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Posts Tagged ‘Karl Quinn’

Ricky Gervais Set to Have a Journalism Laugh

EnvoyesTresSpeciauxPosterThe original 2009 French feature comedy, Envoyés Très Speciaux, was about two journalists stranded in Paris pretending to report from the Iraq War front. The remake, Special Correspondents, to be shot next spring in New York and Vancouver, transposes the faux reporting focus to South America.

From Borys Kit‘s Hollywood Reporter item:

The story tells of a once-hot radio journalist (Eric Bana) and his technician (Ricky Gervais) who, when tasked with reporting on a rebel uprising in Ecuador, fake their own kidnapping, pretending to be on the ground while actually “reporting” from the comfort of a hideout above a New York City restaurant across the street from their station. As their false reports of the conflict escalate, so does the world’s response to their situation, which ultimately forces them to sneak into Ecuador and find the rebels they’ve been reporting on.

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Australian Reporter Exposes LA Film Distributor

Karl Quinn, entertainment editor of Australia’s The Age newspaper, has authored a fascinating look at the latest business dealings of thirtysomething brothers Matthew and Richard Clapham. The trigger for the piece was an October 1 third-party blog mention of their company Movie Rights Group, which is going after illegal Internet downloaders.

Quinn details a massive Internet porn empire and suggests this nascent legal action may be a tactical prelude to going after U.S. surfers of free X-rated sites. He also reveals that a Santa Monica film distributor the brothers do business with, Lightning Entertainment, has a parent company in Colorado that makes most of its money from pay-per-view and subscription TV channel porn:

The Lightning website does not reveal that it is also a subsidiary of New Frontier Media, a publicly listed Colorado-based company… Lightning Entertainment promised a response from Los Angeles via its legal counsel, but after a week and follow-up approaches by The Age had provided none.

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