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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont’s Heath Kenny Chats About ‘Santa’s Apprentice 2′

The new French feature Santa’s Apprentice 2: The Magic Snowflake (L’apprentie Pere Noel et le Flocon Magique) has been performing quite well in that country since its release ... Continue Reading →
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Walden Restructures for Film & TV Expansion

Walden Media, a division of Anschutz Film Group and producer of fantasy family films like The Chronicles of Narnia series, Bridge to Terabithia, Charlotte’s Web and the Journey ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Launches Mainframe Ent. TV Division

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment today announced that it is launching its television division and naming it Mainframe Entertainment. “We are excited to focus our television ... Continue Reading →
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‘Giant Slayer’ Shows Little Strength at the B.O.

Bryan Singer’s vfx-laden take on the fairy tale classic Jack the Giant Slayer failed to work its magic on the U.S. box office numbers and ended up making only $26 million over the ... Continue Reading →
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A Zany Return to Area 51

Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Hefferon Named President of Rainmaker Ent.

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed veteran feature film and television executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, it was announced by Craig Graham, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Escape From Planet Earth’ Gets a Weinstein Screening

The case of writer-director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfeld against the Weinstein company over the studio’s handling of the CG-animated movie Escape From Planet Earth seems ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Xing Xing Digital Buys Canada’s Rainmaker Ent.

Only a couple of days after the departure of president Catherine Winder from Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment, the company was sold to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. The assets ... Continue Reading →
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Weinstein Tags 3 Toons for Theaters

2013 is going to be a busy year for The Weinstein Company as the studio focuses on multiple family-friendly toons set for theatrical release next year. In addition to the much-buzzed ... Continue Reading →