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  • UrbanWorld Film Festival to Open with 'Beyond the Lights'

    The 2014 UrbanWorld Film Festival, the 18th annual fest presented by BET and sponsored by HBO, has set a lineup of 70 films including opener "Beyond the Lights" from director Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball," "The Secret Life of Bees")....
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while...
  • Emmys 2014: Deaths, weddings: Additional categories for this year's awards

    Any group of awards bestowed by one group of humans on another will inevitably be considered arbitrary, political, meaningless, myopic or absurd (unless, of course, you win one, at which time they become shiny symbols of wisdom and insight). The Emmys...
  • Media and Entertainment Mega Mergers Increase 50%

    Size matters in media. The big companies keep getting bigger, with the number of mergers and acquisitions between major players increasing substantially during the past year, according to a report by PwC. This year has already seen a number of splashy...
  • U.K.'s Channel 4 Acquires Stakes in Four Indie Production Companies

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired minority stakes in four independent production companies -- Arrow Media, Lightbox, Popkorn and True North. The investments have been made from its ?20 million ($33.2...
  • Comcast, Hoping to Hook Kids on Cable, Launches Internet-Based TV Service with 7 Colleges

    Comcast has found a new bundling model to bring pay TV to the next generation of consumers: The cable giant is delivering an 80-channel package, streamed to computers, tablets and smartphones, for free with the price of room and board for college kids....
  • Piece of Mind: LCF holds a special-effects place in his heart

    Piece of Mind: LCF holds a special-effects place in his heart
    Flipping through vintage Valley Suns in late July to assemble items for the August “10-20-30” history articles, my eyes fell on a story published Aug. 20, 1964 that featured a local 17-year-old filmmaker who had directed and produced four 10-...
  • Jack Lemmon retreat in Malibu is up for lease

    Jack Lemmon retreat in Malibu is up for lease
    A Malibu beach house that actress-model Felicia Farr shared with her late husband, actor Jack Lemmon, is up for lease at $12,500 a month. The beach retreat, with ocean and sunset views, has dining, family and living rooms, a solarium, three bedrooms,...
  • Paris-Based CG Cinema and Kinology Step Into Turkish Drama 'Mustang'

    PARIS -- Charles Gilibert's CG Cinema, the outfit behind Olivier Assayas' Cannes-competing "Clouds of Sils Maria," is set to produce of Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut, "Mustang." Co-written by Alice Winocour ("Augustine") and Gamze Ergüven, the...
  • Paris-based CG Cinema and Kinology Step Into Turkish Drama 'Mustang'

    PARIS- Charles Gillibert's CG Cinema, the outfit behind Olivier Assayas' Cannes-competing "Clouds of Sils Maria," is set to produce of Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut, "Mustang." Co-written by Alice Winocour ("Augustine") and Gamze Ergüven, the...
  • Robin Williams: Memorable lines from a stand-up comedian

    Robin Williams: Memorable lines from a stand-up comedian
    Robin Williams won an Oscar and was a movie star for more than three decades. Fans also had a soft spot in their hearts for the role that made him famous, the sweet alien Mork from Ork in the 1978-82 ABC sitcom "Mork & Mindy." But seeing Williams live...