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    Ex-Staffer Accuses Tarantino of Turning New Beverly Into a Multiplex

    The latest wrinkle in owner Quentin Tarantino's takeover of the New Beverly Cinema is a blog post "I Will Not Be Censored" from disgruntled ex-employee Julia Marchese, who was hired at the theater in 2006. At first, Tarantino's team offered her a much better salary to co-manage the theater after he ...

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    Seven Reasons Why the Netflix/Adam Sandler Deal Is a Gamechanger

    The next big step for Netflix was to step into the studio role of producing and presenting not only original TV series but exclusive movies. Now the company is forging ahead with a groundbreaking deal to finance and release four Adam Sandler movies from Happy Madison Productions. Here's why this is ...

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    Quentin Tarantino Ditches Digital and Takes Over Programming at New Beverly

    Quentin Tarantino, landlord of the venerable Los Angeles repertory cinema The New Beverly and now Head Programmer, is so anti-digital that when Michael Torgan, who ran day-to-day theater operations, installed a digital projector alongside the 35 mm projectors last June without Tarantino's knowledge,...

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    Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Expand Into LA

    Austin, Texas is the happy home of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theater chain, which is reopening their Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, complete with karaoke room in adjacent The Highball, on Saturday, August 16. And finally, ambitious Alamo CEO Tim League's long-planned assault on Los Angeles is also ...

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    Departing Los Angeles Film Festival Programmer Doug Jones Heads East

    Following Los Angeles Film Festival artistic director David Ansen out the door was Film Independent and LAFF programming veteran Doug Jones, who swiftly landed a new gig. He's moving to Williamstown, MA as the new executive director of the Images Cinema, a venerable downtown single-screen theater.

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