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Exhibitors Outraged By Studios' Vod Plans

1st April 2011

Like yelling fire in a crowded theater, four movie studios set off panic among exhibitors attending the convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners with word, first reported by Daily Variety, that they plan...

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Bieber To Make Movie Debut As An Actor -- With Ashton Mutcher

31st March 2011

Justin Bieber is being paired with Ashton Kutcher to star in a "buddy comedy" from Sony Films about "a relationship between a 17-year-old and his thirtysomething self," the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing...

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Yogi Bear Debuts On Dvd At No. 1

31st March 2011

Warner Bros.' Yogi Bear was the top-selling DVD last week, edging out Sony Pictures' The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Although the sales chart does not disclosed...

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Justin Bieber And Ashton Kutcher For Buddy Movie?

31st March 2011

Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher are set to team up for buddy comedy 'What Would Kenny Do?'.The 17-year-old pop star will reportedly play a teenager who meets and is guided through high school by his...

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Rodrick Rules And So Does His Movie

29th March 2011

It was supposed to be a neck-and-neck race at the weekend box office, according to analysts, with Sucker Punch edging out Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules . It didn't turn out that way....

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Adam Sandler -- Hollywood's Highest-grossing Comedian

28th March 2011

Adam Sandler may win little respect from critics for his films and overseas moviegoers have yet to cotton on to his brand of comedy, but studio executives have got to be impressed with his ability...

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Colin Firth Makes Surprise Appearance At Empire Awards

27th March 2011

Colin Firth made a surprise appearance at the Jameson Empire Film Awards in London today (27.03.11). The 'King's Speech' star - who won Best Actor at this year's Oscars as well as a host of...

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Time Warner Defends Its Ipad App

25th March 2011

Time Warner Cable has rejected claims by some cable networks that it has no right to beam their programs to iPads located in subscribers' homes. In an interview with today's (Friday) Wall Street Journal ,...

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Japan Disasters Could Hit Consumer Electronics Hard

24th March 2011

Sales of consumer-electronics items, including television sets, DVD players, cameras, personal computers, and video-game players are likely to be impacted by the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Advertising Age observed today (Thursday). The trade publication...

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Another "Down" Week At The Box Office

22nd March 2011

The latest entries in the box office competition may have performed better than most analysts had predicted but their performances did not halt the almost uninterrupted weekly decline in ticket sales since December. The only...

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Overseas Audiences Rescue Two Films That Tanked At Home

21st March 2011

Two movies that had appeared destined to lose money for their respective studios after disappointing domestic runs have turned out to be huge hits overseas, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Monday). The two films...

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Will Smith Fears Bugs

16th March 2011

Will Smith is scared of bugs. The 'Hancock' actor doesn't like to go out into the countryside and is not a fan of nature, unlike the rest of his family - wife Jada Pinkett Smith...

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Box Office Slump Continues

15th March 2011

The virtually uninterrupted downtrend in ticket sales this year was extended once again as total receipts this weekend fell more than 13 percent behind last year's for the comparable week. The top moneymaker was Battle...

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Sony May Also Rent Films Via Facebook

10th March 2011

On the heels of Warner Bros.' announcement this week that it plans to rent films via Facebook, a Sony Films executive has indicated that his studio may do the same. Today's (Thursday) Hollywood Reporter quoted...

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Box Office Remains In Doldrums

8th March 2011

The domestic box office remained sluggish as it entered March with only a single weekend of the year performing better than last year -- and that was the Presidents Day weekend, which occurred one week...

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Tommy Mottola's Wife Expecting Second Child

3rd March 2011

Tommy Mottola's wife is pregnant. The 61-year-old record executive - who is the ex-husband of Mariah Carey and former boss of Sony Music - and his wife, Latin superstar Thalia, 39, have announced they are...

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Report Early Video-on-demand Coming By June

3rd March 2011

At least three studios plan to participate in a test with satellite operator DirecTV of so-called early video-on-demand before the end of June, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing people familiar with the...

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Jessica Simpson For Us X Factor?

2nd March 2011

Jessica Simpson is being lined up for the US version of 'The X Factor'. The singer, actress and reality TV star is reportedly at the top of Simon Cowell's list to take on one of...

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Jonah Hill To Make Directing Debut

2nd March 2011

Jonah Hill is set to make his directing debut.The comedy actor is in talks with Sony Pictures to helm 'The Kitchen Sink', which tells the story of a teenage vampire, a zombie, and a human...

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Simon Cowell Wants Tommy Mottola For X Factor

2nd March 2011

Simon Cowell is lining up Tommy Mottola as a judge on the US version of 'The X Factor'.The music mogul met with the record executive - ex-husband of Mariah Carey and former boss of Sony...

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Did Families Stay Home To See The Oscars Sunday?

1st March 2011

Not as many parents took their kids to see Gnomeo and Juliet on Sunday as Disney had originally estimated. Final weekend box-office figures for the movie turned out to be $13.4 million -- well below...

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Photo Finish At Box Office

23rd February 2011

In one of the tightest box office races in history, Warner Bros.' Unknown finished just $37,298 ahead of Gnomeo and Juliet to take first place. (According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, only twice before have there been tighter...

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Disney Raises Prices It Charges Redbox, Netflix

17th February 2011

Apparently bowing to pressure from investors, Disney, with the release of Secretariat last month, began raising the wholesale price of DVDs that it sells to Redbox and Netflix, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday)....

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Bieber Film Update May Come This Month

15th February 2011

The new Justin Bieber film has only been in theaters a few days, but already the studio is thinking of releasing a different "director's cut" that could replace the current version while it's still in...

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Second 3d Net To Debut On Sunday

11th February 2011

There are only a relative handful of 3D television sets in American homes, but that fact is not discouraging Discovery Communications, Sony Corp. and IMAX from launching the second 3D television network to debut within...

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Ryan Murphy To Direct Willow Smith In Annie Remake?

10th February 2011

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy has been approached to direct Willow Smith in a remake of 'Annie'. The 45-year-old filmmaker - whose most recent cinema outing was with Julia Roberts in romantic comedy 'Eat Pray Love'...

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Sony To Help Heal Mgm

9th February 2011

MGM may be ready to roar again following its reemergence from bankruptcy with new leadership, but, according to a report in today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times , it will be supported staunchly by Sony Pictures,...

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Spider-man Broadway's Costliest Flop?

9th February 2011

Apparently concluding that Broadway producers of the Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark planned to keep pushing back the official premiere of the musical ad infinitum, New York theater critics decided to break protocol Tuesday and...

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Weekend Super For Football, No So For Movies

9th February 2011

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to few viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The...

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