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Jeff Kwatinetz

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Jeff Kwatinetz wants to fix the music business. To do this, the high-profile manager and chief exec of the Firm has structured a spate of deals that strive for a more equitable split between label…

MTV Networks taps Close

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MTV Networks has upped Hank Close to president of ad sales. Close, who had managed the MTVN's Music/Comedy/Logo group, will now oversee U.S. sales for all of the MTVN brands including Nickelodeon…

Gustavo Santaolalla

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Gustavo Santaolalla has decided on only one film scoring job since accepting the Oscar for his work on "Brokeback Mountain": He'll do the music for Walter Salles' "On the Road."

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Diam’s

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Nearly 25 years after Grandmaster Flash brought his message to the masses, hip-hop has finally gone global. And though mutations like Puerto Rican reggaeton and Brazilian baile funk might have more…

‘Dahlia’ launches on Lido

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The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the…

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Alexandre Desplat

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French film composer Alexandre Desplat takes aim at his craft with the quiet resolve of a Zen master. "You just hope that you can spend time with wonderful artists, people who give you enough energy…

Danger Mouse

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While he's best known to mainstream audiences as one-half of dada-soul duo Gnarls Barkley, Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton has tweaked the musical realm from behind the scenes for years. The first…

ThinkFilm turns on ‘Set’

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ThinkFilm has snagged North American rights to “The TV Set,” Jake Kasdan’s comedic look at the perils of the television biz. Pic, which stars David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver, follows a neophyte…

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