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Bryan Singer Seeks Dismissal of Teen Sex Abuse Suit

variety.com – Attorneys for Bryan Singer have filed a motion to dismiss a teenage sexual abuse case in Los Angeles involving a British actor only identified as “John Doe 117.” Singer’s lawyers and the director claim there is no legal basis for the suit and demand a $300,000 bond to cover litigation costs, which are expected to... 3 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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“Midnight Rider” Director, Producers Indicted for Manslaughter

variety.com – “Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller, producer-writer Jody Savin and executive producer-unit production manager Jay Sedrish have been indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter and Criminal Trespass in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones The trio faces a maximum of ten years in prison under Georgia law on the manslaughter charge. They face an additional year under... 3 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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New release dates for Fast and Furious 7 & Insidious: Chapter 3

joblo.com – The release date for James Wan's FAST AND FURIOUS 7 has been changed again. The film was originally set to be released this summer before Paul Walker was killed in a car accident last year. After Universal decided to move forward with the seventh installment in the franchise, it was announced the film will be in theaters on April 10, 2015. 3 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Wanda Cinema IPO Blocked by China Regulators, Report

variety.com – Company is China's largest theater chain and linked to AMC in North America. 4 weeks 4 hours ago via jetli
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Katherine Heigl Says It Was Too Many Rom Coms That Derailed Her Career

thewrap.com – Katherine Heigl is back in Hollywood with a new NBC television series, “State of Affairs,” on the horizon and a fresh perspective on her career. (So fresh, we've never quite heard anything like it.) “I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. I was so stoked to be doing them,” Heigl told Marie Claire magazine.

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In Tammy, Melissa McCarthy Unsuccessfully Tries to Straddle Two Different Worlds

feedproxy.google.com – With her husband, Ben Falcone, as the director and co-writer, Melissa McCarthy has crafted a vehicle for herself called Tammy, in which she attempts to metamorphose from a slob-clown into a figure of maturity and pathos and romance — in the course of a single film. I hesitate to label ... 4 weeks 19 hours ago via jetli
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China’s Huayi Brothers Buys Controlling Stake in Online Ticketing Site

feedproxy.google.com – Online booking currently accounts for around $190 million per year, or five percent, of the total box office in China. 4 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Universal Taps Jo Yan to Run Studio’s China Headquarters

variety.com – Universal Pictures has tapped Jo Yan as managing director and exec VP of the studio’s new offices in China. Yan will be responsible for building an office in China and overseeing the film group’s theatrical and digital distribution as well as its local Chinese language production efforts. Yan will also help implement strategic goals for... 4 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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'Avengers 2' Set Visit Contest Passes $100,000

feedproxy.google.com – "Age of Ultron" star Mark Ruffalo is raising money for charity by giving fans a chance to visit the London set. 4 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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FedEx CEO Fred Smith on Why He and Daughter Molly Are Financing ‘The Good Lie’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – It's nice to have supportive parents, especially in the movie business. FedEx CEO Fred Smith came to town this week to meet with Warner Bros. marketing chief Sue Kroll to discuss the studio's fall release of Alcon Entertainment and Black Label Media's “The Good Lie,” a Reese Witherspoon drama about the Lost Boys of Sudan.

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Why Seth Rogen casts friends in his movies

rssfeeds.usatoday.com – Ever notice that James Franco, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride are in so many Rogen films? 4 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Academy Unveils Oscar Submission Dates

variety.com – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled its calendar for submission deadlines. The first deadline is next week, for the sci-tech awards. Otherwise, most of the dates are in the fourth quarter, and roughly parallel the Acad’s schedule in past years. The dates are as follows: Scientific and Technical Awards: 4 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Chinese Audiences Bemused by 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Product Placement

feedproxy.google.com – In a full theater on a working Monday afternoon, a Beijing audience smiled at the proliferation of familiar products in the movie, but some were confused about people drinking Chinese energy drinks in Texas. 4 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Film Imports Plummet in South Korea as Local Titles Dominate Box Office

feedproxy.google.com – Despite being one of the most lucrative international territories for Hollywood blockbusters, customs reports show that the county is importing 60 percent fewer films today than in 2008. 4 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Paramount Nabs ‘Frozen’ Animator Lino DiSalvo from Disney

variety.com – In an ambitious move to expand animation, Paramount Pictures has tapped Lino DiSalvo — who served as head of animation for Disney’s “Frozen” — as the new creative director for Paramount Animation. The announcement was made Friday by Adam Goodman, who oversees animation as president of the Paramount Film Group. 4 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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