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Beijing Market Emphasizes Film Production Detail

BEIJING — The fourth running of the Beijing Film Market wrapped on Saturday with a quickfire series of set-piece contract signings in front of an array of senior Chinese officials. It was announced that over RMB10 billion ($1.61 billion) of business had ... [Published Variety - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD

British Pathé, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube .The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976, comprises some 3,500 hours of historical footage of major events, ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

FCC Unveils Roadmap for Auctioning Broadcast Spectrum

The FCC unveiled rules on Friday that will guide its upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless use, a complex plan that nevertheless promises to remake the channel lineup.The plans for an incentive auction are a key part of FCC chairman Tom ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

TNT's Craig Sager Diagnosed With Leukemia

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, known for his ever-colorful suits, has been diagnosed with leukemia.His son made the announcement Thursday on Twitter.Craig Jr.’s tweets also suggested that his dad, who also works for TBS, would miss most if not all ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bill Clinton Pokes Fun at Kevin Spacey During Sting's Benefit Concert

Several have heard the old adage of how one gets to Carnegie Hall, but rarely is it said in Christopher Walken’s signature intonation and emanating from Kevin Spacey as it did Thursday night at the 25th anniversary of the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

James Franco's Ex-Manager, Accounting Firm Sued for Diverting Actor's…

Frazer Harrison/Miles Levy , former manager to James Franco , has been sued by his business partners in what is described as a scheme to divert the actor’s commissions to one of Levy’s own companies.Also named in the lawsuit, filed on Friday in Los Angeles ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Another Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Disney's Maker Studios Acquisition

Maker Studios is the target of a lawsuit by a disgruntled ex-employee and shareholder, who is seeking to block the Walt Disney Co.’s $500-plus million deal to acquire the YouTube multichannel network.In the suit, Andy Faberlle, who identifies himself ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Social Media Buzz: Science and Religion Collide as 'Transcendence' Takes on…

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

New Memoir Remembers Legend Ethel…

Everyone knows Mama Rose’s first line in 1959’s “Gypsy.” It’s “Count four before you start, Louise!” Or at least it was. But one day in rehearsal Ethel Merman crossed it out for the line everybody now knows: “Sing out, Louise!”SEE MORE: From the April ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

New York's Palace Hotel Offers…

The New York Palace Hotel is looking better than ever following a $140 million, 18-month renovation project that modernized the iconic Midtown Manhattan fixture. The remodel boasts features like the exclusive, lavish accommodations of the Towers, a new ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sharon Stone Seduces Jay Baruchel for 'The Graduate' Live Read

Film Independent at LACMA closed out its season Thursday with a Live Read of “ The Graduate .” Director Jason Reitman led the event.Before the Live Read began, Reitman made an announcement that someone very special was in the packed 600-seat Bing Theatre. ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Broadway Review: ‘Act One’ Starring Tony Shalhoub

Moss Hart has a lot to answer for.  Just think how many future brain surgeons and rocket scientists were lost, lured to Gotham to pursue a theater career after reading “Act One,” the eminent Broadway playwright-director’s captivating 1959 showbiz autobiography. ... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]

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Beijing Market Emphasizes Film Production Detail [Published Variety - 19 hours ago]
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British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archiv... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
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New Memoir Remembers Legend Ethel… [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
Sharon Stone Seduces Jay Baruchel for 'The Grad... [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
TNT's Craig Sager Diagnosed With Leukemia [Published Variety - Apr 18 2014]
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