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End of an Era: Only Woman Studio Distribution Chief Nikki Rocco To Step Down

When the first --and only--female distribution chief at a major studio lasts for 18 years at her job, she's damned good at it. Well, Universal Pictures distribution president Nikki Rocco is finally stepping down at the end of 2014 after 47 years at the studio--it's the only place she ever worked.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2014 3:50 PM
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Emmy Hopeful Tatiana Maslany Returns in 'Orphan Black' Season Two (TRAILER)

Last year, an awards-season backlash seemed to be developing against the underdog BBC America clone conspiracy drama "Orphan Black," even though the frontlash for this absorbing Canadian production, which kicked off its second season over the weekend, continues to gather steam. Could Golden Globe-nominated chameleon Tatiana Maslany pull off an Emmy nod this year when nominees are announced on July 10?
  • By David Chute
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  • April 22, 2014 3:11 PM
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Jeremy Irons to Receive San Francisco Film Fest's 2014 Excellence in Acting Award

Jeremy Irons will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the upcoming 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, kicking off this week and running April 24 through May 8.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 2:58 PM
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COLCOA Opening Night in Los Angeles Fetes Director Claude Lelouch

The line was out the door Monday evening at the DGA Theater on Sunset Boulevard as ticket-holders eagerly awaited COLCOA's opening night gala, a lavish fete followed by a screening of Claude Lelouch's "We Love You, You Bastard," a quaint French family drama that juggles romance, melodrama and mystery with the help of an eclectic acting ensemble.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2014 2:08 PM
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Review: Argentina's Outstanding 'The German Doctor' Finds a Heart of Darkness in Gorgeous Patagonia

In the opening sequence of Lucía Puenzo’s “The German Doctor,” a family in 1960 Argentina takes a road trip across the wide, Cinemascoped expanse of Patagonia’s countryside. But they’re not alone. Following closely behind is a blue sedan, and in it, the Angel of Death -- or at least the man who was given that ominous nickname, the notorious Nazi and Auschwitz physician Josef Mengele (played with cunning charm and sinister by German-fluent Spaniard Alex Brendemühl).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 1:55 PM
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Netflix Plans Price Hike for New Subscribers

It's catching on with streaming sites that it's time to charge more for their goods. A couple months ago Amazon Prime announced its annual fee would jump by $20 beginning in 2015. Now Netflix intends to raise its subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 per month.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:39 PM
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New 'Star Wars' Will Cost $200 Million, Casting "Almost Done," George Lucas Still Consulting on Films

Disney chair Alan Horn sat down with Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg Television to discuss the on-the-horizon "Star Wars" trilogy set to unfold over the next several years. Quote highlights, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:36 PM
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Exclusive: Stream a Track from Andrew Hewitt's Astonishing Score for 'The Double,' Starring Jesse Eisenberg

Stream the main theme from Richard Ayoade's brilliant "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and his doppelganger, exclusively on TOH! before the film hits theaters and VOD on May 9.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2014 12:31 PM
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Cannes 2014 Directors' Fortnight Lineup Includes 'Whiplash,' New Films by Boorman, Wiseman and More

After revealing its competition lineup on April 17, Cannes has now unveiled its Directors' Fortnight program for the 67th edition of the fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 11:39 AM
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Matt Bean Makes Changes at Entertainment Weekly

New Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean, a Time Inc. Sport Illustrated editorial star who took over from Jess Cagle (who now runs People), is making changes. Gone is critic Owen Gleiberman, replaced by younger staffers like Chris Nashawaty.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2014 11:13 AM
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