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Hulu Acquires FX’s ‘Fargo’ Exclusive Streaming Rights Under MGM Pact

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Hulu has snagged exclusive streaming rights to FX’s acclaimed “Fargo” miniseries, as part of an expanded licensing deal with MGM. All 10 episodes of the first installment of the dark comedy/crime drama will be available to stream on Hulu sometime in 2015, prior to the season two “Fargo” debut on FX (expected next fall at the earliest). Also this… Read more »

David Schurmann Advances on ‘Little Secret’ Shoot

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MADRID – Brazilian film director David Schurmann is shooting “Little Secret,” inspired by the life of his adopted sister Kat Schurmann, written by Marcos Bernstein, scribe of Walter Salles’ Oscar-nominated “Central Station,” and one of the most ambitious and unusual fiction films to have moved this year into production in Brazil. Brazilians Julia Lemmertz (“My… Read more »

eOne Grabs U.K. Rights to Paul Gascoigne Film (EXCLUSIVE)

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LONDON — Entertainment One has taken the U.K. rights to Salon Pictures’ feature documentary about the maverick soccer player Paul Gascoigne, known both for his sublime soccer skills on the pitch and his self-destructive behavior off the field. “Gascoigne,” which is directed by Jane Preston (“Graffiti Wars”), and produced by Salon’s Nick Taussig and Paul… Read more »

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Sony Making Live-Action ‘Fire and Ice’ with Robert Rodriguez Directing

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Sony Pictures has set up a live-action version of Ralph Bakshi’s  animated  “Fire And Ice” with Robert Rodriguez directing. The original 1983 film, based on characters created by Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, used rotoscoping with scenes shot in live action and traced on to animation cells. Fox released the film, which grossed less than $1… Read more »

Some Oscar Surprises Still Puzzle Awards-Watchers

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Carping at surprise best picture contenders is a favorite indoor sport among many Oscar mavens. (Confidently handicapping the field and getting picks wrong is their second favorite.) Some controversies have legs that lasted decades. 1968 outrage over the muscled-out “2001: A Space Odyssey” may even be greater now that the Kubrick epic’s legendary status is… Read more »