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    Men In Crisis, Risky Celeb Endorsements, Social Network's Sorkin Talks to W

    - Ad Age argues that the benefits of celebrity endorsements continue to outweigh the risks in advertising. In the case of Tiger Woods, chronic philanderer, or Michael Vick, dog fighting lord, we've seen how mega-star endorsements can go terribly wrong. But for each disastrous blow-to-the-head of hum...

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    "Love" & "Swan" Bookend 2010 AFI Fest

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    Magnolia/Magnet Add Fest Fave 13 Assassins to Asian Roster

    Continuing to show their ownership of Asian action fare, Magnolia's genre label Magnet Releasing scooped up U.S. rights to Takashi Miike’s 19th century samurai action flick 13 Assassins, which recently played the Venice and Toronto fests, will screen at the London fest and closes Fantastic Fest in A...

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    Love & Other Drugs and Black Swan To Bookend AFI Fest

    The American Film Institute's 2010 Festival will open November 4 in Los Angeles with the world premiere of Edward Zwick's Love & Other Drugs starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. Closing the fest on November 11 is Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila...

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    Sorkin Talks The Social Network at Harvard Q & A

    Sony is marketing the hell out of The Social Network which opens the New York Film Festival Friday night (with Harvard Club after party) and opens wide on October 1. (The NYT offers a rave; author Ben Mezrich talks to LAT, Zuckerberg talks to the NYorker.) They're also hitting the college demo hard,...

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    Eugene Hernandez Moves to Lincoln Center

    Eugene Hernandez is the reason I hitched my wagon to indieWIRE. He's that rare creature: an idealist. He believes in reaching out to the best of what people can be, as filmmakers, writers, webmasters, distributors or bloggers. He and indieWIRE parent SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen offered TOH a home, wher...

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    Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards Finalists and Judges Announced

    The five finalists and judges for the 2010 Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards were made public by The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation yesterday. The finalists each submitted feature-length screenplays, and were chosen from a field of more than 200 submissions from eight California campuses. The $15,000 first p...

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    For Your Consideration: Post-Toronto Oscar Predictions

    It's exhausting to even consider the extensive amount of awards season-related information Venice, Telluride and Toronto just gave folks to chew on. Just two weeks ago, very little was known about this year's awards race. Now all of a sudden there's a false sense that nearly everyth...

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    New York Film Festival: The Social Network

    David Fincher’s The Social Network is bookended by sequences that take up the question of whether or not its protagonist—Facebook cofounder and barely postadolescent billionaire Mark Zuckerberg—is an asshole. That the verdicts come courtesy of a series of female observers is at once unusual in light...

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