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    French Horror Pic 'Livid' Getting An English Language Remake

    With French filmmakers continuing to serve up some of the most extreme, high concept horror fare in recent memory, it seems all their English language speaking counterparts continue to do is offer low budget cheapie fright flicks or remakes. And true to form, here comes another.

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    Preview Spiritual Drama "A Beautiful Soul" (Directed By Jeff Byrd, w/ Harry Lennix, Vanessa Bell Calloway)

    From producer/writer/director Jeff Byrd (brother of casting director Twinkie Byrd - Sparkle, Jumping The Broom & more - whom I interviewed last week; post coming soon) comes what he's describing as "an urban contemporary re-telling of “It’s a Wonderful Life," ...

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    Scorsese Talks Sinatra Biopic Possibilities: HBO Miniseries vs. Movie? 'Now's The Time to Execute It On The Page'

    After his positive experience with HBO on "Boardwalk Empire" and the prestigious Oscar-winning money-loser "Hugo," Martin Scorsese is reconsidering the way to proceed with his Frank Sinatra biopic.

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    Does Mozilla's Living Docs Project Give Us a Taste of the Future of Documentary Storytelling?

    A few days before this year's SXSW, the Mozilla Foundation (the nonprofit organization that most famously gives us the Firefox web browser) launched Living Docs Project, an online home for transmedia documentary storytelling.

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    Watch: Teaser Footage For 'Looper' Plus New Look At Joseph Gordon-Levitt In The Film

    Well, "Looper" is on the way but before we actually see the teaser trailer on Thursday, we will have to endure three days the latest hot marketing trend: teasers for the trailers. Yeah, we know...

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    6 Techniques To Research and Locate Film Investors

    I was in Manhattan’s Four Seasons Hotel, sitting across from a Wall Street guy who had already rejected me twice about investing in my latest independent film, “Em.” I wondered how I would afford yet another round of $20 drinks when he stared at me, smiled, then raised his glass an...

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    VIDEO: Stillness in Motion - The Films of Lech Majewski

    Lech Majewski’s acclaimed 2011 film" The Mill and the Cross" transcends artistic categorization, a work of 21st-century digital cinema that resurrects a 16th-century painting.

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    5 Things You May Not Know About The 'The Godfather Part II'

    A sprawling three hour and twenty minute American epic crime film, what can you say about Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part II” that hasn’t already been said? Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning six, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Rober...

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    Guess What The Film Is About Based On The Trailer - Installment #1

    As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression; I've posted entries on S&A emphasizing the importance of your first trailer - what is essentially your film's intro to the world - and how vital it is that you "get it right" that first time, if only f...

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    Another One Bites the Dust: Greenwich's Beloved World of Video to Close Its Doors After 29 Years

    Just last week, Indiewire ran a popular interview independent filmmaker Alex Ross Perry ("The Color Wheel") did with Joe Martin, the longtime proprietor of Brooklyn rental store Reel Life, which closed its doors at the end of last month. The piece struck a chord with our readers, many of w...

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