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Edgar Wright, Shonda Rhimes among nearly 800 writers vowing to fire agents if talks fail

Association Of Talent Agents last week issued proposal to replace current agreement.

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Ontario Creates appoints new chair Aaron Campbell

New arrival worked at TIFF overseeing events, production, visitor experience.

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'Captain Marvel' eyes $900m global target by end of weekend

Jordan Peele horror Us opens in 48 markets day-and-date with North America.

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White Horse Pictures promotes Nicholas Ferrall to president

Executive currently producing Queen Mary.

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Walt Disney Studios announces senior hierarchy after Fox executive cull

Disney film chief Alan Horn told Fox staffers on Thursday morning to expect ‘quite a bit of change’.

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Netflix executive Stephen Bruno joins MGM as chief marketing officer

Executive has worked on The Crown, Narcos, Stranger Things.

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Tribeca All Access 2019 selects 14 projects from under-represented voices

Filmmakers to attend TFI Network during Tribeca Film Festival.


TIFF names Diana Sanchez senior director of film

Laura Ryan promoted to vp, visitor experience; Jennifer Frees is new vp, partnerships.

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Global entertainment revenue hits $97bn in 2018, fuelled by digital spending

Major report from MPAA combines data from both sectors.

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Lisa Nishimura to oversee indie film at Netflix

Brandon Riegg’s role also expands at streaming giant.

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'Captain Marvel' crosses $800m worldwide on Wednesday

Tentpole becomes 18th highest release of all time at global box office.

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Hollywood writers offer to amend proposal on agency compensation

Letter comes on eve of resumption of talks.

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'Mary Magdalene' lands at IFC Films in US

Distributor sets April 12 theatrical release.

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Disney closes $71.3bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox entertainment assets

Thousands of lay-offs to come once full integration plan is established.

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WarnerMedia establishes interim leadership at Warner Bros

Plan to instal leadership that ‘sustains the direction and priorities of the organization – not dramatically change course.’

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'Midnight Family' wins top prize at Guadalajara

Luke Lorentzen’s feature documentary premiered at Sundance.