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Erased From Netflix: 1.8K Classic Films

If you were planning to get a 'Goldfinger' fix ... sorry

(Newser) - Bad news: You've lost your chance to watch 1,794 classic movies on Netflix streaming, PC Mag reports. The films (from the likes of Warner Bros., MGM, etc.) that disappeared at midnight include James Bond flicks, at least one Abbot & Costello picture, and movies by Robert Altman,... More »

Cruise's Partner Quits UA

Actor's new role is trying to revive his own career

(Newser) - The next mission impossible for Tom Cruise may be reviving his own career, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Cruise's business partner Paula Wagner is quitting her job as CEO of United Artists just weeks after her husband, Cruise's agent Rick Nicita, left CAA. The changes likely reflect the star's unhappiness... More »

Movie Studios to Create Premium Channel

MGM, Paramount, Lionsgate joint venture would target HBO

(Newser) - Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios, and Lionsgate are creating a premium TV channel to compete with HBO and Showtime, reports the Los Angeles Times, which currently showcase their programming. The joint venture comes as those same channels look to pay studios less for movies and pursue production of their own content. More »

Weinstein Reaches WGA Deal

'We need to get people back to work,' mogul says of interim pact

(Newser) - The Weinstein Company, a prominent Hollywood independent film company, has reached an interim agreement with the striking writer’s guild, the New York Times reports. The deal is supposedly similar to that reached by United Artists last week, and its particular terms are designed to be superseded by any deal... More »

Scribes Cut Deal With Tom Cruise's UA

First major studio pact likely matches Letterman deal

(Newser) - Striking scribes cut a deal with Tom Cruise's United Artists today, their first with a major studio since walking out in November, Variety reports. Terms were kept secret, but analysts say they likely match a deal struck with David Letterman's WorldWide Pants last week, including new media residuals. “United... More »

Tom Cruise's United Artists Cutting Deal With Writers

Movie studio first to break ranks

(Newser) - United Artists, the independent production unit of MGM controlled by actor Tom Cruise, is expected to soon finalize a deal with striking Hollywood writers modeled on the one made by producers for talk-show host David Letterman, the Los Angeles Times reports. United Artists will likely grant some key demands of... More »

Bee Movie Goes to Head of the Class

Seinfeld vehicle passes American Gangster for number one spot

(Newser) - In a rare second-week coup, Bee Movie topped the weekend box office and passed fellow sophomore American Gangster, Variety reports. The Denzel Washington flick dropped 44% after leading last week, while Bee fell just 32%. Newcomer Fred Claus took third, with a less than stellar $19.2 million, while Lions ... More »

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