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  • 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...
  • Watch: Chris Evans in 'Snowpiercer' Trailer

    Radius-TWC has debuted its official U.S. trailer for Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer." Chris Evans stars with Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer in the sci-fi spectacle based on Jean-Marc Rochette's comicbook...
  • Liam Hemsworth's 'Cut Bank' Gets U.S. Distribution

    A24 and DirecTV have acquired U.S. rights to Liam Hemsworth's thriller "Cut Bank" two months after its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. "Cut Bank" will screen Sept. 10 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program....
  • Moviemaker looking to sweep the board

    Moviemaker looking to sweep the board
    Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!" And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While...
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners

    Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners
    It might be a little early in the year to hear the phrase “…and the winners are…” But those words rung throughout BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Saturday -- a happy day for a handful of fimmakers. Film Independent, which...
  • Festival Alternatives Exist for Indie Filmmakers

    The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the entertainment industry evolves and marketplace grows more...
  • Tribeca Film Fest Has Lost Its Footing But Found Its Calling

    Compared to other sprocket operas of its size and stature, the Tribeca Film Festival is still an astonishingly young to-do. Founded in 2002, the event has only just entered its teens, and like any entity that age, its identity remains in flux. I say...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
  • Best feature film '12 Years a Slave' sweeps Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated....