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Harry Potter Role-Playing Game Set at Hogwarts on Tap for Spring 2018 Release

Whip out your virtual wands: Another Harry Potter game is coming in 2018. J.K. Rowling’s multibillion-dollar wizarding franchise will get a new mobile game, “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery,” set to be released next spring. It’s billed as the first game in which players can create their own characters — and experience life as a Hogwarts student. […].....»»

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Entertainment One Inks Production Pact With Emily Mortimer’s King Bee  

Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola have struck a production and distribution pact with eOne. Through their King Bee banner, the husband and wife team will take TV drama projects to eOne, which will serve as the studio and also take worldwide rights to the pair’s scripted shows. “King Bee is now at a moment where […].....»»

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How to Fix the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: When you were founded back in 1983, there was no question who or what rock ‘n’ roll was — it meant the founding fathers (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, B.B. King, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Muddy […].....»»

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Gaumont’s French Christmas Comedy ‘Santa & Cie’ Set for Massive Roll-Out in China

After smashing the French B.O. with an estimated €3.5 million grossed in 5 days, Alain Chabat’s fantasy-filled Christmas comedy “Santa & Cie” will be getting a wide release in China on Dec. 15. Hishow Entertainment is partnering up with China Film Group to give “Santa & Cie” a massive roll out across 8000 screens. Co-produced […].....»»

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European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital Single Market Regulation

In a decision that is sure to elicit a sigh of relief in the European film and TV industry, the European Parliament voted Tuesday morning to reject most of a European Commission’s so-called Sat Cab proposal threatening territory-by-territory licensing of films and TV shows across the E.U. The vote was taken at a full plenary […].....»»

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Harry Potter Role-Playing Game Set at Hogwarts on Tap For Spring 2018 Release

Whip out your virtual wands: Another Harry Potter game is coming in 2018. J.K. Rowling’s multibillion-dollar wizarding franchise will get a new mobile game, “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery,” set to be released next spring. It’s billed as the first game in which players can create their own characters — and experience life as a Hogwarts student. […].....»»

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Nintendo Switch Has Sold 10 Million Units to Date

Nintendo is boasting that its Switch hybrid console has sold 10 million units worldwide in the first 10 months of release, helped by Black Friday promotions. The console’s relatively robust sales come as Nintendo has encountered some manufacturing bottlenecks in its supply chain, which the company has moved to address. The Nintendo Switch carries a […].....»»

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MICA: Mexico’s Leyenda Brings to the Market TV Series ‘La Amenaza Roja’

Following on “Diablo Guardián,” Ramiro Ruiz, producer of Alonso Ruizpalacios’ “Güeros,” one of the standout Latin American movie debuts of the decade, is preparing a new TV series with Legend Films partner José Nacif: an everyman masked vigilante drama entitled “La Amenaza Roja.” (The Red Threat). The project was pitched at Mexico City’s 2nd Mercado […].....»»

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Jenna Coleman Returning for Season Three of ‘Victoria’

Jenna Coleman will return to her role as British monarch “Victoria” after ITV and PBS Masterpiece greenlit a third season of the royal drama. Coleman plays the young Queen Victoria opposite Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, and he also returns for season three, which will continue to follow the life of the monarch and her […].....»»

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Jimmy Kimmel Brings Son on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Asks Congress to Renew CHIP

Jimmy Kimmel returned to his eponymous show Monday night and brought along his infant son Billy, who had undergone heart surgery the week previous, causing the host to take time off. Kimmel teared up as he reassured his audience that Billy was just fine, and took the opportunity to call out Congress for failing to […].....»»

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‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’: 6 Things We Learned From FX’s First Screening

Darren Criss has taken on a “Shakespearean” role in bringing the tortured life story of serial killer Andrew Cunanan to life in FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” So said “Versace” director and executive producer Ryan Murphy on Monday night as he “played Barbara Walters” during a Q&A with stars and producers following the series’ […].....»»

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NFL Network Suspends On-Air Analysts Amid Sexual Harassment Probe

Three NFL Network analysts have been suspended after Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist at the network, filed a complaint against NFL Enterprises alleging sexual harassment by several men while she was employed with the company. NFL Network confirmed the suspension in a statement to Bloomberg. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, names […].....»»

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CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

Hollywood’s lobbyist in chief, Charles Rivkin Tuesday delivered a message of hope for the theatrical cinema industry, in Asia and the rest of the world. The chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association, Rivkin suggested that film has enduring cultural power, as well as the power to make cross cultural connections. “Audiences across Asia […].....»»

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Writer Claims ‘Get Hard’ Ripped Off His ‘Prison 101’ Idea

A writer has filed suit against Codeblack Enterprises, alleging that the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” was based on his idea. Victor Dean says that in 2009, he wrote a treatment for “Prison 101,” which features a securities broker who has to learn how to survive prison from a “streetwise individual.” Dean says he […].....»»

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Hollywood’s Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

As a professional juggler, Michael Rayner has a lot of work-related tax deductions each year, including $700 for the cheeseburgers he spins atop parasols, 30,000 travel miles and $220 for liability insurance, just in case one of the pins or flaming torches he flips into the air should somehow stray into the audience. His wife, […].....»»

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TV News Roundup: ‘Knightfall’ Premiere Grows by 71 Percent in Delayed Viewing

In today’s roundup, Netflix released an early slate of its 2018 documentaries and History marks high viewership for “Knightfall” and “Vikings.” RATINGS The December 6 premiere of History’s “Knightfall” was watched by more than 3.0 million Total Viewers based on Live+3 viewing (+71% over Live+SD). Week two of “Vikings” Season 5 delivered 3.5 million Total Viewers in L+3, growing […].....»»

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Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings is exploring investing in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the kingdom lifting its 35-year-old ban on cinemas. AMC announced Monday that it had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. “In line with the Fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new […].....»»

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Film News Roundup: Live-Action ‘Detective Pikachu’ Gets 2019 Release

In today’s film news roundup, “Detective Pikachu” gets a release date, T.C. Boyle’s “The Relive Box” is being turned into a movie, and Dimitri Thivaios is cast in “Rise of the Living Dead.” RELEASE DATE Legendary Entertainment’s live-action “Detective Pikachu” has been set for a May 10, 2019, release. The film, based on the Pokémon […].....»»

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Bill Hearn, Chairman of Capitol Christian Music Group, Dies at 58

William Ray “Bill” Hearn, chairman and CEO of the Capitol Christian Music Group, passed away Sunday in Nashville after a battle with cancer. He was 58. Hearn played a huge role in CCMG’s formation following the sale of his family’s Sparrow Records — which was founded by his father, Billy Ray Hearn  — to EMI […].....»»

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Broadway Box Office: ‘Farinelli and the King’ Makes Royal Debut

The Broadway box office got a nice jolt last week, with Bette Midler’s final weeks driving up prices at “Hello, Dolly!,” Bruce Springsteen returning after a week off and Mark Rylance’s latest New York stage outing, “Farinelli and the King,” looking regal in its first week. “Farinelli and the King” ($767,377 for seven previews) sounds […].....»»

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