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Is 'An Inconvenient Truth' Getting a Sequel?

Is the world ready for another dose of "Inconvenient Truth"s? According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers are talking a sequel to the 2006 Oscar-winning film that documented Al Gore's campaign to open eyes to the consequences of global warming.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2014 1:26 PM
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Media Watch: The Changing Landscape for Movie Coverage

As Vanity fair hires a new film critic, where is movie coverage going? I see increased consolidation and competition for traffic.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 25, 2014 1:41 AM
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WATCH: THR's 'Wolf of Wall Street' Round Table with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Terence Winter

In a video round table, director Martin Scorsese, writer Terence Winter and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about their new film "The Wolf of Wall Street," which DiCaprio calls a "modern day 'Caligula.'"
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 29, 2013 2:11 PM
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It's Official: Jay Penske Finally Fires Nikki Finke, But Is She Free to Go Solo in January?

There was no containing Nikki Finke. The Deadline founder finally got her way. Following her last destructive media salvo--memorably describing her four years under media mogul Jay Penske as "slavery"--her boss fired her. She's free. Bring on NikkiFinke.com. But does Finke have a non-compete?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 6, 2013 2:08 PM
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Hollywood Reporter Executive Editor Owen Phillips Is Gone

Nothing lasts forever, and toiling for Janice Min at The Hollywood Reporter takes its toll. Word has been circulating for weeks that Owen Phillips, executive editor for The Hollywood Reporter, was on his way out after more than two years. That shoe has dropped. Phillips leaves Friday. (Min's staff memo is below.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 23, 2013 4:19 PM
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Variety Cedes Katzenberg's Pre-Oscar Night Before Motion Picture Gala to Hollywood Reporter

In what some see as a penny-wise pound-foolish move, Jay Penske, the new owner of Variety (who also owns Deadline, Movieline, TVLine and Bonnie Fuller's Hollywood Life) has let go of Variety's 11-year-old pre-Oscar institution, Jeffrey Katzenberg's Night Before fundraiser benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which raises about $5 million a year.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 7, 2013 8:54 PM
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Watch: Tarantino, Russell, Van Sant, Lee, Affleck & Hooper Talk Directing at THR Roundtable

Check out the new Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck and Tom Hooper, in which the directors discuss tough onset moments, "difficult" brothers, navigating temper tantrums, early retirement plans and more. Full video and highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 12:30 PM
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Son of Hollywood Reporter Founder Apologizes for His Father and THR's Blacklist Involvement

The Hollywood Reporter has published an article by Willie Wilkerson (son of THR founder Billy Wilkerson) apologizing for his father and the trade paper's involvement in the Hollywood Blacklist.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 20, 2012 1:13 PM
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Hollywood Reporter Leads Press Club's Entertainment Awards with 28 Nominations; Indiewire's Jay Fernandez Nominated Writer

The Hollywood Reporter leads the L.A. Press Club's 2012 National Entertainment Journalism Awards with 28 nominations. One of the features nominated was co-authored by Indiewire's own senior writer and news editor, Jay A. Fernandez.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 30, 2012 2:15 PM
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