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U.K. Distributor Metrodome Declared Insolvent, Seeks Protection from Creditors

U.K. film distributor Metrodome, whose slate includes Kristen Stewart starrer “Personal Shopper,” has gone into “administration” – the U.K.’s version of Chapter 11 – a legal status that grants an insolvent company protection from its creditors. Metrodome is now in the hands of accountancy firm Cowgill Holloway, with many of the staff pink-slipped today, according… […]

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RuPaul on Landing His First Emmy Nomination

After eight seasons of Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” RuPaul finally scored his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. With the competition series already renewed for a ninth season and its “All Stars” spinoff kicking off its second season on Aug. 25, RuPaul admits he doesn’t understand why it took… […]

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Emmy’s Reality Nominees Shift to Harder-Hitting Topics

With an with an ever-expanding spate of reality shows on TV, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that there’s been a gradual shift away from light and fluffy unstructured programs to series with distinct and often socially relevant perspectives. This year’s nominees for the unstructured reality program Emmy reflect that change. A&E’s “Born This Way”… […]

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‘Veep’ EP David Mandel and ‘Silicon Valley’ EP Alec Berg on Comedy Lessons From ‘Seinfeld’

Comedy showrunners David Mandel (“Veep”) and Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”) have been friends since their days working on “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And though they’re both competing in the same race, they’re quick to say the trophy doesn’t matter — pointing out that “Seinfeld” only won once (before their time) — Berg teases his friend,… […]

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HBO Asia in Production on Two Original Chinese TV Movies

On his way home to Singapore, HBO Asia’s CEO Jonathan Spink has stopped off at Hengdian World Studios, in the Zhejiang Province of China, where HBO Originals is shooting two Chinese TV movies, “Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So” and “Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying,” both based on stories about 18th-century martial… […]

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