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Variety Up for Sale: Sad End for a Storied Brand

The once iconic trade brand Variety has recently fallen on hard times. Now owner Reed Business Information is putting the century-old trade paper up for sale.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 23, 2012 4:28 PM
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International Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'; 'Project Prometheus' Site Launches (Video)

The international version of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" (stateside June 8) reveals more about the film's story than the US version (both are below). "Prometheus" takes "Alien" DNA and mixes in some of the hottest contemporary movie stars - Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba et al...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 9:42 PM
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In The Works: Williams to Play Ol' Dirty Bastard, Imagine Going to '1984,' Russell's 'Bullshit'

HBO favorite Michael K. Williams (Omar Little on "The Wire," Chalky White on "Boardwalk Empire") has signed on to star as the late Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Russell Jones) in "Dirty White Boy." The true story charts the rise of the VH1 intern who became Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 4:12 PM
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'The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection' Is A Nineteen Pound Bundle of Joy for Franchise Fans

"Harry Potter" fans, take note: Warner Home Video is releasing a limited and numbered collection of 31 discs, including all previously released content (eight films in Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet digital copy), an additional five hours of never-before-seen exclusive material and collectible memorabilia.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 4:08 PM
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'Dragon Tattoo' DVD Release Maintains Anti-Establishment Attitude with Pirated Disc

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" DVD release has, according to TheWrap, "created the sort of mystery that even Lisbeth Salander might have trouble solving." It looks like a blank, pirated disc with the title seemingly hand-scrawled across it...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 3:30 PM
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Marcia Gay Harden Gets A Job with Cranston, Kendrick, Teller, Braun & Brie

Marcia Gay Harden has joined a stellar lineup for CBS Films' "Get A Job." The Dylan Kidd comedy written by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel centers on four recent college grads who realize that reality doesn't match up with their lofty expectations of the adult working world.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 12:43 PM
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Produced By Conference 2012 Speakers: Grazer, Jacobson, De Luca, Nolan, Phillips & More

The Producer's Guild of America has lined up an impressive Hollywood roster to participate in the fourth annual Produced By Conference, June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. .
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 12:02 PM
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Eli Roth Will Deliver IFTA Production Conference Keynote on April 20

On April 30, the Independent Film & Television Alliance will present its 13th annual IFTA Production Conference, titled “Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget," with a keynote address by indie filmmaker Eli Roth ("Hostel," "Cabin Fever," "The Last Exorcism.")
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 21, 2012 6:10 PM
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Academy Names Senior Museum Posts

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences adjusts to a year of considerable change, new CEO Dawn Hudson is pushing forward with the new Academy museum at LACMA West, the venerable May Company building.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2012 6:05 PM
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Reviving the Folk Reviver: Grassroots Movement Aims to Make Pete Seeger the Oldest Person to Reach Music Charts (Video)

At age 92, legendary folksinger and Bob Dylan mentor Pete Seeger has much to be proud of. He served as an instrumental force in the American folk revival, influenced a generation of young singers in the 60s, and penned a number of American staples including "Turn! Turn! Turn!," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 21, 2012 4:08 PM
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