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    DreamWorks and Disney Update Release Schedule: Spielberg's War Horse Joins Tintin for Holiday 2011

    DreamWorks and Disney have finalized release dates for five films on their slate. After a confab in London last week with Disney's international and domestic marketing managers and DreamWorks brass--who showed footage from five films including Steven Spielberg's World War I epic War Horse, which is ...

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    Movies in Limbo During Distribution Fall-Out: The Debt, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Haywire

    Miramax is no more. And I challenge you to name the specialty division's new owner. For $660 million, Disney sold the Tiffany label built and abandoned by the Weinsteins--that once represented class, style and Oscar contenders--to Filmyard Holdings, a consortium led by financeer Ron Tutor and partne...

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    Academy Names Eight to Shortlist for Best Documentary Short

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces eight titles on the shortlist for the Best Documentary Short Oscar. They were chosen from 30 eligible submissions. Five of the films will earn official nominations on January 25, 2011, and one will win a golden statue at the Academy Awards at...

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    Another Studio Vault Opens!

    Following Warner Bros.’ great success with warnerarchive.com, and Universal’s licensing of vintage titles to Movies Unlimited and Turner Classic Movies, Sony has stepped up to the plate to launch its own vintage movie line on DVD, drawing on its vast library of Columbia Pictures. The more the merrie...

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    Brands in the Fire

    A Blog on BrandsBrands as we knew them as children were burnt on cattle.The word brand began simply as a way to tell one person's cattle from another by means of a hot iron stamp. A legally protected brand name is called a trademark. The word brand has continued to evolve to encompass identity - it ...

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    Stop Spewman.

    Stop Spewman.

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    Video Watch: Anderson and Coppola Go 60s for Stella Artois

    In case you missed the Wes Anderson/Roman Coppola Stella Artois 60-second TV spot, check it out below, it's fun. Very Boys Night Out (a must-see from the 60s starring James Garner when he was hot), Parisian-style. You may recall that Anderson directed those expensive American Express ads; he and Cop...

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    Latin American Cinema Needs Your Help, and the Top 124 Films of the Decade

    Just a few days away from Cinema Tropical's "Best Latin American Films of the Decade" series at the IFC Center -- an estimable program featuring some of my own personal faves ("The Headless Woman," "The Holy Girl," "La Cienaga," "Silent Light," and "Y Tu Mama Tambien") -- Carlos Gutierrez, co-foundi...

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    Zombies Rule the Earth, from Walking Dead to 28 Months Later

    As zombies become the new vampires, and AMC's The Walking Dead launches Halloween, the dystopian 28 Days Later franchise shows no sign of slowing down.

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    Film Independent's New 33 for Their Mentorship Program

    Film Independent has selected its 33 filmmakers for its annual diversity mentorship program, Project: Involve, dedicated to fostering the careers of filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry. Running from October through June, the program has the selected participants create a short film, receive one-on-one film industry mentors, gain access to production-based master workshops taught by top film professionals, and receive career development training. On the docket for 2011's mentors and guest speakers are: writer/directors Mark Romanek, Scott Frank, writers Michael Elliot, Ligiah Villalobos, editor Augie...

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