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Motley Fool, Oct. 20

Walmart is expanding its presence in the entertainment industry. To be more specific, the retail king recently partnered with MGM Studios to create content to bolster its Vudu video streaming service.

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LA Times, Oct. 18

"Halloween" producer Jason Blum is apologizing for off-target comments he made about his company's failure to hire female directors for its signature horror genre - and his perception of their unavailability - in a recent magazine interview.

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NY Times, Oct. 17

Here are some notable numbers from Netflix:

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Forbes, Oct. 17

Continuing advancements in technology, coupled with human inventiveness, have driven the evolution of filmmaking. From cinematography through to CGI, over the years technology has added more choice and variety for filmmakers and consumers.

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Deadline, Oct. 15

Marsha Hunt, Norman Lloyd, June Lockhart and Barbara Perry will receive the SAG-AFTRA Founders Award for their historic contributions to the union. The special tribute for "meritorious service" to their fellow actors will be presented Saturday at the union's national board meeting.

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LA Times, Oct. 15

Broadcast giant CBS Corp. has identified Los Angeles real estate investment company Hackman Capital Partners as the buyer for its storied Television City production studios.

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NY Times, Oct. 5

It was a balmy August morning in Santa Monica, Calif., and the city bus barreling down Olympic Boulevard toward the Pacific Ocean was packed. High school students crowded almost every seat, sandwiched in between a handful of actors and a movie director on a ride to nowhere.

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Associated Press, Oct. 4

A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville's country music establishment. Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they've now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that they otherwise couldn't have afforded.

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Cleveland.com, Oct. 4

Cleveland.com is launching a series, Steeplechase: Clearing hurdles to prosperity, that will examine the obstacles that face promising sectors of our economy and the solutions experts think can help overcome those barriers.

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Variety, Oct. 4

One year after the producer's fall, ending abuse in the industry requires more than paying lip service to catchy slogans. Has it really been a year since the world first learned of Harvey Weinstein’s abuses?

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Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 4

He will receive the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award at its Feb. 16 ceremony. Steven Spielberg will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award on Feb. 16 at the 55th annual CAS Awards at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown.

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Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 4

The actor, writer, director and producer is best-known for his starring role in 'M*A*S*H.' SAG-AFTRA has selected Alan Alda as the 55th recipient of its annual life achievement award, which he'll receive at the 2019 SAG Awards on Jan. 27.

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IndieWire, Oct. 3

Last month, Color of Change did what might have seemed impossible: The racial justice organization got Disney to change its mind. After images from the upcoming “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” showed a Princess Tiana starkly different from her appearance in the 2009…

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Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 20

On Sept. 16, filmmaker Jia Zhangke unveiled his epic drama Ash Is Purest White in Beijing, days ahead of its wide release in China. Noticeably missing from the movie was a scene featuring director and sometime actor Feng Xiaogang…

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Variety, Sept. 19

SAG-AFTRA has reached a three-year tentative deal with companies on TV animation work, two months after members overwhelmingly approved a strike authorization. The union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers…

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74th Annual IA District 2 Convention June 8, 2018 in Las Vegas

Date: June 8-10, 2018
Where: At the beautiful Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas

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