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5 Facts About Alan Rickman and His Film ‘A Little Chaos’

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Now in theaters, “A Little Chaos” marks Alan Rickman’s second film as director; he also stars in the movie as Louis XIV. His “Sense and Sensibility” love interest Kate Winslet stars as Sabine de Barra, a widow who falls for a fellow landscaper while they’re working on the King’s garden. At a recent public screening of… Read more »

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Paradigm Signs Mexican Star Maite Perroni (EXCLUSIVE)

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Mexican thesp-model-singer Maite Perroni has signed with Paradigm in a crossover bid to the U.S. entertainment biz. Paradigm will represent Perroni across the board in TV, music, film, and endorsements. Perroni is the latest addition to Paradigm’s burgeoning roster of Latino talent numbering 25 to 30 at present, including filmmakers Ciro Guerra from Colombia and… Read more »

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Marriage Equality: A Wide Range of Views Around the World

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling June 26 on same-sex marriage is interesting in the context of other countries. Ireland in May became the first country to sanction marriage equality via a popular vote. However, LGBT rights seem to be losing ground in countries such as Russia. Here’s a cross section of world views on gay… Read more »

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Dan Berger Named New Communications Head for DreamWorks Animation

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Veteran communications executive Dan Berger has been named head of corporate communications for DreamWorks Animation. Chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg announced Berger’s appointment as the toon-maker’s chief spokesman Wednesday. He replaces Chip Sullivan, who in April announced his move to NBC Entertainment, where he became the top communications executive for the network and Universal Television. Berger… Read more »

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‘Philadelphia’ Screenwriter on Gay Marriage, Legacy of Tom Hanks AIDS Drama

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Ron Nyswaner was nominated for a screenwriting Oscar for 1993’s “Philadelphia,” the breakthrough drama starring Tom Hanks that portrayed a gay man living with AIDS. He also wrote the upcoming fall release “Freeheld,” starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as domestic partners. Did Hollywood pave the way for gay marriage? It is a little self-aggrandizing… Read more »

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‘House of Cards’ Producer Boards Short Doc Focused on SoCal Surfing Legend

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Jordan Tappis and Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”) have come on as exec producers on the short doc “Curt,” which focuses on a 49-year-old competitive surfer who was diagnosed with autism as a child. Directed and edited by Brendan Hearne, Tappis and Willimon will serve as exec producers on the film. The story revolves around… Read more »

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Paul Thomas Anderson to Write Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Pinocchio’ Remake

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Paul Thomas Anderson is writing the screenplay for Warner Bros. and Team Downey’s “Pinocchio” live-action reimagining. Although Anderson has only been hired to pen a draft for the script, there’s a possibility that he could direct the movie as well. The director has written few movies without also helming the projects. “The Giver” scripter Michael… Read more »

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Watch: Michael Fassbender in ‘Steve Jobs’ Intense First Trailer

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Everyone hates Steve Jobs in the first trailer for the new movie about the Apple co-founder. “What do you do? You’re not an engineer. You’re not a designer. You can’t put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board. The graphical interface was stolen. So how come, 10 times in a day, I… Read more »

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