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  • Fiji Boasts Incentives and Irresistible Extras

    Fiji is far from unknown in Hollywood. Its tropical mix of palm trees, crystal blue waters, coral reefs and white sand beaches has been featured prominently in projects ranging from the 2000 Tom Hanks movie "Cast Away" to the 2007 season of CBS'...
  • Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza

    Rainy start to day one of Lollapalooza
    Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after a...
  • Twitter adds 'report abuse' button

    Twitter adds 'report abuse' button
    LONDON (AP) - Twitter says it's handing down new rules to control abusive language after several high-profile British women reported receiving a flood of nasty, harassing, or threatening messages on the microblogging site.     In a message posted to...
  • Review: "Low Winter Sun"

    It's hard to think of a more compelling combination than the British duo of Mark Strong and Lennie James, and their pairing alone (sans accents) is enough to recommend checking out "Low Winter Sun," an AMC redo of a 2006 U.K. miniseries, with Strong...
  • News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs

    News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs
    Pro-nationalism English Defence League activists seemed to be itching for a street brawl to break up a scheduled anti-nationalist demonstration in downtown Birmingham, England, on July 18, causing the city to mobilize more than 1,000 police — when...
  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban opens British library

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban opens British library
    LONDON -- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head last year for advocating education for girls like herself, honored her own weapon of choice Tuesday: the book. The 16-year-old, who was hospitalized in Britain after being...
  • Patrick McKenna Made Chairman of U.K.'s National Film and Television School

    Patrick McKenna, the chief exec of U.K. media investment and advisory group Ingenious Media, has been tapped as the chairman of the National Film and Television School. The financier, who has invested coin into "Avatar," "Life of Pi," "Trance," "127...
  • A timely French victory off the Virginia Capes ensures Washington's triumph at Yorktown

    A timely French victory off the Virginia Capes ensures Washington's triumph at Yorktown
    Those Americans who hold the French in such contempt today might do well to look back at Sept. 5, 1781 for an instructive history lesson. Without the French sailors who defeated the Royal Navy in the Battle of the Capes, Washington's triumph over...
  • Weinstein Co. Taps Jamie Schwartz As International Marketing President

    With awards season getting underway, The Weinstein Company has hired veteran exec Jamie Schwartz as president of international marketing. Schwartz will be heading and overseeing international marketing for TWC releases from their UK offices. As VP of...
  • Retail Therapy: Chile Fest heats up South Coast Plaza

    Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises. It is co-sponsored by Macys and...
  • Arclight Shines on Hollywood Classics

    HONG KONG - Arclight Films, the Sydney and Los Angeles-based sales and finance company, has picked up sales rights to the massive Hollywood Classics library across much of Asia. Arclight will handle TV and new media rights in Asia, excluding Japan, but...
  • Toronto Film Festival's British Invasion

    The British are coming. And this year they are coming in droves to the Toronto Film Festival. There are no fewer than 23 U.K. pics in the fest lineup -- a hefty number for the territory. While Toronto has always been considered a great launchpad for...