China-U.K. Coproduction Treaty Takes Effect

March 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Deal is expected to give import quota exemption to more British films

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Bruce Jenner Buys Secluded House High Above Malibu

March 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUYER: Bruce Jenner LOCATION: Malibu, Calif. PRICE: $3,575,000 SIZE: (approx.) 3,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: More than a week ago, the people at People let the real estate cat out of the proverbial bag about how recently divorced reality television denizen and tabloid magnet Bruce Jenner, who may or may not be... Read more

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‘The Hunting Ground’ Plans College Campus Screenings After Arthouse Debut

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Hunting Ground,” a lacerating examination of college administrations’ failure to acknowledge and grapple with sexual violence on campuses, will make its case directly to students as part of an unorthodox distribution plan. The hot-button documentary will screen in college towns and, in many cases, on the campuses themselves, according to the film’s distributor, Radius-TWC.... Read more

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Sullivan Stapleton to Star in ‘The Lake’ for EuropaCorp

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“300: Rise Of An Empire” star Sullivan Stapleton will star in EuropaCorp’s action-thriller “The Lake,” set to start shooting in April. Variety reported in September that “Into the Storm” director Steven Quale was attached to the project, written by EuropaCorp topper Luc Besson and “The Equalizer” screenwriter Richard Wenk. The story focuses on a group... Read more

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Last Man on Earth’ Stands Out with Solid Sunday Start

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

On a busy Sunday that marked the beginning of the networks’ spring lineup rollouts, Fox had the best news as its hourlong premiere of comedy “Last Man on Earth” stood as the night’s top-rated broadcast in young adults. ABC did decently with its two-hour launch of “Secrets and Lies,” but it was a sluggish start... Read more

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Mike Judge to Honor Christopher Evan Welch with Posthumous Award

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mike Judge, the creator of “Silicon Valley” and “King of the Hill,” will emcee the 15th annual Texas Film Awards, during which he’ll honor “Silicon Valley” actor Christopher Evan Welch with a posthumous award. Welch, the stage and screen veteran who attracted Hollywood notice as an eccentric billionaire in the first season of “Silicon Valley,” died... Read more

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This Mika Brzezinski and NBCU Tour Is All About Empowering Women Leaders

March 2, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In 2011 Mika Brzezinski released her powerful New York Times bestselling manifesto, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth —a must read for women everywhere. And now, Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, will bring

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LevelK Allies With ‘The Turning”s Creative Team For ‘Spear’

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– Following “The Turning,” LevelK is set to reteam with Indigenous choreographer and director Stephen Page on “Spear.” Page previously directed “Sand,” one of the segments featured in the LevelK-repped omnibus picture “The Turning” which world-premiered in Berlin and went on to win various awards. Now in production, “Spear” follows a young Aboriginal man, who sets... Read more

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‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five Postmortem: Gareth Neame Talks the Carson and Hughes Wedding, Plans For Season Six

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Another season of “Downton Abbey” has come to a close in grand romantic fashion — this time with Carson (Jim Carter) surprising Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) by proposing marriage. (Fortunately, she accepted.) With season six already in production in the UK, Variety rang “Downton” executive producer Gareth Neame to discuss the season five finale and what’s... Read more

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Korea Box Office: ‘Kingsman’ and ‘Imitation Game’ Hotter Than ‘Fifty Shades’ or ‘Focus’

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – Foreign titles dominated the Korean box office this weekend, but it was older, British, titles that came out on top, not new releases “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Will Smith’s “Focus.” “Kingsman: The Secret Service” bounced up to first place after spending two weeks in second. It accounted for 31% of the box... Read more

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