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    The Film Industry in Cannes - The Exhibitor

    No discussion of the film industry is complete without talking to an exhibitor. As a filmmaker, it's imperative to get a viewpoint from the first place that a customer might be putting forth hard cash to see your film! Peggy Johnson, Executive Director of the nonprofit Loft Cinema, a mission-d...

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    The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas' Now Arrives On October 26th; Susan Sarandon Plays An Indian Man

    So just how messed up and bonkers will The Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" be? Well, Hugh Grant will apparently be doing a lot of "killing and raping," and as for Susan Sarandon? She tells Postmedia that her small role fi...

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    LAFF Mid-Fest Report: Reviews, Exclusive Clips and Ursula Meier Talks Oscar-Worthy 'Sister' (VIDEO)

    Halfway through Film Independent's LA Film Fest, we've sampled a spectrum of films, among them a gala premiere ("Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"), an indie debut ("Pincus"), indie gems ("Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Gimme the Loot"), a foreign stunner ("Sister") and powerful docs ("The ...

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    Peter Berg To Direct Mental Disability Drama 'Father's Day'

    Lest you think "Battleship" springing a leak at theaters might have tanked the career of Peter Berg, guess again. The director was smart enough to make a one-for-them-one-for-me deal with Universal way back in 2009 when he signed on for the board game movie, so he's already getting set...

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    Mike Newell Out, 'The Muppets' Helmer James Bobin In To Direct WWII Spy Flick 'Agent Zigzag'

    Let's get this out of the way first and let's not be super alarmist about it (aka don't panic Miss Piggy and Kermit fans). There's nothing super concrete that says "The Muppets" sequel has been delayed, scrapped, etc. However, in a new Variety report about "The Muppets...

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    First Reviews For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Spin A (Mostly) Positive Web

    Even though the film doesn't begin hitting theaters internationally until next weekend, U.K. critics have put on their monocles and taken out their quill and dropped the first reviews for Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" reboot. And, somewhat surprisingly, it's getting some most...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Ava DuVernay's Award-Winning "Middle Of Nowhere" + LAFF Gala & NABJ Info

    To be presented as 1 of only 4 gala screening events at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year (headed by Stephanie Allain), Ava DuVernay's lauded sophomore feature film effort, Middle Of Nowhere, will screen tomorrow night at LA Live's Regal Cinemas 800-seat auditorium! 

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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Pedro Almodóvar's 'I'm So Excited' For Summer 2013 Release

    Sony Pictures Classics and Pedro Almodóvar are cinematic peanut butter and jelly, a union that is never wrong and has been fruitful for many, many years. So no duh, the arthouse shingle has once again teamed up with the helmer to distribute his next film, "I'm So Excited." No wo...

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    Alice Walker Denies Israeli Publisher Permission To Translate 'The Color Purple' (Cite's Spielberg's Film)

    News you can use on an otherwise slow day here at Shadow & Act HQ...

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    Watch The New 'The Dark Knight Rises' TV Spot, Or Better Yet, Just Make Your Own Damn Trailer

    The Marketing Rises. In case you missed it, this morning brought with it a brand new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" with more epic looking stuff to stoke the flames of anticipation. But what if you wanted to bring some of the BRAAAHM yourself?

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