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Google & Microsoft To Demote Piracy Sites In UK Search Results

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In a world first, Google and Microsoft have finally agreed to crackdown on piracy sites in the UK. On Monday, it was announced that the search engine giants had both signed up to a voluntary code of practice which will see them commit to demote websites that have been repeatedly served with copyright infringement notices, thereby making it much harder for UK internet users to download and stream films, TV, music and sport illegally. The U.S. tech giants have agreed links… Read

TV

John Oliver: Donald Trump Tyrannizes TV News Week With “Bat-Sh*t Crazy” News Conference, Terrorism-In-Sweden Speech

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John Oliver opened his latest edition of Last Week Tonight talking about President Trump  – “two words that will always sound unnatural together, like ‘f*ckable clown’ or ‘Wolf Blitzer’,” he said. Donald Trump once again dominated the news cycle, including Saturday’s “pointless rally” that nonetheless got roadblock cable-news coverage, though much of it was boilerplate Trump: “Media is fake, Chicago is a nightmare, I’m the Greatest.” But, catching people’s attention… Read

Business

Kim Dotcom Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal, But Claims Victory In Copyright Ruling

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New Zealand's High Court has partially upheld an earlier decision that Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom and three of the site's other co-founders are eligible for extradition to the U.S. The High Court said today that there are grounds for Dotcom and co-defendants Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, to be extradited under "general criminal-law fraud" provisions. However, the court overturned another part of a lower court's December 2015 ruling, saying the… Read

Awardsline

Oscars: Is ‘Moonlight’ Poised To Make History After WGA Original Screenplay Win?

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Well that didn’t settle much! For only the third time since 1984 (some 32 years ago), the Writers Guild and the Oscars are possibly going to have two different winners in the Original and Adapted Screenplay categories, although you can put an asterisk on that statistic since they are both likely to have Moonlight as a shared winner – but in two different writing categories. If I haven’t confused you enough, let me make this even more perplexing. With tonight’s newly… Read

Film

Motion Pictures Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Winners – Full List

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The winners for the 64th annual Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards, which recognize achievements in sound editing in feature film, TV, animation and web-based productions, were announced Sunday during a ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. During the opening address, MPSE president Tom McCarthy stated, "The MPSE continues to grow. Our membership now extends around the world. We are building a global network of sound professionals in order to… Read

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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’, ‘People V. O.J. Simpson’ Among Winners – Full List

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The 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards honored the talented professionals who create the looks for Hollywood's most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and, now, the Internet. Winners in the film categories included La La Land, Suicide Squad and Nocturnal Animals, among others. On the TV side, American Horror Story: Roanoke took home three trophies, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Game of Thrones and Westworld… Read

Business

WGA Members Outline Top Issues In Looming Contract Negotiations – WGA Awards

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A week after WGA leaders encouraged their members “to fight if necessary” in their upcoming TV/film contract talks, the union’s call to arms tonight onstage at the WGA Awards ceremony was radio silence. Some rallying might have gone a long way with members in the room. While some writers Deadline spoke with tonight certainly were in the know about their wants for TV, streaming and new media residuals during the next round of talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Te… Read

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John Waters Strikes A Blow For The Not-Normal – And For The Union: WGA Awards

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Producer-director David Simon paid homage at the WGA Awards tonight to John Waters, his fellow proud son of Baltimore who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from the Writers Guild of America. Calling Waters at heart and essentially a writer, Simon said that "he is the great modern master of self-effacement and self-parody. The late-1970s was so long ago that we forget where we were on the continuum of [free expression],” he added, recalling Waters hounding… Read

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WGA Awards: ‘Moonlight’ & ‘Arrival’ Win Top Film Prizes; FX’s ‘Atlanta’ & ‘The Americans’ Lead TV – Complete Winners List

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Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins and Arrival’s Eric Heisserer were the big film winners tonight at the 69th annual WGA Awards tonight, which were handed out at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. On the TV side, FX swept the top categories with Atlanta winning for Comedy Series and New Series, The Americans for Drama Series and The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for Long Form Adapted. See the full list of winners below, along with video of Jenkins… Read

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Oliver Stone’s Critique Of America: It’s Not Just Donald Trump, “But A System” – WGA Awards

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Writers Guild Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 19 Feb 2017

In presenting Oliver Stone with the WGA West’s Laurel Award tonight, Salvador actor James Woods said, “Oliver had the temerity to ask me once, ‘Do you think I should just retire?’ I said, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me? Trump just got elected. You can go forever now.’" Rather than verbally punch the current Commander in Chief, which was the vogue of tonight’s WGA Awards ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, Stone’s message in his acceptance speech was not unlike the one he… Read

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WGA Awards Ceremony Rips Donald Trump So Much, He (Sort Of) Makes An Appearance

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Writers Guild Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 19 Feb 2017

Trump dumping was in full force tonight at the dual WGA Awards ceremonies. At previous awards shows this season – from the Golden Globes to the DGAs – winners, honorees and presenters made impassioned speeches against the current administration’s offensive policies and, at times in their protests, even refused to mention President Donald Trump by name. But tonight was a full-fledged roast of the Commander in Chief. L.A. host Patton Oswalt obviously set the table this… Read

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Oliver Stone Blasts NBC News Story That Russia Might Return Snowden To The U.S. – WGA Awards

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Eight days ago NBC broke the news that U.S. Intelligence had discovered Russian plans to turn over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump and to “curry favor” with the Commander in Chief. When Oliver Stone was asked about that story at the WGA Awards today, the Snowden filmmaker and tonight’s Laurel Award honoree exclaimed, "That ridiculous story?! Let's not indulge in fake news. It's bullshit. And this anti-Russia thing is bullshit." Snowden promptly… Read