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  • Telefonica Charges Into Digital TV With Purchase of Canal Plus Spain

    Faced with a contracting telco market in Europe, Spain's Telefonica did what seems logical: It bought the country's largest pay-TV operator. Now the telephone and Internet giant can settle into what seems like a growth market -- content creation and...
  • Picture Tree Acquires Paulo Coelho Biopic 'The Pilgrim' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Berlin-based international sales and production outfit Picture Tree Intl. has secured the global distribution rights for the Paulo Coelho biopic "The Pilgrim -- the Best Story of Paulo Coelho" from Brazilian production house Cuatro Dama Filmes....
  • Sony Pictures rides 'Spider-Man' to strong fiscal first quarter

    Sony Pictures Entertainment rode the box office performance of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "22 Jump Street" to a profitable fiscal first quarter. For the three months ending June 30, Sony Pictures posted operating income of $78 million, up 109%...
  • 'Expendables 2′ Director Simon West Turns to Crowdfunding for 'Salty'

    Action specialist Simon West has turned to crowdfunding to finance his action-comedy "Salty" -- with backers receiving an actual stake. The British director made the announcement Wednesday on the U.K. SyndicateRoom crowdfunding platform through a video...
  • Sony Housecleaning Continues as Ad Exec Tommy Gargotta Steps Down

    Tommy Gargotta is stepping aside as president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Creative Advertising -- the latest in a long line of departures as studio toppers continue a major housecleaning. An informed source told Variety that Gargotta may remain at Sony in...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' Surpasses Group of New Releases to Top Home Video Sales Chart

    In a robust week for fresh product, five of the seven top home entertainment sellers the week ending July 27 were new releases. The Sony Pictures drama "Heaven is for Real," about the changes in a family's life when their young son claims to have visited...
  • Michael Pavlic Replacing Tommy Gargotta as Sony's President, Worldwide Advertising

    Wasting no time, Sony has announced that Michael Pavlic will replace Tommy Gargotta as president, worldwide creative advertising. On Tuesday, Gargotta stepped down from his post at the Culver City-based studio. Pavlic was quickly promoted from...
  • Stereo D plans expansion into Canada

    Stereo D plans expansion into Canada
    Stereo D, a Burbank visual effects company, plans to move a significant portion of its workforce north of the border. The company, which specializes in the conversion of movies to a 3-D format, told employees this morning that the studio is planning...
  • Women Prevailing Despite Sexism in Slowly-Changing Below-the-Line Industry

    When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on "Men in Black 3," the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don't like to work with women. "He told me he wouldn't be able to sleep, thinking I wasn't going to make it to the set and that I...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • Sony Pictures' Jeff Blake Leaving Marketing-Distribution Top Slot

    Jeff Blake is leaving his post as chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony Pictures, a position he's held since 2005. Blake, who has been at the studio for 22 years, will exit Aug. 1. Sony did not immediately indicate if Blake's slot...