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    Mid-Summer Box Office Wrap: Top Ten Chart, Studio Report Card

    At mid-summer, the box office is lagging just behind last year's pace and ticket sales are flat, reports Anthony D'Alessandro, who charts the season's winners, losers and studio market shares so far (as of last weekend). Will red-hot Inception take the number one box office crown from Toy Story 3? S...

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    Ridley Scott to Produce YouTube's "Life in a Day" Documenting July 24, 2010

    Ridley Scott to Produce YouTube's "Life in a Day" Documenting July 24, 2010

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    FUTURES | "The Sicilian Girl" Director Marco Amenta

    When he was a photojournalist, Marco Amenta once surreptitiously took photos of two young Mafiosi who were in hiding. When they heard he was snooping around, they called him and asked to meet at a pizzeria in Corleone, Sicily. "What do you do?" asked Amenta, recalling the story with some reticence. ...

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    NYT: Google & Verizon May Reach Deal that Threatens Net Neutrality

    NYT: Google & Verizon May Reach Deal that Threatens Net Neutrality

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    On the Rise: Aubrey Plaza of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"

    Sardonic should be up-and-comer Aubrey Plaza's middle name. The comedic actress, best known for her role as Seth Rogen's hipster love interest in Judd Apatow's "Funny People," knows her way around a good sarcastic jab. Her voice, mannerisms and bookish look are all enthused with a playful detachedne...

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    The British Dilemma: UK Film Council Axed

    The bombshell dropped by Britain's government closing the U.K. Film Council with "no notice and no consultation" should send a collective shudder through the entire film community. Except for the U.S., all nations have government support for industry initiatives, education, film funding and their country's film distribution. The UK Film Council is the Government-backed lead agency for film in the UK ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.Below is the Guardian's story on it and the reactions of John Woodward, chief executive of the U.K. Films Council and Tim Bevan w...

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    Early Reviews: The Expendables

    The two trades are split on the new action flick The Expendables, which I have been avoiding like the plague--clearly I am not in the target male demo. Interestingly, THR's Sheri Linden finds the testosterone fest worthwhile, while Variety's Peter Debruge does not. UPDATE: Time Out London does not m...

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    3-D Stats are Trending Down

    Hollywood would like to think that 3-D cures all ills. But the stats don't lie, as a discerning public picks and chooses the 3-D movies that are clearly worth paying a premium for. Check out The Wrap's analylsis of 3-D performance. The studios may want to reconsider throwing good money after bad whe...

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    New Audience Award for 2010 Gothams

    New Audience Award for 2010 Gothams

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    BAFTA/LA to Honor Christopher Nolan and Michael Sheen

    BAFTA/LA to Honor Christopher Nolan and Michael Sheen

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