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‘Carol’ Gets A Head Start On Awards Season, ‘Adam Jones’ Retitled ‘Burnt’

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Director Todd Haynes’ popular Cannes Film Festival entry Carol is now slotted to open November 20, the Weinstein Company announced today. That four-week head start positions it earlier than its previous pre-Christmas frame of December 18, but puts the movie starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara into a similar awards season slot as prior TWC successes The Imitation Game and The King’s Speech. Those pictures went on to collect multiple Oscar nominations and wins. The King… »


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Stx Spills Release Date For ‘Secret In Their Eyes’

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The release date for crime thriller Secret In Their Eyes is no longer hidden from view; Stx Entertainment announced today that the film will hit theaters November 20. Adapted from the Spanish film by Juan José Campanella, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for 2010, Secret In Their Eyes follows the murder of the teenage daughter of an FBI investigator. Teaming with a district attorney, the investigator and her partner discover that the killer is a… »


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‘Jane Got A Gun’ Gets A Break: Film Shakes Loose From Relativity

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Exclusive: Thanks to some persuasion by famed attorney and the film’s principal financier David Boies, Jane Got A Gun has just been extricated from Relativity Media ahead of an expected Chapter 11 filing tomorrow. Boies, the attorney who has been involved in everything from successfully suing states over Proposition 8 that led to a Supreme Court victory in 2013 to defending Sony in the hacking case, is principal backer of the film that’s produced by Zack Schiller, the son… »


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Tom Cruise To Jon Stewart: ‘M:i-6′ Is Already In The Works

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens Friday, but with rave reviews piling up, Tom Cruise and company don’t want to waste any time getting started  on M:i-6. “We’re starting to work on it now,” Cruise told Stewart last night on The Daily Show. “We'll probably start shooting it next summer." Assuming that a script, director and supporting cast come together quickly, this means that the sixth movie in the series would appear to be on course to follow its predecessor… »


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Alex Ranarivelo Reined In To Direct Ranching Drama ‘Running Wild’

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Director Alex Ranarivelo has signed on to helm the drama Running Wild, for Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar's newly launched Esx Entertainment. The film follows a widowed ranch owner who works with ex convicts to rehabilitate the wild horses that wander onto her property. In doing so she saves her ranch, but must confront prejudice, greed, vanity and bureaucracy while learning that helping other living creatures is a great remedy for misfortune. Running Wild is tied to… »


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AMC Entertainment Reports Record-Setting Q2 As CEO Talks Up Innovation

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Strange as it sounds, recliner seats and upscale concessions were the stars of the show for financial types at AMC Entertainment in Q2. The No. 2 theater chain reported record ticket and concession sales. It showed that “guests are driven by more than a movie slate,” outgoing CEO Gerry Lopez said in his last call with the exhibition company’s analysts. AMC’s venues with plush recliner seats “exceed our 25% [profit] return hurdle by a wide margin.” As AMC expands the build… »


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‘The End Of The Tour’ Review: Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel Bring Writers To Cinematic Life

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One of the breakout hits of the Sundance Film Festival, The End Of The Tour begins hitting theaters Friday, and as I say in my video review (click the link above), it is a literate and rewarding look at something that — on the surface at least — would not seem very cinematic. Based on a bestselling book by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, the movie recounts the five-day 1996 interview session Lipsky conducted with acclaimed author David Foster Wallace, whose massive… »


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Dan Fellman On His “Long Goodbye” To Warner Bros

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To hear retiring Warner Bros Domestic Distribution president Dan Fellman describe his last few years at the studio, he sounds a bit like Michael Corleone, the guy who wanted out but kept being drawn back in. “For me, this is the long goodbye,” said Fellman, who today formalized his expected exit in December after 37 years at the studio. “I attempted to do this after Alan Horn left, but Jeff Robinov came in and asked me to stay for a couple years to help through the… »


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Dan Fellman Retires As Was Announced In 2013; Sue Kroll Adds Ww Distribution Title

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Warner Bros distribution exec Dan Fellman has pegged the end of the year for his long-expected retirement after 37 years that was announced in 2013 as part of the major restructure when Jeff Robinov left. Sue Kroll, who was elevated along with Greg Silverman and Toby Emmerich in a triumvirate, adds Ww distribution head to her title as Ww marketing chief. This followed rumors that chairman Kevin Tsujihara might make big changes; word was that Kroll had been unhappy and… »


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DGA Honors: Ron Howard, Tyler Perry & More Set

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The DGA today has unveiled the four recipients to receive special recognition at the 2015 DGA Honors, the annual gala set for October 15 at the DGA Theater in New York. The honorees include Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 president Thomas J. O'Donnell, Tyler Perry, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-ny), and longtime Scorsese film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Howard and Perry will be recognized for their vast contribution to film and television, O'Donnell for his efforts in labor rights… »


