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WME-IMG Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell Joins Donald Trump’s White House Team

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UPDATED: The Donald Trump White House has added another figure with major Hollywood ties, as the president-elect on Tuesday named WME-IMG chief financial officer Chris Liddell to oversee special projects. Liddell, who joined the super-agency in 2014, will take the title of assistant to the president and director of strategic initiatives. During the transition, Liddell has… Read more »

Poll: What’s Your Favorite Election Movie?

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On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated, capping off an election cycle that almost seems stranger than fiction. And there are plenty of movies that can attest to how crazy an election cycle truly can be. From Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Election” to the Oscar-winning biographical drama “Milk,” Hollywood has offered up… Read more »

Chinese Investors Backing Vin Diesel’s ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’

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Chinese companies Huahua Media and Shanghai Film Group have made an investment into Vin Diesel’s “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” through Paramount and Revolution Studios. Huahua Media and Shanghai Film Group made the investment into the action-thriller through a joint venture. They did not disclose the size of the investment, which also calls for the Huahua/SFG venture… Read more »

TV News Roundup: ‘Homeland’ Season 6 Premiere Ratings, Tyler Perry Gets People’s Choice Award

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In today’s TV News Roundup, Amazon’s “The Collection” gets a premiere date, Masterpiece announces a partnership on new series “Press,” “Homeland” premiere ratings, and more. RATINGS Showtime made the “Homeland” Season 6 premiere available to its subscribers more than two weeks before its linear debut — a move that appears to have paid off. While… Read more »

Joey King’s Horror Thriller ‘Wish Upon’ Set for June Release

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Broad Green Pictures has set a June 30 domestic release date for Joey King’s horror-thriller “Wish Upon.” King stars as a 17-year-old who, 12 years after discovering her mother’s suicide, is being bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes… Read more »

Sundance 2017: Why the Market Is Still Hot

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The Sundance Film Festival, Hollywood’s annual marathon of all-night bidding and impulse buying, kicks off Jan. 19, but credit cards were being thrown around before agents even bought their boots for the snowy mountains of Park City. Sony Pictures Classics has already scooped up global rights for the gay love story “Call Me by Your… Read more »

Jerry Seinfeld Ditches Crackle for Netflix, New ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Coming Late 2017

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Jerry Seinfeld is taking “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on the road to Netflix, Variety has learned. The talk series, which had previously debuted new episodes on Sony’s ad-supported streaming service Crackle, will bring 24 new episodes exclusively to Netflix starting in late 2017, with subsequent installments coming in 2018 and further forward in time…. Read more »

MGM Nabs Brandon Sanderson’s Sci-Fi Novella ‘Snapshot’

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MGM has landed the film rights to Brandon Sanderson’s novella “Snapshot,” sources have confirmed to Variety. The short story follows a detective assigned to Snapshot Duty, a recreation of a specific day and time. In the future, law enforcement uses the day as a way to solve crimes — i.e. find the location of a criminal’s dumped weapon or… Read more »

NATPE Briefs: Sinclair Launches Action Net, Mark Burnett Alums Set Banner

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Sinclair Broadcast Group and MGM have teamed again to launch a digital multicast network, this time devoted to action-adventure programming. The ad-supported channel dubbed Charge is slated to launch by the end of the quarter. It will draw on MGM’s vast library of movies and TV shows, including the James Bond and “Rocky” film franchises…. Read more »

Indie Cinemas Face Challenging Future Together

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Begun as a small exhibitor gathering at the Sundance Film Festival, the Art House Convergence has long since come into its own as a mecca for indie cinema operators. Some 620 delegates are expected Jan. 16-19 at the 10th annual Art House Convergence in Midway, Utah, for panel sessions, networking, and film screenings before the… Read more »