A deal could be in place early this week that will make Chris Dodd Hollywood's new chief lobbyist.

Bob Pisano is currently the interim leader of the MPAA. He has been running the organization since Dan Glickman stepped down last April.

Dodd will face some tough issues such as the current release window controversy and piracy. The gig comes with a reported $1.2 million a year salary.


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blackswan.pngInternational Grosses:

Black Swan: $17.2 million from 3,735 screens and 39 locations. International total: $98 million. Worldwide total: $199.5.

Tangled: $12.1 million in 52 territories representing a little more than 88% of the international market. International total: $328 million. Worldwide Total: $522.1 million.

True Grit: $10 million from 2,534 locations in 37 markets. International cume: $29 million. Worldwide cume: $194 million.

No Strings Attached: $10 million from 1,820 locations in 32 territories. International cume: $21 million. Worldwide total: $87 million.

Yogi Bear: $10 million from 4,300 screens in 44 territories. International total: $76 million. Worldwide total: $172 million.

Paul: $9.2 million in the UK and Ireland. Doesn't hit theaters in North America until March 18.

Gnomeo & Juliet: $7.4 million. Worldwide total of $62.2 million.

The Rite: $6.2 million from 1,500 screens in 15 territories. International total: $10.7 million. Worldwide total: $42 million.

Unknown: $4.7 million 1,0000 screens in 11 territories. Worldwide total is an estimated $30 million.

Hereafter: $4.5 million from over 1,800 screens in 34 territories. International total: $62.8 million. Worldwide total: $101.5 million.

TRON: Legacy: $4.4 million from 54 territories representing the entire international market. International total: $219.8 million. Worldwide total: $390.2 million. 

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son: $4.2 million from 727 screens in 10 markets. Worldwide total of $24.2 million.

I Am Number Four: $3.3 million from 8 territories representing 10 percent of the international market. Worldwide estimated total of $46.1 million.

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Source: The Playlist

Baz Luhrmann has decided to film The Great Gatsby in 3D. Detractors of the format will be out in droves to shoot the idea down. Gatsby will represent a big test for 3D. If it succeeds, more traditional dramas could go that route.


Warner Bros. is reportedly nearing a deal that with give the studio worldwide rights to Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaption of The Great Gatsby.


Baz Luhrmann has now official chosen Carey Mulligan to play Daisy in The Great Gatsby.

Source: The Vulture Blog

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby is reportedly very close to locking down its Daisy. Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan (An Education) has emerged as the leading contender for the coveted gig. Scarlett Johansson was also being considered by Luhrmann and star DiCaprio, but she recently committed to Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo.

Mulligan will have big shoes to fill. Even though the 1974 version of Gatsby is seen largely as a failure, Mia Farrow's performance as Daisy has always been praised.


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New York, NY -- Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced today an exclusive deal with Nike to premiere the new six-minute concept film starring Kobe Bryant and directed by Robert Rodriguez in Los Angeles area movie theatres.

The short film, titled The Black Mamba, will tip-off as part of the featured preshow entertainment before PG13 and R rated films in Los Angeles-based Screenvision theatres on February 19th, timed to the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in which the City is playing host. The film's exclusive Screenvision in-cinema engagement will run through February 24th.

To promote Nike's short film, Mann Theatres will be showing it at all 7 of their LA theatres, including the world renowned Grauman's Chinese starting February 19th. In addition, Kobe fans and moviegoers will have the chance to win special Nike Black Mamba product at Grauman's on February 20th, with a unique giveaway promoted on Facebook and Twitter.

The film will also be playing at the following Los Angeles theatres:

Anaheim Hills, CA/Cinema City 13 Theatres
Azusa, CA/Foothill Cinema 10
Laguna Niguel, CA/Regency Rancho Niguel
Agoura Hills, CA/Regency Agoura Hills 8
Granada Hills, CA/Granada Hills 9
Los Angeles, CA/Bruin
Glendale, CA/Glendale Exchange 10
Thousand Oaks, CA/Janss Marketplace 9
Westlake Village, CA/Westlake Village 8
Glendale, CA/Glendale Marketplace
Van Nuys, CA/Plant 16
Hollywood, CA/Grauman's Chinese
Hollywood, CA/Mann Chinese 6
Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks 14
Anaheim, CA/Garden Walk 14


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