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IFC presents Mia Hansen-Løve’s Cannes entry Bergman Island, Film Movement brings Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy to the arthouse this weekend, as A24’s surprise hit Lamb and Greenwich Entertainment’s The Rescue go wider week two after a strong open. It’s early days but a nascent specialty revival may be in the works ahead of a stream of
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Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s sequel Halloween Kills, which is also available on Uni’s streaming service Peacock today to paid subscribers, made $4.85M from 7PM shows last night booked at 2,950 theaters. The rebooted franchise from filmmaker David Gordon Green, and starring the franchise’s legend Jamie Lee Curtis of six pics, is expected to open to mid-to-high $30Ms, for what is
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In his first year working in film and TV, hair department head Barry Lee Moe (IATSE Local 706) had an experience that forever changed his perspective on the industry. After driving to set one morning on an early call, he came to learn that there had been an accident. “One of our truck drivers just
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From the moment Netflix announced itself as an original programming player with House Of Cards, the streamer has been touting its great relationship with talent. That reputation has taken hit over the last week in the wake of Dave Chappelle’s controversial new special The Closer which has had top Netflix talent denounce the comedian’s comments
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For the first time in its 128-year history, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees could go on strike this weekend and shut most of Hollywood down, unless the studios, networks and streamers agree to a new contract for below the line workers. In that context of conflict, which show is the one you have
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EXCLUSIVE:  Former IFC Films Distribution Boss Justin DiPietro is heading to Cohen Media Group as their new Head of Marketing and Distribution. DiPietro arrives to Cohen Media Group from Netflix where he served as their Director of Sales and Distribution. DiPietro managed theatrical sales for half of the U.S., including the Los Angeles market, and helped
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Alamo Drafthouse Wednesday announced the opening of its Manhattan theater as the chain expands it footprint in a slowly recovering arthouse market. Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan, in the financial district, plans a soft launch through Oct. 21 with guest discounts on concessions as staff trains and gets up to speed. It’s the company’s third New
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The controversy over Netflix’s Dave Chappelle special The Closer continued today with allegations that employees had raised concerns about the doc before it debuted, reports of a planned walkout next week by and in support of the company’s trans employees and a leaked memo from company co-CEO Ted Sarandos maintaining that violent or abusive content
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EXCLUSIVE: Exhibition need not worry: After October’s vibrant box office, there is indeed more blockbuster business to come in November. Deadline has learned that advance ticket sales for Disney/Marvel’s Eternals, opening on Nov. 5, are already quite huge. Insiders say advance sales for the movie from Oscar winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao, is estimated to have racked up
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BBC Studios has appointed chief finance officer Tom Fussell as CEO, more than one year after Tim Davie moved to become DG. Fussell has held the interim post since September 2020, overseeing the producer-distributor’s global strategy. He will lead on the development of ambitious expansion plans as Davie tasks BBC Studios with boosting commercial returns
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Netflix engineer Tara Field has been reinstated after she criticized the company’s new Dave Chappelle special on Twitter. Netflix has maintained that her suspension had nothing to do with that criticism, but was rather about Field’s unauthorized attendance — and that of two other employees — at a high-level meeting. “It is absolutely untrue to
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MGM/United Artists Releasing/Eon’s Monday box office for No Time to Die came in much higher than the $5M-$6M expected with $6.94M thanks to the Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday in the Northeast. That figure bests previous Daniel Craig Bond first Mondays, i.e. Spectre ($5.3M) back in 2015, 2008’s Quantum of Solace ($4.1M) and 2006’s Casino Royale ($3.8M). No
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HBO Max has unveiled a first-look image and clip for its Head of the Class reboot, featuring original cast member Robin Givens, also announcing that the comedy’s 10-episode first season will debut on November 4. The multi-camera series from executive producer Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso, Scrubs) is based on a sitcom created by Rich Eustis
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Refresh for latest…: MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die has sped the Aston Martin past the $300M global mark, coming off of an $89.54M sophomore frame at the international box office. That lifts James Bond 25’s overseas cume to $257.27M and, including domestic’s start this session, brings the worldwide total to $313.3M. The overall drop from
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Granville Adams, who portrayed Zahir Arif in HBO’s Oz, died after a battle with cancer. He was 58. The news was confirmed on Sunday by multiple friends including Oz‘s showrunner/executive producer Tom Fontana, and costars Kirk Acevedo and Harold Perrineau. “I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer,” Acevedo shared via Twitter.
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Kim Kardashian West showed off her social connections during her hosting stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, assembling an impressive roster of guest stars in the dating reality series parody skit The Dream Guy. A take on ABC’s The Bachelorette, it featured Kardashian as Rochelle, a single woman during a ritual resembling The Bachelor/The Bachelorette’s
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“We cannot let fear define us in this moment,” proclaims Sonequa Martin-Green in the explosive trailer for Star Trek: Discovery’s upcoming fourth season. “The future remains uncertain, but the captain in me knows anything is possible,” Martin-Green’s Captain Michael Burnham adds amidst images of loss and also of laughter for the Paramount+ series Oh yeah,
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United Artist Releasing/MGM/Eon’s No Time to Die clocked $6.3M from Thursday previews which began at 4PM, making it the best Bond domestic preview number ever, 19% ahead of Spectre‘s $5.25M six years ago. The figure also exceeds the preview nights of previous 007 Daniel Craig movies Skyfall ($4.6M off midnight shows) and Quantum of Solace ($2.5M off 8PM showtimes0. While No Time to
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