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    Media Watch: AP to Link to Newspapers with Scoops, Hulu Worth Nothing without Exclusive Content

    The AP has decided to give some credit where it’s due; they will acknowledge (and maybe even direct traffic to) news organizations that break big stories. Starting August 1, when the AP uses a local story, they will link back to the original. Nieman Lab disclosed the AP staff memo and reports: “beca...

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    A Guide To Finding an Affordable Place to Stay During The Toronto Film Festival

    There seems to a bit of anxiety among the folks planning their trips up to Toronto now that the fest has mostly migrated south. Being nine years an on-and-off again Torontonian, I figured I should share some of the advice I've given a few folks already on here. There's plenty of routes to go - high end middle-range, budget... or renting out apartments from locals (a tricky thing to arrange, and technically illegal - but e-mail me at peter@indiewire.com if you're looking as I know a few Torontonians that are up for vacating for 10 days in September). Note that Toronto is getting more and more expensive by the minute and the Canadian dollar i...

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Amazing Spider-Man' Teaser Poster Shows Off Spidey's Back

    Our man Kevin didn't take kindly to the teaser trailer that dropped earlier this week for "The Amazing Spider-Man," and while he's not penning this piece, several of our writers have expressed reservations, questioning whether "(500) Days of Summer" helmer Marc Webb (has anyone cracked wise about hi...

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    Award Winning Nigerian Film "Anchor Baby" Gets A UK Theatrical Release

    We previously told you how this award winning film was traveling the festival circuit with great success and now, Anchor Baby, will be released in the UK on September 2. The film will be screened at select Odeon theaters.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Bloody Mary! It's The Trailer For 'Paranormal Activity 3'

    $193 million and $176 million worldwide. Those are box office hauls of "Paranormal Activity" and "Paranormal Activity 2," and those are the two primary reasons that "Paranormal Activity 3" is on the way and by the looks of the first trailer, the filmmakers are taking a "if -it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-...

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    Zeitgeist Acquires "Paul Goodman" Doc

    Zeitgeist Films has acquired North American rights to "Paul Goodman Changed My Life," a documentary by Jonathan Lee about one of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Goes Into Deep Space

    No aliens, no real indication of who is actually in the space suit or even what the hell we're looking at, but that doesn't make the first look at Ridley Scott's guarded "Prometheus" any less exciting, and with a panel presentation coming up later on today at Comic-Con, more morsels of info are sure...

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  • The Playlist
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    Will Jason Segel Be Leslie Mann's Personal Trainer In Judd Apatow's New Film?

    Judd Apatow is currently in the midst of shooting his "Knocked Up" spinoff, the formerly titled "This Is Forty," and thus far, he's done a pretty good job of keeping the plot details under wraps for now. What we do know is that it will pick up with Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) five years after the events of the first film, assembling a cast of mostly new faces like Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Lena Dunham, Chris O’Dowd, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Lee, Melissa McCarthy and Annie Mumolo with the only returning actor from "Knocked Up" thus far being Charlene Yi, who played the quirky Jodi. However, it looks like Apatow might be trying to keep...

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    Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Teaser Poster Debuts & We Talk To Designer Neil Kellerhouse

    With only five films left to go before self-imposed retirement, each of Steven Soderbergh's remaining projects promises to bring at the very least, a super interesting twist on several genres the director has yet to fully tackle ("Liberace" likely being part musical, etc.).

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    Screen Media to Tell a "Lie" this Fall

    U.S. rights to Joshua Leonard's Sundance dark comedy, "The Lie," have been picked up by Screen Media. Starring Leonard, Screen Media plans a fall 2011 theatrical release in select cities with a simultaneous VOD release.

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