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    Cannes Good-Buys? Should Indie filmmakers be worried about distribution landscape

    File this post under the politics of filmmaking (not film and politics). Looking at the acquisition landscape after Cannes got me thinking: Should filmmakers be worried? Cannes is never the business hotbed that is Sundance, but this year's number of purchases seemed to be muted. Even IFC Film...

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    Contest Giveaway: Win Ralph Fiennes' 'Coriolanus' On DVD Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain & More

    Shakespeare has been no stranger to big screen adaptations, but few has been as forward-thinking or creative as Ralph Fiennes' "Coriolanus." Not only did the actor/director choose a lesser-known play to tackle, but he gave it a contemporary setting and rounded up a strong cast -- Gerar...

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    Cinedigm's Chris McGurk to Give LAFF's Keynote Address

    The Los Angeles Film Festival today announced that Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2012 Festival.

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    Congrats to "Impulse Control," IW's Project of the Week

    Congrats to "Impulse Control," IW's Project of the Week

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Idris Elba: "The Less I Talk About Being Black, The Better"

    Brit import Idris Elba has a reputation for being fairly candid in interviews, and never backing down on comments he makes; two character traits that I think amp up his appeal to his ever-expanding body of fans, as more audiences become familiar with the man and his talents.

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  • The Playlist
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    Aubrey Plaza Joins Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

    “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” is a film that this writer reported on last week and incurred the wrath of many a commenter by expressing reservations over the casting of Rupert Grint. Well, you won’t find any reservations about this latest bit of casting (or about Grin...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Screen Editor Mike Goodridge Ditches Journalism to Run Protagonist Pictures

    Marking yet another journalist defecting to the film industry, Mike Goodridge is leaving his post as chief editor at Screen International to become CEO at London's four-year-old Protagonist Pictures, the international sales and financing company. Protagonist shareholders include Film4, Channel 4...

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    New Image Of Leonardo DiCaprio In 'The Great Gatsby' & New Pic From Ron Howard's 'Rush'

    At the moment -- though we expect at least one or two of these movies will blink and move in the next few months -- Christmas Day is gonna be a pileup of high profile movies with "Playing The Field," "The Guilt Trip," "Django Unchained" and "The Great Gatsby" ...

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    Contest Giveaway: 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Poster Signed By Tilda Swinton, Blu-Ray, Novel & More

    Director Lynne Ramsay made a long-anticipated return to filmmaking, after a nine-year absence, in 2011 with "We Need To Talk About Kevin," and it was worth the wait. A tough but equally rewarding film, the picture starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller tells the tale of a m...

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    New On DVD: Harry Belafonte Bio-Documentary "Sing Your Song"

    New On DVD: Harry Belafonte Bio-Documentary "Sing Your Song"

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