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What would Shelby say? Piece of Hollywood history up for sale as Steel Magnolias house goes under the hammer
Studio sources in Beijing tell THR the government’s annual quota of 34 foreign movies is perilously close to full, though it remains unclear whether that means some high-profile U.S. films will be denied coveted releases in 2013. PHOTOS:Studios’ New Box Office Pain: Homegrown Films Are Beating Tentpoles Overseas “The slots do all appear to have been filled, but it’s always difficult to tell in China whether they might allow more — you can never be certain,” says one source. Another insider says the quota is “a fluid number, not set in stone.” Relations between Hollywood and China worsened this year after China Film Group refused to hand over hundreds of millions of dollars in box-office revenue because of a dispute over tax rates. The MPAA negotiated a deal in August that requires CFG to pay $100 million to $150 million owed. But now U.S. studio releases could be sidelined. Sources say some big titles — including The Lone Ranger (October), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Thor: The Dark World (November) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (December) — already have been approved for release. But there are no slots available for other Hollywood movies, meaning such major titles as Summit/Lionsgate’s Ender’s Game and Disney’s Planes could be out. In 2012, China expanded its quota of overseas movies from about 20 to 34 a year, including 3D and Imax films. Since then, CFG has made several moves favoring homegrown titles over Hollywood fare. The result: Box-office revenue for domestic movies in China overtook that for foreign films during the first half of 2013. Of 146 titles screened in China during that span, 117 were domestic productions, and domestic film revenue was up 124 percent compared with the same period in 2012. STORY:Studios Wary of Releasing Animated Films in China The boom means there are 16 total movies in release during the Golden Week holiday that began Oct.
guest house and comes complete with pool. Scroll down for video The red-brick home that starred in Steel Magnolias has gone up for auction – and the buyer will also get its haul of antiques and furniture too The historical home offers 5,900sq ft, with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and an 800sq ft. At least there’s somewhere to park! London double garage sells for over 250,000 – 80,000 more than the cost of an average HOUSE The lucky bidder will also get antiques, high end furnishings, and movie memorabilia in the sale, as the property comes with the entire contents inside it. Not only will the buyer be able to re-enact the moments where the characters laughed and cried; from Shelby’s wedding to Jackson Jr’s first birthday, they will be able to snap up all the contents inside. Included in the sale are a four-poster bed, an 1860’s marble top table, poster bed, oil paintings, rugs, bronzes and an elaborate fountain. The lucky bidder will also get antiques, high end furnishings, and movie memorabilia included in the sale The contents also include a poster bed, oil paintings, rugs, bronzes, an elaborate fountain, garden ornaments, and clocks The house was on the market last year at prices ranging from $1.175 million to $949,000 The red-brick home was built in Natchitoches, near the Cane River, and was even used as a hospital during the Civil War The buyer will also get a haul of garden ornaments, sofas, a book case, lamps, porcelain, cut glass, china, crystal, clocks, stained glass, writing desks, dressers and a Victorian pump organ, Bonnette Auctions said. The red-brick home was built in Natchitoches, near the Cane River, and was even used as a hospital during the Civil War, the LA Times reported. The house, which in recent years has been used as a bed and breakfast, was on the market last year at prices ranging from $1.175 million to $949,000. Guests often watch the film inside the house, the owners say, and like to walk around and see where certain scenes were filmed. Steel Magnolias focused on the loves and tragedies of a close knit circle of friends – with many scenes featuring around the red brick home Steel Magnolias became a classic as fans loved its heart-wrenching drama and leading ladies Steel Magnolias starred Shirley Maclaine, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts and Daryl Hannah The owners have decorated each room in honour of the characters – from girly pink for Julia Roberts’ character Shelby, to putting waspish battle-axe Ouiser in the attic. The film is based in a small parish town in Lousiana, with a group of friends gathering around Truvy’s (Dolly Parton) Beauty Parlor. It follows the dreams, tragedies and celebrations of the group, from the death of loved ones to new romances.
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