a 2010 D&D movie sequel but not a 2005 one and dragging her client… 12 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Millennium Entertainment Closes $40M Credit Facilities As Ramp-Up Continues

deadline.com – Millennium Entertainment is continuing to make moves following its deal to become a stand-alone distribution and catalog company. Today CEO Bill Lee unveiled that the soon-to-be-renamed outfit has closed a senior revolving credit facility and term loan facility worth $40 million. The facilities helped finance Millennium and Virgo Investment Group's August buyout of previous owners including Avi Lerner's Nu Image, and will help Millennium going forward to acquire films for… 12 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Universal, Penguin Random House In 2-Year First-Look Pact

deadline.com – Penguin Random House and Universal Pictures said today that the studio has signed a two-year first-look production agreement with the newly minted mega-publisher. Peter Gethers, President of Random House Studio, the publisher's entertainment division, will oversee the new deal on behalf of Penguin Random House. Random House Studio will be a producer on the projects developed and filmed under the agreement.

12 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Italy Picks Paolo Virzi’s ‘Human Capital’ As Its Foreign Oscar Contender

variety.com – Paolo Virzi’s stylish economic crisis murder mystery “Human Capital” is Italy’s candidate for the foreign-language Academy Award race. “Capital” transposes U.S. novelist Stephen Amidon’s eponymous novel about capitalist greed from Connecticut to Italy’s wealthy region of Brianza, near Milan. It competed at Tribeca, has been a hit at the local box office scoring around $7.5... 12 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Seth Rogen, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton Should Attract Fall Auds, Survey Finds (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Matching the right actor with the perfect project is a tricky (but tested) formula for box office success. Take “The Interview.” The upcoming story of two newsmen tapped to assassinate a ruthless military dictator didn’t really move the needle with moviegoers until they found out that the film starred James Franco and Seth Rogen, a... 12 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Warner Bros., After Shake-Up and Shaky Summer, Digs In

rss.nytimes.com – Over a year into a shake-up that put Kevin Tsujihara in the chief executive’s seat at Warner, the studio has yet to find its footing. 12 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Analyst: Lionsgate Pushing Redbox for Better Terms

homemediamagazine.com – In a switch, Lionsgate apparently is pressuring Redbox for better terms to rent its movies via the latter’s network of more than 42,000 kiosks. 12 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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