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 2020-09-30 18:20 

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'Between the World and Me' Adds to Mahershala Ali to Cast...

The cast of HBO's adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" just keeps on getting bigger and more stellar. This time around, nine new players have joined the fray, incl......

 2020-09-30 18:20 

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Google Chromecast: $50 Device Has Google TV Interface, Remote Control...

Seven years after launching the first Chromecast, Google has at long last built a robust streaming device that will compete head-to-head with the likes of Roku, Amazon's Fire TV and Apple TV.......

 2020-09-30 18:14 

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Charlie Kaufman to Receive Creative Impact in Screenwriting Award...

Writer, director and producer Charlie Kaufman will be honored with Variety's creative impact in screenwriting award during its virtual 10 Screenwriters to Watch event on Oct. 13. The virtual ......

 2020-09-30 18:13 

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'Dancing with the Stars' Team on Derek Hough and Tyra Banks' New Roles...

"Dancing With The Stars" has gone through quite a few changes this season, and it's about to go through another: Derek Hough will step out from behind the judges' table to t......

 2020-09-30 18:00 

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'The Wall' Renewed for Season 4 at NBC...

NBC is adding another big brick to its wall. The network has renewed "The Wall" for a 20-episode fourth season. Chris Hardwick will return as host for season 4, and sources confirm that......

 2020-09-30 17:56 

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Debate Moderators Will Get 'Additional Tools' to Keep Order...

The Commission on Presidential Debates will provide moderators of the remaining debates with "additional tools to maintain order" following a chaotic performance by President Trump on T......

 2020-09-30 17:49 

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Issa Rae Launches Hoorae Production Company for Film, TV, Digital...

Issa Rae has consolidated her entertainment production ventures for feature film, television and digital under the recently launched Hoorae label, Variety has learned exclusively. Formerly Issa Rae......

 2020-09-30 17:17 

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Georgina Campbell Thriller 'Wildcat' Sells to Saban Films...

Saban Films has acquired distribution rights to numerous global territories on "Wildcat," a thriller starring "Black Mirror" actor and BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell. The di......

 2020-09-30 17:05 

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John Lennon Tribute Concert to Feature Patti Smith, Jackson Browne...

Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Natalie Merchant, Rosanne Cash, Taj Mahal and many more artists will be featured in the 40 th annual John Lennon Tribute Charity concert presented by Theatre Within, th......

 2020-09-30 17:01 

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Elliot Goldenthal on Finding Gloria Steinem's Sound for 'Glorias' Score...

"The Glorias," now streaming on Amazon Prime, tells the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem, her troubled home life as a child, her travels through the decades, and her rise to promin......

 2020-09-30 17:00 

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'Kajillionaire' Production Design Team on the Look of the Indie Film...

Miranda July's "Kajillionaire" is set in Los Angeles but doesn't play out amid the glitz of Hollywood. The Focus Features film, which hits theaters Sept. 25, is about a family of grifters. Evan Rac......

 2020-09-30 17:00 

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The Best Universal TV Remotes in 2020...

With a new fall TV season upon us, and COVID still keeping many events off-limits, these days we have more of an excuse than ever to have a serious home theater setup. That typically entails a TV, ......

 2020-09-30 17:00 

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How to Dress Like Shiv Roy from 'Succession'...

Everyone loves a good makeover. It's hard to think of a more head-turning one than Shiv Roy's transformation on "Succession" on HBO from Season One to Season Two. It all started with the haircut. W......

 2020-09-30 17:00 

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PGA Awards 2021 Dates and Eligibility Period Announced...

The Producers Guild of America has announced the key dates and timeline for their 2021 Producers Guild of America Awards. Celebrating their 32nd awards ceremony, the PGA awards will be held virtual......

 2020-09-30 17:00 

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'Queen Sugar' Resumes Production on Season 5...

"Queen Sugar" is getting back in action. The OWN series is officially returning to set for production on season 5 in New Orleans to shoot the remainder of its 10-episode season. Product......

 2020-09-30 16:45 

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The 'Boys in the Ban' Cast Talks New Netflix Adaptation...

Five years ago, Charlie Carver, who appears in the upcoming Netflix film "The Boys in the Band," was at an Emmy party when a gay man he worked with chastised him three separate times for acting too......

 2020-09-30 16:42 

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Cherry Picks to Launch 'Cherry Pop' Podcast, Talking Sex in Movies...

