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  • Universal Says MGM Is Trying to 'Scare Away Competitors' in James Bond Lawsuit

    Universal is seeking to dismiss MGM's lawsuit claiming that a project called "Section 6" infringes on its copyrights to James Bond, with U claiming that its rival was trying to gain an "unfounded monopoly on the British spy genre" and even scare away...
  • Vubiquity Buys U.K. VOD Operator FilmFlex

    LONDON -- California-based video services provider Vubiquity has acquired FilmFlex Movies, which was set up as a joint venture between Sony and Disney to provide VOD services to U.K. consumers. FilmFlex has licensing agreements with several U.S. studios,...
  • Reel China: Lauded 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' hopes for audience at home

    Reel China: Lauded 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' hopes for audience at home
    BEIJING -- The Chinese Film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which took home the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last month, has cleared censorship and will arrive in mainland theaters March 21. But the question now hanging over director Diao...
  • 'Need For Speed' rushing to top at Chinese theaters

    What might “Need for Speed” have in common with “Pacific Rim,” “Escape Plan” and “Cloud Atlas”? The Dreamworks driving film might end up being one of those (increasingly less) rare Hollywood movies to...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • First Trailer for Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' Debuts (VIDEO)

    Paramount Pictures and MGM have released the first trailer for Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules," directed by Brett Ratner that shows the thesp in action as the Greek demigod, battling giant serpents, lions and wild boars. The film, which becomes the third...
  • Passings: Arthur Smith

    Arthur Smith, 93, a bluegrass musician who wrote and recorded the sizzling instrumentals "Guitar Boogie" and "Feuding Banjos," died Thursday at his home in Charlotte, N.C., his family announced. No cause was given. "Guitar Boogie," recorded with the...
  • MGM, James Bond Producers Sue Universal Over 'Section 6′ Project

    MGM and James Bond producers Danjaq have filed a copyright infringement suit against NBCUniversal claiming that the studio's "Section 6" feature project is a rip off of the lucrative 007 franchise. The suit, filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in...
  • MGM TV Rides High With 'Vikings' and 'Fargo'

    With a muscular catalog of some 4,000 feature film titles and 10,500 TV episodes, MGM Television has a bounty of material from which to draw in fashioning its development slate, and prexy Roma Khanna, at the helm of TV and digital distribution since 2011,...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again

    Mickey Rooney dies: Why we won't see a performer like him again
    Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote, few now...
  • 'Skyfall,' 'Hobbit' Films Boost MGM Earnings, Revenues

    MGM Holdings has reported a 97% jump in 2013 earnings and an 11% gain in revenues, thanks to "Skyfall," its two "Hobbit" films, "Vikings" and "Teen Wolf." The privately held studio announced earnings last year of $122 million, nearly double the $62...