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    Variety Adds Editor, Installs Pay Wall

    After Peter Bart stepped down as editor-in-chief of daily and weekly Variety, his second-in-command, Tim Gray, took over. Among the layoffs that followed were long-time daily editors Michael Speier (now at Disney) and Kathy Lyford. While ex-THR editor Cynthia Littleton has been filling in, the paper...

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    Washington D.C. Film Critics Go For Up in the Air, Clooney, and Mulligan

    Yes, we are starting to see a pattern. George Clooney and Carey Mulligan notched more wins today as the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics announced their annual awards. So did Mo'Nique and Christoph Waltz, while Kathryn Bigelow won best director.

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    Huffington Tweets Andy and Lana Wachowski

    It isn't news inside Hollywood that Andy is the butch Wachowski, while his brother Larry has become Lana, and has been getting more and more girly over the past few years. The Wachowskis don't do much publicity and rarely have their photos taken, so it's delightful that one of the most outgoing shar...

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    Precious Has a Long Way to Go

    Lionsgate is girding itself for a long haul to the Oscars. They have accomplished a great deal: a movie with tough subject matter about familial abuse, starring an all African-American cast, has become a must-see. And I will argue that although I have encountered folks who are resistant to watching ...

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    Overture Acquires Stone, Starring De Niro, Norton

    After the underwhelming Everybody's Fine , one star in need of a strong role that connects with audiences is Robert De Niro. Maybe Stone will do it. Overture Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to John Curran's dramatic thriller, starring De Niro as a parole officer and Edward Norton as an ...

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    Decade: John Cameron Mitchell on "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Every day for the next month, indieWIRE will be republishing profiles and interviews from the past ten years (in their original, retro format) with some of the people that have defined independent cinema in the first decade of this century. Today, we'll step back to 2001 with an inte...

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    The Hobo Tour Hits The Middle East!

    1 year, 3 months, 7 days a hobo, I'm taking my tired charade overseas again, this time to the Dubai International Film Festival, where in addition to filmgoing, I'll be skiing on the world's largest indoor ski hill, buying lattes at the world's largest Starbucks, getting vertigo atop the world's tal...

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    Eugene Hernandez: The Future of Festivals?

    December 7, 2009, New York, NY -- Film festivals are changing.

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    Updated Oscar Predictions

    It seems like we've hit that period of time when you can pretty much find reason to update your Oscar predictions every other day. Since I'm about to head off to Dubai for a week and fear "Oscar" might be too gay a term for me to be able to type into computers there without being beheaded, I figure...

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    criticWIRE This Week: "A Single Man" Leads Anticipated Field of Debuts

    A super low budget entry from Werner Herzog, a not-so-low budget Alice Sebold adaptation care of Peter Jackson, the directorial debut of Tom Ford, and Clint Eastwood taking on Nelson Mandela. Only in December would we get all of these films coming at us on a single Friday. And to make your decisio...

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