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    Movie Biz Blows Hot, Cold for Weinsteins, Universal, DreamWorks, Disney, Miramax

    Hollywood is like one big science experiment, with constantly shifting transfers of heat and power and pockets of freezing cold.

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    Hollywood Health Report

    Each day brings more news of a troubled company needing debt restructuring or a management overhaul. The Weinstein Co. and MGM are just the latest examples. All the studios face pressure from their corporate parents in a grim recession amid declining ad and DVD revenues. Sales are down across the bo...

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    Tarantino Promos Inglourious Basterds, Top 20 Films

    First, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most entertaining people to be around, period. So put him on the campaign trail for a new movie and we get to enjoy the results. (Is he really going to do a Len Deighton movie? The Ipcress File gets my vote.)

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    Box Office: "It Might" Opens Loud; Other Openers Quiet (UPDATED)

    Davis Guggenheim's "It Might Get Loud" topped all specialty openers this weekend, according to final numbers provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The doc - which features rare on-the-road discussions with Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White - grossed $92,679 from its 7 initial screens. That...

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    Mad Men's "Secret" Product Placements

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    TIFF Talks: Rock, Caine, Levinson and Egoyan Lead Fest's Announced Events

    Chris Rock, Michael Caine, Neil Jordan, Frederick Wiseman, Barry Levinson, Joe Dante, Peter Berg, and Atom Egoyan are among those set for the 34th Toronto International Film Festival's extensive discussions, panels and master classes. Announced today, those names are divided up into both the Maveri...

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    Toronto Adds New Docs; Introduces One Day "Doc Conference"

    The 34th Toronto International Film Festival had added five new documentaries to its growing program, with topics ranging from a Ruth Gruber bio, a multi-faceted look at modern China, a controversial exploration into the world of the Saharawi refugees, a probing study on autism and the story of Disn...

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    Introducing Palace Players

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