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Is the WGA Strike Almost Over?

Nikki Finke

On the eve of talks resuming between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the New York Times sanctioned blogger Nikki Finke.

Story of HollywoodChicago.com’s Evolution Published by the Movie-Fanatic

The Movie Fanatic

The story of HollywoodChicago.com’s evolution is now online in an interview by the Movie-Fanatic, which is an independent publication maintained by a global group of film enthusiasts.

‘The Dark Knight’ Reward For ‘He is Coming’ Empire Online Campaign Leaks Early

Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight on the cover of Empire

We mentioned on Nov. 26 there was three days remaining in Empire Online’s own “The Dark Knight” campaign, which is piggybacking on the film’s wildy successful viral marketing.

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘The Golden Compass,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘I Am Legend’

Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass

Free advance-screening movie passes. No catch.

Just click the link and RSVP. This week, we have passes for “The Golden Compass,” “Sweeney Todd,” “P.S. I Love You,” “I Am Legend,” “Atonement” and “The Bucket List”.

Interview: Why Hollywood’s Enraptured With ‘Juno’ Scribe Diablo Cody, Star Ellen Page

Ellen Page and Michael Cera in Juno

CHICAGO – Diablo Cody fittingly ushered in her Chicago “Juno” junket in classic Diablo Cody style: The night prior, she blogged with brevity where she’d be kicking back and when.

Empire Online Launches ‘He is Coming’ Joker Campaign to Pump ‘The Dark Knight’

Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight on the cover of Empire

This time, it isn’t Warner Bros. doing its own viral marketing. Taking a card from “The Dark Knight,” Empire Online has launched its own “he is coming” campaign to pump the film and spike its own traffic.

Jessica Radloff of Oxygen’s ‘Campus Ladies’ Emerges From Geek to Chic

Jessica Radloff

While in my hometown of St. Louis this weekend for my 10-year high school reunion, I spoke with high school alum Jessica Radloff and separately Brian Slaten about being discovered in Hollywood.

‘Be Kind Rewind’ Trailer For ‘Rush Hour’ Parody Surfaces Online

Starring Jack Black and Mos Def, the trailer for the “Rush Hour” parody has surfaced from within the Michel Gondry film “Be Kind Rewind,” which is slated to open on Jan. 25, 2008.

‘The Dark Knight’ Releases Behind-the-Scenes IMAX Featurette

Just in time to give thanks for Thanksgiving, “The Dark Knight” just released a new IMAX featurette that reveals fresh behind-the-scenes imagery.

In Next Viral Caper, ‘The Dark Knight’ to Activate TheGothamTimes.com

The Gotham Times

Following WhySoSerious.com, RorysDeathKiss.com and others in the film’s viral sequence, “The Dark Knight” on Nov. 23 plans to activate its next site: TheGothamTimes.com.

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