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    Academy Tightens Some Oscar Campaign Rules, Allows More Direct Marketing to Members

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences constantly updates the regulations for how distributors, talent and campaigners market movies to Academy voters. According to outgoing Academy President Tom Sherak, “these rules help us maintain a level playing field for all o...

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    TV Outside The USA: Haiti

    This is an example of the kind of thing I'd love to do here at S&A, if we had the budget; alas, we don't. Someday... maybe sooner than we think.

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    Lifetime Says Yes to 'Cinnamon Girl,' From Renee Zellweger and the Makers of 'Warrior'

    Lifetime has ordered a pilot for "Cinnamon Girl," a '60s and '70s set coming-of-age drama created by Renee Zellweger and Anthony Tambakis (one of the writers of "Warrior"). Interestingly enough, "Warrior" helmer Gavin O'Connor is attached to direct the pilot...

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    The Best 'Dark Knight Rises' Writing So Far

    After you see the movie, these are the pieces you have to read.

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    Academy Announces New Campaign Rules For 2013 Oscars

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated regulations for how "companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 85th Academy Awards to Academy members." The changes pertain to screenings that feature live filmmaker pa...

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    Watch: Colin Farrell Gets Beat Up & Jennifer Lawrence Looks Scared In Clips From 'Total Recall' & 'House At The End Of The Street'

    The summer isn’t over yet folks, and there's still a whole lotta non-awards-contending fare headed your way, so here a couple of clips from some movies that won't tax your brain too hard.

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers Will Play a (Probably Sexy) Vampire on NBC's 'Dracula'

    Betting that we'll never tire of sultry vampires, NBC announced today that it was giving a ten-episode straight-to-series order to "Dracula," with "The Tudors" and "Velvet Goldmine" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role.

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    Tribeca Film Picks Up Comedy 'Somebody Up There Likes Me,' with Rotoscoping and Music By Vampire Weekend

    Tribeca Film has aquired Bob Byington's SXSW comedy "Somebody Up There Likes Me," starring Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman ("Parks & Recreation") and Jess Weixler ("Teeth"), and featuring rotoscoped sequences courtesy of Bob Sabiston ("A Scanner Darkly"). Check out the trailer below.

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    The Amazing Race: Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' A Serious Best Picture Contender?

    With the first wave of the TIFF line-up announced, and Venice unveiling their slate tomorrow, the promise of films not about explosions is getting ever-closer, even if we have to get through the likes of "Total Recall" first. So with the awards season just around the corner, it seemed like a good ti...

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    The Trailer Test: 5 Indelible Images From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    The Trailer Test: 5 Indelible Images From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

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