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    Because it's Friday, Here's the Rob Zombie Woolite Commercial

    Is Rob Zombie an independent filmmaker? Sure, why not. He directed "House of 1000 Corpses" back in 2003 and "The Devil's Rejects" and in 2005 and they had a certain Herschell Gordon Lewis feel. Since then, he's been extraordinarily prolific if not terribly innovative -- but if you're gonna sell out,...

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    Vote on the Project You Most Want to See (There's a Prize at Stake)

    Every day this week, we've highlighted projects in the works seeking support from people like you. Below find the four profiled this week; you can learn more about them by clicking on the film title.

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    Sony Classics Acquires David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method"

    Sony Classics has acquired the US rights to David Cronenberg's much-anticipated "A Dangerous Method." The film - which stars Viggo Mortenson, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel - is a biopic of the relationship between Dr. Jung (Fassbender), Sigmund Freud (Mortenson) and an unba...

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    Despite the Proximity to Hollywood, LA Film Fest 2011 Puts Filmmakers Ahead of Its Stars

    The Los Angeles Film Festival may invite the presumption of a Hollywood affair as a result of its location, but there's no question that the ten-day event puts its filmmakers ahead of the commercial glamour. Richard Linklater opens the the Film Independent-produced gathering on Thursday night with his black comedy "Bernie," starring Jack Black. The closing night selection, the horror movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," boasts Guillermo Del Toro as a producer (Del Toro also serves as the festival's guest director). In between, LAFF hosts more than 200 films, in addition to conversations with specials guests and industry panels under the monik...

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    Meet the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival Filmmakers | "Paraiso For Sale" Director Anayansi Prado

    Bocas Del Toro, Panama has become a haven for ex-pat retirees. While their introduction to the local community hasn’t come without its complications, a bigger threat are the voracious corporations eager to turn the province into the latest Caribbean hot spot. This engaging and revealing documentary ...

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    John Lasseter and Caroline Thompson to Receive 2011 Austin Film Festival Awards

    John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will receive the 2011 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2011 Austin Film Festival. Past winners include Danny Boyle and the late Sydney Pollack.

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    Indiewire's Project of the Day: Egyptian Uprising Doc "The People Demand"

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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    Harvey Weinstein Gets In Bed With Madonna As TWC Takes "W.E."

    The Weinstein Company has announced that it has acquired U.S. rights to Madonna's "W.E."

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    Box Office: "The Trip" Tops Debuts; "Paris" and "Tree" Continue Their Success Stories

    While J.J. Abrams "Super 8" exceeded expectations at the studio box office, Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip" led debuts in the specialty market, taking in decent numbers for distributor IFC Films.

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    Early Reviews for Sarah Palin Doc "Undefeated": A Conservative Critic Calls it "Excruciating"

    Last month, indieWIRE reported on the two-hour Sarah Palin-sanctioned documentary feature, "The Undefeated," which has been crafted to boost her pre-presidential campaign (and counter the HBO Palin-McCain biopic "Game Change"). Directed by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. B...

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