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    More Cinefest Adventures…

    Cinefest is a feast of rare silent and early-talkie pictures, with three rotating pianists (all of them gifted) providing accompaniment. If the only surviving print of a film is incomplete, like the appealing Clara Bow-Buddy Rogers romantic comedy Get Your Man (1927), directed by Dorothy Arzner, we&...

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    Thandie Newton In Talks To Battle Gangster in DirecTV Drama Series "Rogue"

    Thandie Newton is in negotiations to star in 10 episodes of the DirecTV-greenlit cop drama series Rogue, written by Matthew Parkhill (U.K.'s "The Caller")

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    Outliers: 'The Raid: Redemption'

    Meet the one guy who didn't like the most acclaimed action movie of the year -- and the angry Internet commenters out to get him.

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    Whoopi Goldberg To Helm Documentary On Late Stand-Up Comedy Pioneer Moms Mabley

    Gearing to finish the project by fall, Whoopi Goldberg is set to direct the approximately 90-minute documentary titled I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The doc will be on the life of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the African American stand up comedy pioneer, who died in 1975.

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    Brett Ratner To Direct 'Midnight Run 2' With The Writers Of 'G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra' Penning The Script

    Talked about for years and years, we figured the proposed sequel to "Midnight Run" was one of those things -- like "Ghostbusters 3" -- that was never going to happen for a variety of reasons. But who knew that Brett Ratner, of all people, was going to be the guy to get this thing...

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    Eli Roth Will Deliver IFTA Production Conference Keynote on April 20

    On April 30, the Independent Film & Television Alliance will present its 13th annual IFTA Production Conference, titled “Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget," with a keynote address by indie filmmaker Eli Roth ("Hostel," "Cabin Fever," "Th...

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    Academy Names Senior Museum Posts

    As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences adjusts to a year of considerable change, new CEO Dawn Hudson is pushing forward with the new Academy museum at LACMA West, the venerable May Company building.

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    Jake Kasdan To Reteam With 'Bad Teacher' Star Jason Segel To Make A 'Sex Tape'

    While Hollywood executives are always trying to formulate what combination of talent will lead to a big screen hit, sometimes it's as simple as taking a proven success and hoping it will repeat itself. And no, we're not talking about a sequel.

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    Movie Audiences Want to Text, Says Hollywood Reporter Study; Meanwhile, the Alamo Drafthouse Groans

    According to a new study from The Hollywood Reporter and market research firm Penn Schoen Berland, most filmgoers think using social media while watching a movie in a theater would add to their experience. Almost half said they would like to go to theaters that allowed cell phone use during films.

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    David O. Russell Eyes Crime Drama 'American Bullshit'; Christian Bale Sought To Star

    Update: Deadline reports that the project is still in very early stages, nothing is quite official, but Russell is taking a look and Christian Bale is in very early talks to star.

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