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  1. Germany OK with 'Valkyrie' filming

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    The German Defense Ministry qualified its stance on "Valkyrie," starring Tom Cruise, left -- who arrived at Cinema Expo in Amsterdam Thursday and discussed making the World War II thriller -- saying that it has no opposition to the film shooting in Germany. (Getty Images photo)Read more

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  2. Blockbuster to shutter 282 stores this year

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    Blockbuster, which closed 290 stores in the U.S. last year, said Thursday that it will shutter another 282 this year. The news comes in the same week that Blockbuster ended its legal dispute with Netflix.Read more

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  3. 'Death' becomes Searchlight

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    Fox Searchlight has optioned Carter Blanchard's spec "Near Death," with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone attached to produce.Read more

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  4. Weinsteins, Koreans toon up

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    The Weinstein Co., animation management powerhouse Gotham Group and the provincial Chungcheongnam-do government of South Korea have joined forces to produce and distribute animated feature films.Read more

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  5. 'Die Hard' vs. Pixar: Trackers smell a rat

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    After a 12-year hiatus, Bruce Willis' John McClane was pulled back into action. "Live Free or Die Hard" took in $9.1 million Wednesday on its first day of national release, the studio said. Still, McClane is destined to find himself overshadowed this weekend by a Parisian rat with a refined palette.Read more

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  6. Rothblum tapped sr. vp for WBITD

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    Sylvia Rothblum has been upped to senior vp and managing director German-speaking ter¬ritories at Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.Read more

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  7. 'Transformers' ads target young kids, group says

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    A child advocacy group complained Thursday to the Federal Trade Commission that ads and toys tied to the upcoming "Transformers" movie are aimed at children as young as 2 years old even though the film is rated PG-13.Read more

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  8. 'School' in session via Arthouse Films

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    Arthouse Films has nabbed worldwide rights to "The Cool School: How Los Angeles Learned to Love Modern Art," a documentary narrated by Jeff Bridges.Read more

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  9. Streisand awarded Legion of Honor medal

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week -- and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor.Read more

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  10. Reid inks 2-year deal at ABC

    5:00 am 6/29/2007

    Alex Reid has inked a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. "Malcolm in the Middle" alum Reid will join the studio's upcoming ABC comedy series "Samantha Who?" as co-executive producer.Read more

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