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Fox Chief On 20th’s Biblical Oscar Contender: ‘You Don’t See Movies On This Scale Anymore’

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Earlier today Deadline debuted the new trailer for 20th Century Fox's big Christmas picture Exodus: Gods And Kings. The large-scale biblical drama looks BIG. EPIC. The kind of movie studios used to thrive on but are simply cost-prohibitive these days. Well, they seem to be making a comeback. Ben-Hur, which took 11 Academy Awards in 1959 including Best Picture, is now being remade. Of course Paramount released Darren Aronofsky's Noah early in the year. But Gladiator in… Read

PBS And CBS Dominate News & Documentary Emmys

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UPDATED WITH FULL LIST: PBS and CBS were the big winners tonight as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled its 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The pubcaster walked away with a leading 11 trophies, followed by the Eye with 10. ABC picked up three wins, the only other network with more than two. PBS came into the ceremony with a field-leading 43 nominations, one more than CBS. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to William J. Small, who was… Read

‘Walking Dead’ Producer Among Four Joining AMPAS Sci-Tech Council

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Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Terminator trilogy), cinematographer John Bailey (As Good As It GetsOrdinary People), Industrial Light & Magic chief creative officer John Knoll (Oscar winner Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest) and editor Michael Tronick (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 2 Guns) are joining the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the group's 2014-2015 membership to 25.  The Sci-Tech Council… Read

Global Showbiz Briefs: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Musical Headed To Japan; Steve McQueen Set For European Film Academy Honor; More

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Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company are bringing Aladdin to Tokyo. This is the first international production of the Broadway musical comedy and is hitting a market where Disney's feature animation Frozen recently grossed a record-breaking $250M. Performances will begin in May at the Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20 and features music by… Read

Oscar Watch: Best Actor Race Most Crowded Ever; Why Academy Should Double Number Of Nominees

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We are only just on the cusp of October and you can already put the “NO VACANCY” sign out on the Best Actor Oscar race. Sorry, no room. Don't even think about jumping in. Every year of late, it seems the Actor race gets richer while the Actress contest actively searches for candidates. Remember how “sure things” Tom Hanks and Robert Redford didn't even make the cut last year? Perhaps that is just a reflection of what juicy roles the industry is offering on either side of… Read

Ben Affleck Slays ‘Em As ‘Gone Girl’ Launches New York Film Festival And Marches Into Oscar Race

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The latest stop on the Fall Festival circuit hit the Big Apple Friday night with the opening of the New York Film Festival, which boasts two World Premieres as its key draw for Awards Season attention. They include Warner Bros.' Paul Thomas Anderson-directed Inherent Vice next Saturday, and of course Friday night's unveiling of the much-awaited film adaptation of the best seller Gone Girl  from 20th Century Fox and New Regency which screened  at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to… Read

Jimmy Kimmel To Host Matthew McConaughey’s Cinematheque Tribute As Stars Line Up

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Jimmy Kimmel has been named as host and co-stars Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain are among the first wave of stars announced to pay tribute to Matthew McConaughey as he becomes the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award. The organization's annual benefit gala is October 21 at the Beverly Hilton. Others announced this morning for the show include Cole Hauser, who co-starred as Benny O'Donnell opposite McConaughey in 1993's Dazed And Confus… Read

‘The Boxtrolls’ Review By Pete Hammond: DeadlineNow (Video)

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The 3D stop-motion animated The Boxtrolls from Focus Features opens wide at the box office Friday, and looks set to take over the family market from Dolphin Tale 2. Laika, the Animation outfit based in Oregon and responsible for both Paranorman and Coraline which both won Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature have done it again and I think it's going to be a third Oscar nod for The Boxtrolls,  an absolutely delightful cinematic rendering of Alan Snow's fantastical… Read

Jessica Chastain & Oscar Isaac Will Open AFI Fest With Oscar Hopeful ‘A Most Violent Year’

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The last major film festival of the fall season announced its highly anticipated opening night film this morning, and it is writer/director J.C. Chandor's and Participant Media's  A Most Violent Year. That's a bit of a surprise for the AFI Fest 2014 Presented By Audi, as it is going out through upstart distributor A24, a company looking to jump into the Oscar conversation in a big way with this high profile debut on  November 6th at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood… Read

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