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Others are doing co-productions in China and some, like Dreamworks Animation, have forged nascent partnerships. But largely "the studios are not doing that much right now. They are feeling it out," said Yang, 57, who has built a career melding East and West since she advised on Steven Spielberg's 1987 movie "Empire of the Sun", shot partly in Shanghai. "I've never seen so much talk about things with so few results. But that's going to change," Yang, named one of the 50 most powerful women in Hollywood by the Hollywood Reporter, told Reuters during a visit to China. "It's two different systems trying to come together, so a lot of dating and few engagements and marriages but probably more on their way." Despite an import quota, Hollywood movies have dominated China's box office - until that changed dramatically this year. In the period from January to June, domestic films outperformed imported ones by 65 percent. <br>Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/entertainment-us-china-janetyang-idUSBRE99K03420131022?feedType=RSS

Ingenue in Exile: Why a Hollywood Star Can't Go Home

"There are so many projects where people are being able to have their voices heard," Whitaker said. "I think that's hopefully going to continue to expand in resource the African-American community ... and all the voices can be heard in the tapestry of who we are as people." Hollywood has not seen such an emphasis on African-American storylines since the 1980s and '90s, with Spike Lee and John Singleton's street dramas like "Do the Right Thing" and "Boyz n the Hood." Opinion: Why you should see '12 Years a Slave' "They were speaking about what was happening in the present day," said Ya'Ke Smith, professor of Film at University of Texas at Arlington and independent filmmaker. "Speaking to a lot of gang violence, debunking stereotypes about young black men in the hood, speaking to racism going on not only in Brooklyn but all over the world." By the early 2000s, the American blockbuster took a turn with film series like "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings." But in 2009, Hollywood rekindled a fascination with African-American storylines, with movies like "The Blind Side," "Invictus" and "Precious." Subsequently, "The Help" (2011), "Red Tails" (2012) and "Django Unchained" (2013) hit mainstream theaters. "I think the American attitude has changed with regards to going to see films that perhaps feature all African-American casts or that tell African-American stories," Robertson said. "Americans are more open to paying their 10-15 dollars and taking in those experiences." Some credit the shift in Hollywood to Washington, citing President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration as the spark that reignited interest in the African-American experience, from slavery to the Oval Office. "People have talked about the 'Obama effect,'" said Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of "12 Years a Slave." "If people are interested and they want to go and see movies that have diversity or are about different things in that way, then in a way that allows them to be created more." Ejiofor's "12 Years a Slave" co-star Michael Fassbender agrees that the election of the country's first African-American president, along with other timely events, helped trigger universal consciousness. <br>Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/18/showbiz/movies/african-american-film-renaissance/index.html

At the Hollywood Film Awards, the stars show up because the media and the industry pay attention, and the media and the industry pay attention because the stars show up. And everybody tacitly agrees not to worry too much or think too hard. Also read: Gravitys Sandra Bullock Spits Rappers Delight to a Delighted Tom Hanks To be fair, this is hardly the only event during awards season where the selection process involves more negotiating than actual voting. And you could argue that theyre relatively harmless, and thoroughly typical of a town where exposure is the coin of the realm and publicity always trumps credibility. But with People.com live-streaming the red carpet for the first time, and particularly with Dick Clark Productions buying a stake and no doubt thinking of a television future, things get more problematic and the possibility looms for a nationally-televised show that could make the Golden Globes look like a bastion of credibility. Still, theres no need to worry about that if youre McConaughey and Bullock, who will be proclaimed Hollywood actor and actress of the year at the Beverly Hilton on Monday night. <br>Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/hollywood-film-awards-silly-season-arrived-194246014.html

Such a player would give viewers the ability to move files between devices, as well as buy, download and watch 66-gigabyte, next-generation video files, Dunn said. The studios and C-E industry are already in discussions, Dunn said. Im here to give a little nudge. Fox, owner of the Twentieth Century Fox film studio and Twentieth Television studio, rose 0.4 percent to $34.40 at the close in New York . The Class A shares have gained 53 percent this year. The proposal was developed and presented by studios in the Blu-ray Disc Association, which includes Fox, Time Warner Inc. <br>Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-21/hollywood-pushes-for-new-ultra-hd-video-player-fox-s-dunn-says.html

