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HOBBIT CASTING CALL CANCELED OVER SAFETY FEARS

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An open casting call for women under five feet tall and men under five feet four inches to appear as extras in the Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, had to be abruptly canceled in New Zealand today (Tuesday) when more than 3,000 people turned up. According to NZ Newswire, the producers had expected […]

“ULTIMATE” AVATAR TO DEBUT NOV. 16

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The DVD and Blu-ray three-disc box set of Avatar that will be released on Nov. 16 will include one version of the film that will be a full 45 minutes longer than the original theatrical version, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment said today (Tuesday). The set will also include the original version and an “extended” […]

NETFLIX’S CANADIAN PROMO EXPOSED AS A SHAM

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A promotional event in Toronto for the launch of Netflix’s Canadian service on Wednesday backfired when it turned out that many people in the crowd being interviewed by reporters were actually paid extras. The Toronto Globe & Mail learned that the extras had received printed instructions to “play types, for example, mothers, film buffs, tech […]