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    Oscar Predictions 2015

    Now that most of the contenders have been screened, we update the state of the Oscar race for 2015.

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Tips for Getting Music Rights

    What challenges and issues should a filmmaker prepare for during the music-licensing process? Experts at DOC NYC filled us in on some tips.

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    Watch: 222 Heartbeats, Over 100 Films, From TRIP TO THE MOON to E.T. to GRAVITY ...

    The current piece is just under five minutes long, and does truly take us from a man pointing a gun at an audience in "The Great Train Robbery" to the shower scene in "Psycho" to the rearing of the beast's head in "Alien" to Anthony Hopkins' mask in "Silence of the Lambs" up to Sandra Bullock spinni...

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    Broadway Playwright Explains Mike Nichols' Talent For Turning Theater Into Film

    Stephen Belber is writer for the stage and screen who recently adapted his 2004 Broadway debut "Match" into a feature film starring Patrick Stewart. In light of Mike Nichols' recent passing, Indiewire asked Belber to reflect on the late director's unique ability to translate theater into cinema. IFC...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Girl' Walks To Top Indie Debut; Awards Contenders Battle It Out In Expansion

    Though this weekend was largely about a batch of awards season hopefuls continuing to expand to varying degrees of success, there were a couple under-the-radar newbies that had reason to be happy today.

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    Watch: 'Into the Woods' Featurette with Streep, Blunt, Kendrick and Pine

    One of the question marks of the awards season was answered----just ahead of critics and Golden Globes votes-- when Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" (December 25) screened in LA and NY on November 22nd with a live satellite Q & A. Watch the featurette.

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    Top Ten Takeaways: Why 'Hunger Games' Dropped & Hurt 'Interstellar' & 'Beyond the Lights'

    If Hollywood was counting on "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" to save the annual box office, it didn't. Instead the weekend Top Ten films were $30 million or 14% below last year, when "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opened. "Mockingjay" took in a handsome $123 million, but that was $35 mill...

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    Why 'Test' Director and Indie Spirit Nominee Chris Mason Johnson Is a Queer Cinema Rising Star

    Now up for the Indie Spirits' John Cassavetes Award, Chris Mason Johnson's made-on-a-dime AIDS panic drama 'Test' secures his place in the new pantheon of emerging queer cineastes. We interviewed the writer/director/producer back in Summer 2014.

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    Watch: Full 'Jurassic World' Trailer Finally Drops

    Out of development hell arrives the long-awaited 'Jurassic World.' Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the franchise reboot finally has a full trailer.

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    Watch: Travis Wilkerson's 'For Michael Brown'

    Sometimes, silence is the best response.

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    Watch: Indie Spirit Nominee Jenny Slate on Sex and Standup in 'Obvious Child' (Exclusive)

    Stand-up comic and Indie Spirit nominee Jenny Slate didn't go from zero to breakout overnight. 'Obvious Child' suited her talents perfectly, as writer-director Gillian Robespierre carefully crafted this star vehicle that became the toast of Sundance 2014.

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