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    Public Enemies: Can Depp Save Mann's HD Biopic?

    Universal is counting on one thing to open Michael Mann's Public Enemies: Johnny Depp. According to The Ulmer Scale, he's the second most popular movie star in the world, after Will Smith. That's based on his hugely successful roles as broadly comedic, over-the-top Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirate...

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    Oscar Rule Change Follow-ups

    The changing Oscar rules are still a hot topic these days. At an Academy screening of Cheri last weekend (more on that anon), some members wanted to be consulted, while others feel that the Board of Governors did its job. One member who sees everything and votes with the foreign branch doesn't care ...

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    Paramount Scores Orci and Kurtzman Project

    It's not surprising that new Paramount production head Adam Goodman took advantage of his DreamWorks insider status and nabbed a high-profile project, License to Steal, from the super-hot screenwriter-producing team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. This buy of an overtly commercial Salon feature about globe-trotting Repo men chasing luxury planes and boats was pursued by several top directors and producers. It signals that an inside-Hollywood pro is back in charge, and the once-quiet studio is back in buying mode. When Paramount put into turnaround projects such as John Carter of Mars and Twilight , that sent another signal: the studio didn't ...

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  • JUMP CUTS by James Israel
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    "Wah Do Dem" and "Those Who Remain" Cap a Crazy Week in LA

    Sam Fleischner and Ben Chace's "Wah Do Dem" (What They Do) took the Target Filmmaker Award on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, while Juan Carlos Rulfo and Carlos Hagerman's "Those Who Remain" (Los Que se Quedan) took documentary kudos at a ceremony at the Armand Hammer Museum.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Adventure Continues...

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    Amsterdamned

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