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Oscar Attracts Submissions from 83 Countries

feedproxy.google.com – The list of Academy Award contenders from around the world range from Afghanistan's 'A Few Cubic Meters of Love' to Venezuela's 'The Liberator' 3 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Academy Reaches Out to Fans With Revamped Website

variety.com – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has redesigned its Oscars.org website, giving the public more access to material from its archives and to its members, and encouraging fans to join in conversations about Oscar. The site includes access to 50,000 photos and videos, including 86 years of past Academy Awards; a list of upcoming Academy events... 3 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Tyler Perry Escapes Lawsuit Over Studio Thanks to Military Red Tape

feedproxy.google.com – However, a judge's ruling also means Perry hasn't locked up a deal yet to buy an Army base in Atlanta 3 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Morgan Spurlock, Landmark Theatres Team to Offer ‘We the Economy’ for Free (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Morgan Spurlock and a group of economically-minded filmmakers are on a mission to prove that the best things on screen are free. The “Super Size Me” director is teaming up with Landmark Theatres this month to offer the new film series, “We the Economy,” for free at 20 locations ranging from Boston to San Diego... 3 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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What’s Behind SoftBank’s Big Moves in Hollywood?

variety.com – Masayoshi Son, the telecommunications mogul behind Tokyo-based SoftBank, has become the first Japanese player in nearly 25 years — since Matsushita’s purchase of Universal Studios — to buy his way into Hollywood. With the entertainment industry still focused on the ramifications of Son’s attempted $3.4 billion takeover of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation, before that offer fell apart,... 3 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Netflix Shakes Things Up By Moving Into Movie Business Now

variety.com – In just 48 hours, Netflix sent the movie biz spinning — and where it stops is anyone’s guess. The streaming giant made it clear last week that after challenging the TV industry, it now has designs on the bigscreen. Netflix announced two groundbreaking pacts in short order: The first with Imax and the Weinstein Co.... 3 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson Explains Why 35mm Film Should Stay 'Alive'

fb.indiewire.com – "It's playing tonight at Alice Tully Hall," said the director, referring to the theater's 35mm projection of the film at the New York Film Festival. "Luckily, we're able to still keep that alive and going — I started doing at the beginning, so it's the only way I know how to do it," said Anderson who talked about the excitement of projecting on film and "all the nerves that accompany that. 3 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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‘Ted 2′ fires Stephen Collins after molestation allegations — EXCLUSIVE

insidemovies.ew.com – Stephen Collins has been cut from the movie Ted 2 after a recording surfaced today in which he admits to 3 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Neill Blomkamp, Sony Cleared in ‘Elysium’ Copyright Suit

thewrap.com – A judge has thrown out a screenwriter's copyright suit accusing Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp of stealing his screenplay and turning it into the 2013 movie “Elysium.” U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton granted Blomkamp and co-defendants Sony Pictures, TriStar Pictures and others summary judgment on Friday against writer Steve Wilson Briggs, who claimed that Blomkamp read a screenplay called “Butterfly Driver” online and turned it into his film starring Matt Damon. 3 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Marvel's secret plan for their movie universe seems to be driving Hollywood crazy

hitfix.com – Marvel has changed the way blockbuster movies are made, and as Hollywood scrambles to reverse engineer their success, it sounds like Marvel's already thinking several moves ahead and making plans for how to survive in a world without the Avengers. 3 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Focus Features Partners With Laika for Three More Films

feedproxy.google.com – Released just over a week ago, The Boxtrolls had the best-ever opening for Laika, and going into this weekend had a global take sitting at $38m. Those are good numbers, and all the more remarkable because The Boxtrolls isn’t a smooth and sanitized picture. Rather it is idiosyncratic and unusual, especially for today’s animation landscape. 3 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Halle Berry Finalizing Settlement of Lawsuit Against Watch Company (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – ToyWatch was in the midst of raising a "celebrity gift" defense 4 weeks 8 hours ago via brucelee
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It's Time To Stop Blaming The Studios And Start Blaming Exhibitors For Hollywood's Failure To Adapt

feedproxy.google.com – Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to suggest that perhaps we've been beating on the wrong whipping boy and that perhaps it's time to cast eyes elsewhere when it comes to assigning blame for Hollywood's remarkable failure to adapt to changing times. When discussions of such nature come up, when people are discussing why we can't watch what we want, when we want and how we want the conversation inevitably circles around to the major Hollywood studios and, "Why can't they understand that they're costing themselves business?" 4 weeks 10 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Two ‘Boyhood’ Producers Denied Credit by Producers Guild (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” is a likely contender for year-end awards, but the film's unusual and drawn-out production process has caused a problem when it comes to exactly who deserves awards and nominations for the film. According to individuals with knowledge of the proceedings, the Producers Guild of America has ruled that two of the four credited “Boyhood” producers, Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, deserve the “produced by” credit and will be named if the film is nominated by the PGA. 4 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Disney Extends Bob Iger’s Contract To 2018

deadline.com – The entertainment giant just added two years to the contract, keeping Bob Iger as Chairman and CEO through June 30, 2018. "By setting a clear business strategy based on producing high-quality branded content, technological innovation and international expansion--and then over-delivering against that strategy--Mr. Iger has repeatedly proven himself to be a highly effective leader able to create long-term shareholder value” the board's Independent Lead Director Orin C… 4 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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