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Lionsgate Acquires Worldwide Rights to ‘The Smosh Movie,’ Starring YouTube Comedy Duo

variety.com – Lionsgate has picked up global distribution rights to “The Smosh Movie,” starring the YouTube comedy duo of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, banking on their Internet celebrity to drive audiences to the feature-length film. Production was jointly financed by DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV, headed by Brian Robbins, and Defy Media, a digital media company in which... 2 days 9 hours ago via jackiechan
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Tobey Maguire: "Movies Now Have More To Do With An Aesthetic, Than They Do With A Performance"

fb.indiewire.com – There has already been a lot written about the studio shift to blockbuster movies, which has made the playing field for smaller films — at least among the majors — a more rarified ground. And that of course has a direct affect on the kinds of films that audiences get to choose from, but it also means that as an actor, there are fewer parts with depth and complexity going around. 2 days 9 hours ago via jetli
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Oscars: Czechs Nominate Andrea Sedlackova's 'Fair Play' in Foreign-Language Category

feedproxy.google.com – Polished coming-of-age drama premiered at Karlovy Vary film festival in July 2 days 11 hours ago via jetli
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Warner Bros. Expected to Cut as Many as 1,000 Jobs (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Warner Bros. Entertainment is expected to cut as many as 900 to 1,000 jobs worldwide as part of a studio-wide cost-cutting move, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The estimated reductions would amount to more than 10% of the studio’s 9,000-person workforce. The cuts will be made in late October or early November.... 3 days 45 min ago via theothersenhman
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'Expendables 3' Torrent Downloaders Now Being Targeted for Copyright Infringement

feedproxy.google.com – Those who downloaded the film are being told to settle up — or else 3 days 3 hours ago via jackiechan
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Franchise-powered Disney can't rest on laurels, studio president says

feedproxy.google.com – Walt Disney Studios is riding its big tent-pole movies to box-office success, having put out the two biggest movies of the year so far: "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." 3 days 6 hours ago via jackiechan
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RatPac Entertainment Sets Paul Neinstein To Be COO

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: As RatPac Entertainment partners Brett Ratner and James Packer branch beyond co-financing the Warner Bros slate to create their own film and TV slates, they've hired Paul Neinstein to be COO. Neinstein, who reports to Ratner and Packer, comes from Paramount where he was executive vice president of Business Affairs for the past eight years making deals in financing, acquisitions and talent for Par's live action, animated and micro-budget fare. 3 days 7 hours ago via jetli
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Imax CEO Says Audiences Are "A Little Sick Of The Post-Apocalyptic, Dark, Angst-Ridden, Suicidal Movies"

fb.indiewire.com – Hazarding his opinion on studio trends of which audiences may have grown weary, Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster told those assembled at the Bank of America 2014 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conferencethat, “Maybe people are getting a little sick of the post-apocalyptic, dark, angst-ridden, suicidal movies.” Now, here’s a guy whose business partly depends on the studios’ success, but who doesn’t spend his days interpreting audience analytics and agonizing over what to feed us next. 3 days 10 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Staffing Up with Former Warner Bros. Exec

variety.com – Jeff Robinov’s Sony-based Studio 8 has been ramping up staffing, hiring former Warner Bros. exec VP Robert Brassel and Mythology Entertainment exec Jon Silk. Studio 8 closed its distribution deal with Sony on Sept. 8 with plans to release six films a year. Robinov, the former Warner Bros. studio chief, said at the juncture that he... 3 days 18 hours ago via jetli
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Sony Expects $2 Billion Loss for Fiscal Year

variety.com – In another financial blow to the electronics giant, Sony has reported a net loss of $2.15 billion for the current fiscal year, nearly five times its original estimate of $488 million (JPY50 billion ) through March of 2015. The company blamed the drastic downturn on poor smartphone sales. more to come… 3 days 19 hours ago via donnieyen
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Why Tobey Maguire Thinks There’s a Lack of Young Male Movie Stars

feedproxy.google.com – In a 2011 Vulture article, we sized up the sparse field of young leading men in the movies and plaintively asked, “Where Are the New Leos, Tobeys, and Jakes?” Three years later, that drought has only gotten worse. While the movies can boast a plentiful array of bankable female superstars ... 4 days 4 hours ago via donnieyen
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Morgan Spurlock, Paul Allen Announce Directors of 'We the Economy' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Microsoft billionaire Allen bankrolls 20 top directors with three Oscars and six noms. 4 days 12 hours ago via jetli
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George Clooney Set For Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

deadline.com – The actor, writer, director and producer will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's career honor during the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11. George Clooney already has three Globes to his credit — all in different categories: Best Actor in a Drama for The Descendants (2011), Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005) and Best Actor in a Comedy.Musical for O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000).

5 days 5 hours ago via jetli
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Chopflix Launches VoD Service for Asian Movies (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Los Angeles-based Asia Releasing is to launch an on-demand video service, Chopflix for North American fans of Asian movies. 1 week 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Chase Carey: Fox Is Really, Really Over Time Warner. Really.

deadline.com – 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey must wonder if he'll ever have an interview where he isn't asked about the company's recent aborted effort to buy Time Warner — as he was, again, today when he appeared at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia. Investors still want to be assured that CEO Rupert Murdoch won't take them on a wild, and potentially costly, ride. 1 week 2 days ago via brucelee
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