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Paramount Beats Class Action Lawsuit Over Credit Checks For Job Applicants

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Just under three months after Michael Peikoff first went after the Viacom-owned studio in federal court for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the case is over. Judge Vince Chhabria ruled last week that while Paramount Pictures may have not been totally upfront in its intention to run credit report checks on potential employment seekers like Peikoff, it didn't disregard federal law requirements. "Accordingly, the motion to dismiss is granted," the U.S. District… »


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Fox Searchlight Picks Up ‘He Named Me Malala’ About Youngest Nobel Winner

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Fox’s specialty arm acquired worldwide rights minus France and other French-speaking territories to He Named Me Malala, according to a statement from Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula. Studiocanal will distribute the Davis Guggenheim pic in France. The film is slated for release this year. Produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant… »


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DreamWorks Animation Shares Score On ‘Home,’ But Is It Enough?

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Home is where the heart is for DreamWorks Animation investors this morning: The studio’s shares are up more than 7% in pre-market trading following the successful opening weekend for its only major 2015 release. Home‘s $54 million domestic box office gross trounced the Street’s expectations for about $30 million and broke a streak of disappointments that included write-downs for Penguins Of Madagascar, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Turbo, and Rise Of The Guardians. It was Dwa’s… »


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‘Cinderella’ Returns To Top Of Offshore Box Office; ‘Home’ Rounds $48M – Update

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Update, Sunday Pm Pt: Across the Top 10 studio titles, international box office was down about 8% versus last week which had been led by Insurgent. Tris & co changed places with Cinderella this frame as the live-action Disney film opened in the UK and France among others and held well in Italy, taking a total $38.7M and handily crossing $300M global with $336.2M. DreamWorks Animation's Home, meanwhile, gave the studio its biggest domestic debut since Fox began handling… »


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New ‘Jurassic World’ Teaser: Bystanders Carried Off By Pterosaurs

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Taking advantage of tonight’s The Walking Dead season 5 finale, Universal has released a new TV spot teaser for this summer’s Chris Pratt-fronted Jurassic World. The film picks up 22 years after the original Jurassic Park, with a fully functional dinosaur theme park built on the island of Isla Nubar. When attendance begins to decline, the corporate overlords behind the park commission the creation of a genetically modified Velociraptor hybrid; predictably, the new beast… »


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