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‘Expendables 3′ Flop Shows Danger of Pre-Release Piracy, Expert Says

variety.com – “The Expendables 3″ flopped at the box office last weekend, the victim of scathing reviews and a concept that was looking bruised and battered by round three. It was also hindered by widespread piracy, as a high-quality copy of the film that leaked online three weeks before it premiered was downloaded by an estimated 2.2 million... 1 week 3 days ago via donnieyen
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‘Expendables 3’ Illegally Downloaded 5 Million Times, But Still Isn’t Top Hit for Pirates

variety.com – Pirates have voted on “The Expendables 3″ with their clicks — and it turns out the Sylvester Stallone-starrer hasn’t been astoundingly popular among digital thieves, relatively speaking. As of Sunday, 5.12 million people worldwide had pirated “Expendables 3” since a high-quality copy hit torrent-sharing sites July 23, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. 1 week 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Watch: BAFTA’s 8-Minute Crash Course On The Importance Of Cinematography

fb.indiewire.com – If you already know that DP stands for Director of Photography and not a pornographic act that requires exceptional acrobatic prowess, BAFTA’s brief documentary about the role of a cinematographer probably won’t give you much information you already didn’t know. 1 week 3 days ago via brucelee
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Rob Schneider Blames Robin Williams’ Suicide on Drugs for Parkinson's Disease

thewrap.com – Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedy star Rob Schneider is blaming the pharmaceutical industry for Robin Williams‘ death. Following Friday's revelation that the comedy legend was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease, Schneider took to Twitter to link Williams’ suicide to the drugs he was taking to treat the degenerative disorder.

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UPDATED: ‘Midnight Rider’ Exec Producer Jay Sedrish Pleads Not Guilty

deadline.com – Jay Sedrish, the executive producer/unit production manager, waived his right for an arraignment early this morning and has entered a Not Guilty plea to criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 27 year-old assistant camera woman Sarah Jones. The young woman died on the set of the film Midnight Rider in GA on the first day of shooting February 20 after a train hit a metal bed that was placed on the tracks to… 1 week 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Nintendo Responds to Robin Williams in Zelda Petition

ign.com – Nintendo has responded to a fan petition asking for the late Robin Williams to be immortalised in a future The Legend of Zelda title. A Nintendo spokesperson spoke to Polygon to extend condolences to Williams' family and share how respected the actor was at the company, while refusing to be drawn into promising anything.

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Will Robin Williams Be Part of the New 'Legend of Zelda' Game?

feedproxy.google.com – New online petition asks Nintendo to tribute the late actor in the 2015 release. 1 week 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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China’s Alibaba Discovers Possible Accounting Fraud in Newly Formed Film Unit

feedproxy.google.com – Alibaba Pictures, the recently formed film production arm of the e-commerce and entertainment giant says it won’t be able to publish interim results on time. 2 weeks 4 hours ago via theothersenhman
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'Midnight Rider' Production Company Cited for Willful, Serious Safety Violations in Death of Sarah Jones

feedproxy.google.com – The camera assistant was struck and killed by a train on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic. 2 weeks 16 hours ago via jetli
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Disney May Be Next In Line To Try And Acquire Warner Bros. And DC Comics In Merger

comicbookmovie.com – When Rupert Murdoch tried to buy Time Warner, we jokingly speculated that a merger could potentially lead to a movie featuring the Justice League and X-Men (though there's really no reason why that couldn't have happened had the $80 billion bid been accepted). However, the Marvel and DC Universe becoming one could actually be one step closer as The Hollywood Reporter names Walt Disney as a potential buyer - along with Google and Apple - should China's wealthiest man Wang Jianlin fail to add the company to his empire. 2 weeks 17 hours ago via jackiechan
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s’ Success Raises a New Danger for Marvel

variety.com – As credits rolled on “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a thought came to mind: Everybody at Marvel slapping high-fives should be forced to watch the movie with someone who is unfamiliar with the comics, then quiz them regarding what happened — or who exactly Thanos is. The movie’s stronger-than-anticipated opening will no doubt leave the Disney-owned... 2 weeks 20 hours ago via theothersenhman
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L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for Movies and TV

variety.com – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he expects the authors of film and TV tax credit legislation to insert a figure “that is north of $400 million” per year, an amount that would put the state about on par with New York. “It will be close to $400 million or just north, right around... 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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‘Midnight Rider’ Producers Sue Insurer for Refusing to Pay $1.6 Million Claim

variety.com – The producers of “Midnight Rider” have filed suit against its insurance company New York Marine, contending that it has refused to pay at least $1.6 million in losses from shutting down the production and that it plans to cancel the policy. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Film Allman,... 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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European Producers Launch Bridging The Dragon Initiative To Forge Closer Ties With Chinese Film Industry (Exclusive)

variety.com – The European and Chinese film industries are looking to forge closer ties through a groundbreaking new initiative called Bridging the Dragon being launched by Italian multi-hyphenate Cristiano Bortone at the Locarno Film Festival. The Berlin-based org, still in initial stages, is aiming to bridge what at present is a very distinct divide between... 2 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

fb.indiewire.com – "You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow" Lauren Bacall says to her future husband, Humphrey Bogart, in her screen debut, "To Have And To Have Not." And with that, a cinematic legend was made. With a career that spanned over six decades, with work in some of Hollywood's most beloved classic films to some of the most challenging contemporary arthouse fare, Bacall did it all. 2 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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