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How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Changed Hollywood’s Concept of an Action Director

Thirteen years ago this week, Marvel announced that Jon Favreau would develop and direct “Iron Man.” The film would be the first of what we would come to know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a remarkable 23-film series that has become the dominant financial force in studio filmmaking.A scan of the top-grossing action franchises from […]

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USA Network Gives Straight-To-Series Order For ‘Bourne’ Spin-Off Series ‘Treadstone’

The people behind the Jason Bourne franchise, which includes the hits ‘Identity,’ ‘Supremacy,’ and ‘Ultimatum,’ have tried desperately to make the spy films work without the titular character played by Matt Damon. First, they tried with “The Bourne Legacy,” starring Jeremy Renner, but that crashed and burned, leading to Damon’s triumphant return in “Jason Bourne.” […]

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Jennifer Todd Beats Jason Blum in Academy Board Runoff

The total number of women on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors is now 22, one more than last year. That’s because producer Jennifer Todd not only beat her Oscar show co-producer Michael De Luca as a finalist to represent the producers branch, but in a run-off election to resolve […]

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