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    Tribeca Film Institute & Ford Foundation Partner for $750,000 Fund

    The Tribeca Film Institute today announced a long-term partnership with the Ford Foundations's JustFilms initiative and the launch of the Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund, a $750,000 fund created to drive audience engagement by combining traditional filmmaking and new media.

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    Movies Lost, Found, And Funded

    I am proud to be part of this year’s blogathon “For the Love of Film (Noir),” an enterprise I missed out on when it was launched in 2010. Last year, film buffs just like you raised a sizable sum through grass-roots donations and helped to save three silent film shorts discovered at the New Zealand A...

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    FilmDistrict's Berney Talks 2011 Slate, Del Toro Pick-Up Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

    Miramax has been shopping its Disney holdovers to outside distributors. Focus acquired John Madden's Israeli thriller The Debt, starring Helen Mirren, Ciaran Hinds and Sam Worthington. And FilmDistrict, capitalizing on distrib exec Bob Berney's long relationship with Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), has acquired U.S. rights to his production, the horror film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Footage played well at July's Comic Con; Del Toro had been worried about how the movie would be handled by Disney and then, new owner Miramax. He is worried no longer. “Miramax has done an inspired job finding the right home for our film that took 15 year...

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    Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood To Score Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

    What a helluva ride it's been for fans of decent music over the past Sunday evening and Monday morning. First, Arcade Fire take home the Grammy for Album Of The Year, trumping a host of favored (and frankly, shitty) acts. Radiohead announces a new album -- "The King Of Limbs" -- this morning that is...

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    Contest Giveaway: Woody Allen's 'You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger' On DVD

    Update: Contest is closed. Winners have been contacted by email.

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    Sony Classics Acquires Vera Farmiga's "Higher Ground"

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground," it was announced today. Well received in its debut at last month's Sundance Film Festival (where it screened in U.S. competition), the film stars Farmiga, John Hawkes, Donna Murphy and Joshua Leonard. SPC took rig...

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    Alan Cumming And Judy Davis To Star In Philippe Mora's 3D Salvador Dali Film

    This is the kind of projects that has us excited about 3D technology. A biopic based on the life and times of Spanish artist Salvador Dali is reportedly in the works with Philippe Mora writing and directing, Alan Cumming to star as the surrealist and Judy Davis as his great love, Gala -- all, of cou...

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    Watch: Trailer For Ayn Rand Adaptation 'Atlas Shrugged Part 1' Hilarious On So Many Levels

    For the moment, let's try to leave aside the politics and philosophy of Ayn Rand -- after all, only so many words can really be expounded on a point of view that ultimately comes down to not giving a shit about your fellow human beings. There's a reason that it's taken over half a century for a film...

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    First Look: Antonio Banderas In Jean-Jacques Annaud's 'Black Gold'

    Here is our first look at Antonio Banderas in Jean-Jacques Annaud's upcoming adaptation of Hans Reusch’s "The Great Thirst," which is being touted as the biggest Arab-backed film production of all time.

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    'Recount' Director & Writer Jay Roach & Danny Strong Reteaming For Political Drama 'Game Change'

    Perhaps the least well-known script ever to top the Black List and still get made, "Recount," from former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Danny Strong (who most recently penned "The Butler," which is set to team Lee Daniels and Denzel Washington), went behind the scenes of the drama of the 2000 ele...

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