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Warner Bros Could Be Haunted By New ‘Conjuring’ Producer Lawsuit

deadline.com – Tony DeRosa-Grund is still battling it out with Warner Bros over his role and rights for The Conjuring franchise but now a new legal front has opened against the producer. A lawsuit with implications that could potentially spook the studio and New Line's plans to enlarge the horror franchise of the hit 2013 paranormal pic. 1 hour 55 min ago via brucelee
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Alex Kurtzman's Production Company Inks Three-Year Deal With Universal

feedproxy.google.com – Focus Features president of production Jen Brody will be joining Secret Hideout 4 hours 25 min ago via donnieyen
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Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Continues Prepping for IPO, Taps Managing Director

variety.com – Relativity Media has hired veteran attorney Carol Genis for the newly created post of managing director, adding that it is continuing to prepare for an initial public offering. “I have worked closely with Carol for more than a decade, relying on her sound counsel,” said CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. “She is an incredibly talented executive with... 4 hours 54 min ago via theothersenhman
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Disney's ‘Frozen’ Empire Is Bigger Than Ever

thewrap.com – “Frozen” is as hot as ever for Disney, so don't expect them to let it go anytime soon. The Oscar-winning animated film topped out at $400 million domestic and $1.274 billion worldwide at the box office earlier this year, making it one of the company's all-time biggest smash hits. 7 hours 54 min ago via jackiechan

The Download: "No Jokes" at WB?

4:08 PM 8/31/2014 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros.
Supposedly, the failure of Green Lantern at the box office has made Warner Bros. wary about including levity in its superhero movies. We talk about that and more on this week's Download.
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Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Grandmaster’ to Release in 3D in October (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Iconic director likely to deliver a new version. Distributor says there is unfulfilled audience demand. 4 days 8 hours ago via brucelee
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Venice Review: Caleb Landry Jones Anchors Safdies' Must-See Junkie Drama 'Heaven Knows What'

fb.indiewire.com – Many filmmakers attempt to tell stories set in New York City that fit the setting, but sibling directors Joshua and Benny Safdie thrive on it. Their first two features, "The Pleasure of Being Robbed" and "Daddy Longlegs" — along with several notable short films — conjure a weird, off-kilter comedic sensibility from the poetic dimensions of urban grime. 4 days 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Venice: Good Films To Release ‘Short Skin’ in Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Indie distributor good Films will handle the Italian release of “Short Skin.” Films Boutique has acquired for international sales for the feature. Lead produced by Tuscany’s La Regle du Jeu in an unusual three-way Italy-Iran-U.K. co-production, “Short Skin” is backed by the Biennale College Cinema, a joint venture of the Venice Festival and fashion house... 4 days 18 hours ago via jackiechan
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Venice: China Blue Boards ‘Dead & Beautiful’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Amsterdam-based lemming Film is teaming with Paris’ Les Petites Lumieres and Shanghai’s China Blue to produce “Dead & Beautiful,” an English-language China-set vampire movie from Dutch helmer-scribe David Verbeek. A title at the Venice European Gap Financing Co-Production Market, which kicked off Friday, “Dead & Beautiful” centers on a group of rich Shanghai kids who,... 4 days 18 hours ago via jackiechan
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Artscope Goes to ‘Court’ With Chaitanya Tamhan’s Venice Player (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Artscope, the art film sales label of Paris-based producer-distributor-sales agent Memento Films, has acquired sales rights to Indian writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane’s “Court” before its world preem at Venice. It’s the first acquisition by Sata Cissokho, a former exec at New York’s Zeitgeist Films, who has been tapped to head Artscope with a mandate to forge... 4 days 18 hours ago via jetli
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