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  1. Universal's Donna Langley: 'Fifty Shades' Sequel Will Be "More of a Thriller"

    12:37 pm 4/29/2015

    "Failure is a great learning tool," the studio's chairman said at THR's annual Power Lawyers breakfast of the road to her recent box-office successes.Read more

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  2. The Franchise Pot of Gold: Why Michael De Luca Exited Sony for a Producing Deal at Universal

    9:00 am 4/21/2015

    De Luca's decision to trade in his executive stripes for the unpredictable life of a studio producer shouldn't have come as a surprise — when 'Fifty Shades of Grey' lit up the box office, he knew he could make millions more over the long term. Read more

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  3. "Hey, Why Wasn't I Invited?" (If You Have to Ask, You're Not on the Party A-List)

    9:00 am 4/13/2015

    Every night in NYC, there are fabulous events, flashbulbs and a flock of the social scene's anointed as event planners and publicists break down the brutal algorithm behind who's considered "in" — and who's never considered at all.Read more

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  4. 'Fifty Shades' Producer on Salary Demands, Feuding With Harvey Weinstein and Why He Won't Support Hillary Clinton for President

    9:00 am 3/19/2015

    Dana Brunetti, the outspoken president and CEO of Trigger Street Productions, opens up about Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan wanting raises for the sequel ("I'm not going to cry for anybody"), Amy Pascal and whom he'd rather see in the Oval Office come January 2017.Read more

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  5. 'Fifty Shades' Stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan to Seek Seven-Figure Raises for Sequel

    6:30 am 3/11/2015

    The duo, who each made $250,000 for the first film, will try to renegotiate a huge salary bump as the sequel still lacks a writer or director and likely won't arrive until 2017.Read more

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  6. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Posts Biggest Non-3D Russian Opening

    6:27 am 2/17/2015

    The movie was also celebrated as Universal's biggest opening in Russia.Read more

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  7. In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Kingsman' and More

    6:30 am 2/13/2015

    Read what THR's critics are saying about the Anna Kendrick-starring musical 'The Last Five Years' and the David Cross-directed ensemble comedy 'Hits.'Read more

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  8. Domestic Abuse Activists Protest at London 'Fifty Shades' Premiere

    4:30 am 2/13/2015

    The U.K. group claims that the books, and therefore the film, are offensive to those who have been abused.Read more

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  9. Jamie Dornan: My Wife Won't be Watching 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    1:21 am 2/13/2015

    At the London premiere, author E.L. James admitted it had been "very, very difficult" to hand over control to Sam Taylor-JohnsonRead more

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  10. 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Sex Toys in Sales Frenzy

    5:00 am 2/12/2015

    Branded whips, wine and classical music see a spike as one sex-toy maker triples profits and author EL James (but not Universal) rakes in $66 million a year, based largely on a bondage bonanza.Read more

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