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Charlie Kaufman on Indie Filmmaking: ‘I Have to Have One Commercial Success’

Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) was nothing if not honest with aspiring scribes at the Karlovy Vary fest this week. In the Czech Republic to take home the fest’s president’s award and to screen the surreal stop-motion love story “Anomalisa,” Kaufman challenged would-be film writers to be brutally honest in… […]

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Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’ TV Series to World Premiere at Venice Film Festival

ROME – Paolo Sorrentino’s hotly anticipated TV series “The Young Pope,” toplining Jude Law as conservative cigarette-smoking American pontiff Pius XIII, will world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, where the first two episodes will be shown. The Lido launch will precede the three-pronged Sky, HBO and Canal Plus production’s October air date on Sky’s Sky… […]

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Hollywood Bowl Outdoor Concert Screening Breathes Fresh Magic Into Original ‘Harry Potter’

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since the first Harry Potter movie, since author J.K. Rowling’s literary creation crystallized into the form audiences followed over the course of the next decade on-screen. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” director Chris Columbus deserves credit for making that experience so iconic, of course, as… […]

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Attorney for Fox News Chief Ailes Cites Breach of Contract in Gretchen Carlson Case

Citing breaches in clauses in former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson’s employment contract, an attorney for network chief Roger Ailes have pushed to have her sexual-harassment suit against him moved to arbitration. “Gretchen Carlson had an arbitration clause in her contract, stating that any employment dispute regarding her employment at Fox News must be… […]

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