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Lost legends are back in the reel world for Warner Bros' 90th anniversary

Warner Bros celebrates its 90th anniversary this month with an exhibition of items from its best known titles at its studio lot in LA. As Mastering Vice-President, it is Ned Price's job is to maintain the archive.

Seinfeld is laughing all the way to the bank: TV show generates $3.1bn in repeat fees since final episode

Ending Seinfeld at its peak has proved the most lucrative decision comic Jerry Seinfeld ever made.

David Goyer has signed to direct an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo

Screen Talk: Goyer's counting on Cristo

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Edit out the sex and the audience is the loser

This new coyness about sex is blamed on – or credited to – the great god of marketing

Sex scenes out, special effects in: Hollywood aims to dazzle, not titillate, as film industry abandons 'adult scenes' for family friendly fun

Hollywood filmmakers are abandoning sex scenes in favour of dazzling special effects, film industry analysts have claimed.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton star in 'The Great Gatsby'

Baz Luhrmann 'thrilled' The Great Gatsby is to open Cannes Film Festival 2013

Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival this year, organisers said today.

Uncertainty at IPC as Time Inc spins off magazines

The future of IPC Media, the UK-based publisher of Country Life, Marie Claire and NME, was plunged into fresh uncertainty yesterday after its US parent company Time Warner announced plans to spin off its global magazine division.

The Giant in Jack the Giant Slayer

Fee-fi-fo-flop? Jack the Giant Slayer fails to vanquish the box office beast on its opening weekend

Dodgy marketing and a surprising release date have been blamed for Jack the Giant Slayer's failure to rake it in big at the box office on its debut weekend. The film might have eased its way into first place regardless, but the beast is far from vanquished as the blockbuster looks set to join a long list of big budget turkeys.

Disney deal gives BSkyB pay-TV movies stranglehold

BSkyB has shown it still has a stranglehold over the best new movies on pay-TV as it signed a major rights deal with Disney, dealing a blow to online movie-streaming rivals NetFlix and Amazon's LoveFilm.

Robert Downey Jr has optioned an episode of Black Mirror for a feature film

Robert Downey Jr to develop Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror into feature film

Robert Downey Jr wants to develop an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror into a feature film.

Screentalk: Fanboys fear star man's next move

Our contact at The Hollywood Reporter gives us the insider gossip from Tinseltown

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'in talks to play Alan Turing' the Enigma codebreaker

Benedict Cumberbatch who is currently playing Julian Assange in Wikileaks film The Fifth Estate looks set to bag another high profile real-life character.

BSkyB buoyant after subscription price rises boost profits

Subscription-price increases and a modest rise in customer numbers helped satellite broadcaster BSkyB report a strong rise in first-half profits.

Screen Talk: Fantasy comes true for Laini Taylor

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