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Danielle Darrieux Dies: Grande Dame Of French Cinema Was 100

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Danielle Darrieux, who made more than 100 films in a career that spanned eight decades, has died. The French actress and singer’s passing was reported by Afp citing her companion Jacques Jenvrin who said she died at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France on Tuesday. She turned 100-years-old on May 1. Over the course of her long career, Darrieux worked with such directors as Max Ophuls, Jean Cocteau, Claude Chabrol, Henri Ducoin, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Jacques Demy, André Téchiné… »


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NBCUniversal Short Film Festival Announces Winners

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After more than 4200 submissions, the 12th annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival announced the winners from a slate of nine finalists in the grand finale event in Los Angeles tonight. The competition was stiff as the nine short films and web series presented were amazingly crafted and thoughtful entries, but the two shorts that came out on top were Cynthia Kao’s Groundhog Day For A Black Man and Cullan Bruce’s Lost Dogs. Groundhog Day For A Black Man tells a hilarious… »


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Rob Reiner, Woody Harrelson & Lawrence O’Donnell Talk ‘Lbj’ In The Trump Era

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Rob Reiner’s film Lbj, with Woody Harrelson in the title role, was unveiled at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, but will be in theaters November 3. Those dates provide viewers a twist of the kaleidoscope, from pre-election to the end of Donald Trump’s first year in office. Any political movie is bound to provoke comparisons, but the ones between Johnson, the master deal-maker of his turbulent time, and Trump, the “artist” of the deal in his time, should prove… »


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Deadline’s The Contenders At Capacity; Long Waiting List For Award Season Kickoff Event

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It only took one day for The Contenders to put up the "no room at the inn" sign. Deadline’s seventh annual daylong event, which kicks off the movie awards season on November 4, will feature such stars and filmmakers as Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Chadwick Boseman, James Franco, Greta Gerwig, Gary Oldman, Jordan Peele, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Andy Serkis, Andrew Garfield, Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Richard Linklater, Mary J. Blige, Saoirse Ronan, John… »


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VidAngel Files For Chapter 11 After Losing Legal Fight With Hollywood Studios

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VidAngel, the company that offered its users "clean" versions of existing movies, said today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CEO Neal Harmon announced the move, saying, “It's an important step to protect our company — as well as its creditors, investors, and customers — from the plaintiffs' efforts to deny families their legal right to watch filtered content on modern devices.” Read his full statement below. The news comes less than two months… »

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‘I Love You, Daddy’ Trailer: Louis C.K. Dark Comedy About Worried Dad Whose Teen Daughter Dates 60-Something Director

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“A girl that age is getting into trouble, and if she loves her daddy, that means you’re doing nothing.” Here is the first trailer for I Love You, Daddy, the new film from Louis C.K. that is likely to be looked at quite differently now than when it debuted at Toronto. The potentially jarring dark comedy is directed by Louis C.K., who also stars as Glen, a successful TV writer-producer-father who panics when his 17-year-old daughter China (Chloë Grace Moretz) starts… »


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‘Where’s The Money’ Red Band Trailer: King Bach’s Gentrified Frat Comedy Gets Crazy And R-rated

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The new red band trailer for Where’s The Money (in select theaters October 20 and VOD October 24) goes all out with the American Pie-style frat humor that will delightfully offend and entertain. The Lionsgate pic has social media star Andrew "King Bach" Bachelor starring as Del, quick-witted young man from the streets of South Central Los Angeles that learns his father in prison (Mike Epps) and his fresh-out-of-jail uncle (Terry Crews) stole a million dollars and stashed… »


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‘Only The Brave’: The Incredible Story Of Heroism And The Serendipity That Propelled The Film About The Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Exclusive: Only the Brave, the incredible story of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who fought and died during the 2013 Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona, is releasing into theaters this weekend as fires continue to rage throughout California. The film, which honors all 19 firefighters, came together in a very serendipitous way. The story seemed destined to be told on the big screen. Only days after the tragedy that left only one man from the team alive — Brendan McDonough… »


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Channing Tatum Pulls ‘Forgive Me’ Film Project From The Weinstein Co.

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Channing Tatum is dissolving his relationship with the Weinstein Company. Amid the wave of accusations of sexual harassment pinned to Harvey Weinstein and recently his brother and TWC co-founder Bob Weinstein, the actor and producer took to social media to announce that he has pulled his project, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock — a story dealing with the issue of sexual abuse — from TWC and will not work with the company on any future endeavors. “Our lone project in… »


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Johnny Depp Hits Ex-Lawyer With $30M Malpractice Suit While Fighting Ex-Biz Managers

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Johnny Depp looks to be cutting a wider legal swath, now going after his former lawyer while also battling his ex-business managers. In a malpractice complaint filed Tuesday, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is going after Jacob Bloom for $30 million that he says was hauled in improperly in fees and self-dealing related to Depp's dealings with The Management Group. "Mr. Depp trusted and reasonably relied on Defendants, as his attorneys, to handle his legal affairs… »


