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These days, attempting any kind of cinematic narrative about Bill or Hillary Clinton is proving to be tricky. In 2013 alone, CNN and NBC both scrapped potential projects. The former would've been a documentary about Mrs. Cilnton directed by Charles H. Ferguson ("Inside Job," "No End Of Sight"), but the filmmaker claimed he couldn't find anybody willing to go in front of a camera. "When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans —and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration. Not even journalists who want access, which can easily be taken away," Ferguson wrote in piece for Huffington Post. "I even sensed potential difficulty in licensing archival footage from [Pat Robertson's] Cbn and from Fox. After approaching well over a hundred people, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: Companies from Panama, Us, Middle East to debut at Berlin’s Efm; Matthijs Wouter Knol discusses his first six months as market director.
Companies from the Us, Canada, the Middle East, Turkey and Spain are among first-time exhibitors at this year’s European Film Market (Efm, Feb 5-13), which will be the first under new director Matthijs Wouter Knol.
The Panama Film Commission’s Stephan Proano and international project manager Gabriel Padilla will attend Berlin to man their stand in the Marriott Hotel.
The Arab Cinema Center umbrella at the same venue will host participants including the first pan-Arab independent studio and consultancy Mad Solutions; Egyptian production company Film Clinic; production outfit The Producers, founded by director Hadi El Bagoury and executive producer Hani Osama; Screen Institute Beirut; the Malmö Arab Film Festival; and Cairo-based production and post-production house X Rated Studio.
Other market debutants with their own stands/offices will include Us firms Applied Art Productions »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
Sony Pictures tech experts will begin rolling out a newly cleaned computer system with heightened security safeguards as early as Friday, six weeks after a hack attack crippled operations and led to a data dump of the studio’s strategic business plans, employees’ personal information and emails.
The upgrade will bring to an end six weeks of scrambling for many Sony workers, who had to create work-arounds when the hackers sent ominous threats and shut down their computers, emails and phones as the busy holiday season began in the worst cyberattack ever suffered by a U.S. company.
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- Todd Cunningham
Sony Corporation is attempting to make amends for service disruptions due to a Christmastime network hack. In a Thursday blog post by Sony Network Entertainment Vice President Eric Lempel, the company offered a free five-day membership extension to all PlayStation Plus members who were active or on a free trial on Dec. 25.
Additionally, the company will be granting a one-time 10 percent total cart purchase discount for the PlayStation Store for all PlayStation Network members.
Also Read: Hackers Claim Amazon, Sony Playstation, XBox Customers’ Credit Card Numbers, Personal Information Leaked
On Christmas Day, a group named Lizard Squad took credit for »
- Tony Maglio
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