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 2021-10-21 10:34 

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HBO Max, HBO Gain 1.9 Million Subscribers in Q3 as International Offsets U.S. Drop...

WarnerMedia's U.S. direct-to-consumer business took a hit in the third quarter, as it lost a net 1.8 million HBO and HBO Max customers after its deal with Amazon to carry HBO expired in mid-S......

 2021-10-21 10:05 

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Filmin Picks Up Malaga Winner 'Lucas' by on the Rise Spanish Director Alex Montoya (EXCLUSIVE)...

Bowing at June's Malaga Film Festival in Spain, where it swept three prizes in its edgier Zonacine sidebar best film, actor (Jorge Motos) and its Audience Award Spaniard Alex Montoya's second f......

 2021-10-21 10:00 

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Ezekiel Montes Plumbs the Consequences of Violence in Brutal Spanish Shoot 'Em Up 'A Dead Man Cannot Live'...

"A Dead Man Cannot Live" begins with Tano, played by the lanky, weathered, deep-voiced Antonio Dechent, one of the finest actors of his around-60 Spanish generation, sitting at a bar rail, and thin......

 2021-10-21 10:00 

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Roku Remains at Odds With Google Over YouTube Distribution Terms, Which It Alleges Are Unfair...

Roku wants its customers to know: The streaming platform company is still battling Google over what it alleges are the internet giant's anticompetitive demands for carrying YouTube. Back in A......

 2021-10-21 09:25 

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Rebecca Hall's 'Passing,' Cannes Winner 'Titane' Compete for Camerimage Award...

Rebecca Hall's deft directorial debut "Passing," which competed for Sundance's Grand Jury Prize and was acquired by Netflix, and Julia Ducournau's sophomore feature...

 2021-10-21 08:59 

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Icar Bollan's Basque Drama 'Maixabel' Studies the Long Shadow of Violence...

Director Icar Bollan's "Maixabel" which world premiered last month in San Sebastian's main competition and screens at this week's Spanish Screenings-Malaga de Cine is a turbulent and emotiona......

 2021-10-21 08:40 

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Rome MIA Market Chief Lucia Milazzotto Steps Down to Head New Cinecitt Studios Marketing Unit...

Rome's MIA film and TV market chief Lucia Milazzotto is stepping down to head up a newly created sales and marketing unit of Italy's Cinecitt Studios which is undergoing a radical revamp and looki......

 2021-10-21 08:20 

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U.S., Spain-Based 34T Snags Sci-Fi Romcom 'Queen of Lizards' From Top Spanish Outfit Aqu y All (EXCLUSIVE)...

Based out of the U.S. and Spain, 34T Sales has taken international rights to surrealist romcom "The Queen of Lizards," directed by Nando Martnez and Juan Gonzlez, who go by the name of Burnin' Pe......

 2021-10-21 08:05 

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'Veneno,' 'Paquita Salas' Creators Los Javis Launch New Independent Global Production Label, Suma Content (EXCLUSIVE)...

Spanish showrunners Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi, popularly known as Los Javis, are launching Suma Content, a new, Madrid-based but internationally operating independent production company whic......

 2021-10-21 08:00 

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New Regency Wins Rights to 'Hell's Half-Acre,' Buzzy Non-Fiction Title on America's First Serial Killer Family (EXCLUSIVE)...

New Regency has won the rights to a buzzy non-fiction title shedding new light on America's first serial killer family. "Hell's Half-Acre," penned by British historian Susan......

 2021-10-21 04:31 

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'Warning' Review: Glimpses From a Near-Future of Technological Overkill...

Offering a different kind of near-future dystopia, "Warning" lets the clock run out on humanity's stint in the background, while in the foreground we examine ways technology might usurp our lives i......

 2021-10-21 02:00 

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Jesse Spencer Exits 'Chicago Fire' After 200 Episodes...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched the "Two Hundred" episode of "Chicago Fire." After blazing a trail on NBC's "Chicago Fire" for almost a ......

 2021-10-21 01:01 

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As Netflix Employees Walk Out Over Dave Chappelle, Fans Voice Undying Support at Sold-Out London Gig...

Dave Chappelle is planning a 10-city U.S. tour of his controversial Netflix special "The Closer" in the unlikely event that the streamer pulls the show, according to fans who attended a......

 2021-10-21 01:00 

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Erika Girardi Defends Herself During 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Reunion: 'I Was Not in Control of My Finances'...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched Part 2 of the reunion of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Last Wednesday, the first part of the reunion for Bravo's "The Real Housewive......

 2021-10-21 01:00 

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'The Masked Singer' Reveals Identity of the Hamster: Here's the Star Under the Mask...

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched "The Masked Singer" Season 6, Episode 6, "Time Warp," which aired October 20 on Fox. It's been thirty years since he was making copies on "S......

 2021-10-21 00:34 

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Halle Berry on Why Lena Waithe Told Her Not to Make Her Directing Debut With 'Bruised': 'She Was Scared For Me'...

Lena Waithe admitted at last night's 27th annual Elle Women in Hollywood event that she tried to convince Halle Berry not to make her directorial debut with the upcoming feature "Bruised" because s......

