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Alfonso Cuarón and Casey Affleck Team For New Horror TV Series

With horror being the highlight of 2017, it looks like the genre is getting another new television series from the minds of Alfonso Cuarón and Casey …

Pop Culture

Gravity Director & Casey Affleck Unite Horror TV Series

The director of <i>Gravity</i> and one of the <i>Harry Potter</i> films is joining forces with the lead actor from <i>Manchester By The Sea</i> and <i>A Ghost Story</i>, and they’re …

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Does Harvey Weinstein have any friends left in Hollywood? It appears not: His wife, Georgina Chapman, is divorcing him, his brother, Bob, is …

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Netflix plans to use its recent price hikes to invest $8 billion in original films and anime

Netflix has previously said it wants 50% of its library to be original content in the next few years<p>Netflix has said it will be increasing its yearly …

Netflix

John Oliver calls out Academy for expelling Weinstein but not Polanski, Cosby, or Casey Affleck

The Academy certainly found its fair share of praise after expelling member Harvey Weinstein from its ranks, but there's a hypocrisy here that many …

Entertainment

Where’s Casey Affleck amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal?

Pretty much every A-list star in Hollywood has jumped on the bandwagon to denounce disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for his alleged sexually …

The Oscars

Amazon apologizes to staff for Hollywood sex harassment charges

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Keira Knightley to Star in Spy Drama From ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

Keira Knightley is set to star as a spy in a new drama from K Period Media, the production company behind “Manchester by the Sea,” Variety has …

The Oscars

When classical music becomes another character in a movie

I loved director Kenneth Lonergan’s lyrical and poignant “Manchester by the Sea” — for its acting, its screenplay (it won Oscars for both) and, less obviously, its score. The director uses classical music not only to support the dialogue, but also, in some cases, to replace it — such as in the …

Entertainment

Indie filmmakers struggle to rewrite the script in Chinese cinemas

Competing against all the blockbusters dominating Chinese cinema screens in August, Oscar-winning drama <i>Manchester by the Sea</i> was a surprise hit.<p>Indie …

News (China)

Amazon wants its films in theaters to raise the profile of its content

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon is intent on distributing its films through traditional theater releases, according to Variety.<p>Additionally, the company will start distributing its movies itself, …

Digital Media

Amazon Studios Executives Reveal How They’re Diversifying into Film Distribution and Cultivating Talent In-House

An octogenarian auteur is a pivotal part of the tech titan's evolving film strategy.<p>Although “Wonder Wheel” will conclude the New York Film Festival …

Entertainment

Amazon is one step closer to competing head-to-head with Hollywood studios

On the heels of winning three Academy Awards earlier this year, Amazon Studios has revealed a new component to its business model that moves it one step further from its main competition, Netflix.<p>In a story on the company in Variety on Thursday, the streaming giant revealed that beginning with the …

Entertainment

Amazon to start distributing its own movies in theaters - L.A. Biz

By Annlee Ellingson <br>– Staff Writer, L.A. Biz<p>Sep 27, 2017, 2:51pm PDT<p>Like Netflix, Amazon Studios has emerged as a major player in the independent …

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'Venom': Michelle Williams in Talks for 'Spider-Man' Villain Movie

Williams will star alongside Tom Hardy<p>Michelle Williams is in talks to join the cast of “Venom,” insiders tell TheWrap.<p>Williams would join Tom Hardy …

Entertainment

Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Venom

Sony's upcoming Venom movie is reportedly close to casting an Oscar-nominated actress for a lead role opposite Tom Hardy.<p>Variety reports Michelle …

Movies

Jack's Death Revealed - This Is Us Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

Um, so let's talk about what just happened in the final moments of the <i>This Is Us</i> season two premiere. Sure, we were told that a huge piece of the puzzle would be revealed tonight, but I honestly was not expecting this. We now pretty much know how Jack Pearson died.<p>Fans have long theorized that Jack …

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Casey Affleck’s Production Company Signs Deal With Amazon Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Casey Affleck’s newly launched production company Sea Change Media has signed an exclusive first look deal with Amazon Studios, Variety has learned. …

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Casey Affleck's production company signs Amazon movie and TV deal

Amazon's foray into big-actor dramas paid off after the film it distributed, <i>Manchester By The Sea,</i> won awards, including a Golden Globe and Academy Award for its lead actor, Casey Affleck. Today, he seemingly repaid the favor by announcing that his production company Sea Change Media has signed an …

Entertainment

Matt Damon to star as deceptive doctor in Charlatan, adaptation of Pope Brock's 2008 non-fiction book

<b>Los Angeles:</b> Actor Matt Damon will be seen essaying the role of a con-man doctor in <i>Charlatan.</i><p>Matt Damon. Facebook page of Matt Damon<p>He will star as …

Movies

From Fight Club to Special 26: 7 real-life crimes inspired by hit movies

Take a look at some of the films that became the perfect driving force for the criminals.<p>The common notion of 'life imitates art far more than art …

Entertainment (India)

Amazon, Apple reportedly vying for Bond franchise rights

Amazon and Apple are competing for the distribution rights to the next James Bond movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While Warner Brothers …

Business

Casey Affleck cast in Joe Wright’s Stoner

Variety is reporting that Oscar winner Casey Affleck (<b>Manchester By the Sea</b>) has found his next project, signing on to star in <b>Stoner</b>, the new film …

Movies

Watch The Trailer For ‘Mudbound,’ Netflix’s Great Oscar Hope

Can the streaming giant finally join the awards convo?<p>Despite its spitfire approach to releasing new movies, Netflix still hasn’t had much luck come awards season. The holy grail for the streaming service is yet to be recognized as a prestige movie studio that can attract top-tier talent. And after …

Netflix

Casey Affleck Lands First Post-Oscar Role in ‘Stoner’ With Blumhouse, Joe Wright

Following an Oscar victory for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea,” Casey Affleck has found his next film. Affleck is set to star in “Stoner,” …

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Casey Affleck lands first post-Oscar role in 'Stoner' with Blumhouse, Joe Wright

Following an Oscar victory for his performance in "Manchester by the Sea," Casey Affleck has found his next film.<p>Affleck is set to star in "Stoner," …

Movies

Telluride Reveals 2017 Lineup: ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ Christian Bale Tribute and Angelina Jolie

The Labor Day weekend gathering contains the usual blend of Oscar season hopefuls and cinephile delights.<p>The Telluride Film Festival has announced …

Entertainment

Cherry Jones, Flea and Xavier Dolan Join Russell Crowe in ‘Boy Erased’

Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Xavier Dolan have joined the cast of “Boy Erased,” Joel Edgerton’s next …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

10 moments in Netflix history that made it the content-creating powerhouse it is today

Everyone’s favourite streaming company Netflix is celebrating its 20th anniversary.<p>After launching in 1997 as a DVD rental business by founders Reed …

Netflix

Celebrity Divorce Olympics: The Star Couples That Didn't Make It

First things first – let’s bust a myth. The dank days straight after Christmas no longer have a monopoly on heartbreak. For too long, couples on the …

Divorce