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    Cannes Market Watch: Solution Takes 'Grand Piano' with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Group Gets John Boorman Documentary

    The Solution Entertainment Group acquired the international rights to "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. The thriller from Spanish producing team, directed by Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday") tells the story of a piano virtuoso, crippled by stage fright, who fights to return to the stage. Currently W...

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    Oscar-Winner Joins Reality TV Lunacy with 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company': We Ask Why

    "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is the reality show starring Clint Eastwood's wife Dina Eastwood, their two daughters, and the all-male vocal ensemble from South Africa that lives with them. It premieres May 20th on E! "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is a half hour, 10 episode series. Those are there facts. ...

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    Laika Names Mary Sandell Head of Production

    Laika, the Portland-based animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated "Coraline," has named Mary Sandell as its new head of production.

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    Sacha Baron Cohen Has Dropped Out Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    Everyone and their mother wants to be in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to be in one so badly he flew to Germany to convince QT he could play a Nazi Jew hunter who spoke fluent French, German and Italian in "Inglourious Basterds." It didn't pan out, obviously, but clearly his pe...

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    IN THE WORKS: Principal Photography Begins on Erotic Thriller 'Therese' with Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange

    Principal photography has begun in Belgrade, Serbia, and Budapest, Hungary on Charlie Stratton's "Therese," an erotic thriller based on Emilie Zola's novel "Therese Raquin."

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    Strand Releasing Appoints Michael Williams as VP of Theatrical Sales

    Michael Williams has been appointed as Vice President of theatrical sales and acquisitions at Strand Releasing.

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    Sundance Picks 4 Projects for 2012 NativeLab Fellowship

    The Sundance Institute has announced the four projects selected for its NativeLab Fellowship program.

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    New Images Of A Gun Wielding James Franco & Girls Gone Wild In Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

    Yes, Harmony Korine is making a spring break movie. But of course, "Spring Breakers" is not going to be your ordinary tale of youthful reckless abandon.

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    'The Avengers': Who Comes Out Ahead? Everyone. Almost.

    When I finally saw "Marvel's The Avengers" Sunday in murky 3-D at Loew's 83rd Street Cinema in Manhattan, like everyone else in the theater, I had a roaring good time.

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    Antoine Fuqua To Direct Heist Flick 'Chicagoland,' Eminem Boxing Pic 'Southpaw' Goes On The Backburner

    We're not sure how or why a thoroughly average director like Antoine Fuqua can keep stacking up projects, but dude keeps stacking up the movies on his schedule, and good thing too since another one has fallen to the wayside for a moment.

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