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    Bullock and Carell on Abstinence Teacher, Morgan to Replace CNN's King, Cairo Time's Clarkson

    -Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (teamed with LMS producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa) are back on board to direct the adaptation of Tom Perrotta's book The Abstinence Teacher. The project had been stalled after Warner Independent Pictures was shuttered. Production...

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    War No More: Sarajevo Fest Fetes Serbian Film

    The 16th Sarajevo Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday, July 31st with a screening of Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” with actor Morgan Freeman in attendance. Having Freeman in Bosnia was a highlight for the festival where not only did he represent the film, but took part in the Sarajevo Talent Campus ...

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    "The Graduate" Spawns Another Pseudo-Sequel

    Mike Nichols' film of "The Graduate," based on the novel by Charles Richard Webb, has influenced and inspired countless works in the 43 years since its release. The two scenes most often imitated are of course the seduction and the ending, which still has fans debating what happens next with Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) and Elaine Robinson (Katherine Ross) after the film fades to black. Most of us would rather there not be a sequel that tells us if the couple sticks together following their insane dash from the church where Elaine was supposed to be married, or if their silent bus ride is a sign they've made a huge mistake and their relation...

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    Babelgum Launches Animatron Film Festival in Hamptons

    Babelgum, a digital broadcast network, will launch the first ever tri-platform (online, mobile and offline) competition for animation and anime, entitled the Babelgum Animatron Film Festival. The competition will run in conjunction with the Hamptons International Film Festival, and culminate in a sp...

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    Box Office | "Low" Goes High To Lead Openers; "Kids" Alright In Wide Release

    Sony Pictures Classics' release of Aaron Schneider's "Get Low" led four specialty openers this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today. The film - which debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival - found the best per-theater-average of any film in theaters...

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    Weekend Box Office: Inception Beats Dinner for Schmucks, Charlie St. Cloud

    In its third go-round, Inception, buoyed by repeat business, continued to stave off all challengers, including the comedy Dinner for Schmucks, which scored a robust $23.3 million, and the Zac Efron weepy Charlie St. Cloud and animated sequel Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, which were both ...

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    To my readers

    I am in the midst of designing my online course Marketing and Distributing Independent Films across All Platforms for UCLA Extension and am writing up details on the festival films and hope you will stay tuned. I promise news this week!!

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    Chelsea Clinton Wedding Photos

    Mediaite has posted photos of the Chelsea Clinton/Marc Mezvinsky wedding Saturday attended by 500 guests in Rhinebeck, New York. The London Daily Mail does a good ramp-up with shots from outside the rehearsal dinner. Here's the NYT. UPDATE: Here's The Daily Beast.

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