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Harry Potter Role-Playing Game Set at Hogwarts on Tap For Spring 2018 Release

Variety - Front Page - 10 hours 21 min ago
Whip out your virtual wands: Another Harry Potter game is coming in 2018. J.K. Rowling’s multibillion-dollar wizarding franchise will get a new mobile game, “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery,” set to be released next spring. It’s billed as the first game in which players can create their own characters — and experience life as a Hogwarts student. […]

European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital Single Market Regulation

Variety - Front Page - 10 hours 26 min ago
In a decision that is sure to elicit a sigh of relief in the European film and TV industry, the European Parliament voted Tuesday morning to reject most of a European Commission’s so-called Sat Cab proposal threatening territory-by-territory licensing of films and TV shows across the E.U. Details of the vote, and views on where […]

Gaumont’s French Christmas Comedy ‘Santa & Cie’ Set for Massive Roll-Out in China

Variety - Front Page - 10 hours 51 min ago
After smashing the French B.O. with an estimated €3.5 million grossed in 5 days, Alain Chabat’s fantasy-filled Christmas comedy “Santa & Cie” will be getting a wide release in China on Dec. 15. Hishow Entertainment is partnering up with China Film Group to give “Santa & Cie” a massive roll out across 8000 screens. Co-produced […]

Jenna Coleman Returning for Season Three of ‘Victoria’

Variety - Front Page - 12 hours 35 min ago
Jenna Coleman will return to her role as British monarch “Victoria” after ITV and PBS Masterpiece greenlit a third season of the royal drama. Coleman plays the young Queen Victoria opposite Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, and he also returns for season three, which will continue to follow the life of the monarch and her […]

MICA: Mexico’s Leyenda Brings to the Market TV Series ‘La Amenaza Roja’

Variety - Front Page - 13 hours 19 min ago
Following on “Diablo Guardián,” Ramiro Ruiz, producer of Alonso Ruizpalacios’ “Güeros,” one of the standout Latin American movie debuts of the decade, is preparing a new TV series with Legend Films partner José Nacif: an everyman masked vigilante drama entitled “La Amenaza Roja.” (The Red Threat). The project was pitched at Mexico City’s 2nd Mercado […]

NFL Network Suspends On-Air Analysts Amid Sexual Harassment Probe

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:27
Three NFL Network analysts have been suspended after Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist at the network, filed a complaint against NFL Enterprises alleging sexual harassment by several men while she was employed with the company. NFL Network confirmed the suspension in a statement to Bloomberg. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, names […]

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’: 6 Things We Learned From FX’s First Screening

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:12
Darren Criss has taken on a “Shakespearean” role in bringing the tortured life story of serial killer Andrew Cunanan to life in FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” So said “Versace” director and executive producer Ryan Murphy on Monday night as he “played Barbara Walters” during a Q&A with stars and producers that followed the […]

Jimmy Kimmel Brings Son on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Asks Congress to Renew CHIP

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:49
Jimmy Kimmel returned to his eponymous show Monday night and brought along his infant son Billy, who had undergone heart surgery the week previous, causing the host to take time off. Kimmel teared up as he reassured his audience that Billy was just fine, and took the opportunity to call out Congress for failing to […]

Writer Claims ‘Get Hard’ Ripped Off His ‘Prison 101’ Idea

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:40
A writer has filed suit against Codeblack Enterprises, alleging that the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” was based on his idea. Victor Dean says that in 2009, he wrote a treatment for “Prison 101,” which features a securities broker who has to learn how to survive prison from a “streetwise individual.” Dean says he […]

CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:05
Hollywood’s lobbyist in chief, Charles Rivkin Tuesday delivered a message of hope for the theatrical cinema industry, in Asia and the rest of the world. The chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association, Rivkin suggested that film has enduring cultural power, as well as the power to make cross cultural connections. “Audiences across Asia […]

TV News Roundup: ‘Knightfall’ Premiere Grows by 71 Percent in Delayed Viewing

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:04
In today’s roundup, Netflix released an early slate of its 2018 documentaries and History marks high viewership for “Knightfall” and “Vikings.” RATINGS The December 6 premiere of History’s “Knightfall” was watched by more than 3.0 million Total Viewers based on Live+3 viewing (+71% over Live+SD). Week two of “Vikings” Season 5 delivered 3.5 million Total Viewers in L+3, growing […]

