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Antonio Banderas Scolds Hollywood for Playing it Safe At the Zurich Film Festival

fb.indiewire.com – On the back of many action-oriented roles back in Hollywood ("The Expendables 3," "Machete Kills," "Haywire"), Antonio Banderas dropped by the Zurich Film Festival on Friday to talk, amongst other things, about his new film "Automata." 4 hours 31 min ago via donnieyen
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AMC Theatres Boycotting 'Crouching Tiger 2' in Major Blow for Netflix, Imax

feedproxy.google.com – The giant exhibitor won't carry the film in any of the 147 Imax theaters it operates in the U.S., while parent company Wanda may not carry it in China 19 hours 47 min ago via jetli
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Universal Extends Emerging Writers Fellowship for Second Year

feedproxy.google.com – Fellows in the first program were paired with Will Packer, Chris Morgan and Jeremy Garelick 20 hours 29 min ago via jackiechan
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IMAX's CEO Responds to Theater Owner Rejection of ‘Crouching Tiger’ Netflix Deal

thewrap.com – Even as theater chains promised not to show the movie that his company had just partnered on, IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond argued that he was trying to help them by teaming with The Weinstein Company and Netflix on a day-and-date release for a “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel next year.

21 hours 58 sec ago via donnieyen
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‘Midnight Rider’ Trial Date Set for March 9

variety.com – A Georgia judge has scheduled March 9 as the start date for the trial of four defendants facing criminal charges related to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones and other injuries on the set of “Midnight Rider.” Judge Anthony Harrison in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit wrote in an order that jury selection will begin... 1 day 2 hours ago via jetli
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Report: SoftBank May Not Buy DreamWorks Animation After All

variety.com – SoftBank may be slowly walking away from a potential deal to buy DreamWorks Animation. The Japanese telecommunications and investment conglom is said to be reconsidering an outright purchase of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s toon studio and may now be more interested in brokering a content partnership instead, according to a report first published by the Wall Street... 1 day 19 hours ago via jackiechan
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Walmart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seatbelt During Car Accident (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – After being blamed for a fatigued driver on the road, Walmart also tells a judge that it won't "admit or deny" allegations without confidentiality 1 day 23 hours ago via brucelee
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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.. 2 days 1 hour 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.

2 days 2 hours 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 ... 4 days 19 hours 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. 4 days 21 hours 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 5 days 2 hours 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. 6 days 2 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. 6 days 3 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? 6 days 20 hours ago via donnieyen
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