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Paramount Pictured & Qualcomm Announce Unprecedented “Star Trek Into Darkness” App Using Cutting Edge Technologies

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2013) – Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom Inc., and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its subsidiary Qualcomm Labs, Inc., today announced that Gimbal™ context awareness technologies will be used to deliver exclusive content and … Continue reading

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Dreamworks Deal With China

Dreamworks Animation has agreed to form a joint venture with China Media Capital to establish a China-focused family entertainment company. Oriental DreamWorks will develop original Chinese animated and live-action content for distribution both within China and around the world. Its … Continue reading

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Legendary Entertainment’s China Connection

Legendary Entertainment, the U.S. media company behind such box office hits as THE HANGOVER PART II, INCEPTION and THE DARK KNIGHT, has set up a joint venture with Huayi Brothers, China’s leading non-state film group, to produce films and other … Continue reading

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Liberty Media To Buy Book Chain

Liberty Media, a media conglomerate heavily involved in cable and satellite television as well as internet ventures, is the apparent buyer of Barnes & Noble, the nation’s largest book chain. More than nine months after the bookseller put itself up … Continue reading

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Warner Brothers To Buy Flixster

Warner Brothers. Home Entertainment Group has announced that it intends to acquire Flixster, the  highly popular movie discovery application company with over 25 million worldwide users per month. The acquisition also includes Rotten Tomatoes, a top website devoted to film … Continue reading

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Judith McGrath Out At MTV Networks

Judith McGrath, one of the most high profile women in television, is stepping down as the Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks.  McGrath started with MTV as a copywriter in 1981, eventually moving up the ranks in a variety of … Continue reading

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Nathan Lane and Robert Emms Join Relativity’s Snow White Cast

Beverly Hills, CA – Relativity Media has closed deals with Tony Award®-winning actor Nathan Lane and British breakout actor Robert Emms in its upcoming yet-to-be titled Snow White feature directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell). Lane and Emms join … Continue reading

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Coraline Partners Focus Features And Laika Reteam For Two-Picture Distribution Deal

3D STOP-MOTION ANIMATED COMEDY THRILLER PARANORMAN OPENS AUGUST 17, 2012 NEW YORK and PORTLAND, OR – Focus Features and LAIKA, the two companies behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline are reteaming for LAIKA’s next two projects. The first of … Continue reading

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People on the Move: Dawn Hudson

In a surprise announcement, the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy have replaced retiring executive director Bruce Davis with former Film Independent head Dawn Hudson She will become the CEO of the organization which sponsors and presents the … Continue reading

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Dimension Films Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller— THE GREYS

New York, NY – Dimension Films has preemptively purchased the spec script THE GREYS from writer Adam Cohen and from producing partners Sean and Bryan Furst.  F. Javier Gutierrez (TRES DIAS aka BEFORE THE FALL) is set to direct the … Continue reading

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