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Golden Harvest Confirms Profits Slump


New cinemas in mainland China are a profits drag for pan-Asia cinema group.


Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi to Direct ‘Godzilla 2016′


Top Japanese filmmakers Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi will team up to co-direct “Godzilla 2016”, the new Japanese version of the iconic Godzilla monster movie franchise. The Toho studio, which licensed remake rights to Warner Bros. for the hit 2014 revival by director Gareth Edwards, produced the seemingly terminal “Godzilla: Final Wars” back in 2004…. Read more »


L.A.’s COLCOA French Film Fest Introduces TV Competition


Recognizing television as the New Frontier of creative expression on both sides of the Atlantic, the 19th annual COLCOA French Film Festival, running April 20-28, has introduced a new competition dedicated to films and series produced for the small screen.


Losses at Alibaba Pictures Reach $53 Million


Film production arm restated prior year figures, claims progress on integration with parent e-commerce group.


Behind ‘Furious 7’s’ Explosive Action Sequences

If an action movie has a generous shooting schedule, the second-unit/stunt team is allotted 35 days; 50 days is a big deal. Universal’s “Furious 7,” directed by James Wan, had a whopping 80 days of second-unit shooting — roughly the same number as first-unit filming. The movie, which bows wide on April 3, includes a… Read more »


‘It Follows’ Expanding to 1,655 Theaters in U.S.


With spring break at its peak, Radius-TWC is expanding micro-budget horror film “It Follows” by adding 437 locations for a total of 1,655 theaters. This is the third consecutive expansion for “It Follows,” which launched March 13 in four theaters and grossed an impressive $160,089 in its first weekend — causing Radius to pull the… Read more »


Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Racing Toward Record $115 Million Opening


“Furious 7″ is on pace to cross the finish line with $115 million this weekend, making franchise history and setting a new record for an April opening. The massive domestic debut is a testament to Paul Walker, the star of the action series who died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40…. Read more »


Mark Wahlberg to Produce Boston Marathon Bombing Movie for CBS Films


Mark Wahlberg, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky will produce “Patriots’ Day,” a movie chronicling the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, for CBS Films. No director or actor is attached yet, but a source indicated that Wahlberg is considering coming on board for one of the roles. “Patriots’ Day” is… Read more »


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