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    National Geographic Reportedly Being Threatened Over 'SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden'

    According to the New York Post, the National Geographic Channel has received threats due to its plans to premiere the original scripted TV movie "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" on Sunday, November 4th. The New York Post reports that NatGeo has upped its security at the ne...

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    BFI London Announces Industry Programme, Keynote By Harvey Weinstein

    The 56th BFI London Film Festival's Industry Programme includes a keynote address by Harvey Weinstein and a conversation with director Roger Michell. Panels and talks range from the challenges and opportunities of digital platforms, how film culture affects the film industry, film piracy and the ins...

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    Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh Takes Legal Action Against 'New Yorker' Burkle Profile, UPDATE

    Following journalist Connie Bruck's Ron Burkle profile published Monday in The New Yorker entitled "Cashier du Cinema," which depicts Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh as an incompetent businessman (which Hollywood insiders have long suspected) who has lost control of his company to Burkle, Kavana...

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    Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' With Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda Acquired by the Weinstein Co.

    The Weinstein Co. has acquired U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ in-the-works historical biopic “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker as the title character.

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    The French Choose Weinstein's 'The Intouchables' for Foreign Oscar Race

    In a change of direction, a markedly younger seven-member film commission including Cannes director Thierry Fremaux has chosen heart-tugging crowdpleaser "The Intouchables" as their official Oscar submission, their first comedy.

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    Icon's Mark Gooder Joins the Weinstein Co. as Acquisitions President on Eve of Fall Festival Season

    Icon Productions CEO Mark Gooder has jumped to the Weinstein Company to take on the role of president of acquisitions/Australian operations just as the fall festival season is about to begin. He will first be on the ground for the company in two weeks at the Toronto International Film Festival, wher...

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    Busy Jennifer Lawrence Balances Franchise Paydays with Indie Fare; Wanted for 'Ends of the Earth'

    With both David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (November 21) and Suzanne Bier's "Serena" (2013) in the bag, Jennifer Lawrence is a lock for two "Hunger Games" sequels (going from $500,000 to some $10-million for number two) and a reprise of her role as M...

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    Posters for PT Anderson's 'The Master' Play with Perception

    Two posters for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" have recently landed. Both are brilliant. Which is your favorite? If you can't wait until September 14 for more, Beth Hanna reviewed the film at its surprise Aero Theater screening last weekend.

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    Tugg Snags TWC Titles Such As 'The Artist' and 'Inglourious Basterds' for Its Growing Library

    Fans who want to experience best picture Oscar winners “The Artist” and “The King’s Speech” again on the big screen will now have the chance to orchestrate their own screenings via Tugg. The recently launched, Austin-based collective-action website has partnered wi...

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    Finally, Venice Makes 'The Master' Official

    Harvey Weinstein likes to milk his PR. We all know that Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which made its LA debut at an unannounced 70 mm screening at the Aero Theatre last Saturday (TOH review here), was set to show at the 69th Venice Biennale. Sure enough, the official release fin...

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