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 14 April 2017
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs producer Pam Marsden has been promoted to head of production at Sony Pictures Animation. She previously served as EVP production. Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation, made the announcement today. During the past six years as EVP of physical production, Marsden oversaw all projects on the stud...
-  Deadline
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 24 March 2017
Bollywood’s market growth is facing some threat from Hollywood and regional cinema, but there are bigger challenges in terms of piracy, inadequate screens, higher pricing of tickets at multiplexes and new movies being aired on television with less gap from theatrical release. The alarming trend is that Hindi cinema is having fewer footfalls in theat...
-  Television Post
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 23 March 2017
Girls Trip follows the story of four lifetime friends who are traveling down to the annual Essence Festival and follows them on their adventures of sisterhood and hijinks.“The MPAA is thrilled to once again sponsor the Opening Night film for the American Black Film Festival,” said Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture...
-  The Grio
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 23 March 2017
The companies announced on Thursday they have signed a long-term output agreement for Studiocanal to distribute Lionsgate’s Summit films in Australia and New Zealand.Studiocanal currently distributes Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment films in Germany and Lionsgate releases Studiocanal’s film library in North America.The new output agreement w...
-  Screen Daily
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 23 March 2017
Vietnam, with its gorgeous and otherworldly natural and cultural heritage sites, which film producers crave, is willing to host foreign film productions after the fresh success of “Kong: Skull Island” shot in northern Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh and central Quang Binh provinces.Vietnam boasts untouched nature:Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spent six m...
-  VietNam Net
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 22 March 2017
Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on Wednesday warned against negative portrayals of China and other countries that invest in the US.Speaking during a conference call with reporters as he introduced the Theatrical Market Statistics 2016 report, Senator Dodd appealed for a calmer viewpoint.“Historically ...
-  Screen Daily
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 22 March 2017
STAR India Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Uday Shankar, also the chairman of Ficci’s media & entertainment committee, set the tone for the first day of the annual Ficci Frames conference, when he brought up the issue of censorship and the impediment it poses for the growth of creative talent in the country. Addressing the audience du...
-  Business Standard
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 22 March 2017
Global box office sales stalled in 2016 as a 2.4% increase in North America barely offset a 0.4% decline overseas, according to the MPAA’s latest annual Theatrical Market Statistics report released today. (It’s available here.)Theaters worldwide generated $38.6 billion in ticket sales, a new high but up just 0.5% from 2015.MPAA Chief Chris Dod...
-  Deadline
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 22 March 2017
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) released a media and entertainment industry report depicting a 9.1 pc overall growth in 2016 despite demonetisation bringing a sudden shock at the end of the year. The report was launched in Mumbai yesterday and has holistically captured a comprehensive picture of India’s media indus...
-  Media India
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 22 March 2017
Co-production, co-ventures and production service providers’ arrangement are the three ways for India to collaborate with Canada in the entertainment arena. In the production service providers’ arrangement, the Indian producers hire Canadian producers to represent them and assist in getting the tax credits, local talent and work permits in ord...
-  Television Post
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