Steve Coogan Supports $155 Million Bid for BBC’s Youth Network
In a letter mentioning the comedian, U.K. producers renew their push to buy BBC Three despite the public broadcaster's focus on moving the channel online.
China Censorship, Piracy Rules in Focus at Annual Legislative Meeting
Filmmakers have long complained that the industry needs a clearer set of laws as censorship decisions, among other things, at times appear arbitrary.
Alibaba Buys $380 Million Stake in Chinese Production Firm Enlight
The purchase makes the Chinese e-commerce giant Enlight's second-biggest shareholder and underlines Alibaba's ambitions to expand in the booming Chinese film sector.
ITV 2014 Earnings Rise, Production Arm Continues to Grow
CEO Adam Crozier touts ad growth and discusses shareholder Liberty Global and potential further acquisitions of production businesses, such as Talpa Media.
Box-Office Picture Darkens Amid Focus on Tentpoles, Analyst Says
"Nearly identical film franchise strategies" at the studios risk "accelerating already-existing negative secular trends," warns Cowen's Doug Creutz who doesn't expect "significantly better" domestic performance this year.
'M:I5,' 'Exodus,' 'American Sniper' Help Morocco to Record Spending From Foreign Productions
The North African country saw a six-fold increase in international film spending during 2014 to $120 million.
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- L.A. Deputy Film Czar Quits to Run for State Legislature
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'Blurred Lines' Trial: Marvin Gaye's Family Seeks $25 Million in Closing Argument
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'The Mind of Mark DeFriest': Film Review
Gabriel London's impassioned documentary recounts the tale of young man incarcerated for a relatively minor, non-violent crime who has spent decades in prison
'Road Hard': Film Review
Comedian Adam Carolla plays an embittered stand-up comic forced to toil endless hours on the road in this semi-autobiographical dark comedy.
'Broadchurch' Season 2: TV Review
A twist shakes up the trial of Joe Miller and the past comes back to haunt detective Alec Hardy once again.
'Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal' ('Zhong Kui Fu Mo: Xue Yao Mo Ling'): Film Review
Oscar-winning Hong Kong DP Peter Pau reshapes Chinese folk deity Zhong Kui as a VFX-enhanced hero
'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt': TV Review
Ellie Kemper plays a woman hidden from the world for 15 years, now determined to be happy and make it on her own.