You have a film with Michael Madsen, Vincent Pastore, Adrienne Bailon and Ja Rule in a movie with me. This isnt your normal faith-based movie. Stephen Baldwin portrays agent Jason McDaniels in this innovative Christian film. (Credit: Reverence Gospel Media) Regarding her participation in the film, co-star Adrienne Bailon said, To do a film with such an incredible message that your past doesnt determine your future, meant so much to me. I cant wait for people to see it and leave feeling inspired. Baldwin sees faith-based projects like this one to be on the upsurge right now, leading to additional work for the actor. I was just offered my own reality show based on my family, my faith-based activities and my life. The producers said that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon because Christianity has become cool because of Mark Burnetts The Bible series on the History Channel. Baldwin continued, I think what we are about to see in the next three to five years, Baldwin continued, is many of the studios and networks understanding that the market of faith-based consumers are going to respond to content geared towards them as long as it is made with excellent production values that can compete with what mainstream Hollywood has to offer. Competing with Hollywood was part of Molinas plan all along. In addition, to transform his screenplay into a film required a characteristic that he says is key to making a film or to succeed at any endeavor: Hustle. <br>Source: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/last-frame/2013/oct/21/im-love-church-girl-hollywood-without-hollywood/

There are plenty of complex human stories dealing with race (a few have already been made in which characters confront race in an adult fashion -- A Soldier's Story, Men of Honor, and Training Day.) Some of them even involve slavery. Beginning in the 1890s and stretching for many years into the 20th century, elderly blacks would appear in http://www.savingsdaily.com/post/kanye-west-im-the-number-one-rock-star-on-the-planet-360 towns across the South, some of them ragged, some decently dressed. They were the ex-slaves, who had left after the Emancipation or the final defeat of the Southern cause, to make their own way through the world. But when their time came, they returned to spend their last few weeks and months amid the scenes of their childhoods. They went back to the places where they had been slaves. They went home. <br>Source: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/hollywood_and_the_new_racism.html

But many of the sellers notified Monday say they can't afford to lease private space. Others said removing kiosks from the busy sidewalks would cut into ticket receipts. "I think it's going to hinder our business," said Raquel Benadda, an owner of Hollywood Sightseeing. "We greet people. We give them information. We want them to have a good time while they're in L.A." Santa Monica attorney Carol Sobel said the ordinance could be used to target the dozens of costumed characters who pose for tourist tips outside the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood & Highland entertainment kim kardashian cristiano ronaldo complex. Sobel represented a group of characters after a 2010 sweep of Hollywood Boulevard and won an injunction barring the city from stopping them from performing. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-hollywood-vendors-20131022,0,3448136.story?track=rss

The awards also cover myriad TV categories, with 19 categories from best presenter, best writer and best animation among the awards to be dished out at a ceremony Nov. 24 in central London. In the International category, Cartoon Network's Adventure Time and Regular Show will compete with Walt Disney Television Animation's Doc McStuffins and Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness for the award. The ceremony will be hosted by TV presenter Jake Humphrey the former BBC presenter who exited the public broadcaster to front BT Sport's flagship soccer coverage. Humphrey, said presenting the British Academy Childrens Awards is a way "for me to say thank you to children's TV for the career it has given me, and I can't wait!" In addition, the BAFTA Kids vote launches today, in which children between ages seven and 14 have their say in a nationwide poll to choose their favorite film, television program, website and game. <br>Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-fare-dominates-bafta-kids-649983

"I don't want to be a political figure," Farahani says. "I hope I'm not one." Then she relates stories of secret police interrogations in Tehran, of being offered a role that caused a brouhaha at the US State Department and of a career that in recent years has taken her around the globe -- to New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Morocco, but no longer to Tehran, where her parents live. Going there would be too risky. Golshifteh Farahani looks like a model and speaks like a civil rights activist with nothing to lose -- eloquent and passionate in her nearly perfect English. She Kim Kardashian only wears a headscarf now when a role calls for it, for example in the film adaptation of "The Patience Stone," which came out this month in German cinemas after making the international festival circuit. <br>Source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/ingenue-exile-hollywood-star-home/story?id=20608217

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