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Movie auds drawn to pre-film games

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TORONTO -- Canadian exhibitor Cineplex Entertainment is rolling out the second wave of its TimePlay gaming application as it finds news ways to generate revenue by marrying smartphones with bigscreen…

Can ‘Merrily’ get on a roll?

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Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" flopped on Broadway 31 years ago after 16 perfs -- and hasn't been seen on the Great White Way since -- but London's powerhouse Menier Chocolate Factory is…

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It’s the demos, stupid

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Post-election analysis has offered a reminder that people who professionally opine on television often don't know the first thing about how own their business works.

Piaf brings legit inspiration

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PARIS -- One of brightest stars of French culture, late songbird Edith Piaf, is the inspiration behind "Les Amants d'un jour," a Broadway-style musical set to bow in Paris, with aspirations of moving…

Africa’s signal jam

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Johannesburg -- As the world moves toward the 2015 deadline for digital migration, industry stakeholders across Africa are hoping for a production boom to meet the content needs of a growing number…

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Wright had vision on ‘Anna’

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Joe Wright's stylized adaptation of "Anna Karenina" was a "high-wire act like no other you'll see this year," said Focus' James Schamus at the pic's L.A. preem Nov. 14 at the Arclight in Hollywood…

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