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    Elizabeth Olsen & Josh Radnor Go To School For 'Liberal Arts'

    'How I Met Your Mother' Star Will Direct & Star Based On His ScriptThe Sundance Film Festival is good to a lot of people, but no one seems to benefit more than rising new stars on the independent film scene.

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    Lionsgate Schedules Katherine Heigl's 'One For The Money' With A January 27, 2012 Release Date

    It looks like Katherine Heigl just got Nic Caged. Her upcoming murder-mystery comedy "One For The Money" was previously set for a summer debut of July 8th. It was then moved to June 3rd where it would have squared off against "X-Men: First Class," but Lionsgate then wisely decided that trying to go ...

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    Hot Docs' Sean Farnel

    Sean Farnel – The present and future of documentary films

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    Ed Harris To Play John McCain To Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin In HBO's 'Game Change'

    For politics buffs, or really anyone, the 2008 election campaign provided an enormous amount of drama. The twists and turns, from Barack Obama's surprise victory at the Iowa caucuses and the tanking of Rudolph Guiliani's campaign to the death of Obama's grandmother on the eve of his election, grippe...

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    Rashida Jones Writes Film So She Can Have Decent Role

    Women directors have long been writing their own material in order to give them opportunities to direct. Now women actors are taking up the pen in order to get themselves decent roles onscreen.

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    Debra Martin Chase to Produce Sparkle Remake at Sony

    Producer Debra Martin Chase has teamed up with The Game showrunners and creators Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil to produce a remake of the 1976 film Sparkle which originally starred Irene Cara. The film is loosely based on the story of the Supremes and there are three plum roles for Afr...

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    Paramount Screens Super 8 Footage in NYC, ShoWest/CinemaCon

    Rumors have been rampant that Paramount was going to screen a film at next week's CinemaCon (ShoWest is no more) exhibitor convention in Las Vegas. Well, the studio screened the first 20 minutes of J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's Super 8 to positive response to assorted media in New York Wednesda...

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    Interview: Charles Burnett At KAFFNY Talks Racism, TV Work, And The L.A. Riots

    Cinephiles received a surprise treat when, in 2007, Charles Burnett's debut film "Killer of Sheep" was showcased in theaters and on DVD thirty years after it was created. Taking cues from Italian neo-realism, the movie examined a community of African Americans in L.A. as they lived their day-to-day ...

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    Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Confirmed For Cannes?

    Update: Thompson On Hollywood has confirmed with Fox Searchlight that the film is headed to Cannes. Whether or not it plays in competition is yet to be determined, but all signs point to no right now.

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    Jason Schwartzman On Board For Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    It's safe to say at this point that we're looking forward to Wes Anderson's "Moon Rise Kingdom" as much as anything else that's coming out in 2012. The "Rushmore" helmer, one of the most important voices to appear in American film in the last couple of decades, had shown signs of ossifying with the misfires "The Life Aquatic" and "The Darjeeling Limited," and it didn't help that film festivals were suddenly inundated with streams of poor quality Anderson knock-offs. But 2009's animated excursion "Fantastic Mr. Fox" turned out to be the director's best work in years, and early word suggests that he's edging out of his comfort zone for his next...

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