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Paul Feig Tweets First Pic Of New ‘Ghostbusters’ Car

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You were expecting maybe a Prius? It appears that the female parapsychologists in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot will be getting a retro ride, just as their mid-’80s forebears did. Director Paul Feig tweeted a photo tonight of the new Ecto-1, which has no shortage of sirens and whistles like the tricked-out ’59 Caddy ambulance from the originals. This one looks like it might have been in a funeral parlor’s driveway when the Bill Murray-Dan Aykroyd-Harold Ramis romp came… »


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Stx Entertainment Joins With Jim Henson Company For Next Film Project

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Exclusive: Stx Entertainment is rolling full steam ahead, putting more product into its pipeline with the latest being a comedy from the Jim Henson Company. The untitled project will be a bit raucous so likely will get an R rating. And yes, it involves puppets. The film will combine live-action and puppetry made so famous by the Henson family but with a black comedy twist. The story is by Todd Berger & Dee Robertson with revisions that have been done by Erich and Jon… »


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Latest Fake Studio Teacher Kicked Off Horror Film Set

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Exclusive: Terry Westlund, the imposter who's been posing as a studio teacher for more than a year, was kicked off the set of another movie today after the mother of the film's child star complained to the producers about him. "We let him go this morning," said Cecile Cinco, producer of Asomatous, a horror film shooting in Palmdale. Westlund's fraud was exposed by Deadline on Monday after he recently was fired as the studio teacher on the short film Gold Star after the… »


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Amy Pascal Hires Ian Dalrymple To Run Gotham Office For Pascal Pictures

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Exclusive: While she is busy in Boston producing the Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters, Amy Pascal and her production chief Rachel O’Connor have secured Ian Dalrymple to open and run a New York outpost for her Sony-based Pascal Pictures banner. Dalrymple has just started, joining the company after most recently serving as a creative executive at Scott Rudin Productions. He worked before that at Fox 2000, Paramount and in the lit department at Wme. Pascal always was… »


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Gina Girolamo Returns To Alloy Entertainment As Senior VP Of TV

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Gina Girolamo, who had been head of television for three years at indie producer Alloy Entertainment, is returning to the fold to head up television operations again with the title of Svp Television Production and Development. The move comes after Girolamo had been Evp of TV at Working Title Films, where she had been since October tasked with building a development slate for the UK-based company. Before Working Title, Girolamo was president of television at McG's… »


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Restructuring Relativity Moves ‘Masterminds’ Release To October 9

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Amidst the turbulence that Relativity Media has experienced in Ryan Kavanaugh’s fight to hang on to the film and TV company–and the rumored lack of funds to pay for the marketing campaign–the studio has pushed its best chance for a hit, the Jared Hess-directed Masterminds, out of its late-summer slot. Its the third time it has rescheduled the release of the film. The company issued this statement today: "Relativity Studios has rescheduled the release of its next film Maste… »


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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Set For May 2018 With ‘Lego Movie’ Directors

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The next film from The Lego Movie duo won’t have a Piece of Resistance or Kragle, but it will have the Millennium Falcon and one of the Empire’s Most Wanted. Disney said today that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct a Star Wars anthology pic starring Han Solo, the smuggler-turned-hero from the original trilogy. Lawrence Kasdan — who wrote Star Wars pics The Empire Strikes BackReturn Of The Jedi and the upcoming The Force Awakens — will script the new pic with… »


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Jai Courtney To Star Opposite Lily James In ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’

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Exclusive: Jai Courtney will star opposite Lily James and Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss. Film House Germany's Egoli Tossell Film is producing. Five-time Tony-nominated theatre director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War II, in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the… »


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Literary Agent Helen Brann Seals Succession Deal With ICM Partners

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Helen Brann, whose self-named literary agency represents such high-octane clients as Robert B. Parker and Stephen Sondheim, has completed a succession arrangement with ICM Partners that will eventually bring her writers into the ICM fold, the companies today announced jointly. “Although at 82, I have no plans to retire from this job I love,” Brann said of the move, “I thought it important to put a plan in place to ensure the future success of my clients.” The choice of… »


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Taylor Hackford Stands Up To Direct Robert De Niro In His Passion Project ‘The Comedian’

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Exclusive: It will be Taylor Hackford who directs Robert De Niro in his passion project The Comedian, the Art Linson-scripted drama that the Oscar-winning actor has been sweet on for years. Mike Newell recently signed on when the film got its financing together, but he exited due to scheduling. The plan is to still shoot in mid-January in New York. Linson and John Linson will produce the film along with Cinelou’s Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon. Cinelou, which funded the… »


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Broad Green Boards ‘Brain On Fire’ With Chloe Moretz Starring