Let's talk about sex (and movies). Film review aggregator site Cherry Picks, which amplifies female-identifying and non-binary voices, is launching a new podcast centered on the topic of women and ......

 2020-09-30 16:42 

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Industrial Media CEO Eli Holzman on Unscripted TV Demand...

Eli Holzman, a veteran reality TV producer, used to joke that his company's specialty was turning out "really good shows that are really hard to make that nobody watches." But the......

 2020-09-30 16:38 

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Anne Hathaway Commences London Shoot on Doug Liman's 'Lockdown'...

Production has commenced at London locations on Doug Liman's "Lockdown," starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 lockdown, "Lockdown"......

 2020-09-30 16:36 

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'Conan The Barbarian' Series in Development at Netflix...

Conan the barbarian could be on his way to Netflix. The streamer is developing a live-action series based on the iconic character created by Robert E. Howard, Variety has confirmed. Conan first app......

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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M. Night Shyamalan Teams With Biden Campaign on Filmmaking Contest...

M. Night Shyamalan, the director of "The Sixth Sense" and "Glass," is teaming with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' campaign on a filmmaking contest designed to help get o......

 2020-09-30 16:00 

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'Hightown' Creator Rebecca Cutter Inks Overall Deal With Lionsgate TV...

Rebecca Cutter is deepening her ties with Lionsgate. Having created drama "Hightown" for the company's Starz network, Cutter has now signed an overall deal with Lionsgate Televisi......

 2020-09-30 15:53 

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Donald Trump-Joe Biden First Presidential Down in Early Numbers...

Last night's first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was regarded as an un-watchable mess by many. And sure enough it's on course to garner a much smaller viewershi......

 2020-09-30 15:00 

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BAFTA Scholarship Recipients Announced...

British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced this year's recipients of financial aid to support studies in film, television and games. The 26 awardees include the first-ever recipien......

 2020-09-30 14:45 

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The Best BTS Merchandise...

With the release of their newest single "Dynamite," BTS has continued to climb the global charts and win over the hearts of fans. Recent performances on NPR's Tiny Desk series a......

 2020-09-30 14:22 

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Tenet Continues U.K., Ireland Box Office Reign...

Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" ruled the U.K. and Ireland box office for the fifth consecutive weekend, collecting 648,517 ($831,470) from 569 locations, according to final figures ......

 2020-09-30 14:15 

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U.S. Streamer Topic Snags Three Premium Series from Cineflix Rights...

In today's Global bulletin, Cineflix Rights sells three series to Topic in North America, Paco Cabezas is picked to direct "The Gypsy Bride" in Spain, "The Investigation" premieres to year's-best r......

 2020-09-30 14:06 

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The Mediapro Studio Re-confirms Disney, David Simon, Mike Leigh Titles...

Madrid-based The Mediapro Studio (TMS), one of Europe's biggest independent film and TV players, had a smashing 2019 with the release of 126 titles. And then the pandemic struck, forcing the compan......

 2020-09-30 14:05 

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Henry Lau: K-pop Prodigy is Ready for a Global Entertainment Industry...

Being multi-talented is nothing unusual in Korean entertainment as Henry Lau can attest. The Canadian 30-year-old is one of K-pop's biggest stars, and is now simultaneously breaking into the Korean......

 2020-09-30 14:00 

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Big Hit Entertainment Is Betting on BTS as It Launches IPO...

Gifting nearly 1.5% of Big Hit Entertainment's pre-IPO shares to the seven members of BTS is looking like a win-win for all concerned as the company and the band remain invested in each other's suc......

 2020-09-30 14:00 

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'Emily in Paris' Merges French Light with American Gumption: TV Review...

Paris has long been the staging ground for a particular sort of American fantasy, one that tends to bring the characteristics of Americans into sharp relief. In the final episodes of "Sex and the C......

 2020-09-30 14:00 

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AEW Continues to Grow One Year After Launch of 'Dynamite' on TNT...

One year ago, All Elite Wrestling debuted its weekly series "Dynamite" on TNT. It marked the first time in years that a professional wrestling promotion other than WWE had aired on a major U.S. cab......

 2020-09-30 14:00 

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Blackpink to Kick Off YouTube Weekly Music Show 'Released'...

YouTube is giving music artists a new promotional vehicle to hype their latest releases with new original show "Released" — starting this week with K-pop superstars Blackpink. The video......

 2020-09-30 13:55 

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The Fader Launches T-Shirt Collection to Benefit Indie Venues...

