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Netflix trumpets 7m global membership gain

Company to stop reporting free trial membership numbers by 2020.


'Capernaum', 'Dogman' among AFI FEST World Cinema Section

Selection includes seven foreign-language Oscar submissions.

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Ben Stiller unveils new drama 'Escape At Dannemora' at Mipcom

The jailbreak drama inspired by real-life events is produced by Showtime and handled internationally by CBS Studios.

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Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis lead voice cast on 'A Christmas Carol' (exclusive)

Principal photography on radical retelling of Dickens classic wrapped in UK and Ukraine in August.


Megan Colligan named new president of IMAX Entertainment

Appointment effective February 19, 2019.

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BRON Studios, Dramacorp, Isolani Pictures team up on TV sci-fi 'Rare' (exclusive)

Returning 10-part series takes place in near future in world where oxygen is in short supply.

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Endeavor looking into pulling out of $400m Saudi deal (reports)

Saudi sovereign wealth fund invested $400m in Hollywood holding company earlier this year.

The Bouncer

Jean-Claude Van Damme crime thriller 'The Bouncer' lands at Blue Fox

Other Angle Pictures handles worldwide rights.

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Bryan Singer hits out at upcoming Esquire article over "false accusations"

X-Men director Bryan Singer releases statement on Instagram.

When Heroes Fly

Netflix picks up Hebrew-language series 'When Heroes Fly' from Keshet International

Subtitled 10-episode series to launch globally in early 2019.

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante series 'My Brilliant Friend' sells to more than 50 territories

Paolo Sorrentino among executive producers on adaptation.

This Close

Sundance Now, Shudder to launch in Australia, New Zealand later this year

Platforms currently available in North America, UK, Germany, Austria.

'Galactic Derelict'

Myriad Pictures to introduce sci-fi TV adaptation 'Galactic Derelict' at Mipcom (exclusive)

George Paige, John Baca and Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico to produce series.

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'First Man' underwhelms in North America as 'Venom' stays top (update)

The Hate U Give, latest 2018 film about fatal police shooting, enters top 10.

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'Venom' devours global box office in $106.1m second weekend (update)

First Man touches down for Universal; Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation crosses $350m internationally.

Orange is the new black

BBC Studios Los Angeles, Lionsgate Television strike first-look pact

Partners to co-develop, co-fund scripted formats, original IP for US market.

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7&7 picks up thriller 'Dark Sense' for AFM (exclusive)

The film is based on Peter A. Flannery’s novel ‘First And Only’.

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'Bird Box' world premiere among AFI Fest gala screenings

Other galas at the Los Angeles festival include Widows and The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.