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    Sneak Preview: Interview with Susanne Bier

    Here's a brief snippet of my interview with Susanne Bier, Academy Award winning director of In a Better World. The film opens here in the US on April 1. The full interview will be up in a week or two.

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    Four Productions iW is Rooting For: "3 Weeks to Daytona," Adam West Doc, "Dissent," "When I Die"

    This week in indieWIRE's in production column, iW takes a look at a unique funding/distribution strategy for the car racing film "3 Weeks to Daytona." Also in the spotlight are a film begging for Adam West's rightful place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a doc about juvenile of...

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Green Band Trailer For 'Bad Teacher' Is Actually Pretty Good

    Kudos to Sony for playing it smart. A couple of weeks ago they dropped the red-band trailer first for "Bad Teacher," presenting the film as we'll see it in theaters, will all the gleefully foul language in place. But movie marketing can't live on filthy trailers alone, and the standard trailer for t...

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  • The Playlist
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    CBS Films Picks Up Coens-Scripted 'Gambit' Remake With Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz

    It's not the easiest thing, in a business dominated by multi-billion-dollar behemoths that have been running for the best part of a century such as Paramount, Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox, to establish a new film studio and distributor from scratch. Summit has been making a good fist of it in t...

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  • Hope for Film
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    35 WAYS TO KEEP THE FAITH IN TRULY FREE FILM

    I was invited to speak in Amos Poe’s “Media & Mavericks’ NYU Film School Undergrad class last month. Salman Rushdie and Abel Ferrara spoke before me. Patti Smith was set to follow (so does that mean I’ve opened for Patti?). How could I say no to Amos? Particularly when it was in such illustrious company? His offer to speak got me thinking about what have been the underlying philosophies that have helped me enjoy a prolific life in a capital intensive mass market art form. I entered the film world with the belief that I would be denied access to my lack of connections, class, and rarefied tastes & desires. These "philosophies" that I fou...

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    For Relativity's Big Break Contest, a Good Indie Movie Can Be Hard to Find

    Corporate players have been showing a lot of love for initiatives aimed at cultivating indie film talent. There's Amazon's (controversial) Amazon Studios project; Paramount and Lionsgate are working on new low-budget production initiatives; and the just-announced Open Road Films is a jo...

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  • Caryn James
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    Pick Your Palin: Julianne Moore or Kathy Griffin?

    Sarah Palin manages to make news even on the rare occasions when she keeps her mouth shut. Today in the world of Palin media, it was announced that Julianne Moore will play her in the HBO film Game Change, based on Mark Halperin and John Heilbrun’s best seller about the 2008 election. So far Moore i...

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  • The Playlist
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    Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In Jay Roach's HBO Drama 'Game Change'

    It looks like Tina Fey doesn't have the sole lock on portraying one of the most embarrassing political figures in recent memory.

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  • The Playlist
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    Wagner Moura, Star Of Brazilian Box Office Sensation 'Elite Squad,' Joins Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

    With pre-production starting next month, another name has come aboard Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" and while he's not yet a household name, his appearance in the film should raise his profile considerably.

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    New Look At Havok In 'X-Men: First Class'

    How do you erase the memory of two shitty, shitty posters? Get another still from the movie out there.

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