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    "Picture Me" at Strand

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to "Picture Me," a documentary by Ole Schell and Sara Ziff which foes behind the scenes to chronicle the glitzy world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris.

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    Berlinale 60 Day Four: La Bocca del Lupo, Once a Gangster, I Am Love, In the Food for Love

    In her fourth posting from the Berlin Film Festival, foreign correspondent Meredith Brody reveals her other profession: food critic.

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    Sandra Bullock Talks Blind Side, Oscars, Career Choices

    After the Oscar nominees' lunch at the Beverly Hilton, I went down by the pool to interview The Blind Side best actress nominee Sandra Bullock with my flip cam. She didn't know at the start of her career, she said, that "being funny was going to be my greatest joy." She learned as she went along that comedy parts for men were better written than the ones for women, so she'd transcribe Jerry Lewis and Carol Burnett skits and perform them in front of her own home video camera. If you want women to come to box office, she warns, you have to make the movies good. "We're not going to the movie on the first weekend if they're crap," she says. "That...

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    Scorsese and von Trier Deny Collaboration

    While Martin Scorsese and Lars von Trier met briefly here at the Berlin International Film Festival, the two filmmakers are not collaborating, a rep for Scorsese told indieWIRE today.

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    Banksy on CNN

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    BERLINdaily | Scorsese Rumors Dashed, Leo at Cinema for Peace, Khan and the Mexican Revolution

    This would have been an interesting combination: Variety and The Guardian reported that Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro and Lars Von Trier were hooking up to do a remake of the 1976 classic "Taxi Driver."

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    IFC To "Boogie Woogie"

    IFC Films has announced that it has acquired North American rights to Duncan Ward's "Boogie Woogie." They will release the film theatrically on April 23rd and nationwide on video on demand beginning April 21st.

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    SXSW Schedule is Go

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    The Annual Academy Awards Luncheon Photo

    Always fun to stare at for a few minutes (a big version here):

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    Things I Learned at the Oscar Nominee Mixer

    I pulled into the Beverly Hilton for the annual Academy Nominees lunch alongside Quentin Tarantino (pictured with Academy president Tom Sherak). At the press table, an Academy staffer asked me turn the handle to spit out a ball telling me where I'd be sitting.

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