Effects biz nails retirement

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Though few workers looking for jobs these days tend to prioritize retirement, when it comes to 401(k) plans, three major players in the animation/special effects biz are particularly good places to…

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BBC braces for the unknown

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As the race to become the BBC's next leader intensifies, no single contender has emerged as the likely candidate to take on what remains the most demanding role in U.K. media.

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Spotlight on John Kander

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John Kander isn't one to seek out attention. "Anybody who knows me knows I'm not much of a spotlight kid," says the self-effacing composer of celebrated tuners including "Cabaret" and "Chicago."

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New stage for Lonergan

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After having spent six years shepherding his second film, "Margaret," through the byzantine corridors of Hollywood, playwright-screenwriter-director Kenneth Lonergan seems to be making up for lost…

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In China, Metan is the new Q

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China's celebrity focus is very much on local stars, Hong Kong warblers, Taiwanese thesps and Korean multihyphenates, but despite the dominance of local Asian talent, there is a growing curiosity…

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Irish eye U.K.-friendly tax scheme

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"Austerity" has been a watchword among European governments. So when Ireland finance minister Michael Noonan announced a review of the country's film and TV tax incentives last week, it's easy to see…

China pic’s Square root

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Directors, writers, venture capitalists and sundry celebs gathered in an Imax theater in a Wanda cineplex in downtown Beijing recently for the launch of a 3D pic about Cui Jian, China's most popular…

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‘Men’ cuts wide swathe overseas

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Sony's "Men in Black 3," which orbited at $135.3 million in its opening weekend (May 25-27), managed to unseat previous four-weekend champ "The Avengers," which posted another $24.9 million during…

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