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‘Transformers’ Leads Foreign Box Office With $102 Million

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” led the foreign box office for the third week running, propelled by a record-shattering run in China. The giant robots sequel added another $102 million to its bounty from 50 territories, pushing its worldwide total to $752.5 million. China contributed another $25 million to that loot. The film, which was partially shot... Read more

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SAG-AFTRA Board Approves New Movie-TV Contract, Triggering Ratification Vote

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SAG-AFTRA’s national board has approved the tentative deal with production companies for a three-year master contract covering movie and primetime TV work. Saturday’s action by the performers union board triggers a ratification vote by the 165,000 SAG-AFTRA members. Postcards notifying members about voting will be mailed out July 23. Members can vote electronically or by... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Swings Back Strong With $27.7 Million Friday

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has swung back into theaters and waged a full-blown war. The sequel grossed $27.7 million Stateside on Friday as it eyes a $70 million opening weekend. If estimates hold, the pic will outperform its predecessor, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which launched to $54.8 million... Read more

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Variety Critics’ Choice Director Daniel Wolfe on ‘Catch Me Daddy’ and Future Plans

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Of the ten up-and-coming European directors showcased in Variety's Critics' Choice selection at this year's Karlovy Vary Film Festival, only one can claim to have already directed Jake Gyllenhaal in a slasher film of sorts.

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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Movie Draws ‘All Is Lost’ Director J.C. Chandor

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

J.C. Chandor, director of “All Is Lost,” has come on board Summit and Participant Media’s movie on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy. Summit and Participant, in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, acquired feature rights in 2011 to The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” written in December by David Barstow, David... Read more

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WATCH: ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Trailer

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony has released its trailer for the 30th anniversary release of its blockbuster comedy “Ghostbusters.” Starting with the vintage 1984 Columbia Pictures logo, the trailer begins by declaring “every few decades an event comes along of Biblical proportions” then follows into Dan Aykroyd’s declaration of “real wrath-of-God type stuff” with Bill Murray chiming in “dogs and... Read more

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Venice’s Biennale College Spawns Microbudget Movies That Travel Worldwide

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Among titles competing this year in Karlovy Vary’s Forum of Independents is the experimental “Memphis,” by U.S. helmer Tim Sutton, which owes its existence to the Venice Film Festival’s recently launched Biennale College, a groundbreaking production program lab that shepherds microbudget movies from development through distribution, and is making Venice topper Alberto Barbera particularly proud.... Read more

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Bollywood Distributor Eros Int’l Raises $100 million In Share Sale

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

To make fund raising easier company transferred from London to NYSE earlier this year

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‘House of Cards’ Actress Kate Lyn Sheil Joins Sci-Fier Opposite Guy Pearce, Kristen Stewart

July 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards”) will join Guy Pearce, Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult in the sci-fi movie “Equals.” Producers are Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Ann Ruark, and Jay Stern and Chip Diggins of Route One, which is also financing. Exec producers are Mike Pruss, Lee Jea Woo, Choi Pyung Ho and Russell Levine. Drake... Read more

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ to Boost Summer Box Office

July 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is looking to reignite a summer box office that flamed out spectacularly over the July 4th holiday. The sequel to the well-received 2011 reboot will benefit from a lack of competition at the multiplexes en route to an opening in the $60 million range when it debuts across... Read more

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