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Baker looks for breakthrough

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Since 2002, Sean Baker's claim to fame was a puppet named Greg the Bunny. Co-created by fellow NYU film school alumni Spencer Chinoy and Dan Milano, the character saw iterations on IFC and Fox -…

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Campaign season kind to TV

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Moody's thinks that most broadcasters whose bonds it rates will use the election windfall to reduce their debt. Now is the time to do that. Most political advertising will vanish after Nov. 6, and…

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China exec sells marketing’s merits

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As Hollywood goes hunting for a bigger share of China's B.O. boom, Sino co-productions are the preferred method. Full co-productions are treated as domestic films, and do not fall under the import…

Huffington Post goes nuclear

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Like a lot of people, perhaps especially during the run-up to the election and Hurricane Sandy, I find myself checking the Huffington Post several times a day. It rewards me with frequent updates…

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Pedophile scandal rocks BBC

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When the BBC's new leader took over six weeks ago, the Beeb was glowing in the remarkable success of the London Olympics. Now, the U.K. pubcaster and its fledgling director general, George Entwistle…

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Italy flocks to Berlusconi satire

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Just as Silvio Berlusconi, freshly convicted of tax fraud Oct. 25 (and still facing charges of consorting with an underage girl) blew a fuse, threatening to bring down the Italian government, "Viva…

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Bond ‘Sky’ high at foreign B.O.

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The 23rd James Bond pic "Skyfall" came onto the international box office scene two weeks ahead of its U.S. bow, and ready for action. The movie grossed a stellar $80.6 million in 25 markets over the…

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‘Transylvania’ still has bite

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Sony may have been a tad bullish estimating "Hotel Transylvania" at No. 2 -- ahead of "Cloud Atlas" -- over the Oct. 26-28 Stateside frame, when actual grosses revealed the pics swapped weekend posts…

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Sandy’s in the ‘Details’

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Two guests were noticeably absent from the Oct. 30 preem of "The Details": Radius-TWC prexies Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, who couldn't make it to Los Angeles from New York because of Hurricane Sandy.

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