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  • CANNES: China's Mili Pictures Plays 'Ping Pong' At New LA Office

    Chinese animation firm Mili Pictures has opened a division in Los Angeles. The unit is headed by Bill Borden, a US producer with credits including "High School Musical," "Kung Fu Hustle" and "Mission: Impossible 3." The LA offshoot has now begun pre-...
  • CANNES: Films Distribution Boards 'Housebound'

    PARIS - Adding to its select slate of high-profile genre features, Paris-based Films Distribution has acquired world sales rights to the comedic mystery/horror pic "Housebound." The feature debut of Gerard Johnstone, "Housebound" played to critical...
  • Village Roadshow and Warner Bros. Fall for China's 'Snow Girl'

    SHANGHAI -- Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Warner Bros. Pictures are to co-finance and co-produce 3-D Chinese fantasy film "Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal." The film is now in production and is produced by Desen International Media. It...
  • Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers

     Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers
    The commercial opens with a car whipping around a corner. The boilerplate adland disclaimer in tiny type on the bottom of the screen — "Professional driver. Closed course." — has become so familiar over the years that we know what it says...
  • Sigourney Weaver Returning to 'Avatar' Sequels as New Character

    Sigourney Weaver will return to James Cameron's trio of "Avatar" sequels as a new character. Cameron and 20th Century Fox made the announcement Monday, noting that Weaver's Gracey Augustine character perished in 2009′s "Avatar." "Sigourney and I...
  • New 'rock snot' research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear

    New 'rock snot' research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear
    For years, those fishing in East Coast waterways have faced bans on felt-soled boots and urgings that they scrub their gear to combat the spread of a pervasive algae. But a recent Dartmouth College study could turn such thinking on its head. Didymo, a...
  • Airfare: $979 round-trip fare from LAX to London on Air New Zealand

    Airfare: $979 round-trip fare from LAX to London on Air New Zealand
    Here’s a fare to London that may put a smile on your face -- especially in light of summer fares that are hovering at the $1,500 range. Air New Zealand is offering a $979 round trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees. It isn't for prime summer...
  • 'The Wonder 3D' set as First China-New Zealand Co-Production

    British director Peter Hewitt ("Sliding Doors," "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey") has begun pre-production on "The Wonder" a teen fantasy-adventure that is the first joint feature-film venture between China and New Zealand. Willow Shields and Karl Urban...
  • Prince George will learn to sail; William, Beckham team up

    Prince George will learn to sail; William, Beckham team up
    Call him Sailor George! Kate Middleton has reportedly said that she wants to teach her little prince how to sail. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on Tuesday, spending the afternoon with English sailor...
  • Tony Awards Go Global with Live Broadcast in More Than 30 Countries

    Matching the increasingly international reach of Broadway fare, the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live in more than 30 countries around the world. With a starry cast of presenters and performers led by Hugh Jackman, this year's kudofest...
  • Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor

    Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor
    Mary Bracken Neale, a retired natal intensive care nurse and ocean sailor, died of cancer May 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born Mary Elizabeth Bracken in Baltimore and raised on Atwood Road, she was the daughter of Thomas...