Posts Tagged ‘news’

Cannes: Dakota Fanning, Helen Hunt Starring in Drama ‘Please Stand By’

May 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a pre-Cannes move, Dakota Fanning and Helen Hunt have been set to star in road-trip drama “Please Stand By” with Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”) directing. Embankment Films is handling international sales. CAA is handling the U.S. sale. Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based The Allegiance Theater are producing. Todd Wagner and Mark...

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Sony Promises Return to Profits in Current Year

April 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Troubled electronics giant Sony reported its sixth year of loss in the past seven years, but forecasts a return to profitability in 2015-16.

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China’s Baidu Sees Revenues up by 34% at $2 Billion

April 30, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese Internet giant Baidu reported revenues up by 34% in the first quarter of 2015. Mobile now accounts for 50%.

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Toei Animation to Make ‘Dragon Ball Super’ Series

April 29, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Title is first new “Dragon Ball” TV series in over 18 years.

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Sony Raises Profit Forecast Again, Say Reports

April 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Japanese electronics giant is poised to report its highest operating profits since 2008.

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‘Key and Peele’ Star Acts as Obama’s ‘Anger Translator’ at Correspondents Dinner (VIDEO)

April 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

President Barack Obama had some help translating his ‘anger’ at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner from the likes of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” star Keegan-Michael Key. Watch the funny video above

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Sony Increases 2014 Results Forecast  

April 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony has revised its consolidated forecast, with higher sales and lower losses than previously anticipated.

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Comedian Rob Corddry Says Working at The Daily Show Sucked the Fun Out of News

April 21, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Age 44 Claim to fame Creator and star of the Emmy-winning Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital (Fridays at midnight); star of the upcoming HBO show Ballers (premieres June 21 at 10 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @robcorddry What kind of TV do you watch? To be honest with you, I don't consume a lot. I haven't watched live news in eight years, ever since The Daily Show. I will read Digg on the toilet while I'm doing my morning constitutional. I'll flip through The New York Times over breakfast. Mostly I just let headlines wash over me. People think they're consuming information, but I really think it's mostly just mind-numbing. Did working at The Daily Show [as a correspondent from 2002 to 2006] just suck all the enjoyment out of the news? It absolutely does. Your job is not to make fun of the news so much as it is to make fun of the ways in which the news is delivered. And 24-hour news stations in general created an epidemic where news is created, rather than reported. Deflate-gate, or whatever they were calling it, was non-news that overpowered anything even remotely important. Bias aside, it became more disgusting the longer it was around. That's just pervasive. How specifically do you think that constant grind hurts the news? As far as I know, good, proper analysis of an event cannot happen within minutes. Breaking news is not what they think it means. Twitter has become a popular place for both newsgathering and for comedians to try to workshop jokes. Is that appealing to you?

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‘Groundhog Day’ Musical to Bow in Matthew Warchus’ First Season at London’s Old Vic

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The musical version of “Groundhog Day” as well as starring stage turns for Ralph Fiennes (in Henrik Ibsen’s “Master Builder”) and Timothy Spall (in Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker”) are among the shows on tap for artistic director Matthew Warchus’s inaugural season at the Old Vic in London. The programming selection of the Tony-winning director (“God... Read more

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Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight Unveils 2015 Lineup (FULL LIST)

April 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New works by Jaco Van Dormael, Takashi Miike, Jeremy Saulnier and Sarunas Bartas will be presented along with the international premieres of Sundance entries “Dope” and “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” in the 47th annual Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival. As announced by artistic director Edouard Waintrop, the Fortnight will unspool 19... Read more

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