Posts Tagged ‘news’

Melbourne Festival Adds Robin Williams Tribute

August 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ongoing Australian festival joins the global mourning for lost star

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PS4 Sales, SharePlay Give Sony Stock a Boost

August 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Games score and firmware update give company rare good news

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Quincy Jones Sees Himself in Those He Helps Around the World

August 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Quincy Jones has been involved in so many causes, staged so many benefits and spearheaded so many initiatives, starting from the 1960s and continuing to the present day, that the word “philanthropist” often seems to be appended to his name just as often as “musician,” “composer,” “producer” or “27-time Grammy winner.” But ask Jones, Variety’s... Read more

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A+E Networks Makes Dual Asian Hires

August 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Offices in Singapore and Los Angeles expand Asian focus

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Shares of China’s SMI Culture Plunge After Acquisition News

August 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Wheeler-dealing around film and TV production company are criticized by stock-broker

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actor J.J. Murphy Dies Four Days into Filming Season 5

August 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Game of Thrones” actor J.J. Murphy has died four days after shooting his first scenes for season five of the HBO series. He was 86. The Northern Ireland native collapsed and died on Friday, Aug. 8, according to the Belfast Telegraph. Murphy was cast as Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night’s Watch... Read more

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Steven Moffat Wants ‘Doctor Who’-‘Sherlock’ Crossover, But Doubts Possibility

August 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For the fans who want a “Doctor Who”-“Sherlock” crossover, “Sherlock” showrunner and co-creator Steven Moffat is on your side — he just doesn’t think it can happen. Fans of the hugely popular British series have been asking for the crossover for years (and have even made fan videos of their own of it happening), and... Read more

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Ninja Turtles’ Spark Summer Box Office Revival

August 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The domestic box office ended July a shell of itself, brought low by a scrawny series of would-be blockbusters. What a difference a month makes. “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” have sparked a rally at the multiplexes the past two weeks, crushing records and becoming the first and fourth-highest openings in... Read more

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Oscars: Poland Anoints ‘Ida’ as Candidate for Foreign-Language Academy Award

August 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” has been selected as Poland’s entry for the foreign-language film category of the Oscars. The black-and-white film, which follows a novice nun as she attempts to discover how her parents died during World War II, has received multiple awards and has been widely distributed worldwide. The decision was taken a... Read more

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Korea’s ‘Roaring Currents’ set to Overtake ‘Frozen’ For 2014 Box Office Crown

August 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Period action film is fastest ever to sell 10 million tickets in Korea

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