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on nearly every corner of the music industry, but along with musicians, independent venues are certainly among the hardest hit — a recent survey by the National Indep......

 2020-09-30 13:52 

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AC/DC Confirm Reunion, 'Pwr Up' Album on the Way...

After several days of online hints and teasers, Australian high-volume rockers AC/DC have confirmed their return to active duty by announcing that veteran singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd an......

 2020-09-30 13:41 

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Golden Horse Film Awards Nominations: Shaped by Political Divisions...

Nominations for the annual Golden Horse Awards, announced on Wednesday, bear witness to the schism that has now ripped apart the Greater China film industry. Where once the awards were considered a......

 2020-09-30 13:38 

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Totem Films Boards European Road Movie 'Sagres' (EXCLUSIVE)...

Paris-based sales company Totem Films has boarded Lovisa Siren's new film "Sagres," a dynamic European road movie. "Sagres," which has just gone into production, follows two sisters and a teenage d......

 2020-09-30 13:00 

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'Minari' Trailer From A24 Highlights Steven Yeun...

The first official trailer for Lee Isaac Chung's critically lauded Sundance hit, "Minari," has landed. Chung, who also wrote the script inspired by his own childhood, tells the st......

 2020-09-30 13:00 

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BTS: How Its Fans, ARMY, Could Change the Music Industry...

It was just a year ago that BTS' Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour was selling out stadiums all over the world. Each night of the 20-date trek, which grossed $116 million, a total of nearly a mill......

 2020-09-30 12:55 

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Primary Wave and Lava Media Unveil Music and Podcast Partnership...

Primary Wave Music Publishing and Lava Media have announced a new business relationship that sees Primary Wave making an investment in the Lava Media businesses, including the "Lava Music" and "Lav......

 2020-09-30 12:32 

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Berlin Fest's Commissioned Study Confirms Alfred Bauer's Nazi Past...

A historical probe commissioned by the Berlin Film Festival to investigate the Nazi past of founding director Alfred Bauer has confirmed that his role in the Third Reich's propaganda body was......

 2020-09-30 12:06 

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Dwayne Johnson's 'Young Rock' NBC Series Sets Main Cast...

Dwayne Johnson has found the actors who will bring his younger years to life. "Young Rock," the upcoming NBC comedy executive produced by and starring Johnson, has tapped Adrian Groulx ......

 2020-09-30 11:00 

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LevelK Acquires Swedish Erotic Drama 'The Schoolmaster Games'...

LevelK has acquired the Swedish erotic queer drama "The Schoolmaster Games," a film adaptation of Kristofer Folkhammar's popular novel "Magisterlekarna" which has just......

 2020-09-30 08:59 

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Fremantle's Sarah Doole to Lead Studiocanal's Red Production Company...

Studiocanal has hired Sarah Doole to lead its Manchester-based Red Production Company as CEO. Doole takes over from Nicola Shindler. She will oversee Red's development and production slate in the U......

 2020-09-30 08:34 

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Ava DuVernay, Jane Tranter Take Spotlight at BFI London Film Festival...

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay ("Selma," "13th") and "Succession" executive producer Jane Tranter are among a range of figures participating at this year...

 2020-09-29 05:34 

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Taiwan Selects 'A Sun' as Foreign Language Oscars Contender...

Taiwan has selected Chung Mong-hong's dark drama "A Sun" as its contender for the best international feature film section of the Academy Awards, previously referred to as the Oscar for the best for......

 2020-09-29 05:04 

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21 Savage, Metro Boomin Tease 'Savage Mode 2'...

Rapper 21 Savage and producer Metro Boomin have announced the release of their latest collaborative project, "Savage Mode 2," with a video featuring the voice of actor Morgan Freeman. O......

 2020-09-29 04:28 

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You Can Buy These Frank Lloyd Wright Houses Right Now...

If someone were to ask the average layperson to name a famous American architect, chances are Frank Lloyd Wright is the first name that comes to mind. Born in 1867, he had established himself as a ......

 2020-09-29 03:16 

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Vampire Weekend's Chris Tomson Buys Eastside L.A. House...

When he's not drumming up a Grammy-winning record for Vampire Weekend, the critically beloved New York-based rock band he co-founded in 2006, Chris Tomson relaxes in the hip L.A. neighborhood......

 2020-09-29 02:03 

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Fauci Calls Out Fox News Coronavirus Reporting...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the country's top experts on the coronavirus pandemic, called some of Fox News' reporting on the virus "outlandish" and added that some media stori......

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