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Penny Marshall, sitcom star and 'Big' director, dies at 75

Marshall made a string of hits in the eighties and nineties, including A League Of Their Own.

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Bron Creative signs $100m co-financing deal with Warner Bros

The Bron Studios joint venture will back projects including Joker, The Kitchen and Torrance.


ProSiebenSat.1's Rudiger Boss leaving group after 25 years

Henrik Pabst will take over content acquisitions and sales for the European group.

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Oscars 2019 foreign-language, documentary shortlist revealed

The US Academy has released Oscar shortlists for foreign-language, documentary and other categories.

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Leslie Moonves' severance pay denied by CBS

CBS says its investigation shows grounds to terminate the former CEO for cause.

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Netflix recruits Channing Dungey as VP of original content

Dungey, previously ABC Entertainment president, will work with - and report to - Netflix original content executive Cindy Holland.


'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin signs exclusive TV deal with Apple

The Fast & Furious filmmaker is moving his TV deal from Sony to the streamer.

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Ventana Sur 2018 attendance hits record high amid changing landscape

’The government understands audiovisual is a growth sector,’ - INCAA chief Ralph Haiek.

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Terry Gilliam's 'Quixote' goes to Screen Media for North America

The long-in-the-making comedy drama will be released theatrically next March.


Jeff Bridges to receive Globes' Cecil B deMille Award

Annual award goes to Crazy Heart star with four previous nominations and one win.

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'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' scores top December launch for animated film in North America

Barry Jenkins’ awards contenders If Beale Street Could Talk scores $56,119 average in debut weekend.


'Aquaman' rules global box office, storms to $266m international

DC Entertainment tentpole reaches $189.2m in China after two weekends.

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'The Good Intentions' triumphs at Ventana Sur awards

Sales agent Film Factory eyeing Cannes sales launch.

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Ben Wheatley’s 'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead' finds Canadian home

Film premiered at 2018 BFI London Film Festival.

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Fox execs land post-merger Disney roles

Shape of international organisation unveiled after $71bn deal closes.

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'Aquaman' crosses $175m at international box office (update)

Tentpole is second highest Warner Bros release of all time in China on $147.4m.

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Streamers overtake basic cable as biggest provider of scripted series in US (study)

Online might set to increase further in 2019 with launch of platforms.

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Lionsgate sets 2019 release for Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' starring Daniel Craig

Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield and others join Daniel Craig on cast.