Posts Tagged ‘news’

China’s Huayi to Pay $125 Million for D-Cinema Group GDC Technology

September 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Huayi Brothers Media is to pay up to $125 million for GDC Technology, a manufacturer of servers and equipment for digital cinema

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Tom Hiddleston to Star in King Kong Origin Pic ‘Skull Island’

September 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Legendary Entertainment’s “Skull Island” is getting ready to roar, as it has tapped Tom Hiddleston to star in and Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong. More to come.

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China Box Office: ‘Apes’ Swings it by a Whisker

September 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Tight three-way race over the weekend, but two stand-outs over the whole week. Hollywood scores strongly.

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Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter

September 16, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Maria Bartiromo Claim to fame:

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Broadway Box Office: Business Surges with ‘Curious Incident’ Off to Good Start

September 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Broadway bounced back from its annual post-Labor Day downturn last week, gaining steam in a frame that added three new shows — including the transfer of London hit “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” — and saw the return of one more. September is usually a fallow time on the Main Stem thanks... Read more

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Media and Entertainment Sector Profitability Forecast to Rise Again in 2014

September 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Big media and entertainment companies worldwide are expected to average 28% profit margins this year, up from 26% last year, according to a forecast from consulting firm EY. That’s better than major stock-market indices, and the highest level since it began tracking sector-wide profitability in 2006. Of the 10 media and entertainment sectors EY tracks, cable TV leads the pack.... Read more

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Syfy’s ‘Z Nation’ Premiere Piracy Levels Skyrocket

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A little-known new zombie series from cable network Syfy came out of nowhere Friday to emerge as a big global piracy draw over the weekend, according to new data from piracy tracking firm Excipio. The premiere episode of “Z Nation” was devoured by approximately 300,000 unique IP addresses in the first 24 hours since its... Read more

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‘No Good Deed’ Uses Star Power, Social Media to Top Box Office

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Star power and social media savvy propelled “No Good Deed” to the top of the box office this weekend. The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5 million. The home invasion thriller was able to trump box office predictions because Sony and... Read more

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Japanese Actress Shirley Yamaguchi Dies at 94

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese-born star had a life that was as dramatic as many of her movies

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SAG-AFTRA Exec Named Chair of Conference of California Bar Associations

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SAG-AFTRA exec Duncan Crabtree-Ireland has been named chairman of the Conference of California Bar Associations. The org installed Crabtree-Ireland, who is chief operating officer and general counsel of SAG-AFTRA, at its annual meeting Saturday in San Diego. The org is comprised of various bar association members from California and aims to serve as a forum... Read more

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