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HBO Lands New Yorker Cartoon Docu ‘Very Semi-Serious'; Superhero Drama ‘Gods And Secrets’ Powers Cast

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HBO has acquired U.S. rights to Leah Wolchok’s documentary Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait Of New Yorker Cartoonists, with the pic premiering on the network December 7 following an Oscar-qualifying run starting November 20 in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The pic, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, offers a window into single-panel cartoon king The New Yorker, offering up a glimpse into the process behind their creation… »


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Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’ Release Date Sets Up Awards-Season Run

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A day after Lenny Abrahamson’s Room secured a Special Presentations berth in this year’s Toronto Film Festival, distributor A24 has slotted the pic for an October 16 platform release in New York and Los Angeles before a nationwide expansion November 6. A24 acquired rights to the pic based on Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel at Cannes based on promo for the drama project that serves as Abrahamson’s follow-up to Frank. The book centers on Ma (Brie Larson) and her… »


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Embattled Relativity Starts Layoffs Amid Chapter 11 Expectations

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Ryan Kavanaugh’s company might not have made the court filings yet, but it has made the first new staff cuts at the struggling company. "As Relativity continues to move forward with steps to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce costs, we’ve made the difficult decision to eliminate 75 full-time positions across several divisions,” a spokesperson said today. “This is a necessary step to position the company for a strong future. We appreciate the dedication and hard work… »


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Venice Chief Alberto Barbera On Lineup & Ending The War For World Premieres

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Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera wants to put an end to the battle for world premieres. The affable Italian, who announced the lineup for the 72nd running of the world's oldest festival this morning, spoke with me this afternoon about competition among Venice, Toronto and Telluride for bragging rights to the first-ever screenings of high-profile films in the past few years. We also discussed the increased studio presence on the Lido, Latin America’s emerging… »


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Iatse Sued By Nu Image Over Health & Pension Contributions

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It looked like it was over but Avi Lerner obviously decided it wasn't. Nearly 6-months after coming to a settlement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees over health and pension contributions, Nu Image is taking the union plus the AFL-CIO to court over the same matter. Back in mid-2013, the Iatse health and pension plans sued Nu Image over the lack of expected payments but the two sides worked out a settlement this February to avoid a trial. Now… »


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‘The 33′ Trailer: Antonio Banderas Keeps Digging In Chilean Miner Drama

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“That’s not a rock, that’s the heart of the mountain. She finally broke.” Warner Bros has dropped the official trailer for The 33, Patricia Riggen's film about the 2010 Chilean miner drama that trapped 33 men for 69 days at the bottom of a gold and copper mine in Copiapo, Chile. Antonio Banderas stars as Mario Sepulveda, a miner who becomes trapped on the eve of his retirement. Lou Diamond Phillips, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne and Rodrigo Santoro also star. Mikko… »


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Vince Vaughn To Star In Mel Gibson-Directed ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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Exclusive: Vince Vaughn will move from the HBO series True Detective to Hacksaw Ridge, the fact-based movie that Mel Gibson is directing about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Vaughn joins Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in a film that will shoot in Australia. Garfield plays Doss and the story unfolds during WWII and follows the soldiers of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion… »


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WWE Studios Grabs Hold Of Faith-Based Pic ‘The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone’

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WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone, a faith-based title from the Harvest Bible Chapel's Vertical Church Films. The film is toplined by Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney and Neil Flynn and features former WWE champ Shawn Michaels. Andrea Nasfell (Moms' Night Out) wrote the pic and Vertical Church founder Dallas Jenkins (What If…) helmed it. The outfit’s first feature-length effort is a long way the studio’s usual… »


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Venice Film Festival: Lido Lineup Builds Awards Season Buzz – Full List

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Update with more details: Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera was in Rome this morning to unveil the lineup for the 72nd running of the event (see full lists below) — and has come up with what looks like another tasty selection that has already been met with praise by watchers. Venice has proven itself a key primer for awards season in the past few years, with world premieres of such titles as Gravity, Birdman, Philomena, and The Master as the well-liked Barbera… »


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’13 Hours’ Trailer: Michael Bay Bengazi Drama Peers Into The Myth

28 July 2015 5:08 PM, PDT

Michael Bay is back with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Bengazi, a film whose topic is sure to make holiday dinners civil, polite affairs. Based on the nonfiction book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff, the film follows a group of Us special forces who find themselves forced to make tough decisions in the chaos surrounding the September 11-12, 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic compound in Benghazi that took the lives… »


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