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Movie & TV Deals

Coco Chanel 1883-1971 From book to movie The life and times of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel are headed to the big screen. The film “Coco Avant Chanel” is set to start filming in Paris in mid-September and scheduled for release next year. Chanel is known for a classic style that has staying power. She introduced the perfume Chanel No.5 in 1922, her signature cardigan jacket in 1925, and the  “little black dress” in 1926 — a few of her fashion achievements that are still popular today. Also, Coco Chanel... Read More →

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Graphic novels & comics hot properties in Hollywood

Graphic novels along with comic books are the favorite go-to-sources for movies in Hollywood these days. There is serious dough to be made, two examples: comic-turned-film “The Dark Knight” has a domestic gross nearing $500 million and “300” the movie based on a graphic novel has raked in more than $450 million worldwide since 2006.     So it is no surprise that Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox are locked in a legal battle over the rights to the classic graphic novel “Watchmen,” and the film based on it, which is set for... Read More →

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Hilary Swank to produce romantic comedy

Google Image The book sold more than three million copies in the U.S. and worldwide, now two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has bought movie rights to “French Women Don’t Get Fat.”   In the snappy diet book, former champagne executive Mireille Guiliano shares her philosophy on how French women manage to drink wine and eat calorie-rich foods and still stay slim. Swank reportedly will turn the nonfiction book into a romantic comedy about the exploits of a champagne company manager. Swank may star in the film. Swank’s 2S Films will... Read More →

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Movie Deals

Tyler Perry          Tobey Maguire A number of film deals announced this week. Here are some that caught my attention. Tyler Perry signs a new three-year first-look deal with Lionsgate for at least three more films. Lionsgate has distributed five Perry films starting with “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” in 2005. The prolific filmmaker has “The Family That Preys,” coming out in September. According to Lionsgate, Perry films have grossed nearly $250 million at the box office and sold more than 25 million units on... Read More →

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