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Locarno: Fest builds biz bridge


Olivier Pere, in his second edition as Locarno topper, is flying higher. After debuting with a leaner, edgier selection last year, this time the ambitious artistic topper has lured more name auteurs…

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Deluxe taps Fellman senior VP


Brett Fellman has joined Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. as senior VP of marketing and studio relations. Fellman, who is the son of Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution…

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Sam Norkin dies at 94


Artist, caricaturist and illustrator Sam Norkin, who lent his talents to Variety as well to Back Stage, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe, died July 30 of…

Apps part of ‘Cowboys’ plan


Universal's "Cowboys and Aliens" is just the tip of a very large transmedia iceberg that already spans graphic novels and film and is set to expand further, including a series of interactive…

Insiders: Exec shuffles


Ron Howard has been elected to the board of directors of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a nonprofit institution with a dual mission of independent film exhibition and century education.

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Insiders: Upcoming events


TODAY. "Exporting Raymond" docu unspools at Paley Center for Media, followed by a Q&A with "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal and writer-producer Larry Wilmore.

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Tuned into music


On a sunny day in April, Matt Pinfield and the Black Angels were doing their best to look like they'd just finished a set at Arlene's Grocery. The Gotham club is near the top of the Lower East Side's…


Domestic Box Office

Rank Movie Title Cume B.O.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Distributor: Universal / Focus

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $29.9M


Kingsman: The Secret Service

Distributor: Fox

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $24.4M


The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Weeks: 3

B.O.: $19.5M


McFarland, USA

Distributor: Disney

Weeks: 1

B.O.: $14.2M


American Sniper

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Weeks: 9

B.O.: $13.5M