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    Jon Favreau Teams With J.J. Abrams For 'Revolution'; Gavin O'Connor, Neil Burger & Ellen Barkin Take TV Pilots

    Remember when big-screen talent lining up work on television was big news? Now it's frankly surprising if a Hollywood director or actor hasn't got a project on TV. Here's the latest list that will be working on pilots this year.

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Alain Gomis' 'Today' Profoundly Captures a Dying Man's Final Day, Then Struggles Along With Him

    BERLIN REVIEW: Alain Gomis' 'Today' Profoundly Captures a Dying Man's Final Day, Then Struggles Along With Him

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    Amazon Studios Announces Best Movie and Best Script Awards for 2011 Contest

    Amazon Studios, the open source-inspired studio run by Roy Price with a mission to find new films and screenwriters and offer them first-look deals with Warner Studios, has revealed the winner of its "Best Test" movie and best-script awards.

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    Canada Revisited

    A year ago in Sundance we interviewed Telefilm Canada’s Carolle Brabant who had taken the reins of Telefilm the previous March. While often the Canadian films are waiting to premiere at Cannes or Toronto. This year the number of upcoming greats which might make it to Cannes include Xavier Dolan’s l...

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    Crazy Brilliant? DreamWorks and Working Title To Remake Hitchcock Classic 'Rebecca'

    Is it total hubris or a stroke of genius to attempt a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterfully intense psychological thriller "Rebecca"? Either way, DreamWorks and Working Title are planning to pull it off, setting Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") to write the screenplay.

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    Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' In The Works, 'Eastern Promises' Scribe Steven Knight To Pen The Screenplay

    Hollywood just can't get enough of Alfred Hitchock. With two movies about the man in the works -- "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho" with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren and "The Girl" with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller -- along with brewing "Psycho" preque...

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    Don Cornelius' Death Revitalizes Plans For A "Soul Train" Feature Film + Stage Musical + TV Show

    The last time we reported anything on this project was in 2009! Obviously not much has developed since then, unless we just missed it, or wasn't reported.

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    TWC's Radius Buys the English-Language Remake of "Pusher"

    The Weinstein Company's Radius-TWC has acquired U.S. distribution rights to an English-language remake of "Pusher," which was the 1996 debut of "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn. Directed by  Luis Prieto, written by Matthew Read and created with Refn's expli...

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    Review: Woody Harrelson Stands Tall Amidst Crumbling LAPD In Riveting 'Rampart'

    "Everything you learned at the Academy is bullshit." That's the sage bit of wisdom Date Rape Dave (Woody Harrelson, and we'll get to his cop moniker in a moment) gives a new trainee in the opening frames of Oren Moverman's "Rampart," a searing and riveting look at a crooked cop's decay amidst the cr...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Opening Night's 'Farewell My Queen' a Smart, Personal Take on the French Revolution from Benoit Jacquot

    BERLIN REVIEW: Opening Night's 'Farewell My Queen' a Smart, Personal Take on the French Revolution from Benoit Jacquot

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