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Comic-Con: How Going Hollywood Paid Off for Wired Magazine

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When Wired decided to go to Comic-Con six years ago, the magazine came up with an interesting way to be part of the annual fanfest without having to actually join the masses that pack the San Diego Convention Center: come up with a space that lets you avoid the crowds. The company’s Wired Cafe, situated… Read more »

Watch: Extended Trailer for WGN America Drama ‘Manhattan’

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WGN America has released an extended trailer for the first season of its upcoming drama series “Manhattan.” Set in the 1940s, “Manhattan” follows the events of a small New Mexico town filled with scientists recruited to work on the Manhattan Project, the development of the first nuclear bombs. John Benjamin Hickey stars as lead scientist… Read more »

Even Disney is Surprised by the Success of ‘Disney Infinity’

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After struggling for years to launch a major video game franchise, Disney Interactive has a big hit with “Disney Infinity,” which requires physical figures based on the company’s popular characters in order to play. Disney is now ready for the next installment, “Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes,” which will offer up super heroes from Marvel’s… Read more »

Germany’s Senator and France’s Wild Bunch Join Forces to Launch Distribution and Production Group

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PARIS– Two European powerhouses, Germany’s Senator Entertainment and France’s Wild Bunch are joining forces to launch an independent film distribution and production group. The new shingle will be active in four European markets and will manage a library of around 2,200 films. Senator, which has just completed its financial restructuring, estimates the outfit will have consolidated revenues of more… Read more »

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Promote Peace at ‘The Honorable Woman’ Premiere

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As the conflict in Gaza rages in real life, SundanceTV’s timely miniseries “The Honorable Woman,” which follows an British-Israeli billionaire using her family business to promote reconciliation between Israel and Palestine, premiered the first episode in Gotham July 23. At the screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Tod’s at The Crosby Hotel, SundanceTV prexy… Read more »

Uma Thurman Joins Bradley Cooper’s Chef Movie

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Uma Thurman has come on board Bradley Cooper’s chef drama “Adam Jones” for The Weinstein Company. Principal photography started Thursday in New Orleans before continuing in London from July 27 to Sept. 26. Cast includes Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene and Alicia… Read more »

Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Launch ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Mobile Game

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Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have launched a new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” mobile game based on the summer film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The game, now available for download on iOS, Android and Amazon devices, allows players to take back the streets of New York City playing as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael. The game also features combat controls, upgrades… Read more »

Winchester Mystery House Movie Attracts Spierig Brothers

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Filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig have come on board to direct Hammer Films’ “Winchester,” a supernatural thriller based on the Winchester Mystery House. The brothers are rewriting a script by Tom Vaughan that tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune. Hammer, which acquired the rights to the story in… Read more »

Hub Network’s Bark Week To Air In August

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Following the success of Discovery’s Shark Week, the Hub Network will be showing teeth of a furrier nature with Bark Week, a week full of canine programing for dog-lovers of all ages. “Bark Week is fun new way that Hub Network delivers on its brand promise of making family fun by celebrating dogs and their… Read more »