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Glenn Close Questions Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Shakespeare In Love’ Oscar Win: “It Doesn’t Make Sense”

Glenn Close knows a thing or two about being nominated for Oscars. She has seven nominations under her belt, with the most recent one being in 2019 for her performance in “The Wife.” But Close has yet to land the actual trophy. This year, many expect her to get another nomination for “Hillbilly Elegy,” with […]

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ViacomCBS Nears Deal for Minority Stake in Miramax (Exclusive)

ViacomCBS is close to a deal to buy a minority stake in Miramax, according to two individuals with knowledge of the talks.The pact could be finalized as early as Friday. The investment is said to be in the neighborhood of $100 million. As part of the arrangement, ViacomCBS will have the right to distribute Miramax’s […]

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Viacom Becomes Frontrunner for Miramax Stake, Lionsgate Exits Bidding

Viacom has become the frontrunner to buy a stake in Miramax Films while Lionsgate has dropped out of the process, informed sources said Wednesday.The developments were first reported by Bloomberg, which said talks are ongoing about a possible deal for at least $100 million. The companies did not respond to requests for comment.Such a deal […]

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What’s Coming to Hulu in June 2019

If you’re not already, Hulu should get you in the summer mood with its June releases. Go to summer camp with the slasher flick “Friday the 13th” — and seven sequels. Listen to the breezy tune “Stuck in the Middle With You” from “Reservoir Dogs.” Compare thee to a summer’s day with “Shakespeare in Love” […]

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Colin Firth to Star in John Madden’s WWII Drama ‘Operation Mincemeat’

Colin Firth is reuniting with “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden for the fact-based WWII drama “Operation Mincemeat,” See-Saw Films and Cohen Media Group announced Tuesday morning.“The King’s Speech” star is set to play British intelligence officer Ewen Montagu in the stranger-than-fiction true story based on a best-selling book by Ben Macintyre of the same […]

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Andy Gruenberg, Longtime Film Distribution Executive, Dies at 68

Andy Gruenberg, a longtime film-distribution executive who most recently oversaw theatrical distribution for Netflix, died suddenly on January 18. He was 68.Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 10, 1950, Gruenberg spent his childhood in Milwaukee and his working life in the film industry; his tenure included stints at Warner Bros., Columbia, MGM, and Miramax, […]

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Judi Dench to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

Judi Dench will be honored with the Golden Icon award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actress will attend the festival to collect the award and to present her new movie, “Red Joan.”A longstanding star of stage and screen, Dench has appeared in such films as “Victoria & Abdul,” “Philomena” and “Mrs Brown.” She […]

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Judi Dench to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

Judi Dench will be honored with the Golden Icon award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actress will attend the festival to collect the award and to present her new movie, “Red Joan.”A longstanding star of stage and screen, Dench has appeared in such films as “Victoria & Abdul,” “Philomena” and “Mrs Brown.” She […]

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Weinstein Threatened to Take ‘Lord of the Rings’ Away From Peter Jackson and Have Quentin Tarantino Direct

Before Peter Jackson teamed up with New Line Cinema on his massive “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, he first started developing his J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation at Miramax under the supervision of Harvey Weinstein. But trying to make an expensive fantasy epic with Weinstein proved impossible for Jackson, as is clear in British film […]

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