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Los Angeles On-Location Filming Falls For Third Quarter In A Row

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Despite the state's annual $330 million tax incentives program, on-location filming in greater Los Angeles fell for a third consecutive quarter, dipping 3.5% to 9,455 shoot days in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year. On-location filming fell 4.7% in the second quarter and a whopping 36.3% in the first quarter. On-location production of feature films, commercials, and TV dramas were the quarter's few bright spots. Everything else was down… »

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Kevin Smith To Donate Dividends From Weinstein-Made Movies To Women In Film

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In response to the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, filmmaker Kevin Smith, whose career was launched and propped by the New York-based mogul, is donating all the residuals going forward from his Miramax and Weinstein Co.-produced canon to the non-profit Women in Film. Women in Film per their mission statement “advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries to achieve parity and transform culture.” The organization monitors… »


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Los Angeles Film Festival Moving To Fall Starting In 2018

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The Los Angeles Film Festival said today that beginning next year the fest will take place in September, setting itself up to be involved in the heated and crowded fall festival season that includes the Telluride, Venice, Toronto and New York film fests. The L.A. fest had been held in June.

The fest, run by Film Independent, said today the 2018 edition will bow in late September; the New York fest this year ran September 28-October 5, which could mean a West Coast-East »


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Melanie Liburd Cast In ‘Brian Banks’ Movie

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Exclusive: Melanie Liburd, who co-stars on Netflix’s Gypsy, has been set to join the cast of Brian Banks, a biopic starring Aldis Hodge and Greg Kinnear. The Tom Shadyac-directed biopic tells the story of Banks (Hodge), an All-American high school football player committed to USC whose life was upended in 2002 when he was falsely accused of rape. Despite maintaining his innocence, Banks was railroaded through the system and sentenced to a decade of prison and… »


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Twitter Policy Changes Under Review: Glorification Of Violence, Unwanted Sexual Advances Targeted

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Protests and boycotts followed Twitter’s blundering overreaction to Rose McGowan last week, when the social-media platform temporarily suspended the actress’s account after she posted a phone number during her ongoing campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood. Now, CEO Jack Dorsey is going public with a slew of pending policy and enforcement changes. After pledging to “take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them,” Dorsey has… »


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Zac Brown Bands Together With Propagate For Film & TV Deal, Eyes Reality Series

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Country music star Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band fame is teaming with Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens’ Propagate on a deal with Brown’s Southern Reel production company. The plan is to develop and produce projects for TV, film and digital that speaks to Brown’s vision of life in the South. Among the projects in the early stages of development moving forward is a reality series focused on Southern Ground, Brown’s lifestyle brand headquarters. The show will follow the team… »


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‘Mary And The Witch’s Flower’ Sets Special One-Night Event For Nationwide Premiere

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Studio Ponoc is pulling out all the stops for their debut feature Mary and the Witch’s Flower. On January 18, 2018, Studio Ponoc will team with Fathom Events and Gkids for a one-night special event for the film’s national premiere prior to its wide theatrical release. The premiere event will be nationwide in select theaters with showings at 7 Pm (dubbed in English) and 8 Pm (subtitled in English) local time. The event will also feature additional content including an… »


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Billy Nighy, Jack Lowden Step Into ‘Made In Italy’

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Bill Nighy and Jack Lowden (Mary Queen of ScotsDunkirk) are now attached to James D'Arcy's feature screenplay and directorial debut Made In Italy. The comedy, set in Tuscany, is about a bohemian London artist Robert (Nighy), who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Lowden) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. The film is slated to go before the cameras next year in both Tuscany and London. The film was developed by London-based… »


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Retrial! How Dan Gilroy & Denzel Trimmed 12 Minutes Of ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq’ Following Toronto Bow

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Exclusive: The creative team behind the legal thriller Roman J. Israel, Esq is appealing for a retrial. After a Toronto International Film Festival premiere, the drama has been substantially reconfigured by writer/director Dan Gilroy and star Denzel Washington, to become what they feel is a much leaner, tighter and more focused drama. They dropped a dozen minutes from the running time, moved up a key scene, dropped another, and radically changed the musical backdrop. Sony… »


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‘Boo 2!’ To Shut Down Expensive ‘Geostorm’ In Crowded Weekend – Box Office Preview

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For a second weekend in a row, a low-budget movie will take out an exorbitantly-budgeted one for the top spot. Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, the sequel to last autumn’s surprise hit, is expected to make $20 million-$25 million in a crowded weekend that includes such wide entries as Warner Bros/Skydance Media’s $120M-plus disaster film Geostorm, Universal/Working Title’s The Snowman, Sony/Black Label Media’s forest firefighter movie Only the Brave »


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