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‘Late Late Show’ Headed To Sky; China Gets New Internet Czar – Global Briefs


James Corden is going home, sort of. Under a new exclusive deal, Sky and CBS Studios International have pacted to bring The Late Late Show With James Corden to the UK and Ireland for the first time. Beginning July 19, all Sky TV and NOW TV entertainment pass customers will have access to episodes one day after the U.S. broadcast. In addition, Sky 1 will also air the Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special which will include highlights from the segment that's become a viral… Read


Brexit: What Happens Next


As the shock of the UK’s surprise vote to leave the European Union sinks in, tired eyes and weary minds now are turning to the consequences of the fateful referendum. In terms of process, the only concrete steps we know so far are that there will be a new leader of the Conservative Party by October following Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation today. In his speech, Cameron recommended that the new leader should be responsible for invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon… Read


UK Likely To Remain In European Union, Exit Polls Suggest

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Polls have closed in the United Kingdom, and the “Remain” side in the country’s contentious “Brexit” referendum that will decide whether Britain will stay in the European Union appears to have the edge. Polling results published by British-based market research firm YouGov put the Remain vote at 52% and the Leave vote at 48%, which would mark a narrow victory for advocates of the EU after several weeks in which polling data suggested that Albion might bolt the… Read


Jennifer Garner Signs With CAA

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Jennifer Garner
'Miracles From Heaven' film premiere, Los Angeles, America - 09 Mar 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Garner has joined CAA from WME. The actress, last seen in the faith-based hit Miracles From Heaven,  will also continue to be repped by Management 360, and attorneys Jason Sloane and Harris Hartman of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Garner, a versatile actress who can do comedy, romance as well as physical action, has a slew of projects in the pipeline. Currently in post are Robin Swicord’s Wakefield opposite Bryan Cranston; The Tribes Of Palos Verdes… Read


Armed Man Opens Fire In German Cinema, Shot Dead: Reports

Police cars arrive at the scene of a hostage taking in movie theatre in Viernheim near Mannheim, southern Germany, Thursday, June 23, 2016. A gunman had been shot by police. (Simon Ribnitzky/dpa via AP)

UPDATE with reports that gunman is dead: Reports are coming out of Germany that an armed man who opened fire and used tear gas in a cinema complex in western Germany has been shot dead after engaging in a shootout with police. The news was reportedly confirmed by a regional interior minister. Some earlier reports had suggested the man had been arrested. No other injuries were reported. German police surrounded the cinema in the town of Viernheim, near Mannheim, where the… Read


EU Referendum Dominates UK Media As Brits Head To The Polls

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The UK media was dominated by the referendum over whether Britain should vote to stay in or out of the European Union as Brits headed to the polls Thursday. Braving torrential rains in some parts of the country, turnout for the vote is believed to be high, with TV news crews showing round-the-block queues at some voting stations. A record 46 million people are registered to vote in the referendum. The wall-to-wall coverage of the historic vote, which will shape Britain’s… Read


Vice Media’s Viceland To Launch In More Than 50 New Countries

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Shane Smith’s burgeoning media empire Vice Media has launched into more than 50 new countries. The digital news and entertainment platform and content generator has struck a host of distribution deals including the Middle East, Africa, India and south-east Asia. Smith made the announcement during a presentation today at adverting confab Cannes Lions. "Earlier this year it was widely reported that I announced that we would launch Viceland in 12 countries in 12 months and… Read


Charlotte Rampling Joins Alicia Vikander And Eva Green For ‘Euphoria’

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EXCLUSIVE– Charlotte Rampling is set to join the cast of Euphoria, alongside Alicia Vikander and Eva Green, who were previously announced by Deadline. Vikander is also producing the pic through her newly-launched production banner Vikarious Productions. She is partners in Vikarious with her London-based agent Charles Collier, a partner in Tavistock Wood. The two of them have been driving the production forward, also bringing on-board esteemed DP Rob Hardy, who previously… Read


‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Ep With Brexit Speech Postponed By Sky Until After Referendum

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Pay TV giant Sky TV has postponed the UK airing of the latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver after it featured an extended speech decrying the Brexit campaign calling for the UK to vote out of the European Union this Thursday. The episode, would normally have aired on Sky’s Sky Atlantic channel, which has an exclusive output deal with HBO. Instead, it will now air on Thursday evening, after polls in the historic vote over whether the UK stays in or out of… Read


UK Producers Come Out In Favor Of Staying In EU Ahead Of Referendum

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The cream of the UK film industry has come together to argue its case for why Britain should vote to stay in the European Union ahead of the the referendum on Thursday. For weeks if not months now, rival campaigners from the Brexit (anti-EU) and Bremain (pro-staying in the EU) have been extolling the respective virtues of the UK leaving or staying in the EU, respectively. The tragic murder last week of Labour MP Jo Cox, seemingly by a far-right extremist, put into stark… Read


Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck Reunites With ‘The Lives Of Others’ Team On New Pic ‘Work Without Author’

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Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck
'The Tourist' film premiere, Rome, Italy - 15 Dec 2010

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who won the Academy Award for writing and directing The Lives of Others, is re-teaming with his partners from that film on his new German film Work Without Author. Joining von Donnersmarck are sales agent Beta Cinema and actor Sebastian Koch, both of whom were integral parts of Lives. Work Without Author is an epic psychological thriller about three periods of German history. The film just started shooting in Berlin. The film marks a… Read


Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’ To Open London Film Festival

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Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, will open the 60th BFI London Film Festival. The film tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky) wrote the script, based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams, and exec… Read