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'The Crown' Helps Boost U.K. Creative Sector Support to Record $900M

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The U.K.'s creative sector welcomed more than £700 million ($907 million) in government support over the last year, according to newly released official statistics. 

The record figure was reached thanks to support for TV shows such as Netflix's award-winning series The Crown, and indie film Lady Macbeth, which both benefited from tax incentives.

"Worth £4.3 billion ($5.6 billion) to the economy, U.K. film is the country’s fastest growing sector, employing over 66,000 people," said British Film Institute CEO Amanda Nevill.

"The U.K. is one of the world’s most important production hubs and the tax reliefs for the screen industries have »

- Alex Ritman

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‘To the Bone’ Star Lily Collins on Why the Fashion Industry Needs to Discuss Runway Sizes

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When Lily Collins' new film To The Bone premiered on Netflix last Friday, she was traveling to Italy to take some much-needed time off. The 28-year old actress began her vacation at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest where she accepted the festival’s breakout actor award.

Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To the Bone also stars Keanu Reeves as a doctor specializing in eating disorder treatment. Both Noxon, who penned the film based on her life, and Collins suffered from anorexia and have been outspoken about the disease’s impact on their lives.

Collins tells THR in Ischia that »

- Ariston Anderson

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Evan Helmuth, 'The Devil Inside' Actor, Dies at 40

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Evan Helmuth, the actor known for his role in The Devil Inside, has died after complications related to a stroke, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He was 40.

Helmuth's most high-profile movie role was the lead in the 2012 horror movie The Devil Inside, in which he played Father David Keane. Most recently he also had a role in the 2013 biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher.

His other notable film credits include Garfield and 2005's Fever Pitch where he played the best friend of Jimmy Fallon's baseball-obsessed character. 

Television work formed the bulk of Helmuth's acting credits, and he made appearances on a number of hit shows »

- Jennifer Konerman,Abid Rahman

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Comic-Con: Hitting the Floor with the Batmobile, Deadpool and a Wonder Woman Barbie

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Twas the night before Comic-Con, which meant the San Diego convention's annual preview night allowed fans a sneak peek at the movie-related booths on the convention floor.

Thousands of people poured into the convention center, many of them having to line up far ahead of time to be the first to get on the floor when doors opened at 6 p.m.

Here are some of the highlights of what Heat Vision has glimpsed (so far) from the floor. (To see the best of the TV booths, click here.)

The Batmobile is making the biggest splash, with Warner Bros. »

- Aaron Couch

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Red West, Actor, Songwriter and Longtime Elvis Presley Confidant, Dies at 81

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Red West, a boyhood friend and member of Elvis Presley's "Memphis Mafia" who appeared in many of the singer's movies as well as in Road House, Black Sheep Squadron and Goodbye Solo, has died. He was 81.

West died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after suffering an aortic aneurysm, his wife, Pat, told The Commercial Appeal newspaper.

West appeared as a stuntman/actor on dozens of episodes of CBS' futuristic Western series The Wild Wild West in the 1960s and a decade later had a regular role as Sgt. Andy Micklin on another Robert Conrad-starrer, NBC's Black »

- Mike Barnes

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