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Dorothy Mitchum, Widow of Actor Robert Mitchum, Dies at 94

variety.com – Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum (above, with husband Robert), a writer and the widow of the late actor Robert Mitchum, died at Serenity House hospice in Santa Barbara, Calif., on April 12, 2014, just 20 days shy of her 95th birthday. Born in Camden, Delaware, Spence met Mitchum, two years her elder, when she was 14,... 2 days 10 hours ago via donnieyen
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WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks Hitchcock, 'Taxi Driver' and Story vs. Plot with Jon Favreau

feedproxy.google.com – Check out this vintage clip from Jon Favreau's IFC show "Dinner for Five" where guest Martin Scorsese talks aboutapproaching story and character,his favorite Hitchcock films and more. Favreau's full 30-minute conversation with Scorsese, from 2004, is below as well. The man has good taste -- and for that matter, so does Jon Favreau. 2 days 13 hours ago via donnieyen
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Disney Meets With Marvel About Spin-Off Plans

wegotthiscovered.com – When a business model consistently generates billions of dollars, it’s not surprising when interested parties plan to keep that model in perpetual motion for as long as possible. For Marvel Studios, that is certainly true of their bid for world domination using their cohesive cinematic universe. As commented by Kevin Feige – President of Marvel Studios – in a recent conversation with Business Week, they have at their disposal “a universe of thousands of characters [they] control entirely.” That’s right – this thing could run for decades. 2 days 13 hours ago via jetli
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China Film Import Quota Will Open Up in 2017, Says Top Local Producer

feedproxy.google.com – Hollywood has long pushed for free trade in the booming Chinese film market, and producer and CCTV executive Lu Hongshi says it's just a matter of time. 2 days 15 hours ago via jackiechan
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Supreme Court Ruling on Aereo Will Be Significant, No Matter Who Wins

variety.com – When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the battle over television streaming service Aereo on April 22, it will be against a backdrop of two competing narratives. Broadcasters warn of the end of free TV as we know it if the start-up company is allowed to offer digital streams of TV-station signals and cloud-based... 2 days 16 hours ago via brucelee
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Dee Dee Myers to Head Warner Bros. Corporate Communications

variety.com – Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers is heading to Warner Bros. as head of corporate communications. Myers will join the studio in September, succeeding nine-year WB vet Susan Fleishman. Appointment was announced Wednesday by WB chief Kevin Tsujihara. “Dee Dee brings a creative and strategic mindset to communications and public positioning. 2 days 16 hours ago via jackiechan
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Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal Explain Why the Tribeca Film Festival Isn't Going Anywhere

fb.indiewire.com – When the Tribeca Film Festival was launched in 2002 with the expressed purpose of bringing business back to lower Manhattan after 9/11, few insiders were more skeptical about its long-term prospects than co-founder Robert De Niro. The veteran actor, who launched the festival under the umbrella of the Tribeca Film Institute along with producers Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, knew they were entering a dense arena. 2 days 17 hours ago via brucelee
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Glenn Beck Moves Into Movie Production (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The conservative radio host tells THR he is developing three original stories as theatrical films: one set in ancient history, one in modern history and a third he considers "faith-based." 2 days 17 hours ago via jackiechan
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Will DreamWorks Animation Lose Money on ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman'?

thewrap.com – DreamWorks Animation will lose tens of million on its latest movie, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” or maybe it will break even on it despite of the film's weak performance at the foreign box office. Confused? Us too. Analysts are divided over whether the movie will force DreamWorks Animation to take a write-down.

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Patric Verrone’s Campaign E-Mailers To WGA Members Raises Questions

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of emails sent to Writers Guild members from former WGA President Patric Verrone soliciting donations for his run for a seat in the California state senate are raising questions about how he got those email addresses and about the ethics of using his years of service to the guild to acquire them.

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A guide to the MTV Movie Awards for those who don’t care

nypost.com – There’s probably no more reliable an indicator of your real age than how much MTV you watch. From my early childhood through the college years, I consumed countless hours of... 4 days 10 hours ago via brucelee
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Legendary’s ‘Warcraft,’ ‘Seventh Son’ Secure Chinese Investment

variety.com – China Film Co. has come on board to co-finance Legendary “Warcraft” and “Seventh Son,” investing at least $10 million in the tentpoles. Deal was made with Legendary East, Thomas Tull’s Chinese film arm. The deal marks the first time China Film Co. has taken a stake in Hollywood films. If the Legendary productions are approved... 4 days 10 hours ago via theothersenhman
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China Film Co Dips Toe In Hollywood With Investment In Legendary East Pics

deadline.com – BREAKING: Thomas Tull’s Legendary East said that China Film Co., Ltd. has made an eight-figure equity investment in two pics: the Jeff Bridges-starrer Seventh Son and Warcraft, the pic based on the Blizzard online game that Duncan Jones is writing and directing. It marks the first time China Film Co has taken a stake in Hollywood films, and if the pics are approved by China’s government it will distribute them in the booming movie market — with distribution and marketing support via Legendary East and global distribution partner Universal. 4 days 11 hours ago via brucelee
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Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!

feedproxy.google.com – Why do so few scripts written by women receive high ratings on The Black List? This is mainly a problem for feature scripts, but highlighted television pilots also project a dim ratio. As a service, The Black List has consistently been ahead of the curve but presently, it's right in sync with 2013's bleaker-than-usual, dismal "celluloid ceiling" report. 4 days 12 hours ago via jetli
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Universal Says ‘Section 6′ Not Even Green Lit & No Bond Rip-Off In Response To MGM & 007 Producer Lawsuit

deadline.com – Looks like Universal have brought their own legal license to kill on board in the Section 6 lawsuit with MGM and James Bond producer Danjaq – in more ways than one. Just over week after being hit by a multi-claim copyright infringement suit by the duo, the studio has responded and they’ve brought a top operative in Bert Fields to handle things for them. 4 days 15 hours ago via brucelee
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