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    Oscar Winning "Precious" Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher Heading To Columbia U To Talk Adapting The Novel

    Join Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Discover the Academy" program next Friday, April 13th, at Columbia University, where Mr Fletcher will be speaking to Columbia students about his journey adapting Sapphir...

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    Whit Stillman On Why His Comeback, 'Damsels in Distress,' Was Born Out of Rejection

    After a 14-year absence from feature filmmaking, Whit Stillman -- the beloved chronicler of preppy, privileged and highly literate youth -- makes his comeback this Friday with the release of "Damsels in Distress." Despite his time away from the big screen, Stillman hasn't been res...

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    Music Box Picks Up Cate Shortland's Post-WWII Drama 'Lore' Plus New Looks At The Film

    It's been far too long between drinks for Australian helmer Cate Shortland but her long-awaited sophomore effort, the ambitious German-language post-WWII drama "Lore," is now gearing up for its unveiling with Music Box Films acquiring the North American rights.

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    YouTube Strikes Movie-Rental Deal with Paramount, Acquires 500 New VOD Titles

    Clearly, Viacom's 2011 $1-billion lawsuit against YouTube is water under the bridge. Now Google Inc.'s YouTube has struck a movie-rental deal with Viacom's Paramount, adding 500 new titles to its expanding online library. YouTube's rental library now has more than 9,000 titles, which range from rece...

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    As Helmer Gary Ross Plays Hardball With Salary, Could 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' End Up With A New Director?

    "The Hunger Games" is that rarest of things in the movie industry: an unqualified smash hit. In a world where tentpoles cost upwards of $200 million, Lionsgate's adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young-adult novel cost far less, but is doing the same kind of numbers: after the...

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    Indie Box Office Quarterly: The Winners and Losers So Far In 2012

    Thanks to the likes of "The Hunger Games," "The Lorax" and "The Vow" (women and children first!), Hollywood is enjoying a considerable 23% year-to-year boost so far in 2012, and the second best first quarter ever (after 2010, which featured the incredible 1-2 punch that...

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    SnagFilms Presents The VOD Premiere Of Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda"

    Announced in January, SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) acquired exclusive digital rights to Alrick Brown's Rwandan genocide drama Kinyarwanda, AFFRM's sophomore theatical release (how many of you actually saw it?).

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    Interview: Nanni Moretti Talks 'We Have A Pope,' Berlusconi Film, And Italian Cinema

    With a career spanning almost four decades, it's about time we put the "Nanni Moretti is the Italian Woody Allen" descriptor to rest. Though ultimately a flattering praise, it doesn't exactly paint an accurate picture. Generally composing movies with a perfect blend of comedic and dramatic elements,...

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    In the Oscar-Nominated 'God is the Bigger Elvis,' a Starlet Trades In Her Fame for a Habit

    Dolores Hart was an actress whose career was on the rise and who was engaged to marry an adoring fiance when she chose to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut and begin an existence as a Benedictine nun. Directed by Rebecca Cammisa (of 2009's "Which Way Home"), th...

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    The Six Things You Must Know to Make it in the Film Industry

    As a coordinator and production supervisor in television and film and now as the Chair of the Film Division of Chapman University, Barbara Freedman Doyle is an expert at the mistakes people just entering the film industry make. Here, in an excerpt from her new book Make Your Movie: What You Need to ...

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