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    PR Changes: Julie Fontaine Goes to Lionsgate to Replace Sarah Greenberg, Now at Weinstein Co.

    As the indie world keeps turning, more execs keep moving. Following the exit of long-time Lionsgate publicity chief Sarah Greenberg Roberts, who went to work for Harvey Weinstein in New York where her husband is based, Julie Fontaine is taking her place, reporting to Lionsgate marketing president Ti...

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    Jodie Foster Writing A Sci-Fi Thriller; Says Role In 'Elysium' Only Requires 3 Weeks Work

    Jodie Foster recently headed to Austin with her buzzed about "The Beaver" under her arm and the reviews were mixed. While some were taken with Mel Gibson's comeback performance, we found the film to be tonally inconsistent and a bit of a disappointment, particularly as the script placed on the Black...

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    SFIFF: Fest to Screen New Print of La Dolce Vita, Honor Dog Day Afternoon Screenwriter Pierson

    A new print of Italian classic, La Dolce Vita, will screen at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival through the support of Gucci and Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. The film, from director Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg and Anouk Aimée, will screen a...

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    Tom Arnold Once Again Talks Up 'True Lies 2'

    Let's take a trip back in time shall we? Back in the summer of 2009, Tom Arnold said -- either sarcastically or delusionally -- about a possible "True Lies 2" that, "All I know is Jim Cameron’s making it and Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and I are going to be in it, and it starts shooting in 14 months, the day after Arnold stops being governor of California. It’s not going to be called ‘True Lies II,’ but it might as well be. I can live with that." Well, that time has since passed and either Arnold was lying, joking or hoping (probably somewhere in the middle of that). Anyway, he recently chatted with Movieweb (via /Film) and once again made some b...

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    Our 7 Favorite Films From The 2011 SXSW Film Festival

    Once again, Austin, Texas and the SXSW Film Festival kicked our ass this year. One week of great weather, tex-mex, bbq, a little booze, a little music (Big Krit ruled) and a looooot of movies. For the third year in a row The Playlist team descended down on the coolest little town in Texas and were w...

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    Subtitle & Remake Rumors Circle 'Attack The Block'

    This doesn't happen very often, but a note made in a week old article in THR has touched off a firestorm of sorts around "Attack The Block," the well-received alien-invasion flick by Joe Cornish that debuted at SXSW this past week (fyi, we loved it). In the article, written prior to the film's premiere in Austin, the trade noted that the Brit street slang was making potential distributors worried and that, "there is talk of having subtitles for any North American release." Additionally, THR said that "there is even excited talk of getting the movie's remake rights and making a U.S. version of the film." Of course, some film sites went into ov...

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    James Cameron Says A Fox Exec Wanted Him To Cut Out The "Tree Hugging Hippy Crap" From 'Avatar'

    It's hard to believe, but the guy who made "Aliens" and "Terminator 2" is now Mr. Environment. With "Avatar," James Cameron not only took 3D out of the gimmick gutter but he also painted himself as a concerned environmentalist (though he remains blissfully ignorant of the waste created by double and...

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    Netflix Brings "House of Cards" Home

    Netflix will be streaming the television series "House of Cards" exclusively for U.S. audiences beginning in late 2012. The company has comitted to stream a minimum of 26 episodes of the show starring Kevin Spacey and executive produced by David Fincher. The political thriller is based on the BBC mi...

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Content Media

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

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