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  • LAFF 2014: 'Man From Reno,' Debra Granik win top prizes

    LAFF 2014: 'Man From Reno,' Debra Granik win top prizes
    A fictional detective story and a documentary about a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder took home the top prizes at the closing night of the Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday. Dave Boyle's “Man From Reno” was given the...
  • 'Man From Reno,' Debra Granik's 'Stray Dog' Win L.A. Film Festival Awards (Complete List)

    Dave Boyle's "Man From Reno" (pictured) won the narrative jury award at the Los Angeles Film Festival awards announced Thursday evening, while Debra Granik's Vietnam vet story "Stray Dog" won the jury documentary prize. Damian John Harper's "Los à ngeles"...
  • Clint Eastwood Offers History Lesson as 'Jersey Boys' Closes L.A. Film Festival

    Clint Eastwood, in a slick red suit, opted for a bit of a history lesson from 50 years ago Thursday night as he introduced Warner Bros.' "Jersey Boys" as the final film of the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival. "I guess 'A Fistful Of Dollars' closed the...
  • Social Media Buzz: Kevin Hart's 'Think Like a Man Too' Set for Top Spot

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • Kevin Hart, 'Think Like a Man Too' Eye No. 1 at the Box Office

    It's deja vu for Kevin Hart at the box office with Sony/Screen Gem's "Think Like a Man 2" heading for an estimated $34 million opening weekend at the U.S. box office. That's the same turf occupied two years ago by the original "Think Like a Man," which...
  • Box Office: 'Think Like a Man Too' Parties to $30 Mil Debut

    "Think Like a Man Too," raised the roof at multiplexes this weekend, carousing its way to $30 million domestically, according to studio estimates. The Sony Pictures and Screen Gems sequel premiered on 2,225 screens and cost a modest $24 million to...
  • Ted Turner Tapped for Film Independent Humanitarian Award

    Film Independent has announced that Ted Turner has been selected to be first recipients of its Humanitarian Award. The kudo is aimed at recognizing an individual in the world of film and television whose work has demonstrated a deep commitment to...
  • Five Questions for Los Angeles Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain

    Stephanie Allain is in her third year as director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 11-19, kicking off with "Snowpiercer" and closing with "Jersey Boys." It's the fifth straight year that the festival -- now in its 20th year -- has been in...
  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
  • Relativity Ramping Up Acquisitions, Hires Matt Brodlie

    Relativity has hired veteran executive Matt Brodlie as exec VP of acquisitions, touting the move as a sign that the minimajor is ramping up its acquisition slate. He will report to Relativity president Tucker Tooley. Brodlie started and ran the U.S....
  • Film Review: 'Earth to Echo'

    Boasting the dubious distinction of being the first found-footage adventure made for family audiences, "Earth to Echo" reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound. Tyro helmer Dave Green wears...