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Showtime Secures Rights to Air Amblin, DreamWorks, Participant Films

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has signed an output deal with Showtime that will give the premium cable network rights to air feature films released by the company through 2021. The deal is an extension of a previous agreement with Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures. Under the deal, feature films from Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media… […]

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‘Benny Joon’ Musical Set for NAMT’s 2016 Festival of Developing Stage Projects

A musical adaptation of the 1993 Johnny Depp movie “Benny & Joon” is among the projects on tap for the National Alliance for Musical Theater’s 2016 Festival of New Musicals, the annual industry showcase that has yielded Broadway titles including “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Drowsy Chaperone” and the upcoming “Come from Away.” Also on the… […]

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Germany to Boost Film Funding, Berlin Film Festival Budget

Germany is set to increase its federal film subsidy program by €15 million ($16.6 million), and earmarked an extra $1.1 million for the Berlin Film Festival. The funding is part of the government’s 2017 draft budget approved last week by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet. The new budget would increase government spending on cultural projects and… […]

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Japan Box Office: ‘Independence Day’ Wins Weekend

TOKYO – “Independence Day: Resurgence” won its first weekend at the Japanese box office, with the promise of more victories to come. Opening on 963 screens with 20thCentury Fox distributing, the film earned $5.57 million in its first two days on release from 382,000 admissions. The earlier “Independence Day” bowed in Japan in December, 1996… […]

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China Film Group IPO Given Approval

The on-off initial public offering of China Film Group is on again. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said that it had given approval for the state-owned behemoth to list on the Shanghai stock market. No timetable was given for the latest attempt to float the company, which has been seeking a share market listing since… […]

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BAM Showcases Colombia’s Post-Conflict Cinema

On June 30, the same day as Brexit, Colombia’s government and Farc rebels signed a cease-fire. Fruit of four years of negotiations, which president Juan Manuel Santos once compared to “swallowing toads,” it ends 50 years of bloodbath that killed 220,000 people, displacing several million more. This is a momentous moment for Colombia. It is… […]

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Pokemon Go Fever Pushes Nintendo Stock Up 25%

Shares of Nintendo soared Monday, closing up 25%, after fans went ga-ga over the Pokemon Go mobile game launch in the U.S. Nintendo doesn’t publish the game, but it’s an investor in and partner of the company that does: Niantic Labs, which spun out of Google last year, released the game in the U.S. on… […]

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CBS News To Stream Live Convention Coverage Via Twitter

You won’t have to watch CBS to see the network’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions. CBS News and Twitter said Monday they had entered a partnership to stream live coverage of both events. Users of the popular social-media network will be able to watch Josh Elliott, Elaine Quijano, and Vladimir Duthiers as they… […]

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