Mumbai Festival to Honor China’s Jia Zhangke, India’s Sai Paranjpye  

The 18th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will honor Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke and Indian filmmaker Sai Paranjpye with ‘Excellence in Cinema’ awards. The festival that runs Oct. 20-27 will open with actor Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut “A Death in the Gunj” that bowed at Toronto and will play in Busan. Two new gender-based awards have… Read more »

Michael Ovitz & Ron Meyer Discuss Bill Haber, Malibu And Their CAA Split

“The bottom line is the Malibu thing is completely his fault,” joked Michael Ovitz, to a capacity crowd at the DGA Theatre tonight. Appearing for the first time in more than 20 years alongside his one-time partner in the founding of CAA, Ron Meyer, Ovitz was setting the record straight on the beachside property he attempted to snatch from Meyer following what Ovitz hoped would be a reconciliation lunch in the years after their acrimonious split. “One of the reasons I made…

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Indian Producers Seek Ban on Pakistani Talent in Political Fallout  

The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) has called on its members to stop working with Pakistani talent and technicians until the current political tensions between India and Pakistan ease. Separately, political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has called for all Pakistani artistes to leave India and that their films be banned. The latest tensions between… Read more »

Mike Ovitz and Ron Meyer Patch Things Up in “Powerhouse” Talk

After months of anticipation, Ron Meyer and Mike Ovitz took the stage at the DGA Theater on Thursday night and opened up about the history of CAA. The co-founders of the agency rarely speak on the record — much less in an open forum in front of several hundred industry members. But they agreed to… Read more »

Viacom Hits Debt Market With $1.3B Offering

Viacom has announced it will sell $1.3 billion in debt – $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.250% senior notes due in 2022 at a price equal to 99.692% of the principle amount, and $900 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.450% senior notes due in 2026 at a price equal to 99.481%. Subject to customary closing conditions, the sale of these Senior Notes is expected to close October 4.
Viacom entered the debt market a week after receiving Moody’s lowest inves…

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AICN HORROR’s CANNIBAL HORRORCAST returns from the grave and checks out SESSION 9!

AICN HORROR’s CANNIBAL HORRORCAST returns from the grave and checks out SESSION 9!

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Mark L. Miller aka Ambush Bug here. Here’s another AICN HORROR Podcast CANNIBAL HORRORCAST to terrorize your earholes! The below is a conversation that took place between myself, BottleImp, Christian DiBari, and our host Johnny Destructo of PoptardsGo.com. This week we gnaw on the ghosts, crazies, and David Caruso cursing greatness of SESSION 9! As always, we’ve included the usual jack@$$$ery for no extra charge!

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