Posts Tagged ‘news’

DreamWorks Animation to Scare Up New Release Date for ‘B.O.O.’

November 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

DreamWorks Animation is considering moving “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations” out of summer 2015, when it would currently face off against Pixar’s “Inside Out.” The toon studio has yet to officially announce a new spot on the calendar for the film that revolves around a school for ghosts. Anthony Leondis directs the film that features the... Read more

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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′: Watch the LA Premiere Livestream

November 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Hunger Games” fans won’t be able to see the third installment of the big-budget franchise until Friday, but the cast will turn out Monday night for the movie’s Los Angeles premiere at the LA Live Nokia Theatre. Starting at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1″ stars including Jennifer Lawrence,... Read more

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Martha Stewart Launches Line of 3D-Printable Home Products

November 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia — in a pact that seems aimed more at generating publicity than actual revenue — announced an exclusive deal with 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot to jointly sell designs and materials for products that consumers can produce in their own homes. The first Martha Stewart products for MakerBot’s line of 3D printers... Read more

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‘Monty Python’s’ Terry Jones Co-directs ‘Boom Bust Boom’

November 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Monty Python” star Terry Jones, whose credits as a director include “Life of Brian” and “The Holy Grail,” has co-written and co-directed a documentary feature on economics called “Boom Bust Boom,” which includes a contribution from John Cusack. The film, which covers the history of financial crashes, is co-written by economics professor and entrepreneur Theo... Read more

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Iconic Shaw Studios in Hong Kong to be Redeveloped

November 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A former cradle of the HK industry, the studios were once the largest privately-owned film facility in the world

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Box Office: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ On Top With $38 Million

November 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jim Carrey is back on top. The comedian has struggled at the box office in recent years, but by revisiting one of his most beloved comedies two decades after it hit screens, Carrey has scored his biggest hits in years with “Dumb and Dumber Too.” The cinematic adventures of a pair of dim bulbs shone... Read more

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Los Cabos Honors Guillermo Arriaga

November 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LOS CABOS – Joined by producers Alex Garcia and Lucas Akoskin, plus cast Sarai Givaty, Emilio Echeverria, Chico Diaz and Richa Chadda, Mexico’s scribe-helmer Guillermo Arriaga received a Tribute award Friday night from Los Cabos Festival at the Spanish-world premiere of the religion-themed omnibus feature “Words With Gods,” which Arriaga originated. A nine fiction-short omnibus... Read more

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Los Cabos Finance Panel: TV Funding, Brands Drive Conversation

November 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Los Cabos, Mexico — The film finance conversation seems to be finally moving on from hand-wringing over the shrinking parts of the business to digging into new models of funding projects. The beginnings of film distribution and financing merging with the TV business, alternatives to theatrical and brands funding projects were a few of the fresh themes that emerged... Read more

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Alyson Hannigan to Guest Star on ‘The McCarthys’

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Alyson Hannigan is returning to CBS … as a guest. The “How I Met Your Mother” actress will be guest starring on CBS’ newest sitcom “The McCarthys.” Hannigan, who portrayed Lily Aldrin on the long-running CBS show, will play Pam — Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf) and Arthur’s (Jack McGee) broken-hearted tenant. She’s invited to join the... Read more

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Rio Caraeff to Exit as Vevo CEO

November 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff will leave the music video company — the biggest single content partner for YouTube — at the end of the year, Variety has confirmed. “After nearly 6 years, I have decided to depart Vevo at the end of this year,” the exec wrote in a memo to staff, a copy of... Read more

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