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    Media Watch: NYT Magazine Hires Ex-Employee Lindgren

    Hugo Lindgren is an old cohort of former NYT Magazine editor Adam Moss--and followed him to New York Magazine before moving on to become executive editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.

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    True Grit Poster Sells Retribution

    True Grit is a revenge western. Thus, the Coen brothers' poster--designed to resemble an Old West "Wanted" flier--stresses "punishment" and "retribution."

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    Oscar Talk: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Annette Bening, Winter's Bone and Leader The Social Network

    This week Kris Tapley and I range over Disney's Secretariat and Tangled; the vampire remake Let Me In; Oscar chances for SPC's Mother and Child, starring Annette Bening, and Animal Kingdom, starring Jacki Weaver, the first Oscar screeners to go out; and the long road ahead for early frontrunner The ...

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    CAA's TPG Capital Deal: Show Me the Money!

    The contracting entertainment economy that compelled producer Graham King to fill the distribution void with FilmDistrict has not been kind to the talent agencies. Even dominant agency CAA is looking for cover, as studios make fewer movies and reduce talent fees. Thus CAA is announcing today that th...

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    2 Trees

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    Posts About "Back to the Future"

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    The Films Of David Fincher: A Retrospective

    In general, when we pen a retrospective on a director's oeuvre , we try and save them for when a filmmaker is deep into his career and has a least 15-plus films under his belt. But we're making an exception here for David Fincher, who is obviously considered to be one of the most estimable modern au...

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    Oscar Watch: Sony Pictures Classics Sends First Screeners

    Sony Pictures Classics marked yet another start of the awards season by sending out the first screeners--they will have many more to follow--of two films already in release, Rodrigo Garcia's relationship drama Mother and Child, starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Samuel L. Jackson, and David Mi...

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    2010 Tallgrass Fest Puts Focus on Music & "Films on the Fringe"

    The 8th annual Tallgrass Film Festival will run October 22-24 in Wichita, Kansas. The festival will begin with Ryan Piers Williams' "The Dry Land" and will end with a screening of Charlie Chaplin's silent masterpiece "The Kid." The Chaplin film, which will be played with a live accompaniment, also ends Grasscendo, the fest's spotlight on musically themed films. Included in Grasscendo are the docs "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" and "Still Bill," the profile of Bill Withers, and an award presented to "Dexter," "Election," and "Up in the Air" composer Rolfe Kent. The fest, whose theme is "Films on the Fringe" this year, will scr...

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    Margaret Mead Launches 34th Edition with "Plug and Pray," Ends with "Garden of Sounds"

    The 34th Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, a leading event for ethnographic film and video, has set its program taking place November 11 through Sunday, November 14 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The fest's opening and closing films coincide with the museum's new "...

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