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What giant mergers reveal about the future of media companies

‘You have to have a direct-to-consumer presence, you have to be global, and you have to be original.’

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DGA study highlights ‘outrageous’ lack of diversity

Research of 2017 releases reveals low representation among women and people of colour.

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Pacific Northwest Pictures acquires 'Girls Of The Sun'

PNP to release in Canada, partners with TVA Films for French-speaking regions.

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PGA dates 2019 awards show

Donald De Line and Amy Pascal return as awards chairs.

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MoviePass hits back at AMC's new subscription service

”Thanks for making us look good AMC!”

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Sony Classics stands by 'Boundaries' release, blasts Peter Fonda Trump son tweet

Secret Services notified after actor issues threatening social message aimed at US president’s son

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'Game Of Thrones' co-EP Vince Gerardis, Amazon Studios strike pact

Producer-manager has worked on TNT’s Will, AT&T’s Ice, and ABC’s FlashForward.


Telemundo blasts US migrant separation policy

Trump to sign executive order reversing policy.

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Disney tops Comcast offer for Fox with $71.3bn bid

Offer increased from initial $52bn bid.

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Hugh Jackman awards prospect 'The Front Runner' gets November release

Gary Hart drama to open in limited release in November before expanding wide.

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Jennifer Lee, Pete Docter to head Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar

Outgoing John Lasseter will depart Disney on December 31.

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'The Walking Dead' comic co-creator gets series greenlight at Amazon Studios

Eight-episode, one-hour series aimed at adults centres on teenage son of superhero.

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'Mr. Soul!' wins best feature audience award at AFI DOCS

Sixteenth edition showcased 92 films from 22 countries.

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Immigration series 'Little America' from 'The Big Sick' co-writers gets Apple order

Episodes will be inspired by true stories from the online publication Epic Magazine.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' co-creator Alex Kurtzman, CBS extend production deal

Kurtzman to develop new series for broadcast, cable, streaming.

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Universal appoints Anita Cheung head of new Hong Kong office

Executive was general manager of Twentieth Century Fox International’s Hong Kong operation.


'Black Zombie', 'The Containment' among Frontières At Fantasia final wave

Market establishes new partnership with Montreal International Documentary Festival.