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    Leaves of Grass Wows SXSW, Lands New Distrib

    The folks at WME were scrambling this week in the wake of some very good news for client Edward Norton: Tim Blake Nelson's stoner comedy Leaves of Grass, which stars Norton as two very different pot-loving twin brothers, had landed a new distributor. It meant scrambling to pull Norton out of appeara...

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    Global Film Initiative Awards Production Funding to Directors

    Global Film Initiative Awards Production Funding to Directors

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    Duncan Jones is Unhappy About Moon

    In a series of tweets this morning UK filmmaker Duncan Jones--who won an emerging filmmaker prize from BAFTA for his low-budget sci-fi film Moon---bares his rage about not making money on the film. Sorry, but these days few indies do. Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group acquired the film in many terri...

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    Netflix Streaming on iPad

    Netflix Streaming on iPad

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    Atlanta Film Festival to Screen Lost Jerry Lewis Holocaust Clown Film

    Atlanta Film Festival to Screen Lost Jerry Lewis Holocaust Clown Film

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    "Star" & "Juliet" Bookend 11th Newport Beach Fest

    The world premiere of "Five Star Day", starring "Twilight"'s Cam Gigandet will open the 11th Newport Beach Film Festival and the event will close with early showing of director Gary Winik's ("13 Going on 30") "Letters to Juliet" with Amanda Seyfried ("Dear John"). NBFF takes place in the Orange Coun...

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    Girl with Dragon Tattoo: Will Fincher Cast Stewart? Or Unknown?

    David Fincher's next directing gig will be Sony and producer Scott Rudin's English-language version of Stieg Larsson's global bestseller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Playlist confirms. The movie is on the fast track with Steve Zaillian writing.

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    Introducing Manroulette

    Uh-oh: Sex, gays and the internet's ante was just upped. While chatroulette was already at least a third gay to begin with, now there's a gay-specific version called manroulette that's all but certain to cause homos across the world to waste hours upon hours of their time:

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    3-D Divide: Upfront vs. Retrofit

    No one in Hollywood will listen now that Avatar and Alice in Wonderland have scored the mother-lode of grosses as 3-D movies. Could Alice have done as well in 2-D as a perfect match between name director, beloved children's book, and family-friendly studio? No, confirms Disney, because 70% of its gr...

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    Rating Likely Candidates for Cannes

    Of the 40 films on indieWIRE's Cannes wish list--a clever way of reporting what might be going without knowing for sure what will be announced on April 15--I hear that Oliver Stone's Wall Street Never Sleeps and Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger are going, while Cannes negotiations fo...

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