 2021-10-21 00:30 

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How 'Insecure' Writer and Exec Producer Amy Aniobi Is Expanding Her Tribe...

Wrapping up production on "Insecure" in June was an emotional experience for writer and executive producer Amy Aniobi. Not only was the beloved HBO comedy ending, but world events made production e......

 2021-10-21 00:05 

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Ralph Carmichael, Composer for 'The Blob,' 'My Mother the Car,' Dies at 94...

Ralph Carmichael, composer and Emmy Award-winning arranger-conductor for Nat King Cole, Jack Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Roger Williams, died Oct. 18 in Camarillo, Calif. He was 94. Carmichael got h......

 2021-10-20 23:06 

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'The Lost Daughter' and 'Mass' Could Lead Gotham Awards Nominations...

The Gotham Awards will announce nominations tomorrow and expected to lead the charge, primarily due to the changes in the number of nominees allowed in new categories, are Maggie Gyllenhaal's......

 2021-10-20 23:03 

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Daryl Friedman to Leave Recording Academy for CEDIA CEO Post...

Daryl P. Friedman, the Recording Academy's long-running chief advocacy & public policy officer, will leave his post later this year to become the global president and CEO of CEDIA, the trade as......

 2021-10-20 22:40 

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'The Phantom of the Open' Review: Mark Rylance is Well Above Par in a Shaggy, Amiable Sports Comedy...

If Maurice Flitcroft hadn't really existed, a British comedy would surely have invented him. A humble shipyard worker from Barrow-in-Furness who decided, on a rogue middle-aged whim, to enter the B......

 2021-10-20 22:28 

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BTS, Justin Bieber Lead MTV EMA Nominations...

Justin Bieber is the frontrunner at the 2021 MTV EMAs (Europe Music Awards) with eight nominations, while Korean phenomenon BTS are nominated in the best pop, best group, biggest fans and best K-Po......

 2021-10-20 22:25 

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Grammy Nominations Forecast: Could the Top Categories Be a Battle of the Teen Titans?...

For the first time in Grammy history, the race to accrue nominations and ultimately the final contest itself may come down to a battle of the teenaged girls. Olivia Rodrigo, a newcomer at 18, and B......

 2021-10-20 21:14 

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Zach Galifianakis Weighs in on the Negative Effects of Social Media and Texting at the Premiere of 'Ron's Gone Wrong'...

The premiere of "Ron's Gone Wrong," 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation's animated sci-fi film, took place at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday night. Directed by Sarah Smith,......

 2021-10-20 20:38 

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L.A. Film Production Booms, Approaches Record Levels...

Film production in Greater Los Angeles surged during the third quarter of 2021, according to a new report by FilmLA. The increase in shooting marks the third strongest quarter in twenty-six years, ......

 2021-10-20 19:55 

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How To Watch the 2021 Gotham Awards Nominations...

The Gotham Film & Media Institute will announce nominations for the Gotham Awards on Thursday at 7:00 a.m. PT. The award show will take place on Nov. 29 at Cipriani Wall Street. The nominations......

 2021-10-20 19:42 

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Coachella 2022 Has Its Third Headliner: Swedish House Mafia...

The mystery about which artist would join Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott as headliners at the 2022 Coachella Festival appears to have been solved, now that Swedish House Mafia and the fe......

 2021-10-20 19:37 

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Narrative Feature 'Sinjar' Portrays ISIS From a Female Standpoint...

Claimed by both Iraq and Kurdistan, the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq was the site of an ISIL massacre of the Yazidi people in 2014 that lead to a devastating situation which human rights organiz......

 2021-10-20 19:22 

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DC FanDome Gets 66 Million Views Worldwide — Film News In Brief...

DC FanDome Gets 66 Million Views Worldwide Warner Bros. Entertainment announced that viewership for DC FanDome 2021, the virtual fan event, greatly exceeded last year's, accruing 66 million v......

 2021-10-20 19:01 

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El Gouna Artistic Director Amir Ramses Steps Down Before Festival Ends...

Amir Ramses, artistic director of the ongoing El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, has resigned in the final days of the event. It's believed he may have stepped down due to growing local opposit......

 2021-10-20 19:00 

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First Look at Chlo Grace Moretz and Algee Smith in Machine Uprising Feature 'Mother/Android'...

Hulu has released a first look for their sci-fi movie "Mother/Android," starring Chlo Grace Moretz and Algee Smith. The new film, which debuts Friday, Dec. 17, marks the feature direct......

 2021-10-20 19:00 

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How Rachel Maddow, Robin Roberts and Other TV Anchors Are Pivoting to Compete in the Streaming Wars...

The job of the modern TV-news anchor may have less to do with TV as information junkies get their fixes and facts from a wider array of media venues. The days of watching a popular anchor like Dan ......

 2021-10-20 18:36 

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Elliot Page Voices Support for Netflix Walkout Video Featuring Jonathan Van Ness, Angelica Ross and More...

As the Netflix walkout in response to the company's continued support of Dave Chappelle's special "The Closer" is underway at the streamer's Los Angeles headquarters, ......

