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Woody Allen files $68 million against Amazon Studios

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Director Woody Allen. Photo: Andia/UIG via Getty Images

Film director Woody Allen has filed a $68 million lawsuit against Amazon Studios alleging there was a breach of contract when the studio backed out of a four-picture deal and refused to air one of Allen's completed films, Variety reports.

The big picture: The suit claims Amazon backed out of the deal because of allegations that Allen sexually molested his daughter Dylan Farrow in the 1990s, which he has denied. The allegation resurfaced as the #MeToo movement gained momentum in 2017.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord announces first funding round

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Actor and CEO of HitRecord Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Today at the Upfront Summit I'll be interviewing actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Not because he recently played Edward Snowden in a film — or Robin, for that matter — but because he's CEO of a startup called HitRecord that today will announce $6.4 million in Series A funding.

Driving the news: The company has actually been around since 2010, but this is its first round of outside funding.

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