Posts Tagged ‘news’

SXSW 2015: Hollywood Heads to Austin for Annual Festivities

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood headed down south for the 2015 SXSW film, interactive and music festival in Austin, Texas, for the annual 10-day event, which wraps up on March 22. SXSW kicked off on Friday the 13th, very fittingly with a haunted house party, hosted by WGN America’s supernatural thriller “Salem.” “No one wants to go up those... Read more

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‘American Sniper’ Actor Cory Hardrict Joins ‘November Criminals’

March 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cory Hardrict has joined the cast of the Sony Pictures Worldwide crime drama “November Criminals” starring Chloe Moretz and Ansel Elgort. Catherine Keener also stars with Sacha Gervasi directing. ​Steven Knight adapted the script from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel about two teenagers who venture into the underbelly of Washington, D.C., to investigate a friend’s murder... Read more

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Reality TV Stars Talk Sex and the Future of Dating Shows on WE tv Panel

March 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“People can’t get enough of ‘love television.’ We love these crazy trainwrecks,” said Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” star Patti Stanger at WE tv’s “The Evolution of Relationship Reality Shows” panel at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on Thursday night. A show of these beloved “crazy trainwrecks” were on hand to discuss the continually burgeoning genre in honor of... Read more

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Renewed for Season 8 at Logo

March 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is coming back for more. Logo TV announced the Season 8 renewal on Friday. Production on the new season begins today with a nationwide casting call to find the “fiercest queens across the land” to compete in the eighth drag race. Currently in its seventh season, the competition series saw ratings for its most... Read more

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Vittorio De Sica’s “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis’” Freshly Restored Thanks To Fashion World Rescue

March 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ROME – Italian director Vittorio De Sica’s 1971 foreign-Oscar winner “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis’” will be re-issued in a digitally restored print funded by Italian fashion label Antony Morato in collaboration with Italo state film entity Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and Vogue magazine who are world-preeming the fresh version in Rome with an international launch to... Read more

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Showbiz Managers Get Another Shot at Challenging Talent Agencies Act

March 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A federal appellate court is giving new life to an effort by an organization of talent managers to challenge the California Talent Agencies Act, which prohibits them from procuring employment for clients. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday vacated a lower court ruling that dismissed the effort by the National Conference of Personal... Read more

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HK FilMart: John Woo Searches Out ‘Manhunt’ As Next Directorial Project

March 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Face/Off" director returns to thriller genre with new version of Japanese hit.

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China’s Tencent Sees Profits Up 43% to $4 Billion

March 19, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Social media giant seeking more content connections. Shares hit all time record high following results.

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‘Jane the Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez Joins Mark Wahlberg in ‘Deepwater Horizon’

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez is in talks to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon.” Lionsgate, Participant Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing “Deepwater Horizon,” which details the 2010 explosion on the BP rig that resulted in the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. The film will be released on... Read more

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Asian Film Awards to Honor Korea’s Im Kwon-taek

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Asian Film Awards Academy is to give South Korean veteran a lifetime achievement award.

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