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    More UK Remakes: ABC Developing an American Adaptation of British Comedy Series 'Spy'

    On the heels of HBO's pilot order for an US remake of the UK series "Getting On" comes news that ABC is developing an American adaptation of another British comedy, the espionage spoof show "Spy."

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    Shia LaBeouf Makes a New Best Friend in Indie Film, Kicks Studios to the Curb

    Shia LaBeouf first appeared on the scene as dorky brother Louis Stevens in the Disney comedy "Even Stevens" in 1999, long before his status as Hollywood heartthrob was existent. It would take until 2007 for studio hits such as "Disturbia" and "Transformers" to catapult ...

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    Netflix Pacts With Fortissimo Films, Makes Plans to Expand Into Scandinavia

    Netflix continues its expansion into far-flung foreign markets with plans announced Wednesday to launch its video-streaming service in Scandinavia before the end of the year. In separate news, the company has cut a deal with indie-film distributor Fortissimo Films to make about a fifth of its 300-st...

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    SXSW Festival Co-Founder Louis Black on Recently Passed SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke

    Brent Grulke died Monday morning of a heart attack. He was 51 years old. The enormity of that statement leaves me gasping for breath.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Muriel Heslop

    As widely reported earlier this month, the new Sight and Sound poll of the 50 Greatest Films of All Time featured only one film by a female director. It was hardly a surprise to those versed in the inequalities of the film industry. No women competed for the Palme d’or at Cannes this year.

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    FUTURES: 'Compliance' Star Dreama Walker on the Controversial Film: 'I felt a tremendous desire to be a part of the whole discussion'

    Why She's On Our Radar: Despite not winning an award at Sundance for her breakout turn in "Compliance," Craig Zobel's acclaimed and controversial drama, 26-year-old actress Dreama Walker gave what was arguably one of the bravest performances in Park City this year.

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    Fantastic Fest Sets Second Wave of 2012 Programming, Including 'Looper,' 'Holy Motors' and World Premiere of 'The American Scream'

    Fantastic Fest announced its second wave of programming this morning, including special screenings of Rian Johnson's "Looper" and Scott Derrickson’s “Sinister." The lineup also includes the world premieres of "The American Scream," from the filmmaking team be...

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    Mitt Romney vs. Snuffleupagus: Republican Presidential Candidate Promises to Cut PBS and NEA Subsidies If Elected

    While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has mentioned his intention to cut funding to arts programs, particular public television, before -- "Maybe Big Bird is going to have to have advertisers," he said in January -- he made this desire explicit as part of his plan to limit go...

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    Critical Consensus: The Locarno Critics Academy Breaks Down the 2012 Festival

    Critical Consensus is a biweekly column in which critics discuss new releases or events in the film world. In this special edition, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn moderates a discussion with the eight participants in the 2012 Locarno Critics Academy, a workshop for college-age film critics that took ...

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