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StudioCanal to Adapt Enid Blyton's 'Magic Faraway Tree'

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StudioCanal, fresh off the U.K. box office success of Paddington 2, is building on its slate of family titles. 

The growing studio is set to adapt Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree, having teamed with Neal Street Productions, the All3Media-owned company behind TV shows such as Penny Dreadful and Call the Midwife and films including Revolutionary Road and Jarhead

Simon Farnaby – who co-wrote Paddington 2 with director Paul King – will pen the adaptation, with Neal Street's Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown producing. 

Magic Faraway Tree – which will be the first-ever feature film based on Blyton's Magic »


- Alex Ritman

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Ava DuVernay’s Heartfelt Tribute to Ryan Coogler: "I'm Happy to Be on This Journey With You"

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Neither Ryan Coogler nor Ava DuVernay could have predicted that they’d be making two of 2018’s biggest movies -- not when they were 10 years old, and not even four years ago, when they met for the first time at Sundance in 2013.

Coogler’s feature debut, Fruitvale Station, was making its world premiere at the festival, where DuVernay’s breakout, Middle of Nowhere, had opened the year before. They knew each other only from their work but introduced themselves with a long hug “as if we had known each other [personally],” DuVernay said on Sunday, in a joint conversation with Coogler »


- Rebecca Sun

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Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Unveil 'The Post' at First Screening

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Steven Spielberg unveiled his latest movie The Post in New York City on Sunday night with a screening and panel alongside Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk and Matthew Rhys.

The Fox newspaper drama recounts how the Washington Post's publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) teamed up to catch up with The New York Times and publish the Pentagon Papers, risking court sanctions to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets related to the Vietnam War that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Michael »


- Ashley Lee

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Former Obama Official Wants to Buy The Weinstein Co., Install Majority-Female Board

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A former Obama administration official has made a $275 million bid to buy the embattled Weinstein Co. and replace the existing all-male board with a majority-female board, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Maria Contreras-Sweet, who ran the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017, has made the offer via a letter sent to the TWC board. She is backed by silent partners, many of them women, and top finance attorney Mickey Mayerson of Loeb & Loeb. Her offer was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Another person supporting Contreras-Smith is attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing several »


- Pamela McClintock

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