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Golden Globes: Complete Winners List

Golden Globes: Complete Winners List | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Behind the Candelabra were among the big winners at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night.
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Box Office: Award Movies Stampede Golden Globes Weekend

Box Office: Award Movies Stampede Golden Globes Weekend | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
As awards season enters its final stretch, a number of contenders will make their most aggressive push yet at the box office this weekend, timed to Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony and the announcement of Oscar nominations on Jan.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Golden Globes Drinking Games, Live Musicals and 'SNL' (Q&A)

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Golden Globes Drinking Games, Live Musicals and 'SNL' (Q&A) | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Hosting an awards show is always risky. Just ask Seth "We Saw Your Boobs" MacFarlane.
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PGA Awards Unveils Film, Longform TV Nominations

PGA Awards Unveils Film, Longform TV Nominations | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
The Producers Guild Awards on Thursday unveiled the film and longform TV nominees for its 2014 ceremony.
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Why Everyone is Piling on Marty's 'Wolf of Wall Street': Traffic, Stupid

Why Everyone is Piling on Marty's 'Wolf of Wall Street': Traffic, Stupid | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Why is everyone piling on Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"? The answer: traffic.
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Why Hollywood Should Worry About Samsung's 110-Inch TV

Why Hollywood Should Worry About Samsung's 110-Inch TV | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Just days before the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas next week, Samsung unveiled a massive 110-inch Ultra HD TV that comes with an equally hefty pricetag of $150,000 in South Korea...
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Todd McCarthy Names the 10 Best Films of 2013

Todd McCarthy Names the 10 Best Films of 2013 | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
It was clear that 2013 stood a strong chance of being an exceptionally good year for films -- especially American films -- by the time the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up in late May. For the first time I could remember, I liked all the U.S.
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Box Office: 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Earns $8.8 Million Thursday Night

Box Office: 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Earns $8.8 Million Thursday Night | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
A dragon, 13 dwarfs, some elves, a wizard and a determined hobbit named Bilbo began their journey back to the big screen on Thursday night as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug bellowed into theaters with $8.8 million in midnight runs.
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Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke Light Up ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Premiere As Disney Goes All Interactive With ‘Mary Poppins’ (Exclusive)

Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke Light Up ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Premiere As Disney Goes All Interactive With ‘Mary Poppins’ (Exclusive) | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
After earlier premieres at the London Film Festival in October and the AFI Film Fest at the Chinese Theatre in November where the original Mary Poppins pr
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The Politics Behind the National Film Registry

The Politics Behind the National Film Registry | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
A version of this story first appeared in the Dec. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
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Universal Wins Bidding War for 'Unicorn Executions' (Exclusive)

Universal Wins Bidding War for 'Unicorn Executions' (Exclusive) | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Universal Pictures has won a bidding war for the film rights to a comedy package based on Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Breen’s upcoming book of illustrations, Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw.
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It's Official: Jerry Bruckheimer, Paramount Reach First-Look Deal

It's Official: Jerry Bruckheimer, Paramount Reach First-Look Deal | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have reached a three-year, first-look deal, it was announced today.
The pact, which comes after the director left longtime home Disney, will begin in April 2014.
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'House of Cards' Season 2 to Premiere on Valentine's Day

'House of Cards' Season 2 to Premiere on Valentine's Day | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Netflix has a Valentine's Day gift for those who love to binge-watch its original series House of Cards: The second season is set to premiere on Feb. 14, 2014.

As with the first season, all 13 episodes will be available to stream at once.
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Gerard Butler in Talks for 'Point Break' Remake (Exclusive)

Gerard Butler in Talks for 'Point Break' Remake (Exclusive) | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Gerard Butler is in final negotiations to star in Alcon’s remake of the early 1990s classic surf film Point Break.
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DGA Awards Unveils Film Nominations

DGA Awards Unveils Film Nominations | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday announced the nominees for its feature film awards.
The nominees in the TV and commercials categories will be announced Thursday, while the documentary nominees are set to be unveiled Monday.
Sean Wicks's insight:

Tough year for awards...so many names that could have made this list and it's a solid one regardless.

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NATO's John Fithian: Hollywood, Fix the 2014 Movie Calendar (Guest Column)

NATO's John Fithian: Hollywood, Fix the 2014 Movie Calendar (Guest Column) | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
This story first appeared in the Jan. 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
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Disney Releases First 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Photo

Disney Releases First 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Photo | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
On the final day of 2013, Disney released the first official photo from upcoming Marvel pic Guardians of the Galaxy.
The pic -- showing the characters standing in a lineup -- is a familiar image to those who attended Comic-Con earlier this year.
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CES: Ultra-HD, Second Screen Lead the Way | Home Media Magazine

CES: Ultra-HD, Second Screen Lead the Way | Home Media Magazine | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
For all the talk of Ultra-HD and those giant, curved OLED, LCD screens set to debut at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a look through the schedule shows something that may be even more prevalent: discussions about the second...
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Box Office: Led by 'Hobbit 2,' Christmas Rings Out Record Year

Box Office: Led by 'Hobbit 2,' Christmas Rings Out Record Year | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Thanks to a strong Christmas, Hollywood is safe to begin celebrating a record year at the North American box office.
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'Fast & Furious 7' Gets New Release Date

'Fast & Furious 7' Gets New Release Date | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Fast & Furious 7 will be released April 10, 2015, star Vin Diesel announced Sunday night on Facebook.
Universal had put production on the film on hold indefinitely after star Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash on Nov.
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The Hollywood Reporter's 2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100

The Hollywood Reporter's 2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100 | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
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AFI Reveals Top 10 Films, TV Shows of 2013

AFI Reveals Top 10 Films, TV Shows of 2013 | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
What does the film 12 Years a Slave and the TV series Orange Is the New Black share in common? Not a lot, but both will be among the honorees at the 2013 AFI Awards, which were announced today.
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L.A. Film Critics Award Tie in Best Picture Category

L.A. Film Critics Award Tie in Best Picture Category | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association is currently meeting to vote for its year-end film awards. As each category is decided, it will be reported below.
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Michael De Luca Joins Sony's Columbia as President of Production

Michael De Luca Joins Sony's Columbia as President of Production | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
Veteran producer Michael De Luca is going back into the executive ranks of the studio world -- he's been named president of production for Columbia Pictures at Sony Entertainment.
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'Her' Named Best Film by National Board of Review

'Her' Named Best Film by National Board of Review | The Business of Entertaining | Scoop.it
The National Board of Review on Wednesday revealed its awards for 2013, naming Spike Jonze's Her the Best Film of the Year. Jonze also earned Best Director honors for his work helming the Warner Bros.
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