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Montana Agency back from brink

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Three years ago last month, Jon Furie, the owner of below-the-line agency Montana Artists, committed suicide at 48. At the time, many believed his death would also spell the end of the agency he had…

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Fontana aims to keep N.Y. in picture

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Writer-producer Tom Fontana returned to the smallscreen Aug. 19 with BBC America's "Copper," a co-creation with Will Rokos ("Monster's Ball") about policemen in New York City's Five Points…

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Tykwer comfy in Kenya

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DURBAN -- Tom Tykwer's ambitious, $100 million epic "Cloud Atlas," which he's co-directing with the Wachowski siblings, is expected to make a splash with its October release. But the German helmer…

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How to invest in showbiz

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People who want to invest in the market but don't want to choose individual stocks often turn to funds. There are thousands of portfolios and lots of options to pick from, but for those who want just…

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More bizzers relying on cloud

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Visual effects houses may have been among the earliest adopters of cloud technology to solve storage issues, but these days, they're merely the first ones to the dance. Now, everyone from studios to…

Showbiz remaps entry-level path

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When he graduated from Yale and moved to Los Angeles in 2008, Doug Lieblich thought that creating a Web series could help him land a job in television. Instead, he ended up making a TV pilot through…

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Ramadan has room for Hollywood

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TEL AVIV -- This Ramadan, 18 months after the bloom of the Arab Spring, Middle Eastern television execs are as divided as politicos about the revolutionary wave's long-term effects.

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Niche nets have faith

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If so, don't be surprised if we're witness to another flood -- the kind that in television inevitably traces the path any TV hit carves out.

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