HBO Sets "Game of Thrones" Date, Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher"

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HBO Sets "Game of Thrones" Date, Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher"

HBO's presentation at the TCA Winter Tour today has revealed various bits of news with the biggest being an April 12th premiere date for the ten episode fifth season of "Game of Thrones". Also kicking off on that date are the new seasons of “Silicon Valley" and "Veep," both getting ten episodes each.

HBO has also confirmed that they have renewed "Real Time with Bill Maher" for two additional seasons of 35 episodes each. The deal will keep him on the network through until at leas ...


Eric Bana Buying "Closed Circuit"?

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Eric Bana Buying "Closed Circuit"?

Actor Eric Bana is stepping into the world of film distribution, buying the Australian distribution rights to his paranoia thriller "Closed Circuit" from Focus Features.

Bana stars in the film, which was released in the U.S. back in August, and is targeting a December 5th Australian release. He and "Underground" director Robert Connolly are teaming on the distribution deal which will be a test for potential future boutique distribution efforts from the pair.

Bana is taking a f ...


CBS Steping Foward "The F Word"

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CBS Steping Foward "The F Word"

With the first weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival passed and just five more days of the festival to go, CBS Films has stepped forward for the third major acquisition, picking up the U.S. distribution rights to The F Word, the new romantic comedy from Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse (Goon) starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

In the movie, Radcliffe plays medical school dropout Wallace, a hopeless romantic who strikes up a friendship with an animator named Chantry ...


DreamWorks Plans Kore-Eda's "Like Father, Like Son" Remake

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DreamWorks Plans Kore-Eda's "Like Father, Like Son" Remake

DreamWorks is in negotiations with Fuji TV for the remake rights to Hirozaku Kore-Eda's Japanese film "Like Father, Like Son".

The story follows an overachieving upper middle class career-oriented couple who are shocked to discover the hospital where their now six-year-old son was born made a mistake.

Their real biological son is being raised by another family, one of more modest means and with far less ambition. The wealthy couple then tries to wrestle their actual son away.< ...


Netflix Inc. and The Weinstein Company New Deal

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Netflix Inc. and The Weinstein Company New Deal

Netflix Inc. and The Weinstein Company have announced a new multi-year licensing agreement.

The deal makes Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run films from TWC beginning in 2016.

Starting in 2016, new TWC and Dimension Films titles will be made available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the pay TV window on multiple platforms.

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