Hollywood’s Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:03
As a professional juggler, Michael Rayner has a lot of work-related tax deductions each year, including $700 for the cheeseburgers he spins atop parasols, 30,000 travel miles and $220 for liability insurance, just in case one of the pins or flaming torches he flips into the air should somehow stray into the audience. His wife, […]

Don’t search with your eyes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:35

This week, I’m editing the manuscript for the second Arlo Finch. I do most of my edits on paper because I find I catch a lot of mistakes I’d otherwise miss just scrolling on the screen.

One of the frustrations with this process can be trying to match up the errors you’ve found on paper with what’s in the file. You’re constantly scrolling, looking for the trouble spot. Highland 2 has a sidebar navigator and inline page numbers, both of which can help. But I’ve found the fastest solution is to stop scrolling altogether and use the built-in search function.

Let’s say you’re fixing a typo, like a missing ‘d’ on the door had been force open. It’s halfway down on page 183, but that doesn’t matter.

Hit Command-F and type had been force then return.

Boom. You’re right there. Fix the mistake and keep going.

Note that you want to search for a string of words, not just the one with the typo. You may have used force a dozen times, but you’re almost certain to have typed had been force just once.

In Highland 2 — and most Mac writing apps — the Find command starts searching from wherever your cursor is, so if you’re working through edits in order, you rarely have to be particularly narrow in your search query. Even if you use its claws scraped more than once in your book, it will always give you the next one first. That’s likely to be the one you want.

This technique probably saved me half an hour today, and a lot of eye fatigue. So try it out next time.

Film News Roundup: Live-Action ‘Detective Pikachu’ Gets 2019 Release

Variety - Front Page - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:19
In today’s film news roundup, “Detective Pikachu” gets a release date, T.C. Boyle’s “The Relive Box” is being turned into a movie, and Dimitri Thivaios is cast in “Rise of the Living Dead.” RELEASE DATE Legendary Entertainment’s live-action “Detective Pikachu” has been set for a May 10, 2019, release. The film, based on the Pokémon […]

Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

Variety - Front Page - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:51
Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings is exploring investing in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the kingdom lifting its 35-year-old ban on cinemas. AMC announced Monday that it had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. “In line with the Fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new […]

CineAsia: Sony Applies Haptic Technology to ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety - Front Page - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:30
Touch and feel technology will allow creepy sensations to invade viewers’ bodies when they are watching “Insidious: The Last Key.” The film is the first feature from Sony to use haptic technology for its full duration. The Interaction Technology version of the film will be unveiled first for attendees of the CineAsia exhibitors’ and distributors’ […]

Veteran Anchor Steve Edwards Out at ‘Good Day L.A.’

Variety - Front Page - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:19
Steve Edwards, who has served as the anchor of Fox 11’s “Good Day L.A.” for more than two decades and has been a fixture in L.A.-area TV since the ’70s, is out at the morning news show. A spokesperson said Edwards is “no longer employed by KTTV,” the station that hosts the Los Angeles-based Fox […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz

Variety - Front Page - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:17
Disney-Luscasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media buzz last week in the wake of the Dec. 9 world premiere and announcing its dedication to the late Carrie Fisher, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. “The Last Jedi,” which opens Dec. 15, generated 368,000 new conversations last week to bring its […]

Kristin Wiig Adds Iconic Case Study House to Growing Property Portfolio

Variety - Front Page - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:01
Comedy queen Kristen Wiig has added to her growing portfolio of noteworthy residential properties with the $2.96 million purchase, as was sniffed out by real estate yenta Yolanda Yakkeyyak, of a carefully restored and thoroughly updated mid-century modern residence tucked up into the quietly tony foothills above the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Designed by […]

Oscars: 10 Live-Action Shorts Advance in Race

Variety - Front Page - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:38
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed this year’s live-action short film race to 10 contenders. Those advancing are: “DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA) “The Eleven O’Clock,” Derin Seale, director (FINCH) “Facing Mecca,” Jan-Eric Mack, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion) “Icebox,” Daniel Sawka, director, and Camille Cornuel, […]
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