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Argentina’s ‘Paulina’ Wins Prizes at Beijing Film Festival

April 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Argentinian thriller “Paulina” (“La Patota”) won the Tiantan Award at the Beijing International Film Festival

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‘Green Room’ Scared Patrick Stewart Into Setting His House Alarm

April 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Green Room" star Patrick Stewart and director Jeremy Saulnier discuss the tense new thriller.

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Yoshimoto Kogyo to Open Okinawa Film School (EXCLUSIVE)

April 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Japanese talent agency, Yoshimoto Kogyo to launch entertainment school training film, music and performing arts personnel.

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Wanda Cinema Confirms Plan to Absorb Legendary

April 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China's Dalian Wanda confirms plans to absorb Legendary Entertainment into its listed theaters subsidiary Wanda Cinema Line.

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China’s Baidu Video Attracts $155 Million Funding

April 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China’s online search giant Baidu has seen over $155 million (RMB1 billion) of fresh capital raised by new unit Baidu Video.

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Michael Strahan Is Leaving Live to Work Full Time at Good Morning America

April 19, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Michael Strahan is leaving Live with Kelly and Michael, but viewers will still be able to spend their mornings with him. After four years co-hosting Live with Kelly Ripa, the former NFL star is departing to work full time at Good Morning America starting in September. He joined GMA two years ago, working twice a week, before heading over to Live. Strahan, who retired from the NFL in 2008, will continue co-hosting Fox NFL Sunday during the football season. "Over the past two years on GMA, Michael's proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans and all kinds of newsmakers to a host of modern American cultural icons," said ABC News president James Goldston in a statement. "He is a great modern thinker and leader, and with our brilliant team in front of and behind the cameras, he will help us drive forward into a very exciting future." "I look forward to continuing to work with the incredible team at GMA. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring unique stories and voices to the audience," said Strahan in a statement. "My time with Live with Kelly and Michael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet." Live is the No. 2 syndicated daytime show behind Dr. Phil but is tied for first among women ages 25 to 54 and leads all daytime shows in households with a 2.9 rating. GMA hopes Strahan's presence will help reverse its ratings slide. In 2012, the morning show overtook Today in total viewers after a 16-year streak, but Today recently reclaimed the lead in the 25-54 demographic, the key morning show demo. Strahan's departure leaves behind a hosting vacancy at Live. The show is expected to conduct on-air tryouts this fall to find a replacement, just as it did when Strahan took over for Regis Philbin and Ripa replaced Kathie Lee Gifford in 2001.

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Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Drama Series ‘Gypsy’

April 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Naomi Watts has signed on to star in Netflix’s psychological drama series “Gypsy,” from Working Title, Universal Television and writer Lisa Rubin. More to come

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Cannes: Critics’ Week Announces 2016 Lineup

April 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There are no American features to be found in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as the parallel section once again privileges French productions.

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Italy’s Giuseppe Tornatore to Shoot Movie for China’s Alibaba Pictures

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Cinema Paradiso” director Giuseppe Tornatore has struck a deal to make a movie with China’s Alibaba Pictures Group.

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China is the New Hollywood, Says James Schamus

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leading U.S. producer James Schamus says that the Chinese film industry is becoming more sophisticated and stronger, and that "Hollywood has no secret sauce."

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