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Six Ballets To Emerge at Cinemark Theatres This Summer

Following on its success screening live opera on digital screens around the country, Emerging Pictures will present its ongoing “Ballet in Cinema” program in 50 Cinemark Theatres starting in June.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2012 3:08 PM
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Amazon Studios Adds Hellraiser to 'Zombies vs. Gladiators'

Heading toward mainstream film production where genre reigns supreme, Amazon Studios has hired "Hellraiser" creator Clive Barker to rewrite "Zombies vs. Gladiators."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2012 2:50 PM
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Barry Diller Gives $30 Million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 5, 2012 1:52 PM
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Rebecca Hall Enters 'A Promise' Period Romance with French Helmer Patrice Leconte

French director Patrice Leconte ("The Widow of St. Pierre") will direct Rebecca Hall in "A Promise," his first English language film. The romantic drama, set in Germany just prior to World War I, is adapted from Stefan Zweig's novella "Journey to the Past." The story follows a woman married to a wealthy older man who falls in love with her husband's teacher. (Check out Publishers Weekly's synopsis below.)
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 5, 2012 1:49 PM
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Media Watch: Record-Breaking Ticket Sales and Mobile Usage for Fandango

If you need proof of changing ticket-buying habits, look at Fandango's numbers. The leading ticket-purchasing site boasted its highest numbers in traffic and ticket sales for May in the company's twelve year history. Ticket sales increased by 47%.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • June 5, 2012 12:24 PM
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Cannes Winner Mads Mikkelsen To Play Iconic Hannibal Role in NBC Series

Cannes' Best Actor winner Mads Mikkelsen ("The Hunt") will play Hannibal Lecter in NBC's upcoming contemporary-set drama "Hannibal." Hugh Dancy will co-star in the series, which is written by Bryan Fuller, who executive produces with Martha DeLaurentis. Based on Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon," Dancy plays FBI agent Will Graham and Mikkelsen is Dr. Lecter.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 4, 2012 5:29 PM
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Marvel's 'Avengers' Threatens Cameron at Top of Blockbuster Charts, 'Iron Man 3' Starts Production

There is much rejoicing in Marvel land, as "The Avengers" has grossed an estimated $552.7 million domestically and $802.5 million internationally, for a stunning $1.36 billion worldwide total. Thanks to premium 3-D prices, domestically and worldwide, “Avengers” is now the third-highest grossing film of all time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2012 4:29 PM
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Woody Allen Completes Casting Untitled Stateside Film

Woody Allen has completed casting his latest untitled film, which returns him stateside to New York and San Francisco this summer. It's Allen’s second time directing in San Francisco, where he shot his directorial debut, 1969's "Take the Money and Run."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 4, 2012 3:18 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Cannes Reviews, Oscar Talk is Back, Trailer Watch, and Industry News

Weekend Preview - it's slim pickings ahead but we steer you right. We give "Snow White and the Huntsman" a review and review round-up: it wants to everything it's not. Our review and review round-up for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in case you're planning ahead, this one promises stunning eye candy.
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  • June 2, 2012 8:17 PM
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Waging War Against Texting in Theaters and 10 Other Things I Learned at CinemaCon

The latest salvo in an ongoing war against texting in theaters started at a CinemaCon panel I moderated in Las Vegas with Sony vice-chairman Jeff Blake, Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles, "Fast & Furious" producer Neal Moritz, IMAX president Greg Foster and Alamo Drafthouse chief Tim League.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 1, 2012 6:41 PM
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