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    Hollywood Film Festival sounds cool, right?

    Hollywood Film Festival sounds cool, right?

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    Industry Gives Hollywood Film Festival Free Pass

    I am surprised by the film industry and the media's continued willingness to give a free pass to entrepreneur Carlos de Abreu's Hollywood Film Festival, a cannily constructed facade which honors stars, filmmakers and craftspeople and lines the pockets of de Abreu.

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    Paramount Wants Chris Pine for Jack Ryan

    Last summer, as producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura was waiting to read the new Untitled Tom Clancy Project from writer Hossein Amini, he told me that the Jack Ryan role could go older, or younger. Well, now that the studio is in deep negotiations with Star Trek star Chris Pine, they're obviously going ...

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    McCormick Leaves WB to Produce as Studios Keep Trimming

    Kevin McCormick is one of the good ones. He's got taste. He reads books. He cares about quality films for adults--the kind of movie that is in short supply these days because the studios aren't interested in making them anymore. McCormick is the head of production at Warner Bros., which lives and br...

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    Interviews with Hitchcock, Cassavetes; Trailers for Japanese Sideways, Cardboard Animation

    In this collection of strange videos:

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    Film of Anne Frank

    In case you missed it, here's the only known footage of Anne Frank, looking out the window at a young married couple. It's Amsterdam, July, 1941. In July 1942, as the Nazis occupied The Netherlands, the family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of her father Otto Frank's office building. After two...

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    Back and Forth: Breaking Down the Gotham Award Nods

    Awards season is officially underway with the announcement earlier today of the 2009 Gotham Independent Film Award nominations. indieWIRE's Eugene Hernandez and Peter Knegt chatted via instant messenger about the nominations and what they mean heading into awards season.

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    Weekend Winners: Where the Wild Things Are, Law Abiding Citizen, Paranormal Activity

    Weekend Box Office WinnersSpike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are led the weekend box office. While an estimated $32.4 million was a studio record for October (the movie was on some 3700 screens), the number wasn't as big as some expected after its stellar Friday. The studio aimed the PG-rated film ...

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    A.O. Scott: "I probably hate most of the movies that are nominated"

    A.O. Scott: "I probably hate most of the movies that are nominated"

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    IFC Center mural heralds the theater's expansion

    IFC Center mural heralds the theater's expansion

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