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    In Cannes, Hope's Raised Then Dashed Over Filmmaker's Imprisonment in Iran

    Confusion is surrounding an announcement in Cannes that detained Iranian director Jafar Panahi would be freed today. The news was contrasted by word that Panahi's incarceration may be extended and that the filmmaker would in fact begin a hunger strike.

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    Mubi's Big Move is Sony PlayStation 3

    Mubi CEO Efe Cakarel has made a major move: partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to put the global online cinema site Mubi (nee The Auteurs) on Sony PlayStations in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand. Cakarel made the announcement at a Majestic press conference, alon...

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    Moland Signs On Skavlan's "The Elephant"

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    Stolen Moments: Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood"

    It’s amusing to speculate about how certain directors continue to maintain pride of place in the Hollywood hierarchy absent the commercial or (far less important) critical returns that would justify their perch. The old dictum “you’re only as good as your last picture” appears to apply far less universally than one might think. Like fellow dourpuss Michael Mann, Ridley Scott has had a less than enviable track record over the past decade: one monster (Gladiator) and one medium-sized hit (American Gangster) have been complemented by a series of abject flops (Kingdom of Heaven, Matchstick Men, A Good Year, Body of Lies). That this grim legacy ha...

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    Gilliam Restarts Don Quixote with McGregor

    I ran into Terry Gilliam on the Croisette, surrounded by admirers. He had been doing meetings at the Majestic to fill some gaps in the financing for his Don Quixote movie. I find it slightly depressing that world-class filmmakers like Gilliam and Julie Taymor are forced to hawk their wares at Cannes...

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    Discovery of a Jewel

    The dream scenario of every acquisitions person is to find the gem which lies buried and undiscovered. No one knows of it and somehow it comes only to you. The big dilemma for a jaded acquisition executive who is tired out from watching at least five films a day is, Is the film as good as it seems...

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    Page Stars in Nyswaner's Freeheld

    Endgame Entertainment is financing writer-director Ron Nyswaner's Freeheld, based on Cynthia Wade's Oscar-winning documentary short about New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree (Page) and her detective partner’s struggle to obtain pension benefits after she is diagnosed as terminally ill. The feature...

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    Vesuvio and Greg Sims Erupt

    IF YOU ARE NOT LOGGED INTO IMDbPRO YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO WORK ALL THESE LINKS.

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