 2021-10-20 18:24 

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'Dune' Starts Strong Internationally, But Will U.S. Audiences Embrace Denis Villeneuve's Sci-Fi Epic?...

Director Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic "Dune" has collected promising ticket sales internationally, but will box office spice flow in North America? The Warner Bros. film, a big-......

 2021-10-20 18:19 

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Academy Museum Announces Limited Edition NFT With Haas Brothers...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that artists Nikolai and Simon Haas will issue limited-edition NFTs to benefit the museum's access, education and programming initiatives. The ......

 2021-10-20 18:18 

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Netflix Employee Walkout Grows Tense as Trans Rights Protestors Clash With Dave Chappelle Supporters...

Hundreds of Netflix employees and supporters gathered in the shadow of the streaming giant's Los Angeles headquarters on Wednesday to protest Dave Chappelle's standup special "The Closer. But......

 2021-10-20 18:15 

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Why the IATSE Deal Ratification Will Be No Slam-Dunk...

It ain't over yet. Many in Hollywood have been breathing a big collective sigh of relief that IATSE and the studios, networks and streamers finally reached a tentative agreement this past weekend t......

 2021-10-20 18:04 

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Turkish Drama 'Commitment Hasan' Sells in Foreign Markets For Films Boutique (EXCLUSIVE)...

"Commitment Hasan," a Turkish drama by Semih Kaplanolu that world premiered at Cannes' Un Certain Regard, has been sold by Films Boutique to several key markets. The movie is par......

 2021-10-20 18:00 

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Jon Weinbach Named President of Skydance Sports...

Primetime Emmy and PGA award-winning producer Jon Weinbach has been tapped by Skydance Media to lead Skydance Sports, a new division of the company that will develop premium scripted and unscripted......

 2021-10-20 17:49 

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Gal Gadot Is 'So Happy' to Have Catwoman Zo Kravitz as a Female 'Comrade' in DC Universe (EXCLUSIVE)...

Welcome to this week's "Just for Variety." Wonder Woman approves of Robert Pattinson as the new Batman and Zo Kravitz as Catwoman! "Rob looks amazing," Gal Gadot told me last nig......

 2021-10-20 17:39 

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Would Kristen Stewart Play the Joker in a Batman Film?...

Will we see Kristen Stewart as the Joker opposite Robert Pattinson's Batman? Probably not. "Let's do something new," Stewart says. Following a social media campaign to cast ......

 2021-10-20 17:21 

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'Sing 2' to World Premiere at AFI Fest...

Illumination's "Sing 2," the animated film written and directed by Garth Jennings, will world premiere at AFI Fest on Nov. 14 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The movie, a sequel to 2016's "Sing," follo......

 2021-10-20 17:02 

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HBO's 'Four Hours at the Capitol' Is a Powerful, Flawed Documentary: TV Review...

When a group of insurrectionists took the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 in order to disrupt the counting of electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election, one might have expected the events of the day ......

 2021-10-20 17:02 

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Ruby Rose Alleges Misconduct and Unsafe Conditions on 'Batwoman' Led to Exit...

Former "Batwoman" star Ruby Rose aired out several allegations of wrongdoing on the set of the CW show, which they say led to their departure in May 2020. In a series of posts on Instag......

 2021-10-20 16:51 

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Awards Publicists and Studio Execs Express Confusion About a Golden Globes That May Not Be Televised...

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 79th Golden Globe Awards will take place on Jan. 9, with or without a telecast partner, but what does that mean? Speaking to Variety, the g......

 2021-10-20 16:45 

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Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Christopher Nolan's Next Movie 'Oppenheimer'...

Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Universal's "Oppenheimer,4; an upcoming World War II movie from director Christopher Nolan. Though nothing is official, the casting would reunite......

 2021-10-20 16:30 

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YouTube Streamy Awards 2021 Nominations Announced, MrBeast Leads With Seven Nods...

This year's YouTube Streamy Awards nominations are out, honoring 2021's best internet video creators, shows and marketing campaigns across 47 categories. MrBeast, aka Jimmy Donaldson, i......

 2021-10-20 16:30 

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Hitmaker of the Month: Justin Bieber Collaborator Harv Has Enough Juice to Go Around After 'Peaches' Powers 2021...

Bernard "Harv" Harvey is having a fruitful year. The songwriter, producer and bass player is riding high after co-writing and co-producing "Peaches," the biggest single from......

 2021-10-20 16:22 

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HBO Max, Outsider Pictures Snag U.S. Rights to Henry Rincon's 'City of Wild Beasts' (EXCLUSIVE)...

HBO Max has picked up first window U.S. pay TV rights and Outsider Pictures the remainder of U.S. distribution to Colombian Henry Rincn's youth drama "The City of Wild Beasts." Los Angeles-b......

 2021-10-20 16:05 

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Marshmello Signs With UTA for Worldwide Representation (EXCLUSIVE)...

DJ-producer Marshmello has signed with talent, entertainment and sports agency company UTA, which will represent him in all areas worldwide, the company announced Tuesday (Oct. 20). With hit single......

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