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‘Inside Out’ Takes The Lead Over ‘Terminator Genisys’, ‘Magic Mike XXL’ On Thursday

Many distribution executives were predicting that at some point the two mega summer holdovers Disney Pixar’s  Inside Out and Universal’s Jurassic World would make a comeback during the Independence Day frame and peg out the holiday’s...Show More Summary

Chicago Adds 9% Tax On "Electronically Delivered Amusements"

The City of Chicago has imposed a pair of taxes that would impose sales tax on pay-per-view entertainment delivered over the internet. The law seems aimed at streaming services such as Netflix, but could apply other streams and downloads. A new Chicago, IL tax was instituted in two rulings, one...

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Animation Guild secures new contract

Animators who work on such shows as "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers" and "Uncle Grandpa" are in line for a modest pay raise.

Prague Production Bounces Back with Hollywood Projects Due at Barrandov

Sean Bean, Jessica Chastain and Kate Beckingsale are among the top talent due to film in the Czech capital as a rebate scheme brings back international producers. read more

Music streaming up 80% in the UK

New figures from the Official Charts Company show that music streaming is booming in the UK, with overall music consumption up 4%. But it remains unclear whether this equates to a lift in revenue for artists Music streaming is booming, at least in the UK. Show More Summary

Conan Crashes ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Girls Night

Conan O’Brien always is at his best when he gets out of the studio. Remember when Conan secretly flew to Cuba to shoot Conan In Cuba, becoming the first American late-night host to do a show in that island nation in more than 50 years,...Show More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: | The Musician Online: Branding Yourself

Cherie Nelson | The Musician Online: Branding Yourself Sam Friedman | How To Perfect Your Band’s Social Media Strategy Harrison Welshiemer | Music Industry Review: Where’s The Progress? David Milsont | 10 Great Reasons To Play The P...

10 Great Reasons to Play the Piano

The piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world and is played by people of all ages. If you’ve thought about taking up the piano but aren’t quite convinced it’s the right instrument for you then below are 5 of the best reasons to play the piano. 1. Show More Summary

Documents Reveal New Details About Emile Hirsch Alleged Assault

The Paramount executive allegedly assaulted by Emile Hirsch this year at the Sundance Film Festival told police the actor “choked me up, threw me across the table, and I felt the front of my throat hit the back of my throat,” according to an interview recorded by a police officer’s body camera. Show More Summary

SAG-AFTRA Seeks Protection For TV News Teams After San Francisco Attacks

In the aftermath of attacks on two TV news teams that were covering a shooting death in San Fransisco today, SAG-AFTRA said its local in the Bay Area “met with all major news stations and requested security measures for the protection...Show More Summary

Hispanic Group Says Donald Trump Is Threatening Lawsuit

The National Hispanic Media Coalition has been critical of Trump following comments he made about illegal immigrants from Mexico. read more

Hispanic Group Urges Professional Golfers' Association to Cut Ties With Donald Trump

Several upcoming tournaments are scheduled to be played at Trump golf courses, including this fall's PGA Grand Slam, which airs on the NBC-owned Golf Channel in October. read more

Reelz CEO: Trump’s Comments “Ridiculous” But Miss USA Pageant A Tradition – And Cheap

“I agree with everything NBC, Univision, Macy’s are saying – I think those comments are ridiculous, We couldn’t disagree with them more,” Reelz CEO Stan Hubbard said this afternoon of Donald Trump’s “rapists” immigration position, hours...Show More Summary

Lionsgate Sues Over 'Dirty Dancing' Ad Spoof

Ameritrade's tagline was, "Nobody puts your old 401(k) in the corner." read more

Jim Webb Kicks Off 2016 Presidential Bid; Ex-Senator Penned ‘Rules Of Engagement’

As Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can tell you, Hollywood has long been a generous ATM for Democratic Presidential candidates and incumbents. However today, a White House contender with actual Tinseltown experience formally announced his 2016 campaign – and we’re not talking about a Donald Trump reset. Show More Summary

Daniel Sauli Joins HBO Movie ‘Confirmation'; Jonathan Whitesell In ABC Family Pilot ‘Beyond’

Daniel Sauli has landed a role in HBO Films’ upcoming movie Confirmation, toplined by Kerry Washington. The film details the Supreme Court hearings for Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) that were rocked by testimony by Oklahoma law professor...Show More Summary

James Cromwell Champions Docu ‘Imminent Threat’ And Actor/Activist Has Stories To Tell

The best way to ensure a hot-button documentary doesn’t disappear is to get someone famous to rally behind the film. Jim Carrey’s Twitter diatribes against Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law mandatory childhood inoculations in California has given the 2014 docu Trace Amounts new life. Show More Summary

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