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What DreamWorks' Stacey Snider Means for Fox

feedproxy.google.com – As Spielberg's partner preps for a move to a suddenly red-hot studio, one insider asks: "Why do we need her?" as she comes, one says, only with a "keep the good times rolling" agenda 1 week 12 hours ago via jetli
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Warner Bros. Squeezed by Jeff Bewkes Strategy

feedproxy.google.com – Promised layoffs at the studio and Turner units come as the Time Warner CEO trims to boost value. Is HBO in play? 1 week 12 hours ago via jackiechan
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MGM Hit With $5 Million Lawsuit Over Classic Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando Films

thewrap.com – Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit by P.E.A. Films, Inc. alleging a breach of contract over the classic films “Last Tango in Paris” starring Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood‘s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “For a Few Dollars More.” P.E.A. Films owns the rights to these films, and seeks to terminate MGM's licenses, alleging that MGM failed to provide accurate and honest accounting statements with revenue and expenses for the films, nor did they provide timely payment of amounts due to P.E.A. 1 week 20 hours ago via jetli
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Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer Awarded with Producers Guild Milestone Award

variety.com – The Producers Guild of America has selected Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer as the recipient of its 2015 Milestone Award. The award will be presented at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. “On behalf of the entire Lionsgate team, it is a tremendous honor and deeply... 1 week 1 day ago via jetli
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Oscars: Chile Nominates 'To Kill a Man' for Foreign Language Category

feedproxy.google.com – Alejandro Fernandez Almendras' third film will also be submitted for the Goya Awards. 1 week 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Taiwan submits Ice Poison for Oscars

screendaily.com – Drug drama directed by Midi Z put forward for Best Foreign-Language Award. 1 week 1 day ago via brucelee
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21st Century Fox’s Chase Carey on Time Warner: ‘We’ve Moved On’

variety.com – “We’ve moved on,” said Chase Carey, president and chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, when asked whether there would be a renewed bid for Time Warner at a London TV industry conference Tuesday. “We don’t want to be revisiting something that is in the past or implying that we are continuing to... 1 week 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Disney, DreamWorks Animation and Lucasfilm Slammed With Lawsuit Over ‘Non-Poaching’ Agreements

thewrap.com – Walt Disney Company, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Pixar and Lucasfilm were named as defendants in a class action lawsuit filed Monday in San Jose, Calif., that alleges the companies sought to suppress wages by agreeing not to poach each other's workers, according to legal documents obtained by TheWrap. 1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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Twice The Writer For Half The Pay: WGA Probing Producers’ Use Of “Paper Teams”

deadline.com – Always looking for the crooked angle, some unscrupulous film and TV companies have found a way to hire two writers for the price of one. Taking advantage of young, mostly inexperienced writers, these companies pair them up to form what's called "paper teams" - two writers who are forced to work together for half the pay. 1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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Hot TIFF Buy: Paramount Nabs Chris Rock's 'Top Five' for Over $12.5 Million

fb.indiewire.com – In what is likely to be the biggest acquisition at the Toronto International Film Festival, following a bidding war Paramount has reportedly purchased the rights to "Top Five," written by, directed by and starring Chris Rock, for a whopping $12.5 million (although some reports saying the sale is closer to $15 million), according to Deadline. 1 week 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Jessica Chastain wants superhero movie role: 'I won't be the girlfriend'

rss.feedsportal.com – Oscar-nominated Tree of Life star doesn't want to play second fiddle to male heroes. 1 week 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Kristen Stewart: 'People are scared to talk to me'

rss.feedsportal.com – The Twilight star says some actors hire friends to feel less isolated. 1 week 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Toronto: Lionsgate/Roadside Land Michael Douglas Thriller ‘The Reach’ For $2 Million

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are closing a deal around $2 million for U.S. rights for The Reach, the Jean-Baptiste Leonetti-directed thriller that stars Michael Douglas as an arrogant businessman/big game hunter who pursues a trophy and accidentally kills an innocent man. Jeremy Irvine plays the young guide who took him into the vast expanses of the Mojave desert. 1 week 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Universal To Name Ex-Disney SVP To New Branding Job

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: There will be a new exec and a new gig announced next week by Universal Pictures boss Jeff Shell. Like NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke put his guy Shell in charge at Universal a year ago, Shell is now set to make Vince Klaseus president of Universal Brand Development. The newly created position will see several Universal decision makers including Worldwide Home Entertainment prez Eddie Cunningham and Partnerships and Licensing chief Stephanie Sperber answering… 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen
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‘Midnight Rider’ Producers To Contest OSHA Safety Violation Charges

deadline.com – The producers of Midnight Rider will fight federal charges that they committed workplace safety violations in the February 20 accident that killed 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. Production company Film Allman, set up by director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin for the Gregg Allman biopic, was slapped with an OSHA fine of $74,900 last month for “one willful and one serious safety violation” in the tragedy. 1 week 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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