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Nancy Allen Hosts Special RoboCop Screening

In the years since RoboCop first burst on to the scene in 1987, there have been just two screenings at which stars Peter Weller and Nancy Allen were reunited with director Paul Verhoeven. The first occurred last July on the UCLA campus for the film’s 25th anniversary; the second will take place Saturday May 18 at Harmony Gold to raise money for the Sherman Oaks non-profit Allen now oversees as executive director.

“Actually, the UCLA screening is what gave me the idea for the Harmony Gold event,” Allen tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “Everybody came out, we had such an amazing experience seeing the movie together so many years later and talking about it.”

“It was a small event but it got me thinking,” she adds. “I thought, ‘My God, I have so many fans, what if we did this for something good? What if we did this and it could help benefit weSPARK. I wrote to everybody and I got a resounding, ‘Yes!’”

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Dutch Entertainment News Behemoth Opens LA Office

One of the activities Amsterdam-based FCCE is engaged in is the production of weekly boiler-plate entertainment news programs. Shows with titles like Films & Stars and Hollywood Buzz, each designed for easy re-dubbing and local market customization.

So it makes sense that on the heels of opening an office in Beijing, the company has now come to Los Angeles. Per a Screen International report:

“Opening an office in LA was just a matter of time and focus,” says FCCE co-owner René Mioch. “Together with the daily news feed, we have a reach of hundreds of millions of people, bringing infotainment news as it is. We don’t do paparazzi-styled items, we’re not interested in gossip; we want to entertain and inform people about their favorite actors, actresses, directors, movies, glamour lifestyle and fashion.”

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