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    Weekend Box Office Sept 23 - 25 ("The Lion King" Is #1, While Singleton's "Abduction" Hangs On)

    WHAT AGAIN? The 3D reformatted version of Disney's The Lion King was No. 1 again this weekend. Hey folks, didn't you hear me last week? It's coming out on standard and 3D blu-ray next Tuesday October 4. The DVD is hell of lot cheaper than spending $100 to take the family to see the damn movie in the...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Lion King' Beats Back 'Moneyball,' Boy Brawler 'Abduction' To Keep #1 Slot

    "Hakuna Matata!" proclaims Disney, discovering what amounts to an entirely new revenue stream. “The Lion King 3D” has taken the crown decisively for the second straight weekend with $22 million, amidst some otherwise heavy fall competition that was a lot buzzier and, without a doubt, more expensive....

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    Alexia Fast Boards Christopher McQuarrie's 'One Shot' Starring Tom Cruise

    Little known model-turned-actress Alexia Fast has joined Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 novel "One Shot" starring Tom Cruise.

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    Toronto by Numbers Films with U.S. Distributors A-Z

    This U.S. distributor list is a work in progress which invites comments, latest news, etc. Please help us with your comments! After Toronto all U.S. acquisitions will be included in the Rights Roundup for Toronto, San Sebastian and AFM and any and all stops between stopping at BerlinGoing into Toronto out of 337 films showing, 56 had U.S. distributors attached. More U.S. distributors will be added as they acquire titles throughtout the Fall Festival and Market Season, so stay tuned. For a comprehensive report on current U.S. Distributors A - Z, use the link provided. (International Sales Agents are listed in parentheses.)Predictably, SPC ...

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    Rights Round Up Toronto 2011, Venice, Telluride through AFM 2011

    This reports on sales made during this fall season. It includes rights acquired in Venice, Telluride, Toronto, San Sebastian and will continue through AFM 2011. It is organized by international sales agent. Additions are made daily.

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    Video: How The Film Industry Has Changed & Where It Is Going

    Video: How The Film Industry Has Changed & Where It Is Going

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    Review: 'The Mill And The Cross' Is A Sumptuous Visual Feast

    Unlike a film, a book, or a television song, a painting has infinite life. The artist weaves his narrative with a brush, his work not a mimicry but an impression of a time that comes and goes. It’s this eternal life that enlivens “The Mill and the Cross,” a biography not of a person, but of “The Way...

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    Watch: Katherine Heigl Basically Remakes 'The Bounty Hunter' With 'One For The Money' Trailer

    Katherine Heigl has never been one to push the boundaries of her acting. Ever since "Knocked Up" -- her first major big screen stint outside of her starmaking turn on "Grey's Anatomy" -- she has excelled at playing well-dressed, but frosty bitches in one film after another with a mostly successful score card. Not counting "Knocked Up," which was sold on the Apatow brand, Heigl had a major high with the $200 million worldwide "The Ugly Truth," and even supposed "failures" like "Killers" or "Life As We Know It" wound up making around $100 million each worldwide anyway. So clearly, there are people who love to see Heigl do her thing. But will th...

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    Dragon Tattoo Trilogy Extended Edition Released November 22

    Music Box will be releasing the Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition on November 22.

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    Direct from Broadway: Four Filmed Musicals Heading to Cinemas in Europe and North America

    A common lament in the New York theater world is that the business has become increasing Hollywood-ized. Especially on Broadway, the prevailing trend for some time has been toward spectacles with big name stars (often from the film world) and elaborate feats of technical theater, both of which may ...

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