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‘Ouija,’ ‘John Wick,’ Lead Top Five In Matinees: Box Office Weekend

Matinee numbers are coming in with Universal/Blumhouse's PG-13 rated horror film Ouija leading the pack for what looks now like an $8M Friday (which includes the late night grosses of $911K) on its way to a $19.2M weekend and could push...Show More Summary

Arnon Milchan Honored by Warren Beatty at L.A.'s Israel Film Festival

On opening night of the Israel Film Festival, producer Mace Neufeld is also honored with a lifetime achievement award read more

Dark Sky Dips Into Post-Apocalyptic Thriller ‘The Well’

EXCLUSIVE: MPI Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to Tom Hammock's The Well, a post-apocalyptic thriller starring Haley Lu Richardson (MTV's Awkward, Ravenswood). The Federighi Films pic is set in a once-lush Oregon valley turned dry by a decade-long drought, where a teenage girl fights to protect the last working well from a greedy water baron. Show More Summary

Expanded Filming Hours In Downtown L.A. Shelved Amid Opposition

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles is gearing up for a significant increase in film and TV production once the new California production tax incentives kick in next year, but one group that isn't so excited about the coming boom is the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, a private organization that represents downtown businesses and residents. Show More Summary

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015 To Be Broadcast Live On IFC

Those who can't make it to the 2015 Spirit Awards won't have to wait until later in the evening to watch a delayed broadcast. For the first time, the Film Independent-produced trophy show, which honors the best in independent film, will...Show More Summary

CMJ Issues NYC Ebola Scare Statement, After Patient Attends Showcase

Apprehenshion spread among those attending this week's CMJ Music Marathon, after it was learned that a New York City based doctor who was confirmed to be infected with Ebola had visited Brooklyn nightclub and bowling alley The Gutter the night prior to being admitted to the hospital. Show More Summary

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ Starring Vin Diesel Gets 2015 Release Date

The witching hour will begin a year from now. An October 23, 2015, release has been set for Summit Entertainment's supernatural actioner The Last Witch Hunter, from director Breck Eisner. The pic follows an immortal witch hunter (Vin...Show More Summary

Warner Bros To Remake ‘Who Am I;’ Pic Is German Box Office Sensation

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has closed a deal to remake Who Am I, the latest film by German-based helmer Baran 'Bo' Odar, who made his directorial debut on The Silence. Who Am I, which premiered in Toronto, is a visual thriller that stars Tom Schilling as a young man who gets pulled into the world of an Anonymous-like hacking group. Show More Summary

FCC Postpones Auction Of Broadcast TV Spectrum To 2016

Television station owners have more time than some probably ever imagined to decide whether to let wireless broadband providers buy airwave spectrum that they use to transmit programming. The FCC has been working on a voluntary auction for years with plans to have it take place in mid-2015. Show More Summary

Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis To Topline Showtime Pilot ‘Billions’

Emmy-winning Homeland star Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime with a lead role in another drama project. Lewis and fellow Emmy winner Paul Giamatti have been tapped as the two leads in Showtime's Wall Street drama pilot Billions,Show More Summary

Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Joining DC Comics Pic ‘Suicide Squad?’

EXCLUSIVE: On the DC Comics-heavy slate that Warner Bros laid out for Wall Street last week, the film Suicide Squad was the only one lacking a clear identification to the superhero themed franchises that will dominate the slate through 2020. Show More Summary

UTA Signs ‘The Act Of Killing’ Helmer Joshua Oppenheimer

EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed Joshua Oppenheimer, who burst on the scene as a major documentary directing voice for The Act Of Killing. The provocative and shocking docu featured interviews with members of death squads responsible for the mass killings of close to a million people during a military coup in Indonesia during the 1960s. Show More Summary

Sebastian Stan Joins ‘The Martian’ And ‘Ricki And The Flash’

In addition to returning in his Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier character in Captain America 3, Sebastian Stan has been set for two strong roles. On the heels of wrapping the Duplass Brothers' film The Bronze, he will play NASA scientist Dr. Show More Summary

Lyndsy Fonseca Joins ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’

Nikita alum Lyndsy Fonseca has landed a recurring role opposite Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham on ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter. She will play Angie, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy Carter (Atwell) on the new series, which will...Show More Summary

Latest Los Angeles Traffic Mess Enables Taylor Swift To Boost ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Ratings

Hey Los Angeles commuters! You'll be happy to know the latest traffic nightmare  — yesterday's closing of a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard so Taylor Swift could perform an outdoor concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live — was for a good cause: ...Show More Summary

Frank Mankiewicz, Former Press Secretary, Dies at 90

The Democratic political operative was also John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps director and wrote two books as an outspoken critic of Richard Nixon read more

Jim Parsons To Star In Animated ‘Elf’ Holiday Special On NBC

NBC has tapped The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons to topline its animated holiday special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas set to air December 16 at 8 PM. Parsons will voice Buddy in the special based on the 2003 film Elf starring Will...Show More Summary

‘Banshee Chapter’ First Virtual Reality Film To Hit Oculus Rift

Facebook's Oculus Rift is getting its first 3D virtual reality feature film in Banshee Chapter, an indie sci-fi horror executive produced by Star Trek's Zachary Quinto that's hitting the next-gen virtual reality platform today – for free. The low budget frightener, loosely based on H.P. Show More Summary

Lily James & Sam Claflin Clock In For Lone Scherfig’s ‘Their Finest Hour And A Half’

EXCLUSIVE: Lily James (Disney's Cinderella) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) are circling to star in Lone Scherfig's Their Finest Hour And A Half. James, currently filming Burr Steer's Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, is one of Britain's...Show More Summary

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