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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Directors Guild Nominees Include Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron by Dave McNary

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma,” Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” Adam McKay fo…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Writers Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘Roma’ by Dave McNary

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” has landed a Writers Guild of America nomination for original screenplay, along with Adam McKay’s “Vice,” Bo Burnham’s ̶…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Producers Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Vice’ by Dave McNary

“BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “A Q…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

‘The Notebook’ to Become a Broadway Musical by Dave McNary

So it’s not gonna be easy, it’s gonna be really hard. And we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. On …

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'The Notebook' to become a Broadway musical by Dave McNary

So it's not gonna be easy, it's gonna be really hard. And we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. On Broadway. Nichola…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Ozark’ Lead SAG Nominations by Dave McNary

“A Star Is Born” led the way with four SAG feature film nominations while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” each scored a quartet of TV nominations.…

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‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ Added to National Film Registry by Dave McNary

“Brokeback Mountain,” “Jurassic Park,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Shining,” “Hud” and “Monterey Pop” are among the best know…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Bryan Cranston Backs SAG-AFTRA’s ‘Ads Go Union’ Campaign by Dave McNary

SAG-AFTRA has brought on Bryan Cranston to back its “Ads Go Union” campaign to persuade advertisers to stop using non-union actors. “Whether you’re working on a Broad…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Landmark Theatres Chain Sold to Cohen Media Group by Dave McNary

Arthouse specialist Landmark Theatres has been sold by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban to Cohen Media Group for an undisclosed price. The sale ends months of speculation about Landmark’s f…

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Entertainment One President of International Film Alex Hamilton to Exit by Dave McNary

Entertainment One’s Alex Hamilton is stepping down from his post as president of international film at the end of March. Hamilton joined eOne in 2008 to launch the company’s film busines…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Film News Roundup: ‘A Star Is Born’ Slated for One-Week Imax Release by Dave McNary

In today’s film news roundup, “A Star Is Born” gets an Imax release, Oscar winner Stephen Flick gets an honor and Jeremy Renner’s “Arctic Dogs” is set for…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Bradley Cooper to Receive Palm Springs Festival Honor for ‘A Star Is Born’ by Dave McNary

Bradley Cooper has been selected as director of the year by the Palm Springs International Film Festival for “A Star Is Born.” The honor will be presented at the festival’s…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Film News Roundup: Rita Moreno Joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Reboot by Dave McNary

In today’s film news roundup, Rita Moreno joins the “West Side Story” reboot, “Justified Vengeance” unveils its cast, Zane Holtz’s “Beyond the Night…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Aubrey Plaza’s ‘Child’s Play’ Reboot to Hit Theaters in June 2019 by Dave McNary

Orion Pictures will release the reboot of “Child’s Play,” starring Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and Gabriel Bateman, on June 21, 2019. Plaza will portray the mother who giv…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Star Anthony Ramos Joins Liam Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Dave McNary

“Hamilton” and “A Star Is Born” actor Anthony Ramos is joining Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh in the independent action-thriller “Honest Thief,” Variety has l…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Actor Javier Munoz to Star in Comedy ‘Monuments’ by Dave McNary

“Hamilton” actor Javier Munoz, David Sullivan, and Marguerite Moreau will star in the independent comedy “Monuments,” which has started shooting, Variety has learned …

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Friday, October 19, 2018

DGA Accused of Bias Toward Female Directing Teams by ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Director by Dave McNary

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” writer-producer Audrey Wauchope has accused the Directors Guild of America of bias against female directing teams. Wauchope leveled the assertions Friday in the wak…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Repeat Box Office Wins, ‘First Man’ Launches to $16.6 Million by Dave McNary

Tom Hardy’s “Venom” grabbed $35.7 million to repeat as the winner of the North American box office, followed by Lady Gaga’s “A Star Is Born” with $28 mill…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

‘Venom’ Besting ‘A Star Is Born’ With $30 Million, ‘First Man’ Launching at $17 Million by Dave McNary

Holdover hits “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” are in a battle for first place at the North American box office this weekend with “Venom” prevailing with abou…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael Forces Movie Theater Closures in Florida, Georgia by Dave McNary

Major movie theater chains, including AMC Cinemas and Regal Cinemas, have closed multiplexes in the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia due to Hurricane Michael battering the states, leav…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Box Office: ‘Venom’ Launches to $80 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ Draws $42.6 Million by Dave McNary

The unlikely dynamic duo of “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” have livened up the fall moviegoing season with the best October weekend of all time in North America. Tom Ha…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Box Office: ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Both Head for Big Opening Weekends by Dave McNary

In the fan-made feud between “Venom” and “A Star Is Born,” the real winners are movie theaters. Tom Hardy’s “Venom” is heading for a robust $70 mill…

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Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award by Dave McNary

Denzel Washington has been selected as the 47th winner of the AFI Life Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Washington at a tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles, and “The AFI Life…

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Box Office: ‘Venom’ Inhales Record $10 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ Shines With $4.6 Million in Previews by Dave McNary

Tom Hardy’s “Venom” earned an impressive $10 million at 3,543 North American locations on Thursday night — the top October preview number of all time. Lady Gaga’…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper Reunite in Trailer for Drug Drama ‘The Mule’ by Dave McNary

Clint Eastwood is full of regret and sorrow in the first trailer for “The Mule,” returning to the screen for the first time since 2012’s “Trouble With the Curve.̶…

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PETA Honors Bradley Cooper for Casting His Own Dog in ‘A Star Is Born’ by Dave McNary

Animal rights organization PETA will honor Bradley Cooper with its inaugural compassion in film award for casting his own dog, Charlie, in “A Star Is Born.” PETA said it gave Coo…

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Elisabeth Moss Drama ‘Her Smell’ Nabbed by Gunpowder & Sky by Dave McNary

Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the domestic rights to Alex Ross Perry’s drama “Her Smell,” starring Elisabeth Moss as a tormented punk rock singer. The deal was announced Thu…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Ansel Elgort to Star in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ by Dave McNary

Ansel Elgort has been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Broadway musical “West Side Story.” Pulitzer prize winner and Oscar nominee Tony Kushner penned the r…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

AMC Theatres to Launch ‘A Star Is Born’ Two Days Early at Dolby Cinemas by Dave McNary

AMC Theatres is launching “A Star Is Born” two days early for 7 p.m. shows on Oct. 2 at 115 of its Dolby Cinemas. AMC announced the promotion on Tuesday. The chain said ticket pr…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence Leads to Movie Theater Closures, TV Production Postponements in Carolinas by Dave McNary

Major movie theater chains, including AMC, Regal, and Cinemark, began closures in the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence started battering the North Carolina coast with hurricane-force winds …

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Original ‘Halloween’ to Return to Theaters by Dave McNary

John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” is returning to theaters beginning on Sept. 27 on more than 1,000 screens — three weeks before the reboot arrives. The announcem…

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