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Want a Piece of the Movie Profits? New SEC Rules Could "Revolutionize" Crowdfunding (Guest Column)

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This story first appeared in the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. The SEC has passed regulations implementing a streamlined securities registration process referred to as "Reg A+," and it will change the landscape for film financing. These rules permit investment offerings (including for films) to the general public beginning June 19 as long as the following requirements are met: ➻ The offering cannot exceed $50 million within a 12-month period. ➻ The investors cannot invest more than 10 percent of the greater of (a) their annual income or

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- Schuyler Moore

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Bob Saget Signs on for 'Fuller House,' John Stamos Confirms

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Fuller House just got fuller. John Stamos confirmed on Twitter Thursday night that the patriarch of the Full House family — Bob Saget — will return for Netflix's Fuller House. "Last but not least-best piece of casting yet. The great @bobsaget will be joining our show on @netflix - - this completes the perfect reunon!" he posted on Twitter. The news comes the same day Lori Loughlin, who played aunt Becky, announced on Good Morning America, that she would return for the Netflix reboot. Read More Lori Loughlin Confirms Role in 'Fuller House' Revival "Officially I'm going to be part of

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- Natalie Stone, Lesley Goldberg

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Shanghai Film Festival: Record Number of Entries Unveiled, Strong Asian Focus

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The 18th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival has received a record 2,096 entries from 108 countries and regions, organizers said, and this year's event will have a strong Asian focus. Among the films nominated for the Golden Goblet Award are Sunstroke, from Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov, Kang Je-kyu's Salut D'amour, Cake by Daniel Barnz from the U.S. and Taiwan director Wang Tung's Where the Wind Settles. The nominations also include Polish director Jacek Lusiński's Carte Blanche, The Duchess of Warsaw by France's Joseph Morder (France), Jameh Daran by Iran's Hamid Ghotbe, The Midwife by Antti

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- Clifford Coonan

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Mariah Carey Says 'American Idol' "Was the Worst Experience of My Life"

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Mariah Carey got candid on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O show on Wednesday, describing her time on American Idol as "the worst experience of my life." When questioned if she would return for the upcoming season 15 American Idol series finale on the radio show, Carey declined: "Hell no! Absolutely not. That was the worst experience of my life." "I’m not going to get into what it was, but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show. Pitting two females against each other wasn’t cool,"

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- Natalie Stone

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Reynaldo Rey, 'White Men Can't Jump' and 'Friday' Actor, Dies at 75

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Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey, who appeared in Friday and White Men Can't Jump, died Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. He was 75. Rey's manager, Vanzil Burke, said the actor died at Los Angeles' Kindred Hospital at 5:30 a.m. from complications of a stroke he suffered from a year ago. Rey is perhaps best known for the cult 1995 F. Gary Gray film Friday, where he played the father to DJ Pooh's character Red.  Other popular films he appeared in include Harlem Nights, For da Love of Money and Family Reunion: The Movie. Rey also had roles on TV shows such

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- Natalie Stone

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The NBA Finals: Great TV (So Long As the Warriors Win)

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Even before it starts next Thursday, the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers should be a very easy sell as a great TV event. You’ve got the reigning Mvp in Steph Curry, the four-time Mvp in LeBron James – two of the greatest and most entertaining players on the planet (surrounded by other great players) – plus the battle of two franchises with previous sad-sack stories (the Cavs have never won an NBA Championship and the Warriors, in their California incarnation, last won it 40 years ago); the LeBron story of trying to win

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- Tim Goodman

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Neverland Ranch, Former Home of Michael Jackson, Listed for $100M

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Los Angeles (AP) — Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley features such amenities as a train station, six-bedroom house, 50-seat movie theater and a pair of lakes, It has been in limbo since Jackson's death in 2009. Jackson originally paid $19.5 million for the oak- and sycamore-studded property in 1988 and rechristened it Neverland after Peter Pan's island dwelling. He soon added

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- The Associated Press

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Hulu CEO Leaves Door Open for '19 Kids and Counting' Episodes to Return

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Hulu removed episodes of 19 Kids and Counting late Wednesday in the wake of the Josh Duggar scandal, but the TLC reality show may not be gone from the site for good. In an interview with CNN Thursday, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said that the show has been taken down "for the time being," but left open the possibility that old episodes may once again be offered on the site in the future. Read More '19 Kids and Counting' Yanked From Hulu Amid Josh Duggar Scandal Controversy has plagued 19 Kids and Counting for days following allegations that Duggar

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- Kate Stanhope

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