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    Paul Schrader's 'The Jesuit' With Michelle Rodriguez, Willem Dafoe & Paz Vega Starts March 2011

    This one has been brewing for a while, and was even packaged and looking for buyers at Cannes, but it took another round at AFM for buyers to come onboard, and now Paul Schrader's next film "The Jesuit" is on the way.

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    Vanguard Films Forms Alliance with "Kung Fu Panda"'s Stevenson and Moviemill

    John Williams' Vanguard Films has inked an overall producing and directing deal with John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) and formed a financing and distribution alliance with former president of Lakeshore International Peter Rogers' new company Moviemill.

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    AFI Fest Q & A: Aaron Sorkin Talks Bad Journalism, The Social Network vs. All The President's Men

    The AFI Fest hosted a tribute evening with The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (creator of The West Wing), who introduced a special presentation of Alan Pakula's 1976 Oscar-winning Nixon-Watergate scandal film All The President's Men, adapted by Sorkin hero William Goldman from the book by ...

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    Cinematographer Christopher Doyle To Lens First 3D Film 'The Rabbit Horror'

    Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai on a run of the director's films including "Ashes Of Times," "Happy Together," "Fallen Angels," "2046" and "In The Mood For Love" cinematographer Christopher Doyle has always seemed to go wherever his interests lie. He's worked with Gus Van ...

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    Hayden Panettiere, Nikki Reed & Rebecca De Mornay To Star In Easton Ellis Scribed 'Downers Grove'

    High school is a scary place to graduate from in the upcoming thriller "Downers Grove."

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    Bruce Willis & Paul Walker Eye Heist Flick 'Set Up' With Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

    Remember in September when we drafted up our list of favorite heist films? Well, if we ever do it again, don't expect this one to place.

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    American Film Market Guide: Key Players

    As dealmakers converge at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, the international independent marketplace is not in great shape. The global film industry is still dealing with recession, drop-offs in DVD sales, rampant film piracy and the implosion of the North American indies. The major studios...

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    'Oldboy' Remake Script Gets Buzz, Steven Spielberg, Matthew Vaughn & Danny Boyle Linked

    Remember when late last year, fanboys everywhere danced on the grave of the gestating remake of Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" that had Steven Spielberg and Will Smith attached? Looks like those celebrations might have been premature.

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    Off To Jury Duty In The Land of Lars Von Trier

    I'm heading off to Copenhagen tonight for 6 days on a jury at CPH: DOX, what I've heard is one of the most innovative and exciting film festivals around these days (in a city that's always been super high on list of places to visit). Technically a documentary film festival, CPH DOX has clearly made great strides at stepping outside that box, incorporating experimental films that work in the spirit of documentaries ("Trash Humpers" won the fest's big award last year, par example... and now Harmony Korine is back this year to curate a program for the fest), giving music a huge presence (Animal Collective is programming what looks to be an amazi...

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    "Porkys" Is No Longer The Most Successful Canadian Production In History

    It's been surpassed this weekend by none other than "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D." Which like "Porkys," is endlessly Canadian and represents us perfectly.

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