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  1. Oliver Stone Slams Chinese Film Industry at Beijing Festival

    9:31 pm PDT 04/16/2014
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    The Oscar winning director sparked tension when he said that that no true co-production is possible until filmmakers in China address Chairman Mao Zedong's controversial legacy. READ MORE

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  2. Sony Sells Stake in Video Game Maker for $150 Million

    7:05 pm PDT 04/16/2014
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    The sale of its share in Square Enix is part of Sony's financial restructuring as it struggles to get its accounts back into the black. READ MORE

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  3. Discovery Out of Bidding Process for U.K.'s Channel 5

    3:21 pm PDT 04/16/2014
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    The cable networks powerhouse was one of a number of suitors for the British broadcaster whose owner Richard Desmond has been looking for a higher price. READ MORE

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  4. Next-Gen Startup Stage TEN Jumps on Virtual TV Train

    11:16 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The Toronto-based startup becomes the first Canadian digital player to list on AngelList, the U.S. social network for tech investors. READ MORE

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  5. Banff to Honor Henry Winkler With Tribute

    10:49 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The actor, director and producer who played the Fonz in the classic U.S. sitcom "Happy Days" will receive an award of excellence at the Canadian Rockies event. READ MORE

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  6. Beijing Film Festival Flexes International Muscle as Red Carpet Rolls Out

    10:12 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    China’s burgeoning film market is proving a powerful draw for overseas industry players, while Oliver Stone advised local filmmakers not to follow Hollywood's lead. READ MORE

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  7. One-Third of Middle East Audiences Find Hollywood Content Morally Harmful

    10:03 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    A survey conducted by Northwestern University in Qatar in partnership with Doha Film Institute, the first of its kind in the region, indicates that 68 percent would support banning offensive materials. READ MORE

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  8. Endemol's 'Host in the Box' Lands First Deal in Spain

    9:42 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    Spain's free channel Cuatro picked up the factual entertainment format created by Endemol Germany following its MIPTV debut. READ MORE

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  9. Spain's Vertice 360 Declares Insolvency

    9:35 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    Spanish stock exchange authorities suspended trading on the company after the announcement. READ MORE

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  10. China Film Import Quota Will Open Up in 2017, Says Top Local Producer

    9:25 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    Hollywood has long pushed for free trade in the booming Chinese film market, and producer and CCTV executive Lu Hongshi says it's just a matter of time. READ MORE

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  11. Major South Korean Film Premieres Canceled Following Massive Shipwreck

    9:18 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    With hundreds still missing from a ferry that sunk off the southwest coast of Korea on Wednesday, major red-carpet events for "Rio 2" and "Make Your Move 3D" have been called off to mourn the tragedy. READ MORE

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  12. 'It's the Best and Worst of Times for Chinese Cinema,' Says Director Lu Chuan

    6:54 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The in-demand director of "City of Life and Death" discuses his upcoming documentary project with Disney, and the exciting opportunities by myriad shortfalls of the current Chinese film business. READ MORE

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  13. Cannes Fest Unveils Short-Film, Student Selections

    6:54 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    Abbas Kiarostami heads up the short film and Cinefondation section juries. READ MORE

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  14. Concertgoer Claims UB40 Made Her Ear Bleed

    6:03 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    Fans streamed out of one of the reggae band's concerts in the U.K., complaining the bass was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms." READ MORE

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  15. Malta Boosts Production Cash Rebates

    5:53 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    Movies that have shot on the Mediterranean island include "World War Z," "Captain Phillips" and "Gladiator." READ MORE

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  16. Angela Lansbury of 'Murder, She Wrote' Fame Made a Dame

    5:27 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The 88-year-old, who played amateur detective Jessica Fletcher on the classic CBS show, received her honor from the Queen at Windsor Castle. READ MORE

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  17. Japan's Studio Ghibli Producing Its First Film With a Theme Song in English

    4:58 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    American singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn is writing the theme for "When Marnie Was There," which will also feature two female leads -- another first for the anime hit factory. READ MORE

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  18. 'Downton Abbey' Producer Developing Sigmund Freud Crime Drama

    4:47 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    Created by "The X-Files" writer Frank Spotnitz and writer/director Nicholas Meyer for NBCUniversal's Carnival Films, "Freud: The Secret Casebook" sees the father of psychoanalysis become the first criminal profiler. READ MORE

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  19. Fox's Star Chinese Movies Launches Asian Film Slate

    4:44 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The channel has three films in the works for Hong Kong, two for Taiwan, and two for Singapore, along with a TV mini-series project it says will be helmed by a film director and produced to a high-quality "international standard." READ MORE

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  20. Imax Forms Joint Venture to Distribute Home Theater Content in China

    4:30 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    The deal with Wasu Digital TV Media Group will see Hollywood and local theatrical content marketed to Chinese households. READ MORE

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  21. China Introduces TV Broadcast Rule to Prevent Channels From All Airing the Same Show

    3:15 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    "The worst for Chinese audiences was when 18 stations broadcast the same TV drama at once," said one local media expert of the current situation. READ MORE

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