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    Producers to Watch: AFM Works! Sean Anthony McConville

    As I was getting my badge at AFM, I met a British filmmaker who lives in Toronto and his success two years ago at AFM has brought him back again. Sean Anthony McConville of Mach2Films came to AFM two years ago with a project Deadline and with his producing partner Roger Betterton made a deal with Kru From Malaysia based on getting certain cast. His producer succeeded in casting Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch in Sean’s $2 million debut film and they received an advance from their sales agents epic pictures when the film was completed. Epic to date has sold the film to 35 countries. The U.S. release was by First Look. Its first release w...

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    Poster & Stills For Forgotten Natalie Portman Pic 'Love And Other Impossible Pursuits'

    Never heard of "Love And Other Impossible Pursuits"? Don't worry, this one has been flying below the radar for a while.

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    First Look: Jay Baruchel & Seann William Scott In Hockey Comedy 'Goon'

    MTV has gotten their hands on the first images from the upcoming hockey comedy "Goon" and it definitely hints at a very fun film.

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    In the Works: Gay Media Pioneer Russo, Iraqi Girl's Harrowing Story, Adam Green, Dakota Memorial

    This week, indieWIRE's in-production column takes a look at a new doc project telling the story of gay media pioneer and activist Vito Russo, author of "The Celluloid Closet." Three works looking for funding on Kickstarter are also included: the story of an injured Iraqi girl as she gets reconstru...

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    DOC NYC Review | Jews in Love: "Five Weddings and a Felony"

    Josh Freed's "Five Weddings and a Felony" makes its world premiere at DOC NYC, New York's Documentary Festival, that runs from November 3 - 9.

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    Review: '127 Hours' Is A Thrilling, Life-Affirming Survival Tale & One Of The Best Films Of The Year

    This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year during TIFF 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

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    The Stars Who Want to Legalize Marijuana?

    Which stars favor the legalization of marijuana? Here's a look, courtesy of The Daily Beast, at celebs who either vocally or inadvertently have been associated with (thanks, paparazzi) the mary jane. They range from venerable Morgan Freeman (who called it "God's own weed") and Prince Harry to Justin...

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    Brad Pitt Will Star In Andrew Dominik's Crime Caper 'Cogan's Trade'

    Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo All Circling, Pitt Could Also Star In 'The Gray Man' We're not going to lie, we're a little aroused right now. One of The Playlist's favorite films of recent years (and this writer's very favorite of the last decade), "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," saw Australian director Andrew Dominik come on leaps and bounds from his excellent debut "Chopper," and produce a lyrical, profound, beautifully-acted, eye-meltingly beautiful Western for the ages. Unfortunately, audiences stayed away from the nearly-three hour film in droves, and it's taken some time for Andre...

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    Brad Pitt Officially Out Of 'The Lost City Of Z'

    Director James Gray Apparently At Odds Over Pay With ParamountYou've gotta feel bad for director James Gray here. He's been dancing around "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt for months, and while it looked like the notoriously fussy actor — known for attaching himself to lots of projects, but not a...

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    LAT: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer files for bankruptcy

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hollywood's fabled and once most powerful studio, has filed for bankruptcy protection after it could no longer pay down its crippling debt or make and release new movies. The filing, made Wednesday morning, comes after MGM's leading creditors struck a deal with corporate raider ...

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