Posts Tagged ‘news’

China’s Orange Sky Hurt by Weak Distribution

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Profits take a 76% dive as pan-Asian exhibition company fumbles distribution activities

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California Boost: Will Tripling Tax Credits Work?

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The news that California will more than triple the size of its tax credit program for movie and TV production was met with words of praise from crew members and studio reps, and pledges of  new jobs from politicians. Will it make sure Hollywood stays in Hollywood? California has been caught in a frenzy of... Read more

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Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte Talk Chemistry for ‘Life of Crime’s’ Dark Caper Roles

August 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After six years of bringing together the Elmore Leonard novel-turned-indie film, the cast and crew of “Life of Crime” arrived Wednesday night for its West Coast premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood. Stars Jennifer Aniston and Will Forte displayed a strong sense of friendship on the carpet. Both largely known for their comedy, the pair tried out a new genre with... Read more

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Art Directors Guild Expands Voting, Lifetime Achievement Awards

August 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Art Directors Guild, Local 800 Council and producers of the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards have expanded final second-phase voting for winners to include all members of the Guild. The news was announced by John Shaffner, council chairman, and co-producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Final voting will... Read more

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Reed Midem Launches Mip Cancun

August 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Targeting Latin America, one of the fastest-growing TV markets in the world, Mip TV and Mipcom organizer Reed Midem is launching MIP Cancun, its first regional TV mart in nearly 15 years. The Latin TV Buyers Summit, as the event is also called, the curated and highly-select MIP Cancun will take place Nov. 19-21 at... Read more

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Allison Janney on Her Double Emmys Win and Post-‘West Wing’ Act in TV

August 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When “The West Wing” ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified. She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was nervous about being typecast as a specific breed of alpha-female. And she fretted that reality TV was... Read more

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Universal to Demolish ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Soundstage, But Preserve Silent Film’s Set

August 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As it upgrades its production facilities and expands its theme park, Universal Studios is planning to demolish Stage 28, one of the oldest on the lot, while preserving a 90-year-old set housed in the space and used in the original 1925 silent film “Phantom of the Opera.” Universal’s plans were unveiled in a newsletter sent... Read more

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HBO Nicks Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’ for Labor Day Viewing

August 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hoping to give an audience boost to Cinemax’s new drama “The Knick,” parent company HBO will be airing the first three episodes of the historical medical drama on Labor Day. Starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh, “The Knick” is set in turn-of-the-last-century New York City and tells the story of the surgeons, nurses and... Read more

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‘Big Hero 6′ Gets to Play with the Big Boys in ‘Disney Infinity’

August 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney isn’t waiting for “Big Hero 6″ to prove itself at the box office before letting the animated film’s characters join the company’s more established characters in “Disney Infinity.” “Big Hero 6’s” Hiro and inflatable robot Baymax will become available Nov. 4 for play in the game. The film from Walt Disney Animation Studios will... Read more

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Int’l Festival Heads Criticize China Over Beijing Indie Event Closure

August 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pressure from officials halted festival that was due to have begun on Saturday, archives confiscated

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