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    Dwight Caines Moves Into Sony's Top Marketing Spot

    More and more, executives who know the digital universe are moving up the studio ranks. See Kevin Tsujihara at Warners and Amy Powell at Paramount, and now Dwight Caines at Sony. He replaces respected outgoing marketing president Marc Weinstock, who was himself a rising star when he moved to the stu...

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    Sony Concert Doc 'One Direction' Boosts Labor Day Weekend Box Office, 'Closed Circuit' Flops

    Forget the September doldrums. Sony's Brit boy band 3-D concert film "One Direction" was a solid number one. And major support came from four strong holdovers: "The Butler," "We're the Millers," "Planes" and "Elysium." All told, the three days will come in with about $84 million for the top 10, up $...

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    Ira Deutchman

    During Ira's keynote speech at the Art House Convergence this January, he skipped over the entire Fine Line era of his career because it was getting too long. Here it resurfaces as a class he did at University of Michigan

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    Neill Blomkamp's Next Project, A.I. Robot Film 'Chappie,' To Be Produced by Sony

    Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will be co-producing Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie," the director's follow-up to this past weekend's "Elysium." The script, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, centers on an Artificial Intelligence robot, named Chappie, stolen by a duo of gangsters who plan to use...

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    Tom Rothman To Revive TriStar Label

    At a time when they have been under some pressure after a string of summer losers, Sony CEO Michael Lynton and SPE co-chairman Amy Pascal are creating a joint venture with Rothman--that means he's putting some of his own skin in the game--and giving him the TriStar Productions label. Rothman will de...

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    Why 'Grown Ups 2' Scoring Best Sony Opening Day Since 'Skyfall' Is No Surprise; 'Fruitvale Station' Opens Strong

    Dennis Dugan's name doesn't often come to mind when thinking of top American directors. But the one-time actor (whose lead role in ABC's short-lived 1970s "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye" was his acting high point) has over the last two decades made 17 films that in total have amassed a domestic gro...

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    Sam Mendes Returns to Direct 'Bond 24'

    The "will he or won't he" is now over. Director Sam Mendes is confirmed to return to helm "Bond 24."

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    'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' & 'The Amazing Spider-Man 4' Get Official Release Dates

    Well, it looks like the series spawned by Marc Webb will accomplish what Sam Raimi failed to do: get to four films. With a trilogy long expected, the expansion to a fourth film is certainly big news -- especially when the second movie hasn't dropped yet -- and perhaps speaks to Sony's confidence in ...

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    E3 Day One

    The first day of E3 was a blur of pixels, PR, and people. There were a ton of games that were playable on the show floor. I looked around, and was more impressed with some of the lesser known games than the parade of sequels and reimagining of existing IPs, but since there were so many, I’m going to...

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    Box Office: Will Smith Tumbles With 'After Earth'; 'Fast & Furious 6' Holds On To #1

    Has there ever been any franchise quote like the "Fast And Furious" films? Since Justin Lin took over the series, the grosses have risen with each installment. His "The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift" collected $158 million globally seven years ago, and now, three movies later, "Fast And Furious ...

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