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Will U.S. join hacking probe?

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The latest arrest of British journalists employed by News Intl. has led to a drumbeat of speculation in this hacking-obsessed nation that U.S. prosecutors could soon turn up the heat on Rupert…

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French financiers make play for pics

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Yes, movies got sold at Berlin, especially a brace of star-studded actioners and high-profile art pics. But the most striking sign of vitality in the international independent biz today came from…

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Global TV following ‘Abbey’ road

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Before we say goodbye to the second edition of "Downton Abbey's" intoxicating delights, a quick question about the biggest hit PBS has produced in years: Could the British program's success reflect…

Fewer Asian-American roles on Rialto

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The current theater season brought us not one but two plays -- "Chinglish" and "Outside People" -- about expats in China. But a detailed employment analysis of New York actors over the past five…

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Realtor gives fans license to rent

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Businesses have long tied in with celebrities to sell consumer products. Now even the vacation rentals biz is turning to Hollywood to increase bookings -- and offer studios a new space they might…

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Canadian company has global goal

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Small-but-happening Montreal production company Microscope is the poster child for the new wave of Quebecois cinema that's making waves far beyond the Canadian province's borders.

Humor and science mix in 3D pic

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A film that mixes fact and fable to humorously tell the story of two 19th century scientists may not sound like the stuff of 3D film these days. But Teuton filmmakers (think Werner Herzog's "The Cave…

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