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STX Spills Release Date For ‘Secret In Their Eyes’

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The release date for crime thriller Secret In Their Eyes is no longer hidden from view; ETX Entertainment announced today that the film will hit theaters November 20, 2015. Adapted from the Spanish film by  Juan José Campanella, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for 2010, Secret In Their Eyes follows the murder of the teenage daughter of an FBI investigator. Teaming up with a district attorney, the investigator and her partner discover that the… Read

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‘Jane Got A Gun’ Gets A Break: Film Shakes Loose From Relativity

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EXCLUSIVE: Thanks to some persuasion by famed attorney and the film’s principal financier David Boies, Jane Got A Gun has just been extricated from Relativity Media ahead of an expected Chapter 11 filing tomorrow. Boies, the attorney who has been involved in everything from successfully suing states over Proposition 8 that led to a Supreme Court victory in 2013 to defending Sony in the hacking case, is principal backer of the film that’s produced by Zack Schiller, the son… Read

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Nat Geo ‘Explorer’ Host Bryan Christy Recalls Run-In With Tanzanian Authorities – TCA

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National Geographic Magazine investigative journalist Bryan Christy was so determined to expose the international ivory trade network on the first episode of NatGeo’s returning documentary series Explorer, he wound up being arrested in Tanzania when he was attempting to ship fake tusks through the country’s borders. The episode entitled, Warlords Of Ivory, was an 18-month investigation for Christy and his producer J.J. Kelly whereby they traced the smuggling of elephant… Read

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Kate Walsh Signs With WME

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Kate Walsh has signed with WME. She was previously at CAA. Walsh is probably best known for playing Dr. Addison Montgomery on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and toplining spinoff Private Practice which ran for six seasons. She is coming off a starring role on the short-lived NBC comedy series Bad Judge and a recurring role on the first season of Fargo on FX. On the film side, she can currently be seen in Lorne Michaels’ Staten Island Summer. Her other feature credits include Kicking… Read

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DGA Second VP Jace Alexander Arrested On Child Porn Charges

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Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says frequent Law & Order director and former Blacklist co-EP Jason “Jace” Alexander was arrested today for "possessing and file-sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children less than seventeen years of age." The journeyman helmer, who was recently elected Second Vice President of the DGA, faces up to seven years behind bars for the felony charges. He was released on $10,000 bail today and is… Read

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Tom Cruise To Jon Stewart: ‘M:I-6′ Is Already In The Works

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens Friday, but with rave reviews piling up, Tom Cruise and company don’t want to waste any time getting started M:I-6. “We’re starting to work on it now,” Cruise told Stewart last night on The Daily Show. “We'll probably start shooting it next summer." Assuming that a script, director and supporting cast come together quickly, this means that the sixth movie in the series would appear to be on course to follow its predecessor sooner… Read

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Alex Ranarivelo Reined In To Direct Ranching Drama ‘Running Wild’

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Director Alex Ranarivelo has signed on to helm the drama Running Wild, for Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar's newly launched ESX Entertainment. The film follows a widowed ranch owner who works with ex convicts to rehabilitate the wild horses that wander onto her property. In doing so she saves her ranch, but must confront prejudice, greed, vanity and bureaucracy while learning that helping other living creatures is a great remedy for misfortune. Running Wild is tied to… Read

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Nat Geo Sets Projects With Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, Alex Gibney And Tom Fontana – TCA

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National Geographic Channel has set three separate projects with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Alex Gibney and Tom Fontana, the network announced today during its panel at the Television Critics Association summer tour. Red Planet (wt), an event series which tells the epic story of the quest to colonize Mars, is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and Dave O’Connor of RadicalMedia. A hybrid of scripted and unscripted elements, Red Plane… Read

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Vincent Kartheiser Of Nat Geo’s ‘Saints & Strangers’ On Playing Plymouth Colony Governor

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Vincent Kartheiser, Mad Men’s Pete Campbell, plays the English separatist who served as Plymouth Colony’s governor for about 30 years in Nat Geo's first scripted miniseries Saints & Strangers. He says he had been looking to do a very different role than that he’d played the last seven or eight years. And, he told TV critics this afternoon at TCA, he knew “Nat Geo would honor and bring historical accuracy” to the story. On the heels of the record-breaking ratings for Killin… Read

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AMC Entertainment Reports Record-Setting Q2 As CEO Talks Up Innovation

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Strange as it sounds, recliner seats and upscale concessions were the stars of the show for financial types at AMC Entertainment in Q2. The No. 2 theater chain reported record ticket and concession sales. It showed that “guests are driven by more than a movie slate,” outgoing CEO Gerry Lopez said in his last call with the exhibition company’s analysts. AMC’s venues with plush recliner seats “exceed our 25% [profit] return hurdle by a wide margin.” As AMC expands the build… Read

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‘The End Of The Tour’ Review: Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel Bring Writers To Cinematic Life

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One of the breakout hits of the Sundance Film Festival, The End Of The Tour begins hitting theaters Friday, and as I say in my video review (click the link above), it is a literate and rewarding look at something that — on the surface at least — would not seem very cinematic. Based on a bestselling book by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, the movie recounts the five-day 1996 interview session Lipsky conducted with acclaimed author David Foster Wallace, whose massive… Read

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Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger Ink Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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Comedy writer-producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (The Neighbors) have signed a two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV Studios. Under the agreement, they will develop projects with the studio and join Fox’s fall comedy Grandfathered as supervising producers. It’s a reunion of sorts for the pair, who got their first professional writing gig at 20th on the Fox show Friends With Benefits and spent two seasons working with Grandfathered EP Dan Fogelman on ABC’s… Read