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Empty Chair For Detained Chinese TV Anchor

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CCTV star taken away moments before going on air. Rampant corruption or retaliation among the explanations.

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Box Office: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Swings Back Strong With $27.7 Million Friday

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has swung back into theaters and waged a full-blown war. The sequel grossed $27.7 million Stateside on Friday as it eyes a $70 million opening weekend. If estimates hold, the pic will outperform its predecessor, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which launched to $54.8 million... Read more

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Tommy Ramone, Founding Member of Influential Punk Band, Dies at 62

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Drummer and producer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, died Friday at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He was 62 and had been in hospice care following treatment for bile duct cancer. Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, and known... Read more

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AMC Orders Martial Arts Drama ‘Badlands’ Straight to Series

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

AMC has given a straight-to-series order to “Badlands,” a martial arts drama based loosely on the Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” “Badlands,” is created by showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar. They will exec produce with Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg and martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu (“Tai Chi Zero”) and Stephen Fung. Show... Read more

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Michael Pitt on Working With Mike Cahill: ‘I Wanted to Connect With What’s Happening in Cinema Now’

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mike Cahill’s 2011 film “Another Earth” wasn’t a breakout hit, but the sci-fi allegory garnered no small amount of critical praise and admirers, some of whom attended Thursday’s New York premiere of his similarly brainy follow-up film “I Origins,” held at the Sunshine Theater and presented by Fox Searchlight and Marc by Marc Jacobs. One... Read more

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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Movie Draws ‘All Is Lost’ Director J.C. Chandor

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

J.C. Chandor, director of “All Is Lost,” has come on board Summit and Participant Media’s movie on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy. Summit and Participant, in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, acquired feature rights in 2011 to The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” written in December by David Barstow, David... Read more

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WATCH: ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Trailer

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony has released its trailer for the 30th anniversary release of its blockbuster comedy “Ghostbusters.” Starting with the vintage 1984 Columbia Pictures logo, the trailer begins by declaring “every few decades an event comes along of Biblical proportions” then follows into Dan Aykroyd’s declaration of “real wrath-of-God type stuff” with Bill Murray chiming in “dogs and... Read more

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Bollywood Distributor Eros Int’l Raises $100 million In Share Sale

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

To make fund raising easier company transferred from London to NYSE earlier this year

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Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Joining Shane Black’s Cop Drama ‘Nice Guys’

July 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have come on board for North America rights on Warner Bros.’ police drama “The Nice Guys” with “Iron Man 3″ director Shane Black helming. The studio is re-teaming with Black and producer Joel Silver, who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and then went... Read more

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‘Cosmos’ Creator Ann Druyan Talks ‘Affirmation’ of Emmy Noms

July 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” earned a whopping 12 Emmy nominations this morning. Creator Ann Druyan told Variety that the happy news served as positive affirmation. “I’m just very proud,” Druyan said. “The idea that as a team we won 12 nominations — it’s just a huge affirmation. I knew that I was working with extraordinary people, but the idea that... Read more

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