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Bobby Robson Documentary Goes International With Dogwoof (EXCLUSIVE)

The producer of “Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager” has signed a deal with Dogwoof, which will handle international sales on the feature documentary about the legendary English soccer manager. The film was made by London-based Noah Media Group. It had a limited theatrical release in the U.K. and is available on digital platforms – […].....»»

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Alibaba Looking at Expansion in Advertising, Media Sectors

China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba has agreed to pay $2.23 billion for a roughly 10% stake in Focus Media. The digital advertising company which operates screens in subways and elevators across China. The move holds the potential to boost Alibaba’s core e-commerce operations. But it also extends the reach for Alibaba as a media operator, and […].....»»

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‘Skyscraper’ Tops China Box Office With $48 Million Opening

“Skyscraper” comfortably topped the Chinese box office on its opening weekend. It enjoyed a 50% market share and earned $48 million, according to local data tracker Ent Group. The prospect of a burning tower block should terrify audiences in China, where so many citizens live in vertical cities. But with the hugely popular Dwayne Johnson […].....»»

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Kidnapped, Robbed, Hospitalized (Reports)

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of jewelry early Sunday, according to reports in The Associated Press and TMZ. He was hospitalized shortly afterward. The New York Police Department told the AP that the MC, 22, (real name: Daniel Hernandez) said he was in the passenger seat of a car that was bumped […].....»»

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‘Legion’: Jeph Loeb, Nathaniel Halpern Talk ‘X-Men’ Universe Connections

FX’s “Legion” may be television’s most unorthodox superhero show. A critical favorite, it also has relatively few connections to its source material, Marvel’s “X-Men” franchise, in terms of characters taken directly from the comics. Speaking at a Hall H panel for the show Sunday at Comic-Con in San Diego, Marvel Television chief Jeph Loeb said […].....»»

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‘Skyscraper’ tops China Box Office with $48 Million Opening

“Skyscraper” comfortably topped the Chinese box office on its opening weekend. It enjoyed a 50% market share and earned $48 million, according to local data tracker Ent Group. The prospect of a burning tower block should terrify audiences in China, where so many citizens live in vertical cities. But with the hugely popular Dwayne Johnson-leading […].....»»

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Nicole Maines on Why the ScarJo Casting Controversy Matters

Nicole Maines is on her way to breaking barriers after being cast as the first on-screen transgender superhero for The CW’s “Supergirl.” As a trans actress playing a trans character, Maines had some thoughts on the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson’s casting as the lead in “Rug & Tug,” a film about trans man Dante Tex […].....»»

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‘Mayans MC’ Creator Kurt Sutter Reveals How He Cast Series Lead JD Pardo

“Mayans MC” creator Kurt Sutter described the process by which he selected JD Pardo to lead the upcoming FX series, which tells the story of the Latino outlaw motorcycle club first featured in “Sons of Anarchy.” “I saw his read with a couple other actors and sort of knew what I was looking for,” Sutter […].....»»

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The Secret Majesty of ABBA: They Were the Feminine Pop Opera of Their Time

In the ’70s, you always tended to hear two things about ABBA: that they were most stratospherically successful pop group since the Beatles (which was true); and that musically, they were a shiny bouncy joke — the quintessence of bubble-gum triviality, four smiling Swedish troubadours in space-age polyester disco suits singing happy jingles of ear […].....»»

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WB SDCC Roundup: Nicole Maines Cast as First Transgender Superhero on ‘Supergirl’, ‘Riverdale’ Nabs Penelope Ann Miller

Warner Bros. Television had plenty of news coming out of its Comic-Con panels, including the casting of Nicole Maines as the first transgender superhero on “Supergirl,” Chris Klein as the new big bad of “The Flash” and Penelope Ann Miller as a district attorney on “Riverdale.”  Supergirl Three new cast members are joining the DC […].....»»

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Nicole Maines on ScarJo Casting Controversy: Cis Actors Playing Trans Characters Furthers Harmful Stereotypes

Nicole Maines is on her way to breaking barriers after being cast as the first on-screen transgender superhero for The CW’s “Supergirl.” As a trans actress playing a trans character, Maines had some thoughts on the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson’s casting as the lead in “Rug & Tug,” a film about trans man Dante Tex […].....»»

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PopPolitics: ‘Dark Money’ Shows the Personal Cost of Out-of-Control Cash in Campaigns (Listen)

WASHINGTON — Kimberly Reed’s new project “Dark Money” pulls off what so many campaign reformers have trouble doing: She captures the personal impact of the flood of cash that has flowed into elections following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. So much focus on money in politics is on Senate and House races; “Dark Money,” which […].....»»

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China Box Office Propels ‘Skyscraper’ to $75 Million Overseas

Can China save “Skyscraper” from collapsing at the box office? Dwayne Johnson’s disaster drama collected $75 million internationally this weekend, propelled by a $45 million bow in China. Along with $11 million this weekend in North America, “Skyscraper” has pocketed $176.8 million globally. The film, which is set in Hong Kong and features a number […].....»»

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Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ Narrowly Edges Past ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ to Land at No. 1

In a twist ending straight out of a movie, “The Equalizer 2” shot past “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ to steal the box office crown. Going into the weekend, it looked like “Mamma Mia! 2” would easily debut at No. 1. Final numbers won’t come in until Monday, but weekend estimates show Sony’s “The […].....»»

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Elmarie Wendel, ‘3rd Rock From the Sun’ Actress, Dies at 89

Elmarie Wendel, who played the Solomon family’s landlord Mrs. Dubcek on “3rd Rock From the Sun,” has died. She was 89. Wendel’s daughter confirmed her death on Instagram Saturday. “#ripelmariewendel,” the post reads. “You were a great mom and a badass dame.” Wendel’s “3rd Rock” co-star Jim Beaver remembered her on social media as well. […].....»»

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SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Deals on Non-Primetime TV, Telemundo

The SAG-AFTRA National Board has approved a tentative three-year agreement covering non-primetime work with the four major television networks. The board, which met Saturday, also approved a first-ever agreement with Telemundo Television Studios covering Spanish-language television performers. The non-primetime deal with the networks includes language limiting auditions in hotel rooms and private residences. Those limits […].....»»

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Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

DURBAN  — As the Durban Film Fest and its parallel industry program, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), unspooled this weekend in South Africa, a focus on issues facing women in the industry has dominated the program. “DFM is unapologetic about putting women on the agenda,” said producer Zoe Ramushu, who moderated a round table on transformation […].....»»

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‘Insecure’ Season 3 to Introduce New ‘Timely’ Show Within The Show

After two years of making mistakes, best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) will finally learn from their pasts in the new season of “Insecure.” Prentice Penny, who serves as executive producer and showrunner of the HBO series, reveals that the upcoming episodes will explore what it means to be an adult and […].....»»

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African Finance Under Spotlight at Durban FilmMart  

DURBAN — Financing African films has always required equal parts imagination and hustle, and as the global movie industry weathers its own seismic upheaval from new financing and distribution challenges, filmmakers on the continent are learning to adapt on the fly. That was the takeaway of a Durban FilmMart panel July 21, where Dayo Ogunyemi, […].....»»

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Sara Blecher’s ‘Mayfair’ Brings Feminine Gaze to Gangster Tale

DURBAN — When we’re first introduced to computer whiz Zaid (Ronak Patani) in the opening scene of Sara Blecher’s “Mayfair,” he’s playing Robin Hood in an east African refugee camp—distributing sacks of food that have been left to rot in an aid group’s warehouse. That charitable impulse gets him canned, the first sign that an […].....»»

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