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    SXSW 2011: Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Nelson Doc King of Luck To Close Fest, New Titles

    The SXSW Film Fest closer on March 19 is Billy Bob Thornton’s The King of Luck (pictured), a documentary about country actor/singer/activist Willie Nelson.

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    Disney Teams Tom Hanks & Tim Allen For 'Jungle Cruise'

    With the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise already making Disney a kajillion dollars, the studio has been eager to turn another theme park ride into a movie with a number of projects in the works, however, none have had names of his caliber attached yet.

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    "Dog Sweat" Goes to IndiePix

    Hossein Keshavarz's look at Iran's rebellious youth culture, "Dog Sweat," has been picked up by IndiePix for distribution. Recently nominated for the Acura Someone to Watch Award at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the drama has played at festivals worldwide, including in Los Angeles and Tok...

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    In Development: Hoult's Giant Killer and Warm Bodies; Bardem in Dark Tower; Yet Another Fairy Tale

    - A Single Man star Nicholas Hoult (pictured in a campaign for director/fashion designer Tom Ford) is on the rise with X-Men First Class, Jack and the Giant Killer, and now, Warm Bodies and the stalled Mad Max: Fury Road are in the works. X-Men opens June 3, Bryan Singer's Jack and the Giant Killer, a modern fairytale retelling (sounds familiar), is in pre-production at Warner Bros. (set to shoot mid-March with Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and the just-cast Brit actress Eleanor Tomlinson, set to play Princess Isabella). Summit's Warm Bodies, to be directed by Jonathan Levine off an Isaac Marion book, is set for a summer production...

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    Can You Join Me In NYC This Saturday?

    I dare you come to see me at both my engagements this Saturday. Come on, I dare you. Both events. C'mon!

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    The Weinstein Company Goes "So Undercover" for Miley Cyrus Vehicle

    The U.S. distribution rights for the Miley Cyrus action/comedy vehicle "So Undercover" have been acquired by the Weinstein Company. The film follows Cyrus as she plays a streetwise Private Eye who must transform herself into a sophisticated university girl after the FBI calls on her to go undercover...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Premiering Yelling to the Sky at the Berlin Film Festival by Victoria Mahoney

    The freakiest thing about indie filmmakers is that we are bred and conditioned for harsh news. We wake up to 32,000 “no’s” a day, and self-preservation protects us from the ambush of let down. We have made an intrinsic peace with the fight required to shape shift those 32,000 “no’s” into a version o...

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    Review: 'Rango' Is A Sweetly Surreal Animated Western

    It's strange to think that Gore Verbinski, an accomplished visual stylist who began in commercials (he was responsible for those "Bud-weis-er" talking bullfrog ads), would want to follow up the daunting and problem-plagued back-to-back shoots of the two latter 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies with ...

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    Daft Punk's 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack Gets Remixed By M83, The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold & More

    While the film itself turned out to be a bit of dud, French electro rockers Daft Punk walked away from "Tron: Legacy" with their reputations intact thanks to an ace score that was one of the best of the year. Well, that score is about to get tweaked in a big way.

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    Applications Now Open for Women in Film Finishing Fund

    Hey lady filmmakers- if your film is ready to go but you can't raise that last bit to finish it, you should apply to the Women in Film Finishing Fund sponsored by Netflix. You could get a grant of up to $15,000 as well as other in-kind and production services.

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