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Elevation Pictures Acquires WHILE WE'RE YOUNG and BIG GAME
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Elevation Pictures, a Canadian distribution company that just celebrated their first anniversary, is proud to announce the acquisitions of While We're Young, directed by Noah Baumbach, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried (more...)

Chris March Among Designers Set for Season 4 of Lifetime's PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS, 10/30
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Fourteen of the most talented Project Runway designers return to compete in the biggest and most competitive Project Runway All Stars season ever! In this cutthroat season, former standout designers come back to New York to compete for runway gold in the fourth season of LifetimeŽ's Project Runway All Stars (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere PROJECT RUNWAY: THREADS Teen Competition, 10/23
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

From the producers of Project Runway, skilled teen and tween fashion designers will showcase their gift for style in the new competition series Project Runway: Threads on LifetimeŽ, premiering Thursday, October 23, at 10:30pm ET/PT. (more...)

THE PERFECT WAVE Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download & On Demand
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Anchor Bay Entertainment's award-winning film about surfing and second chances, THE PERFECT WAVE, is available today on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. (more...)

LUCY Tops Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Sept. 14, 2014, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the TIFF Red Carpet for THE IMITATION GAME
by Walter McBride - Sep 12, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, continuing through September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films are scheduled to be shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals for THE IMITATION GAME! (more...)

Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Gets Valentine's Day 2015 Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

RADiUS is proud to announce one of the first major acquisitions of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, with North American rights to THE LAST 5 YEARS, Richard LaGravenese's (BEHIND THE CANDELABRA) big screen adaptation of the 2002 Off-Broadway musical by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan ('Smash') star in LaGravenese's highly anticipated film. THE LAST 5 YEARS will celebrate its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30PM at the Ryerson Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: David Hasselhoff Featured in New Funny or Die Short Film I'M WILL FERRELL
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Executive Producer Rich Affannato (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher, Silence! The Musical) presents the new Funny or Die short film 'I'm Will Ferrell', conceived by and starring Alet Taylor (more...)

Neil Meron & Craig Zadan to Team on Celebrity Adventure Series for NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The dynamic team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have taken on yet another exciting project heading to TV. (Do these guys ever rest? (more...)

'PLANET OF THE APES' Tops Rentrak's Worldwide Box Office; 'GUARDIANS' #1 in U.S.
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Aug. 31, 2014, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. (more...)

PHOTOS: First Look at Netflix's New Series MARCO POLO to Premiere 12/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The highly anticipated Netflix original series 'Marco Polo' will premiere at 12:01am PT on December 12, 2014 in all territories where Netflix is available. Below are the first five images from the series. (more...)

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boon Isaacs Joins Chapman's Dodge College
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President and respected veteran motion picture marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been named the Fall 2014 O.L. Halsell Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States. The announcement was made today by Dodge College Dean Bob Bassett. (more...)

Walden Media And Weinstein Company Partner With NEA's Read Across America To Launch 'Ticket To A Better World' Benefitting Children's Literacy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As part of its continuing efforts to promote literacy and in order to provide books to those children in America most in need, Walden Media and The Weinstein Company (TWC) have partnered with the National Education Association'sRead Across America to launch the 'Ticket to a Better World' initiative. Fifty cents of eachThe Givermovie ticket sold during Labor Day Weekend will be donated to the Ticket to a Better World initiative to raise up to a quarter of a million dollars to buy books for those children most in need. (more...)

Playboy Unveils Centerpiece in Digital Media Strategy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Playboy Enterprises, Inc., today unveiled a completely reimagined design and content offering for its flagship website, Playboy.com. Built on a foundation optimized for its growing mobile audience, the new Playboy.com features a number of fresh, highly sharable content verticals including Entertainment, Nightlife, Style, Humor, Sex & Culture, as well as a mansion-sized wealth of non-nude features on the women that have made Playboy such a global icon for more than 60 years. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of August 24, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Aug. 24, 2014, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. (more...)

RADiUS Acquires Critically Acclaimed Film THE GREAT INVISIBLE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's critically-acclaimed, SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning film, THE GREAT INVISIBLE (more...)

DIRTY DANCING UK Tour to Play King's Theatre Glasgow, 26 August - 20 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dirty Dancing, the second highest grossing show in the history of the King's Theatre Glasgow, will once again have pulses racing with its heart-pounding music and passionate dancing. (more...)

The Weinstein Company & Photobucket Launch The Giver Color Splash Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

DENVER, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Color is transformational in The Giver, the upcoming film from The Weinstein Company (TWC), representing the pull and the push between individuality and conformity. In support of the film's release, TWC and Photobucket have partnered together to create a 'Color Splash Contest' where users can add color to their favorite, most meaningful photo using the 'Splash' tool in the Photobucket editor. (more...)

Ed Harris Joins All-Star Cast of HBO's WESTWORLD
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

According to Deadline, Ed Harris is the latest to join the all-star cast of HBO's new drama pilot WESTWORLD, from J.J. Abrams. Also in the cast are Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, James Marsden, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Eddie Rouse. (more...)

Naomie Harris Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in Anton Fuqua's SOUTHPAW
by Movies News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

According to Deadline, SKYFALL actress Naomie Harris has signed on to join Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in The Weinstein Company's upcoming boxing drama SOUTHPAW. (more...)

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