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    On Eugene Hernandez

    So today the indie film world got a bit of a shock. Eugene Hernandez announced he would be stepping down from his role at indieWIRE for a deserved new gig at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. I sincerely and warmly send my congrats, but it's definitely bittersweet.

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    Fincher, Sorkin, Timberlake, Eisenberg and Garfield Talk "The Social Network"

    Here's six clips from today's very busy, very early screening and press conference of David Fincher's "The Social Network" at the Walter Reade Theatre. Fincher was joined by Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake for a nearly hour long talk about the film (which I was ...

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    Necessary Or Unnecessary: Belated Sequels Delivered Way After The Fact

    This December’s “Tron Legacy” has a dubious distinction: it is a sequel that comes a staggering 28 years after the first film, which must be close to a record. And yet, despite the original proving something of a flop on its release, people seem to be clamoring over the sequel. Whether this borrowed...

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    "Human Centipede" Extends with IFC

    The promised sequel to the cult sensation "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)," "The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence)," will make its way to North American audiences via IFC Films' Midnight label in 2011. Director Tom Six's second "Centipede" outing has just wrapped shooting in London, and t...

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    Two Social Network Clips, NYFF Press Conference, Live MySpace Webcast

    Check out these two clips from David Fincher's The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which opens the NYFF Friday night. And here's a link to the NYFF press conference. Billionaire Zuckerberg, 26, appears on Oprah Friday to announce his $100-million donatio...

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    Have you purchased your copy of LOW & BEHOLD yet?

    After an incredible festival run that began at the Sundance Film Festival Low and Behold is currently available on DVD via the film's store. This is a film I'm incredibly proud have been a producer on. The first feature shot on location in a devastated New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, th...

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    NBC Universal Chairman Jeff Zucker to Step Down When Comcast Deal Closes

    It's official. In a staff memo, NBC Universal chairman Jeff Zucker, 45, announces that he will leave his post when the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal is complete, probably by year's end, reports the NYT. The writing had been on the wall for some time. Zucker admitted that Comcast wants to bring i...

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    Beat Down: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's "Howl"

    “Sir, you cannot translate poetry into prose,” remarks academic Mark Schorer (Treat Williams) during a section of Howl covering the 1957 obscenity trial surrounding Allen Ginsberg’s eponymous poem. “That’s why it is poetry.” Schorer is commenting upon the prosecutorial style of San Francisco attorney Ralph McIntosh (David Strathairn), whose case against the controversial piece involved asking “expert witnesses” to concretely define the various sexual allusions and lyrical abstractions that Ginsberg liberally sprinkled throughout his masterwork. However, he could very well be referring to the plight of writer-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey ...

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    digital strategy

    A bunch of people recently spent a lot of time trying to figure out how and when to announce the news that I'd be leaving indieWIRE. I'd made the decision a week ago in Toronto and was anxious to share the news with friends and colleagues in as transparent a manner as possible. I had nothing to hide...

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