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  1. Advertising on Pay TV Banned in Russia in 2015

    8:00 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    International networks including Discovery and Disney Channel will also have to comply. READ MORE

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  2. France Eyes Shortened SVOD Window for Films Ahead of Netflix Launch

    6:09 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    With the streaming giant set to launch in the country from neighboring Luxembourg, it won't be bound by the current three-year window, which the government is planning to shorten to two. READ MORE

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  3. U.K. 2013 Production Spend Rose, Number of Film Releases Hit High

    5:50 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    The British Film Institute predicts that Britain will overtake Japan in terms of total filmed entertainment revenue by 2018 as the box office broke the $1.7 billion mark for the third year in a row. READ MORE

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  4. Toronto Fest's Bollywood Connection to Continue With 'Mary Kom' Premiere

    4:00 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    Viacom18's sports biopic starring Priyanka Chopra is the latest Indian film to be given its debut at the festival following in the footsteps of "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna," "Singh is Kingg" and "Dil Bole Hadippa." READ MORE

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  5. Spanish Broadcasters Report Mixed Results

    3:21 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    Atresmedia posted buoyant numbers on Thursday but the welcome increase in television ad spending in the industry couldn't save Mediaset Spain's profits heading south. READ MORE

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  6. Zhang Yimou Sues Hong Kong Film Company

    2:28 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    The veteran Chinese director demands Beijing New Pictures pay $2.4 million that he says the company owes him for 2009 release "A Simple Noodle Story." READ MORE

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  7. Venice: David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini' in Competition Lineup

    1:56 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    UPDATED: The world’s oldest film fest's lineup includes movies from Lars Von Trier and James Franco and films starring Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray and Jennifer Aniston. READ MORE

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  8. China's Wanda Plans to Buy 'One or Two Large International Entertainment Companies‎'

    1:33 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    Amid consolidation chatter in the U.S., the owner of exhibition giant AMC says it plans to become a "real" multinational company and "intensify" its investment in the entertainment sector globally. READ MORE

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  9. PiFan Market Closes With Awards for Experimental Indian and Chinese Genre Films

    12:02 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    The NAFF market featured a record number of participants this year with 6 of 27 titles taking home cash prizes. READ MORE

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  10. Chinese Tourism Company Sues Paramount Over 'Transformers 4' Snub

    11:05 pm PDT 07/23/2014
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    Chongquing Wulong Karst Tourism Co is suing film's backers for failing to show logo in scenes shot in Wulong and breaking the terms of $770,000 product placement contract. READ MORE

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  11. Disney's 'Big Hero 6' to Premiere at Tokyo Film Fest

    2:55 pm PDT 07/23/2014
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    The festival will close with Takashi Yamazaki's live-action "Parasyte" adaptation. READ MORE

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  12. Ukraine Reinstates State Film Funding

    10:03 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    The amount available will be roughly half of the original sum, with one proposal calling for a tax that Internet providers would have to pay to boost the available financing. READ MORE

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  13. Lionsgate Pacts With Finnish Gaming Startup Next Games

    5:48 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    The tie-up follows the mini-studio hiring Peter Levin to turn existing properties like "Divergent" and "The Hunger Games" into video games. READ MORE

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  14. Rule 1: Talk About Anything Political in Hollywood ... Except Gaza

    5:00 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    Even passionate industry supporters of Israel stay silent but privately call pro-Palestinian celeb tweets "uninformed" as dinner-table conversation goes dark. READ MORE

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  15. London Olympics Organizer Sebastian Coe Seen as Favorite for BBC Trust Chair Post

    4:43 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    The winner of four Olympic medals chaired the organizing committee for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, earnings praise for making them a success. READ MORE

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  16. British Director Peter Webber Plans Follow-Up to 'Girl With a Pearl Earring'

    3:48 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    The new film, tentatively titled "Medusa," is also based on the story behind a famous painting and will be produced by Raphaella De Laurentiis. READ MORE

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  17. Peaches Geldof Death 'Drug Related,' Says Coroner

    3:37 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    The British TV presenter died of a heroin overdose in April, 14 years after the death of her mother Paula Yates. READ MORE

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  18. Deauville Film Festival to Honor Will Ferrell

    2:50 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    The American film fest in France will offer a retrospective of his work, with festival director Bruno Barde calling the actor "the king of American comedy." READ MORE

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  19. U.K. Regulator to Probe Kremlin-Backed News Network Over Bias Complaints

    2:44 am PDT 07/23/2014
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    Ofcom inquiry follows viewer complaints over "slanted coverage" of Malaysian Airlines passenger jet shot down in Ukraine. READ MORE

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