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    Guest Post: The UCLA Festival of New Creative Work by Amy French

    The UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television held its Festival of New Creative Work in Los Angeles from June 4th to June 9th. The event showcased the best live action and animated films, scripts, and producer pitches from among the graduate and undergrad classes, voted on first by the students themselves, and then by a group of esteemed industry professionals. This year, there were many young women filmmakers represented among the winners. The best numbers were in the screenplay competition, in which three of the four feature film scripts were written by women (Nicole Riegel, Megan Green, and Diana Densmore). Also, in the animation ni...

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  • The Playlist
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    New Poster For 'Warrior' With Tom Hardy & Joel Edgerton Serves Up The Beef

    Hungry ladies? Well, if you've got the appetite, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton are serving up big, hulking portions of grade A beef on the new poster for "Warrior."

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    Hugh Jackman In Talks For Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

    After beating the odds and winning the Oscar for Achievement in Directing last year, Tom Hooper has set his sights on quite a gigantic project. Hooper has never shied away from complicated, big-budget projects including HBO's "John Adams" miniseries and last year's Oscar triumph "The King's Speech,"...

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    Watch: Christopher Nolan & David Fincher Talk 'The Tree Of Life' In New Featurette

    Winner of the Palme d'Or and perhaps the most talked about movie of the year so far, Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" continues its slow roll out across the country with a bunch of new cities getting the film this weekend (click here to see if its arriving in your town). And in order to keep the...

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    James Mangold To Direct 'The Wolverine'

    After a period where it looked as if Fox would take a mulligan on "The Wolverine" and bump the film to 2013 or beyond, it now looks like they've found their director. James Mangold, who has dabbled in various genres from musical biopic ("Walk The Line"), to western ("3:10 To Yuma") and horror ("Identity"), is prepared to take on his first comic book adaptation, and the announcement suggests he's the mutual pick from Fox and Hugh Jackman's camp. Mangold appears to be the top choice among an uninspired trio of potential helmers that included Antoine Fuqua and Gavin O'Connor, otherwise known as Guys You Employ When They Are Represented By The Sa...

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    "Mooz-lum" DVD Giveaway Contest. Winner Of Final Round Announced!

    And the winner of the 5th and FINAL S&A Mooz-lum DVD Giveaway contest is... Emmanuel Akitobi! Congrats Emmanuel! Send me an email at the same address you submitted your trivia answer to, with your mailing address, so that I can forward to the Mooz-lum marketing team to get you your DVD! By the way, ...

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    Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Gets January 20, 2012 Release Date

    Relativity Media Will Distribute in U.S.Well, that's one film we can take out of awards contention for 2011. One of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming films "Haywire" won't be released till January 20, 2012. As we've been saying all along, Relativity Media has retained the domestic rights, with Lionsgate holding on to the foreign rights. Lionsgate was all set to release in the U.S. as well, until restructuring gave partner Relativity its own domestic arm for distribution. The initial date was April, 2011, which Soderbergh confirmed himself, but it was never officially announced; the restructuring deal points took much longer than anyone expected. T...

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    Relativity Will Release Soderbergh's Haywire After All; First Look at Gina Carano (UPDATE)

    Relativity Media, Ryan Kavanaugh's new production and distribution company, will release Steven Soderbergh's espionage thriller Haywire (pictured above, star Gina Carano) after all, on January 20, 2012.

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    Video Watch: Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill Star in Bennett Miller's Baseball Drama Moneyball

    Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane in Moneyball (September 23), a baseball drama about the Oakland A's. Robin Wright, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman co-star in the drama adapted by Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) from Michael Lewis's nonfiction bestseller. Bennett Miller (Capote) took over the...

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    Brando vs. Crowe as Superman Franchise's Jor-El

    I find disturbing the idea of Russell Crowe playing the role originated by Marlon Brando at age 54 in 1978's Superman. Crowe, 47, is in talks to play opposite Superman Henry Cavill as his beloved father Jor-El in Man of Steel, reports Variety. Of course this will give Crowe a handsome payday. Maybe ...

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