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Broad Green Pictures is teaming with Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features to produce and finance Brain On Fire, the film based on Susannah Cahalan's bestselling memoir. Chloë Grace Moretz has been tapped to play the lead role of a young woman's terrifying descent into insanity. When Denver & Delilah acquired rights to the book back in May 2014, it had Dakota Fanning attached. Gerard Barrett (Glassland) will direct the pic, which still co-stars Jenny… »


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‘Minions’ To Recharge Box Office With Well Over $100M Weekend – Preview

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To say Universal Pictures is on a roll is an understatement. With Jurassic World already having pounded away at most box office records, the dinosaurs are handing this weekend off to the minions. Already released overseas, the little critters have logged in over $125M in 26 markets and was No. 1 in 15 of those. This weekend they will take control of the domestic box office with an easy No. 1 opening and, by all accounts, will vault well over the $100M for Illumination Ente… »


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‘Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ Trailer: Alvin, Simon & Theodore Hit The Road For NYC

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“Alv!!!!!!n!” The first trailer has dropped for the Fox four-quel Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Walt Becker is directing the animated/live action pic that sees Alvin, Simon and Theodore hitting the road for NYC. Seems some misunderstandings have led the trio to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in the Big Apple …and dump them. They have three days to stop it. Screenplay is co-penned by Adam Sztkiel and Randi Singer, based on the… »


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SXSW Winner ‘A Brave Heart’ Gets September Release; Gerilyn Shur Joins Allied

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Cinedigm said that its SXSW Audience Award pickup A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story will be released in select theaters September 25. The plan is to make the anti-bullying film find as wide an audience as possible, with the docu going day and date on Digital HD and On Demand. It will also be available immediately on pre-order via Tugg.com for educators, communities and organizations that want to host screenings. A Brave Heart centers on Lizzie and her journey from… »


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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Finds Its Bad Guy: Neil Casey

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Exclusive: Neil Casey has been set to play the villain in Ghostbusters, Sony’s female-driven reboot of the comedy franchise that is being directed by Paul Feig from a script by Feig and Kate Dippold. Shooting is already underway. Casey is a writer and actor whose scribe credits include Saturday Night Live, where three of the film’s leads — Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones — came from. (The fourth, Melissa McCarthy, has been one of SNL‘s best guest hosts over… »


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Netflix Dates First Feature Film Slate With Idris Elba, Cary Fukunaga, Adam Sandler, Harvey Weinstein, Paul Reubens & Judd Apatow

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Exclusive: Netflix has firmed plans to release its first batch of theatrical-quality films. The streaming service’s feature film initiative begins with the October 16 release of Beasts Of No Nation, the drama about a child soldier torn from his family and pressed into fighting a civil war in an African country. The film is directed by True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba as a warlord who mentors the young man (played by Abraham Attah). Based on the novel… »


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Comic-Con: Universal Cable Prods. Inks First-Look Deal With Dark Horse

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Universal Cable Productions is getting into business with the comic book company behind such titles as Hellboy, The Mask and R.I.P.D. Just a couple of days before this year’s Comic-Con kicks off, Ucp has signed a first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. The new agreement will focus on developing and producing scripted programming from Dark Horse’s comic book library as well as new material. Not wasting anytime, the companies already have four projects in… »


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Mega $16 Billion German Media Merger In Works With ProSiebenSat And Axel Springer

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German media titans ProSiebenSat and Axel Springer could be on the verge of a mega $16 billion merger according to reports. The Wall Street Jounal says talks to combine the two companies are at an early stage and could still face regulatory anti-competition hurdles. A previous merger attempt ten years ago between the two companies initiated by Axel Springer was blocked after protests from Germany's media watchdog Kek and the country's anti-trust body. The shifting digital… »


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Disney Again Dips Into Live-Action Fairy Tales With Prince Charming Spec

6 July 2015 7:39 PM, PDT

The success of Cinderella and Maleficent has Disney continuing to mine fairy tales for live-action fare. The latest character coming to life on the big screen is Prince Charming, known among other things for courting the titular debutante in Cinderella for Disney during the 1950s. Matt Fogel, who worked with the pre-Lego Movie duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, penned the spec script for the comedy… »


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China’s Largest Theater Group Enters Movie Merchandising Market

6 July 2015 6:08 PM, PDT

Wanda Cinemas, China's largest theater group, has partnered with Mtime to build movie merchandising centers in all of Wanda’s top theaters in the country. Mtime is considered China’s leading movie portal and film e-commerce destination with more than 160 million unique monthly users after only opening online in January. The companies also will co-develop an O2O (online-to-offline) model, linking together online and offline users through the integration of… »

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