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Netflix second quarter subscriber growth falls short of forecasts

Streamer refutes reports of shift to ad-supported model

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Kevin Spacey groping case dropped (reports)

Prosecution cites lack of complaining witnesses.

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Directors Guild of America sets 2019-20 awards timetable

Feature nominees to be announced on January 7, 2020; TV, commercials on January 6, 2020.

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Emmy nominations talking points: HBO back on top, ‘Game Of Thrones’ rules

HBO dominates, Netflix wants a trophy, ‘Fleabag’ earns first nods.

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Erin Westerman promoted to Lionsgate president of production

Executive joined studio in October 2017.

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Michael B. Jordan Civil Rights drama ‘Just Mercy’ gets Warner Bros awards push

Studio also moves Blinded By The Light, Sesame Street project.


HBO, 'Game Of Thrones' break Emmy nomination records

Game Of Thrones scores 32 nods, whilst HBO breaks its own record from 2015.

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Tribeca Film Institute, RYOT Films, IDFA launch climate change short film initiative (exclusive)

F/Then pitch competition takes place in Amsterdam on November 26.

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Apple adds Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson drama 'The Banker' to awards slate

Service declines to comment on possible theatrical release plans.

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Venice buzz: will male directors dominate the competition again?

Films tipped from around the world are mostly directed by men.

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Former Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler relocates entire team to Sony, will produce HarperCollins adaptations

SPE gets first-look, although it is understood Gabler can make content for any streaming or television platform.

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Icarus Films acquires North American rights to Berlin Forum winner ‘Heimat Is A Space In Time’ (exclusive)

Film named best international competition feature at Nyon Visions du Réel this year.

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Amazon Studios to develop Jack Reacher TV series

Creator-novellist Lee Child previously told BBC that film version star Tom Cruise lacked Cruise ‘physicality’ for role.

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EuropaCorp confirms rescue deal talks with US firm Vine (update)

’Vine has expressed interest in a potential stake in the capital of the company.’

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HBO "extremely proud" of Andrea Arnold's work on 'Big Little Lies'

Reports suggested Arnold had lost creative control of the high profile series.


Disney’s FX closing add-on streaming service

The US pay TV network is expected to feed content to sister streamer Hulu instead.

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Intrepid Pictures recruits Adam Fasullo as television vice-president

The former Paramount executive joins TV push at The Haunting Of Hill House company.