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  • Jim Jefferies Signs With Brillstein Entertainment Partners

    Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners. He’s also with UTA. Jefferies made his mark in the UK where he lived for eight years, performing at the Manchester Comedy Store, before coming to the U.S. His major break come with his 2009 HBO special I Swear To…

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  • ‘Mission: Impossible’ Accepted At FX – Along With ‘Trainwreck’, ‘Pixels’ & Others

    FX Networks continues to gobble up TV rights to hit movies. This time the slew of pickups includes Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which dominated the domestic and overseas box office over the weekend. The Tom Cruise-led sequel is headed to the company’s suite of networks – FX, FXX and…

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  • ‘UnREAL’ Director On Why ‘White Men’ Shouldn’t Be Hollywood’s Only Storytellers

    Sexism is not good for business.  In a July 28 TED Talk, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro explained how hard it is for female directors and writers to break into the film industry. The co-creator and director of Lifetime's new TV show, "UnREAL," discussed why it's so problematic that women are left out of…

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  • Irrational Man : Film By Woody Allen

    I can't remember which documentary it was in which Woody Allen stated that he didn't think of himself as "an intellectual" a statement that's patently specious especially if one listens closely to most any of the dialogue in Annie Hall, but that's Woody Allen. The blurb on his new film Irrational…

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    Kareena and Arjun have started preparing for ‘Ki and Ka’ (12 photos)

    Filmmaker R. Balki, whose upcoming film has been titled “Ki and Ka” and stars actors Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles, says the film stresses upon the equality of genders. “It is titled ‘Ki and Ka’. Hindi is a language where just not human beings, even objects have genders.…

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  • What to look for in Disney’s earnings

    Walt Disney will report third-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday. Most people will be looking for any mention of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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  • Alec Baldwin Elected Co-Chairman of Hamptons International Film Festival

    The Hamptons International Film Festival has elected Alec Baldwin and attorney Randy Mastro as co-chairmen, the festival announced Monday. The two will start their term after this year’s festival, which will run Oct. 8-12. The two will replace festival founding member Stuart Match Suna, who steps…

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  • Inside Out Passes $600 Million Milestone

    Pixar’s latest smash hit, ‘Inside Out’, has not only been well received critically, but it’s made a bucket load of cash at the box office as well.

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  • Intimate Alt-J Concert Film Coming to U.S. Theaters: Get Exclusive Details

    Alt-J is one of the top festival acts in the alternative music game, and for a new feature-length film, fans can catch a one-of-a-kind live undersell show. Out Sept. 2, Artists Den Presents alt-J will premiere in over 400 theaters across the United States’ biggest markets.

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  • TV Review: ‘Back On Board: Greg Louganis’

    In terms of Olympic champions who harbored personal secrets, Greg Louganis’ story feels like a timely companion to that of Caitlyn (nee Bruce) Jenner. Yet the documentary devoted to Louganis’ life, “Back on Board: Greg Louganis,” is solidly produced but doesn’t deliver quite the splash that it…

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    Actor Amy Schumer calls for gun control after 'Trainwreck' shooting

    Two weeks after a gunman killed two women in a Louisiana screening of the movie "Trainwreck," the film's star, Amy Schumer, joined her cousin U.S. Senator Charles Schumer in calling for increased gun control. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

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  • Are humans allowed in VR storytelling?

    This is Henry, and this is Henry, Story Studio's latest venture into narrative VR experiences. The new short premiered last week in Los Angeles, and it's the studio's latest attempt at a proof-of-concept for virtual reality stories.

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  • Eran Creevy’s Thriller ‘Collide’ Reverses Out of U.S. Release with Relativity: Report

    LONDON — The U.S. rights for Eran Creevy’s action thriller “Collide,” which was due for release Stateside by Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity on Oct. 30, have allegedly reverted to the producers, according to a report Monday. The news follows Relativity’s entry into Chapter 11 last week. The movie,…

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  • The Force Is With Disney: Stifel

    Disney (DIS) shares were rising on Monday, thanks in part to a bullish note from Stifel . Analyst Benjamin Mogil reiterated a Buy rating and upped his target price by $10 to $130, while also increasing his earnings estimates for the stock, citing his new expectations for “Star Wars Episode VII The…

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  • 6 Biopics That Hollywood Should Make Next

    What biopics should Hollywood tackle next? We've got a few ideas.

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  • Warner Bros. Sets Kim Jee-woon’s ‘Secret Agent’ as Debut Korean Production (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. is to finance and distribute its first ever Korean-language movie, “Secret Agent”.

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  • Banderas depicts ordeal of trapped Chilean miners in 'The 33'

    (Reuters) - Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is bringing the ordeal of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months to the cinema screen, five years after the drama of their rescue gripped TV viewers around the world. The men were trapped 700 meters (2,300 feet) underground after…

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