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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Movie Chains Fight Back Against Netflix Plan to Stream 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel Concurrent with Imax

As expected, the nation’s largest theatrical operators Sept. 30 reacted swiftly to news Netflix has partnered with The Weinstein Co. to stream 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend' on Aug. 28, 2015 — the same day the movie is available to theaters, including select Imax theaters.

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Shout! Factory Acquires Westchester Films

Shout! Factory Sept. 30 announced that it has acquired New York-based film and entertainment distribution company Westchester Films, including rights to a library of acclaimed classic and first-run movies.

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Cinedigm Inks Deal With Chesler/Perlmutter Productions

Cinedigm Sept. 30 announced it has entered into a first-look distribution deal with Chesler/Perlmutter Productions for original, cast-driven, family and faith-friendly films. The agreement calls for no less than four films per year. Additionally, Cinedigm acquired distribution rights to more than 24 catalog titles for distribution across digital, video-on-demand, and physical home entertainment channels.

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Lionsgate Partners With Facebook for Women's Short Films Competition

Lionsgate Sept. 30 announced it is teaming with Facebook and others to launch a short films competition based on characters from the “Twilight” books by aspiring female filmmakers. The winning films will stream exclusively on Facebook in 2015.

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Optimus Prime and the Man Behind His Voice Immortalized in Hollywood

The tire treads and footprints of Optimus Prime, along with the handprints of Peter Cullen, the voice the Autobot, are immortalized in cement outside the TCL Chinese Theatre Sept. 30 in Hollywood.

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Target's transforming 'Age of Extinction' packaging 'Transformers' Takes Over Retail

Merchandising: The promotional blitz surrounding Paramount's 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' hit retail Sept. 30, with exclusives tied to the Blu-ray release at all the major retailers.

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