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UK Talent Agency Troika & Management Firm James Grant Group To Merge

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Exclusive: With a talent roster that includes Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey, Daniel Kaluuya, Graham Norton and Nick Frost, British agency Troika is merging with management firm James Grant Group. The two companies will keep their respective names. JGG has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles and over 30 years experience in the integrated management space, working across the entertainment, music, sports, literary and social talent sectors. JGG’s portfolio counts… »


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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Among Juried Annie Award Winners

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Organizers of the 45th annual Annie Awards have unveiled their annual jury awards, recognizing career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. Those include the Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to the art of animation, which will be presented to British character animator James Baxter, SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, and Canadian animation duo Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis. Asifa-Hollywood also said today it will bestow the Ub… »


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Palm Springs To Honor Gary Oldman With Desert Palm Achievement Award

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Gary Oldman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor for his performance in Darkest Hour at the 29th annual Palm Springs Film Festival. He’ll be presented with the award during the fest’s annual Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, on January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival runs January 4-15, 2018. "Gary Oldman brings to screen one of the most powerful performances of this year as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Portraying Britain's… »


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New Yorker Cover Revisits Sexual Harassment At Thanksgiving Day Parade

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After publishing several of Ronan Farrow's investigative features on sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood this fall, the New Yorker is returning to the topic this week with a provocative cover image. Titled "Nowhere to Hide," the cover by Barry Blitt (see the full-size version below) shows a giant Betty Boop balloon passing by an apartment window. As a concerned Betty looks into the apartment, an unidentified man spreads open his bathrobe, presumably showing her his… »


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‘Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire’ Takes Vr Storytelling To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Spoiler Alert! This article contains details of Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi opening in theaters in December and the official unveiling of Star Wars Land  in Disneyland coming in 2019, the intergalactic phenomenon continues its transmedia dominance with Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, an all-immersive, hyper-reality virtual reality experience from ILMxLAB and The Void that merges storytelling, an amusement park attraction, and virtual… »


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Studiocanal, Neal Street Climb Enid Blyton’s ‘Magic Faraway Tree’; Simon Farnaby To Pen

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Studiocanal and Neal Street Productions are developing a feature adaptation of Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree with Paddington 2‘s Simon Farnaby attached to write. Neal Street’s Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown will produce. English writer Blyton, who has been called the Jk Rowling of her time, was born in 1897 and is one of the biggest selling children's authors in history with global sales of over 500M books. The Magic Faraway Tree series was written between 1939 and… »


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Charles Manson: Finally, Death Gets One Right

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Charles Manson, the sick mind behind a Los Angeles killing spree in 1969 that ended in seven murders including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, has died tonight in a Bakersfield, CA, hospital. He was 83. Manson hung around the fringes of show business in the ’60s then created his reign of terror, and has spent the past 46 years in prison. Relatives of Tate were informed tonight by officials from the California State Prison system that Manson had died. Manson “died of natural… »


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Read Weinstein Bidder Maria Contreras-Sweet’s Pitch: $275 Million And Female-Centric Leadership

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Exclusive: The first true bid for the assets of troubled The Weinstein Company will be a difficult one to beat for any bidders thinking of getting into the fray. It starts with the woman fronting the bid, a Mexican immigrant who served in the Obama cabinet and has built banks and businesses and has four bona fide backers, some in Silicon Valley, ready to pony up $275 million in funds that are at the ready and will not have to be raised. Those funds would take TWC’s… »


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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer Includes New Fantastical Footage From Disney’s Ava DuVernay-Directed Adaptation

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“Be a warrior!” says Oprah Winfrey’s Mrs. Which to Storm Reid’ Meg in the new trailer for Disney’s highly-anticipated adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. The new look at the Ava DuVernay-directed fantasy pic includes tons of new footage that takes you into an adventurous and visually stunning world created by author Madeleine L’Engle. The epic adventure based on the timeless classic takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus… »


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