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California Lost Over $1B To Runaway Production Last Year, Film Commission Says

deadline.com – The Golden State saw a loss of production spending to other states and countries more than double last year from the year before, the California Film Commission said today. According to the CFC’s annual Progress Report (read it here), more than 40 projects that applied for but did not receive a piece of California’s $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit program last year ended up spending $1.062 billion outside the state in territories that offered incentives. 4 hours 31 min ago via jackiechan
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How Rupert Murdoch-Owned Time Warner Would Impact Hollywood: Creatives Speak Out

feedproxy.google.com – Leslie Moonves, Jerry Levin and more weigh in as Murdoch's courtship of Time Warner spreads fear and an unsettling skepticism through the creative community: "Whenever Mr. Murdoch is involved in something this substantial, I go to Mass." 8 hours 44 min ago via donnieyen
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The Weinstein Co. Takes 'One Chance' With Yahoo to Continue Experiments with Distribution

fb.indiewire.com – The biggest movie theater these days isn't a theater at all…it's the internet. After a successful experiment releasingBong Joon-ho's"Snowpiercer" on VOD just two weeks after it hit theaters, The Weinstein Co. continues to test out innovative distribution strategies involving the internet. Today, The Weinstein Co. and Yahoo announced that the film "One Chance" will premiere exclusively on Yahoo Screen in advance of its theatrical release.

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‘What's the Deal?’ With Universal's Monster Movie Universe (Video)

thewrap.com – In the latest episode of “What's the Deal With Jeff Sneider,” TheWrap‘s film reporter breaks down Universal's decision to hire Chris Morgan (“Fast Five”) and Alex Kurtzman (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) as creative godfathers of the studio's universe of classic movie monsters, including Dracula, the Wolfman and the Mummy. The studio has high hopes for this series of genre films, which Sneider has dubbed the UMMU for Universal's Monster Movie Universe. 4 days 22 hours ago via brucelee
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15 Free Off-site Events at Comic-Con 2014 #SDCC

screenrant.com – Every year over 100,000 people from all over the world descend upon San Diego like geeky locusts to attend Comic-Con. Over the course of four jam-packed days, attendees are (over)exposed to all manner of TV, movie and comic goodness – at least, that’s what those fortunate enough to actually acquire tickets to the mega-event will experience.

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Sony's Adam Sandler Candy Land Film Threatened In Lawsuit (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Hasbro is taken to court by a company that created characters for the popular board game. 6 days 2 hours ago via donnieyen
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Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

variety.com – It’s odd to see Brian Grazer chillin’. But there he is — the frenetic mega-producer — lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking fresh-pressed carrot juice with a touch of ginger. 1 week 8 hours ago via donnieyen
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Seth MacFarlane Sued Over ‘Ted’ for Alleged Copyright Infringement

variety.com – Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital have been sued for alleged copyright infringement for their hit comedy “Ted.” Bengal Mangle Productions filed the suit Tuesday in state court in Los Angeles and alleged that the titular teddy bear is an unlawful copy of its own animated bear, who starred in web series “Charlie... 1 week 20 hours ago via brucelee
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Suitors Being Rounded Up To Buy China’s Galloping Horse (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – One time Digital Domain owner to be scooped up by new backer. 1 week 1 day ago via jetli
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How James Bond Was Almost an Ambassador for Indian Railways

feedproxy.google.com – India's former railway minister revisits the 2011 failed negotations with the producers of "Skyfall," which could have involved the star saying: “Indian Railways is stronger than James Bond.” 1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers Surrender To Police In Georgia

deadline.com – Midnight Rider director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin turned themselves in to police Sunday in Georgia following their July 3 grand jury indictments in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. The two posted bail and were released, a Wayne County Sheriff’s Department rep confirms to Deadline. Miller, Savin, and executive producer/unit production manager Jay Sedrish were charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing by prosecutors in Wayne County following a months-long investigation by local authorities. 1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Hispanic Women Are This Summer's Most Avid Moviegoers (Exclusive Study)

thewrap.com – Hollywood fills the summer months with movies inspired by comic books, cartoons and frat parties. Yet the most avid moviegoers are neither male nor young: They are Hispanic women over the age of 25, according to research conducted exclusively for TheWrap by the market research firm C4. C4 polled more than 1,500 frequent moviegoers, adjusting for ethnic, gender and geographic proportionality. 1 week 1 day ago via brucelee
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Legendary Pictures Comic-Con 2014 Plans Includes 'Crimson Peak' and Possibly 'Godzilla 2'

movieweb.com – When the Saturday schedule for Comic-Con 2014 was released over the weekend, one of the big Hall H panels announced was for Legendary Pictures, although no specific titles were revealed. The Wrap reports today that the studio may be using the Hall H stage to surprise fans by unveiling a sequel to Godzilla, while presenting Crimson Peak and As Above, So Below. 1 week 1 day ago via jetli
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Is Hollywood Giving Up on Comic-Con? What’s Missing From the 2014 Schedule And What It Means

feedproxy.google.com – This was supposed to be the year, the San Diego Comic-Con that blew away all others. A quick look at the movie release schedule shows an epic spread of massive films that will be released in the next year, before the 2015 incarnation of the Con. That list includes Avengers: 1 week 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Disney And MOCKINGJAY Blow Off Comic-Con

feedproxy.google.com – THE HUNGER GAMES sequel, Pixar's latest and TOMORROWLAND will not be coming to San Diego this year. 1 week 2 days ago via jackiechan
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